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* There's a scene where a nice man, going hunting, befriends one of the starving dogs only to [[ShootTheShaggyDog accidentally shoot]] [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace himself in the face]]. [[LudicrousGibs Quite messily]].

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* There's a scene where a nice man, man (named Ephraim in the novel), going hunting, befriends one of the starving dogs only to [[ShootTheShaggyDog accidentally shoot]] [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace himself in the face]]. [[LudicrousGibs Quite messily]].


* The film doesn't shy away from gore in the slightest. The most infamous scene above aside, the dogs graphically kill and eat lambs -- the nightmarishly detailed carcasses visible after -- and eat the corpse of a man sent to kill them after the Tod trips him off a death, with a good closeup of the half-eaten corpse afterwards.

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* The film doesn't shy away from gore in the slightest. The most infamous scene above aside, the dogs graphically kill and eat lambs -- the nightmarishly detailed carcasses visible after -- and eat the corpse of a man sent to kill them after the Tod trips him off a death, and (in some versions) with a good closeup of the half-eaten corpse afterwards.


* ''Plague Dogs'' was also subject to MisaimedMarketing, with a [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/08/Plaguedogsposter.jpg cheerful cover of cute dogs]] featuring the tagline [[CoversAlwaysLie "Escape to A Different World... And Share The Adventure Of A Lifetime"]].

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* ''Plague Dogs'' was also subject to MisaimedMarketing, with a the [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/08/Plaguedogsposter.jpg cheerful cover of cute dogs]] poster]] featuring the tagline [[CoversAlwaysLie "Escape to A Different World... And Share The Adventure Of A Lifetime"]].


** The scene in which the dogs sneak out of the lab to escape shows the walking past the other animals who were having horrible experiments done on them. Most shocking of all were the monkeys. The fact the monkeys have electrodes planted into their heads makes it unlikely they are being used for breeding, but equally horrific invasive brain research.

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** The scene in which the dogs sneak out of the lab to escape shows the them walking past the other animals who were having horrible experiments done on them. Most shocking of all were the monkeys. The fact the monkeys have electrodes planted into their heads makes it unlikely they are being used for breeding, but equally horrific invasive brain research.


The animated film is [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Grave of the Fireflies with dogs]]. See it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp5mcc47xD8 here]].

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The animated film is ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Grave of the Fireflies with dogs]]. See it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp5mcc47xD8 here]].


** The scene in which the dogs sneak out of the lab to escape shows the walking past the other animals who were having horrible experiments done on them. Most shocking of all were the monkeys that appear to have been locked in 'rape racks'. Don't even ''think'' about looking up what they are if you haven't heard of them before. However, the devices more closely resemble non-human primate restraint chairs(which laboratories to this day still use.) The fact the monkeys have electrodes planted into their heads makes it unlikely they are being used for breeding, but equally horrific invasive brain research.

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** The scene in which the dogs sneak out of the lab to escape shows the walking past the other animals who were having horrible experiments done on them. Most shocking of all were the monkeys that appear to have been locked in 'rape racks'. Don't even ''think'' about looking up what they are if you haven't heard of them before. However, the devices more closely resemble non-human primate restraint chairs(which laboratories to this day still use.) monkeys. The fact the monkeys have electrodes planted into their heads makes it unlikely they are being used for breeding, but equally horrific invasive brain research.


The animated film is [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Grave of the Fireflies with puppies]]. See it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp5mcc47xD8 here]].

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The animated film is [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Grave of the Fireflies with puppies]].dogs]]. See it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp5mcc47xD8 here]].


** ([-"[[WrongGenreSavvy A SPECIAL KIND OF MOVIE MAGIC]] From The Creators Of Watership Down."-])

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** ([-"[[WrongGenreSavvy A SPECIAL KIND OF MOVIE MAGIC]] From The Creators Of Watership Down."-])"-])
* A deeply painful example, coupled with TearJerker and tapping right into victim psychology. Not only does the story bookend with fear of drowning, Rowf's internal struggle is shown to be shockingly realistic. As Rowf seeks Snitter, he ponders the meaning of life and how all-consumingly his decisions were driven by hatred of men and fear of being drowned again... [[spoiler:and that he actually loves men, even the whitecoats, and has an innate desire to be in the drowning tank because he just wants to be a good dog, literally because they seem to want to abuse him and so he wants to let them.]] Good argument for trigger warnings.


** The scene in which the dogs sneak out of the lab to escape shows the walking past the other animals who were having horrible experiments done on them. Most shocking of all were the monkeys that appear to have been locked in 'rape racks'. Don't even ''think'' about looking up what they are if you haven't heard of them before.

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** The scene in which the dogs sneak out of the lab to escape shows the walking past the other animals who were having horrible experiments done on them. Most shocking of all were the monkeys that appear to have been locked in 'rape racks'. Don't even ''think'' about looking up what they are if you haven't heard of them before. However, the devices more closely resemble non-human primate restraint chairs(which laboratories to this day still use.) The fact the monkeys have electrodes planted into their heads makes it unlikely they are being used for breeding, but equally horrific invasive brain research.

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** The scene in which the dogs sneak out of the lab to escape shows the walking past the other animals who were having horrible experiments done on them. Most shocking of all were the monkeys that appear to have been locked in 'rape racks'. Don't even ''think'' about looking up what they are if you haven't heard of them before.

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The animated film is [[XMeetsY Grave of the Fireflies with puppies]]. See it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp5mcc47xD8 here]].

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The animated film is [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Grave of the Fireflies with puppies]]. See it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp5mcc47xD8 here]].


** ([-"[[BlatantLies A SPECIAL KIND OF MOVIE MAGIC]] From The Creators Of Watership Down."-])

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** ([-"[[BlatantLies ([-"[[WrongGenreSavvy A SPECIAL KIND OF MOVIE MAGIC]] From The Creators Of Watership Down."-])


** ([-"[[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow A SPECIAL KIND OF MOVIE MAGIC]] From The Creators Of Watership Down."-])

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** ([-"[[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow ([-"[[BlatantLies A SPECIAL KIND OF MOVIE MAGIC]] From The Creators Of Watership Down."-])


* The film doesn't shy away from gore in the slightest. The most infamous scene above aside, the dogs graphically kill and eat lambs -- the nightmarishly detailed carcasses visible after -- and eat the corpse of a man sent to kill them after the Tod trips him off a death, with a good closeup of the half-eaten corpse afterwards.



** ([-"[[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow A SPECIAL KIND OF MOVIE MAGIC]] From The Creators Of Watership Down."-])

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** ([-"[[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow A SPECIAL KIND OF MOVIE MAGIC]] From The Creators Of Watership Down."-])

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