Cape Fear--De Niro poisons pooch
Cujo--St. Bernard catches rabies, terrorizes people, dies gruesomely
Dances With Wolves--Dog killed by evil Pawnee; wolf Two Socks killed by evil white soldiers
Desperate Living--Dog run over by lesbians on crime spree
Eye for an Eye--Dog doused with hot coffee by Kiefer Sutherland
A Fish Called Wanda--Three terriers dispatched: one snatched by big black snarling dog, one run over, one crushed by falling box
Jaws--Dog plays fetch, becomes great white's catch
Lady in a Cage--Dog run over in opening titles to set the film's tone
Mondo Cane--Documentary about dining on dog meat
My Life As a Dog--Dog "sent away," troubled youngster eventually assumes dog's identity, barking in Swedish subtitles
National Lampoon's Vacation--Aunt's pooch dragged behind Griswold station wagon on cross-country trek
Rear Window--Sweet little dog dies mysteriously; his owner wails to neighbors, "Did you kill him because he liked you?"
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Theatre of Blood--Robert Morley unwittingly eats his beloved poodles, à la Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus
Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice?--Dog endures beatings and an attempted burning by Geraldine Page
Where the Red Fern Grows--Irish setter killed by puma; its heartbroken mate goes on fatal hunger strike
--M. V. Moorhead