The Last Matinee had me thinking of how we experience a horror film in theaters. The larger-than-life screen makes sure you don’t miss out on any detail. The blaring speakers surrounding you enhance every footstep and rustling noise. The unsettling mood of the audience as they prepare for the impending jump scare. But the interesting thing about being in a room with a large audience is that sometimes your cinematic experience becomes very intimate. Almost creating a bubble where you don’t notice everyone else. So would you even notice if the people around you slowly started disappearing?
Dark Star Pictures and Bloody Disgusting this week have released, The Last Matinee. This is a South American horror film that really pays homage to the Giallo and slasher subgenres. Being made with a hyper-realistic approach it was made by filmmaker Maxi Contenti as a sort of a horror rollercoaster ride. The Last Matinee stars Luciana Grasso, Ricardo Islas, Julieta Spinelli, Franco Duran, and Pedro Duarte.
Here is the synopsis for The Last Matinee
The audience attending the last showing of a horror film in a small downtown cinema are terrorized by a murderer who begins to pick them off, one by one. The only person to notice that something strange is going on is the projectionist’s daughter.
With the release of The Last Matinee this week On Demand, Digital, and DVD, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez talked with Ricardo Islas. He plays the role of the killer in the film. During our conversation, we get to talk about how he plays a killer. He also tells us about the practical effects that they used for the film. It’s very good insight for horror fans! Check it out down below!
The Last Matinee is available now On Demand, Digital, and DVD.