Cats in Film — The Cat’s Eye (1985, Stephen King)

Stephen King’s (a well-known cat lover) 1985 comedy horror The Cat’s Eye is comprised of three stories: Quitters Inc., The Ledge and “General”.  The only thing the three stories have in common is a travelling tabby tom cat. The first story, Quitters Inc. opens with the tabby tom trying to escape a gangling St. Bernard.  […]

Cats in Film – Night of a 1,000 Cats (1972)

Not all films, of course, depicted the cat as a loyal companion. The 1972 low budget Mexican film, Night of a 1,000 Cats, also known as Blood Feast, features a serial killer Hugo Stiglitz who feeds the bodies of his victims to caged cats in some sort of demonic ritual.  The cats can be seen […]

Cats in Film–The Tomb of Ligeia (1965, Vincent Price)

Early films sometimes based on 19th century novels, featured vicious felines that were latent killers.  The 1965 film The Tomb of Ligeia, based on one of Poe’s short stories, revolves around the main character, Ligeia’s, desire to be immortal.  At the beginning of the film, a black cat jumps on Ligeia’s coffin and Ligeia opens […]

Cats in Film – Shadow of the Cat (1961, British)

SHADOW OF THE CAT In the classic black and white horror film, Shadow of the Cat, Tabitha, the loyal cat, after witnessing her mistress’ brutal murder, plots her cat revenge on the conspirators. Tabitha later literally scares the woman’s husband to death after he tries to convince his niece that the cat and the will […]