Arguably the most successful writer in history, Stephen King blazed a trail that no one has yet to follow. Everything he touches seems to turn to gold and that gold transfers to the big screen in many of his books, essays, and short stories. With dozens of movie adaptations, television series’ and comic book and stage plays, his work can be found at your fingertips for your viewing pleasure. King is a bigger than life human being who really shrugs it all off with a gleam in his eye. We feature some of Stephen King’s successful and some not-so successful movie adaptations below.
(Based on the novel of the same name from 1981)
The story is simple. A family drives their vehicle to a mechanic on the outskirts of town. A Saint Bernard named Cujo is the mechanics pet and introduced to the wife, Donna and son, Tad of the owner of the vehicle that is needing fixed. Later, Cujo is bitten by a bat when he sticks his nose where it doesn’t belong. As the movie progresses Cujo becomes more agitated. He gets sicker and begins attacking and killing the mechanic’s friend and the mechanic. Donna and Tad drive the Ford Pinto to the house to get fixed, but runs into the crazed Cujo, who by now is full on rabid. They become trapped in the car in the boiling heat and Cujo thwarts every attempt of their escape. Finally, Cujo gets his in the end, but not before putting everyone through hell! [Read more…]