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Lucio Fulci’s “CAT IN THE BRAIN” remade as “NIGHTMARE SYMPHONY,” starring “FEAR NO EVIL” director; trailer & poster

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 | News


The Italian goremeister’s semi-autobiographical gorefest has now been rebooted with another horror director in the lead.

Having premiered at the Ischia International Film Festival, NIGHTMARE SYMPHONY is being brought to the American Film Market 2020 virtual edition (beginning November 9) by EuroObscura. This remake of A CAT IN THE BRAIN (a.k.a. NIGHTMARE CONCERT), which Lucio Fulci directed and starred in as a horror auteur confronted by a murder spree inspired by his work, was scripted by Antonio Tentori, one of CAT’S three screenwriters, and directed by Domiziano Cristopharo (RED KROKODIL). This time, the fright filmmaker at the center of the story is played by Frank LaLoggia, director of FEAR NO EVIL and LADY IN WHITE, and the cast also includes Antonella Salvucci, Halil Budakova, Poison Rouge and Tentori. According to NIGHTMARE SYMPHONY’s official synopsis, the film “focuses on a horror director who is struggling to complete his movie, while a series of gruesome murders happen all around him. Eventually he will be forced to face his worst and most terrifying nightmares.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).