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CUJO

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CUJO

Part of Midnight Movies: Pets Gone Wild. See also: CATS

In the grand tradition of horror taking ordinary, seemingly harmless things and making them into instruments of terror, this adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic tale of canine chaos turns man’s best friend—a fluffy, lovable St. Bernard—into a woman and her child’s worst enemy. While Donna (Dee Wallace, THE HOWLING, E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL) and Vic Trenton struggle to save their rocky marriage, their son Tad befriends their mechanic’s pet dog Cujo. But what they don't realize is that a bat bite has transformed Cujo from a docile pup into a vicious killer. With Vic away on business, Donna and Tad's car trouble pushes them into a living nightmare as they become trapped by the demonic, relentless dog from hell. 

“The family members seem believably typical, which makes their encounter with the demonic dog all the more involving. Be warned: if you find yourself too caught up in CUJO, you'll have a hard time looking your own pooch in the eye.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times

“The movie is as nasty and single-minded as Cujo himself: it’s simple, and it works.” —Adam Nayman, The Ringer

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