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A Christmas Carol. Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2009.

A Christmas Carol. Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2009. 150 150 Georgina Hartley

‘Even the blind men’s dogs appeared to know him; and when they saw him coming on, would tug their owners into doorways and up courts; and then would wag their…

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2001: A Space Odyssey. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer. 1968.

2001: A Space Odyssey. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer. 1968. 150 150 Callum Ratcliffe

Figure 1: Parody recreation of the ‘Dawn of Man’ sequence in The Simpsons S3 Ep8 (1991) dir. Carlos BaezaFigure 2: Animal Mother (pictured)Inscribing violence onto the body of animality and…

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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Dir. Jim Stenstrum. Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. 1998.

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Dir. Jim Stenstrum. Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. 1998. 150 150 Natalie Fenn

Figure 1 – Simone and Lena’s partial werecat transformation, lending them features of both species. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island[1] is subversive both in terms of subverting what you’d expect from…

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The Craft. Dir. Andrew Fleming. Columbia Pictures. 1996.

The Craft. Dir. Andrew Fleming. Columbia Pictures. 1996. 150 150 Laura Hallam

‘Big animals steal from little ones’ – Bonnie Harper (Neve Campbell) The Craft (1996) epitomises the intensity of teenage female friendships, and how quickly and violently these bonds can be…

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The Craft. Dir. Andrew Fleming. Columbia Pictures. 1996.

The Craft. Dir. Andrew Fleming. Columbia Pictures. 1996. 150 150 Laura Hallam

The Craft is a 1996 supernatural teen horror film, in which animals feature heavily as a representation of the otherness felt by four teenage girls who possess extraordinary powers. The…

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A Whisker Away. Dir. Junichi Sato & Tomotaka Shibayama. Studio Colorido, Netflix. 2020.

A Whisker Away. Dir. Junichi Sato & Tomotaka Shibayama. Studio Colorido, Netflix. 2020. 150 150 Maria Stoll

In A Whisker Away, the 14-year-old Miyo Sasaki takes extreme measures in order to be close to her school crush Kento Hinode, even accepting a cat mask from a dubious…

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The Thing. Dir. John Carpenter. Universal Pictures. 1982.

The Thing. Dir. John Carpenter. Universal Pictures. 1982. 150 150 Rae Ellis

Figure 2Figure 1 The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982) uses dogs as an emotional catalyst to evoke a heightened sympathetic response from its audience. The alien organism – adopting the exterior…

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Pet Sematary. Dir. Mary Lambert. Paramount Pictures. 1989.

Pet Sematary. Dir. Mary Lambert. Paramount Pictures. 1989. 150 150 Adam Shepherd

Mary Lambert’s 1989 adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is a horror film that supplants the blood-thirsty killer with a household pet – one which becomes increasingly unfamiliar as the…

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D-War : Dragon Wars. Dir. Hyung-rae Shim. Freestyle Releasing, Showbox. 2007.

D-War : Dragon Wars. Dir. Hyung-rae Shim. Freestyle Releasing, Showbox. 2007. 150 150 Yelin Jang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAwm-dRRv6M&feature=emb_logo The movie, D-War : Dragon Wars, begins with introducing the Korean legend of the ascension of Imoogi, a gigantic pre-dragon stage serpent. Every 500 years, one good Imoogi was rewarded…

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Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996.

Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996. 150 150 Alice Connolly

Twelve Monkeys begins: human beings whoop and rattle in cages, buried deep underground. Wild animals roam free in the streets; in the churches, on top of this underground prison. But who…

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