Taglines: His bite is worse than his bark. Much, much worse…
Donna Trenton is a frustrated suburban housewife whose life is a turmoil after her husband learns about her having an affair. Brett Camber is a young boy whose only companion is a Saint-Bernard named “Cujo”, who in turn is bitten by a rabid bat. Whilst Vic, Donna’s husband is away on business, and thinking over his marital troubles, Donna and her 5-year-old son Tad take her Pinto to Brett Cambers’ dad’s car shop… the car fails, and “Cujo” is very, very sick…
Cujo is a 1983 American psychological horror thriller film based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. It was directed by Lewis Teague, and written by Don Carlos Dunaway and Lauren Currier. The plot revolves around a rabid St. Bernard dog trapping a mother and her child inside their vehicle and trying to attack them from the outside, and stars Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh-Kelly, Danny Pintauro.
Despite the film receiving mixed reviews and being a modest success during its theatrical release, the film has gathered a major cult following in the years since its release. A remake has been announced in 2015 and is currently in production.
Directed by: Lewis Teague
Starring: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro, Christopher Stone, Ed Lauter, Billy Jayne, Sandy Ward
Screenplay by: Don Carlos Dunaway
Production Design by: Guy J. Comtois
Cinematography by: Jan de Bont
Film Editing by: Neil Travis
Costume Design by: Jack Buehler
Set Decoration by: John Bergman
Music by: Charles Bernstein
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: August 12, 1983