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Strays (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror  -  18 December 1991 (USA)
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A troubled family move to an isolated house, and find and adopt a couple of cats already in residence. These are not the only occupants however...

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Lindsey Jarrett
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A troubled family move to an isolated house, and find and adopt a couple of cats already in residence. These are not the only occupants however...

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They Have Nine Lives. We Only Have One. See more »

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Lindsey Jarrett: Could we at least call a vet?
Paul Jarrett: Lindsey I don't need a vet to teach me how cats behave, I know how they behave, that's why I have a dog.
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Scary cats, NOT!
17 November 2002 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Can you see the headline: 'Stray Cats Terrorize Household, Kill Three?' Sounds ludicrous, doesn't it? This movie actually makes a pretty good argument of how it's possible. Stray cats who've been neglected by humans don't fear them and don't like them. They've become feral so when you muscle in on their domain, they get aggressively defensive. Well, maybe not all cats do that. Just the "dominant male cat" and his posse in this movie.

However, the only cat that actually looks scary in this movie is the dominant male - probably a robo-puppet - who appears to be always wet for some reason but still fears water. The others cats are scattered around the house to look like troops but they simply seem like confused cats mewing in protest. It's not hard to see how this movie would fail to be scary. If someone clutching a mess of fur to their chest while writhing about in supposed agony isn't silly enough, what about seeing someone shoot a cat with a water-gun? And do you remember all those thrillers in which they use the tried-and-true but totally manipulative and pointless tactic of having a cat suddenly leap from the dark and make everyone jump? Well this movie finally has a legit reason to use that trick but it doesn't. Sheesh.


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