Be My Cat: A Film for Anne Reviews

Dread Central Top 5 Best Horror Movies of 2016 / The Found Footage Flicks that Will Restore Your Belief in Found Footage4 stars review Be My Cat takes meta-filmmaking to mind-bending levels and plays out like an arthouse snuff film. Simply calling it unique is an understatement. What we have here is potentially revolutionary and, like the most impactful examples of uncompromising art, potentially dangerous. The line between fact and fiction has never been so terrifyingly and brilliantly blurred.”

Austin ChronicleBizarre Romanian horror brings insane spark to found footage (Fresh RT review) – “Terrifying! A jaw-dropping character study of a murderer, made all the more grueling and transfixing because of Țofei’s performance. Adrian (the character) is as unlikely a killer as Norman Bates, but that’s what makes him so terrifying. This is emotional extreme horror, but you won’t be able to look away. Adrian Țofei’s pointed decision to avoid overt gore, instead concentrating on the interactions, makes the film something akin to a modern Peeping Tom!”

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Artsploitation – “The movie’s strength is its originality in creating a very real world and Adrian Țofei in the lead as the most believable movie psychopath since Norman Bates!”

A Night of Horror festival review – “The most revolutionary addition to the found footage genre since The Blair Witch Project and infinitely more convincing and frightening.”

28 Days Later Analysis – Be My Cat Takes a Swipe at Hollywood in this Disturbing Found Footage Masterpiece – “The authenticity comes from exceptionally strong performances by an excellent cast. Sonia Teodoriu, Florentina Hariton, Alexandra Stroe and Adrian Țofei are so convincing that, at times, it’s uncomfortable to watch.”

Audiences Everywhere The 50 Best Horror Movies of the 2000s / Top 10 Best Horror Films of 2015 / Be My Cat: A Film for Anne is Dangerous and Progressive – “The film is fascinating, challenging and essential for the evolution of found footage horror. Adrian Țofei is an excitingly dangerous filmmaker and we should all be eager and a little afraid to see what he does next.”

The Movie SleuthTop 10 Indie Horror Picks of 2017 – “A brilliant character study and portrayal of a sociopathic individual that is on the same level of the characters featured in Psycho, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, and Angst. With one of the most frightening and realistic psychopaths ever put to film, this highly disturbing piece of filmmaking has to be considered one of the very best and one of the most realistic found footage movies ever made.”

Found Footage Critic Top 5 Found Footage Films of 20169.7/10 review  – “A near perfect horror/thriller found footage film that sets itself apart in acting, cinematography, plot, tone, execution and production value. Found footage fan or not, this is a film you won’t want to miss! The acting of Adrian Țofei and the three supporting cast, Sonia Teodoriu, Florentina Hariton and Alexandra Stroe, is nothing short of exceptional, resulting in a genuineness that I have yet to encounter in any other found footage film to date.”

Little White LiesDiscover the stomach-turning horrors of this Anne Hathaway baiting thriller (Fresh RT review) – “Be My Cat: A Film for Anne is a prime example of meta-cinema, endlessly blurring the line between behind-the-scenes reality and onscreen fantasy, between documentary and fiction, while also repeatedly commenting on the process of its own making. The results are an unnerving study in cinephilia and erotomania, falling somewhere between Rémy Belvaux’s Man Bites Dog and Patrick Brice’s Creep.

Horror Freak NewsTop 15 Best Horror Movies of 2016 / Top 15 Incredible Recent Horror Movies You Probably Missed – “[Be My Cat] always makes my personal list of the most disturbing films ever made. In my opinion, the line between fiction and reality has never been more skillfully (and terrifyingly) blurred. I genuinely felt concern for the actresses in the film; I kept telling myself ‘It’s only a movie’ but there’s an unshakable authenticity to Be My Cat that all disbelief is eradicated. Adrian Tofei excels as one of the most convincing movie psychopaths since Norman Bates.”

Addicted to Horror MoviesThe 16 Best Horror Films of 2016 / ‘Be My Cat: A Film for Anne’ Is a Rare Original Horror Movie (4.5 stars review) – “This is the rare original horror film that fans scream for. If you’re here, and you’re a horror nut like most of us, this should only beg the question: Why the hell have I not seen this movie?”

That Moment InTop 10 Independent Films of 20174.5 stars review – “The film is so strikingly authentic, it could serve as a model for study. Adrian Țofei succeeds in redefining the genre, or at least the possibilities, making what amounts to be the most legitimate use of found footage yet.”

Lloyd Kaufman & Troma – “A new masterpiece in horror!

Mondo Exploito – 4.5 stars review  – “This is a film that totally transcends the trappings of the found footage sub-genre to create a truly unique experience that will be talked about for years to come. Adrian Țofei’s performance is incredible. He swings from jovial goof to unsettling sicko – at once terrifying and oddly charming. His three victims are also wonderful. Sonia Teodoriu, Florentina Hariton and Alexandra Stroe are all shockingly good and there is not one false moment in their screen time.”

CinehouseA Terrifying Romanian Horror Film – “What Adrian Țofei has done here is nothing short of a nasty little cinematic miracle, the ultimate common-or-garden-psychopath-stalking-a-celebrity-female film. He created a found-footage film that’s so real, you’re actually left wondering if what you’re watching actually is real. His acting is so natural and just so goddamned good, it’s like we’re seeing fact, not fiction, on the screen in front of us.”

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Cinema Slasher – review – “Be My Cat is an impressive debut for Adrian Țofei and puts his name firmly on the list of upcoming filmmakers to keep an eye out for. He also feels so frighteningly natural as the character that it’s almost as if he isn’t acting at all. It’s an incredible performance that honestly carries the film.”

Reel Bloody Reviews – Bob’s Review (109 min cut) – “I was blown away!  It seemed so real and that is a testament to the directing and acting. Adrian Țofei’s performance was second to none and that is true for all three females, Sonia Teodoriu, Florentina Hariton and Alexandra Stroe.”

Flickering Mythreview – “Adrian Țofei’s acting is excellent throughout. He is terrifying to watch, keeping you on your toes throughout, constantly guessing as to what he’ll try next. Easily one of the creepiest performances I’ve seen in quite some time, only growing more disturbing as the film progresses.”

Film InquiryFresh RT review – “Close To Purr-Fect Found-Footage Satire

The Movie Waffler4 stars review – “A great addition to the found footage genre! Effective and unique, it stayed with me for quite some time after I saw it. Whatever Tofei chooses to make next, I will be watching out for it.”

Father Son Holly Gore4 stars review – “Can’t recommend this film enough! Tofei has done something here that’s on the verge of greatness.”

Cleveland Movie Blog – 3/4 stars review – “Perhaps technically one of the most convincing found footage movies in years, the film has a genuinely frightening, snuff-like quality, reminiscent of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

The Rotting Zombie3.5 stars review – “Be My Cat is a fantastic found footage film, with some fantastic acting, even better than Creep!

13th Floor3.5 stars review – “Every actress playing victim in Be My Cat did so to such a convincing degree that we were left feeling a touch of concern, but it was Adrian Tofei’s authentic performance that sent us over the edge, spiraling down a quick decent into inescapable madness. I couldn’t help but feel some concern for Anne Hathaway’s well being. Saying Adrian Tofei’s character is powerfully convincing is an understatement; he is the driving force and spirit of the film.”

The Overlook Theatre3.5 stars review – “Easily the best cast in any found footage movie I’ve seen! Be My Cat is a true found footage treasure.

Hunter Waynefan review – “One of my friends almost called the cops cause he just couldn’t figure it out whether or not Be My Cat was actual footage with these fucked up things happening! No other thing I’ve seen had that sort of effect!”