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Uninvited (1988)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 24 August 1988
A sinister corporation loses control of a house cat infected with a genetically engineered virus. The death toll rises during the mutant feline's rampage and, eventually, it finds its way on board the yacht of a criminal kingpin.

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Greydon Clark

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Kennedy ... Mike Harvey
Alex Cord ... Walter Graham
Clu Gulager ... Albert
Toni Hudson ... Rachel
Eric Larson ... Martin
Clare Carey ... Bobbie
Beau Dremann ... Lance
Rob Estes ... Corey
Shari Shattuck ... Suzanne
Michael Holden ... Daryl Perkins
Austin Stoker ... Carribean Officer
Cecile Callan ... Girl in Pizza Parlor
Jack Heller ... Hotel Concierge
Gina Schinasi Gina Schinasi ... Bartender
Ron Presson Ron Presson ... Man at Gas Station
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Storyline

A bunch of young people are invited to a Caribbean cruise on a gangster's yacht, to distract the attention of the authorities. Unfortunately, a mutant cat which escaped from a test laboratory also gets on board, and kills most of the passengers. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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They paid for a holiday of a lifetime... with their lives See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uninvited See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Clu Gulager came up with the idea to shiver after killing the man in the Jacuzzi. See more »

Goofs

When the cat attacks the driver of the red pickup truck the puppeteer's arm is visible. See more »

Quotes

Martin: [after looking at a bloodstain under a sextant used for makeshift high-power microscope] This is a hundred, maybe even a thousand times... normally for fresh blood.
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Alternate Versions

Alternate international version that's 93 minutes long. This version has a different opening and ending, spends a bit more time developing the characters, and features a topless scene from Suzanne. This version is featured as an extra on the Vinegar Syndrome release of the movie. See more »

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Featured in Best of the Worst: Christmas or Cats (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

One More Try
Words and Music by Tom Gunn
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This cat coughs up more than just fur-balls.
12 August 2017 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

A really contrived set of circumstances leaves a group of fun-seeking Fort Lauderdale spring breakers stranded at sea on a luxury yacht with some desperate criminals and a mutated killer cat for company.

Uninvited is, to be completely honest, a total mess of a movie, with a ridiculous set-up, an incredibly unconvincing monster, and moments of utter tedium. On the flip side, it frequently enters 'so bad, it's good' territory, features a pair of extremely hot '80s babes (Clare Carey and Shari Shattuck, who spend most of their time in skimpy bikinis), and chucks in some reasonable gore (including some nifty 'erupting veins' bladder effects), making it one not to miss for fans of Z-grade trashy schlock.

Try not to laugh whenever the moth-eaten moggie hand puppet barfs up a rubber parasitic mutant twice its size!! Marvel as buff beauty Bobbie (Carey) performs an unenthusiastic aerobics routine!! And wonder in incredulity at how Oscar winner George Kennedy wound up appearing in such tacky crud.

4.5 out of 10, generously rounded up to 5 for Clu Gulager's goofy teeth and bottle glasses, and that really bad sinking model yacht at the end.


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