Cat People (1942) History of Horror

Mike Matei / October 9th, 2007


  • April 8, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I had my eye on the Val Lewton DVD set for a while. Something worth renting along with the Scorcese-directed Lewton documentary.

  • Shikster

    April 29, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    You would have shit your pants! LMFAO….classic.

  • WatchmenFTW

    August 15, 2010 at 5:59 am

    God, that bus coming by made me jump. Wierd looking movie.

  • October 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    The cat at the end was genius.

  • penpan

    August 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Classic walking sequence. A ghost story I read as a child took off this format!

  • September 26, 2011 at 8:24 am

    It’s worth noting that while Cat People was a unique chiller for its time, the 1944 sequel Curse of the Cat People was very different from its predecessor. However, the theme of a child’s imagination and the wonders of childhood actually made the movie so good that it’s usually seen in child psychology classes.

    Also, the 80’s remake is pretty good but the original is better.

  • You Only Live Thrice

    October 3, 2011 at 12:05 am

    shit would come outta your ass

  • Sarrells

    March 2, 2012 at 1:27 am

    I actually saw this one and liked it a lot. The part where the girl came screaming home and pounding the door was great. Her family wouldn’t let her in and she’s killed by the panther. The mom gasps as blood floods under the door and into the kitchen. Love that film noir effect.

  • March 6, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Where are all the cat people??


    September 16, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Very cool thriller. Relies heavily on jus the crepiness. It’s so damn creepy. Except 4 the end which is a huge pay off. Interesting characters, especially Irena. All women are killer cats.

  • fcabanski

    October 28, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Startling an audience and scaring an audience are two different things. Modern horror movies startle and disgust. They don’t scare.

    • Don Skiver

      September 26, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      I’m going to play devil’s advocate here even though I happen to personally agree with you that modern horror tends to shock and disgust more than anything.

      There’s different ways of being scared. “Horror” as an umbrella genre, has many sub genres beneath it. Things like “body horror” “psychological horror” “gothic horror” “comedy horror” “action horror” as well as “thrillers” and “chillers”.

      There’s no one way of doing it. It’s all up to the creator as to what their goal is. Does the creator want to give the audience a sense of dread and anxiety? Or do they want to shock and disgust the audience? Or do they simply want to make lots and lots of money by aping the current trends?

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