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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Hell's Kitty (2018)



Director: Nicholas Tana
Cast: Nicholas Tana, Adam Rucho, Adrienne Barbeau
Production Company: Smart Media
Runtime: 98 minutes

Cats have been associated with the supernatural for thousands of years. They were revered by ancient Egyptians and condemned by religious leaders during the Middle Ages. Hell's Kitty (2018) plays on our fear of kitties, and delivers a comedic look at a possessed pussy...

In the movie, Nick (Nicholas Tana) has a cat that is possessed by an evil spirit. His female friends and lovers are often attacked by the fiendish feline. Does the animal require an exorcism, or are there even more wicked forces at play?


Hell's Kitty was originally a successful web series. The 17 existing episodes have now been collected into a full-length feature film. Something similar happened with Woke Up Dead (2009) a while back. In fact, these films both share a similar tone.

This movie is loaded with cameos by horror legends! I normally only mention a few actors in each of my reviews, but this one is a little on the special side. Here's a mind-blowing list instead...


Adrienne Barbeau from The Fog (1980)
Sara Barrett from Terror Firmer (1999)
Michael Berryman from The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Conni Marie Brazelton from The People Under The Stairs (1991)
Creep Creepersin from Vampire Boys (2011)
Victoria De Mare from Dracula in a Women's Prison (2017)
Elissa Dowling from We Are Still Here (2015)
Augie Duke from Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)
Tiffani Fest from Krampus: The Devil Returns (2016)
John Franklin from The Addams Family (1991)
Courtney Gains from The Children of The Corn (1984)
Nina Hartley from Dude Bro Party Massacre III (2015)
Megan Hensley from The Crazies (2010)
Doug Jones from The Bye Bye Man (2017)
Nina Kate from Snake Club: Revenge of the Snake Woman (2013)
Lynn Lowry from Cat People (1982)
Kelli Maroni from Night of The Comet (1984)
Alice Macdonald from Contracted (2013)
Lee Meriwether from Batman: The Movie (1966)
Dale Midkiff from Pet Sematary (1989)
Barbara Nedeljakova from Hostel (2005)
Bill Oberst Jr. from Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012)
Natalie Popovich from Macabre Theatre Halloween Special (2009)
Monica Ramon from Nude Nuns with Big Guns (2010)
Robert Rhine from Parasites (2016)
Melanie Robel from Bikini Monsters (2010)
Chanel Ryan from Circus of the Dead (2014)
Julianne Tura from Chupacabra Territory (2016)
Max Wasa from House of Manson (2014)
Kristin West from The Litch (2017)
Ashley C. Williams from The Human Centipede (2009)
Jennifer Woods from Witchcraft 15: Blood Rose (2016)
Lisa Younger from Cold Creepy Feeling (2010)


The movie also pays tribute to other horror films including Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988), Psycho (1960), Paranormal Activity (2007), Inferno (1980), and The Exorcist (1973). The cameos and references all work together to make you feel embraced by the genre.

The film's theme is hilarious and hard to get out of your head. The movie is funny right from the start, and there are a lot of gags along the way. It's rare to find a movie that will likely please fans of horror, comedy, and animals too!


The movie is beautifully edited by Gustavo Sampaio, who also worked on Den of Darkness (2016). All the former episodes came together nicely to create a single unit. If you're looking for a few laughs, some supernatural scares, and an authentic reverence for scary movies, check out Hell's Kitty...

- John Migliore

For more information on the film, check out the links below...