Wednesday January 25
TTOK is happy to host Simon’s Silver Screenings: The Black Cat
In an age where colour and texture are the highest rated criteria in visual aesthetics, we can forget the subtle elegance of a cinema focused in contrast. Director Edgar G. Ulmer’s “The Black Cat” (1934) is a symphony for the eyes, with every shot a careful balance between cinematography and the art of sound recording.
The credits list the film as “suggested by” Edgar Allan Poe’s short story of the same name, and it’s quickly obvious Peter Ruric’s screenplay took inspiration and little else. Instead, “The Black Cat” weaves post-war trauma, Satanic rituals, revenge schemes, and sexual depravity into an original narrative tapestry.
highest-ratedOh! And did I mention it stars Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi as archenemies?!
Come see “The Black Cat”, larger than life, at The Theatre on King!
Simon’s Silver Screenings features movies from the early decades of horror film-making, a time when artists were learning the ropes of a new medium as much as they were experimenting with its potential. Movies introduced by Simon Turner and his brainbox of arcane trivia! Screenings will include subtitles.