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Feb 9, 2011
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I read Pet Sematary for the first time when I was 15......back in 198mumble mumble.....
It is still the scariest story I have ever read
I remember reading it a few years after it came out and had to sleep with the light on in the hall for a while. Then my biggest mistake was rereading it after our first child was born, for me that was worse. Don't get me wrong I LOVE to be scared ****less, but the thought of losing a child drove me nuts. I thought my hair was going to turn white (like Lewis Creed's did) before I finished.
 

Sundrop

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I remember reading it a few years after it came out and had to sleep with the light on in the hall for a while. Then my biggest mistake was rereading it after our first child was born, for me that was worse. Don't get me wrong I LOVE to be scared ****less, but the thought of losing a child drove me nuts. I thought my hair was going to turn white (like Lewis Creed's did) before I finished.
The entire time I was reading it, there was a huge stray cat that would come sit at my window every night....
It gave me the creeps, and made me more than slightly paranoid
 

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The entire time I was reading it, there was a huge stray cat that would come sit at my window every night....
It gave me the creeps, and made me more than slightly paranoid
I'm sorry, but that would have freaked me to no end. I'm big on coincidence like that. For example, after watching Paranormal Activity 1 I nearly screamed when the comforter started moving around on the bed on its own one afternoon..........damn cats were hiding/snoozing there.......
 

Sundrop

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I'm sorry, but that would have freaked me to no end. I'm big on coincidence like that. For example, after watching Paranormal Activity 1 I nearly screamed when the comforter started moving around on the bed on its own one afternoon..........damn cats were hiding/snoozing there.......
After I finished the book, the cat didn't show up again. I kept the book hidden in a dresser drawer, just in case
 

Autumn Gust

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Shortly after I read it, I moved to a rural area. One day on an afternoon walk, I stumbled upon a pet cemetery in the woods, back from the highway. It was very creepy. After that, whenever we had out-of-town visitors, we'd take them there. Those that hadn't read Pet Cemetery thought it was a sweet, lovely resting place for pets but people who had read the book found it creepy like me.
 

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After I finished the book, the cat didn't show up again. I kept the book hidden in a dresser drawer, just in case
I think I would have hidden the book in the next county!

Shortly after I read it, I moved to a rural area. One day on an afternoon walk, I stumbled upon a pet cemetery in the woods, back from the highway. It was very creepy. After that, whenever we had out-of-town visitors, we'd take them there. Those that hadn't read Pet Cemetery thought it was a sweet, lovely resting place for pets but people who had read the book found it creepy like me.
Um, was there a deadfall to the rear of the Semetary?
 

91rewoT

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Oct 20, 2009
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Disturbing...yup, for sure. When I read this book, I had a cat named Patches. She was a wonderful cat. Every night, when I got into bed I would lay on my back and she would lay on my chest and rub her head on my chin and I would pet her for awhile before she curled up next to me to go to sleep (I know, I know, TMI). Well, for a couple of weeks after reading Pet Sematary, I had to make her go directly to laying beside me - I couldn't stand for her to lay on my chest and look me in the face...
...:waaaht:
 

Lourinki

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I read Pet Sematary for the first time when I was 15......back in 198mumble mumble.....
It is still the scariest story I have ever read
It's the latest Stephen King's novel that I've read, 1 week ago. I'm 46, and I also find that it's the scariest ! I finished reading it at 3:00 AM, alone in my appartment. Bad idea : I slept very, very bad, and of course I had a nightmare !
I can't imagine my reaction if I had read it when I was 15...
 

Phantomking

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Mar 26, 2008
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I remember reading it a few years after it came out and had to sleep with the light on in the hall for a while. Then my biggest mistake was rereading it after our first child was born, for me that was worse. Don't get me wrong I LOVE to be scared ****less, but the thought of losing a child drove me nuts. I thought my hair was going to turn white (like Lewis Creed's did) before I finished.
I agree 100%! I used to love this book and read it all the time, but ever since my son was born, it's just way too difficult for me to get through.
 

Christiane17

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It is a scary story. I think I mentionned that in another thread, but I'm not sure where it stands now. This little boy was killed by a truck not far from my home when I was a kid, and even if I didn't see the accident occur, I had dreams about it for a long time. So when I read Pet Sematary, it all came back in my memory, and the movie was very disturbing, mostly the part when the baby runs in the field to the scariest road ever. :shock:
 
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