Also known as Marilyn Monroe vs. The Vampires, Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1971 play Blood on the Cat's Neck is a savage satire of bourgeois manners and the bourgeois Comedy of Manners. One of Fassbinder's antiteater works, it suggests that knowledge of a human being - any human being - through language alone is impossible, and that perhaps theatre itself is pointless as a means of actually communicating real ideas about people. A madcap, hysterical farce of high and low humor that features horrible physical and psychic violence, cruelty, murder, unscrupulous business dealings, and lots and LOTS of blood. Yes, LOTS and LOTS of blood.