|release date||August 8 1990|
|studio||Grindhouse Releasing/ Ryko|
|starring||Lucio Fulci, Robert Egon, Brett Halsey, and Paul Muller|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisOn DVD March 3st: Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of ZOMBIE and THE BEYOND, stars in this blood-soaked epic as a director being driven insane by his own movies. Fulci is thrust into an ultra-violent nightmare of death and depravity where murder and madness consume his sanity in a vortex of violence. CAT IN THE BRAIN is a psychological masterpiece in the tradition of such cinematic classics as PSYCHO, STRAIT-JACKET, ERASERHEAD and Fellini's 8 1/2.
“A woman hacked to death by an ax. Her face cleaved in half. Another strangled. Yet another hanged. Someone chopped to bits by a chainsaw. Or drowned in boiling water. A throat torn out by a maddened cat. Burned alive. Buried alive. Tortured. Scalded. Stabbed. Sawn in two. Crucified. Decapitated.” With his opening dialogue, Fulci announces what sort of gruesome acts his audience is about to bear witness to in Cat in the Brain, a film that might appear to be lazily put together at first glance, since more than half of the film’s running time is composed of clips from some of his previous efforts – Touch of Death and Ghosts of Sodom, for example – and a few other equally macabre productions, like Bianchi’s Massacre. But between all the gore and grue that the maestro offers up during his 95 minute exercise in intense and unapologetic violence, he manages to create a thought-provoking story about the problems faced by an aging director that is no longer at the top of his game, the effect of horror films on the human psyche, and the general public’s perception of them. …Read More