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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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