[Movie still from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Warner Bros.]
Dogs can be cute and cuddly. They can also be 6 feet tall and have blood red eyes. Well, the hellhounds from the underworld do. But hellhounds need love too! Here’s a pack of hounds who deserve some hugs.
Zuul & Vinz - Ghostbusters
I am the Gatekeeper, are you the Key Master? It might be tricky to cuddle this toothy duo. Let’s just say these two hellhounds have been very naughty. First, they try to bring Gozer The Destructor into the world. And then they try to destroy Ney York City! At least their loyal?
Dog – Good Omens
When you’re the hellhound of the Antichrist, you would have hoped for a cooler name than simply “Dog” but alas. Dog’s arrival to his master Adam marks the beginning of a century old prophecy. Always by his master side, Dog might be small in stature, but brave till the end. End of the world that is!
Hellhounds - Supernatural
Hellhounds serve a special task in the Supernatural world; they drag the souls of the damned to hell. The Winchesters deal with these hellish beasts’ numerous times throughout the series, dubbing them “demonic pit bulls.” Ferocious and smart, these hellhounds sure do make the Winchester brothers barking mad.
Sammael - Hellboy
Dealing with the Paranormal is what Hellboy does best, but the hellhound Sammael gives him a run for his money. Sammael is dubbed the “Hound of Resurrection” due to his regenerative demonic powers. Summoned to cause chaos and destruction, Hellboy chases this wily hound across the city, lamenting how much he prefers cats before sending him back home to hell.