3. CUJO IN CUJO (1983)

Coming from the disturbed mind of horror giant Stephen King, Cujo has yet to be usurped from his badass canine throne after nearly 30 years. It’s easy to see why: Rabid and undaunted when it comes to his homicidal agenda, the once-friendly St. Bernard is a one-dog wrecking crew. Cujo could’ve picked harder targets instead of a scared little boy and his petrified yet resilient mother, but those are the hairy slayer’s owners, so it’s not his fault. Besides, that family dynamic adds a layer of tragedy to Cujo’s eventual demise. While the beast is alive and operating on overpowering rabies, though, Cujo is the anti-Beethoven.