As a huge animal lover, it always tugged my heartstrings when an animal died in a horror film. Here’s to those who didn’t reach the end credits, and kudos to the few who did.
Lester, little Lindsey Wallace’s dog from the original Halloween barked and barked until he came up against Michael Myers, who is no friend to the animals.
Sundae, The Carruther’s beloved family dog, also did not survive Myers’ reign of terror in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.
Poor Max, Tina’s dog from Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, tried to warn Rachel that someone was in the house….too bad for him, he was on the victim list, too.
Elvis, little Michael’s rat in Rob Zombie’s Halloween, definitely did not get much screen time. Maybe if Ms. Myers had recognized this first segment of the MacDonald Triad, a few more people (and animals) might be alive today…
This poor pooch in Rob Zombie’s Halloween II wasn’t killed onscreen, thankfully, but we should know by now that it is not likely that Michael let him live after his guardians were such assholes.
This poor homeless old man and his friendly dog fell victim to Patrick Bateman’s evil and rage in American Psycho. To this day, I cannot, and will not watch this scene ever again. In fact, I cried like a baby the first time….never again.
After Church is sadly killed on that damned highway in Pet Sematary, he is revived (and no longer a loving cat) after being buried.
When Zowie is cruelly killed by Drew’s prick of a stepfather in Pet Sematary Two, he returns to get revenge.
After his companion, Beauty, is brutally killed by the inbred cannibalistic hill people in The Hills Have Eyes (1977 & 2006), Beast helps Doug exact revenge and rescue his infant child. These creatures also eat and drink the blood of a few unfortunate parakeets.
David and Amy’s sweet cat is strangled and hanged in the closet as a warning in Straw Dogs (1971 & 2011).
This horse from The Ring decides he just can’t take it anymore, and plunges himself into the ocean.
Alice’s indoor/outdoor cat apparently isn’t on Jason’s list of potential victims in Friday the 13th Part II.
Muffin, Terry’s adorable pup from Friday the 13th Part II miraculously survives….I take it Jason prefers human victims to the four-legged kind…
It is actually unknown as to whether or not Gordon, Tommy Jarvis’ dog from Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter survives. Let’s just say, and hope, he did after leaping out of the window into the rain.
Toby, Rennie’s sweet and loyal dog from Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, survived an ill-fated voyage, an attempted gunshot, and the mean streets of New York…..what a champ!
This little guy narrowly escaped being shot and inserted into an ATM by Patrick Bateman. Thankfully, some kind old lady stopped him, and took the cat’s place instead!
Jason, Kincaid’s cute pup from The Dream Master, famously pees on Freddy’s bones in the junkyard, thus reviving him. I guess that’s why he let the little pooch live….too bad Kincaid didn’t get the same leniency..