The Cat Creature (12.11.73) is another Curtis Harrington and Robert Bloch made for television collaboration.
In the collection of a dead man, an appraiser finds a sarcophagus with a mummy wearing a gold amulet. The amulet is stolen and the mummy disappears. Soon, people start dying- sometimes mauled, sometimes hypnotized by a mysterious black cat.
A Vampire Cat. Yes.
What's really fascinating is the casting- Gale Sondergaard- playing the owner of an occult bookstore, Keye Luke as a thief, John Carradine as a hotel clerk. Harrington is showing his love of old Hollywood again by bringing in these actors.
In fact, this feels almost like one of Universal Pictures "Inner Sanctum" movies than a movie-of-the-week- in the best possible way of course.