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Cujo (1983) - Lewis Teague

I had been meaning to watch Cujo for years but had heard bad things about it and decided to put it on the back-burner. After watching Man's Best Friend and my nagging love for Stephen King's work I finally busted out the... mp4 file... and watched it. Sure, the movie was decent. Cujo was a terrifying dog. The movie just had a few problems.
The movie primarily takes place inside of a crappy late 70's/early 80's model POS. The recently admitted adulteress Donna (Dee Wallace) and her wee son Tad (Danny Pintauro) are stranded there in the blazing sun while the quite rabid and quite angry St. Bernard Cujo patrols them making sure they can't leave. It doesn't help that the car is broken down and no one knows that they are up there. No body has a cell phone in 1983. It's not like Dee Wallace can just call up her husband/ex-husband and have him save the day. The internet was completely right though Danny Pintauro's crying is piercing and annoying. This is wher…