When it comes to Italian horror, the first name that always comes to mind is the legendary “godfather of Italian gore” himself Lucio Fulci. Fulci’s 1990 cinematic masterpiece, A Cat in the Brain, is by far my personal favorite of his and a film that I hold dear to my heart.
Fulci is one of those directors that make such complex works of art that their meanings are often lost on a large part of the audience. Many tend to insist that his films are violence for the sake of violence, shock for the sake of shock, but those knowledgeable clearly understand that he is nothing short of a cinematic genius. For example, this film is a very clever and in your face look at the effects of movie violence on those who surround themselves with the medium over extended periods and in large quantities. As someone who has spent most of his life either watching or talking about the genre, I can honestly say that it does leave its mark on your psyche after awhile. Ultra vivid nightmares and a darker out look on common situations are two side effects that I have personally experienced.
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TED BROWN is a tattooed, non racist skinhead, punk rock, horror obsessed nerd college student who spends way too much time watching movies. Beyond that Ted writes for THE LIBERAL DEAD, creates amazing artwork for that site and contributes his reviews to several internet publication around the web including COMIC FORGE. Also, here's a link to one of my personal favorite entries recently written for THE LIBERAL DEAD. Ted also contributes THE LIBERAL DEAD podcast Dead Air (go give that a "like" while your at it). You can keep up to date on Dead Air HERE.
On a side note, CULT COLLECTIBLES, a sponsor of one of our giveaways to be released later this week has a delightful bobble head style doll of Fulci himself rom this movie. I got a chance to see one in person at the Forum Theater screening of Demons and Bronx Warriors tonight and I can assure it is worth the pick up. Check out this craftsmanship.
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