KILLER CAT, CAMP, & CATASTROPHE COME TO THE BRAM STOKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AT THE UK PREMIERE OF HELL’S KITTY IN WHITBY, ENGLAND, SUNDAY OCTOBER 30TH, 1:30PM
The 8th. annual Bram Stoker International Film Festival will screen in the historic town of Whitby, England, which inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula. A suitable venue for the world premiere of another horror figure with fangs, Angel, who makes her feature debut in the supernatural comedy thriller, Hell’s Kitty, about a possessed and possessive cat named Angel.
Hell’s Kitty is based on the Nicholas Tana’s real life experiences living with his cat. The humor of Hell’s Kitty is derived from horror and suspense combined with outlandish parodies of famous cult movies. The movie stars Angel and writer/director Nicholas Tana, acting alongside more iconic genre legends than any movie in history.
Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Dale Midkiff (Pet Sematary), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Doug Jones (Hellboy), Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn), John Franklin (The Addams Family), Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet), Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel), Lynn Lowry (Cat People), Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies), Lee Meriwether (Batman), and Nina Hartley (Boogie Nights), all make appearances in the movie. The film contains costume work by Charles Chiodo, best known for Killer Clowns From OuterSpace.
The jokes in Hell’s Kitty keep flying, literally. From fiery litter to fur balls of fire. Courtney Gains, best known as Malachai in The Children of the Corn, flees from the fiendish feline down a hallway laden with corn fields. Bill Oberst Jr., a staple in b-movie horror, plays a priest who uses the word “PETophile” to describe his love for animals. Even Ashley C. Williams from The Human Centipede, finds herself on all fours once again, in a threesome gone bad because of Angel, which involves the seductive Barbara Nedeljakova from the Hostel movies.
Hell’s Kitty was made using a very creative model new to indie filmmaking. Much of the footage from the original award winning series was recycled to make the feature. This extensive production required over five years, seven editors, and a dozen cinematographers. Over four hours of footage had to be edited down to ninety-eight minutes by Emmy Award winning CBS editor, Gustavo Sampaio.
“Hell’s Kitty is a tribute to Angel, who died shortly after completing production of the movie. It’s also a tribute to cats, camp, and everything supernatural,” says writer/director Nicholas Tana. The filmmakers visit England from Los Angeles by way of Russia, where they premiere their first feature documentary, Sticky: A (Self) Love Story. Hell’s Kitty is Nicholas Tana (Writer/Producer/Director) and Denise Acosta’s (Producer) second feature, and their first scripted narrative.
Hells Hath no fury like a feline scorned. For a taste of the killer cat action, WATCH THE TRAILER: