Un gatto nel cervello (1990)

Italy, 1990
93m
35mm film, colour
Italian

An Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. Production began on April 1990.

Plot Summary

Dr Lucio Fulci is a director of violent horror films who finds that his work is starting to have a strange psychological effect on him. He starts having terrible visions and consults a psychatrist for help – but he can no longer tell what’s real and what’s fantasy…

Credits

Crew
Director: Lucio Fulci
La Executive Cine TV srl presents a film by Lucio Fulci
Producers: Anthony Clear [real name: Antonio Lucidi], Luigi Nannerini
Production Supervisor: Camilla Fulci
Production Manager: Silvano Zignani
Script: John Fitzsimmons, Lucio Fulci, Giovanni Simonelli, Antonio Tentori
Assistant Director: Roberto Lucidi
Director of Photography: Alessandro Grossi
Camera Operator: Fabio Leoni
Assistant Camera: Alberto Cerchi
Gaffers: Antonio La Barbera, Giovanni Angeletti, Marcello Pericone, Romano Martiri
Generator Operator: Roberto Stiffi
Grips: Marco Lucidi, Mario Occhioni, Massimo Galiano, Vincenzo Luzzi
Set Photographer: Luca Spataro
Editor: Vincenzo Tomassi
Assistant Editors: Claudia Vivenzio, Paola Tomassi
Music: Fabio Frizzi
Sound Technician: Roberto Barbieri
Wardrobe: Milena Printus
Make Up: Giuseppe Ferranti
Script Girl: Camilla Fulci
Paymaster: Antonio Lucidi
Production Secretary: Luisa Maria Nannerini
Studio: Cinecittà, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Cast
Lucio Fulci (Dr Lucio Fulci)
David L. Thompson (Professor Egon Schwarz)
Jeoffrey Kennedy (Officer Gabrielli)
Malisa Longo (Katya Schwarz)
Ria De Simone (Sopran)
Brett Halsey (human monster)
Sacha Darwin (woman in the oven)
Robert Egon (himself, 2nd monster)
Shillett Angel (Filipio)
Judy Morrow (Nurse Lilly)
Layla Frank, Georgia Moore, Paul Muller, Maurice Poli, Lubka Lenzi (nightmare victims)
Marco Di Stefano (man run over by car)

Alternative Titles

A Cat In the Brain – UK, USA
Un gatto nel cervello (I volti del terrore)
– alternative title
Nightmare Concert

Includes extracts from
Bloody psycho – Lo specchio (1989)
Il fantasma di Sodoma (1988)
Massacre (1989)
Non aver paura della zia Marta (1989)
Quando Alice ruppe lo specchio (1988)

Cast Gallery

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.472
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.403
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis pp.75-76
  • Horror Films by Subgenre: A Viewer’s Guide by Chris Vander Kaay and Kathleen Fernandez-Vander Kaay p.88
  • Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir pp.67-69
  • Italian Horror 1979-1994 by Jim Harper pp.151-153 – illustrated credits, review
  • The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies: An A-Z Guide to Over Sixty Years of Blood and Guts by Peter Normanton pp.118-119