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Cat People Rated PG

Cat People

Dir. Jacques Tourneur. USA, 1942. 1h 13m. Starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt, Alan Napier, Elizabeth Dunn, Elizabeth Russell.

The first of the horror films producer Val Lewton made for RKO Pictures redefined the genre by leaving its most frightening terrors to its audience’s imagination. Simone Simon stars as a Serbian émigré in Manhattan who believes that, because of an ancient curse, any physical intimacy with the man she loves will turn her into a feline predator.

'Cat People wasn't frightening like a slasher movie, using shocks and gore, but frightening in an eerie, mysterious way that was hard to define; the screen harboured unseen threats.' ★★★★★ Roger Ebert, Chicago Times

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