And he’s doing quite well for a rescue puppy.
If you haven’t seen Black Mirror (the “Metalhead” episode) this cartoon probably makes no sense. And if you have seen it, well, you can certainly understand the reaction of the man and his dog in this cartoon. No shame, brah!
I just wrapped up Season Four and Metalhead was one of my favorites from all seasons. It’s a truly horrifying episode (not like the others are soothing bedtime stories), and like everything else in the series, the horror is only made more salient by its close relation to our own reality. I guess some sadistic misanthropic nitwits are currently working on their own creepy cybercur (one that doesn’t kill – yet). Please, people, don’t we have enough problems trying to avoid Elon Musk’s maniacal self-driving cars? Do we really need faceless dogs that can shoot guns and operate can openers?
The robot dog in Black Mirror is truly the stuff of nightmares, but also pretty dang cool from a horror villain perspective. It’s a like a four legged Terminator – the only thing missing is an Austrian accent when it barks. I’m hoping that drawing a cartoon version of the show’s plate metal pooch will provide me some therapeutic effect and I’ll be able to walk within 50 yards of real dog again. Or a toaster, for that matter.
Thanks for reading Grinsane! Check back end of week for another horror comedy cartoon. This Friday is Friday the 13th, and rumor has it that hockey boy Jason himself may be making an appearance, so stay tuned!