This little movie surprised me. It's well acted and does the best it can with a minimal plot. It takes its time setting up the characters so you actually care about them, and the scenes inside the car are well shot and tense. There is genuinely some decent cinematography too. My only concern about it was the animal actor that plays Cujo himself. There are some scenes in which the dog appears to be thrown and hit. I'm sure it…
Pretty standard fare to be honest. There was nothing special about this, and for me there were no scares. There were some effective and atmospheric scenes, such as when she turns over the mattresses and when she dreams of her dead father, but I expected a lot more from the guy who directed Rec and from the reviews this has been getting.
I'm going to read up on the real case as I'm sure that will be a lot more interesting and probably much more creepy than this film.