Sunday, August 21, 2011

"I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat"

Upon discovering there was such a thing as Black Cat Appreciation Day,
I knew I had to post about it.
Especially since yesterday would've been cat loving author H. P. Lovecraft's birthday!
Hence the Cthulhu-Cat above.

I decided to post my favorite adaptation of E. A. Poe's The Black Cat.
It's from the second segment of Tales of Terror (1962),
starring Peter Lorre and Vincent Price

You can watch it here, starting at the 3 minute mark...

Own a black and/or strange cat? You should submit his or her picture here.

If you do, please post it here too, so I can include it in a video I'm making.
The power of creepy cat compels you!

As for me, I'm currently pet free, sadly.


  1. That is such a sweet picture of Peter Lorre and Vincent Price! (I'm sure that's the first time I've ever made that comment.) I guess animals bring out the soft side of a lot of people!

    I loved Vincent's intro to The Black Cat. I'll never get enough of his voice! Peter Lorre was good at being obnoxious in that one. That drunken "Why don't you watch where I'm going?" line was great.

  2. That art is freaking awesomely disturbing. Love black cats. They have attitude.

  3. I have a black cat!!! Her name is Sabbath. I wish I would of known she had a special holiday!! Atleast now I know for next year.

  4. Justine - Yes, that was such a rare sweet shot! I had to share it.

    Vincent's voice is the best! But Peter stole the show. I loved that line too!

    Slowdeath - Yay! Thank you so much!

    Autumn - Yes, it is delightfully disturbing! Wish I knew who made it.
    I love black cats too! I empathize with them.

    Nicole - Ooh yeah, you should submit her to the site! I love her name btw!
    Wish I posted about the holiday sooner, so you could've celebrated.
    But yes, there's always next year!

  5. I love all cats, black or otherwise! Great pictures! Glad I've discovered your blog!!

  6. Thank you, my new fellow feline loving friend! :)
    I'm glad to have you here. I LOVE your blog btw!

  7. Yes, I've been coveting that award! You're giving it to me?! Thank you!
    I have an award for you too, which I'll be posting soon!
    I also dig your book idea. I'd love to contribute!

  8. I love cats. :) I always wanted a black cat.

  9. Me too! Wanted one when I was a kid, but my dad was allergic to them. :(