Eye of the Cat (1969)

35mm film, Technicolor, 1.85:1
mono (Westrex Recording System), English

An American horror film directed by David Lowell Rich.

Plot Summary

Two young people plan to steal an inheritance from an elderly woman but meet their match in the shape of her cat.


Directed by: David Lowell Rich
© MCMLXIX [1969] by Universal Pictures
Universal presents. A Joseph M. Schenck Enterprises, Inc. production. A Universal picture
Produced by: Bernard Schwartz, Phillip Hazelton
Written by: Joseph Stefano
Directors of Photography: Russell Metty, Ellsworth Fredricks
Film Editor: J. Terry Williams
Music by: Lalo Schifrin
Sound: Waldon O. Watson, Frank H. Wilkinson
Costumes Designed by: Edith Head
Make-up: Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist: Larry Germain
Art Directors: Alexander Golitzen, William C. DeCinces
Animal Trainer: Ray Berwick
Produced at Universal City Studios, California, U.S.A.

Michael Sarrazin (Wylie)
Gayle Hunnicutt (Kassia)
Eleanor Parker (Aunt Danny)
Tim Henry (Luke)
Laurence Naismith (Dr Mills)
Jennifer Leak (Poor Dear)
Linden Chiles (Bendetto)
Mark Herron (Bellemondo)
Annabelle Garth (socialite)
Tullia (the cat)

Alternative Titles

The Cannibal – alternative title
Los felinos – Mexico, Peru
Os Felinos – Brazil
La gata en la terraza – Spain
Les griffes de la peur – France
Groene ogen in de nacht – Netherlands
Gröna ögon i natten – Sweden
Grüne Augen in der Nacht – Austria, West Germany
In de greep van de angst – Belgium (Flemish)
Kattene hævner – Denmark
Kediler – Turkey
Macje oko – Yugoslavia (Serbian)
To mati tis gatas – Greece
Olhos Verdes na Noite – Portugal
Pelon kynnet – Finland
Il terrore negli occhi del gatto – Italy
Wylie – alternative title


Extracts included in
42nd Street Forever: Blu-ray Edition (2012)
Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993)
Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 2 (1996)
The Horror Show (1979)
Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama (2016)

See also
The Uncanny (1977)



  • Films and Filming vol.16 no.2 (November 1969) p.44 – credits, review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.200 no.31 (19 April 1968) p.11 – credits
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.206 no.17 (4 June 1969) pp.3, 15 – credits, review
  • Kine Weekly no.3228 (23 August 1969) p.13 – credits, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.36 no.428 (September 1969) p.194 – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.239 no.27 (2 July 1969) p.222-223 – credits, review
  • Variety 11 June 1969 p.6 – credits, review