#TBT #HorrorMovie Review – Cujo (1983)

Nope, nothing wrong here.

As far as novel adaptations go, Cujo isn’t too bad, and is one of the numerous Stephen King stories to be made into a movie. The way they slathered the dog with fake blood and goo was a bit much, but whatever, it was 1983; I wonder how they kept the dog from licking it off constantly. Some of the things said are weird, like having another baby because the marriage has “run out of conversation,” which seems like a great idea. And some of what happens at the beginning doesn’t really seem to fit with the movie, like the boy, Tad, being afraid of the monster in his closet.

I still find the “daily life” scenes bland. I don’t care about the woman having an affair or the marriage problems. I want the action with the dog, that’s why I turned it on. This is one book, I’ve not read of King’s, but I’m sure, knowing his other works that it was similar in the book. I couldn’t help but think, when the car scene finally came, that if they had a cell phone, problem solved, or even a CB Radio.

If nothing else, this movie serves us with the reason to vaccinate our pets. I give Cujo 3.5 out of 5 Stars.

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