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A chilling tale of man's best friend mixed with the grim reality of him becoming a vicious frightening killer. A sweet gentle St Bernard called Cujo doing a Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde or Larry Talbot/The Wolf-Man. The atmosphere of being trapped in a sweltering broken down car with a killer dog outside works here. I found the dog quite a chilling sight, sweet and gentle to coldblooded and vicious in an instant, I would say this is among of Stephen King's best books turned movies and would rank his five best this way:1. Carrie,2. Misery,3. Christine,4. Cujo,5. It.


Few movies more effectively make a dog seem more frightening than the huge, disgustingly rabid, vicious and sickly St. Bernard in Cujo! When an adulterous mother and her delicate little boy get trapped in their broken car during a heat wave while being stalked by the sinister beast, she has to find the courage and will to survive to stop the menace. Grueling, claustrophobic and unrelenting, Cujo tries to sink his big teeth into Dee Wallace as the protective mother in Maine that was having an affair with a family friend. Beware of CUJO-this dog has some gross bite.

Erik M.

Continuity mistake: When the phone begins to ring, Cujo goes mad and starts bashing the side of the car in. He then shatters the passenger window of the car. In the very next shot it can be seen intact again and then alternates from shattered to intact from thereon. (01:01:15)

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Question: Is this film accurate to how rabid dogs behave in real life?

Answer: Not really. Rabies has a wide range of behavioural symptoms, and it's rare for a rabid dog to display what's called "furious rabies," whereby they become more aggressive. And even then, they wouldn't become single-mindedly determined to terrorise two people in a car. It's much more common for a rabid dog to get slower/lethargic as paralysis sets in, eventually leading to coma and death. You can find more info here:

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