CAT PEOPLE (1942) / THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944)
CAT PEOPLE (1942) Stars Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph and Elizabeth Russell. Val Lewton's first impact in the horror film genre, and what an impact! A man falls in love with a mysterious, reclusive young woman who believes she is part of a demonic background. Part of a weird breed of creatures that turn into cats and must kill. A strtange web of mystery, wonderfully photographed with shocks and mounting dread.
THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944) An intriguing tale, beautifully filmed in a style that bears more resemblance to a Grimm?s fairytale than horror, with a mesmerizing performance from Ann Carter. This is her film and she is strong and convincing in the role. The exploration of the insecurity of the child coupled with a troubled relationship with her father is fascinating. The expectation of a "horror" film with the suggestive title is also misleading. This is ultimately a surprisingly sensitive and uniquely haunting film that would appeal on many levels.
- Manufacturer: Warner