History Film / TheBlackCat

11th Sep '16 5:06:54 AM jamespolk
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* {{Fainting}}: Like a good 1930s female lead, Joan naturally does this when the nooks attack her husband.

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* {{Fainting}}: Like a good 1930s female lead, Joan naturally does this when the nooks mooks attack her husband.husband. And again when she's being rigged up as the human sacrifice.



* OminousLatinChanting

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* OminousLatinChantingOminousLatinChanting: The words of Poelzig's Satanic rite.
11th Sep '16 4:41:37 AM jamespolk
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* {{Fainting}}

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* {{Fainting}}{{Fainting}}: Like a good 1930s female lead, Joan naturally does this when the nooks attack her husband.


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* Music/ToccataAndFugueInDMinor: Well, what else is a Satanist going to play on his pipe organ?
10th Sep '16 5:00:50 AM jamespolk
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* MatchCut: Peter is undressing for bed, and winds up throwing his jacket in front of the camera. The next shot is Peter pulling a bed sheet away from the camera.
26th May '16 9:41:03 PM ThatBitterTase
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: "That's what I'm going to do! Tear the skin from your body! Bit - by - bit! Slowly! '''''ALIVE!'''''"

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: "That's what I'm going to do! Tear the skin from your body! Slowly! Bit - by - bit! Slowly! '''''ALIVE!'''''"
19th Dec '15 2:48:58 PM DocWildNole
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As this movie is nearly eight decades old, unmarked spoilers are most certainly below.

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As this movie is nearly more than eight decades old, unmarked spoilers are most certainly below.



* FlayingAlive

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* FlayingAliveFlayingAlive: How Werdegast avenges himself against Poelzig.



* HollywoodSatanism

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* HollywoodSatanismHollywoodSatanism: Poelzig's cult is a very early example.
25th May '15 6:06:43 AM BobTanaka
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* CoolVsAwesome/UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Basically, the film is Creator/BelaLugosi vs. Creator/BorisKarloff.

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* CoolVsAwesome/UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: CoolVsAwesome / UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Basically, the film is Creator/BelaLugosi vs. Creator/BorisKarloff.
25th May '15 6:06:16 AM BobTanaka
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* CoolVsAwesome: Basically, the film is Creator/BelaLugosi vs. Creator/BorisKarloff.

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* CoolVsAwesome: CoolVsAwesome/UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Basically, the film is Creator/BelaLugosi vs. Creator/BorisKarloff.
25th May '15 6:05:43 AM BobTanaka
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* CoolVsAwesome: Basically, the film is Creator/BelaLugosi vs. Creator/BorisKarloff.
28th Aug '14 8:10:46 PM ManCalledTrue
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: "I'm going to ''skin'' you! Bit - by - bit! Slowly! '''''ALIVE!'''''"

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: "I'm "That's what I'm going to ''skin'' you! do! Tear the skin from your body! Bit - by - bit! Slowly! '''''ALIVE!'''''"
26th May '14 8:11:27 AM MasoTey
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* PlayingAgainstType: Béla Lugosi as a good guy? NO WAI!
** Unfortunately, that was only due to a script rewrite. Werdegast was originally playing chess to save Joan Allison's life ''for himself'', if you know what I mean. He was nowhere near as bad as Poelzig, but he didn't start out as a simple wronged family man. Damn it.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Béla Lugosi as a good guy? NO WAI!
** Unfortunately, that was only due to a script rewrite. Werdegast was originally playing chess to save Joan Allison's life ''for himself'', if you know what I mean. He was nowhere near as bad as Poelzig, but he didn't start out as a simple wronged family man. Damn it.
RightHandCat: The black cat of the title, Poelzig's pet.
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