The flilm Cat People gender is. Horror/ Drama/ Mystery.
Horror to me means something along the lines of Nightmare on elm street, The omen, Hell raiser and Hell raiser 2. These films have the gore of the flesh and the suspense that i think horror films need. Cat people had the suspense and mystery in the way of lighting and shadowing also a good sense of mystery especialy the tunnnel scene. The suspence in this scene is still relevent in todays films.
the actress in this film was from a european origin, because of this i think she got used.
31 January 2004 | by MovieAddict2010 (UK).
Cat People" is an amazing achievement with a distinct sense of classic horror and a good dose of suspense. If you like horror--or if you don't--this is a must-see film, and it is certainly one of the most memorable cult horror classics of all time.
Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times.
Cat People wasn't frightening like a slasher movie, using shocks and gore, but frightening in an eerie, mysterious way that was hard to define; the screen harbored unseen threats.
Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television
I have never liked Cat People (1942). The film is an attack on people who are "different". The film treats anyone who is different as psychologically disturbed, vicious, and a threat to others. It states that people who are different need psychological treatment by psychiatrists. Only people who are utterly normal or conventional have value, and anything to contribute to society, according to this movie. The film was made in the 1940's, the era in which Freudian psychology reached its peak of prestige in the United Sates, and it expresses the hate mongering of its day against those who are different from others. Watching it is an unpleasant experience.
My conclusion speaking from my point of view this is a bad horror film, there was not alot of gore. With the story line it could of had it in the way of (NAME) turning from human to cat. Mystery and suspence which are good trates but not unheard of in films, over all the film Cat people was a good attempt of the story being told
for the time .
Cat Prople poster