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The Black Cat (1981)
"Gatto nero" (original title)

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Robert Miles is a psychic that can communicate with the dead. He also has the ability to control the mind of his cat (who incidentally is black). He uses the cat to take vengeance upon his ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Patrick Magee ...
Prof. Robert Miles
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Jill Trevers
David Warbeck ...
Inspector Gorley
Al Cliver ...
Sgt. Wilson
Dagmar Lassander ...
Lillian Grayson
Bruno Corazzari ...
Ferguson
Geoffrey Copleston ...
Inspector Flynn
Daniela Doria ...
Maureen Grayson
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Doctor (scenes deleted)
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Robert Miles is a psychic that can communicate with the dead. He also has the ability to control the mind of his cat (who incidentally is black). He uses the cat to take vengeance upon his enemies. A photographer who happen to be working for the local constables begins to notice cat scratches on some of the accident victims that are turning up. She pays a visit to Magee (kitty just happens to be present) and conveys her suspicions of the cat's involvement in some of the local deaths. Kitty doesn't like this at all, and it's his turn to control the mind of owner Magee to take it's vengeance out. Written by Humberto Amador

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Trivia

Lucio Fulci has stated on numerous occasions that this film was actually directed as a favor to the producer. See more »

Goofs

During one of the later scenes when the cat is terrorizing Jill you can see a crew member's hands holding onto the cat. See more »

Quotes

[Sergeant Wilson sees Jill coming out of an underground crypt]
Sergeant Wilson: Miss, let me give you some advice, don't go down there anymore.
Jill Trevers: Why not?
Sergeant Wilson: My Grandad used to tell me when I was a lad that the dead like to be left alone. They're not very hospitable.
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Better than Gates of Hell

I thought this was rather good. I like Fuci for his ability to build

atmosphere rather than for gore and this film unlike for instance

City of The Living Dead had some narrative cohesion. Strong

actors also seem to help fulci...magee here and Richard

Johnstone in Zombie.

The scenes in the graveyard are the best. Sometimes a film that is

just a collage of eyegrabbing visuals can work well e.g The

Beyond....but sometimes its nice to have something approaching

either a story or an intellectual idea to back them up. Here the idea

of recording the dead and attempting to go beyond..is rather well

handled.


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