London: BFI Books, 1999. ISBN: 0851707416
London: Bloomsbury, 2013. ISBN: 9781844576432 (2nd Edition)
Part of the BFI Film Classics series.
Novelist and critic Kim Newman assesses the horror noir Cat People (1943), produced by Val Lewton and directed by Jacques Tourneur. This important and influential film is considered in the light of its place in film history and as a work of ambitious horror.
The new edition includes a postscript about the sequel, The Curse of the Cat People, and original cover artwork by Graham Humphreys.
‘Newman’s illuminating study of the original film provides an informed behind the scenes analysis…Newman is not only erudite in background detail and history, he offers a fascinating critique of the film itself…’ Empire