The Cat People

In the early days of film, producers had a lot more creative control than the directors, and you can see that in the similar dark and eery ambiance of movies Val Lewton produced. The Cat People is my favorite of his movies, although I Walked With a Zombie and Isle of the Dead are great, too.

It’s hard to explain what’s going on in this one because it’s surprisingly sophisticated for a low-budget horror movie from the 40s. The main character is a Serbian woman who believes she is descended from the cat people of her village. At the same time as her marriage begins to fall apart, a panther escapes from the local zoo, and as the events unfold, it leaves you trying to figure out who is crazy and what is real. It’s a very fun, creepy movie.

A bunch of you had great suggestions in my last Month of Horror Movies post, but it got pushed off the page so quickly that I’m afraid the suggestions will get lost, so I started a thread in the Untangling Knots group on Ravelry about movies to knit to. What movies have you been watching this month?







3 responses to “The Cat People”

  1. I haven’t seen the original Cat People but I saw the remake and loved it.


    1. I’ve never seen the remake! I should give it a try.

  2. Saw this on TCM years ago – loved it!

    Off to join your new group…!

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