“Sleep’walk’er n. Nomadic shapeshifting creatures with human and feline origins. Vulnerable to the deadly scratch of the cat, the sleepwalker feeds upon the lifeforce of virginal human females. Probable source of the vampire legend.” – Chillicoathe Encyclopedia of Arcane Knowledge, 1st edition, 1884.
Mick Garris directs a Stephen King screenplay. Everyone sneered at this when it came out, but I’ve always been partial to a) Alice Krige b) Mädchen Amick c) The scene in which, if you pause the video, you can see someone throwing the cat into frame, and d) Clovis, the sheriff’s cat, a shining example of the HEROPUSS. Especially a) and d).