A Cat in the Brain
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Hows about the movie? It won't quite tickle you like Fulci's classics, but it's quite good. As I'm sure you know(about 100 times over)Fulci is playing himself in this film. He's become quite disturbed and disillusioned by his constant shooting of violent films, and the lines between his work and his life start to blur(some of these scenes are really well done). He goes to a wacko psychoanalyst(but aren't they all?) for help, but the Doc takes advantage of Fulci's predicament to go on a murder spree for some odd reason(his wife being a hoochie momma may have something to do with it, or maybe he's just having a slow day). For the Doc, Fulci will make the perfect scapegoat. He convinces Fulci under hypnosis that Fulci is the one committing the crimes during his horror movie directing induced episodes, while the Doc is really the one doing the deed(the huge grin worn by the Doc as he stalks his victims is funny yet sinister at the same time).
That's your plot, folks. A Woody Allen movie gone mad!! It's more in the giallo vein, except there's really no mystery going on, only a question of what's real and what's in Fulci's mind. And it is a gory one too, as you might have guessed. Yes, there is footage from some of Fulci's lesser known films, as well as Bianchi's Massacre, but I didn't find this so appalling and distracting as some did. In fact, I think it actually fit what was going on pretty well.Read more ›
It's hard to tell exactly what Fulci was attempting with this one--was he trying to be all meta and clever and make his own 8 1/2 or maybe he was just trying to have a little fun at his own expense. Whatever it was Fulci was trying to do he doesn't really succeed--Cat in the Brain is an extremely disjointed mess that as often as not feels like Fulci re-purposing deleted scenes and effects from earlier movies and linking it all together with the flimsy meta story.
Still, hard-core Lucio Fulci fans will likely get more of a kick out of this than I did. It's certainly more playful than the usual Fulci flick and it might feature more over the top gore than all of his previous films put together. Brett Halsey also has an amusing cameo as the leading man in the movie within the movie. But if you're not already a fan you should stay away from this one and stick to one of his classic horror movies like The Beyond or City of the Living Dead or House By the Cemetary instead.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another poor Italian horror film like the many others, I should have know better. How directors like Fulci get called good directors is beyond me.Published 17 days ago by Jeff
Buyer's should know that this is a very poor Bluray transfer !!! It is in fact only a very marginal improvement over the DVD release which I also own I fully regret getting this... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dato K. S. Lai
Ok. I get it. A movie ahead of it's time but at today's standards, this movie is awful. Too choppy, difficult to follow, gore is weak, violence is just silly. Read morePublished 14 months ago by R. Freitas
I waited all these years to see the Last Lucio Fulci flick he made before he died and this was it??? OMG! this movie was just dumb! Sold it after I watched it once!Published on March 16, 2014 by devie boone lll
Great for any horror collection, but a little tuff to sit thru every second. About half way thru, I found myself fast forwarding to the next kill scene. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by david lee
Not recevied this item yet so I am unable to give a review I"m sure I will be pleased once it arrivesPublished on December 18, 2012 by Amanda Haynes
I finally caught up to this release after a few years purchasing it. Mostly all of Director Lucio Fulci's genre films have been released onto DVD except his wonderfully erotic... Read morePublished on August 22, 2012 by William Amazzini
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I want to say that first before I give mine.
This movie is sick. It's downright beyond insane. Read more