No need to search out cat videos on the internet- tonight on MeTV, we have one all ready for you! If you’re worried about the chill of winter, remember- revenge is a dish best served as cold catnip ( eeww!) when some greedy relatives find that they may go from the litter box to a different kind of box- a coffin- if they find themselves in the “Shadow of the Cat”!
In this Hammer horror, we meet a wealthy senior citizen whose only cares about her favorite niece- and her beloved feline friend, Tabitha. Her dislike for others in her family and estate is returned to her, when she is brutally attacked and killed- with the only witness being- her cat! Those who have plotted her demise tell the local authorities that the old woman has inexplicably “disappeared”- and her less-than-grieving husband, along with his co-conspirator servants, works to finalize their plans to gain control of her wealth. News of her death also brings some sleazy relatives out of the woodwork- as well as her favorite niece , the good-hearted Beth- with Conrad, a local journalist who has an interest both in the unfolding story and Beth! The homicidal house staff and evil relatives realize that there WAS one witness to the murder- the cat – and suddenly become obsessed with capturing the kitty and doing away with it (ahem- are they worried that it’s going to testify against them? Really?) Conrad and Beth find this phobia of the feline odd- and, they aren’t buying the idea that the missing woman just “disappeared”. Knowing enough to distrust the scheming relatives and servants- disgusted by their hatred of Tabitha- and hearing odd sounds in the middle of the night-Beth and her journalist gent find themselves becoming more and more suspicious. Meanwhile, the cadre of creeps become more paranoid- as it seems that the cat not only saw what they did- but wants to return the favor to them in Tender Vittles- flavored vengeance!
This black and white offering, though without the lurid color the studio is known for, still provides the typical Hammer chills and creepy atmosphere. This film also features a unique process we call “Kitty-Vision”- giving you the cat’s -eye view of the devious proceedings.We’ll tell you a little about the cast, including Hammer siren Barbara Shelley as the loving niece- plus, we turn a courtroom into a cat room- bring you a new pussycat product- serenade you with the usual Sven cat-erwauling- AND provide a brand new look at our last visit to Elgin’s “Nightmare on Chicago Street”!
“Shadow of the Cat” appears on MeTV tonight at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or, check the local listings or at www.metv.com to find our start time and channel where you are. In Chicago this morning at 11 am on our sister station, WCIU, the U, those in our local viewing area can get wrapped up in “The Mummy’s Ghost”!
While you’re online here- have you tried out the MeTV Super Sci Fi Solitaire game? It’s a fun version of the popular card game- and wait until you see who the King is on the cards! Check it out at http://games.metv.com/games/klondike-solitaire-metv/
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One final note- just so some of you don’t feel singled out- for some reason- I didn’t get my copy of this month’s Sven monthly newsletter! The problem was resolved- should it ever happen to you, just go to www.metv.com and use the contact e-mail to let them know. (If you aren’t signed up for the newsletter, you can do so- for free- right here on our site!)
Join us tonight on MeTV for feline fright – followed, fittingly, by a Catwoman episode on “Batman”! Purrr-fect scheduling, old chum!