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Popcorn (1991)

 -  Horror  -  1 February 1991 (USA)
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A "Leatherface" type murderer who wears other people's faces, kills at an all-night horrorthon at an old theatre put on by a bunch of film students. Maggie, the lead character, believes ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maggie
Tom Villard ...
Toby
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Suzanne (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Derek Rydall ...
Mark
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Bud
Elliott Hurst ...
Leon
Ivette Soler ...
Joannie
Freddie Simpson ...
Tina (as Freddie Marie Simpson)
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Cheryl
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Joy (as Karen Witter)
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Dr. Mnesyne
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Mr. Davis
Scott Thompson ...
Bearded Guy
Will Knickerbocker ...
Landlord / Warden
Ethan Ormsby ...
Two Headed Guy
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Storyline

A "Leatherface" type murderer who wears other people's faces, kills at an all-night horrorthon at an old theatre put on by a bunch of film students. Maggie, the lead character, believes it's really Lanyard Gates, a crazed film maker who killed his family live on stage, fifteen years ago. And now he's back to kill his daughter, Sara, who is believed to be really Maggie. Written by Jason Mechalek

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Possessor. Fifteen years ago, he murdered his family on stage and burned down the theater. Tonight... he's back for an encore! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Phantom of the Cinema  »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Gross:

$4,205,000 (USA)
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Company Credits

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Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "Dreamland Theatre" shown in the film is actually The Ward Theatre in Kingston, Jamaica. See more »

Goofs

When "Tina" ties up Bud in his wheelchair, she puts a belt around his body. The belt shifts/rotates around around his body between shots (you can tell by a patch on the belt, which moves around.) See more »

Quotes

Toby: Without memory, there can be no retribution.
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Connections

References Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
Performed by Ossie D and Stevie G
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Used by permission of Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc.
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Cheesy horror fun.
31 March 1999 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This actually was kind of a fun horror flick, as the Scream movies were. The best part in my opinion is the movies-within-a-movie the characters show at their sci-fi festival ... cheesy 50s stuff similar to what was done in Matinee.


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