Starring: Julia Stiles, Ray Liotta, Anthony Hopkins
Directed by: Daniel Alfredson
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: Lillian (Julia Stiles) moves to a logging town when her mother dies and seeks aid when a local crime boss starts to harrass her.
Kitty Cameo: At the beginning of the film Lillian is seen painting a windowsill. An orange tabby cat is at the foot of the ladder sniffing around the paint and dropcloth.
A short time later Lillian sees that the cat has gotten into the paint and tracked it on the floor.
She calls the cat stupid and picks her up, putting her outside. As she turns her back a man is seen in the doorway.
Kitty Carnage Warning! In the following scene Lillian is in the Sheriff’s station with something bundled in a towel. It turns out to be the cat, which used to belong to her mother. The cat has had her head cut off. There is a shot of the cat’s headless body (a fake cat was obviously used).
There is one other quick flashback shot of the cat outside as the man who is about to her kill her approaches..
Final Mewsings: Another good argument for keeping your cats inside!