Be My Cat: A Film for Anne is Romania’s first found footage horror film. the Anne in question is Anne Hathaway and director Adrien Tofei plays an aspiring filmmaker who is obsessed with the actor in her role of Catwoman from The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Adrien enlists three local actresses to join him at a cheap hotel to take part in an English language movie that will demonstrate to Hathaway his love for her and make working with him irresistable. Tell you what, if I were Hathaway I’d be bloody worried since Adrien’s prop budget only extends to a tacky DIY Catwoman costume, a bottle of chloroform, some rope and a very sharp knife as he channels his inner Norman Bates.
Be My Cat: A Film for Anne manages to crawl right under your skin blurring the lines between your perception of fact and fiction, and as such makes for some uncomfortable viewing. Adrien is totally believable as the at first awkward and seemingly naive Hathaway fan who turns into a right psychopathic monster as the film gathers momentum. Unlike many other handheld genre movies it never reaches the point where it appears to be anything other than handheld camcorder footage and is all the more chilling for that, despite a bit of drag at the film’s commencement.
Human monsters are always the scariest 555/666
Be My Cat: A Film for Anne is out now on Vimeo on Demand.