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The Classic Horrors Club Podcast EP 74: Val Lewton

Jeff and Richard discuss the life and films of producer Val Lewton, with a deep dive into two of his "less popular" movies, The Leopard Man (1943) and The Curse of the Cat People (1944.) For the first, they're joined by director William Friedkin (The Exorcist)... well, sort of. For the second, they're joined by historian William K. Everson... well, sort of.


While your hosts agree on their opinions of the films, they disagree on whether or not it matters that The Curse of the Cat People is supposedly a sequel to Cat People (1942.) What do you think? In either case, these films are a revelation and you'll want to watch then again after you hear the discussion!


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Leopard Man by Joe Wallace & Al Woody's Owls, recorded in 1959 by Moon Records in Memphis, TN

Curse of the Cat People by Robert Coyne from his 2022 album, The Hiss of Life, copyright Meyer Records.

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