The Black Cat
, featuring a Karloff-Lugosi pair-up — will require more scream-resistant audiences. Also not to be missed: a chance to see Jacques Tourneur's and Paul Schrader's versions of Cat People
back to back, each showing off different eras' masculine response to dangerous womanhood.
"13 Cats" runs through November 3 at BAMcinématek. Click here for the screening schedule.
The programmers at BAMcinématek have always found ways to combine the most esoteric of cinematic subgenres into a standalone program, and this season's Halloween-themed "13 Cats" is no exception. The series offers felines in their most mysterious roles: Some of these will appeal to children, like a pair of works by the Japanese anime master Hayao Miyazaki; others — the Dario Argento–Harvey Keitel short "The Black Cat," which features numerous Poe references, and Edgar G. Ulmer's similarly titled