May 3, 2011

The Black Cat (1934)

Apart from cat-phobic Dr. Vitus Werdegast (Bela Lugosi) throwing a scalpel at the black cat of the title (which seems to kill it at one point), the movie has nothing really to do with the Edgar Allan Poe story.

Satan-worshipping Hjalmar Poelzig (Boris Karloff) pontificates about the myths of black cats being immortal and carries the cat around quite a lot. Finally, the cat is put outside for the night along with any interest the rest of this horribly dated film has to offer anybody.

1 comment:

  1. Have you seen Lucio Fulci's THE BLACK CAT? I did a review of the cat over at my site. That cat is bad ass!