Many people, if they can sit through all the adrenaline rushed moments, find hours of entertainment in such stories and might give their dog a horror-inspired name. The horror theme is a broad one and includes many different options from witchcraft and vampires, to serial killing psychos and supernatural phenomena. The horror theme also includes concepts and long-standing cultural and historical stories that have created fear and mystique over the centuries, such as evil figures from the Bible or stories from the Greek Underworld of the Olympians.
Dog owners have a lot to work with when it comes to giving their dog a horror-inspired name. Either the dog was a supporting or lead character and represented the good guys, or the dog was evil. These roles in pop culture, with respect to the "evil" dogs, seem breed specific. The evil dogs are often being represented by stigmatized breeds such as the German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Pit Bull, and Doberman Pinscher.
Sadly, such popular culture representation has only further hurt these great canine breed's reputations. The role of the good dog or protagonist dog is played by a multitude of breeds but most often by the smaller Terrier types and those with high breed intelligence. One of the most noted evil dogs in horror film history is Steve King's Cujo. Cujo was a large Saint Bernard who wasn't necessarily evil but ill.
Cujo did kill many people in King's novel, but it was only after the large dog contracted the rabies virus from a rabid bat. The book is a testament to the absolute necessity of having your dog vaccinated.
Many dogs in horror films and novels are good, loyal dogs who help their people defeat the evil antagonists. Nanook has an uncanny sixth sense for detecting vampires and dispatches several of the would-be killers to save his two owners from danger. Finally, not all horror inspired dogs are scary.
Some horror stories are comedies and can be heartfelt. This is often said about Tim Burton movies where the genre is spooky but not necessarily evil or scary. In Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, an animated film in black and white, young Victor Frankenstein's dog, a Bull Terrier, meets a tragic early end. Sparky, the Bull Terrier, is re-animated by Victor and proves his undying love and loyalty to his best friend.
The representation of certain breeds and names in this theme seem to be changing in popular culture. Frankenweenie is played by a Bull Terrier, which is a classic "bad boy dog. One of the saddest dog moments in horror film history is when Sam, Robert Neville's Will Smith German Shepherd is infected with the virus that would turn the canine insane in the movie, I Am Legend.
The heartbreaking moment comes when Neville is forced to put Sam down as he transforms into an "evil dog. Horror Dog Name Considerations The horror dog name theme has many options and does not fit just one breed, color, or size of the dog. Any dog breed or mix can easily find a horrific name, but some thought is necessary.
Owners and potential owners want to consider the breed of their dog when choosing a particularly evil dog name. For example, one of the scariest of dogs is Steven King's Cujo. Cujo was a massive Saint Bernard and naming a slobbery Saint Bernard or another large breed dog Cujo might inspire fear in some people.
Just make sure your Cujo has all his vaccinations up-to-date. Naming a small dog, like a Chihuahua or a Terrier mix, Cujo might be more appropriate since it plays on the irony of the name. While the coat color has little to do with naming most dogs, dark colored dogs with black or dark brown coats always seem a perfect fit for the horror-inspired names. Names like Raven for a female dog or simply Black for a male dog are color-specific names that fit the horror theme. Finally, owners should also consider the degree of scariness they want to evoke in their dog's name.
Names like Freddy, Jason, and Hannibal refer to some scary people while names like Van Helsing, Igor, and Pugsley are not quite so horrific. Male Horror Dog Names.