Movie-A-Day #276: The Black Cat (1934).
On this date in 1849, author Edgar Allan Poe, the father of modern horror, was found delirious and laying in a gutter wearing another man’s clothes. It would be the last anyone would see of him in public, and to this day no one knows what happened to lead him to that wretched morning after. One of his most influential stories was “The Black Cat,” although the Universal adaptation with Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff bears almost no relation to the original. It’s still a fun classic horror film, though.