RED SCREENING (2020) Preview of a cinema-based slasher from Uruguay


Red Screening is a 2020 Uruguayan-Argentinian slasher horror feature film in which a maniac is loose in an almost empty cinema. Original title: Al morir la Matinée [translation: “When the Matinee Died”]

Directed by Maximiliano Contenti (Neptunia; Muñeco viviente V) from a screenplay co-written with Manuel Facal, the movie stars Yuly Aramburu, Hugo Blandamuro, Daiana Carigi and Pedro Duarte.


Montevideo, 1993. During the screening of a horror film, a particularly suspicious man enters an unattended cinema. Ana, the projectionist’s daughter, is left in charge of the last feature, taking her father’s place only for that night. In the darkness of the cinema, spectators begin to fall into the hands of the madman. The manipulative murderer manages to make the cinema a dead end…

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Cast and characters:

Yuly Aramburu … Maria Julia
Hugo Blandamuro … Hugo
Daiana Carigi … Maite (Brooke Shields)
Pedro Duarte … Mauricio
Valeria Martínez Eguizabal … Mama de Diego
Lucas Fressero … Niño Jugando
Luciana Grasso … Ana
Ricardo Islas … Come Ojos
Vladimir Knazevs … Goni
Juan Carlos Lema … Viejo
Fernán Moliv … Policía
Patricia Porzio … Gabriela
Emanuel Sobré … Horacio
Julieta Spinelli … Anglea
Julio Troisi … Vilardebó

Technical details:

88 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2:35:1