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* AnimalisticAbomination: The titular cat.


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* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: The young man.]]


* KissOfDeath: The kiss doesn't kill him, but it definitely signals that the old man is nearing his end.

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* KissOfDeath: The kiss doesn't kill him, but it definitely signals that the old man is nearing his end. end.
* TheQuietOne: The companion does not seem to say much. [[spoiler: Until he takes the old man's tongue.]]


* CatsAreMean

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* CatsAreMeanCatsAreMean: It is a very, very bad cat. [[spoiler: It's pretty bad as a person, too.]]



* KissOfDeath

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* KissOfDeathKissOfDeath: The kiss doesn't kill him, but it definitely signals that the old man is nearing his end.



* TakeThatKiss


* AndIMustScream
* BodyHorror

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* AndIMustScream
* BodyHorror
BodyHorror: It stars a cat with human hands. [[spoiler: And eventually more human parts than that.]]



* StopMotion

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* StopMotionStopMotion: A flashback is told entirely through eerie stop-motion animation.



* TongueTrauma

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* TongueTraumaTongueTrauma: The old man's tongue is pulled out by [[spoiler: his younger companion, who is also the cat]].


* BasedOnADream: The director has said that the film was inspired by recurring nightmares that his sister had when she was young, about a cat with hands that caused people to convulse. He changed the story up a bit, but the surreal, dreamlike quality of the film is true to its origins.



* [[spoiler: KissOfDeath]]

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* [[spoiler: KissOfDeath]]KissOfDeath



* [[spoiler: TakeThatKiss]]
* [[spoiler: TongueTrauma]]

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* [[spoiler: TakeThatKiss]]
TakeThatKiss
* [[spoiler: TongueTrauma]]TongueTrauma

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* HollywoodToneDeaf: The old man isn't a very good singer, tending toward severely flat.


* BasedOnADream: The director has said that the film was inspired by recurring nightmares that his sister had when she was young, about a cat with hands that * caused people to convulse. He changed the story up a bit, but the surreal, dreamlike quality of the film is true to its origins.

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* BasedOnADream: The director has said that the film was inspired by recurring nightmares that his sister had when she was young, about a cat with hands that * caused people to convulse. He changed the story up a bit, but the surreal, dreamlike quality of the film is true to its origins.


* HighOctaneNightmareFuel



* UncannyValley

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Short British horror film, released in 2001. A mixture of live-action and stop-motion animation, it was written, directed, and animated by Robert Morgan.

It focuses on an old man telling his younger companion an old folk tale about a cat that has human hands in place of its front paws, and of the terrible things that the cat does.

[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4PR9NZlAB4 It can be viewed here.]]

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* AndIMustScream
* BasedOnADream: The director has said that the film was inspired by recurring nightmares that his sister had when she was young, about a cat with hands that * caused people to convulse. He changed the story up a bit, but the surreal, dreamlike quality of the film is true to its origins.
* BodyHorror
* CatsAreMean
* HighOctaneNightmareFuel
* HongKongDub: "Tongue."
* [[spoiler: KissOfDeath]]
* StopMotion
* [[spoiler: TakeThatKiss]]
* [[spoiler: TongueTrauma]]
* UncannyValley
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