Man’s Best Friend – A statistical breakdown of carnage

Man's Best Friend - A statistical breakdown of carnage

The mind is a funny network of memories.

(Content warning: gore, graphic scenes, and spoilers if you planned to watch this film for some reason.)

A while back, after watching The Breakfast Club, I was looking up some of the actors. Ally Sheedy was the first on my list as I didn’t know what else she’d been in. I found a movie in his filmography called Man’s Best Friend. Released in 1993, the synopsis tells you all you need to know:

A dog turns from man’s best friend into man’s worst nightmare as he attacks everything that moves.

This seemed standard fare for early-to-mid 90s sci-fi-based horrors (see The Lawnmower Man 1 and 2, Scanners II and III, ¬†and Flatliners, to name a few). A genetically mutated dog is given intelligence beyond its means but then it becomes ferocious. But what has that got to do with today? Well, I randomly remembered one particular scene (which you’ll see in the video below) involving the dog – named Max – and a mailman. The classic “dog bites mailman” trope is taken a few 100 steps further in this movie. Let’s just say there were some undelivered¬†letters that day.

In the video below, you can watch all the kills from Man’s Best Friend. RIP Mailman. You fought valiantly with your pepper spray that did nothing at all. On a lighter note, the scene may have inspired this one from Friday with less fatal results.

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