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Strays (1991)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  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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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 say cats have nine lives. Will one of them be yours? See more »

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Dr. Lyle Sokol: Mr.Jarrett, we are talking about a cat! Get a grip on yourself
Paul Jarrett: [interrupting] No wait a minute, my dog's been ripped to shreds, my... my room's destroyed, my sinuses are completely inflamed I... I think I've got a right to be concerned.
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Cat Scratch Fever? Attack of the psycho-kitties? Kitten with a Whip?
22 September 2003 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

I've heard of a "wolf pack" (think Nazi U-boats). I've heard of the "Rat Pack" (think Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. etc.). Now we have the "Cat Pack": think gang of furry ferocious crazed felines on a bloodthirsty rampage in some old house out in the middle of nowhere, terrorizing a hapless young family, and you basically have the premise for this movie.

I can't say it's entirely a bad premise, but unfortunately it doesn't come off well in this movie. 'Lame and un-scary' doesn't begin to describe this mess of a film. My overall reaction: much like you'd do with a bad kitty who claws the sofa legs, you want to take a rolled up newspaper and give this movie a good swat on the rear end.

The acting by everyone involved is embarrasing (especially the wife and kid, who, traumatized by cat-induced fear and shock, overplay their overblown reactions so bad that you'd swear you'd seen better acting in your junior high school play). As for Claudia Christian, who later went on to fame and fortune in Babylon 5 as Susan Ivanova, well, the less said the better.

A great theme song for this movie would have been "Psycho Killer" by the Talking Heads - only with the name and lyrics changed to "Psycho Kitty". Now that would have been a nice touch. Meow. Purrrrrr.


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