The Black Cat - UHMM Fest


The Historic Artcraft Theatre Sat, Oct 21 7:30 PM
Film Info
Series:Regular Series
Rating:Not Rated
Run Time:1 hour and 5 minutes
Release Year:1934
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Edgar G. Ulmer
Cast:Boris Karloff
Bela Lugosi
David Manners
Julie Bishop
Marquee Sponsor:Larry and Nancy VanArendonk
Gold Sponsor:Canines in Action
Silver Sponsor:"...And Sewing is Half the Battle!"
Supporting Sponsor:Alsip Law Office
Concession Sponsor:Janette Koon, CFP, Craig Clements, CLF, Waddell and Reed
Cartoon Sponsor:Kid City Academy
Volunteer Sponsor:Generations Custom Auto and Collision


October 21 - Saturday at 7:30 p.m. - Scheduled to show on 35mm film. Onsale for members 9/13; for the general public, on 9/20 between noon and 1 p.m. Festival passes for all five films in the Universal Horror Monster Madness are available. Local legend and horror host Sammy Terry will perform a stage show starting at 7:30 prior to the film screening.

What it is: A loose adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe short story, The Black Cat pits a Hungarian psychiatrist against an Austrian architect, with a newlywed couple caught in the middle. The two old foes, with an enmity stemming from their experiences in WW1, match wits by engaging each other in psychological games and spiritual terror.

Why we're showing it: The Universal Horror Monster Madness festival features five classic films from Universal Studios, featuring some of their most fun but lesser seen monster movies. The first of eight films to showcase the talents of both Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, The Black Cat shows the two horror legends at the height of their powers. It is a landmark film in the horror genre, with psychological thrills and a surreal, strange atmosphere.

If you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with a sick individual, for the safety of others, please do not attend. Refunds are available for illnesses - please contact the Will Call office by phone or email.

Effective June 1 2022, the Artcraft is instituting a 3.25% fee on credit card orders to cover the cost of credit card company fees.