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Cat People

Regisserad av Jacques Tourneur
USA, 1942
Skräck, Mystisk, Fantasy

Synopsis

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

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Cat People Regisserad av Jacques Tourneur
This little miracle is still taken for granted. This is a mistake. Its insouciant sexuality is still titanic. Its frankness is as scary as it is vital and engrossing. It’s the first American horror movie about ordinary people giving into temptation with complete awareness and agency.
October 26, 2016
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Lewton and Tourneur’s Cat People, now out on Blu-ray by the Criterion Collection, holds a place in film history as a landmark of the power of suggestion: the idea that you could make a good horror film on the cheap by simply not showing what everyone is supposed to be frightened of.
October 25, 2016
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Cat People, Lewton’s first and most famous title for RKO, as well as a collaboration with the elegant director Jacques Tourneur, weds avant-garde symbolism with a variation of the classic story of the were-creature. It begins with boy meeting girl.
September 23, 2016
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