I already posted the song Cat People, but I’m doing a redux, mainly to recommend the movie it was written for. Cat People (a 1982 remake of a forties horror movie of the same name) stars Nastassja Kinski as a virginal naif who comes to realize that her long lost brother is seriously creepy, partly because he turns into a man-eating panther at inopportune moments, and partly because his human identity takes the form of Malcolm McDowell. Granted, the movie doesn’t even make a stab at making sense, there’s no logic, not even the remotest sense of probability and supposed love interest John Heard has all the charm of a fencepost. But the FX is very good by 1982 standards, the cats outperform the entire supporting cast, and there’s a consistent sense of malaise that keeps the whole thing from descending into silliness. It’s Nastassja Kinski who carries the movie on the strength of her wide-eyed performance, not to mention her astounding beauty and willingness to get naked. To whit, it’s pretty creepy, pretty sexy, the theme song is rather good and Nastassja Kinksi is naked.