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

R  |   |  Comedy, 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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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)
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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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Comedy | Horror

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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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8 August 1990 (Italy)  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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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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Edited from Il fantasma di Sodoma (1988) See more »

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Fulci at his most lethargic
17 October 1999 | by (Isle of Sheppey, UK) – See all my reviews

Fulci himself had a clever concept for a movie: have the director be the main character around whom the boundaries that separate reality & movies begin to crumble. This idea prefigured Wes Craven's New Nightmare by years, but sadly the growing health problems Fulci was suffering from are clearly evident in the resulting movie.

The movie is pieced together with footage from some of his previous works and the new material looks like it was shot in and around the area where Fulci lived, so he did not have to travel far.

It is sad to see such a legendary talent slowly eroded, but Cat in the Brain, along with the awful Voices from Beyond show the inexorable decline in Fulci's work.

Remember him for Zombi 2, Don't Torture A Duckling and The Beyond, rather than this sorry affair.


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