"The Black Cat" is a short story by American writer 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". In both, a murderer carefully conceals his crime and believes himself unassailable, but eventually breaks down and reveals himself, impelled by a nagging reminder of his guilt.
This is a screenplay and modernised adaption of the famous short story, adapted by Francesco Minniti. This script was a finalist at the Bluecat Screenplay Awards and a number of other short playwright competitions.