We're pretty sure that 90% of Horror movies are contractually obligated to have a cat in them, mainly for the purpose of the ever-famous "Mrrrrooowww!" Jump-Scare; you know the one where someone either opens a door/cabinet/box.etc, or is roaming around in a dark house asking "Hello? Is anybody there?," and then a cat pops out and scares the shit out of them.
That's the famous "Mrrrrooowww!" Jump-Scare. Good times.
Sometimes they jump out and scare people, sometimes they stare and hiss, and sometimes they even maul people to death. Sometimes, they even save lives.
No matter what role a cat plays in their Horror movie, we always remember them fondly... unless of course you hate cats, then you probably remember them un-fondly. Either way is fine with us, really.
So let's take a look at 10 more cats who made an impact on our Horror watching lives.*If you really love cats, then be sure to check out our previous installment of 10 Horror Cats, because it's full of cats too.
There are a ton of cats in Sleepwalkers that do battle against the bad guys, but it is Clovis who leads the charge. Good boy, Clovis. Good boy.
|Unlucky (Inside/A L'interieur)|
Our Review of Inside/A L'interieur
|Gabriel (The Crow)|
When Draven first returns to life, he is confused and disoriented, and swinging all over the place like a fool... until he comes across his cat Gabriel. Gabriel is still hanging out at the apartment where Draven and his true love were brutally murdered, and his appearance calms Eric down, and maybe reminds him a bit of the humanity that he used to possess.
It's a small role for a cat, but an important one. Also, we use a picture of the scene where Eric and Gabriel are reunited as our closing header below, because it's pretty great. Excellent movie, cool cat.
|General (Cat's Eye)|
"Hearing" a call for help from a little girl (Barrymore), General sets out for New York City, and goes through hell to reach her in time to save her life. He gets chased by Cujo; he's nearly run over by Christine; he almost dies helping James Woods to quit smoking; he fights the mob; and finally, he defeats a breath-stealing troll, thus saving Drew Barrymore's fragile little life in the process.
Alright, so maybe General is more bad-ass in this movie than Clovis was in Sleepwalkers. He did go through a lot more shit to save a kids life, after all. Still, we love them both.
|Jinxy (The Children)|
Jinxy never bothered anybody. All he ever wanted to do was play, catch some naps, meow, get high off of some catnip now and then... and The Children killed him first! At least we didn't have to see the carnage first hand, but seeing Jinxy's empty collar later in the film was haunting enough.
Our Review of The Children
It's fair to note that had Jonesy not been too small for the Xenomorph to ram its overpositor down his throat, thus impregnating him with a face-hugger baby, he would have died long before he had any chance to escape. Luck was most definitely on his side.
Our Review of Alien
|Kitty (Drag Me to Hell)|
Later in the film , there's a scene where Alison Lohman says "We used to have a cat" which made us laugh our asses off. See, out of horrible death comes fantastic comedy! We may be too twisted for our own good.
Our Review of Drag Me to Hell
|Miss Kitty Fantastico (Buffy)|
It's always the little things that amuse us to no end.
|Old Man (Strays)|
If you've never seen Strays, it's a cheesy little flick about a family that movies into a new house, finds a family of cats living there, and is subsequently terrorized by them. That plot is pretty ridiculous to us, because couldn't you just drop-kick the average cat across the room if it tried to scratch or bite you? We would, and we love animals.
|Mar (The Grudge)|
Mar is a vengeful spirit that lures people to their deaths, and in typical cat fashion, he doesn't seem bothered by it at all. Whether in the original or remake, Mar is an evil, creepy little bastard.