Cat's Eye

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  • PG-13
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.3  (27,569)
  • 70

Cat's Eye is a suspenseful horror movie from 1985 that directed by Lewis Teague and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. The movie is an anthology of three different stories that revolve around a cat as the common thread. The three stories are The Ledge, Quitters, Inc., and The General. The movie opens with a cat, who is our protagonist in the film, running away from a vicious dog. The cat eventually escapes the dog and finds its way to New York City. The cat meets a young girl named Amanda, played by Drew Barrymore, and the two become fast friends. Amanda is being tormented by a troll who resides in her bedroom every night, and she is convinced that the cat can help her.

The first story is called The Ledge, and it tells the story of a former tennis player named Johnny Norris, played by James Woods, who is confronted by a wealthy businessman named Cressner, played by Alan King. Cressner makes Johnny an offer he can't refuse - if Johnny can walk around the ledge of his high-rise apartment building within an hour, he'll give him $10,000. However, if Johnny falls, Cressner will have his revenge on Johnny for having an affair with his wife.

The second story, called Quitters, Inc., is about a man named Dick Morrison, played by James Woods, who wants to quit smoking. Morrison joins a program called Quitters, Inc., which promises to help him quit smoking by any means necessary. Unfortunately, Morrison soon discovers that the program's methods are much more extreme and terrifying than he ever could have imagined.

The third and final story is The General, and it tells the tale of a young girl named Amanda, played by Drew Barrymore, who is being terrorized by a tiny troll who comes out of her bedroom wall every night. Amanda seeks help from the cat, and the two go on a journey to a small town to find a psychic who can help them. However, they soon discover that the tiny troll is not the only horror that resides in the town.

Overall, Cat's Eye is a suspenseful, occasionally tense, and fascinating horror movie that features a unique anthology format. The use of a cat as a common thread between the stories is an interesting concept and adds an enjoyable element of continuity. The performances of the cast are also quite strong, especially James Woods and Alan King, who both do a great job of portraying their respective characters. Drew Barrymore, in one of her earliest roles, is also excellent as Amanda. The film's music, which is composed by Alan Silvestri, is also worth noting as it enhances the movie's eerie atmosphere.

In conclusion, Cat's Eye is a must-see for horror fans who enjoy suspenseful storytelling and anthology style movies. The use of a cat as the protagonist adds an interesting twist to the film and elevates it beyond traditional horror movie tropes. The movie balances suspense, horror, and humor in equal measure, making it a well-rounded and enjoyable viewing experience.

Cat's Eye is a 1985 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 70.

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    1 hr 34 min
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    6.3  (27,569)
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