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Popcorn (1991)

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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 ...
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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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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  »

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Box Office

Gross:

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

Some of the movies advertised in the theatre lobby are The Tingler (1959), The Incredible Melting Man (1977) and Sólo con tu pareja (1991). See more »

Goofs

When the letters fly off of the movie theater, and land around Suzanne, only a "Y" flies off in the first shot. When it goes back to the movie theater sign, a lot more letters are missing. In addition, the "P" from the word 'Plus' is missing in one shot, but in the next shot they do a close-up of the "P" flying off, even though it was previously missing. See more »

Quotes

Leon: I look like a fucking sno-cone!
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References Bloodsucking Freaks (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

POCOMANIA DAYS
Performed by Lloyd Lovindeer and Chalice
Pusblished by Love Stone Music
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Not-bad

Popcorn (1991) Jill Schoelen, Tom Villard, Dee Wallace Stone, Derek Rydall, Malcolm Danare, Elliot Hurst, Ivette Solver, Freddie Simpson, Kelly Jo Minter, D: Mark Herrier. California student Schoelen has dreams that are unknowingly shown on a horror movie, and soon a psycho wearing human flesh starts offing her fellow group of film students putting on a film festival at an old movie house. Herrier had some fun with this little horror-comedy that's a must for genre devotees, but the execution is poorly routine. Owns every horror factor, including horror-movie vet Stone, except the promotional gimmick (i.e.: Aroma-o-rama, 3-D, or Shock-o-vision). Running Time: 92 minutes and rated R for horror violence and some language. ** ½


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