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The Uncanny (1977)

Not Rated | | Horror | April 1978 (UK)
Wilbur Gray, a horror writer, has stumbled upon a terrible secret, that cats are supernatural creatures who really call the shots. In a desperate attempt to get others to believe him, Wilbur spews three tales of feline horror.

Director:

Denis Héroux

Writer:

Michel Parry (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cushing ... Wilbur
Ray Milland ... Frank Richards
Joan Greenwood ... Miss Malkin (segment "London 1912")
Roland Culver ... Wallace (segment "London 1912")
Susan Penhaligon ... Janet (segment "London 1912")
Simon Williams ... Michael (segment "London 1912")
Alexandra Stewart ... Mrs. Blake (segment "Quebec Province 1975")
Donald Pilon ... Mr. Blake (segment "Quebec Province 1975")
Chloe Franks ... Angela (segment "Quebec Province 1975")
Katrina Holden Bronson Katrina Holden Bronson ... Lucy (segment "Quebec Province 1975") (as Katrina Holden)
Renée Girard Renée Girard ... Mrs. Maitland (segment "Quebec Province 1975")
Donald Pleasence ... Valentine De'ath (segment "Hollywood 1936")
Samantha Eggar ... Edina (segment "Hollywood 1936")
John Vernon ... Pomeroy (segment "Hollywood 1936")
Catherine Bégin ... Madeleine (segment "Hollywood 1936")
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Storyline

Wilbur Gray visits Frank Richards so he can get his book published. This book Gray has written are about cats. Cats watching everyone and controlling everything. He mentions the stories in the book are all true, and gives three examples. The first involves the murder of a cat-loving old woman who gives her entire fortune in her will to her cats. Not everyone is happy about the wills, but would have to get past the cats to get the the will. The second story is a tale of black magic between two girls and the third story is a tale of murderous revenge... by a cat. Written by Film_Fan

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Cats aren't always cute and cuddly! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Uncanny See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

-Filming started in Montreal (Canada) on 16 November 1976. See more »

Goofs

When Lucy comes inside after the small plane hits the house, Angela tells her mother that Lucy fell in the mud while trying catch the cat. In reality there was no struggle or mud, even though the mother says for her to change into clean clothes and clean herself up. See more »

Quotes

Angela (segment "Quebec Province 1975"): [after falling victim to Lucy's witchcraft] Lucy, please make me big again. I won't tell Mommy about the cat. I won't tell her about anything. Lucy, please! I promise!
Lucy (segment "Quebec Province 1975"): You're not such a big girl anymore, are you, Angela? Why, you're no bigger than a mouse!
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References Eye of the Cat (1969) See more »

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Interesting fantasy fiction
20 September 2011 | by PeterRoederSee all my reviews

I found this very interesting and Peter Cushing is great in this role. Some of it was better than other but it really paid out once you got the hang of the theme about the cats and the whole story revolving around that. Cats are indeed very strange beings. I totally agree with the whole premise and psychology of the thing. Very good movie indeed. Rather exciting actually. I was amazed at some of the special effects also which are quite good and the acting is credible. All thins being equal, I really liked this movie and as a fantasy fan I found it to be a good experience. Clearly the storytelling in this movie is very good and, say, in the tradition of The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery and other great tales of short fantasy.


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