Writer: Nicholas Tana (Screenplay)
Starring: Nicholas Tana, Doug Jones, Michael Berryman, Nina Hartley, Dale Midkiff, Adrienne Barbeau, Barbara Nedeljakova, Ashley C Williams, Nina Kate
Plot: Hell’s Kitty is a comedy horror series based on the true life events of Nick, a Hollywood writer, and Angel, his possessed and very possessive pussycat.
Runtime: 1 Hour 38 Minutes
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Verdict: Paying Respects to Horror
Story: Hell’s Kitty starts as we meet screenwriter Nick (Tana) that lives with his cat Angel, he hasn’t had work in a while and struggles to find a woman, with his latest date ending badly when Angel attacks the woman.
Searching for help he starts seeing psychologist Dr Laurie Strodes (Kate) and along with his neighbour Adam, the three must come to the bottom of whether the cat is evil or Nick is losing his mind.
Thoughts on Hell’s Kitty
Characters – Nick is an everyday struggling screenwriter, he lives with his cat and struggles to get into a relationship, when he tries he ends up needing to cover up the cat’s kills as she doesn’t want him to see other people. As the bodies pile up and the different resources come up short, we learn more about the truth behind the problems in Nick’s life. We get a host of supporting characters here, we have the neighbour who loves horror, the psychologist, the priests and many others each referencing’s a different horror movie.
Performances – Nick is in the leading role of the film, he does a good job with his reaction and storytelling, the cameo like performances from the icons of horror are good throughout the film, this does help with the comedy too.
Story – The story puts us in a world where one man finds his life being thrown upside down by his cat that is killing people that she sees being friends with Nick. The idea is farfetched, but this is movie right? This plays into horror moments which are references from previous horror movies which is fine and gives us an acceptance to this story being tongue in cheek.
Comedy/Horror – If you are a horror fan, you will get the comedy references going on the film, most hit, but it does takeaway from the horror limits in the film.
Settings – The film is set in the apartment of Nick’s which works because it shows the different people that comes into the life that could become the next victim.
Special Effects – The practical effects are done really well, it is the moments that require CGI that show the budget of the movie.
Final Thoughts – This is a good horror that does pay a lot of respect to horror movies of the past, we have a story that works in the horror comedy genre only and it will keep you guessing.
Overall: Horror fans will get a kick out of this.