We all know director Lucio Fulci for his depraved nasties like New York Ripper, but if you're wondering why in France he's held in the same esteem as Hitchcock, then the deliciously eerie The Black Cat is a great place to start. Inspired by the Edgar Allen Poe tale, this black cat is a malevolent moggy that stalks through a sleepy English town appearing to fulfil the murderous wishes of its owner, the sinister psychic medium Professor Miles (Patrick Magee in fine deranged form). What Professor Miles has not reckoned on is his cat turning him into the next mouse to slowly kill! High on gothic atmospheric thanks to the moody cinematography of Sergio Salvati, this unusual Fulci tale of claustrophobic terror is a little seen gem that compares to the best output of the Hammer and Amicus studios.

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The Black Cat (1981)

Black Cat (Gatto nero)
DVD
Unrated

Horror · 1h 32m

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We all know director Lucio Fulci for his depraved nasties like New York Ripper, but if you're wondering why in France he's held in the same esteem as Hitchcock, then the deliciously eerie The Black Cat is a great place to start. Inspired by the Edgar Allen Poe tale, this black cat is a malevolent moggy that stalks through a sleepy English town appearing to fulfil the murderous wishes of its owner, the sinister psychic medium Professor Miles (Patrick Magee in fine deranged form). What Professor Miles has not reckoned on is his cat turning him into the next mouse to slowly kill! High on gothic atmospheric thanks to the moody cinematography of Sergio Salvati, this unusual Fulci tale of claustrophobic terror is a little seen gem that compares to the best output of the Hammer and Amicus studios.

Release Country

United States

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760137834090

Media Type

Movie

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Cast
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Patrick Magee

Prof. Robert Miles
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Mimsy Farmer

Jill Trevers
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David Warbeck

Inspector Gorley
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Al Cliver

Sgt. Wilson
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Dagmar Lassander

Lillian Grayson
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Bruno Corazzari

Ferguson
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Geoffrey Copleston

Inspector Flynn
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Daniela Doria

Maureen Grayson (as Daniela Dorio)
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Lucio Fulci

Doctor (scenes deleted)
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Vito Passeri

Warehouse Watchman (uncredited)
Crew
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Lucio Fulci

Director
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Lucio Fulci

Writer
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Edgar Allan Poe

Writer
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Biagio Proietti

Writer
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Biagio Proietti

Writer
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The Black Cat

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

10/27/2015

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The Black Cat

(DVD)

5/22/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

The Black Cat

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

10/27/2015

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The Black Cat

(DVD)

4/24/2007

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