The Curse of the Cat People
The Curse of the Cat People (1945)

Officially a sequel to Val Lewton's psychological-horror classic Cat People (1942), Curse of the Cat People is in fact an engrossing and oftimes charming fantasy, told from a child's point of view. Six-year-old Ann Carter plays Amy… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 4, 2005
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Foregoing the horror thrills of its predecessor in favor of childhood fantasy, Curse of the Cat People is a touching and psychologically complex family film couched in a ghost story.

Variety Staff
Variety

Made as sequel to the profitable Cat People, this is highly disappointing because it fails to measure up as a horrific opus.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It makes a rare departure from the ordinary run of horror films and emerges as an oddly touching study of the working of a sensitive child's mind.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Old-fashioned horror fantasy isn't too scary for tweens.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Hardly a moment is wasted.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A film that takes the business of childhood completely seriously and aligns itself to a child's perspective with absolute conviction.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

One of those movies that coheres more interestingly because of its own odd heterogeneities, largely because the brio and friskiness of the filmmaking remain fairly constant over the short 70 minutes, even as the idioms keep moving around.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Far from being a horror film, it's a touching, perceptive and lyrical film about childhood, psychologically astute and occasionally disturbing as it focuses entirely on the child's-eye view of a sad, cruel world.

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Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

Mysteries and meanings to curl around each other like creeping vines.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A remarkably elusive picture, a producer-auteur's personal summarization, a gold mine for later fabulists

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
A bad sequel, it doesn't have anything to do with the first one really, and it's silly. I don't recommend this movie.
Anthony Lawrie
You can ignore the title which is very misleading. It is the sequel to Cat People but it?s a totally different kind of film. This time round its directed by… More
Michael Gildea
The words "horrible sequel to a great movie" spring to mind when trying to describe Curse of the Cat People. Taking place several years after the… More
Mark Hobin
Inaccurately titled sequel to <I>Cat People</I> is not a horror film and more importantly, doesn't even feature any cat people. However, this… More
Edward Boxler
(Review coming soon)
Stephen M
In its own quiet way this is even better than the original "Cat People". Though it does use some of the tricks of the horror genre in the last 10 or… More