Mick Garris on

Cat People

Released 1942
Distributor RKO Radio Pictures

The celebrated RKO B-picture that started producer Val Lewton’s five year run of poetic competition to Universal’s more earthbound ’40s horror pix. Clever use of the power of suggestion allowed audiences to transfer their own internal fears to the characters onscreen, a technique too seldom used today.

About Mick Garris

Mick Garris produced and directed a segment for Nightmare Cinema, the spine-tingling horror event of the summer. Previously, Mick created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link! Mick’s recent books “Snow Shadows,” “Tyler’s Third Act,” “Ugly” and “SALOME” are now out from Cemetery Dance. Mick also executive produced Unbroken for Universal Pictures, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing