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The Black Cat (1966)

| Horror | May 1966 (USA)
A mentally unbalanced man is obsessed with the idea that a black cat is possessed. He tortures and kills it. Later, he comes to believe that the cat has returned from the dead to kill him.

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Harold Hoffman

Writers:

Harold Hoffman, Edgar Allan Poe (story "The Black Cat")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Frost Robert Frost ... Lou
Robyn Baker Robyn Baker ... Diana
Sadie French Sadie French ... Lillian
Scotty McKay Scotty McKay ... Singer
George R. Russell George R. Russell
George Edgley George Edgley
Annabelle Weenick ... Bar Girl (as Anne MacAdams)
Jeff Alexander Jeff Alexander
Tommie Russell Tommie Russell
Scott Shewmake Scott Shewmake
Bill Thurman ... Bartender
Nelson Spencer Nelson Spencer
Pluto Pluto ... The Cat
Jeannie Miller Jeannie Miller ... Dancer
Cathy Lacey Cathy Lacey ... Dancer
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A mentally unbalanced man is obsessed with the idea that a black cat is possessed. He tortures and kills it. Later, he comes to believe that the cat has returned from the dead to kill him.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Allen Poe's The Black Cat See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Texas owner of the Jaguar automobile used in this film was coincidentally named Tommy Poe, no known relation to the author of the short story on which the script of this film is based. See more »

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Bo Diddley
Written by Bo Diddley (as Ellis McDaniel)
Performed by Scotty McKay
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OK no budget horror movie
18 November 2007 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

This movie transplants Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story to 1965 Texas! Lou (Robert Frost) and Diana (Robyn Baker) are happily married. She buys a black cat for him as a pet. He becomes obsessed with the cat and ignores her. Then he (inexplicably) becomes a violent alcoholic...

The movie gets pretty incoherent from then on. Why Lou is an alcoholic is never explained. He also viciously attacks the cat he supposedly loves and then has a complete nervous breakdown! Still, if you ignore logic or continuity, this movie is OK. It has some very graphic gore for its time (an axing at the end is particularly gruesome) and it's actually pretty well done. There's also some inappropriate (but not bad) rock numbers worked in--there's a real nice visual gag on the second number. The acting is pretty good. Frost and Baker were pretty obviously hired for their good looks but aren't that bad. Baker has her moments and Frost is actually pretty good (even if he does overdo it a few times). And it does have a real nice ending.

So--no great shakes but an OK horror film.


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