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Cat Sick Blues (2015)

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When Ted's beloved cat dies, the trauma triggers a mental breakdown. His broken brain prompts him to bring his feline friend back - all he needs is nine human lives.

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Dave Jackson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew C. Vaughan ... Ted
Meg Spencer Meg Spencer ... Laura
Jeni Bezuidenhout Jeni Bezuidenhout ... Steph
Danae Swinburne Danae Swinburne ... Kitty
Rob Alec ... DJ Jonno
Mahalia Brown ... DJ Margo
Shian Denovan ... Claire Ellis
Smokey Smokey ... Imelda
Rachel Rai ... Gemma
Noah Moon Noah Moon ... Francis
Matthew Revert Matthew Revert ... Claire's Neighbour
Andrew Gallacher Andrew Gallacher ... Will
James Arnold-Garvey James Arnold-Garvey ... Mark
Tom Liddy ... Pet Griever #1
Kelly Neilsen ... Pet Griever #2
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When Ted's beloved cat dies, it causes a mental breakdown. Now he believes that the only way to bring back his pet is taking the lives of nine humans. So Ted dons vicious deadly cat claw gloves and a creepy cat mask, and goes on a murderous rampage. As the butchery escalates, a twisted romance blossoms between Ted and Claire, a young woman who has also recently lost her cat. Written by Wild Eye Releasing

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All he needs is 9 lives.

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Release Date:

21 September 2016 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Claw blimey!
7 November 2016 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Thanks to social media, I've probably seen almost as many comical cat videos as I have horror films. With Cat Sick Blues, director Dave Jackson merges the funny feline phenomenon with the extreme horror genre to deliver a very gory and uniquely disturbing experience to surprise, disgust and delight fans of truly twisted cinema.

Jackson opens his film with two girls passing time getting high while watching performing pussycat Imelda, the star of their favourite online video channel. Their fun is interrupted, however, by a psycho killer in a rubber cat mask, who decapitates his victims and collects their blood in jars.

The action then moves to the apartment of Claire (Shian Denovan), owner of internet sensation Imelda, who answers her door to a fan; this proves to be a big mistake when the visitor accidentally kills Claire's kitty and then proceeds to rape the distraught woman.

Unable to get over the incident, Claire visits a group for grieving pet owners (as opposed to a rape crisis centre), where she befriends Ted (Matthew C. Vaughan), unaware that he is the cat-mask wearing killer (now with taloned gloves and a foot long prosthetic cat penis as part of his ensemble) who has been hacking off the heads of local women in the belief that their blood will somehow revive the corpse of his beloved moggie Patrick.

With a totally unique killer (in addition to his creepy cat costume, Ted also mewls like a cat to add to the unsettling effect), lots of gore (severed heads, a smashed face and slashed throats that spurt gallons of blood), some sly commentary about all that is wrong with social media, and a general sense of the macabre, Cat Sick Blues is one of those films that has to be seen to be believed and which is hard to forget.


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