When Frankenweenie opens today, audiences will get all misty seeing Victor resurrect his precious pup. But bringing something back to life often has nightmarish consequences. For the fifth in our series of 31 Days of Halloween features, check out this gruesome gallery of Hollywood's zombie critters that shoulda stayed dead.
You gotta love cinema's well-trodden trick of hauling out a menagerie of innocent pets and creatures to restore God's gift after the reaper comes calling. Tinkering with creation tends to bring out the worst in all parties, and any triumphant comeback from the afterlife usually ends in bad dreams and buckets of blood. Reanimation in horror flicks is never pretty, as seen in these eight ugly accidents featuring unholy kitties, deranged sheep and one seriously homicidal rooster.
Remember the immortal words of Pet Sematary's Jud Crandall—sometimes, dead is better.
Take a look and you decide.
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