Look What the Cat Dragged In

Look What the Cat Dragged In

2 Episodes

Feline frights abound in these two films that turn cats into the stuff of nightmares. Brenda Lien’s short CALL OF CUTENESS takes aim at the way internet culture uses cat imagery, critiquing the consumption and exploitation of animals through its grotesque animation. Then, Nobuhiko Obayashi’s outrageously psychedelic horror film HOUSE features a terrifying, blood-spewing ghost cat, one of the predators (also including a hungry piano) that destroy a group of schoolgirls on vacation at a spooky country house.

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Look What the Cat Dragged In
  • Call of Cuteness

    Episode 1

    Directed by Brenda Lien • 2017 • Germany

    Whilst we remain safe and sound, watching the highest grossing cat fail compilation, all that is kept out of sight gets back to us in this consumerist nightmare. On a global playground, without bounds, the cat's body is devoured, exploited and controlled ...

  • House

    Episode 2

    Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi • 1977 • Japan
    Starring Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Oba

    How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie HOUSE (HAUSU)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of “Scooby-Doo” as directed by Mario Bava? Any...