Matinee (1993)

Director
Joe Dante

Main cast
John Goodman; Cathy Moriarty; Simon Fenton; Omri Katz; Lisa Jakub

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Family

Description
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 and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the B-movie.


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