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Death predicting cat getting his own movie

08.24.2010

Now before you say "local news stories are getting their own movies now?" I have to say that the story of Oscar the Death Cat really is pretty damn interesting.

Variety reports that writers Stephen Lindsey and Luis Ugaz are adapting David Dosa's non-fiction book, Making the Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat. Hopefully they'll shorten that title down to DEATH CAT. I'd see that. Anyway, what's this all about?

Oscar, now 5 years old, arrived at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, R.I., as a kitten. A year later, staff starting noticing that the tabby would curl up with patients a few hours before their death.

Oscar's track record was so impeccable that he became an early warning signal for doctors and nurses. Whenever he began a vigil, staff notified family members and friends to come to the center.

No one really has a good answer as to why Oscar has seemingly magic powers, and he's still practicing his craft to this day. I'm not terribly sure how you're going to make a feature film out of this, as I would think it'd be better off a documentary, but who knows. Maybe they'll make Oscar CGI and voiced by Bill Murray.

Look for DEATH CAT (hopefully) in theaters in a few years.

Extra Tidbit: I'm surprised none of the old people tried to kill that damn murderous cat.
Source: Variety

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2:35PM on 08/25/2010
Not sure about this as a feature (maybe a doc?) but it is interesting subject matter. Could you imagine being one of those old people laying in bed and seeing that cat walk in the room? "Oh... shit."
Not sure about this as a feature (maybe a doc?) but it is interesting subject matter. Could you imagine being one of those old people laying in bed and seeing that cat walk in the room? "Oh... shit."
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8:33PM on 08/24/2010
fucking cat
fucking cat
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8:22PM on 08/24/2010
Death cat fucking rocks! I need a t-shirt with that little fucker on it like now!!
Death cat fucking rocks! I need a t-shirt with that little fucker on it like now!!
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7:45PM on 08/24/2010
make him CGI and voiced by Bill Murray. Ha. .that line gets this article a positive rating
make him CGI and voiced by Bill Murray. Ha. .that line gets this article a positive rating
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6:37PM on 08/24/2010
Would it be in bad taste to change the title of this movie to "Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill!"
Would it be in bad taste to change the title of this movie to "Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill!"
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6:00PM on 08/24/2010
The Cat enters their dreams and eats their souls while making wise cracks.The Cat is CGI and voiced by Robert Englund.
The Cat enters their dreams and eats their souls while making wise cracks.The Cat is CGI and voiced by Robert Englund.
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5:41PM on 08/24/2010

Only a matter of time...

I work at one of the Rhode Island television news stations, and this cat's story blew up once it got out. We said back then it'd only be a matter of time until it got picked up. And, wasn't there an episode of 'House' similar to Oscar's story? I'll keep an ear out for news surrounding this one.
I work at one of the Rhode Island television news stations, and this cat's story blew up once it got out. We said back then it'd only be a matter of time until it got picked up. And, wasn't there an episode of 'House' similar to Oscar's story? I'll keep an ear out for news surrounding this one.
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4:57PM on 08/24/2010
oh man, I see this turning into a sappy drama starring like Will Smith as an orderly who discovers the cat and James Garner as one of the residents who is visited by the cat. I don't know, this is just the first image that came to my mind when I read this article.
oh man, I see this turning into a sappy drama starring like Will Smith as an orderly who discovers the cat and James Garner as one of the residents who is visited by the cat. I don't know, this is just the first image that came to my mind when I read this article.
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2:56PM on 08/24/2010
There's some theories that humans let off certain pheromones that an animal like a cat or dog can smell when they are dying or very ill. I remember my dog would lie down wherever my Dad was sitting after he got up...and she'd have this look of doom on her face. It was just very unusual for her. Sure enough, my Dad was diagnosed with cancer shortly thereafter, although he's still here seven years later. Long story short, why the hell don't we give my dog a movie, too while we're at it? I
There's some theories that humans let off certain pheromones that an animal like a cat or dog can smell when they are dying or very ill. I remember my dog would lie down wherever my Dad was sitting after he got up...and she'd have this look of doom on her face. It was just very unusual for her. Sure enough, my Dad was diagnosed with cancer shortly thereafter, although he's still here seven years later. Long story short, why the hell don't we give my dog a movie, too while we're at it? I swear, Hollywood is scraping a hole right through the creative barrell.
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9:10PM on 08/24/2010
Cancer sniffing dogs aren't actually as uncommon as Death Cat is. Cancer is a specific, tangible thing. "Death" isn't.
Cancer sniffing dogs aren't actually as uncommon as Death Cat is. Cancer is a specific, tangible thing. "Death" isn't.
2:03PM on 08/24/2010
I heard about this cat about a year ago, its quite uncanny. Animals have always seemed to be more in touch with the spirit world and senses that are beyond human perception. I'll be interested to see how they dramatize this.
I heard about this cat about a year ago, its quite uncanny. Animals have always seemed to be more in touch with the spirit world and senses that are beyond human perception. I'll be interested to see how they dramatize this.
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1:56PM on 08/24/2010

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For fuck's sakes!!!!
For fuck's sakes!!!!
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1:55PM on 08/24/2010
I wouldnt want that cat anywhere near me
I wouldnt want that cat anywhere near me
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1:51PM on 08/24/2010
They should just skip the movie and make it into an episode on Metalocalypse. "Death Cat" alreday sounds like one of their episodes.
They should just skip the movie and make it into an episode on Metalocalypse. "Death Cat" alreday sounds like one of their episodes.
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1:27PM on 08/24/2010
Obviously, done properly with a fairly serious tone, I think this could be a pretty unique project. Wait and see...
Obviously, done properly with a fairly serious tone, I think this could be a pretty unique project. Wait and see...
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1:17PM on 08/24/2010

Oscar the Death Cat

Hmm doesn't sound so cuddly. But this film will still be a million times better than Vampires Suck
Hmm doesn't sound so cuddly. But this film will still be a million times better than Vampires Suck
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1:16PM on 08/24/2010
Why did I just flash on "Cat's Eye" from 1985?
Why did I just flash on "Cat's Eye" from 1985?
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1:05PM on 08/24/2010
Morbid curiosity begs that I keep an open mind as this story is pretty cool. I'll hold off on judgment until I hear more.
Morbid curiosity begs that I keep an open mind as this story is pretty cool. I'll hold off on judgment until I hear more.
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1:05PM on 08/24/2010

while not meeing any distrespect.....

But i bet it's something to do with the how the person smells when they are near daeth, or at least that's my theory...
But i bet it's something to do with the how the person smells when they are near daeth, or at least that's my theory...
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2:05PM on 08/24/2010
your probably right .. ive heard of animals that can smell cancer and other things like that.
your probably right .. ive heard of animals that can smell cancer and other things like that.
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