Thursday, December 18, 2014

THE BLACK CAT FILMBOOK (PART 1)


This year marks the 80th anniversary of the quirky Universal thriller, THE BLACK CAT. The pairing of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff with Edgar Ulmer directing created an alchemy of unease, horror and perversion that continues to be studied by film historians to this day. It also finds itself on every "Best of Horror Film" list, and for good reason. It is visually arresting, atmospheric and has some of the creepiest moments in 30's horror films.

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #67 (July 1970) included a filmbook on THE BLACK CAT. It was also serialized in FM #134 and #135 (1977). No credit for authorship is given.

Here is Part 1 of THE BLACK CAT filmbook.








Part 2 tomorrow.

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