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Film: Uninvited (1988)

Uninvited is a horror film from 1988, which stars Ted Cord and George Kennedy.

An experimental killer mutant cat, that is hiding inside a normal cat, escapes from laboratory, and ends up in yacht full of cannon fodder. And yes, it was released straight to video.

This film has the examples of:

  • Agony of the Feet: When Mike tries get a gun from under the sofa, the mutant cat latches its teeth on his foot.
  • Animal Testing: What created the mutant cat.
  • Attempted Rape: Walter tries to force himself on Bobbie, he is then thwarted by Lance, who in turn is stopped from clobbering him by Mike with a gun.
  • Body Horror: Bite from the mutant cat leaves its victim in a painful pulsating state before death.
  • Cats Are Mean: Whenever its host feels threatened, the mutant breaks out from its mouth.
  • Closed Circle: The yacht. Enforced by the that its owner Walter is on the run from the law, and refuses all attempts to take it back. The fact that the mutant cat managed to sabotage its engine doesn't help matters.
  • Death by Sex: Corey sleeps with Suzanne, and Lance tries to sleep with Bobbie. And all four end up dead.
  • Death by Materialism: Walter is killed by the cat when he goes back for his money as others are boarding the rescue boat.
  • The End... Or Is It?: The film ends with the surviving characters safely back on shore with Walter's money, recounting their story to a helpful official (who assumes they're just traumatised) a child finds another cat in the surf.
  • Evil Overlooker: One of the covers for the film shows the mutant cat looming over the yacht, which has a skull on it for extra terror.
  • Grievous Bottley Harm: When the mutant cat attacks Albert, he tries to defend himself with a broken wine bottle.
  • Overcrank: Random slow motion shots are scattered throughout the film, most notably during the pickup crash.
  • Poisonous Person: The mutant cat is poisonous, which seals the fate of anyone it attacks.
  • Stock Sound Effects: Same sound of effect of glass breaking is repeated over dozen times when the mutant cat crashes the pickup.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: Whatever the cat nibbles on, it becomes contaminated. This leads to Suzanne's death when she is killed by a corn flake.
  • Verbed Title
  • Your Size May Vary: While inside its host, the mutant cat is small. But when it exits the host, it is somehow bigger.

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