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The Black Cat 

The Black Cat, set in 1840 Philadelphia, has the great writer Edgar Allan Poe, struggling with alcoholism, writers block, as well as being out of ideas, short on cash, and tormented by his ... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

Mick Garris (creator), Dennis Paoli (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Elyse Levesque ... Virginia Poe
Jeffrey Combs ... Edgar Allan Poe
Aron Tager ... George Graham
Patrick Gallagher ... Barman
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Rufus Griswold
Ian Alexander Martin Ian Alexander Martin ... Mr. Fordham
Ken Kramer ... Doctor
Eric Keenleyside ... Sgt. Booker
Ryan Crocker Ryan Crocker ... Policeman
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The Black Cat, set in 1840 Philadelphia, has the great writer Edgar Allan Poe, struggling with alcoholism, writers block, as well as being out of ideas, short on cash, and tormented by his wife Virginia's black cat that will either destroy his life or inspire him to write one of his most famous stories. Written by masters of horror

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Horror

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Both Jeffrey Combs (who plays Poe) and Christopher Heyerdahl (who plays his rival Griswold) have starred as the horror writer H.P.Lovecraft: Combs in Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993) and Heyerdahl in Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (1998). See more »

Goofs

When the police are breaking down the wall in the basement, it flexes like plywood, instead of brick See more »

Quotes

Edgar Allan Poe: I have little sense of the world around me. Such is my genius.
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Crazy Credits

Perversity "The human thirst for self torture."
  • E.A.Poe
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Connections

Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Rest in This Bosom
(uncredited)
By Thomas Moore
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Beautifully Disturbing
2 April 2007 | by dangermausSee all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of the MOH series, and this episode did not let down at all. Things start off pretty slowly, as we find Edgar A. Poe and his wife Virginia living in Philadelphia, with Poe trying to eek out a living as a writer and his wife staying at home and looking hot. Combs is nearly unrecognizable under the Poe makeup, but that doesn't stop him from doing the very typical Jeffrey Combs overacting, as usual, and for a short time, one begins to wonder where the horror is. My advice to you is to be patient. Because of the slow start, by the time things start getting bloody, you are so invested in the characters that you kinda wish the story wasn't so horrific. There are beautiful, blood-soaked scenes and horrific, disturbing ones. There is a murder in this episode so disturbing that I almost had to turn away. That's as big a compliment as you'll get from me. 9 out of 10.


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