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 8, 1945
DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
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Critic Score: 89% 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

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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Staci Layne Wilson

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

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Hardly a moment is wasted.

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Richard von Busack

Despite the snazzy title... Curse of the Cat People has as much pity and tears in it as chills.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

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

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
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.
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
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
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
Edward Boxler
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Eric Broome
What a terribly misleading title. "The Curse of the Cat People" is no horror film, and it's barely even spooky. Add more visual atmosphere and… More