MF: Dogs in Horror: They're Not Our Pets Anymore

LEE GAMBIN TALK: Dogs In Horror.

When we think of our canine companions as seen in the movies, we are instantly reminded of loving and loyal best pals; dedicated confidants such as Asta, Toto, Lassie and many others. However, in the horror film, dogs serve a very different purpose – sometimes as protectors of the most vulnerable, but most notably as the threat themselves. Dog-centric horror movies would spawn their own subgenre from the eco-horror film and prove to be a popular trend highlighted by a number of benchmarks such as DOGS (1976), THE PACK (1977), WHITE DOG (1982) and CUJO (1983).

With a look at dogs in response to social commentary, the “dogsploitation” craze of the seventies, the influence of the animal rights movement and a lot more, critic and author Lee Gambin will take you on a walk through the history of dog horror cinema. Accompanied by clips and stills, this talk will leave you salivating and begging for more. Woof!

Proceeds of ticket sales to go to a charity dedicated to helping man's best friend.

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed Captions or Audio Description available for individual/personal use in those shows indicating a 'CC & AD' notation on a film's session time booking button. Please note that only selected sessions are capable of offering the Closed Captions or Audio Description option, please contact the cinema in the event of confusion to avoid disappointment.

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Rating CTC
Genre Documentary
Running Time 80
New & Noteworthy
Closed Caption CNMN First Nations Acknowledgement