The Black Cat
The Black Cat (1981)

Italian goremeister Lucio Fulci applies his characteristic touch to the Edgar Allan Poe tale (of which very little remains intact) to tell the story of a deranged, wheelchair-bound English psychic (Patrick Magee) who can record the voices… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 4, 1981
DVD Release Date: September 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Christopher Machell

A meandering plot and unintentional humour are far from enough to detract from this beautifully shot and atmospheric voyage into the dark.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Even for a Fulci film, this is pretty lame.

Lucius Gore

This is a decent Fulci film, delivering all the sleaze and some of the splatter you can expect from the Italian goremeister.

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David Nusair
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...much of the film consists of long, interminable sequences in which not much happens...

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Flixster Audience Score: 23% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
After all the groundbreaking gore epics such as The Beyond, Zombi 2 and The House by the Cemetery, Fulci moves away from the genre, and directs a different type… More
Tim Salmons
I gotta be honest and say that if Patrick Magee hadn't been in this, this might've missed a half star - possibly a whole star. This is not one of… More
Ryan Marshall
2.1/10 Lucio Fulci possesses this amazing, fascinating, one-of-a-kind ability to take gore, something that is meant to entertain, and make it… More