National Cat Day, Plus Horror


Of course, in my book, every day is National Cat Day, but here in the US, with just two days until Halloween, we are celebrating the OFFICIAL National Cat Day.

I love cats!

And I am not the only one. Cats are a big influence on horror. Here are a few horror writers and actors that have been guided and inspired by their feline friends:

  1. Neil Gaimon

“‘No,’ said the cat. ‘Now, you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.'”

—Neil Gaiman, Coraline

2. Ray Bradbury

“That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.”

—Ray Bradbury


3. Sylvia Plath

“Like the cat, I have nine times to die.” — Sylvia Plath

(Although she is not officially a horror writer, Sylvia did have a horrific life, finally committing  suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning on February 11, 1963.)

4. Vincent Price

The face that launched a thousand haunted houses had a particular penchant for black cats. I’m with Vincent!

5. Anne Rice

The famous Mother of Vampires has been known to dote over her cat babies, Prince Oberon and Sugarplum. (Cool names! 🙂 )

6. Edgar Allan Poe

Poe at work under Catalina's eye (litho), Sheldon, Charles Mills (1866-1928) / Private Collection / © Look and Learn / The Bridgeman Art Library

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”

—Edgar Allan Poe

Well Mr. Poe, I think you nailed it!

Jasper says:

“Have a fantastic cat day!”

Jasper at home





16 comments on “National Cat Day, Plus Horror

  1. I didn’t know that about Poe! Love the illustration of him! All the pictures are great.

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  2. Cats versus dogs … no contest! My fave cat comment is by Montaigne.

    “When I play with my cat, how do I know that she is not playing with me rather than I with her?”

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  3. This is amazing. I love white cats, they look cute

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  4. Vicky V says:

    Love the pictures and quotes! The Sylvia Plath quote summed her life up chillingly.
    Happy Cat Day!

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  5. I love the Poe illustration and Vincent photo! Happy Cat Day! 🙂

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  6. Love Edgar Allan Poe’s picture! Happy Cat day and Happy Halloween! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Tarotmum13 says:

    Some of my favourite writers are in there 💖 thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

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