Cat Girl

Film, Horror
Barbara Shelley's first horror film, an extraordinary British pastiche of Jacques Tourneur's Cat People, in which she plays a victimised and sexually repressed middle class woman who is suddenly able to channel her repressed emotion and sensuality into a ghostly cheetah which begins by savaging her husband. Tedious in places, and with an obviously low budget, it's still fascinating to witness the Ealing drawing-room tradition merge into that of an RKO-type horror film.

By: DP

Release details

Duration: 76 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Alfred Shaughnessy
Screenwriter: Lou Rusoff
Cast: Barbara Shelley
Robert Ayres
Kay Callard
Paddy Webster
Ernest Milton
Jack May
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