Friday, October 12, 2012

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 12

I just read a book called Rabid: A Cultural History of Rabies, so of course it brought to mind the movie and book Cujo, about a rabid great dane.

I read Cujo the book as a pre-teen, and went to see the movie with my parents in 1983, (I think whilst on summer vacation), and it's kind of weird to even classify it as a horror movie, because it's really more of a thriller, or at least closer to real-life horror than your typical horror movie tends to be.

It's also a hard movie to watch, as it's totally gut-wrenching, and also makes you realize, since the invention of the cell phone, its whole scenario is most likely something that would never happen today. (Unless, of course, the phone battery dies, or you just plain forget to bring it along on the day you have a run in with a rabid dog.)

It's on AMC at 6pm.

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