Popcorn (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy, 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 overview, first billed only:
Tom Villard ...
Suzanne (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Derek Rydall ...
Elliott Hurst ...
Ivette Soler ...
Freddie Simpson ...
Tina (as Freddie Marie Simpson)
Joy (as Karen Witter)
Dr. Mnesyne
Mr. Davis
Scott Thompson ...
Bearded Guy
Will Knickerbocker ...
Landlord / Warden
Ethan Ormsby ...
Two Headed Guy


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


Buy a bag, go home in a box. See more »


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:


Box Office


$4,205,000 (USA)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


After three weeks of shooting, Amy O'Neill was replaced by Jill Schoelen. Schoelen has said that she did not have much interaction with the cast since many of the scenes had already been filmed with O'Neill and in most cases just needed to make quick re-shoots with Schoelen. See more »


When The Possessor puts a mask of Toby on, in front of Maggie, he then takes it off and puts it on a metal tray. He then takes a second mask and puts it on. then, when he goes to put the second mask down, the mask of Toby, which he left on the tray, is now placed on a foam dummy head. See more »


Leon: I look like a fucking sno-cone!
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References Back from the Dead (1957) See more »


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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A good time classic
1 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of my old favorite horror flicks, I remember renting this when it first came out, and I loved it since then!

The storyline of this movie is so classic and original, but thats what it made it so great!

I was a little shocked to read that Toby (Tom Villard) had passed away, I had no idea, he was one of my favorite movie psychos, and I was wondering if he'd be in any other movies...R.I.P Tom Villard.

If you haven't seen this movie, rent it now! Or since its been released on DVD, pick it up! remember, "Buy a bag, go home in a box." !

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