Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Cat In The Brain (1990) aka Nightmare Concert aka Un Gatto Nel Cervello

2 / 5 Jan '10
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Lucio Fulci
Written by: John Fitzsimmons, Lucio Fulci
Actors include: Lucio Fulci, David L. Thompson, Jeoffrey Kennedy
Genre: Horror
Length: 93 minutes
Banned: UK, Germany

This definitely did not work for me and I do generally enjoy Fulci! It's starring Fulci as himself, he's starting to go nuts from seeing scenes from his movie in front of him. Example, someone walking down the street who looks normal might be covered in blood to him. This really is filled with scenes of random violence, and I appreciate the attempt to poke fun at his career (what with the eyeballs) and several other little touches. The thing is, there isn't much of a story here at all. People are getting murdered in between insane hallucinations but it's clearly explained to us who is doing the killing and with what intent. The concept really does sound better than it ends up being as there is no element of surprise and the random violence is just that. It's like it's taken out of context therefore it's not very engaging at all. It's odd to have gotten to see Fulci act, and it's an easy to understand story...just very pointless I guess. I thought this might have been quite an experience but instead it was more of a poorly made specticle, I wish this had been more than it was.
Availability:  On DVD

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