10 Scary Movies Where the Pets Don't Die

Carol Anne (played by Heather O'Rourke) tries to prevent the TV people from scooping her up in "Poltergeist." Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images

If you were a kid in the '80s, chances are you were terrified by the movie "Poltergeist." After all, it had a PG rating, so it was fine for parents to take their kids to see it, right? Luckily, we all survived the closet monster, evil tree, a TV portal to another dimension and even that guy tearing his own face off in the mirror. And so did the dog!

The Freeling family moves into a brand-new housing development that just happens to be built on an old graveyard. The family dog, E-Buzz (alternately spelled E. Buzz) is around for most of their supernatural adventures. The demonic forces in the Freeling home are pretty focused on humans, though. E-Buzz is never harmed and travels with the family when they flee to a hotel.

Of course, Carol Anne's pet bird Tweety didn't fare so well.