Be My Cat Reviews

Reviews for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne:

  • Dread Central Top 5 Best Horror Movies of 20164 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 – “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!”
  • 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 – “The most revolutionary addition to the found footage genre since The Blair Witch Project and infinitely more convincing and frightening.”
  • 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 – “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.
  • Mondo Exploito – 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Hamilton Film Festival – “Adrian Țofei gives a haunting performance that will leave you questioning what is real and what is fiction.”