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The Uncanny (1977)

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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Frank Richards
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Miss Malkin (segment "London 1912")
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Wallace (segment "London 1912")
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Janet (segment "London 1912")
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Michael (segment "London 1912")
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Mrs. Blake (segment "Quebec Province 1975")
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Mr. Blake (segment "Quebec Province 1975")
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Angela (segment "Quebec Province 1975")
Katrina Holden Bronson ...
Lucy (segment "Quebec Province 1975") (as Katrina Holden)
Renée Girard ...
Mrs. Maitland (segment "Quebec Province 1975")
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Valentine De'ath (segment "Hollywood 1936")
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Edina (segment "Hollywood 1936")
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Pomeroy (segment "Hollywood 1936")
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Madeleine (segment "Hollywood 1936")
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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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A trilogy of feline terror! See more »

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CAD 800,000 (estimated)
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The film takes place in 1912, 1936, 1975 and 1977. See more »

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In the "1936 Hollywood" sequence Edina is seen reading a Tarzan comic that came out in the 1970s (the John Buscema art is quite distinctive). See more »

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Lucy: Wellington? Wellington? Where are you Wellington?
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References The Wizard of Gore (1970) See more »

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Creaky but enjoyable.
28 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

An anthology containing three tales used by a writer (played by Peter Cushing) in an attempt to warn people that cats are the real rulers of the world. The first story involves a woman who, after suffocating to death her tyrannical employer, is trapped in the house by the employer's vengeful army of cats. The second story is based around the daughter of a witch who comes to live with an adopted family, complete with her late mother's black cat. The third story involves a cat exacting revenge upon its sadistic owner. Though some of the special effects leave something to be desired, the first two stories are well-written and entertaining. The third tale is only okay, but overall the anthology is well worth seeing.


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