In what may be the strangest concept for a kids' movie ever, Variety reports that John Davis' The Animation Picture Company has landed the rights to E.L. Katz's script for 'Zombie Pet Shop' – and they're planning to turn it into a 3D animated feature. You know, because nothing says "kid friendly" quite like seeing animated zombie puppies devour adorable non-zombie bunny rabbits...in loving 3D so you can almost touch the guts.

Katz, who's probably best known for writing the screenplay for Adam Gierasch's 'Autopsy,' is making the jump to macabre kids' movies with this tale of a mall pet shop infected with a strange virus that turns the animals into zombies. It's up to a spunky pug named Joey to find an antidote and save his friends.

While we have no idea how the pitch meeting for this went down, we like to think of Katz telling Davis that "it's like 'Dawn of the Dead,' only Ken Foree's part is played by a cute little pug I've named Joey!' How could anyone pass on a pitch like that? How awesome would this be if they went with a downbeat Romero-styled ending where Joey either A) never finds the antidote or B) finds it too late to save his best friend/love interest and the last shot is of him working feverishly to find a cure while his zombie pet strains against a leash in the background? We'd pay to see that.

This, of course, got us thinking. There aren't enough animated horror movies for kids out there – so what do you show little Timmy or Jane if they have a taste for the darker things in life? Here are five flicks for your horror-obsessed tykes.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Poster
The Nightmare Before Christmas
PG1993
In Theaters on October 13, 1993

The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has... Read More

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Movie Poster
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
PG2005
Based on 35 critics

Victor (Johnny Depp) and Victoria's (Emily Watson) families have arranged their marriage. Though they... Read More

Monster House Movie Poster
Monster House
PG2006
Based on 32 critics

No adults believe three youths' (Mitchel Musso, Spencer Locke, Sam Lerner) assertion that a neighboring... Read More

Coraline Movie Poster
Coraline
PG2009
Based on 38 critics

While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a secret door, behind... Read More

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Movie Poster
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
G1949
In Theaters on 1949

Two animated adaptations of classic literature make up this Disney film. In "The Wind in the Willows,"... Read More

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island Movie Poster
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
1998
In Theaters on 1998

Scooby (Scott Innes) and the rest of the Mystery, Inc., crew encounter creepy characters at a haunted... Read More