Regression (2015)

Regression DVD

First Generation Films
 Ethan Hawke, Dale Dickey, Devon Bostick
Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar

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

Synopsis: Police detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) and psychoanalyst Kenneth Raines (David Thewlis) investigate the rape of a young girl who points fingers at her father but implies there may also be a satanic cult involved.

Cat Cattle Call: Detective Kenner visits the home of the girl named Angela Gray (Emma Watson). She lives with her father and grandmother Rose (Dale Dickey) who is first seen sitting at the kitchen table holding a gray tabby cat named Lacy.

Regression - gray tabby cat Lacy in lap at table

Regression - Grandma Rose Dale Dickey crying and hugging gray tabby cat Lacy

As Kenner walks through the old home there are at least two other cats, although the meowing makes it sound as if there are more.

Regression - tabby cat on floor in hallway

Regression - orange tabby cat on table with lamp behind Bruce Kenner Ethan Hawke

In the course of their investigation, Kenner and Raines visit Angela’s brother Roy (Devon Bostick) in Pittsburgh. As they interview Roy in his makeshift home he pets a calico cat.

Regression - calico cat being petted on lap

Regression - Roy Devon Bostick holding calico cat on lap

Acting upon information from Angela, the police search her family’s home, much to Rose’s consternation. She is petting Lacy at the kitchen table but sets the cat down to go outside and talk to the police.

Regression - Grandma Rose Dale Dickey holding gray tabby cat Lacy

Regression - gray tabby cat Lacy set on table

Later Rose hears Lacy meowing and crying from somewhere outside. She gets up from her bed, leaving her other cats.

Regression - Grandma Rose Dale Dickey with orange tabby cat on bed behind her

Approaching the barn, Rose shines a flashlight inside and sees Lacy.

Regression - Grandma Rose Dale Dickey looking into barn at gray tabby cat Lacy

Regression - gray tabby cat Lacy in barn

Regression - gray tabby cat Lacy in dark

Suddenly she is shocked by the appearance of a demon cat.

Regression - scary demon cat face

Late in the film Kenner seems to be attending a satanic ritual. A black cat is sitting on the table but as the camera pans behind a person it changes into a baby.

Regression - black cat sitting among knives on table

Final Mewsings: Cats prefer to be left out of the whole Satanic thing.

Many thanks to Biloute @VraiCat for letting us know about this film!

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