If you’ve ever wondered where Stephen King gets all his terrifying ideas, look no further than the beast above.
This adorable corgi named Molly may seem harmless, but there’s a reason the bestselling horror author refers to her as the “Thing of Evil.”
Just look at what she did in December when King introduced her to his Twitter followers.
My new puppy chews up a Santa hat. Good idea. pic.twitter.com/Tsd9pQjmkR
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 16, 2014
Mercilessly chewing up a Santa hat may seem like run-of-the-mill puppy behavior, but some of King’s fans hinted that this could be only the first of little Molly’s destructive acts. Some even drew comparisons to Cujo, the rabid St. Bernard in his 1981 horror novel of the same name.
Since then, King has offered a wealth of photographic evidence that Molly has been living up to her nickname.
She’s destroyed her own bed.
Molly, aka The Thing of Evil, tries out Bed #2 after mostly devouring Bed #1. pic.twitter.com/zeu7PI0kXC
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 28, 2015
She’s mutilated harmless boxes of Raisin Bran simply for the thrill of the kill.
Molly, aka The Thing of Evil, enjoys a box of Raisin Bran. pic.twitter.com/ym8aXKeJAs
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 7, 2015
She’s hunted down innocents and smiled over their corpses.
Molly, aka The Thing of Evil, ruthlessly hunts down the Purple Dinosaur of Decency and crows over its dead body. pic.twitter.com/yhyab7vj5k
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 9, 2015
She’s even demonstrated blatant disregard for King’s personal fitness.
Molly demonstrates the Thing of Evil Workout, also known as the Who Gives a Shit About Muscle Tone Workout. pic.twitter.com/r0jk2Cf865
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 3, 2015
And when she’s not actively engaging in malicious behavior, she lounges around the house scheming future evil acts.
Molly, aka The Thing of Evil, spends an afternoon thinking up new acts of wickedness. pic.twitter.com/NQKKldpvYZ
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 14, 2015
It’s difficult to comprehend how King should share his home with such a creature. Perhaps he needed villainous inspiration for a future novel, but it could simply be that “The Thing of Evil” is just so darn cute.