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Year
1944
Runtime
70 min.
Directors
Robert Wise, Gunther V. Fritsch
Genres
Drama, Horror, Film-Noir
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
3,961
Checks
1,191
Favs
58
Dislikes
18
Favs/checks
4.9% (1:21)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Val Lewton's Cat People was about a woman, poor doomed Irena, who may or may not have been possessed by the spirit of a panther. The sequel, The Curse of the Cat People, has the surviving characters from the first film get married and have a little girl, Amy, who has an overactive imagination, and summons an imaginary friend who may or may not be the ghost of Irena. While the child lives in a kind of shadow world between the real and the fantastical, mostly benign, as many children do, the Curse is really on the father, who fears her imagination will lead her down Irena's dark path (as he never believed her malaise was supernatural either). As a counterpoint, we have odd neighbors (who may or may not be Cat People, there are clues) in a similar situation. A grown-up daughter whose traumatized mother refuses to recognize her as anything but an impostor. It's possible you will want more answers than the film gives you, but as a mood piece, it works terribly well, with nice visuals, an effective child star, and a good sense that this is a child's reality, not completely understood. 4 months 2 weeks ago
  2. Camille Deadpan's avatar

    Camille Deadpan

    The curse of the cat people is actually one of the scariest movies I've ever seen! 5 years 9 months ago
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