Today's marathon theme was suggested by Zach Shildwachter on Twitter (@zachforzombies). Thanks, Zach!
This lineup of was challenging, because unlike "Creature Features" from earlier this week, I don't have a ton of inherent affection for dog movies. I love dogs. Love them! But not necessarily dog movies. That's because a lot of movies that are specifically about dogs either aren't very good or are very much targeted at "families." You might get away with one of those in the span of 24 hours, but any more than that and you're going to fuck up the whole marathon. So I had to take some creative license with what a "dog movie" is. Enjoy!
Also -- had I not already used it up, of COURSE John Wick would have been part of the lineup.
10 a.m. - A Fish Called Wanda (1988, dir. Charles Crichton & John Cleese)
Noon - A Boy and His Dog (1975, dir. L.Q. Jones)
2 p.m. - Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006, dir. Bobcat Goldthwait
4 p.m. - Man Bites Dog (1992, dirs. Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde)
6 p.m. - Stand By Me (1986, dir. Rob Reiner)
8 p.m. - The Thing (1982, dir. John Carpenter)
resulting creature is such a memorable part of the film, it seems like an ok fit. This remains one of the best horror movies ever made and one of my absolute favorites.
10 p.m. - Cujo (1983, dir. Lewis Teague)
Midnight - Dog Soldiers (2002, dir. Neil Marshall)
2 a.m. - The Beyond (1981, dir. Lucio Fulci)
4 a.m. - White Dog (1982, dir. Sam Fuller)
6 a.m. - Best in Show (2000, dir. Christopher Guest)
8 a.m. - Reservoir Dogs (1992, dir. Quentin Tarantino)
And with the opening notes of Harry Nilsson's "Coconut," it's time to wrap up these 24 hours. I'm dog tired. Is that an expression? Dog tired?