Listen: Cadabra Records to Release Reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Black Cat’

Cadabra Records are some pretty spooky folks. The vinyl-only label regularly releases readings of classic horror tales with scores by skilled composers added, and this latest release is one of their best. Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Black Cat” is a short story originally published in 1843; it tells the story of a murderer who thinks he can conceal his crime until he breaks down.

The story is read by recurring Cadabra guest Anthony D. P. Mann and is scored by Fabio Frizzi, who has scored a number of horror films and, most notably, Die Hard 2. He was originally set to score Lucio Fulci’s adaptation of the story in the early ’80s, but it never panned out.

“It’s been a while. The Black Cat is back. And with enthusiasm, the magical flow of creativity is again with me!” he exclaimed when asked about finally having a chance to score the tale.

Check out a sample below—if you’re into dark literature/film or horror, you’ll like what you hear.

The Black Cat is out September 7. Pre-order it here.