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Strays (1991)

A troubled family move to an isolated house, and find and adopt a couple of cats already in residence. These are not the only occupants however...

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John McPherson

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Shaun Cassidy
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kathleen Quinlan ... Lindsey Jarrett
Timothy Busfield ... Paul Jarrett
Claudia Christian ... Claire Lederer
William Boyett ... Dr. Lyle Sokol
Heather Lilly Heather Lilly ... Tessa Jarrett (as Heather Lilley)
Jessica Lilly Jessica Lilly ... Tessa Jarrett (as Jessica Lilley)
Gary McGurk ... Phone Man
Eve Brenner ... Old Woman
Michael McNab Michael McNab ... Policeman
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A troubled family move to an isolated house, and find and adopt a couple of cats already in residence. These are not the only occupants however...

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They Have Nine Lives. We Only Have One. See more »

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Horror

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Rated R for violence and terror. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Artigli See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dr. Lyle Sokol: You know what you found in your bedroom sounds like... err... the dominant male marking his territory.
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Featured in 31 Days of Horror: Strays (1991) (2019) See more »

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This wasn't exactly a purrfect horror movie...
20 July 2019 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Mid-2019 is actually the first time I have even heard of the 1991 movie "Strays". Being listed as a horror movie, and with me always having loved cats, of course I had to sit down and watch it as I had the chance.

Now, the word 'horror' might be a bit too much to use about "Strays". It wasn't really particularly scary. Actually, when you step back and look at the storyline, then it is actually a rather silly script and storyline. I mean, a family moving into a house and find themselves terrorized by a pack of stray cats. Sure, it was fun to watch. But realistic? No, not even in the least. Especially since humans are far better equipped for handling themselves against felines, so it made little sense that the cats could cause so much havoc and distress for the family members.

"Strays" was definitely a campy and cheesy horror movie, but that was also what made the movie watchable. It was such an outrageous storyline that you just wanted to keep watching and see what happens next, and see how humans are outwitted by cats. Yeah, so very, very realistic.

The movie actually was surprisingly enjoyable and entertaining for what it turned out to be. But it is hardly a movie that you'll watch more than once. I hadn't heard about it before 2019, and I doubt that I will ever sit down to watch it ever again, as it just didn't have enough material to it to support multiple viewings.

The acting in the movie was adequate, taking into consideration the limitations of the script and storyline.

All in all, a mediocre movie with some watchable value to it, but hardly an outstanding movie in the horror genre.


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