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The Cat and the Canary (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Mystery, Horror | 1979 (UK)
A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune. Later, they learn that a flesh-rending maniac is loose.

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When an elderly man dies, some of his relatives gather to hear the reading of the will. When it is read by his attorney, the old man lets it be known how much he despised and loathed his worthless kin. As a result, his will is structured in such a way as to set up a dogfight between his potential heirs as to who will collect his fortune. Written by Alfred Jingle

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For God's sake, stay in your rooms and lock the doors!

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The 1939 version of The Cat and the Canary (1939) and The Ghost Breakers (1940) were Walt Disney's inspiration for the "Haunted Mansion" amusement park attraction which itself got adapted as a film with The Haunted Mansion (2003). See more »

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After Hendricks is shot fatally three times by Paul, he is still breathing. See more »

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Paul Jones: Wanna hear my new song? I wrote it while I was unconscious. It's called 'Kiss My Heiress'.
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Version of The Cat Creeps (1930) See more »

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The best horror
5 March 1999 | by (Prague, Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

One of the best horrors I have seen. No supernatural creatures, but only night-haunted atmosphere. Old manor in England, many of the passages, secret passages, white sheets in unused rooms, secret torture room and refined legacy ... What more to wish!


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