The Curse of the Cat People Review
By Christopher Null
This rather silly follow-up to Cat People isn't so much unwatchable as it is merely unnecessary. For starters it's got nothing really to do with the original, focusing on the daughter, Amy, of the heroine from the original. Amy is hallucinating and dreams up an imaginary friend or two: Dad's dead first wife. There's really nothing in here that has to do with cat people, but allegedly the film was used in college psychology classes to study disturbed children. Of course, if that's any benchmark, you should see some of the movies they made me watch in school....
Part of the Val Lewton Horror Collection, including the following: Cat People, The Curse of the Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, The Body Snatcher, Isle of the Dead, Bedlam, The Leopard Man, The Ghost Ship, The Seventh Victim, and Shadows in the Dark, a documentary about Lewton.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Saturday 14th October 1944
Distributed by: WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES
Production compaines: RKO Radio Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Fresh: 23 Rotten: 3
Cast & Crew
Starring: Simone Simon as Ghost of Irena, Kent Smith as Oliver 'Ollie' Reed, Jane Randolph as Alice Reed, Ann Carter as Amy Reed, Eve March as Miss Callahan, Amy's teacher, Julia Dean as Mrs. Julia Farren, Elizabeth Russell as Barbara Farren, Erford Gage as Police Captain, Sir Lancelot as Edward, Reed's Butler / Cook