Anthologies of Terror 2017

This book includes 63 horror anthology film reviews. The movies are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting and quality.

Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, pertinent moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

The Curse of the Cat People

A child befriends an aging reclusive actress.

 

United States
1944
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Black & White
Festivity: 
Christmas
Catastrophes: 
Storm
Screenplay: 
Franchise Sequel
Stands Alone in the Franchise
4
That's one way to skin a cat...
5.04
4
5.04
3.04
1
2
2
Ambiance
Pace
Performances
This motion picture takes the biggest possible narrative detours to finally get to the core of the story on more than one occasion, but, by doing so, it develops characters, including the loveliest little girl and her perfect family, and it creates build-up, more successfully than Cat People, its predecessor, did. Curiously, this screenplay is at no point about a feline curse.
This is a relatively short film, and it wastes precious time on the story of the Headless Horseman AKA Sleepy Hollow. See, this is a ghost story with many subplots. The most defining characteristic of this sequel could be said about the original film; this is a drama, a thriller but it’s not a scary movie. The horror is the cherry on top and you shouldn’t just wait for it.
Contrary to what one might presume, The Curse of the Cat People is mostly a feel-good movie. It has a surreal look and feel, and it has a lot of filler. Some of it takes place on Christmas, in fact so much of it that we forget this is supposed to be a movie about lycanthropy. It is attached to the first film in name only and that's a dirty trick the studios pulled on us, but it's a decent film.
Alternate Titles: 
Cat People 2
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