Cujo

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Released 1983

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Director:
Lewis Teague
Released:
1983
Rating:
R
Cujo is a 1983 horror film that revolves around housewife Donna Trenton (Dee Wallace). When her husband, Vic (Daniel-Hugh Kelly), learns of an affair Donna had, he becomes infuriated. To get away for awhile, Donna and her son, Tad (Danny Pintauro) drive to the home of the Cambers, where a St. Bernard dog, Cujo, also lives. Cujo has been bitten by a bat with rabies, causing him to change for the worse. He becomes violent, killing anyone who comes near him. When Donna and Tad arrive at the Cambers home, they discover Joe Camber (Ed Lauter), the father of the Cambers family, and a neighbor have been killed by Cujo. To make matters worse, Donna's car has broken down, leaving her and her son trapped in the car with Cujo outside. Donna begins to look for an object to protect herself and her son from Cujo, hoping to escape. Watch Cujo to find out if Donna and Tad are able to escape the deadly wrath of Cujo.moreless

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  • 100

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Jay Scott

    Is it possible for a horror movie to be too good? If it is, then Cujo is it: this is one of the few films on record where the combination of low shock and high style results in an ...

  • 63

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    Cujo is one of those nightmares that does not require even the suspension of disbelief. Anyone who can accept that there are dogs, people and cars that don't work can be scared sil...

  • 50

    Slant Magazine Eric Henderson

    To be blunt, because there was just barely enough material in the source text to pad out the film, the filmmakers also used a lot of the stuff that worked in novel form but came of...

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Drama, Horror, Suspense

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Creatures & Monsters, Horror Masters