Black Cat, The / Gatto nero (1981)

2.5 out of 5

Robert Miles, Patrick Magee, is haunted by a black cat in this mind control horror that is loosely adapted from a story by Edgar Allan Poe.

The usual Fulci obsession with close ups of eyes get the addition of loads of shots of the cat and plenty of shots taken from the point of view of the bad tempered feline.

There are some pretty good ideas in this moody horror that benefits from some interesting rural English locations and a strong supporting cast including Mimsy Farmer, David Warbeck, Al Cliver and Dagmar Lassander.

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