When a butcher loses his dog, his life starts to unravel.

Tonight’s chosen horror short for our Halloween Countdown is delightfully disturbing.  Dog Food (2014) was written and directed by Brian Crano and stars Corey Michael Smith and David Joseph Craig.  Surprisingly, Amanda Seyfried also stars in this short, and, predictably, gives an incredible performance.  Her horror chops clearly haven’t dulled down since Jennifer’s Body and Chloe (or Big Love).

Dog Food is a slow burn, but the payoff is intense, horrifying, and totally satisfying.  Crano uses the film to toy with the viewers’ emotions and make their guts twist in discomfort and anticipation.  You’re sure to love this film whether you’re a dog person or completely devoid of a soul.