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The Cat People (1942)

The Cat People (1942)

Country:  USA

Director:  Jacques Tourneur

Stars: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith

Storyline: An American marries a Serbian woman who fears that if they become intimate she will turn into a cat beast.

MV5BMjE0NjIyMzY2NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDA4OTI5__V1_SX214_Review: The beautiful Irena Dubrovna (Simone Simon) and Oliver Reed (Tom Conway) fall in love at the zoo and they decide to get married. Irena does not want to become close to Oliver as she believes that she suffers from an ancient curse whenever she feels aroused. This leads to conflict in their marriage and Oliver asks her to go to a psychiatrist.  Through this she is still under the doubts that she is a cat race and that she is killing in the night.

This movie is a classic in horror as it deprives on the woman being the monster and it touches a lot on the sex topic.  The cast is awesome and the mood of the film shows from feline side of things and it is a very dark film. The Serbian accent of Simone Simon leads to the sexiness and the darkness of the film as she is filled with doubt and secrets. The killings are off scene and the film plays on shadows and the night to keep the creepiness of the film alive.

Rating: Sometimes films are best with the unknown. This is one of them, such items as animals going mad around her, the pet shop scene and we never see the change to the animal or the animal itself. Great stuff and a classic!

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7/10 Beers!

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War Gods of the Deep (1965)

War Gods of the Deep (1965)

Country:  USA

Director:  Jacques Tourneur

Stars: Vincent Price, David Tomlinson, Tab Hunter, Susan Hart

Storyline:  Some people discover an underwater society of smugglers that never age and live in a long forgotten city buried underwater.

220px-war_gods_of_the_deepReview:  A busty women (Susan Hart) gets kidnapped which leads to the findings of seaweed and water travels that lead to hidden tunnels in an old castle.  Two men and a chicken go on the hunt for the woman and who actually kidnapped her. This leads to whirlpools, gill-men, a society of smuggler that never age lead by the Captain (Vincent Price), active underwater volcano and some seriously huge helmets that have marlins engraved on them.

Yes I said chicken!

Rating: This film was yet another Poe story done with Vincent Price. Not much more to say here as the storyline was not meaty by any means but the scenery was amazing. Some fish die and we have little blood in the water. The costumes of the gill-men were funny and the amount of bust shots of Susan Hart also added to the humour. More sci-fi then horror for this one.

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2/10 Beers!

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