The Creed Family moved to Ludlow, Maine from Chicago. Next to their house was a road that claimed the lives of many pets. Louis’s son, Gage, got stung by a bee and was helped by an old fellow named Jud Crandall. Jud then became something like a father figure to Louis.
Jud ended up showing Louis and his family the Pet Cemetery, which had a sign that was spelled "Pet Sematary". Later, in the story, Ellie's cat, Winston Church, was run over. Louis then ended up resurrecting Church by using the burial ground beyond Pet Cemetery.
Sometime later, tragedy struck: Gage got run over by a truck. After Gage's Funeral, Louis dug Gage up, resurrected him despite Jud's warnings, and intended to spend a couple of days alone with him after he sent both Rachel and Ellie to Rachel's parents so that he could 'make a diagnosis' and determine if Gage was himself or something else.
However, the Wendigo revived Gage, and Gage killed both Jud and Rachel. Louis then ended up killing both Church and Gage with lethal injections. Louis then decided to burn down his house. The Police came and asked questions but voiced no suspicions. Louis then buried Rachel so that she could be resurrected, proclaimed that he waited too long with Gage, and convinced himself that Rachel would be fine if he buried her earlier.
The novel ended with Louis playing Solitaire. Louis was about to deal a fresh hand when he heard his back door open. Louis then looked at his cards while footsteps approached. A cold hand then fell on his shoulder and Rachel, with a grating voice that was full of dirt said: "Darling."
It was unknown whether Louis survived or not.
Pet Sematary (1989)
The film ended with Rachel picking up a knife and moving as though she was about to stab Louis in the back and Louis screamed.
Pet Sematary 2
Pet Sematary (2019)
In the 2019 Remake, Louis was killed in the end by a resurrected Rachel and was resurrected by Ellie, who was resurrected earlier by Pet Sematary instead of Gage.
Louis was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 3, Louis had lost his father and was raised by his mother.
At the time he was 12, his cousin Ruthie was killed in a car accident by a kid who didn't know how to drive. His Uncle Carl had lost his poor daughter that day. This was the first time Louis had ever learned about death, and it upset him dearly. When he got older, he went ahead and became an undertakers apprentice for his Uncle Carl. From there he was taught embalming and burial or cremation of the dead, along with other basic funeral knowledge. Later, he went to medical school to study to become a doctor. It was here where he met his future wife, Rachel Goldmen. They fell in love and got engaged. However, Rachel's father Irwin Goldman was not all for this. In secret, he tried to bribe Louis with the promise to pay his tuition for med school only if he were to break off the engagement with Rachel. Louis, furious, refused such an offer and stayed with Rachel anyway. To this day, Louis and Irwin still hate each other. Rachel eventually got her parents to come around, then she and Louis (much to Irwin's dismay) got married. In those days (to help pay for Louis med school) Louis worked as a waitor at a pizza joint, and Rachel worked as a clerk in a woman's apparel store. Sometime after Louis graduated, he and Rachel started a family. They had Ellie first, then Gage later. For a few years they lived in Chicago, IL in an apartment. Then one day Louis got a job offer at the University of Maine, and he found a house in Ludlow, ME. It was then he and the family would move away. However, he wouldn't have guessed this would be a turn for the worst...
Realist, overthinker, often lost in thought, paranoid, short tempered, not very good at lying, secretive.
- Enjoys the band Ramones
- Writing medical articles and attending medical panels
- Building all sorts of models. Cars, boats-in-bottles, cruise ships, planes, and war-machines
- Is a Red Sox fan
- Doesn't watch TV very often, but when he does, he doesn't mind some comedy show or football
- Enjoys reading and everything from sci-fi to factual/medical books
- In the Alternate Ending of the 2019 Film, Louis spares Ellie and lets her bury Rachel. Louis then allowed Ellie to return to the Creed home with Rachel after she was resurrected and became a family again with Louis, Gage, Ellie and Church.
- In the novel, his catchphrase is, "Hey-ho, let's go."