Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before?
When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
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 lists this movie as one of his 10 favourite adaptations of his works. Over Carrie, The Shining, and The Dead Zone. I don't know what he sees in this one. Problems with this film are numerous: the action doesn't get started until 40 minutes in, and then quickly gets stuck in a single location; the direction is workmanlike and bland; the dog is never convincingly threatening, with lots of fast cuts and shaky camera-work to convey a lot of the attacks; characters often make stupid decisions so that the plot can put them and others in danger; almost all the characters are annoying and unlikeable, particularly the little boy; the sub plots of the affair and the ad campaign aren't all that interesting and take up far too much time. There are some good points, though: Dee Wallace is good and convincingly portrays the exhaustion and terror of someone in her situation; she's also pretty good in the sub-plot of the affair, putting in a reserved but believable performance and helping to evince sympathy for her character; Jan de Bont photographs the film well; and there were two or three genuinely tense moments.
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