3. Cujo in Cujo, 1983
I’ll be honest, it’s been so long since I’ve seen Cujo that I hardly remember it. It’s also difficult for me to reconcile the main canine with all the Saint Bernards I’ve known since – affable, gentle giants all. That said, Cujo was probably the first evil movie dog I remember to rock the “covered in Jell-O” look that would become a staple for subsequent pups of peril.
2. Zombie Doberman in Resident Evil, 2002
While most viewers of the first Resident Evil movie are more likely to remember Milla Jovovich’s shower scene than the canine cameos, the zombie dobermans were my favorite part of this movie (okay, the boots were fierce, too). Dobies covered in cherry Jell-O? Sold.
1. Vampire Pomeranian in Blade: Trinity, 2004
By the time the third Blade movie came out, we were all in on the joke. Professional wrestler as “actor”? Check. Gratuitous scenery chewing by indie sweetheart Parker Posey? Yup. And “Pac-Man”, the genetically engineered vampire Pomeranian.
Because who doesn’t like a good Pomeranian evil sidekick?
Happy Friday the 13th!