The Curse of the Cat People

"Weak"

The Curse of the Cat People Review


This rather silly follow-up to Cat People isn't so much unwatchable as it is merely unnecessary. For starters it's got nothing really to do with the original, focusing on the daughter, Amy, of the heroine from the original. Amy is hallucinating and dreams up an imaginary friend or two: Dad's dead first wife. There's really nothing in here that has to do with cat people, but allegedly the film was used in college psychology classes to study disturbed children. Of course, if that's any benchmark, you should see some of the movies they made me watch in school....

Part of the Val Lewton Horror Collection, including the following: Cat People, The Curse of the Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, The Body Snatcher, Isle of the Dead, Bedlam, The Leopard Man, The Ghost Ship, The Seventh Victim, and Shadows in the Dark, a documentary about Lewton.



Facts and Figures

Genre: Horror/Suspense

Run time: 70 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 14th October 1944

Distributed by: WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES

Production compaines: RKO Radio Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Fresh: 23 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 7.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: , Gunther von Fritsch

Producer:

Starring: as Ghost of Irena, as Oliver 'Ollie' Reed, as Alice Reed, as Amy Reed, as Miss Callahan, Amy's teacher, as Mrs. Julia Farren, Elizabeth Russell as Barbara Farren, as Police Captain, Sir Lancelot as Edward, Reed's Butler / Cook

Also starring: ,

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