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Pet (2016)

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A man bumps into an old crush and holds her captive underneath the animal shelter where he works.


Carles Torrens


Jeremy Slater
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Cast overview:
Dominic Monaghan ... Seth
Ksenia Solo ... Holly
Jennette McCurdy ... Claire
Da'Vone McDonald ... Nate
Nathan Parsons ... Eric
Janet Song ... Mrs. Gundy
Gary J. Tunnicliffe ... Homeless Guy
Denise Garcia ... Britt
John Ross Bowie ... Jessup
Sean Blakemore ... Detective Meara
Irene Roseen ... Nosy Old Lady (as Irene Rosen)
Alasdair Martin ... Alasdair Martin
Harmony McElligott ... Harmony McElligott
Rachel Robinson ... Radio Hostess


A psychological thriller about a man who bumps into an old crush and subsequently becomes obsessed with her, leading him to hold her captive underneath the animal shelter where he works. But what will the victim have in store for her captor?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A Love Story


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, some grisly images, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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The scene of downtown Los Angeles at approximately 38:08 is from 740 Jackson Street, Los Angeles, facing the Wells Fargo Building. See more »


On the third day when Seth brings Holly water, she uncaps and drops the cap before she drinks. As Seth leaves, Holly grabs the food bag and the other bottle of water, knocking over the first bottle of water - which is now full and capped. See more »


Seth: Shhh, shh, shh. What I just put in you, it's called pancuronium bromide, it's a paralyzing agent. It stings a little. Don't worry, it's safe, I tested it on myself.
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Referenced in Frightfest 2016: In Conversation With (2016) See more »


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tension is low but twist is intriguing
12 February 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Seth (Dominic Monaghan) works at the animal shelter. He runs into waitress Holly (Ksenia Solo) on the bus. She doesn't remember him but he remembers her. He has had a crush on her since school and starts becoming obsessed. Claire (Jennette McCurdy) is her roommate and she is still hounded by her ex Eric. Seth tries to ask her out but she rejects him. He steals her notebook. He sets up a cage in the basement of the animal shelter and kidnaps her. Security guard Nate is usually the only one around and nobody can hear her over the animal noises.

This has a couple of actors that I like. The first half of the movie struggles to pick up the pace in a seemingly predictable kidnapping film. There is a reveal of something different and more interesting around the halfway point. This may work better to compress the first half and do the kidnapping earlier. Monaghan may also be better off playing it less creepy and more of a good Samaritan. This takes the standard horror and gives it a twist. It has potential but doesn't fully achieve an engaging movie.

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Release Date:

2 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63, 2 October 2016

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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