Thursday, February 18, 2010

Movie Review: Cat People

Cat People is a 1982 horror film starring Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell and John Heard. It is a remake of the (in our opinion much better) 1942 film. The plot centers on a race of ancient cat people who carry a terrible curse: if they ever show real affection, they transform from human to panther and succumb to bloody urges. Director Paul Schrader said, "it has more skin than blood," and so, this is not a family film. The acting is good and the atmosphere--set in moody New Orleans--is dark and foreboding. Two out of five purrs.

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