Man's Best Friend (1993)

Nomination Year: 2007
SYNOPSIS:  If you mixed two parts Cujo with two parts Syngenor and one part Ally Sheedy, you might end up with Man's Best Friend. Intrepid reporter Ally sneaks into a genetics lab run by the evil Lance Henriksen to do a story on animal experimentation and ends up rescuing a dog, which she takes home and adopts. The dog bonds with her and is sweet and affectionate to her, while systematically killing everyone else in the movie when she's not looking. Actually, as horror movies go, this is a pretty good one. In fact, at one point Jenna was saying that it might be too good for the Smithees. Mere seconds later, Lance explains how the dog was spliced with chameleon DNA, which allows it to turn invisible ... which pretty much shot down that idea.

"Alas, Poor Yorick"

Meaner--and More Vindictive--Than a Junkyard Dog
Larry has captured the supersoldier dog, and has it tied up on a chain. He taunts it, threatening it with a blowtorch. It breaks free of its chain, and they have a rather brief fight. Larry burns the dog, but the dog gets the upper "hand" when Larry leaves himself vulnerable in his special place....

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Ally Sheedy best known as one of the mid-1980s "Brat Pack" 
Lance Henrikson "Bishop" from Alien(s), "Frank Black" on Millennium, and in a lot of Bad Movies, too 
Director Claim to Fame
John Lafia writer of Man's Best Friend; also directed three episodes of the Babylon 5 television show 

Greg Pearson

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