The Black Cat (Masters of Horror)

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"The Black Cat"
Masters of Horror episode
Pluto the Black Cat
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 11
Directed by Stuart Gordon
Written by Stuart Gordon
Dennis Paoli
Production code 211
Original air date January 19, 2007
Guest appearance(s)
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The Black Cat is the eleventh episode of the second season of Masters of Horror, directed by Stuart Gordon from a screenplay by Gordon and Dennis Paoli. It was broadcast on Showtime on January 19, 2007. The DVD was released on July 17, 2007.


The story has the great horror author Edgar Allan Poe (Jeffrey Combs) suffering from writer's block and short on cash, tormented by a black cat that will either destroy his life or inspire him to write one of his most famous stories. The story of the same name by Poe is woven in with fictional happenings and details from his life.

Opening Credits Sequence[edit]

The episode's opening credits (after the series' credits) feature several of Irish artist Harry Clarke's celebrated early 20th-century illustrations for Poe's stories.

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