The Black Cat (1966)

USA, 1966
35mm film, black and white
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Harold Hoffman.

Plot Summary

A mentally unstable man becomes obsessed with a black cat that he thinks is possessed.


Directed by: Harold Hoffman
© MCMLXV [1965] Falcon International Corporation
A Falcon International film
Produced by: Patrick Sims
Written by: Harold Hoffman
Script Supervisor: Sylvia Rundell
Director of Photography: Walter Schenk
Film Editor: Charles Schelling
Mixer: Carl G. Sheldon
Makeup: Beverly Gilbert
Special Effects: Manel de Aumente, Clifton Barr, Shields Mitchell
Art Director: Robert Dracup
Filmed through ISI Film Studio, Ft Worth, Texas

Robert Frost
Robyn Baker
Sadie French
Scotty McKay
George R. Russell
George Edgley
Anne McAdams
Jeff Alexander
Tommie Russell
Scott Shewmake
Bill Thurman
Nelson Spencer
Pluto as the black cat

Alternative Titles

Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat

Extracts included in
Extra Weird (2003)
Shiver & Shudder Show (2002)



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  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.39 – credits
  • Kine & TV Year Book 1970 p.107
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.37 – credits
  • Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990 by Brian Albright p.298
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.52-54
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.32-35 – illustrated review (by Paul Higson)