The Cat Creeps (1946)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Detective Film, Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Advertised as a typical Universal horror film, The Cat Creeps is more of a crime melodrama, and not a particularly distinguished one at that. Fifth-billed Fred Brady essays the leading role as a reporter named Terry Nichols, who endeavors to prove that a girl's suicide was actually murder. Though dead for nearly 15 years, the girl's soul has apparently manifested itself in a black cat, which functions as an avenging angel throughout the film. Several more murders occur before the villain and his mercenary motivations are revealed. Though blessed with an unusually strong supporting cast, The Cat Creeps is strictly B material, far below Universal's already unexacting standards.

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cat, investigation, reporter, ESP (Extra Sensory Perception), investigator, murder, reincarnation, revenge, soul, suicide, supernatural, unsolved, clue, ghost, loot, newspaper, journalism