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By the Sea (2015)

By the Sea poster

Universal Pictures
Starring:
 Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt
Directed by: Angelina Jolie

Synopsis: Married couple Vanessa (Angelina Jolie) and Roland (Brad Pitt) deal with their crumbling marriage while on a working vacation in France.

Purr Blurs: At the beginning of the film the couple arrive at the seaside hotel in their car. A couple of cats are nearby.

By the Sea - cats sitting by the seaside

Later a man is seen sitting and holding a kitten in the bar / restaurant that Roland frequents.

By the Sea - elderly man sitting in bar holding kitten

By the Sea - elderly man sitting in bar holding kitten

Final Mewsings: Where do cats who live by the sea in France go to vacation?


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Halloween II (1981)

Halloween II poster

Universal Pictures
Starring:
 Jamie Lee Curtis, Cliff Emmich
Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Synopsis: Picking up from where the first movie left off, Michael Meyers continues his killing spree while searching for Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis).

Purr Blur: Michael’s search takes him to the hospital where Laurie has been admitted. In one scene a security guard named Mr. Garrett (Cliff Emmich) is searching around back and sees some blood in a dumpster. A second later a gray cat leaps from the bin in true spring-loaded cat fashion and jumps on the man, knocking him backwards into some garbage cans.

Halloween II - gray cat jumping out of garbage dumpster

Halloween II - gray cat jumping onto security guard Mr. Garrett Cliff Emmich

Halloween II - gray cat and security guard Mr. Garrett Cliff Emmich falling backwards into garbage cans

Halloween II - gray cat jumping out of dumpster at security guard Mr. Garrett Cliff Emmich animated gif

Final Mewsings: And you thought Michael Meyers was scary!

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


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Once Upon a Crime (1992)

Once Upon a Crime poster

Dino De Laurentiis Company
Starring:
 Richard Lewis, John Candy
Directed by: Eugene Levy

Synopsis: An odd ensemble of American tourists get caught up in an apparent murder in Monte Carlo.

Purr Blur: While looking around Madame Van Dougen’s estate, Julian Peters (Richard Lewis) takes a few steps backwards. A cat suddenly runs past and screeches in true spring-loaded cat fashion, startling him.

Once Upon a Crime - cat running behind legs

Later Augie Morosco (John Candy) is showing the police how he managed to sneak out of his wife’s room. Crossing over a precarious bridge between the hotel and a home he manages to get across and throws himself over the balcony. A cat cries out but is not seen.

Final Mewsings: Real life cats do so much more than just scare people!


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Fade to Black (1980)

Fade to Black poster

Leisure Investment Company
Starring:
 Dennis Christopher, Eve Brent
Directed by: Vernon Zimmerman

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

Synopsis: Avid movie buff Eric Binford (Dennis Christopher) gets carried away with cosplay and starts killing those who have wronged him.

Purr Blur: After his Aunt’s death, Eric stands in front of a fireplace and burns all of her books on healthy eating. A cat is sitting on the mantel, presumably his Aunt’s cat although they are not seen before or after this.

Fade to Black - cat sitting on fireplace mantel and Eric Dennis Christopher burns books

Fade to Black - cat sitting on fireplace mantel and Eric Dennis Christopher burns books

Final Mewsings: Cats like to be warm but don’t approve of burning books.

Many thanks to The Horror Cats for letting us know about this easy-to-miss cat!


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