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The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

Slumber Party Massacre poster

Santa Fe Productions
Starring:
 Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille
Directed by: Amy Jones

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

Synopsis: A group of high school girls find themselves the target of a driller killer during a slumber party.

Kitty Cameos: The girls all play on the school’s basketball team and the new girl, Valerie (Robin Stille) proves to be a good player, which causes her to be shunned by some of the other girls. Valerie’s neighbor, Trish (Michelle Michaels), wants to invite Valerie to a party at her house while her parents are away, but a stuck-up girl named Diane (Gina Smika Hunter) is against it. As Valerie arrives home there is a tabby and white cat on her front walk.

Slumber Party Massacre - tabby and white cat waiting on path as Valerie Robin Stille approaches

Slumber Party Massacre - tabby and white cat waiting on path as Valerie Robin Stille approaches

Amazingly enough, Valerie walks right by the cat and doesn’t even give it a second look, even though the cat looks like it is hoping for attention.

Slumber Party Massacre - tabby and white cat waiting on path as Valerie Robin Stille passes

The girls’ coach, Rachel (Pamela Roylance) arrives home and asks her friend Pam (Amy Aquino) if she’s seen her cat, but Pam says she hasn’t seen the cat all day. Later that evening Rachel is home alone when she hears a noise. She slowly approaches a closed closet and opens the door. Immediately a gray and white tabby cat named Muffin flies out of the closet in true spring-loaded cat fashion and scares her. Rachel chases Muffin down the hall, apologizing.

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin jumping out from closet

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin jumping out from closet

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin jumping out from closet and scaring Coach Rachel Jana Pamela Roylance animated gif

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin running away down hall

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin picked up by Coach Rachel Jana Pamela Roylance in hall

Still later Valerie is home alone with her little sister, Courtney (Jennifer Meyers). A little orange and white tabby kitten is drinking milk from a dish behind them. The cat is next seen on the floor nearby as Courtney goes upstairs.

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten on table drinking milk behind Valerie Robin Stille and Courtney Jennifer Meyers

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten floor as Courtney Jennifer Meyers gets up

Later Valerie and Courtney go outside after hearing some noises to see if the girls at the party next door are okay. When they return home, the orange and white kitten runs down the path after them.

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten chasing Valerie Robin Stille and Courtney Jennifer Meyers down path

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten chasing Valerie Robin Stille and Courtney Jennifer Meyers down path

Final Mewsings: Funny how we apologize to cats for them scaring us!

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


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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers (1989)

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers poster

Magnum Pictures Inc.
Starring:
 Wendy Kaplan, Tamara Glynn
Directed by: Dominique Othenin-Girard

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

Synopsis: Serial killer Michael Meyers is on the loose again, this time setting out to kill a mute girl (Danielle Harris) and those around her.

Cat Burglars (Scene Stealers): In one scene some friends, Tina (Wendy Kaplan), Samantha (Tamara Glynn) and Spitz (Matthew Walker) are attending a Halloween party. They play a joke on a couple of bumbling cops by having Spitz, who is dressed as the Shape, chase the girls out of the party. Samantha, who is dressed as a devil, then finds a tiny ginger tabby kitten near a barn.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha Tamara Glynn holding up ginger tabby kitten

The three friends walk into the barn to find the kitten’s family. As they enter, Spitz startles the girls.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha Tamara Glynn holding ginger tabby kitten with Tina Wendy Kaplan entering barn

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha Tamara Glynn holding ginger tabby kitten with Tina Wendy Kaplan being scared in barn

They find a box with the kittens inside. A tuxedo kitten gets out and runs away, at first followed by a ginger sibling.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha Tamara Glynn holding ginger tabby kitten with Tina Wendy Kaplan bending over

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha wooden box of kittens in barn

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - tuxedo and ginger tabby kittens running away in barn

Tina chases after the tuxedo kitten and there are some tense moments in the darkness until the kitten jumps onto her hand, maybe one of the youngest spring loaded cats ever!

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - tuxedo kitten running away in barn

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - tuxedo kitten jumps on Tina Wendy Kaplan hand scaring her in barn animated gif

Tina carries the kitten back to the box. Later Samantha reaches in and picks up one of the ginger kittens and holds it up.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Tina Wendy Kaplan holding tuxedo kitten

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Tina Wendy Kaplan holding tuxedo kitten in barn

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - ginger tabby kitten being picked up from wooden box of kittens

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha Tamara Glynn holding up ginger tabby kitten

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha Tamara Glynn picking up ginger tabby kitten and holding it to her face animated gif

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha Tamara Glynn holding meowing ginger tabby kitten

Samantha puts the kitten down and goes to make love with Spitz. Michael shows up and puts an end to that. When Tina returns to the barn she finds the ginger kitten covered with blood (that of the murdered friends).

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - ginger tabby kitten covered with blood on barn floor

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Tina Wendy Kaplan holding up bloody ginger tabby kitten

Tina drops the kitten to the floor of the barn (very roughly, unfortunately) next to a bloody scythe. The kittens are not seen again.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - bloody ginger tabby kitten dropped on floor by bloody scythe

Final Mewsings: At least the kittens survived the movie!

Many thanks to Leila Smith for letting us know about the kittens in this movie!


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Chamber of Horrors (1966)

Chamber of Horrors poster

Warner Bros.
Starring:
 Patrick O’Neal, Wayne Rogers
Directed by: Hy Averback

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

Synopsis: A seriously demented killer named Cravatte (Patrick O’Neal) is on the loose with an obsession for women in wedding dresses.

Kitty Cameo: At the beginning of the film a tabby cat is sitting next to a player piano which is playing a roll of music.

Chamber of Horrors - tabby cat sitting on piano stool by player piano

The rolls gets to the end and rewinds. The cat seems unfazed by this sudden noise.

Chamber of Horrors - tabby cat sitting on piano stool by player piano

The piano is the background music for a wedding taking place betweem Cravatte and his murdered victim, performed at gunpoint by a very unwilling minister. The cat is watching this from the piano stool (note how the music roll changes positions between cuts).

Chamber of Horrors - tabby cat sitting on piano stool by player piano

Chamber of Horrors - tabby cat sitting on piano stool by player piano

Chamber of Horrors - tabby cat sitting on piano stool by player piano

Eventually the minister tells the police and Police Sgt. Jim Albertson (Wayne Rogers) arrives at the house to find the tabby cat sitting next to the dead women, whom Cravatte has laid out in her wedding dress.

Chamber of Horrors - tabby cat sitting next to body of dead woman on bed

Chamber of Horrors - tabby cat sitting next to body of dead woman on bed being checked by Police Sgt. Jim Albertson Wayne Rogers

The cat remains mostly aloof and sleepy-looking as Albertson does a quick check, only leaning over to sniff at the Sergeant’s hand once. In the end the Sergeant briefly touches the cat before the scene ends.

Chamber of Horrors - tabby cat sitting next to body of dead woman on bed being checked by Police Sgt. Jim Albertson Wayne Rogers

Chamber of Horrors - tabby cat sitting next to body of dead woman on bed being checked by Police Sgt. Jim Albertson Wayne Rogers

Final Mewsings: Cats are apparently bored by both murder and player pianos.

Many thanks to Ted Davis for letting us know about the cat in this movie.


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Jackals (2017)

Jackals poster

Tommy Alastra Productions (TAP)
Starring:
 Stephen Dorff, Deborah Kara Unger
Directed by: Kevin Greutert

Synopsis: A family rescues their son from a dangerous cult only to be targeted when the group comes for him.

Kitty Cameo: At the beginning of the film the camera shows the perspective of someone creeping towards a house. As the person approaches the back porch, a black cat can be seen lying on a bench.

Jackals - black cat lying on bench on porch

The person approaches the bench and then pauses to pet the cat before moving on. The cat is not seen again.

Jackals - black cat lying on bench

Jackals - black cat being petted on bench

Final Mewsings: A cat finally survives a horror film!


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