“Dark Night of the Scarecrow” aired on TV in 1981 and has been a horror favourite ever since. It’s quite low-budget and was shot in 17 days but veterans of old time television schedules worked fast and competently.
A rabid St. Bernard conducts a reign of terror in the small American town Castle Rock. Donna Trenton (Wallace) and her son Tad (Pintauro) are trapped in a malfunctioning Ford Pinto and the rabid dog, Cujo, has them cornered and nowhere to run.
“Satan’s Blade” is genuinely a likable piece of film-making that doesn’t for one second pretend it’s anything other than it is and on that strength alone it more than makes up for it’s (numerous) shortcomings