Pet Sematary Is Stephen King’s Scariest Book

The Losers' Club keeps digging into the terrifying novel as the Wendigo nears

Pet Sematary, artwork by Laz Marquez
Pet Sematary, artwork by Laz Marquez

“Death is a mystery, and burial is a secret.”

Constant Listeners, welcome back. If you recall, you last left the Losers outside of the Sematary, where Randall Colburn, Mel Kassel, Michael Roffman, and Justin Gerber were waiting at the gates with their shovels.

Well, now they’re ready to dig even deeper into Stephen King’s 1983 novel, Pet Sematary. In addition to all the creepy stuff, they’ll share some beautiful prose, eat some poundcake, and head into King’s Dominion.

Listen below and return next week for the adaptations, including an exclusive interview with Pet Sematary 1 and 2 director Mary Lambert, who spoke to The Losers’ Club for nearly an hour. It’s a good one.


— Listen and Follow: Coach Hop

— In Case You Missed It: Pet Sematary Pt. 1

— Editorial: Let’s Not Fuck Up This Stephen King Renaissance, Okay?

Feature: Behold, The Stephen King Cinematic Universe!

— Guide: Stephen King in Five Films

— Ranking: Every Stephen King Movie, Miniseries, TV Show from Worst to Best

List: The Top 10 Stephen King Film Adaptations