Los Angeles-based Dark Star Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to THE LAST MATINEE as part of its ongoing and exciting collaboration with horror leader Bloody Disgusting. Dark Star and Bloody Disgusting plan a theatrical release for THE LAST MATINEE early this summer with the on demand, digital and DVD release to follow in August.
Written and directed by Maxi Contenti (Muñeco viviente V, Neptunia), the film stars Luciana Grasso (El Secreto de Julia), Ricardo Islas (El Que No Corre Vuela, Bailiwick), Julieta Spinelli, Franco Duran and Pedro Duarte.
“I’m very happy to be part of the Dark Star Pictures roster, and super excited to present my movie to the North American audiences,” said director/writer Maxi Contenti. “I hope they’ll enjoy the blood dripping screenings of The Last Matinee.”
In 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.
Making its world premiere at Sitges Film Festival last summer, THE LAST MATINEE will be making its rounds at Panic Fest and Cleveland International Film Festival later this month. The film will also make its Canadian debut at the Calgary Underground Film Festival.
Earlier this year, Dark Star Pictures and Bloody Disgusting partnered on its first acquisition on the acclaimed backwoods horror film, Honeydew, starring Sawyer Spielberg in his feature acting debut. Most recently, Dark Star Pictures and Bloody Disgusting announced the acquisition of the festival midnighter Dementia Part II, which will be released in theaters later this spring with the on demand, digital and DVD release to follow this summer.
Dark Star Pictures President Michael Repsch negotiated the deal with Matteo Lovadina from Reel Suspects on behalf of the filmmakers.
ABOUT DARK STAR PICTURES
Dark Star Pictures is a new-age North American distribution company, focused on bringing unique and targeted content to audiences across the country. We are committed to releasing auteur-driven, original cinema in the theatrical, digital and home video space. Our goal is to create original marketing campaigns directly catered to audiences who will embrace our brand of thought-provoking cinema. Dark Star also services distribution companies and producers in the theatrical, digital, and festival space.
ABOUT BLOODY DISGUSTING:
Bloody Disgusting is the world’s largest destination for horror fans with an audience of over 20MM dedicated fans. Trusted since 2001 as the first source for breaking and in-depth coverage of all things horror. The Chicago-based media company produces the award winning namesake website and mobile app, the fastest growing weekly show on YouTube “This Week in Horror”, with a social footprint of more than 2MM engaged fans and a podcast network featuring CREEPY, SCP, Boo Crew and Horror Queers, that saw almost 3MM downloads in October. Bloody Disgusting has also both produced and distributed films including the Sundance Film Festival hits V/H/S, V/H/S/2, and THE WOMAN, as well as the TIFF Midnight Madness breakout SOUTHBOUND. Bloody Disgusting has positioned itself as the most important place for producers of genre film, television, games, events and comics to connect with their fans.