Cat in the Brain

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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.


Main Details

  • Released in 1990
  • Color
  • 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

Fun Facts

  • 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.
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