The Uncanny (1977)

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Wilbur Gray, a horror writer, has stumbled upon a terrible secret, that cats are supernatural creatures who really call the shots. In a desperate attempt to get others to believe him, Wilbur spews three tales of feline horror.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Richards
Miss Malkin (segment "London 1912")
Roland Culver ...
Wallace (segment "London 1912")
Janet (segment "London 1912")
Michael (segment "London 1912")
Alexandra Stewart ...
Mrs. Blake (segment "Quebec Province 1975")
Mr. Blake (segment "Quebec Province 1975")
Chloe Franks ...
Angela (segment "Quebec Province 1975")
Katrina Holden Bronson ...
Lucy (segment "Quebec Province 1975") (as Katrina Holden)
Renée Girard ...
Mrs. Maitland (segment "Quebec Province 1975")
Valentine De'ath (segment "Hollywood 1936")
Edina (segment "Hollywood 1936")
Pomeroy (segment "Hollywood 1936")
Catherine Bégin ...
Madeleine (segment "Hollywood 1936")


Wilbur Gray visits Frank Richards so he can get his book published. This book Gray has written are about cats. Cats watching everyone and controlling everything. He mentions the stories in the book are all true, and gives three examples. The first involves the murder of a cat-loving old woman who gives her entire fortune in her will to her cats. Not everyone is happy about the wills, but would have to get past the cats to get the the will. The second story is a tale of black magic between two girls and the third story is a tale of murderous revenge... by a cat. Written by Film_Fan

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24 August 1977 (Canada)  »

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CAD 800,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The photo of the actor portrayed by Donald pleasance that Peter Cushing produces is a photo of pleasance as blofeldt complete with white cat from the James Bond film 'you only live twice' See more »


Towards the end of the sequence "Quebec Province 1975", when Lucy's witchcraft is about to be discovered, mouse-sized Angela starts begging for her life. She holds her arms over her head, obviously to protect her from getting stepped on. But it is several seconds later that we see Lucy's foot lifting from the floor. See more »


Lucy: Wellington? Wellington? Where are you Wellington?
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References Bloodsucking Freaks (1976) See more »

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A Fun Cat Film
19 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not a film for ailurophobics (those afraid of cats) - this film might add to their fears because of the nature of the film. The film is about cats, cats that get revenge.

The story of Miss Malkin is quite good. BUT what I don't know is how long she was dead and Janet was hiding in the house but she was hungry to spread cat food on her bread - that tells me she must have been there for two or three days hiding. Not only was Janet hungry - so were those vengeful cats.

The orphan Lucy my favorite of the trilogy. I cannot blame Lucy for what she did to her cousin Angela. I did not like Angela at all nor did I like Mrs. Blake (Angela's mother and Lucy's aunt). And Wellington the cat was not pleased with them either.

The last tale of Valentine De'ath is quite a good comedy-horror. I love the reference to Poe in this one - that pendulum! There are quite a few cat puns too that befit the story. The cat will have your tongue in the end.

Now the parts with Peter Cushing and Ray Milland are actually the best part of the film because it's interesting what happens with the two men, the evidence and the book.

Worth watching if you like horror, cats and a good starring cast. I love those cats!


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