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Deranged Review


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Norman Bates is back (well, his alter-ego, anyway) in this silly slasher flick from 1974, about an older man who's trying to keep his dead mother's body intact by harvesting the flesh of his lady friends. Inspired by the handiwork of Ed Gein (and interrupted frequently by a Reefer Madness-style narrator), Deranged isn't much of a movie, though it should entertain fans of high (and unintentional) camp.

Cat People (1982) Review


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I've never seen the original 1942 Cat People (I have now -Ed.), but I have a hard time imagining it bears much resemblance to this 1982 remake, courtesy of director Paul Schrader (American Gigolo), writer Alan Ormsby (who wrote Porky's II and four of the Substitute movies), and stars Nastassja Kinski and Malcolm McDowell.

Bizarre from frame one, the story tells of an ancient race of werewolf-like cat people, doomed to turn into black leopards (is that the same thing as a panther?) if they mate with humans. The only way to maintain human form, they say, is to mate with another cat person -- or, apparently, to devour a human in a lusty rage.

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