Cujo (1983)

Cujo (1983)

Country:  USA

Director:  Lewis Teague

Main Stars:  Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro

Storyline:  A dog gets infected with rabies and traps a mother and child at a car shop.










Review (Spoils):  Donna Trenton (Dee Wallace) is a housewife who gets caught having an affair on her husband. Her husband leaves town to think shit over and she is left alone with her son Tad (Danny Pintauro).  While driving with her son she runs into car problems so she takes it to a car shop to fix the car.  What she did not know is there is a dog there named Cujo who got infected with from a bat.  This leaves the mother and son trapped in the car (which is broken down remember) trapped inside while the mad dog watches. Oh did I mention the owner of the dog has been killed by the dog?

The movie can tense at times but after a while the film does drag as how far can you get with a storyline of a woman and child trapped in a car. You feel bad for the mother as the film goes on as she is a survival game, till the final struggle between mother and dog in the house.

This film does not rely on blood or gore but instead more thriller as the dog does get slowly more and vicious as the disease overtakes him. Dee Wallace does do a great job playing the defending mother of her child over the dog. Danny Pintauro is annoying as always.

Rating:  Another Stephen King classic turned to film. The movie can have its slow parts but when you think killer dog, you think Cujo. It’s not the greatest film but it is a animal horror classic.




6/10 Beers!


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