Friday, January 27, 2017

A DOTA Mini-Review: 'The Uncanny' (1977)

"There are millions of them. Everywhere. Spying on us. Watching. Waiting. When... WILL THEY POUNCE?"

While British horror anthologies were all the rage in the 70s, believe it or not, an X-rated anthology about murderous house cats turned out to be kind of a hard sell in 1977. That is why there is a good chance you've never heard of Claude Héroux's The Uncanny. But that's a shame, because if you've ever been convinced your cat has a little bit of the devil in it (but loved it anyway), you're going to adore this movie.

Beginning with a wrap-around story in which Peter Cushing plays a doctor who believes cats are supernatural creatures, The Uncanny features three stories of feline-based revenge. Starring such genre icons as Cushing, Donald Pleasence, and Ray Milland, The Uncanny is the kind of movie you can curl up and watch with your feline friend! Especially if you're confident your furbaby would avenge your murder.

I will avenge thee!

The Uncanny is DOTA certified as free of on-screen animal death (though there is a C1 injury logged in our horror section), so enjoy!

DOTA Rating: 4 out of 5 Sassy Cats