“Halloween” is one of the most successful horror franchises in Hollywood. That’s why Hollywood is releasing a new “Halloween” movie that takes place 40 years after the events in the original movie.

To make the killer more menacing, the actor playing Michael Myers studied his cat. “I think cats are the most perfect hunting, killing machines on the planet,” he says. “And the beauty of it is we don’t judge a cat for what a cat does. A cat does what a cat does because that’s a cat. So I sort of carried that movement and the non-judgmental approach to the way I moved as The Shape, which I learned from my cat Parcival. … He’s a badass.”

So when you see the latest “Halloween” movie, remember that the killer is moving and acting like a cute, fluffy feline. Now you have to decide what’s more frightening, a man that kills like a cat or a cat itself.

To read more about how the actor playing a killer mimicked his movements based on his cat, click here.