Category Archives: Horror

The Mummy Lives (1993)

The Mummy Lives poster

Global Pictures
Starring:
 Tony Curtis, Jacques Cohen
Directed by: Gerry O’Hara

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: A mummy story rehash in which the mummified Aziru (Tony Curtis) comes back from the tomb to seek the lost love he previously stole from his deity of choice.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Aziru, under the guise of Dr. Mohassid, presents a long-haired ginger tabby cat to Lord Maxton (Jacques Cohen), the man who is heading the plundering of the tomb.

The Mummy Lives - Dr. Mohassid Tony Curtis holding long haired ginger tabby cat

The Mummy Lives - Dr. Mohassid Tony Curtis holding long haired ginger tabby cat

Lord Maxton accepts the cat graciously although admits he is more of a dog person.

The Mummy Lives - Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen holding long haired ginger tabby cat with cronies

The Mummy Lives - close up of long haired ginger tabby cat in Lord Maxton's arms

The Mummy Lives - Dr. Mohassid Tony Curtis with Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen holding long haired ginger tabby with cronies

Dr. Mohassid leaves and Maxton and his men start to examine the cat in a most bizarre fashion, mainly just to get the cat’s paws up near Maxton’s face.

The Mummy Lives - Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen and cronies holding long haired ginger tabby cat in strange position

The Mummy Lives - Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen and cronies holding long haired ginger tabby cat in strange position

A quick shot shows the cat’s claws raking Maxton’s face. The man holding the cat drops him as Maxton’s face breaks out in horrible boils.

The Mummy Lives - long haired ginger tabby cat scratches Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen on face with cronies animated gif

The Mummy Lives - Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen holding face in pain with cronies and long haired ginger tabby cat

There are also a few seconds showing a cat mummy bursting from its wrappings in a museum, but this is sadly too brief.

The Mummy Lives - cat mummy bursting out of wrappings

The Mummy Lives - cat mummy bursting out of wrappings

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t like being manhandled by grave robbers.

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cat in this film!


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What Lies Beneath (2000)

What Lies Beneath poster

DreamWorks
Starring:
 Michelle Pfeiffer, Micole Mercurio
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Synopsis: Claire Spencer (Michelle Pfeiffer) becomes convinced that a murdered woman is trying to speak to her from beyond the grave.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Claire visits the mother (Micole Mercurio) of a woman she thinks may be the ghost who is trying to communicate with her. The woman, whose name is Mrs. Frank, owns a ginger tabby cat which she holds on her chest for part of the scene in which they talk.

What Lies Beneath - Mrs. Frank Micole Mercurio petting ginger tabby cat on chest

What Lies Beneath - Mrs. Frank Micole Mercurio petting ginger tabby cat on chest

What Lies Beneath - Mrs. Frank Micole Mercurio petting ginger tabby cat on chest

What Lies Beneath - Mrs. Frank Micole Mercurio petting ginger tabby cat on chest

Final Mewsings: If cats can see ghosts they aren’t telling!


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I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987)

I Was a Teenage Zombie poster

Periclean
Starring:
 Michael Rubin, Steve McCoy
Directed by: John Elias Michalakis

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: After incurring the wrath of a zombie drug dealer, a group of teenage boys decide to fight fire with fire by making one of their own a good zombie to fight back.

Purr Blur: Near the beginning of the film the boys are approaching the house of a guy named Moon. As they reach the top of the steps, a cat can barely be seen running behind the house.

I Was a Teenage Zombie - cat running behind house ahead of boys coming up steps

Kitty Cameo:  After turning into a zombie, Dan (Michael Rubin) stays in the storeroom of the soda shop doing odd jobs for the proprietor. In one scene he is seen sitting by a cat who is eating from a bowl. Dan then gets up and walks away.

I Was a Teenage Zombie - zombie Dan Michael Rubin sitting in front of cat drinking from bowl

I Was a Teenage Zombie - zombie Dan Michael Rubin walking away from cat drinking from bowl

Later in the film another segment of this shot is used again, this time showing zombie Dan setting down the bowl as the cat approaches and then petting the cat as it starts to eat.

I Was a Teenage Zombie - zombie Dan Michael Rubin petting cat drinking from bowl

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t mind zombies as long as they are fed!


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Nightbreed (1990)

Nightbreed poster

Morgan Creek Entertainment
Starring:
 Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby
Directed by: Clive Barker

Synopsis: Aaron Boone (Craig Sheffer) is a troubled young man being framed for murder who stumbles upon an underground enclave of monsters called Midian where he feels at home.

Purr Blur: At one point Boone’s girlfriend goes to Midian to look for him. When she wakes up from being unconscious, a tiny tabby kitten is seen nearby.

Nightbreed - tabby kitten in Midian

The kitten is beside the coffin where she is lying. It’s not really explained if the kitten is actually the little shape-shifting girl or just happens to be in the scene for some reason. But then not much is really explained in this movie.

Nightbreed - tabby kitten sitting beside coffin with Lori Anne Bobby in Midian

Final Mewsings: If you have to wake up in a monster world, wake up to a kitten!

Many thanks to Nick Wale for spotting the kitten in this movie!


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Redneck Zombies (1989)

Redneck Zombies poster

Full Moon Pictures
Starring:
 Pericles Lewnes, Tyrone Taylor
Directed by: Pericles Lewnes

Synopsis: A group of backwood rednecks start a zombie apocolypse when they get the bright idea to use a barrel full of nuclear waste as their still.

Kitty Cameo: As Elly May (Pericles Lewnes) is driving around delivering the moonshine, a shot of an orange tabby cat on a roof is seen briefly.

Redneck Zombies - orange tabby cat sitting on roof

Redneck Zombies - orange tabby cat sitting on roof

Final Mewsings: Cats are smart enough to get to high ground before the zombies run wild.

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cat in this film!


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