The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, 2011
Blomkvist’s four-legged sidekick gets brutally dismembered as a warning.
Straw Dogs, 2011
Thugs hang a kitty corpse as a taunt, then graduate to arson.
The Roommate, 2011
As an unhinged stalker, Leighton Meester tosses Minka Kelly’s cat into a clothes dryer.
The Book of Eli, 2010
A postapocalyptic feral feline meets its end at the tip of Denzel Washington’s arrow.
The Last Exorcism, 2010
Perhaps the demon inside the girl who beats a barn cat is really an evil dog?