Donna Trenton is a frustrated suburban housewife whose life is a turmoil after her husband learns about her having an affair. Brett Camber is a young boy whose only companion is a Saint-Bernard named "Cujo", who in turn is bitten by a rabid bat. Whilst Vic, Donna's husband is away on business, and thinking over his marital troubles, Donna and her 5-year-old son Tad take her Pinto to Brett Cambers' dad's car shop... the car fails, and "Cujo" is very, very sick... Written by
Miguel Cane <Stepford@yahoo.com>
Stephen King contributed substantially to the script but eventually declined Writer's Guild credit. See more »
When Tad and Donna are trapped in the car, Donna rolls down the windows to try to let some air in. The phone rings, and Cujo attacks the car, shattering the passenger window. The passenger window is rolled up all the way when Cujo shatters it, when Donna rolled it down the scene before. See more »
You better watch it, Pervier.
[Joe looks down and pats Cujo]
I'll sic my dog on you.
That dog? You couldn't sic that dog on me if I was comin' at you with a straight razor in each hand!
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The films title appears out of a pool of swirling blood. See more »
Suspenseful and Underrated, more than just 'When Animals Attack: The Movie'
Cujo is a movie that will scare the hell out of dog owners, to say the least. It's very frightening and very underrated, and for most of the movie, there is no sign that it is a horror movie. However, Cujo is very frightening, mainly because these kind of things do happen, a lot of people (kids in particular) are bitten by dogs every day.
The leading lady of 80's horror movies, Dee Wallace Stone, plays a woman who is trapped in her car with her 5 year old son, as a rabid St. Bernard terrorises them.
The tension in Cujo takes a long time to build up, but when it starts, it never lets up. Under no circumstances should young kids watch this movie, they'll be wetting their beds for weeks. 7.5/10.
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