i have to say within reading stephen kings books, pet sematary, and IT was the scariest ones that i have read. i have read alot of his books and the least scariest would probably be the man in the dark suit- short novel, and autopsy room four. most of the other ones they were scary,but not terrifying, and im not saying they were bad. just some of the books you can tell he didnt intend for them to be scary, but really good either way. BIG THUMBS UP!!!!!! FOR MR. KING!!!!!!!!!