Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 1990’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?
That's one way to skin a cat...
This motion picture takes the biggest possible narrative detours to finally get to the core of the story on more than one occasion, but, by doing so, it develops characters, including the loveliest little girl and her perfect family, and it creates build-up, more successfully than Cat People, its predecessor, did. Curiously, this screenplay is at no point about a feline curse.
This is a relatively short film, and it wastes precious time on the story of the Headless Horseman AKA Sleepy Hollow. See, this is a ghost story with many subplots. The most defining characteristic of this sequel could be said about the original film; this is a drama, a thriller but it’s not a scary movie. The horror is the cherry on top and you shouldn’t just wait for it.
Contrary to what one might presume, The Curse of the Cat People is mostly a feel-good movie. It has a surreal look and feel, and it has a lot of filler. Some of it takes place on Christmas, in fact so much of it that we forget this is supposed to be a movie about lycanthropy. It is attached to the first film in name only and that's a dirty trick the studios pulled on us, but it's a decent film.