Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Monday 6 July Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July I loved the part where Crenna takes a flight to some obscure country to find the mystic who would help him conquer the evil beast.
He asks the cab driver how to find this guy. Great dialogue between the native cab driver and Crenna in terms of the cabby dissing his own people's ethnic beliefs. Barry, I left that stuff behind when I came down from the mountains As far as supernatural fare goes, this movie is still enjoyable.
TheSmutPeddler 12 February I'm glad I waited-out the DVD great print! Other Martine fans out there you know who you are will delight in the opening seven minutes or so. They're all dressed in black suits and drive a sinister, black station wagon how cool is THAT!?!
There's a brief, but droll exchange with the breeder who wonders aloud what these big-ticket, officious types want with "Lady", a highly prized German Shepard puppy-machine he's used to pop out blue-ribbon winning litters in the past only the best for the Prince of Darkness, you know But I digress Cut to a close up of what has to be one of the neatest Satanic portraits I've ever seen.
The horned Master is rendered in shades of pea-soup green with a snake coiled around him. Could this be an episode of "Night Gallery"??? Beswicke, in red robes, is conducting a black mass. Pull back further to reveal a pentagram in a circle drawn in the ground, where "Lady" the pooch is leashed to a stake. Martine makes some invocations and tosses some "thing" into the space between her and the dog which explodes on contact with the ground ooh!
Special Effects! The sparkler spooks the dog, naturally, and all you can feel is compassion for the canine oh, poor doggy! We get some great close-ups of Martine, who looks fabulous, btw, and deserves much credit for managing to recite all the dialog with a straight face.
Nobody quite does "evil" like Ms. Beswicke; she really gets into the part and seems to relish it atta girl! Mention must be made of Martine's purple-clad coven, who manage to recite back all the mumbo-jumbo she's been saying which indeed must have taken some bit of rehearsal. A windstorm begins, heralding the appearance of The Black Prince or his dog, anyhow.
We get another giggle-inducing moment when the camera cuts to one of Martine's minions who has chosen to attend the function in his sunglasses. The tension mounts. As credits announce the production, Martine swoops down from her altar and escorts her denizens outside the barn, leaving "Lady" tied to a stake in the middle of the pentagram presumably to await impregnation.
Soon a huge shadow of a dog passes over them all, and into the barn. Martine shuts the doors and throws a captivating smile as her credit appears. Later we learn it is the big, black station wagon that kills the Barry family dog which means they'll be in the market for a replacement hasn't anyone heard of having more than one dog at a time?
Oh well A terrific actor Victor Jory? He leers malevolently at Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann the Barry family children like a gleeful child molester turned loose in an orphanage, offering them first ripe, red apples shades of Snow White! There are so many "warning" messages in this film! Don't sell dogs to satanists! Don't let your children near leering mobile grocers!
Don't adopt puppies from leering mobile grocers who may be satanists! But it's the innocent, gullible Carter-era of the s and none of these folks have a clue about what's going to happen to them Other reviewers have focused on what comes next, so I'll spare you my interpretation, except to point out that the wallpaper in the Barry household look at the dining room and the kitchen, for example is far scarier than anything that "Lucky" the adopted spawn of Satan can conjure up.
Rent or purchase at once for a night of fun with friends. Keep the popcorn flowing! Yes it was a little low budget, but this movie shows love! The only bad things about it was that you can tell the budget on this film would not compare to "Waterworld" and though the plot was good, the film never really tapped into it's full potential!
Strong performances from everyone and the suspense makes it worthwhile to watch on a rainy night. The whole time I was watching this movie, I kept wondering why Richard Crenna looked so familiar. As a quick synopsis this movie has what appears at first to be a simple plot: A family gets a new dog; the dog is evil; the dog mind controls the kids and wife and makes them worship the devil; and, then the father vanquishes the evil dog and saves his family.
But is this really a movie about a Devil Dog? Or, does it contain a hidden M. Night Shyamalan-like twist, making this movie really about Richard Crenna's character's mid-life crisis, in which a man loses touch with and control over his family? This might seem like a bit of a stretch but bear with me and my analysis. The movie opens with Richard Crenna, who is a man working later and later hours at work and who drives home to discover that the beloved family dog has been run over.
Later his kids unilaterally choose to bring a new dog into the household. His long serving house maid begs him to get rid of the new dog. Arnold , Steve Rowland. Viewing All Family Dogg. Data Quality Correct. Reviews Add Review. Add to List. Master Release - [Help] Release Notes: optional. It was genuine problem in the making of the film because they simply could not get the St. Bernard to act aggressively. They had to replace him with a cunningly disguised Rottweiler for several crucial scenes, and tape his tail to his leg so he didn't wag it constantly.
Large breed dogs like St. Bernard perfectly stable if purchased from a reputable breeder or pound. As long as you meet the requirements of taking care of the breed, this movie shouldn't stop you from buying dogs like that.
One thing that I love about the film, is the sense of Man Vs Nature. Thank God, Stephen King didn't add the supernatural into it.
The original novel was supposed to be a sequel of sorts following Stephen King 's The Dead Zone, in which a previous dead serial killer character, kind of bogeyman, supposedly haunted Tad and possessed Cujo to kill him. I just glad, it never came about, in the film version. I do like how Cujo stakes his prey, as if a Lion or a wolf, waiting for the right moment to attack.
You really get the race against time, as conditions inside the car, become more and more unbearable, as heatstroke and dehydration, starts to kick in. The only thing, I kinda hate about the film is how annoying, the child is. The way, he's scream is ear-bleeding. It's super loud.
It's doesn't help that the kid is nearly ten year old, yet, he acts like a useless toddler. How lame! He could do more, to help his mother. He was just a burden to watch. He's way too sensitive. I just wish, the movie had the same ending for the kid as the novel.
One thing, I didn't like is the sub-plot that the novel had, about Donna cheating on her husband. It never added much to the story. The movie also brings it in, to help push the story, on why the police couldn't find, Donna and the kids, but the movie doesn't give us a conclusion on what happen to the Trenton's marriage. It ends with a cliffhanger note. The same, goes with the Camber family. They go away, for plot reasons, so Donna and the kids can be stuck with the dog, most of the film, but still, you would have thought, they would be used for the big climax, but no, they don't return.
The movie would have, more depth, if Bret Billy Jayne was the one that had to take his own dog down. It would have been a great Old Yeller type of an ending. Sadly, it never came. Overall: It's a dog eat dog world out there and Cujo indeed deserve another look. Like me, you're be really surprise, how good, it was.
This was the first of three Stephen King adaptations to hit the screen in , with the others being "The Dead Zone" and "Christine". It's a respectful - if not completely faithful - version of the story that captures a lot of its visceral power. It actually takes its time to get started unlike a lot of modern movies where the aim is clearly to have things happen as fast as possible and gives us all too human and thus easily relatable characters to follow before and during their horrible ordeal in a Maine dooryard.
Dee Wallace is wonderful in this as Donna Trenton, a young mother who's had vague unpleasant thoughts about growing old and bored as a homemaker in the small Maine town of Castle Rock. She has an affair with her real-life husband Christopher Stone playing the lover that she comes to regret, while her husband Vic's Daniel Hugh-Kelly business is threatened by a health scare involving one of the products that it's advertised.
Eventually Donna and little son Tad Danny Pintauro find themselves stranded by a malfunctioning car on the property of local mechanic Joe Camber Ed Lauter. And there Cujo strikes. Cujo was a good hearted St. Bernard dog who contracted rabies after being bitten on the nose by a rabid bat, and now the dog is a killer. With nowhere to go, Donna has a hard time making it through the subsequent siege by the dog.
Once "Cujo" kicks into gear, it's a hell of a film, with plenty of nerve jangling thrills and intense action scenes. The animal action supervised by Karl Lewis Miller is first rate and the several St. Bernards playing the part of Cujo are all impressive. The cinematography by Jan de Bont and camera-work are exemplary; note the handling of an early scene in Tad's bedroom and a later one inside the car. The makeup is very well done also. You really feel the heat and discomfort experienced by Donna and Tad, and feel like you're trapped inside that car with them.
In addition to Wallaces' award-caliber performance, the rest of the cast is excellent right down the line. Young Pintauro proves to be a very good screamer. And, in the end, it does have something to say about how sometimes the fears we create for ourselves can't hold a candle to a true life-or-death situation. Eight out of Bernard named Cujo gets rabies and goes on a killing spree. Eventually a mother Dee Wallace and her young son Danny Pintauro crosses paths with the monster and soon they're trapped in their car unable to go anywhere.
CUJO isn't a complete success but there are enough effective moments to make it worth sitting through. Already registered? The independent voice of Denver since Michael Roberts 4. Michael Roberts August 16, am. Facebook Twitter. Marijuana Deals Near You. About the Author: Lori. Lori is a single work from home mom of three daughters, ages 11, 10 and 8. She has been the author of ADayinMotherhood. She wants to connect with her readers through honest and engaging posts!
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