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PUSSY POWER: Five Horror Films Featuring Black Cats

Posted in horror, movies with tags , , , , on October 10, 2012 by goregirl

Black cats are unfairly maligned creatures. A disproportionate number of black cats are left un-adopted and are put down every year. Could it really be because people believe black cats are bad luck? Stupidest damn thing I ever heard! My black cat Vegas died this year and it broke my heart. I almost considered burying her in that old Pet Sematary Fred Gwynne warned me about. I have been cat and dog shopping recently which got me to thinking about pets in horror films. So in honor of my fabulous cat Vegas here are five Goregirl-friendly films featuring black cats….

YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY (1972)
Directed By: Sergio Martino

Edgar Allan Poe has never been this sexy! One of my favourite giallo! Read my review here.

KURONEKO (1968)
Directed By: Kaneto Shindô

Gorgeous, eerie, perfect. Read my review here.

THE UNCANNY (1977)
Directed By: Denis Héroux

A Canadian made anthology featuring more cats than you can shake a stick at! It also features a top notch cast including Peter Cushing, Samantha Eggar, Ray Milland, Susan Penhaligon, Donald Pleasence and John Vernon. The stories range in quality but I think this one is absolutely worth a peek.

THE TOMB OF LIGEIA (1964)
Directed By: Roger Corman

One of the great Roger Corman and Vincent Price Edgar Allan Poe collaborations. I will be giving this the proper review treatment for my November 60s feature. Ligeia also happens to be one of my very favourite Poe tales.

TWO EVIL EYES (1990)
Directed By: Dario Argento & George A. Romero

Two Evil Eyes features the epic directorial collaboration of Romero and Argento; each one adapting an Edgar Allan Poe story for the screen. I’ve read a few reviews that tear Two Evil Eyes a new orifice and I say foo! Is it a five out of five? Well no, but it definitely has its moments of greatness not to mention a top notch cast including Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall, Harvey Keitel, Kim Hunter and Tom Atkins.