“You can’t fool a cat. They seem to know who’s not right. If you know what I mean.” – Mrs. Plunkett, Cat People
This weekend, COMET TV, the FREE scifi and horror network, will be running a CATaclysm: Wicked Kitty Movie Marathon, showing a host of classic feline feature films.
Beginning at 10am ET on Sunday, October 29, 2017, the marathon will include the 1989 Bette Davis witch tale Wicked Stepmother; at noon is the 1964 Roger Corman classic Tomb Of Ligeia, starring Vincent Price; at 2pm is 1942’s Cat People, followed up by its 1944 sequel Curse Of The Cat People at 4pm; and finishing up the day at 6pm will be Cat’s Eye, the 1985 film written by Stephen King starring Drew Barrymore and James Woods.
Escape to Witch Mountain Special Edition (1975)
Directed by John Hough
Starring Ike Eisenmann, Kim Richards, Donald Pleasence, Ray Milland, Eddie Albert
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Release Date: March 10, 2009
After the death of their foster parents, picture perfect blond siblings Tony and Tia Malone (Ike Eisenmann and Kim Richards) are sent to a children’s home, where their attempts to fit in become increasingly difficult as their “special powers” become more apparent. Previously, the young siblings had little memory of their lives before they came to live with the Malones, but they always knew they had special powers. But the more they use their powers, the greater the danger to them will be, as the greedy millionaire Aristotle Bolt (Ray Milland) and his opportunistic employee Lucas Deranian (Donald Pleasence) scheme to use the children’s abilities to their own advantage.
Luckily, children in Disney movies are as smart and intuitive as Disney movie villains are obvious, because although Bolt and Deranian try enticing the children with their own playroom and all the toys and ice cream they could ever want, the two men are simply up to no good — and the children realize this soon enough. With Tia’s special star case and as-of-yet deciphered map in hand, the siblings, along with their cooperative black cat Winky, go on the run from the bad guys. Along the way, they stowaway in the back of an RV driven by a cranky loner (Eddie Albert), who at first reluctantly helps the children, who think they know a place that will lead them to discover their true destiny — the mysterious Witch Mountain.