Director Joe Dante, a Val Lewton fan, said of THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE that "Its disturbingly Disneyesque fairy tale qualities have perplexed horror fans for decades." Ostensibly a sequel to Lewton's successful CAT PEOPLE, it is, however, less the horror film that its typically lurid
title implies than a look at a child's lonely fantasies. Carrying over the character of Oliver Reed (Kent Smith) from the previous film, the sequel finds him remarried and the father of Amy (Ann Carter), a lonely, introverted six-year-old who creates an imaginary world of her own. Oliver worries
that his dreamy daughter may somehow be influenced by the spirit of his first wife, Iren...