DVD - 2007
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Vic and Donna Trenton struggle to repair their crumbling marriage. Their young son, Tad, befriends a hulking, lovable, 200-pound St. Bernard named Cujo. With Vic away on business, Donna and Tad take their rundown car to be fixed at the remote farm of their mechanic. As their Pinto dies, Cujo appears. But the once docile dog has undergone a hideous transformation, and becomes a slavering, demonic, implacable killer possessed by almost supernatural strength, not to mention cunning.


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Henry Deaver comes across a news article with the headline "Rabid Dog Tears Through Town."

A St. Bernard contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror.

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Jun 30, 2016

This 1983 horror/thriller film is about a crazed dog that was bitten by a bat, and then became some kind of horrible beast that ran around town terrorizing others until the point of death. I felt like this movie would only really be considered a horror movie for people who are already scared of dogs, or who are easily freaked out by rabid animals. The movie had an effective concept for a very specific group of people, but it wasn’t really the kind of general horror film that a lot of people would enjoy. I would rate this movie 2.5/5 stars and recommend it to those who are suspicious of their very own canine friend. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Cujo is an old movie based off of the Stephen King’s book ‘Cujo’, while it doesn’t share the entire plot of the book, it is still a great film which will makes you think twice before giving a dog a big hug. While this isn’t the best rendition of a Stephen King book, I would still say it's one of them, for there is still the sense of something sinister going on throughout the entire story and how something so innocent and so kind can be changed into a monster unimaginable. I wouldn’t count this as one of my favorite movies of all time, but i would say that this is one of my favorite horror movies, it doesn’t need blood and gore to be scary. Just the concept, and that's why you need to give this movie a try. - @Kuhaica of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 04, 2015

Perhaps the most famous of the good dog goes bad movies. It's based on a Stephen King novel, but King claims he was drinking so much, he barely remembers writing it. It is one of his lazier plots (killer dog!), along with "Christine" (killer car!). There's so supernatural element, just a simple case of a dog getting bit by a bat and becoming homicidal. Dee Wallace, who was also in "The Hills Have Eyes" and "The Howling," is effective as the mom, while the other actors are pretty forgettable. There are some scary moments with the dog and some funny moments about breakfast cereal. Lewis Teague directed another killer animal movie, "Alligator," and another King adaptation, "Cat's Eye." It's far from the worst King adaptation. Has anyone seen "Sleepwalkers?" Or "The Green Mile?"

Oct 01, 2015

Movie differs slightly from the book; excellent three-part documentary attached and a must-watch.

Aug 10, 2015

I love and own the movie CUJO. What even made the movie more scary was the dangerous St. Bernard. Because St. Bernard's for the most part are very loving dogs. I just hope I never encounter a dog like CUJO!

Jan 17, 2015

While Rabies does play a part in this, it's not exactly about Rabies. It's that guttural terror that happens naturally when a very real violent attract is about to happen. When we get to the gritty scare of real situations, they are indeed far scarier than imagitive monsters. Yes, the book is indeed better but this is still a damn good flick and a must see for any horror fan.

nikko1 Jan 31, 2014


Jun 12, 2013

Isn't this movie about Rabies?

Mar 05, 2013

The most disappointing adaptation of a Stephen King Novel. Read the book it is a million times better.

Brian_Scott May 20, 2012

As the Sharp Cereal Professor says, "Nope, nothing wrong here."

Quimeras Mar 01, 2012

This classic is proof that there is no need to resort to vampires, zombies, or any other type of monsters to make a great horror film. All you have to do is look out into your backyard!


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