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"Cat People" is Val Lewton's horror classic of a young bride convinced an ancient curse will turn her into a killer panther if she dares show love. Stark lighting and the need in the '40s to play down the plot's sexual overtones combine to make a subtly terrifying gem. Simone Simon, Kent Smith and Tom Conway star; Jacques Tourneur directs. ... more
An escaped leopard is naturally blamed for a series of bloody maulings on the New Mexico landscape. But is the wild cat really the culprit or could it be something more hideous? Perhaps a blending of human and beast known as "The Leopard Man." Dennis O'Keefe, Margo star in this shocker from Val Lewton. Then, also from producer Lewton, ... more
Boris Karloff stars in a pair of eerie Val Lewton films. First, a plague quarantine strands some visitors on an isolated Greek island. Does a female vampire dwell among them, and can the travellers escape the "Isle of the Dead"? With Ellen Drew, Alan Napier. Next, the final Lewton thriller for RKO features Karloff as the sadistic keeper ... more
A young woman (Kim Hunter, in her film debut) travels to New York City in search of her missing sister and is shocked to learn that her disappearance may be linked to a Satanic cult operating in Greenwich Village. She soon realizes she may be the next to vanish as the devil-worshippers try to take her out for exposing them. Tom Conway, ... more
First, a town is overrun by terror when "The Leopard Man" (1943) shows up. Dennis O'Keefe, Jean Brooks star. "The Ghost Ship" (1943) is a vessel captained by a sadistic maniac. Russell Wade, Richard Dix star. Then, a woman seeking her missing sister encounters evil, in "The Seventh Victim" (1943). Kim Hunter, Tom Conway star. "I Walked ... more