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"Masters of Horror" The Black Cat (2007)

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Writers:
Mick Garris (creator)
Dennis Paoli (teleplay) ...
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Original Air Date:
19 January 2007 (Season 2, Episode 11)
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Plot:
The Black Cat, set in 1840 Philadelphia, has the great writer Edgar Allan Poe, struggling with alcoholism... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Poe Would Have Been Proud! See more (28 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elyse Levesque ... Virginia Poe

Jeffrey Combs ... Edgar Allan Poe
Aron Tager ... George Graham

Patrick Gallagher ... Barman

Christopher Heyerdahl ... Rufus Griswold
Ian Alexander Martin ... Mr. Fordham
Ken Kramer ... Doctor

Eric Keenleyside ... Sgt. Booker
Ryan Crocker ... Policeman

Episode Crew
Directed by
Stuart Gordon 
Stuart Ortiz (additional material)
 
Writing credits
Mick Garris (creator)

Dennis Paoli (teleplay) &
Stuart Gordon (teleplay)

Edgar Allan Poe (short story "The Black Cat") (as Edgar A. Poe)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Steve Best .... associate producer
Stephen R. Brown .... executive producer (as Steve Brown)
Ben Browning .... co-producer
Andrew Deane .... executive producer
Mick Garris .... executive producer
Adam Goldworm .... co-producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Lisa Richardson .... producer
Tom Rowe .... producer
Pascal Verschooris .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Rich Ragsdale  (as Richard Ragsdale)
 
Cinematography by
Jon Joffin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Marshall Harvey 
 
Casting by
Stuart Aikins 
Sean Cossey 
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
David Rapaport  (as David H. Rapaport)
 
Production Design by
Don Macaulay 
 
Art Direction by
Margot Ready 
 
Set Decoration by
Ide Foyle 
 
Costume Design by
Lyn Kelly 
 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special effects makeup
Lyne Denomme .... first assistant makeup
Mike Fields .... on-set key makeup artist (as Michael Fields)
Sarah Graham .... on-set key makeup artist
Marcy Hodel .... first assistant hair stylist
Harrison Lorenzana .... on-set key makeup artist
Greg Nicotero .... special effects makeup (as Gregory Nicotero)
Geoff Redknap .... on-set key makeup artist (as Jeff Redknap)
Adina Shore .... key hair stylist
Margaret Solomon .... key makeup
Elisabeth Jolliffe .... key makeup artist: second unit (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager: Starz Productions (as Margo Zimmerman)
Sally Dixon .... post-production supervisor
Sheri Mayervich .... unit production manager
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive in charge of production: Starz Productions
Pascal Verschooris .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexia S. Droz .... second assistant director (as Alexia Droz)
David Markowitz .... first assistant director
Ania Musiatowicz .... third assistant director
Stuart Ortiz .... director: additional imaging
Rob Duncan .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Andrei Andrianko .... assistant art director
Nick Dibley .... property master (as Nicholas Dibley)
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens person
Jim Geddes .... construction coordinator
John McIntosh .... greens
Jake Miller .... assistant property master
Nathalie Morin .... assistant set decorator (as Natalie Morin)
Zbibgniew Scheller .... construction foreman (as Zbish Scheller)
John Wilcox .... paint coordinator
Izabela Domachowski .... set dresser (uncredited)
Les Ford .... computer graphics designer (uncredited)
Rowena O'Connor .... assistant on-set props (uncredited)
Scott Riddell .... second assistant props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Kelly Cole .... re-recording mixer
Jacqueline Cristianini .... dialogue/adr supervisor
Hugo DeLaCerda .... re-recording mixer
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Devan Kraushar .... sound effects editor
Jason Mauza .... foley editor
Laurie Melhus .... audio post-production coordinator
Glen Noseworthy .... adr mixer
Iain Pattison .... re-recording mixer
Sebastian Salm .... sound mixer
Shane Shemko .... foley artist
Colin Smith .... boom operator
Cam Wagner .... foley artist
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Jaremy Aiello .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Randy Ball .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Jack Bricker .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Rob Derry .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Terri Fluker .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Derek Heselton .... best boy special effects
Steve Katz .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Steven Katz)
Lynette Roy .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Wayne Szybunka .... special effects coordinator
Veronica Torres .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
John Wheaton .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Mike Hyrman .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Lino Stavole .... special effects technician: mold department (uncredited)
Chris Sturges .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Attila Vaski .... lead/fab/asst (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Ahrens .... cg artist
Matt Belbin .... digital effects editor (as Matthew Belbin)
Sébastien Bergeron .... digital effects supervisor
Michael Goddard .... cg artist (as Mike Goddard)
Gael Hollard .... digital compositor
Annabelle Kent .... digital compositor
Adam Marisett .... cg artist
Stephen Paschke .... cg artist
Lisa K. Sepp .... visual effects producer (as Lisa Sepp-Wilson)
Julie Sweetin .... cg artist (as Julie Bergman)
Lee Wilson .... visual effects supervisor
Jayson Castro .... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator
Dan Redford .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexander Cooper .... first assistant camera (as Sandy Cooper)
Brian Johnson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mike Kolafa .... gaffer (as Michael Kolafa)
Brock Miller .... best boy grip
Jos Oman .... first assistant camera
David Pelletier .... additional director of photography
Steve Sherlock .... key grip
Jared Smith .... best boy lighting
Peter Wilke .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ian Gariepy .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Aaron Haesler .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Marc Nolet .... grip (uncredited)
Jeremy Spofford .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenna Owen .... assistant costume designer
Tyler Tone .... set costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Nathan Atkins .... assistant editor
Richard Cordes .... color timer
Andrea Dixon .... color timer
Asim Matin .... assistant editor
Troy Sitter .... post-production assistant
Matt Venables .... post-production coordinator
Mike Williamson .... editorial coordinator
 
Music Department
Mike Beckett .... music editor
Sean McMahon .... orchestrator
Jennifer Ross .... music supervisor
Ed Shearmur .... composer: main title music (as Edward Shearmur)
Casey Stone .... scoring mixer
Richard Temple .... music preparation
Sean McMahon .... musician (uncredited)
Mark Robertson .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Louie Hausner .... transportation captain
John Swetlikoe .... transportation coordinator
Vince Morden .... cable truck (uncredited)
Duane Shearer .... office driver (uncredited)
Jovan Vujatovic .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Christine Barrie .... stand-in
Genessa Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Jim Desroches .... production coordinator (as James Desroches)
Annie Doyon .... assistant accountant
Elissa Friedman .... production administration manager: Starz Productions
Chris Garbasauskas .... production assistant
Cameron Grierson .... assistant to producer
Cameron Grierson .... script coordinator
Richter Hartig .... production auditor: Starz Productions (as Richter Q. Hartig)
Dave Harvey .... assistant accountant
Tom Hoeverman .... assistant location manager
Alison Hunter .... script supervisor
Andrea Kaufman .... production coordinator: Starz Productions (as Andrea M. Kaufman)
Katy Lew .... executive administrator
Ross Redhead .... assistant to producers
Tracey Renyard .... location manager
Adrian Salpeter .... producers assistant: Lisa Richardson
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in (as Stephen Tibbets)
Bill Vigars .... unit publicist
Steven Vlasak .... operations manager
Beverly Wiens .... production accountant
Anthony Bortolussi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Stephanie Brown .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nancy Heller .... office manager: Anthem Visual Effects (uncredited)
Krista Johnston .... clearance (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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58 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The air sung by Virginia at the piano is reputedly Poe's favourite song, "Come Rest in This Bosom" by Irish balladeer Thomas Moore.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the police are breaking down the wall in the basement, it flexes like plywood, instead of brickSee more »
Quotes:
Edgar Allan Poe:I have little sense of the world around me. Such is my genius.See more »
Soundtrack:
Beautiful DreamerSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Poe Would Have Been Proud!, 18 February 2008
Author: KittyGrimm from Canada

This was the very first Masters of Horror episode that I saw and even after other episodes, this one still remains a big favorite.

Thehour-long film tells the story of the famed alcoholic horror author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe, and his struggles to write a new story whilst caring for his consumpted wife, Virginia, when short on money. However, he grows madly obsessed with his black cat, Pluto, who brings him to the point of madness and even murder.

The director, Tom Gordon, clearly knows his Poe and shows that through this film, which can be good for history and literature. For example, the Poes did, in fact, live in poverty and own a lot of pets whilst Edgar was struggling with alcoholism and caring for Virginia when she had caught tuberculosis and she did actually have a massive attack over the piano when singing and playing for Edgar and a guest. As a large fan of Edgar Allan Poe, and since studying his life, I've no regrets in saying that this film was no disappointment in being faithful to both the story and the life of Edgar Allan Poe. The sepia colors with one specific color standing out (namely red) is sheer genius and the acting is superb, not to mention the fact that Jeffery Combs looks exactly like Poe himself. Needless to say, this is the best episode yet and I highly recommend it for Poe fans everywhere. They'll need it if they've seen Ulli Lommel's take on The Raven. Edgar Allan Poe would have been proud.

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