This month of Shocktober, I will posting quotes from ’80s horror/suspense movies. We’ll start with one that I just watched this weekend:
[Joe Camber has encountered Cujo in the garage. Cujo glares at him menacingly & growls] Joe Camber: Cujo?
[the dog snarls again, and approaches him menacingly] Joe Camber: Oh my God… you’re rabid!
[Cujo barks savagely and charges at Joe. He puts his arms up to defend himself as Cujo attacks] Joe Camber: [yelling] NO! NO! CUJO!
[the dog jumps on him & knocks him down]
[Donna & Tad have just arrived at Joe Camber’s home, but no one is around]
Donna Trenton: Well, looks like we’ve arrived, Tadder.
Tad Trenton: Yeah, but is anyone home?
[Donna gets out of the car]
Donna Trenton: Hello?
Tad Trenton: I can’t get my seatbelt off!
[Donna gets back into the car & starts helping Tad trying to get the belt loose, which she finally does]
Tad Trenton: I wish Dad would get a new car.
Donna Trenton: So do I.
[Cujo suddenly appears on Tad’s side of the car, jumping up on the window. He barks & paws savagely at the half-open window, trying to get his head through. Donna manages to get the window rolled up, as Tad screams in horror]
Tad Trenton: [screaming] Who let the monster out of my closet? Who let the monster out of my closet?
Donna Trenton: [grabs Tad & hangs onto him] It’s not a monster. It’s not a monster. It’s just a…
[Cujo attacks the passenger side again. Unable to get in, he runs around to Donna’s side & jumps up on the driver’s side, barking & snarling]
Tad Trenton: Who let the monster out of my closet? Who let the monster out of my closet?
Donna Trenton: It’s not a monster. It’s not a monster. It’s just a doggy –
[Cujo attacks from the front this time, jumping up on the hood of the Pinto & snarling and barking at Donna & Tad. He paws ferociously at the windshield, but finally jumps off the car after Donna blasts the horn at him]