YMMV / Cujo

  • Memetic Mutation: "Cujo" became a catch-all term for rabid or otherwise dangerous dogs in the eighties.
  • Paranoia Fuel: And how. Better make sure your dog's vaccinated...
  • Tear Jerker: Dear god. Poor Cujo's descent and Tad's death are the biggest examples, but even excepting those two, there's no denying that life in Castle Rock is straight up miserable for almost all involved.
    • In the movie, Donna's sobs as she tries to revive Tad after getting him inside of the Camber house. Thankfully, he revives a few seconds later.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Inverted. King actually was on drugs while writing the novel (to the point that he has no memory of writing it), but despite this, it isn't surreal or incomprehensible.