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“Cujo” is a horror film directed by and released in 1983. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, and follows the story of a friendly St. Bernard dog named Cujo, who is bitten by a rabid bat and subsequently becomes a violent and ferocious killer.

“Cujo” stars , , and Daniel Hugh Kelly in lead roles, and features special effects by Carlo Rambaldi, who is known for his work on films such as “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and “Alien”.

“Cujo” was generally well-received by audiences and critics upon its release, with many praising the performances of the cast and the film's tense and suspenseful atmosphere. It was also noted for its use of practical effects, particularly in the scenes involving the titular dog.

“Cujo” has since become a cult classic and is regarded as one of the most iconic horror films of the 1980s. It has been referenced and parodied in numerous films, television shows, and other media, and is considered a staple of the horror genre.

Directed by
Produced by Robert Singer
Daniel H. Blatt
Screenplay by Don Carlos Dunaway
Barbara Turner (as Lauren Currier)
Based on Cujo
by Stephen King
Starring
Music by Charles Bernstein
Cinematography Jan de Bont
Edited by Neil Travis
Production
company
Taft Entertainment
Sunn Classic Pictures
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
(North America)
PSO International
(International)
Release date August 12, 1983
Running time 93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $8 million
Box office $21.2 million

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