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      The Curse of the Cat People

      Released Mar 2, 1944 1h 10m Horror List
      89% Tomatometer 35 Reviews 65% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings In this sequel to "Cat People," Oliver Reed (Kent Smith) is married to the lovely Alice Moore (Jane Randolph). The couple has a daughter, Amy (Ann Carter), a withdrawn young girl with a vivid imagination who soon begins talking to visions of her father's deceased former wife, the cursed Irena (Simone Simon). When Amy unintentionally incurs the wrath of a mentally unstable woman (Elizabeth Russell), the girl's relationship with Irena's apparition comes into play. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Foregoing the horror thrills of its predecessor in favor of childhood fantasy, Curse of the Cat People is a touching and psychologically complex family film couched in a ghost story.

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Old-fashioned horror fantasy isn't too scary for tweens. Rated: 3/5 Dec 22, 2010 Full Review Variety Staff Variety Made as sequel to the profitable Cat People, this is highly disappointing because it fails to measure up as a horrific opus. Nov 14, 2007 Full Review Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader Hardly a moment is wasted. Nov 14, 2007 Full Review Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault One of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. Rated: A+ Nov 23, 2022 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Often cited as Lewton's most personal film, some even calling it his best, The Curse of the Cat People remains unclassifiable and beguiling, yet supremely human in its understanding of and sympathy for the inner workings of a child's mind. Rated: 4/4 Feb 14, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy One of the most curious sequels ever made. Rated: 3.5/4 Aug 10, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Elvis D Aunque esta secuela de Cat People sigue la trama de la original y parece prometer ser otro thriller, en realidad esta película es un drama que deja a un lado el suspenso de la cinta original. Aquí Irena regresa como un espíritu que no busca venganza, sino mas bien es el ángel guardián de la niña protagonista. La historia es linda, pero deriva mucho de la película anterior haciendo que esta sea otra película distinta y ni siquiera pega con el titulo. The Curse Of Cat People lamentablemente falla bastante como secuela de la cinta de suspenso original y aunque trae de regreso a los personajes con una tierna historia, acaba siendo una película olvidable. Mi calificación final es un 7/10. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/09/23 Full Review georgan g Having nothing to do with Cat People, this is still a cute film about a lonely child teaching her parents to believe her. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I watched this as a child and loved it and I watch it every time it comes on. I grew up remembering everything about it. Perhaps because I am older now I can appreciate it but even as a child I loved it. At the time I watched it I didn't know nor care it was supposed to be a sequel. I watched it for itself. Maybe if more people would have watched it for itself and not a sequel it would have been appreciated more. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Despite it being considered a sequel to the Cat People and sharing some of the same actors, this is a very different story. There is more sweetness and tenderness to this story. It’s an incredible story about childhood and how being a child is often so hard. I really enjoyed this film. The imaginary friends, the disbelief of the adults, and the alienation of childhood is captured wonderful here. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/03/18 Full Review Audience Member Though falsely given a horror look, this is an exquisite family drama and directorial debut for Robert Wise. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review ashley k I thought this movie was brilliant. Better than Cat People, even though it was not originally intended as a sequel. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In this sequel to "Cat People," Oliver Reed (Kent Smith) is married to the lovely Alice Moore (Jane Randolph). The couple has a daughter, Amy (Ann Carter), a withdrawn young girl with a vivid imagination who soon begins talking to visions of her father's deceased former wife, the cursed Irena (Simone Simon). When Amy unintentionally incurs the wrath of a mentally unstable woman (Elizabeth Russell), the girl's relationship with Irena's apparition comes into play.
      Director
      Robert Wise, Gunther von Fritsch
      Producer
      Val Lewton
      Screenwriter
      DeWitt Bodeen
      Distributor
      Image Entertainment Inc., Turner Home Video, RKO Home Video, RKO Radio Pictures
      Production Co
      RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 2, 1944, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 2, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 10m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.37:1)
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