Re: RE : Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The Siege of Trencher's Farm redux

Date: 17 Feb 2008


Re your comment below:

"That's the rep that [CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE HAS] has so a lot of people agree with you. I saw them both as a double feature recently and that was disconcerting in that the two films have nothing to do with one another. Even so, Curse just seemed a tad too sweet for me and if they wanted to do a character study, why hire the cast from Cat People to do it? All of that was very distracting to me."

But it's a great example of how subversively Lewton used the "horror" label.

I saw it on TV back-to-back with CAT PEOPLE, and agree that the juxtaposition was disconerting.

That said, on its own terms, I think it's does a fine job at what it sets out to do. It just doesn't do what its title suggests it's going to do, be a direct sequel to THE CAT PEOPLE.

As for why it was marketed that way, with cast members from the original playing the same characters, that just comes down to the fact that it was a "B" movie, made on a limited budget. Within the constraints of that budget, Lewton was trying to do something different, and succeeding at it in my view.


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