Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.
As usual, when I read a book I like watching the movie adaptation.
This one goes back to 1983 and it was very scary, even without the special effects we get these days.
Several things were changed from the book, also as usual. Other characters are either omitted after a point or dramatically changed. The story is much more focused on just Donna and Tad and their horrible experience.
I definitely gagged quite a few times, what they did to that dog was just gross. The suspense and terror is still all there though, even without the gore. The degradation of the characters as time passes is very well achieved.
The entire cast was very good but Tad and Cujo are the definite stars here. In my opinion it is a shame the ending was changed so radically but I suppose this sells better.
Cujo is a movie guaranteed to give you nightmares even these days. Don’t watch it at night!