Matinee (1993)

Matinee (1993)

1993 PG 99 Minutes

Comedy | Drama

A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props an...

Overall Rating

7 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • BarneyNuttall


    9 / 10
    If the 60s were a movie, this would be it. This comedy has a Spielburg element to it yet has an undeniable feeling of dread underneath, much like the characters feel in the film. Tapping into cold war paranoia, this film satirizes cinema and everything that surrounds it, from tacky gimmicks to nitpicking moviegoers. And, while the humour is hard-hitting, so are the moments of horror. For, while the Mant creature isn't the least bit scary, the threat of nuclear annihilation certainly is. Matinee is one of those wonderful films where you can just tell how much the director loves cinema. Now, be prepared to be shocked. To be thrilled. To be terrified!