10 Scary Movies Where the Pets Don't Die

'The Lost Boys'
Aww, yeah. Now that's the '80s! Left to right, Billy Wirth, Kiefer Sutherland, Brooke McCarter and Alex Winter in a scene from 1987's "The Lost Boys." Warner Brothers/Getty Images

If it's movie night and the first thing that pops into your head is, "I want to a watch a super '80s horror movie. A movie that's as '80s as an '80s movie can get," then "The Lost Boys" should definitely be on your list. It's about a gang of sexy vampires in a California town going up against the Coreys (Feldman and Haim). The only thing more '80s would be a Rubik's Cube wearing leg warmers while voting for Ronald Reagan.

You'd think the teen heartthrobs would be the heroes of the movie, but it's actually Nanook, a husky of some kind, who gets the big vampire kill shot against a wounded vampire who still poses a serious threat. Nanook uses a flying leap to knock the vamp into a bathtub full of holy water.

Nanook proves how useful a loyal canine companion can be when you're up against vampires. He frequently alerts his pals to the presence of vamps and can tell when a human has been transformed into a vampire.

As Edgar Frog (Feldman) notes in the movie to Sam Emerson (Haim), "Your dog knows flesh-eaters when he smells 'em!"