Cat in the Brain
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Cat in the Brain (1990, Italy) is a Horror film about a horror film director who 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. Directed by Lucio Fulci.
- Released in 1990
- Running time: 87 min | 93 min. (U.S.)
- Production Co: Exclusive Cine TV
- Directed by Lucio Fulci
- Produced by Antonio Lucidi, Luigi Nannerini
- Screenplay by Lucio Fulci, Giovanni Simonelli, Antonio Tentori
- Starring: Lucio Fulci, Brett Halsey, Jeoffrey Kennedy, Malisa Longo, Ria De Simone, Sacha Darwin
- Music by Fabio Frizzi
- Cinematography by Alessandro Grossi
- Edited by Vincenzo Tomassi
Also Known As
- Un Gatto Nel Cervello
- Nightmare Concert
- The original script was 49 pages long and contained no dialogue. It consisted of descriptions of bodily mutilations/imagery and sound effects that would compliment them on screen.
- 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.
- The title is a play on Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat".
- Many events in the film are based on Lucio Fulci's experiences as a filmmaker.
- Was released in theaters unrated around the world because it was unable to obtain an R rating.