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The Black Cat Reviews

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

This timeless classic is a testimony to the craft of director Edgar G Ulmer before his career lurched into the quickie arena.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

October 6, 2013
Fernando F. Croce

Edgar G. Ulmer's grandest danse macabre, a magnificently sustained trance

Full Review Source: CinePassion

July 3, 2010


A magnificently eerie entry from the early days of Hollywood horror.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

October 19, 2008
Steve Biodrowski

No monsters but lots of atmosphere, this is a classic of the genre.

Full Review Source: ESplatter

October 15, 2008
Cole Smithey


| Original Score: 5/5

October 13, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Ulmer never again had the budgetary resources granted him by Universal (at the time, Karloff and Lugosi were two of the studio's biggest stars), and he makes the most of them.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 26, 2007
Jeremy Heilman

One of the best in Universal's storied horror cycle.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/4

August 4, 2007

Time Out
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Sumptuously subversive... one of the very best horror movies Universal ever made.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Sean Axmaker
St@tic Multimedia

... a baroque masterpiece, the pinnacle of expressionism of Hollywood.

Full Review Source: St@tic Multimedia

September 15, 2005
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 4/5

June 29, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 3/5

February 10, 2005
Staci Layne Wilson

A creepy classic, this one is the cat's meow.

Full Review Source:

January 28, 2005
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Inventive horror classic with brilliant sets and visual style.

Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television

January 18, 2005
Joshua Vasquez
Slant Magazine

The Black Cat's impressionist wasteland is composed of equal parts severe allegory and pulp poetry.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

August 29, 2004
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

| Original Score: 3/5

September 20, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 29, 2003

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A remarkable study of evil containing some unusually brutal scenes in its frenzied climax, The Black Cat is still one of the most affecting horrors the genre has ever produced.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 30, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Lugosi's finest performance, Ulmer's finest film. Brilliant.

| Original Score: 5/5

November 30, 2002
Dan Lybarger
Kansas City Star

A woderfully perverse and creepy delight. If Karloff's religion doesn't scare you, his hairdo will.

| Original Score: 5/5

November 29, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

July 30, 2002
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