Wednesday, December 17, 2014

inside llewyn davis (2013)

A man struggles to make it as a folk musician in 1961 Greenwich Village. We meet him for the first time sleeping on a friends sofa, and woken by the man's cat, who when Llewyn leaves escapes, forcing Llewyn to look after it for a few days, causing him not a little inconvenience in the process.

the rite (2011)

A troubled novice has doubts about his faith and becoming a priest. He is advised to visit someone who will show him the way. When he arrives he sees a number of cats, and is greeted with "welcome to Rome, it is infested with cats."
From then on cats appear fleetingly to the priest as he fights a demon.

passport to pimlico (1949)

A young couple are about to kiss when disturbed by two cats scooting across a nearby roof.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

the curse of the cat people (1944)

The story of a young but lonely girl, who is troubled by her long dead mother. Despite the name of the film, only one cat appears, when a couple of school boys spy a cat up a tree and scare it.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

end of days (1999)

A horror film, isn't a horror film without the standard black cat jumps out scare. "Alright I knew that was going to happen."

the ladykillers (2004)

Ginger cat owned by a kindly widow woman, that takes an instant dislike to the professor and his criminal assistants, and watches their every move. He manages to cause no end of mischief and even manages to make off with someone's finger when it is blown off.

the cat creature (1973)

A tv homage to the black and white creature features starts with a car driving up to a large house, welcomed by a cat meowing.
Later a shop assistant walks home through a dark alley, and a black cat gives her a scare, when it knocks over some garbage. The girl takes pity on the kitty and takes it home to feed. But once there she finds the cat is less friendly, hypnotising her into committing suicide.
Cats feature again when the assistant's replacement is frightened by a bunch of cats yowling in the window of a pet shop. Hmm, why don't cats seem to like this woman?
So its nearing the end of the film, and a killer cat has offed a number of people all known to the shop assistant. Handily a Professor with knowledge of Egyptian cat gods is there to protect the girl, but she becomes scared when a ginger cat pops in to say hello. Then he then brings round some of his mates, who seem eager to use her as a scratching post!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

the night of a thousand cats (1972)

A millionaire playboy keeps 1000 cats in his secluded castle and feeds them the bodies of young women that he has lured there. From the off he's a bad owner, throwing one cat into the cage, and drowning another, and deserves to be chowed down on in the end.

Monday, September 22, 2014

the uninvited (1988)

A lab has been experimenting on cats, one of whom manages to escape. After killing a number of security guards, it moves onto not so innocent members of the public, but is then picked up and becomes a ships cat on a yacht, and starts to chow down on the passengers and crew!

the falcon in hollywood (1944)

A Hollywood studio guard keeps his pet cat close to him at all times. Even when trying to prevent members of the public, or in this case private investigators out!

scott of the antarctic (1948)

Old Puss.
Dramatisation of the ill fated Scott expedition to the Antarctic. When the team lands on the ice for the first time, the sailors ask if he will take the ships cat with them, as being black, it will show up on the ice! Fortunately for the cat Scott declines, 'I'm not going to take the luck from the ship!' One lucky escape for one small cat!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

eight o'clock walk (1954)

Whilst a wife waits with their barrister for her husband's court case to restart, a child proudly shows her a kitten. When the kitten runs away, it develops into a plot point that swings the court case on its head!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

two evil eyes (1990)

A photographer kills a cat that his girlfriend has taken in, only to regret it when it comes back to haunt him.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

the hangman waits (1947)

A murderer stalks the streets and is about to enter a church, when a cat high-tails it passed him.

a time to kill (1955)

Whodunit, where a woman tries to get to the bottom of the plot by visiting the father of one of the murder victims, and catches him...feeding his cat!

Friday, August 8, 2014

anchorman 2 (2014)

Will Burgundy tracks down one of his old news team, one of whom is now a famous cat photographer...cue two posing cats or 'Chicken of the railyard' as Champ calls them!

dr strange (1978)

A sorceress uses an unsuspecting stray to test if there is a force field around a house, with shocking results for the cat!
The sorceress later disguises herself as a cat to get through the force field, carried by an unwitting Dr Strange.

Monday, July 21, 2014

the devil's nightmare (1971)

Another tale of witchcraft, and another dead cat!

they called him amen (1972)

Quirky comic western features a lawyer stroking his pet cat, when he talks to the hero, who has been thrown in jail, and proposes a bank job. "Better put you in your cage Socrates, when I prattle on about robberies you get all excited. I know you!" But Socrates isn't happy being put in the cage, and makes his feelings plain to see.

fiona (1977)

Fiona Richmond is glamour modelling, whilst being looked at by a disinterested cat.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

son of dracula (1974)

Merlin has a cat, who has the ability to transform herself into a human, when needed to show someone to the door. Or be transported to help revive another servant.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

humanoids from the deep (1980)

The usual scared cat scares actress routine. In this case a woman goes to feed her dog, and getting no response, approaches the dog kennel, only to be scared when a cat leaps out!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

seven blood stained orchids (1972)

A woman feeds her three cats some milk, whilst getting ready for bed. She is alarmed when she then hears them yowling, and returns to the kitchen to see them in distress, poisoned.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

withnail and i (1987)

Withnail and Marwood, go to see Uncle Monty, begging to use his country retreat. In between his recalling of his life as a young actor, Monty chases and berates his cat, calling it a thug, and accusing it of being obsessed with its guts! It meanwhile tries to butter up the two new faces, and has a fair turn of speed when pursued.

terrorgram (1988)

"It's a dead cat!" When an exploitation film director is picked up by two female killers, one rips off his chest wig and throws it out of the car she is driving. Finding out that it is worth $1500, she goes to retrieve it, but brings back a dead cat instead. Fortunately for all concerned, it's an obvious fake, looking more like a black Bagpuss than a real cat!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

that sinking feeling (1979)

Warehouse cat is put to sleep whilst a gang of teenagers steel some stainless steel sinks. The security guard finds it the next day snoring contentedly.
Incidentally the credits name the cat as Puddy.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

the hobbit: the desolation of smaug (2013)

As Bilbo and his gang frequent a tavern, a cat keeps a watchful eye on the proceedings.

the iguana with the tongue of fire (1971)

A man complains that his mother is ignoring the telephone as it rings. We then see what is distracting her - she is trying to get her cat to eat, but it seems more interested in getting away, squirming in her grip. She obviously dotes on her pet, which makes it killing later, all the more tragic.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

hellzapoppin (1941)

Screwball comedy, where two men attempt to bring a man together with the woman he loves. Mainly by causing chaos, including releasing a cage of cats onto the stage in the middle of a variety show with a dog act, mayhem ensues with the animals fighting like cats and dogs!

dr Jekyll and mr hyde (1931)

Dr Jekyll is sat delighting at the wonder of nature, watching and listening to a bird singing in a tree. Then a cat appears, stalking the bird, and all does not end happily, sending the good Dr into a frenzy and unleashing Mr Hyde.

out of the body (1989)

A man's pet cat is seen throughout the film, often waking its owner with its yowling. Unfortunately at one point when in a trance he tries it, 'The cat, the bloody cat!'. He then delivers the cat back to his ex-wife, 'It's your bloody cat, you have it." He was probably glad to be away from the throttling madman!

the unseen (1980)

A woman asks for help finding a hotel, and a man offers to phone around for her. Once inside his house, a cat jumps onto the table next to the phone, and is pushed off and told to leave. It runs off meowing in disgust. Later the cat makes more appearances, meowing and acting interested whilst its owner has a conversation with his dead father.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

the list of adrian messenger (1963)

A burglar is caught in a dead man's flat, and makes up an excuse that he is there to feed the cat.

Friday, February 21, 2014

madame death (1969)

Mexican horror, featuring a woman who has to replenish her blood with that of innocent young girls to keep her beauty. And what does such a woman have as a pet, why a young lion of course! A youngster who seems to spend his time chewing up the bed sheets!

satan's sabbath (1972)

A journalist investigates a suicide, when his cat is poisoned, by the milk he leaves out for it, and still he doesn't take the hint that there is more going on than he realises.

gun of the black sun (2011)

A girl cuddles her cat, as she wishes her father a good day at work, when a man enters and shoots him! In shock she throws the cat in the air, which calmly lands and saunters off.

kyra, house near the lake (1979)

A woman is investigating the legend of a local witch, and every so often a cat pops up and gives a greeting meow!

Monday, February 17, 2014

phantom ship (1935)

Hammer's take on the mystery of the Marie Celeste, sees a black cat stroll in a carefree manner across the deck. Unrest is building amongst the men, so when the bosun spots it, he attempts to throw the cat over board as bad luck. Fortunately he is stopped, and the cat is the only one to survive the journey.

Monday, January 20, 2014

single room furnished (1966)

A young couple are obviously wrong for each other, and discuss being lonely, and the girl comments on the neighbour's is out 'looking for some loving'.

Friday, January 3, 2014

scorpion thunderbolt (1988)

A madman is tempted down from a tree by a woman proffering him a cat! Allowing the nurses to capture him when he climbs down.
Later a woman explores a dark house, and is scared by the usual cat trick of one jumping out of nowhere whilst howling!