The Black Cat (1934)

Best Avoided
USA
Feature Film
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Writers: Peter Ruric, Edgar G. Ulmer, Edgar Allan Poe
Cinematographer: John J. Mescall
Cast: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Jacqueline Wells, Egon Brecher, Harry Cording, Lucille Lund

Most notable for pitting Karloff against Lugosi, this lacklustre Universal horror flick – filled with stilted dialogue, lifeless direction, and unconvincing performances – despite its brief running time and some striking photography, soon outstays its welcome and becomes rather tiresome. Iain.Stott