Chances are if you’re a fan of all things horror movies, you’ve at least seen and read the synopsis for the film 1BR. The movie, which stars Nicole Brydon Bloom as protagonist Sarah, surprisingly has an impressive 86% on Rotten Tomatoes currently.
Viewers are calling the horror movie “believable,” and “disturbing,” and the hashtag on Twitter is blowing up with similar reviews. So if you’re wondering if you should give this seemingly low budget flick a shot, we’re saying go right ahead. However, be warned, there is one part that might be too terrible to watch.
Does the cat die in 1BR?
After watching 1BR, you might be taking to Google or Twitter to find the answer to your biggest problem with the movie: Does the cat die? Here’s what happens.
Sarah decides to move into a new apartment complex that does not allow pets, although she has a cat. Soon after, it goes missing. In one particularly upsetting scene, Sarah is awaken by the smoke detector, only to find something burning in her oven. She runs over and sees a typed-up note, which reminds her that the complex has a strict no-pet policy. You know where this is going.
Frantically, Sarah opens the oven, afraid her cat is in there. While it’s too smoky to tell what’s inside, we can all assume her pet unfortunately dies.
If you want to watch the scene in question, see below. But don’t say we didn’t warn you!
As you can imagine, many viewers are furious with this scene. As one wrote on 1BR‘s IMDb page, “Cat in oven. I shut it off at that point. They warn you about cursing and nudity, but not about serious images of animal cruelty.”
Another person tweeted, “Someone put the cat in the oven…. ohhhhhh I will have something to say about this in my review. #1BR.”
I think it’s safe to say no one wants to see a cat dying, even if it’s only insinuated and not explicitly shown. So if that’s a deal breaker for you, maybe skip 1BR.