Friday, October 4, 2013

Masters of Horror: The Black Cat

6 of 6 viewers "Liked" "Masters of Horror: The Black Cat" (2007, USA)
Here's what the citizens of the Overlook Theatre had to say:

The Berkeley Blazer - "An ingenious tying of Poe's stories together. Convincing acting and gore at just the right moments hold the tension and terror up." - 4 Stars

Lord Battle - "Whenever a role calls for Edgar A. Poe they need to just get Jeffrey Combs, Jeffrey Combs is Edgar A. Poe. It's also good to see Stuart Gordon give love to another classic American author, now he's just got to tackle Robert E. Howard." - 5 Stars

Huntress - "Awesome Edgar Allen Poe, it's over way too soon." - 5 Stars

Brewha - "Stuart Gordon does a great job sucking you into Poe's twisted mind." - 5 Stars

Book Wyrm - "As an animal lover I hated this movie, as a literature lover I liked it. While interesting, the animal violence made it hard to watch." - 2 1/2 Stars

The Great Hornito - *Spoiler* - "A great depiction of Edgar Allen Poe. My favorite part was when he hung Pluto, that was really satisfying." - 3 Stars

The Overlook Theatre Final Rating*
First I'd like to thank Nathan Thomas Milliner for letting me cover his awesome art in text and logo's. The Masters of Horror release of "The Black Cat" had such a bad cover and I happened to be reviewing it just as Nathan released this new Black Cat art for his upcoming art book. The timing was just too perfect and if you like horror movies you need to checkout his work. His website is Rebal Rouser but you can always find him here on Facebook.

"The Black Cat" was a part of season 2 of The Masters of Horror series and was easily one of the most memorable, and mainly because of Jeffrey Combs performance. I can't praise him enough for his portrayal of Edgar Allen Poe, in fact the only thing better than his performance in this short was his live stage show. I was lucky enough to see him perform "Nevermore - an evening with Edgar Allen Poe" a few years back in LA and damn he was good. The play was set up like he was drinking in a bar and reciting his stories, much like a longer version of the bar scene in "The Black Cat". If Comb's ever announces another showing I'll definitely share the info.

*Based on the star ratings turned in by character reviewers, others viewed and got to "Dislike" or "Like" but that does not effect the rating.

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