Sunday, 8 November 2015

The Cat Review 2011 South Korea 고양이: 죽음을보는 두개의눈

A South Korean horror mixed with cats surprisingly turns out to be one of the best Asian horror films I have seen in years! 

So-yeon works in a pet grooming store called Kitty N Puppy. After a Persian cat owner dies she gets stuck looking after the cat until an owner is ready for it. Everything is fine until the cat starts acting up and a mysterious little girl with green cat like eyes starts haunting her.

I can't quite place exactly what made this film work. But it is just incredibly fun.

The Cat is a good mix of Asian suspense horror with some of the more American "jump scares". This works very well with the flow of the film and is actually pretty refreshing. The film never really has time to slow down or get dull.

I love cats. I love every kind of cat. I just want to hug all of them. But I can't.

Some of the film is a little typical of Asian horrors with the creepy little girl. But mixing it with the cats is new and fresh, and it's used in a way that doesn't feel over played. The film also has a good mystery feel to it, almost like The Ring, which really draws you in to the story until the very end when you discover what has been taking place and why.

A very fun modern horror, while not essential viewing, it is fun and reminds me of the horrors Asia was releasing in the late 90s and early 2000s.


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