Kyle Anderson
January 06, 2012 AT 05:00 AM EST

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?

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