Films: Cujo (1983)
Location: Civilized area
Height/Weight: That of an average Saint Bernard.
Summary: And now we come across the most infamous case of Man's best friend going rogue. But it's not entirely the pooch's fault, just a fatal mistake on his part. Such is the tragedy of Cujo.
History: Cujo, like many Saint Bernards, was the friendliest dog anyone could ask for. However, while chasing a rabbit, the poor dog is bitten on the nose by a rabid bat. Needless to say, the bite drives him a bit crazy, causing him to attack any human on sight.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: After tormenting a mother and child by trapping them in a hot car for so long, Cujo is beaten by a baseball bat, impaled on said bat, and finally shot before going down.
Powers/Abilities: Sheer determination to kill.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 4-Cujo is a very real threat. Any animal with rabies is more than capable of ending you in one way or another. He just so happens to be even more bloodthirsty than most.
Trivia: -Stephen King allegedly wrote the original novel this film is based on while completely hopped up on cocaine. That and memories of a Saint Bernard attacking him at a repair shop, as well as a Portland story about a dog killing a kid. It would all explain why the book is so much darker than the film.
-Contrary to what King would have you believe, Saint Bernards are famous for being used as rescue dogs in the Alps, and are one of the more benign breeds out there. Just keep them away from rabies, next time...