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Cujo (1983): Review

I watched Cujo for the first time shortly after I finished reading the novel. Its one of the only classic era Stephen King books I've read. The only other two I can think of off the top of my head are IT and The Shining. I didn't really care for the movie, but that said I hardly felt like Cujo was among the most memorable King books either. King has even admitted that he wrote the movie while on cocaine and hardly remembers writing it at all.

The film adaptation comes just 2 years after the book. The film focuses on the Trenton family, who is terrorized by a rabid dog. Donna Trenton (Dee Wallace) and her son Tad find themselves stuck in a car while the dog eagerly awaits to attack them.

Dee Wallace is the top billed performer in the movie and easily the most memorable performance in the film. She is a mother and wife who is having a secret affair with "the local stud". Daniel Hugh Kelly is a character I can feel some sympathy for because he doesn't really seem l…

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