Saturday, May 21, 2011

Teenage Catgirls in Heat

Teenage Catgirls in Heat (1997)
Dir:Scott Perry

Ah, The 90's was a wonderful time for trash cinema as what the 80's was for the Slasher genre the 90's was for the sleazy sex comedy. The video stores although suffering by being taken over by bog chains like Blockbuster and Hollywood video , rentals were still a big business and companies were quick to churn out whatever kind of low budget film would garner some cash in their pocket. After Horror films kind of hit a valley in viewer ship , The popularity of shows like Up all Night and Late Night Cinemax movies , the sex comedy became the new go to forum for getting quick rentals because now teens who were too young to rent porn could get their T&A fix by picking up one of these at their local rental spot.Troma was quick to cash in as they are always known to find themselves a niche in the market especially during the rental boom. This brings me to todays film "Teenage Catgirls in Heat".
The film opens with an elderly woman as she is feeding her cats she is called to her attic by a mysterious force, Upon entering the room she uncovers a Cat statue and it tells her to sacrifice herself for the "Great Litter" The statue also goes on to speak of turning cats into humans in order to mate with humans to make this Litter. After the woman stabs herself she fades into dust and the house cat Cleo is called upon to lead the pack of Catgirls in Heat. Elsewhere a local hitch hiker is arriving in town and as he exits his latest ride he finds a naked woman on the side of the road after feeling he is being followed. Shortly following that a strange Cat hunter Warren is on the hunt for strays. Warren picks up a huge signal which leads him to Ralphs location where he is trying to communicate with the strange nude woman, who runs off as The hunter approaches. Warren and Ralph discuss the woman which brings Warren to his reasoning behind hunting cats and what his grand scheme is. After telling of his family being killed by cats Ralph decides to team up with Warren since he has nothing better going on and he hopes to come across the woman again.

As the two guys are on the hunt they come across a wreck yard where they find a dead body covered in cat like scratches and a smile on his face as he was apparently killed by one  of the horny females after sex. While Warren's readings go off the chart one of the catgirls roams the yard unseen.Warren and Ralph head to the hunters rundown shack where he studies the cats behavior believing that the cats are committing mass suicide which leads him to Egyptian mythology where he discovers that his family had brought back an ancient icon Keshra from Egypt. Meanwhile back at the older ladies house we see that the pack of catgirls is growing and Keshra demands that Cleo mates with Ralph in order to complete their sacrifices.Warren and Ralph trap and interrogate some cats, while the catgirls try to learn English from listening to the radio and watching t.v.  Cleo decides that she wishes to live as a human and Keshra says that if she can complete the mating with Ralph she will grant her that wish. One day while roaming around a hillside Ralph witnesses a cat jump from a cliff to it's death. He takes the cat with him in his truck before the cat reanimates and turns into human Cleo in the back of his trunk. Ralph takes Cleo home and finds several naked woman lying around acting like cats. He finds this and Cleo's actions strange but decides to ask her out on a date anyway. The following day they cross paths again and this time Warren see's the house where they stay before Ralph and Cleo plan to go on a picnic, as she chases a mouse in front of them.

As Warren tries to help Ralph with his dating skills, Minersha prepares Cleo for he date and tells her of her mission at hand. The two young lovebirds go on their date where Cleo continues to act strange , Sniffing ralph and pawing at his face.Warren takes this time to investigate the house where Cleo stays and he witnesses one of the Catgirls transform and he see's the statue which seems to temporarily hypnotize him before he snaps out of it and heads to prepare to capture the statue. Cleo takes Ralph back to her place to mate as Warren sneaks in to steal the icon. As the couple is Mating she goes to strike Ralph which scares him off , and Ralph runs into Warren who has Captured the statue and is being chased by the rest of the girls.After a few moments of chasing Cleo and Ralph hide out on a roof together and when they wake the others are waiting for them to come down to get the statue back. Cleo says that Ralph can lead them to it as Warren appears and is possessed by Keshra now. It turns out that he is part cat and his grandmother was the old woman who sacrificed herself to the Egyptian god. Warren disappears and fights within himself with Keshra which turns him into a tiger and then after some more struggling , Warren returns and is now Half Cat , Half man and is apparently both himself and Keshra in one body. He says that Keshra has decided to stop the sacrificing the men and to bring the victims back to life but, The girls must return to their normal cat form. This saddens Cleo and Ralph as Cleo is pregnant and in love with Ralph. Keshra decides to give in and allows the two to remain human but only during the day and they wil be cats by night so they can live together happily ever after.

If you are a fan of the 90's style "whacky" comedy and lots of T&A than this film is right up your alley. The film does have some genuinely funny moments but for the most part it is just corny joke after corny sight gag. The thing that hurts this film the most is the excessive use of Day for night shots , where the scene os obviously shot during day time but the editor makes the screen blue as to appear it is night outside, this makes for some very annoying and hard to see scenes. If those were cut to a minimum this film would have been much better but it ends up hurting the already low quality of the film. The girls in the movie are all cute and have nice bodies so the nude scenes are a welcome addition and the acting like cats business can both be creepy and cute at times, But mostly creepy. The story is ridiculous but what do you expect from a film called Teenage Catgirls in Heat? So on that level alone the film delivers. If you enjoy Troma this is a nice addition to their filmography and as a Sex Comedy it is not nealr as bas as some others I have seen, which I have seen plenty being a young pre teen during the 90's when these movies were flooding the video stores. Teenage Catgirls in Heat is a decent watch and a fun film too watch during a drunken movie night for sure , so I guess on that I would recommend this one just for fun factor alone.
Overall: 6 out of 10

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