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The Black Cat Reviews

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September 26, 2007
Story is confused and confusing, and while with the aid of heavily-shadowed lighting and mausoleum-like architecture, a certain eeriness has been achieved, it's all a poor imitation of things seen before.
May 8, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
August 8, 2006
More foolish than horrible. The story and dialogue pile the agony on too thick to give the audience a reasonable scare.
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October 19, 2008
A dismal hocus-pocus which seems to confuse its actors as much as it fails to frighten its audience.
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 6, 2013
This timeless classic is a testimony to the craft of director Edgar G Ulmer before his career lurched into the quickie arena.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 3, 2010
Edgar G. Ulmer's grandest danse macabre, a magnificently sustained trance
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
October 13, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Creates a superb feeling of dread and darkness.
January 28, 2005
A creepy classic, this one is the cat's meow.
January 1, 2000
This is Ulmer's defining work.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 29, 2002
A woderfully perverse and creepy delight. If Karloff's religion doesn't scare you, his hairdo will.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 15, 2005
... a baroque masterpiece, the pinnacle of expressionism of Hollywood.
August 4, 2007
One of the best in Universal's storied horror cycle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 20, 2016
Wildly expressionistic, the movie has nothing to do with the Poe story from which it takes its title and everything to do with Ulmer's sense of the Nazi menace.
August 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2005
Inventive horror classic with brilliant sets and visual style.
February 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2004
The Black Cat's impressionist wasteland is composed of equal parts severe allegory and pulp poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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