Updating Val Newton’s classic Cat People, this supernatural chiller stars scream queen Barbara Shelley as Leonora, a beautiful girl obsessed by the idea that she is heir to an ancestral curse causing her to develop the ferocious, predatory instincts of a leopard. Directed by Upstairs, Downstairs‘ Alfred Shaughnessy and an early showcase for Shelley’s smouldering talent, Cat Girl is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
As much a drama of human relationships and mental conflict as supernatural horror, Cat Girl tells the story of the battle for Leonora’s sanity by her psychiatrist, Dr Brian Marlowe, with whom prior to his present marriage she was in love. Convinced that Leonora’s condition is merely a manifestation of anger and jealousy toward her unfaithful husband, he urges her to enter a sanitarium; but can Leonora hope to escape the curse that has afflicted generations of her family?
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