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Nightmare Concert (A Cat in the Brain) (1990)
"Un gatto nel cervello" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  8 August 1990 (Italy)
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A horror film director is stalked by a mad psychiatrist/serial killer bent on killing people to model the killings after the director's gory death scenes from his movies.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Lucio Fulci
David L. Thompson ...
Professor Egon Swharz
Malisa Longo ...
Katya Swharz
Shilett Angel ...
Filippo the Producer
Jeoffrey Kennedy ...
Inspector Gabriele Vanni
Paola Cozzo ...
Nurse Lilly
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Human Monster (archive footage)
Ria De Simone ...
The Soprano (archive footage)
Sacha Darwin ...
Woman in Oven (archive footage)
Robert Egon ...
Second Monster / Himself
Adriana Russo ...
Nighmare Victim (archive footage)
Jessica Moore ...
Nightmare Victim (archive footage) (as Georgia Moore)
Paul Muller ...
Nightmare Victim (archive footage)
Marco Di Stefano ...
Nightmare Victim (archive footage)
Maurice Poli ...
Nightmare Victim (archive footage)
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Storyline

Dr. Lucio Fulci is a director of splatterfilms. He stages a gestapo-orgy like it was any other movie scene. But he is influenced by these things more than he likes. He is hunted by bloody visions day by day. Is Fulci still normal? He asks a psychatrist. He doesn't know that the psychatrist has much bigger problems than Fulci himself. The psychatrist uses Fulci's visions for brutal murders in real life... Written by Matthias Luehr <mluehr@htwm.de>

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Rated R for horror violence/gore, a strong scene of sexuality and some nudity | See all certifications »

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This film was refused a video classification in 1999 by the British Board of Film Classification, but was finally passed uncut with an '18' rating in mid-2003. See more »

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Fulci's Last Great Film
1 February 2006 | by (Sleesburg, VA.) – See all my reviews

Fulci is one of my all time favorite Italian splatter directors. He is also a very good story teller mixing horror, the supernatural, and psychedelic themes altogether very well. This film was truly his last great story before he directed such disappointments as "Voices From Beyond". The story is simple as Fulci plays himself, a horror director. After years of filming splatter and gore films it seems that Fulci starts to suffer a breakdown in which he starts hallucinating about people being slaughtered. He decides to see a psychiatrist who only makes matters worse when he convinces Fulci that he is killing people.

Fulci used gore scenes from several pictures around the same time. These films I don't believe he directed but certainly produced. Some of those films are "Massacre" directed by Andrea Bianchi (Burial Ground), "Touch of Death" directed by Fulci, "The Murders Secret" and I can't remember the rest of the films.

Nightmare Concert is a very underrated film, even by Fulci fans. But I loved this movie and have watched it many times already. It is sad that Fulci didn't get a chance to direct anything worth while after this but nonetheless this is a great film and I do recommend it to any Fulci fan, whether you like it or not. 9/10 stars


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