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The Cat (clip)

A short horror film

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A short film by a prolific amateur filmmaker about a black cat that turns into a man and kills its owners.

Questions & Activities


  • What is the role of the cat?
  • Where does the women go?
  • What do you think the man is reading and how does this effect the story?
  • How does the lighting contribute to the mood and atmosphere?


Expressive Arts / English / Drama: Devise a voice-over script to either add to the sinister effect or produce a different tone or effect (ie comedy).

Expressive Arts / Media Studies / English: Storyboard the shots used in the film and discuss how the film is made to look sinister (e.g. lighting etc).

English: Write the rest of the story following on from the end of the clip.

Expressive Arts / Drama: Create a film or drama piece acting out what happens next in the film.

English: Write an extract from the book he is reading that might explain what has happened.

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-000-219-C
Resource Rights Holder National Library of Scotland
Project Ref 1115
Date 1956
Genre Fiction, Amateur
School Subject English, Expressive Arts, Drama, Media Studies
Subject Matter Horror, Halloween
Who Enrico Cocozza (director)
Clip Length 2:07
Film Length 4:00