Curse of the Cat Lover’s Grave (2003)

Mike Matei / December 20th, 2003

This is a film I made in college, combining 3 subgenres of HORROR, the chiller, the shocker, and the splatter flick. It’s my third remake of “A Night of Total Terror” and a precursor to “The Deader the Better”, sort of.


  • amberdarko86

    April 18, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    The hand that popped up from the side of the bed actually did scare me.
    Nice work James!

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      May 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm

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      • October 20, 2013 at 12:04 am

        A “Bot” on Cinemasscre?? Really?

      • Richard Fukuda

        July 7, 2015 at 5:54 pm


    • Oropher

      March 28, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      I actually jad a little jumpscare moment when the guy/cat suddenly woke up. 😀

  • MyNaMEIsSliMShadY

    May 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Lol that was awesome. Nice job.

  • Drakulas

    June 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Lol, James mocking his own movie at the end.

  • TheKillerCat

    July 3, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Great effects
    Awesome scenes
    Cool plot

  • Ka-powner

    July 8, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    That dude has the best life insurance. It’s a shame that it lasts only for 9 times.

  • Matiaxx89

    August 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Love the scene were he hits the first guy in the head with a shovel!

    Head explosion! Splatter is awesome!

  • October 1, 2010 at 12:34 am

    1. Wasn’t that Boris Karloff??

    2. Sorry, James. You looked stupid in college. YOur face was all like, “duuuuuuh”. lol I’ve had my fun now.

  • October 1, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Well-made horror, well done James.
    The lighting of Act 1, the eerieness of Act 2 and the hilariously over-the-top goriness of Act 3 make a good combo.
    Not your best horror (I preferred ‘Deader the Better’ or possibly ‘Cinemaphobia’ if you call that a horror film) but this was a refreshing entry.
    Keep it up! I look forward to your future horror projects.

  • gamegirl99

    October 10, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    yet another dream sequence that made me jump out of my skin. Very nice job with this one

  • donkeytuesday

    November 18, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    thanks for using Ugly Kid Joe during the credits. i’m glad someone else likes them…they are the BEST of the “forgotten” bands

  • Hamstray

    December 3, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Uh, why do the credits say “Bon Jovi” instead of “Ugly Kid Joe”?

  • Josh1on1

    December 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I’m impressed with the way you made the telephone conversation whenever someone from a different room is speaking.

  • December 4, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    A fun watch!

  • linkdamasta64

    December 4, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    good film, but i got a question…. when he was killing the guy with a shovel the the hell did a plane just appear a disappear

    • ErnestPhillips

      January 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      @linkdamasta64 he mentoned in the comentary that it was to show he was getting faster and more cat like trough out the film 🙂

  • Mageboy677

    December 16, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Really really awesome, love the first part especiely as i’m a big fan of old style horror.

  • January 4, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Really enjoyed that! I’m going to film a very short film tonight because of this! James Rolfe, you are an inspiration!

  • darklord131

    March 17, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    original and entertaining its not often you come across something like that

  • germanium28

    April 24, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I was eating chips while I watched this and when Miles destroyed that guys head with a shovel I almost spat chewed up chip gush all over my computer monitor. Awsome

  • Born in the wrong time.

    June 2, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    good job.

    never stop makin your dreams a reality dude.

  • EpicCHAZZ

    January 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    What is the music in act 1 ???? Pleez someone tell me where I can get it online free!??

  • DarrylMcEleney

    March 11, 2012 at 6:58 am

    That was cool.

  • ZiggyFunBoy

    March 13, 2012 at 3:27 am

    That was pretty cool 😀 you should of use the song TV Eye from The Stooges

  • March 24, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Haha. Watch out for that evil cat!

  • March 24, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Haha. Watch out for that evil cat!

  • Aaron1375

    July 10, 2012 at 1:24 am

    The last act had me laughing.


    August 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    James: “That wasn’t scary.”
    That had me laughing a bit.

  • WillUnworthy

    August 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    This was awesome. I wanna know how he did the stabbing scene at the end.

  • Rick

    October 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Nice, very nice work James. Nice tribute in there, too 🙂 good ol’ Boris and Bela…

  • RetroGamer

    January 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm


  • fackya

    January 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    This is very well made for a college student.

  • e p

    January 30, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Pretty freaking good! The scariest part was when he walked to himself sleeping in the forest and he was a cat. Great work!

  • LauraB333

    February 4, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Love the sound effects…I gives it 2 thumbs up.

  • flawn scorpion

    March 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    hahahaha Awesome!!

  • ejp022791

    April 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Wow James, you’re actually really good at jump scares, even without using the cliche jump scare screech.

  • April 13, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    that was GREAT! Good job James

  • April 14, 2013 at 6:31 am


  • MarcRollins89

    April 18, 2013 at 11:26 am


  • Noah Cruz

    May 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Nice work James.

  • May 22, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Haha that was awesome. The beginning art was actually pretty chilling. If it was drawn out more it would make a good full length movie!

  • Simon Belmont111

    May 23, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Awesome movie, as always, but I must protest the use of Comic Sans MS in the titles and credits. Just kidding. GREAT FILM and I hope you continue to make more.

  • Squall85

    May 23, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Whoa, that was really good! You had some great moments there! The Act 1 was spooky, act 2 was really scary with all the popout scares, act 3 was just a regular slasher. I’d go with act 2.

  • Miranda Schneider

    May 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    This is one of my favorites that you’ve done so far ^^

  • July 29, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    you actually fucking got me to jump hahahaha

  • DjangoLives

    October 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    So scary!!

  • August 6, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Not bad i like it allot i also am a big fan of your other films

  • August 6, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    pretty good

  • Carson Hearne

    September 18, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    It doesn’t list it in the credits but the song during the credits is “Cat’s in the Cradle” by Ugly Kid Joe

  • William McClure

    March 7, 2015 at 1:46 am

    The dream scared the shit out of me. Nice work as always

  • taykel

    June 20, 2015 at 4:46 pm


  • Richard Fukuda

    July 7, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    The cat bad guys look like the babyfaced from BRAZIL

  • meinerHeld

    March 5, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Unexpected fourth-wall ending.

  • Sam Guzzino

    May 29, 2017 at 2:56 pm


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