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Category Archives: Catscallion
CAT OF THE DAY 056: CAT PEOPLE (1942) Pet-shop owner: “You can’t fool a cat. They seem to know who’s not right, if you know what I mean.” From Cat People (BFI film Classics, 1999) by Kim Newman: The protagonists … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 052: FALLEN (1998) Denzel Washington plays a cop who helps send a serial-killer to the gas chamber, only to find that someone – or something – is committing copycat crimes in the dead murderer’s style. It’s not … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 050: THE CAT (고양이: 죽음을보는 두개의눈) (2011) A major cat movie. A cute white cat called Silky turns out to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl. And Silky is not the only cat … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 049: LÅT DEN RÄTTE KOMMA IN (aka LET THE RIGHT ONE IN) (2008) Edited extracts from Devil’s Advocates: Let the Right One In by Anne Billson (Auteur Publishing, 2011) That evening, Oskar buys candy at a … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 047: BATMAN RETURNS (1992) A major cat movie. Downtrodden secretary Selina Kyle has a cat (a black one, called Miss Kitty), a common signifier of the single woman living alone. When Selina gets pushed out of a … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 044: A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959) Landlady: “Say Walter, did you see anything of Frankie tonight when you went out?” Walter Paisley: “I didn’t see him at all.” Landlady: “Well if you do, tell him I … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 043: THE GETAWAY (1972 & 1994) Treacherous bank robber Rudy is shot and left for dead by “Doc” McCoy, but has sneakily put on a bullet-proof vest and survives with a shoulder wound. He makes it … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 041: KURONEKO (1968) This Japanese ghost story was written and directed by Shindô Kaneto, a former assistant to Mizoguchi Kenji and probably better known in the west as the writer and director of Onibaba, though he later went … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 038: THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS (1983) Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr: “Get that cat out of here!” The following clip features additional cat-related dialogue, brief nudity and a pre-Re-Animator Jeffrey Combs as the man with the razor. It does … Continue reading