Cat People/Fun Facts
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- Added to the National Film Registry in 1993.
- Followed by a sort-of sequel, The Curse Of The Cat People, in 1944.
- Remade by Paul Schrader in 1982 starring Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell and John Heard.
- Included on critic Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.
- Innovated the "Lewton bus", named for producer Val Lewton, or "cat scare" trick.
- The film stayed in theaters for so long that those critics who had originally bashed it were able to see it a second time and give it an improved review.