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The Black Cat 

The Black Cat, set in 1840 Philadelphia, has the great writer Edgar Allan Poe, struggling with alcoholism, writers block, as well as being out of ideas, short on cash, and tormented by his ... See full summary »

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Stuart Gordon

Writers:

Mick Garris (creator), Dennis Paoli (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Elyse Levesque ... Virginia Poe
Jeffrey Combs ... Edgar Allan Poe
Aron Tager ... George Graham
Patrick Gallagher ... Barman
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Rufus Griswold
Ian Alexander Martin Ian Alexander Martin ... Mr. Fordham
Ken Kramer ... Doctor
Eric Keenleyside ... Sgt. Booker
Ryan Crocker Ryan Crocker ... Policeman
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The Black Cat, set in 1840 Philadelphia, has the great writer Edgar Allan Poe, struggling with alcoholism, writers block, as well as being out of ideas, short on cash, and tormented by his wife Virginia's black cat that will either destroy his life or inspire him to write one of his most famous stories. Written by masters of horror

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Jeffrey Combs is exactly twice as old as Elyse Levesque. See more »

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When the police are breaking down the wall in the basement, it flexes like plywood, instead of brick See more »

Quotes

Edgar Allan Poe: I have little sense of the world around me. Such is my genius.
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Perversity "The human thirst for self torture."
  • E.A.Poe
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Referenced in Unique Congratulation (2014) See more »

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Come Rest in This Bosom
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By Thomas Moore
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Interesting...but killing animals is NOT fun
20 January 2007 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Shot in faded color...so faded it looks b&w. Only certain things are in color--like wine...and blood.

Story has Edgar Allen Poe (Jeffrey Combs!) as an alcoholic. He can't think up a horror tale to write and he has no money. His wife (Elyse Levesque) is dying from consumption and their black cat is driving him crazy. Then things get bad...

I won't give any more away but it (basically) turns into a version of Poe's "The Black Cat" with Poe as the protagonist. The film gets VERY bloody at the end and some needlessly graphic scenes of a cat being killed or mutilated. I happen to love cats and these scenes really were horrifying...almost enough to make me switch off.

Still it was well done with good acting and some realistic gore. Neat twist at the end too. It horrified me...which is what it's supposed to do. But the animal cruelty bothered me. A 7.


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19 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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