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Paramount making an animated horror movie titled Stray Dogs

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Not these kind of cute dogs

Hollywood seems to love dog movies, whether it be those repetitive stories of dogs influencing their owner’s lives, comedic stories of dogs running their owners live or cute, animated movies of dog heroics. However, I think Hollywood might be embarking on one of its most unusual canine movies yet as Paramount has announced that a new movie Stray Dogs, based on an upcoming Image Comics horror comic book by Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner that is set to release in 2021, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

The story, which is being described as Silence of the Lambs meets Lady and the Tramp is not your typical dog movie as it is clearly focused on the horror genre that will lean more into the twisted doll territory of Annabelle that the dogs we are used to, according to the film’s producer Gary Dauberman:

And definitely not this kind of dog

So much of what makes horror work is taking something innocent and twisting it into something scary. Like a doll in Annabelle. Or a clown in It. And that’s what we want to do in Stray Dogs: take animation and twist it into something terrifying by using it to explore a really dark story. For me, the project combines a lot of my passions: animation, horror and, well, dogs.

I love that it’s not just a horror movie, but an animated one. We seldom get to see horror explored through animation and I would love to see how they can pull this off. We may all find our own dogs quite cute, but much like kids in horror movies, it’s only fair that they also get turned into something haunting. And in an innocent format like animation, it could become even more tormenting.

Last Updated: September 17, 2020


  1. Original Heretic

    September 17, 2020 at 14:58

    Animation was never freaky to me.

    Then I watched Love, Death and Robots.


    • Lu

      September 17, 2020 at 16:04

      That space station short. Feck.


      • Original Heretic

        September 17, 2020 at 16:14

        Thaaaaat’s the one.

        I don’t know how many times I said “HOLY FUCK” afterwards. But it was a lot!


        • Lu

          September 17, 2020 at 16:14

          Man I wish they’d make a second season.
          Or use some of the shorts as pilots for full shows. The worldbuilding was amazing. Especially the SteamPunk China


          • Original Heretic

            September 17, 2020 at 16:14

            Didn’t they confirm season 2 a few months back? I’m sure I remember reading something to that effect.

            And all those stories that they did were award-winning sci-fi short stories. Which is why they were just soooooo good!
            So they’re following that same model in S2 (I’m sure I remember reading that, too!).

          • Lu

            September 18, 2020 at 07:38

            Yes I see Netflix did confirm!

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