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Posted on 6/16/09 07:07 PM
This is the best Fulci movie I've seen. Is that praise? Not quite. Let's just say both Zombie and City of the Living Dead were beyond dull. A Cat in the Brain follows Lucio Fulci during a breakdown of sorts. This movie sort've felt like a parody, as Fulci becomes effected by the gore and violence in his films. This'll lead him to psychological help as he begins to question whether or not he's committing murders. This is hands-down the most ambitious Fulci movie I've seen. For once it seems like he had stepped out of the norm to try and create something sincere and powerful. Well, the movie could've been good, had Fulci ever known how to pace, edit, and direct his actors. It's usaully a bad sign when you're a director starring in your own film and you can't act a scene for shit. The movie slowly turns into the usaul Fulci affair of gore and violence. This is too bad, for I was really hoping to see if this director had it in him. That said, he's not a master of the horror genre, while alive he may have thought so, but he wasn't. Many horror fans seem to idolize him, and I'm guessing this is because of the gore-factor. A Cat in the Brain was released on DVD by Grindhouse pictures and comes packed with extras. One such extra includes a Fulci interview in which he induldges upon his ego. In the short interview he'll accuse the vast majority of American horror films of copying his and other Italian horror movies. I doubt he could be anymore senile, but I believe the interview was taken at an age late in his life. So in summary, we've got a very sub-par movie, and being very generous with a 5/10 rating.