Two traveling bible salesmen who force their way into Nick’s apartment, only to be expelled by Nick’s possessed pussycat. Two mediums that try to help channel the spirit inside Nick’s cat.
Special GuestsCourtney Gains
Conni Marie Brazelton
The real star of Hell's Kitty, Angel has worked with more icons of horror than any cat in history; and is likely the only feline in history to have ever gotten away with scratching Lee Meriwether. A method actor, she does all her own stunts and insists on being paid in tuna and treats. She inspired the Hell's Kitty franchise, serving as Tana's muse; sitting on his lap when he wrote the scripts. Regretfully, Angel passed away July 18, 2015 the same day fires engulfed several trucks and cars on the California freeway. Her fiery spirit will always be remembered; she has left an indelible mark upon the body (literally), and soul, of everyone who has had the privilege of working with her.
Nicholas Tana writes, directs, produces and stars in Hell's Kitty alongside his cat Angel and a host of horror icons. He works as a freelance writer, director, and musician and has served as Associate Director for ESPN, before starting his own production company, Smart Media L.L.C., for which he has written, produced, and directed numerous commercials.
As a writer, he has won the Short & NEAT One Act Play Festival in 2000, as well as The Arts in The Park award in 2002. He has worked as a contributing writer for the fashion magazine 944 and the movie and entertainment magazine Moving Pictures. Amongst those Nicholas had the honor of interviewing were Oscar-nominated actor Nick Nolte; best selling author Ray Bradbury; Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S., his Royal Highness Said Tayeb Jawad; and legendary award winning director, Blake Edwards.
As a musician, he has played in both Europe and the United States. His music has appeared on ESPN's X-Games and several commercials. Nicholas is proficient in Spanish and Italian, and brings this international knowledge, culture, and experience to his projects. He's known for his ability to bust genres wide open with fresh new concepts, and takes an innovative approach to branding them in an original way.
Courtney Gains plays Mordicia in Hell's Kitty, an allusion to his character Malachai in the Stephen King story The Children of the Corn. He first achieved success during the 1980s with a variety of roles in films such Children of the Corn (1984), Back to the Future (1985), Can't Buy Me Love (1987), Colors (1988), The 'Burbs (1989) and Memphis Belle (1990). His most recent credits include Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Benny Bliss and the Disciples of Greatness (2009) (which he also produced), Faster (2010), L.A.Noir (video game) , _Field of Lost Shoes and Fun House Massacre.
In addition to his film work, Gains has guest-starred on several notable television shows including Seinfeld (1989), Monk (2002), In the Heat of the Night (1988), Tales from the Crypt (1989), ER (1994), JAG (1995), Nash Bridges (1996), Charmed (1998), Alias (2001), The Guardian (2001) (recurring role), My Name Is Earl (2005), Bones , The Middle, and Mini-Series Texas Rising.
Gains has also worked as and acting coach and a musician. He once performed live on stage with Phish and has a solo album. He release an EP with his band Ripple Street in 2013 and a Full LP is coming out in 2016.
With over 100 credits to his name in a wide variety of roles, Gains celebrates 30 + years in the film and television business.
John Franklin plays Isaiah in Hell's Kitty; his character is a parody of Stephen King's fictional characterIsaac Chroner from The Children of The Corn. He was born on June 16, 1959 in Blue Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA as John Paul Salapatek. He is an actor and writer, known for Children of the Corn (1984), Addams Family Values (1993) and The Addams Family (1991).
Lynn Lowry plays the medium in Hell's Kitty. Her role is fitting because she also portrayed Ruthi in the classic horror remake of Cat People. She was born in 1947 in Illinois, but raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She began acting professionally at age 17 in a theater called Shawnee Summer Stock Theater. She relocated to New York City in the late 1960s to pursue other acting jobs to support her young son. Her first movie role was a small part in The Battle of Love's Return (1971) which starred and was directed by Lloyd Kaufman, who later founded the "Troma" independent film company. Her next role was another small, uncredited part in I Drink Your Blood (1970). Her next movie, playing a dual role in Sugar Cookies (1973), which required her to act in the nude for the first time, got her sex appeal. Score (1974) came next which was a X-rated, soft-core, semi-documentary flick which brought on more sex appeal for Lowry's character. Her next role was one of her best in playing "Kathy", a neurotic character in George A. Romero's The Crazies (1973), an action-horror flick filmed in rural Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh. She then was cast for a recurring part in the TV series How to Survive a Marriage (1974). She was also cast for a part in David Cronenberg's horror flick Shivers (1975).
After another minor part in Fighting Mad (1976) and a few other movies, Lowry moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s where, after a slow start, she began acting in the local theater, and occasional movie roles. Most recently, she has been performing on stage as a singer in singing old folk songs and show tunes with her own band.
Kelli Maroney plays the gypsy Esmerelda in Hell's Kitty. She made her film debut as the 'Spirit Bunny' "Cindy Carr" in the teen comedy classic, \Fast Times at Ridgemont High\ (1982). Kelli achieved her greatest enduring cult popularity with her delightful turn as the endearingly spunky "Samantha" in the science-fiction end-of-the-world film,Night of the Comet (1984). She's especially memorable as the sweet, killer-robot slayer, "Alison Parks", in the entertaining romp, Chopping Mall (1986). As self-deprecating humor is one of her trademarks, she cheerfully pokes fun at her own previous B-movie starlet image. Kelli delivered a very strong and impressive portrayal of schizophrenic femme fatale, "Meredith (Merre) Lake", in the superior Showtime mystery thriller, Face Down (1997). Maroney acted in and co-produced the award-winning festival short, Sam and Mike (1999). She has made numerous TV guest star appearances and, most recently, appeared as a crazed TV evangelist in HBO's True Blood (2008). Los Angeles stage highlights include stripper "Brandy" in the long-running hit "Pink" at the Renegade Theater, taking over for Carrie-Anne Moss for the 1940s period piece, "Outward Bound", at the Hudson Backstage, and co-producing and appearing in "The Edge Of Allegiance", at the Met Theater. Kelli Maroney most recently was seen as homemaker "Grace" in the web series, "Rock & Roll Inc.", as "Janice", the stage mom-from-hell in the comedy Pop Star (2013), as the brave cougar, "Deputy Wilma Power", in the SyFy Channel's Gila! (2012) The Giant Monster."She has several projects in development as actor/producer, and lives in Hollywood with her soulmate Sasha, the wonder dog.
Conni Marie Brazelton
Conni Marie Brazelton plays a voodoo priestess who interviews with Nick for the job as a medium. Her appearance is only in the web-series and not in the feature film. She was born on June 28, 1955 in Waukegan, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for The People Under the Stairs (1991), ER (1994) and Soldier (1998).
Monica Ramon is a Spanish-American actress who first began appearing in film, television and stage productions in her native Spain in the mid-1990s. Her glamorous looks and style are evocative of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Robert Rhine plays a medium in the Hell's Kitty web-series, and apublisher in the movie, which was deliberate casting on the part of writer/director Nicholas Tana because Rhine is also the publisher of Girls and Corpses magazine. As an actor, Rhine portrayed Rod Serling on The Twilight Tower of Terror Ride directed by Joe Dante for Disney Orlando Florida. He is also an author. His best selling books include: "My Brain Escapes Me" (Sun Dog Press) and "Satan's 3-Ring Circus of Hell" (Asylum Press). His fiction has sold to over one hundred magazines and published anthologies, including the Bram Stoker award winning "Dark Delicacies"(Carroll & Graf) alongside Ray Bradbury and Clive Barker. R.S. Rhine has been a contributing writer for Heavy Metal, Cracked, National Lampoon and others. Rhine's first comic book, "Selected Readings From Satan's Powder Room" (Asylum Press) was followed up by a second helping titled "Chicken Soup For Satan." A third comic book, "Satan Gone Wild" led to Rhine's 280 page, color graphic novel "Satan's 3-Ring Circus of Hell." Forty-three of the top horror artists in the world (such as William Stout, Tim Vigil, Hilary Barta and Alan M. Clark) contributed to the book, illustrating R.S. Rhine's twisted tales. Rhine worked for a decade as a Unit Publicist for Universal Studios, TriStar/Columbia, Dreamworks and Imagine Entertainment on such features as: The Craft, Hush, Tremors, Problem Child, Double-Team, Mousehunt and Toy Soldiers. He's worked as an entertainment publicist, book publicist, film advertising copywriter, segment producer for PM Magazine and also worked for CNN.