Cujo
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Based on a Stephen King novel, Cujo is not as menacing or as frightening as other film adaptations of King's popular stories and especially cannot compare to the 1976 Carrie. Cujo is a happy St. Bernard until he is bitten on the nose by a rabid bat and slowly begins manifesting the symptoms of his fatal illness. His condition deteriorates as he attacks people again and again, until finally, mom Donna Trenton (Dee Wallace) and her son Tad (Danny Pintauro) are trapped inside the family car with Cujo lurking nearby, set to kill them any way he can. A showdown is inevitable but is as… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Wallace's turn will not be denied, and fans of real horror will recognize the greatness in her work here."
‑ Rob Vaux, Mania.com
"Directed by Lewis Teague with less cinematographic flair than even the TV miniseries for 'Salem's Lot, Cujo unfortunately demonstrates the difficulty in adapting King's shorter works."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Takes a bite out of the common horror flick...Very entertaining"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Yep, that's one scary dog!"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"A predictably lousy King adaptation."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"A horror film worthy of its classic status..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"...there's no denying that the sequences dealing with Cujo's assault on Wallace's cheap Pinto are extremely effective..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Not particularly suspenseful"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Shockingly effective"
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"As thrilling and scary as Cujo can be, it's dreadful for long stretches."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Unrelenting terror throughout bulk of film"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Better than average King adaptation."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"This one's got some bite."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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