On this episode of “New Horror Express”, we talk with Uruguayan filmmaker Maximiliano Contenti about his latest film “Red Screening”.
THIS EPISODE: Maxi Contenti Interview (Red Screening)
NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/director Maximiliano Contenti about his latest feature Red Screening (AKA Al Morir La Matinee), a Uruguyan slasher which mixes the style of classic Giallos with knowing ’90s slashers to unique effect.
In the interview (beginning at 1:50), we talk to Maxi about how he got to shoot in the incredible old fashioned cinema that provides the film’s location, the variety of horror influences that went into making the movie, and the complex process of what was going to be the movie-within-the-movie (which, before you ask, is a real film). Also, he tells why he decided to set it in the ’90s and some of the complications they had with the film’s practical effects.
Elsewhere in the interview, Maxi tells us about why he decided to make his killer a “boogeyman” killer Ala Michael Myers, a bit about the film’s festival journey, and how he hopes to expand the Red Screening universe.
You can watch the trailer of Red Screening (AKA Al Morir La Matinee) here.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST
Host Scott Murphy (host of the Guilty Pleasures Podcast) chats to the best indie talent the horror genre has to offer. While the show typically focuses on indie directors, actors and writers are often a part of the conversation as well.
Murphy is a freelance journalist, reviewer and podcaster. He got into horror in his early teens and has not looked back since. As well as reviewing on New Horror Express, he currently writes reviews for The Wee Review and has previously written for Slimehouse TV, Subtitled Online and The 405. His favorite horror movie is The Shining, and his favorite horror novel is Interview with The Vampire
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