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The Cat with Hands (2001)

The dark, surreal story of a cat who wants to be human.

Director:

Robert Morgan

Writer:

Robert Morgan
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Livy Armstrong Livy Armstrong ... Old Man
Daniel Hogwood-Kane Daniel Hogwood-Kane ... Young Man (as Daniel Hogwood)
Victoria Hayes Victoria Hayes ... Boy
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Storyline

Legend has it, that deep in a foul stone-walled well resides a vile feline being, which instead of paws, has human hands for stealing body parts from unsuspecting passersby. With this in mind, a weary old man leads an enigmatic young stranger deep in the rude and undisturbed woods to witness firsthand the otherworldly creature. Could this ghastly old folk tale be true after all? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Also Known As:

El gato con manos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Halo Productions Ltd. See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

The story's ghoulish concept has its origins from a recurring nightmare the director's sister used to have when she was young. See more »

Quotes

Old Man: Last night as I slumbered I had a strange dream, / One that seemed to bring distant friends near. / I dreamt of the faces of people I loved, / And I awoke with an 'eart full of cheer.
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Connections

Referenced in Fufay: A Tragic Story (2016) See more »

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Miner's Dream
Written by Will Godwin and Leo Dryden
Published by Francis Day & Hunter Ltd.
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The Cat With Hands went from tame to bizarre quicker than a cat's purr.
10 October 2018 | by TheMovieDioramaSee all my reviews

Why is this not a full feature length film? This is the perfect example to illustrate my adoration for short films. There are no boundaries. One's imagination can be conveyed in the most creative ways, and this film proves it by utilising a combination of live action and stop motion. That's without mentioning how bizarrely creepy that cat was. A very short retelling of a story about a cat wanting to be human. Doesn't sound frightening at all. Heck, it sounds more cute than anything. But those expectations are quickly demolished when this cat quickly starts consuming bodies and mimicking specific bodily parts. What starts off with a cat with hands soon becomes a cat with hands and a human face. Gradually, the expressive imagination of director Morgan is fully realised. Turning an innocent domestic pet into a demonic creature that manifests the physical qualities of humanity. The inclusion of stop motion animation only further enhances the ominous story that is being told. The live action aspect is uninspired and reminiscent of a low-quality pantomime, so let's pretend those scenes do not exist. The sheer creativity and imagination in the stop motion is what makes this short film memorable and surprisingly eerie. It's unfortunate that the whole short isn't in the same aesthetic style, and if only it was that little bit longer to make more of an impact. Suffice to say it left me wanting more, but damn that was a harrowing four minutes. I'll never look at cats the same way...


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