I’ve noticed the past decade more movies are including scenes where animals are being slaughtered by crazed killers. Movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo where the adopted cat was left disemboweled on their door step as a warning. But are these scenes necessary to the plot line?
Movies like Cujo by Stephan King, I vote killing the dog necessary since it was the only way to keep it from tearing the woman and child apart.
Halloween, I vote it’s a toss-up. If the director used something other than the dog to attempt to keep Michael from entering the house like a realtor or kid, it would’ve been just as effective. However, it also would’ve jumped right into the senseless killing and cut the suspense building up to the first kill.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I vote not necessary. The entire scene could’ve been cut and it wouldn’t have taken away from the storyline that the person they were after was a heartless psychopathic killer.
What’s your opinion I like to know.
About The Author
C. Zablockis is an Indie author of paranormal, dark fantasy and horror novels. She published Lexi Greene’s Dangerous Lesson, Lexi Greene’s Grim Awakening, Monster (The Zeuorian Series) and My Watcher (The Zeuorian Series) YA Dark Fantasy Thriller.