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Red Screening (2020)

Al morir la matinée (original title)
It's a soaking wet day with rain pouring down and one of the best hings to do is to go seek refuge in a great old cinema. There's only a problem: A scary murderer is on the loose and he also has taken refuge there.


Maximiliano Contenti (screenplay collaboration), Manuel Facal
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Credited cast:
Luciana Grasso Luciana Grasso ... Ana
Ricardo Islas Ricardo Islas ... Come Ojos
Julieta Spinelli Julieta Spinelli ... Anglea
Franco Duran Franco Duran ... Tomas
Pedro Duarte Pedro Duarte ... Mauricio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuly Aramburu Yuly Aramburu ... Maria Julia
Hugo Blandamuro Hugo Blandamuro ... Hugo
Daiana Carigi Daiana Carigi ... Maite (Brooke Shields)
Valeria Martínez Eguizabal Valeria Martínez Eguizabal ... Mama de Diego
Lucas Fressero Lucas Fressero ... Niño Jugando
Vladimir Knazevs Vladimir Knazevs ... Goni
Juan Carlos Lema Juan Carlos Lema ... Viejo
Fernán Moliv Fernán Moliv ... Policía
Patricia Porzio Patricia Porzio ... Gabriela
Emanuel Sobré Emanuel Sobré ... Horacio


It's a soaking wet day with rain pouring down and one of the best hings to do is to go seek refuge in a great old cinema. There's only a problem: A scary murderer is on the loose and he also has taken refuge there.

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The actor who plays the killer (Ricardo Islas) in the movie is the director of the movie that is being screened at the cinema (Frankenstein Day of the Beast). See more »


References Anguish (1987) See more »

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Tribute to the giallo and the slasher
21 December 2020 | by danyburSee all my reviews

The action takes place in 1993 (decade of the movie Scream). Rainy night at the Montevideo Opera Cinema. A few spectators enter the large movie theater to see a Frankenstein movie at the evening performance, while the film is screened by the young daughter of the projector. But in the room there is a psychopath who will assassinate them ...

When the matinee dies is a film-tribute to the Italian giallo and his successor, the slasher. Personally, I confess that neither of the two (especially the second) convinced me as a "horror" cinema. The slasher repeats the formula of a serial killer with a sharp object and gruesome murders (with a lot of gore), with generally young victims and in some sexual or drug process, a "final girl", a heroine who faces the monster and a dose of self-awareness shared by your viewers. But his main problem for me is the poor psychological development of all his characters (including the murderer). While every genre film follows certain rules, in this one in particular, everything becomes (to me) very predictable.

The film by the Uruguayan Maximiliano Contenti has some successes and certain limitations that in this genre one does not know whether to attribute them to the genre or to the inexperience (for example, the performances).

At all times there is a certain parallelism between the film being projected and what is happening in the room. After a somewhat routine and static first part, when the action is concentrated on a group of characters, the empathy works better and the interest in the plot is consolidated, interest reinforced by the increasing truculence of the scenes and a murderer who charges more entity. Some shots are very successful (with tributes to the red giallo) and the murders deserve special mention, with a very analog and real gore.

In short, a film that lovers of the genre will surely enjoy and with an effective dose of gore.

It competed at the Mar del Plata Festival and was broadcast on cinearplay.

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