Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cat People

Oh, the things I could have done with this premise...

Cat People, starring Nastassja Kinski, is billed as 'erotic horror'. It's anything but. This is a film set in hot and steamy New Orleans, with sex and naked people and big cats, and naked people having sex, and sexy big cats, and some nifty violence, and it's as flat as the bayou but lifeless. Utterly without resonance or soul. I'm honestly not sure how the filmmakers managed that.

Actually, a lot of films from the late 70s and early 80s are hollow as gourds, but I don't know why. Anyone got an explanation?

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