Bad dog. — 5 years ago
Not really sure why people seem to like this. I was kind of expecting more from a film adaptation of a Stephen King novel, but Cujo just disappointed me. It’s not really scary, and it’s way more misleading than you’d think, based on the summary.
I can see how a killer dog would be scary, in the same way Jaws makes a great white shark even scarier than it already is, but the effects in Cujo are almost kind of laughable in an almost B-movie kind of way, and the story seems to focus more on family troubles than Cujo himself. Feels like a Tarantino film in that sense – you get a bunch of useless banter to build character for the majority of the movie until you get to the flashy parts.
Might make you more scared of big dogs than you already are, but it won’t really keep you up late at night like some other horror films.