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Cat People Reviews

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October 24, 2006
A thinking man's supernatural thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 24, 2006
First in the wondrous series of B movies in which Val Lewton elaborated his principle of horrors imagined rather than seen, with a superbly judged performance from Simon.
May 17, 2006
Handled more with shadow and suggestion than the outright statement found in the horror pictures that surrounded it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 25, 2006
Ladies who have such temptations -- in straight horror pictures, at least -- should exercise their digits a bit more freely than does Simone Simon in this film.
November 1, 2005
Female sexuality is a rich source of a certain kind of horror - the kind of horror that plays upon the anxieties that prudish bourgeois men have about their wives' sex lives.
October 6, 2005
The way it messes with your head -- and Jacques Tourneur's deft ability behind the camera -- make it quite the '40s standout.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
October 5, 2005
It's what you don't see in a Val Lewton production rather than what you do see that makes it frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 24, 2005
Beautiful and strange film, a timeless classic.
February 3, 2005
Pretensioso, artificial e com uma péssima atriz como protagonista, o filme empalidece frente à refilmagem comandada por Paul Schrader.
| Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2004
Atmospheric, chilling Tourneur classic
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 9, 2004
Seminal, understated horror that retains the power to frighten still today.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2003
High-contrast frightfest with nervy lighting and production design and a well-maintained air of dread.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 10, 2002
One of the creepiest horror films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2002
A Val Lewton classic that proves in horror, the less you show, the scarier the movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 13, 2001
Cat People (1942) is a low-budget horror classic from RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. - the haunting, low-key story
January 1, 2000
No mere creature feature, this 1940s classic offers more subtle chills.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
The result is a haunting and subtle film, filled with desires gone awry and everyday settings turned inexplicably nightmarish.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
As well as being scary, the film deals intelligently with sex and the psyche.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 21, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
November 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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