"What is UP with that CAT?!"
September 10, 2016 10:26 AM   Subscribe

 
I thought this was going to be cats scared by people. Poor kitties, I thought. But it was people scared by cats, instead, and I was righteously entertained.
posted by dis_integration at 10:54 AM on September 10, 2016 [8 favorites]


These people need to stop bothering cats. It'll get them in trouble.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:55 AM on September 10, 2016 [3 favorites]


I like how they make the cats yowl and run as if the cats gave a damn about the tension of the scene instead of looking derisively at the protagonist and sauntering away.
posted by BrotherCaine at 11:01 AM on September 10, 2016 [25 favorites]


odds that you open the closet door and the cat is sleeping on the top shelf instead of instantly yowling and flying towards you: 99.9%
posted by lefty lucky cat at 11:03 AM on September 10, 2016 [25 favorites]


A lot of the cat howls sounded the same. I wonder if it's equivalent to the Wilhelm scream?
posted by annsunny at 11:05 AM on September 10, 2016 [18 favorites]


"It's just a cat" is my least favorite horror movie motif. This was quite enjoyable.
posted by darksong at 11:32 AM on September 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


Another cat mid-sneeze, though of the bigger kind.
posted by elgilito at 12:27 PM on September 10, 2016 [3 favorites]


Here is a post where I read all of the linked articles in their entirety.

I think that the cat with a Rubix Cube in the last link is half raccoon.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 1:20 PM on September 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


The only time my cats have yowled like that was when I stepped on a tail.
posted by tippy at 1:38 PM on September 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


It's just an alien
posted by chavenet at 2:02 PM on September 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


hahahaha Dean in "Yellow Fever" will forever be one of my favorite episode of anything ever.
posted by numaner at 2:15 PM on September 10, 2016 [4 favorites]


But they're not all just cats.
posted by biffa at 2:24 PM on September 10, 2016


They cut the Yellow Fever clip short, I urge you all to bask in its full glory: That was scary!
posted by kassila at 2:31 PM on September 10, 2016 [5 favorites]


IS SOMEONE THROWING IT???
posted by hippybear at 3:04 PM on September 10, 2016 [12 favorites]


TV Tropes entry for this trope.

Just one of many cat-related tropes. There goes my next hour...
posted by escape from the potato planet at 4:07 PM on September 10, 2016


It's just a bunch of CGI cats!
posted by Lokheed at 4:13 PM on September 10, 2016


Most of these are examples of the Lewton Bus.

(I wrote that 15 years ago. It shows up on the first page of results if you Google the term. It's a real, thing. I swear.)
posted by brundlefly at 4:27 PM on September 10, 2016 [3 favorites]


I feel like black cats were overrepresented.
posted by AFABulous at 5:07 PM on September 10, 2016 [1 favorite]




I have a friend who lived a sheltered childhood (unsafe neighborhood) with too much TV, and she grew up terrified of cats for probably this reason. Which makes me hate this trope all the more.

in other news this sneezing guy made me laugh out loud
posted by gusandrews at 9:52 PM on September 10, 2016


May I share our cat 'mid sneeze'?
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 9:53 PM on September 10, 2016 [2 favorites]


I am preparing to join the fellowship of Those Owned by a Cat. Is the fact that I laugh at all of these "Things Cat Owners will Understand" a good sign?
posted by seyirci at 7:31 AM on September 11, 2016


"Things cat owners will understand" made me snort loudly enough that the cat got annoyed and jumped off the couch. Ha.
posted by Lexica at 11:31 AM on September 11, 2016


Pretty Cat
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:51 AM on September 11, 2016




Whoa there. One of those cats was the cat from Pet Cemetary, which is definitely not just a cat. Vessel of pure evil, yes. Just a cat, no.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:57 AM on September 13, 2016


Cats take over Tube Station.
posted by Segundus at 5:26 AM on September 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


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