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Uninvited (1988)

PG-13 | | 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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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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You'll Never Look At A Cat The Same Way Again! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | 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:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Two animal trainers were present on the set for all the scenes with the cat. See more »

Goofs

The cat meows throughout its voyage on the ship but its mouth never moves. See more »

Quotes

[they open one of Walter's briefcases]
Rachel: There must be a million dollars in there!
Martin: Enough to buy a new boat!
Rachel: And to finance the study of psychol...
[she catches her flub, shakes her head and tries not to laugh]
Rachel: BIOLOGY!
Martin: Yeah!
[they embrace]
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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 »

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Words and Music by Chili Charles, Carl Galloway, and Tom Gunn
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Well, look what the cat dragged aboard!
14 May 2008 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

As far as unhinged, over-the-top, implausible and utterly farcical 80's horror movie plot formulas go, "Uninvited" most definitely takes the cake! The idea of a mutating cat barfing up a killer creature resembling a hybrid between a bat and a bowl of rotting placenta is already quite crackpot, but even more inconceivable is how literally everything in this film happens so impulsively and indifferent, like they are the most common events to occur in life! A cute and fluffy ginger pussycat with a monstrous mutant inside of its body escapes from a science lab (why would anyone do such an experiment in the first place?) and aimlessly wanders around a touristy beach community. Nearby a trio of ageing frauds prepare a clean getaway on their yacht, still one of them insists on picking up two young and empty-headed girls in bikini first. Supposedly to keep a low profile. Yeah … right! The girls then invite three random guys they *just* met on the pier and even bring the deadly putty-cat aboard. We're supposed to believe all this because … life is really that easy? Anyhow, subsequently nothing happens for quite a while until - thank God - the cat pukes out its monstrous insides and the characters die in order of annoyance. The rating and reviews don't lie: "Uninvited" truly is a horrible and hilarious (for all the wrong reasons) B-movie. The narrative structure is wildly uneven. Sometimes nothing happens for twenty minutes straight and then suddenly three or four people die in less than two minutes. The make-up effects are far beyond cheesy and inept, with 'scary' hand-puppets that wouldn't even upset a two-year-old child and supposedly virulent cat attacks that are actually rather tame. The dialogs and performances are so tacky you'll feel the desire to rip off your own ears and feed 'em to the cat. If you think you've endured everything then, just wait until you witness the finale, which is without exaggerating the most moronic ending I've ever seen in my life. "Uninvited" stars veteran horror actor George Kennedy ("Death Ship", "Virus", "The Terror Within") but – exactly like the character he depicts – he wonders what the hell he's doing in yet another lousy horror movie and once again surrounded by an ensemble cast of untalented nobodies. Poor, poor George… There definitely is some fun to be had with "Uninvited", but only if you leave your brains at the door and replace the inside of your skull with gallons and gallons of beer.


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