THE UNDERBELLY TO CATS

While the world has been swept up in the cat-cophony of cat cuteness, I prefer instead to collect images/videos of creepy cats–the morose and melancholy underbelly of the cute cat world. Here are some …

Val Lewton presents…
CAT PEOPLE
Dir. Jacques
Tourneur
Cat People
 Click here to see the classic stalking scene from Cat People. Remade in 1982, here is a video from that version featuring Bowie’s Cat People.

CRYSTAL CATS
Alice Glass and Ethan Kath
Imagine finding yourself trapped in a laundromat with these creepy creatures. It would be fuckin’ cool but creepy.
Crystal CatsWINTER BLUES
Anne Emond
A morose companion to melancholy.
Winter Blues
CAT EATS A BIRD
Pablo Picasso
Cats ARE killers
Killer Cat

KATZENVERSAMMLUNG
Quint Bucholz
Doors frontman Jim Morrison once said, ‘Whoever controls the media controls the mind,’ well it’s the Cats. This picture reminds me the Cats are watching.
katzenversammlung

GHOST CAT
Joy Cowley
A book called Paw prints in the Butter: A collection of Cats by Joy Cowley and friends, was always a treasured read from my childhood and surprise, surprise my favourite cat poem was Ghost Cat. A poem about the ghost of Mack, a deaf cat killed on a railroad track, that comes back. Before I learnt about Freud’s ‘Return of the Repressed,’ I was already fascinated by it. The poem evoked in me a sense of loneliness, isolation and haunting, these feelings I would later ascribe to the NZ unease.
ghost cat

THE BLACK CAT
Animation based on Edgar Allen Poe’s short tale

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