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Popcorn (1991)

A murderer begins killing off teenagers at a horrorthon they have organized in an abandoned theater.

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Writers:

(story), (screenplay) (as Tod Hackett)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maggie
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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

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Taglines:

Pay to get in, pray to get out. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | 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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Trivia

First feature film for Movie Partners. 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

References The Tingler (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

POCOMANIA DAYS
Performed by Lloyd Lovindeer and Chalice
Pusblished by Love Stone Music
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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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