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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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Mrs. Maitland (segment "Quebec Province 1975")
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Valentine De'ath (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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Cats aren't always cute and cuddly! See more »

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Peter Cushing was third choice for author Wilbur Gray. See more »

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Shoddy horror compendium
31 January 2003 | by (Todmorden, England) – See all my reviews

The Uncanny features Peter Cushing in yet another effortlessly good performance as an author who champions the theory that cats are out of to bump off mankind. He spins three yarns to prove his hypothesis.

In part one, a Victorian spinster leaves her fortune to her cats, but is murdered by relatives only for the cats to wreak revenge. In part two, a bullying girl is shrunk to mouse size and hunted down by cats. And in part three, two illicit lovers who were responsible for a murder get their come uppance (quite literally, in this one, someone does find that the cat has got their tongue!)

All the segments are rather poor and shoddy. They certainly are not frightening, and the special effects work is not too good. There are a lot of good actors and actresses in this, but the most uncanny thing about it is how they were all persuaded to lend their talents to such a half-hearted project. The Uncanny came years after such horror classics as Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist, yet it feels as if it was made twenty years before either of them.


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