The Black Cat

The Black Cat

Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer • 1934 • United States
Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners

Horror legends Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi were paired together for the first in this astonishingly perverse sadomasochistic shocker from cult director Edgar G. Ulmer. While on their honeymoon in Hungary, newlyweds Peter (David Manners) and Joan Alison (Julie Bishop) find themselves drawn into a deadly game of life and death being played out between a mysterious doctor (Lugosi) and a Satan-worshipping architect (Karloff). The deliriously stylized sets, shadowy expressionist atmosphere, and air of occult dread come together in one of the most frighteningly demented entries in Universal’s celebrated horror cycle.

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The Black Cat
  • The Black Cat

    Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer • 1934 • United States
    Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners

    Horror legends Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi were paired together for the first in this astonishingly perverse sadomasochistic shocker from cult director Edgar G. Ulmer. While on their honeymoon ...