Monday, October 3, 2016

31 Days of Spooky Movies: Cujo

Day #2.d


A rabid dog turns a nightmare into a reality for a mother and her young son.

Fright factor:
1 / 5 Rabid Animals

Gore Factor:
2 / 5 Dirty Dogs

Should you watch it?

For the longest time Ive wondered how on Earth this movie worked. The whole a dog gets rabies premise really doesnt seem substantial enough to warrant a full movies worth of material, right? Turns out this assumption was entirely correct! Id say over 60% of this movie is just padded out set-up, and the rest they manage to milk by having the lady and her kid get trapped by Cujo when their car dies outside his rural abode.

If youre already afraid of dogs this one might freak you out a bit, I suppose. But for me? Any horror there could have been was lost in the sheer volume of coincidences that the writers had to pile on top of each other to make this set-up work.

Not to mention the fact that even with all the makeup they still couldn't stop the dog playing Cujo from looking like a big ol floppy pile of cuddles.

Its not a monster. Its just a doggy.

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