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Mrs. Ashboro's Cat (2004)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 13 October 2004
A young girl and her father move into an old house haunted by the presence of a dead former resident and her beloved cat.

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Wes Merritt
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Brenda
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Mrs. Ashboro
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Kurt
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Pearson
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Boyd Ashboro
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Ted Riker
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Jan
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Terry
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Sandra
Baretta ...
Margaret the Cat
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Comfort the Dog
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Wes Merritt and his daughter Natalie (14) get more than they bargained for when they buy an old house that was formerly inhabited by the nice old Mrs. Ashboro and her pet cat, Margaret. When strange things start happening in the house, all fingers point to the presence of Margaret, who died the same day as Mrs. Ashboro. But why has she come back to haunt them? Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some peril | See all certifications »
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The nephew, Boyd, spends most of the movie looking for his dead aunt's $50k when he should have received easily $150K from the sale of the house. See more »

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Fun Film, Not Really Scary
5 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wes Merritt (Michael Ontkean) and his daughter Natalie (Ellen Page) get more than they bargained for when they buy an old house that was formerly inhabited by the nice old Mrs. Ashboro and her pet cat, Margaret. When strange things start happening in the house, all fingers point to the presence of Margaret, who died the same day as Mrs. Ashboro. But why has she come back to haunt them?

Trying to call this a "horror" film is something of a stretch, as it really falls more into a "family mystery" category. Having been made by Animal Planet, it has something of a TV vibe and is quite family friendly. There is, in fact, a ghost cat, and it does somehow happen to claw people from beyond the grave.

The casting is decent, bringing a post-"Twin Peaks" Ontkean together with a pre-"Juno" Page (who would have thought she would get big after seeing this film?). Everyone else is largely unknown (although, to be fair, they were probably all largely unknown at the time).

Great film? Definitely not. Good family fun, yes, certainly.


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