"The Black Cat" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in the August 19, 1843 edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt, often paired in analysis with Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart".
The Black Cat is a nightclub in Washington, DC on 14th Street, NW in the U Street-Cardozo neighborhood, a few blocks from the 9:30 Club. It is served by the U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo stop on the Washington Metro. The Black Cat was founded in 1993 by a group of investors (mostly musicians, including Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame) and quickly established itself as a venue for independent music music in DC by featuring local and national acts.
The Black Cat is a 1934 horror film that became Universal Pictures' biggest box office hit of the year. It was the first of eight movies to pair Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. The classical music soundtrack is unusual for its time because there is an almost continuous background score throughout the entire film.