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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

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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 »

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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  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$4,205,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The reason that the teenagers listen only to reggae music is that this film was actually shot in 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

Leon: I look like a fucking sno-cone!
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Connections

Referenced in The Killing Floor (2007) 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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Forgettable yet competent.
23 April 2011 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I've always been kind of surprised that people find this movie remarkable in any way. Maybe the problem is that I was already getting tired of movie psychopaths, serial killers, and the whole slasher formula by this point, and having yet another entry in that crowded scene kind of bored me. This one was admittedly a bit smarter and wittier than the competition, but that just wasn't enough to win me over. You'd have the be a hell of lot wittier and smarter than this to win me over, and very, very few slasher films have done so, since the 1980s (when the genre was already in decline, thanks to a glut of low budget sequels).

I probably should mention that some people consider it a cult classic, so maybe you'll like it better than I did, but I can't really recommend it. If you'd really like to see a really good slasher movie, I'd suggest Halloween (the John Carpenter original), Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, or Man Bites Dog.


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