Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

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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>

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$21,200,000 (USA)
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Director Lewis Teague was recommended by Stephen King himself after seeing Teague's previous film Alligator (1980). See more »

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After the news breaks about the "internal bleeding" scare with Sharp Cereal, the ad agency comes under fire. However, the scare had nothing to do with the ad agency and they would not have come under direct fire in the way portrayed in the script. Yes, they may have been called in to change the ad campaign, or put a new spin on things, but they would not have been blamed for blood-scare because that was caused by the manufacturer, not the ad agency. The Vic character is given a half dozen or so lines of dialog "explaining" the problem to his wife, but this only makes the plot hole more evident. See more »

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Donna Trenton: [Tad starts hyperventilating] Not now!
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Suspenseful and Underrated, more than just 'When Animals Attack: The Movie'
13 December 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

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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