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Is a 'Cujo' Sequel in the Works? Stephen King Talks with The Losers' Club Podcast

Updated: Nov 19, 2022

Bloody Disgusting's The Losers' Club Podcast recently sat down with bestselling horror author Stephen King, where the master of horror was happy to discuss a project of his, currently in the works.

“I just wrote a long story called Rattlesnakes," says King, "And it involves, at one part, twins who are only four years old, falling into a rattlesnake pit. And the snakes get ’em. It’s a terrible scene. This novella that I’ve just written, Rattlesnakes…is actually a sequel to Cujo.”

In 1981, King brought the scares to readers with the story of a rabid Saint Bernard, a good ol' dog that only wants to protect his house and family. Confused by its affliction, Cujo keeps a mother and her son hostage in their broken down vehicle, while they battle starvation, dehydration and the summer heat. Dad comes to the rescue in this Castle Rock set novel, that sees Cujo killed and beheaded for later studies, and the two families moving on even though all is not well. A hit upon release, Cujo was later given a feature film adaptation in 1983, directed by Lewis Teague and starring Dee Wallace.

We'll have to take the author's word for it because I fail to see just how this is a sequel to Cujo, or why Cujo even needs a sequel? Will the Trentons be involved? What about Charity or Brett Cambers? I guess fans will see, or won't see, when the novella, Rattlesnakes, hits bookshelves sometime in the near future.

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