Monday, October 29, 2018

Musty TV's Maniacal Halloween Countdown - Day 29

Pictured: Baby, and NOT a baby mama

Today is/was Scary Kids Day on TCM. (It started really, really early in the morning.)

Here is/was the line-up:

3:30AM - The Curse of the Cat People
4:45AM - The Bad Seed
7:00AM -  Children of the Damned
10:15AM - Village of the Damned

Of course all of the above films are worth watching, though The Curse of the Cat People is definitely my favorite of the bunch. Because of that, I couldn't help but notice a whopping error in the essay about the film on TCM's site. To wit:

Picking up where Cat People left off, we now find that Oliver Reed (Kent Smith) has remarried and has a six-year-old daughter, Amy (Ann Carter), by his late wife, Irena (Simone Simon).

Amy isn't Oliver's child with his first wife, Irena! His first wife (spoiler alert!) dies before they ever sleep together. And that whole not-being-able-to-sleep-together thing? Is kind of the movie's KEY plot point!

So, no, Amy is NOT Irena's daughter in the movie, and I think Alice would (and does!) take offense at even the implication. See below.

1 comment:

Pik-Cor said...

You should really listen to Attaboy Clarence's podcast about Val Lewton (Cat People writer) on Secret History of Hollywood here