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The Night of a Thousand Cats (1972)

La noche de los mil gatos (original title)
R | | Horror | November 1974 (USA)
Millionaire playboy Hugo (whose lack of facial expressions give him the appearance of a Thundercat marionette) flies around Acapulco in his private helicopter to pick up sexy young women. ... See full summary »


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René Cardona Jr., Mario A. Zacarías (as Mario Marzac)

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Cast overview:
Anjanette Comer ... Cathy
Hugo Stiglitz ... Hugo
Zulma Faiad ... Dancer
Christa Linder ... Christa
Tere Velázquez ... Woman Who Shoots Doves
Barbara Angely Barbara Angely ... Barbara
Gerardo Zepeda ... Dorgo
Jorge Russek ... Husband
Delia Peña Orta Delia Peña Orta ... Cathy, the daughter
John Kelly John Kelly ... Stranded doctor
Marcelo Villamil Marcelo Villamil ... Dancer's lover


Millionaire playboy Hugo (whose lack of facial expressions give him the appearance of a Thundercat marionette) flies around Acapulco in his private helicopter to pick up sexy young women. He whisks them away to his secluded old castle, where he wines and dines them (among other things, *wink*). With the aid of his bald mute little helper Gorgo, he kills his dates, keeping their heads in a crystal cage and feeding their chopped up body parts to his 1,000-strong army of blood thirty, flesh hungry cats. Written by Brian Patrick

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Alone, only a harmless pet... One thousand strong, they become a man-eating machine! See more »




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Release Date:

November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night of a 1000 Cats See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Avant Films S.A. See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 67039 delivered on 2 September 1975. See more »


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It's the same woman each time...
9 June 2002 | by nhlgumbySee all my reviews

I don't know if it was me, because my friends had the same problem, but I had the hardest time figuring out who was who in this movie. I could determine who Dorgo, the monk guy was, and I kinda knew who the helicopter guy was, but all the women... they all just ran together into one big woman. I had the hardest of time distinguishing between all the women that helicopter guy was with through the course of the movie, because I really think they were all the same actress. The married woman with a kid who looked like Cher, the woman on the roof who made hand signals at the guy in the helicopter, the woman Dorgo killed. Arggh!! Who were half of these people?!

I thought this was a pretty messed up movie. The only part that actually had any coherence, was the last scene, where the head of the helicopter guy was imaged in the last glass box, beside all the other heads in the glass box. Though the cats couldn't put his head into the box, the camera could angle his head into the box. Other than that... C.R.A.P.

I don't want to talk any more about this movie, I just want my money back.

**Final Judgement* Dorgo is my new hero** Good day

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