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Director:
Writers:
Mitchell Smith (story)
Alan Ormsby (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 February 1991 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Pay to get in, pray to get out. See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
An extra large helping of rather tasty, early 90s schlock. See more (49 total) »

Cast

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Jill Schoelen ... Maggie
Tom Villard ... Toby

Dee Wallace ... Suzanne (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Derek Rydall ... Mark

Malcolm Danare ... Bud
Elliott Hurst ... Leon
Ivette Soler ... Joannie
Freddie Simpson ... Tina (as Freddie Marie Simpson)

Kelly Jo Minter ... Cheryl

Karen Lorre ... Joy (as Karen Witter)

Ray Walston ... Dr. Mnesyne

Tony Roberts ... Mr. Davis
Scott Thompson ... Bearded Guy
Will Knickerbocker ... Landlord / Warden
Ethan Ormsby ... Two Headed Guy
Ben Stotes ... Hatchethead
Ken Ryan ... Radio Announcer
Matt Falls ... Lanyard Gates (as Mat Falls)
Cindy Tavares-Finson ... Gloria Gates
Giana Hanly ... Sarah Gates
Barry Jenner ... Lt. Bradley
Suzanne Hunt ... Dr. Latimer

Robert Dickman ... Skeeter
Thom Adcox-Hernandez ... Corky

Bruce Glover ... Vernon
Munair Zacca ... Doctor
Bobby Ghisays ... Judge
Lori Creevay ... Marge

Ed Amatrudo ... Boy Friend
George Ortuzar ... 1st Hood (as George O.)
Nico Bernuth ... 2nd Hood
Rohan Henry ... 3rd Hood
Maki Fame ... Lab Technician
Kimio Satoh ... Scientist
Fumito Naozaki ... Miner #1
Adam Ornsby ... Student in Theatre
Hikonori Washina ... Miner #2
Von B. von Lindenberg ... Student in Theatre (as Von Von Lindenberg)
April Harris ... Student in Theatre
Ray Garaza ... Student in Theatre
Mike Stephens ... Student in Theatre
Wayne Farnes ... Student in Theatre
Guy Christopher ... Student in Theater
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phillip V. Caruso ... Student in Theatre (uncredited)

Daniel Selby ... Student in Theater (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mark Herrier 
Alan Ormsby (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Mitchell Smith (story)

Alan Ormsby (screenplay) (as Tod Hackett)

Produced by
Ashok Amritraj .... producer
Howard Baldwin .... executive producer
Shaun Costello .... associate producer (as Warren Evans)
Gary Goch .... producer
Karl Hendrickson .... executive producer
Howard Hurst .... executive producer
Sophie Hurst .... co-producer
Torben Johnke .... producer
Bob Clark .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul Zaza  (as Paul J. Zaza)
 
Cinematography by
Ronnie Taylor 
 
Film Editing by
Stan Cole 
 
Casting by
Joseph D'Agosta 
 
Production Design by
Peter Murton 
 
Art Direction by
John Myhre 
 
Set Decoration by
Jerri Thrasher (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Heidi Kaczenski  (as Heidi Kaezenski)
 
Makeup Department
G. Elliott .... assistant hair stylist
Matt Falls .... special makeup effects artist (as Mat Falls)
Timothy Huizing .... special makeup effects artist (as Tim Huizing)
Myrna Laughton .... assistant hair stylist
Judy Murdock .... makeup artist (as Judy Murdoch)
Teri Rattray-Wright .... makeup assistant (as Terri Ratray-Wright)
Maxine Rennes-Gunderson .... hair stylist (as Maxine Rennes)
Wayne Toth .... special makeup effects artist
Robert Clark .... special makeup effects supervisor: Roark Productions (uncredited)
Carmen Dodaro .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Mary Sue Heron .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Tim Turner .... special makeup effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Candy Cazau .... production supervisor (as Candi Cazau)
Suzanne Colvin .... post-production manager
Bob Hicks .... post-production manager
Natalie Thompson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Dupont .... first assistant director
Frank Kostenko Jr. .... assistant director: second unit (as Frank Kostenko)
Franz Marzouca .... assistant director: second unit (as Frank Marzouca)
John Wildermuth .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Eyton Benjamin .... carpenter
Verbert Bryan .... carpenter
Virginia Burke .... graphic artist
James Edward Ferrell Jr. .... property master (as James Ferrell)
Carmen Franczyk .... art department assistant
Dominic Ghisays .... stand-by props
Jeff Ginn .... assistant art director (as Jeffrey Ginn)
Leroy Grant .... carpenter
John Hamilton .... art department assistant
Earl Irwing .... carpenter
Andrew Jackson .... carpenter
Chris Kenmay .... assistant set dresser
Aubrey Lewis .... carpenter
Terrence Marriott .... carpenter
Michael Mays .... carpenter
Ken Pattenden .... construction coordinator
Ewart Phipps .... carpenter
Daniel Richards .... carpenter
Franklyn Richards .... carpenter
Henry Rocks .... assistant set dresser
Hugh Scaife .... set dresser
Machado Smith .... carpenter
Louisa M. Towes .... assistant set dresser
Maxine Walters .... prop buyer
Mark Wilkinson .... carpenter
Peter Wilkinson .... construction captain
Noel Williams .... carpenter
Tom Wilkinson .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Beck .... assistant sound editor
Terry Burke .... foley artist
Ty Church .... boom operator
David Cole .... assistant sound editor
Steven Cole .... sound effects editor
John Gare .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Gingras .... assistant sound editor
Janice Ierulli .... adr editor (as Janice Hannigan-Ierulli)
Barry Jones .... sound mixer
Oscar Lawson .... sound recordist
Melodie Long .... dialogue editor
Michael O'Farrell .... supervising sound editor
Bryan Day .... sound (uncredited)
Jesse Mestas .... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
Don White .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Paul Bryan .... special effects assistant
Frank C. Carere .... special effects (as Frank Carere)
Robert Clark .... special effects makeup supervisor (as Bob Clark)
Michael Douglas .... special effects assistant
Warren Dunn .... sculptor
Georgio Ferrari .... special effects supervisor
Carl Lesley .... chief moldmaker
Clovis Nielson .... special effects assistant (as Clovis Nelson)
Earl Reid .... special effects assistant
Steve Schnier .... special effects animator
Mike Tullock .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Milton Olshin .... process supervisor
John Furniotis .... special optical effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunts (as Richard Butler)
Mike Johnson .... stunts
Derek Rydall .... stunts
James Winburn .... stunts (as James B. Winburn)
Shane Cardwell .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chic Anstiss .... camera operator (as Chick Anstiss)
Chris Browne .... second assistant camera (as Christopher Browne)
Leslie Burnett .... grip
Earl Campbell .... electrician
Jon Cassar .... camera operator
Ray Edwards .... second assistant camera
Chris Faulkner .... key grip
David Fisher .... gaffer
Roy Fletcher .... electrician
Steve Foster .... gaffer
Silbert Francis .... electrician
John Harris .... director of photography: second unit
Richard Lannaman .... camera operator: second unit (as Richard Lanaman)
Roderick 'Sprinter' Levy .... best boy grip (as Roderick Levy)
Norman Marsh .... cableman: camera
Alvin Marton .... electrician
Raymond Plummer .... electrician
Dwight O. Ramsey .... assistant camera: second unit (as Dwight Ramsay)
Peter Roper .... electrician
Lenford Roye .... grip (as Linford Roye)
Thom Ryan .... first assistant camera
Alfred Steele .... grip
Clive Thompson .... grip
Ian Thompson .... electrician
Royburn 'Sugar' Thompson .... grip
Clendon Turner .... electrician
Leon Virgo .... electrician
Jimmy Walters .... key grip
Ogilvie Watson .... grip
Keith Wheeler .... best boy electric
Ralston Williams .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Cecile S. Burrowes .... casting: Jamaica (as Cecille Burrowes)
Donna DeSeta .... casting: New York
Dee Miller .... casting: Miami
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Zoja Bergam .... wardrobe assistant (as Zoya Bergman)
Marcia Buchanan .... wardrobe assistant
Roxroy Dinham .... wardrobe assistant (as Roxroy Denham)
Ruth Francis .... wardrobe assistant
Deborah Latham .... wardrobe supervisor
Elizabeth Thompson .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Viktoria Cseh-McCormick .... assistant editor (as Viktoria Cseh)
Peter Riley .... assistant editor
John Meakin .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gerry Belnavis .... transportation manager
Merrick Reid .... transportation captain
Mike Sobeck .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Lori-Ann Carmichael .... catering supervisor
Candy Cazau .... publicist (as Candi Cazau)
Dennis Chen .... controller: Movie Partners
Bruce Chung .... controller: Century Films
Doreen Davis .... production accountant (as Doreen Kroft Davis)
Claudia Dunlop .... production coordinator
Mignon Ghisays .... assistant: Torben Johnke
Lisa Katcher .... script supervisor
Michael London .... production assistant
Sally Porteous .... location manager
Sarah Shields .... set production assistant
Coleen Snyder .... production accountant
Mary Wells .... assistant script supervisor
Michelle Williams .... assistant accountant
Maggie Craig .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Melanie Ghisays .... assistant: executive (uncredited)
Fran Solomon .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Debbie Wilkinson .... assistant: Mr. Marks (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Phantom of the Cinema" - USA (festival title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, and some language
Runtime:
91 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character of "Lanvard Gates" was very loosely inspired by eccentric Brazilian filmmaker José Mojica Marins.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Toby:Without memory, there can be no retribution.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "George of the Jungle" (1967)See more »
Soundtrack:
SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIESSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
An extra large helping of rather tasty, early 90s schlock., 2 October 2008
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

When a group of film students need to raise some cash, they organise a horror movie festival at a run-down theatre, offering fright-fans a selection of old monster movies—complete with their original promotional gimmicks! As a packed house enjoys a triple bill of hokey trash (fictional B-movies 'Mosquito', 'The Amazing Electrified Man' and 'The Stench'), a disfigured killer proceeds to use the movies' gimmicks to bump off the students, whilst wearing a variety of latex masks to deceive his victims.

Popcorn is exactly like its title suggests: a light-hearted, teen-centric, and not-to-be-taken-too-seriously popcorn movie. Although this means it is fairly light on the gore (and features absolutely no nudity), with its pretty nifty horror-film-themed script (that any fan of the genre should get a kick out of), some fine make-up effects, and a genuine sense of fun, this early 90s offering proves to be great escapism for its duration (plus, I'm a sucker for a gorgeous brunette in peril, so the film automatically scores points with me for starring the lovely Jill Schoelen as its helpless female in distress).

The screenplay, by talented genre scribe Alan Ormsby definitely shows that the man knows his stuff when it comes to schlock horror, with the three films-within-the-film taking plenty of good natured swipes at the clichés and conventions of the genre. The cast all give spirited performances, with Dee Wallace-Stone racking up another solid horror film credit, Tom Villard giving a particularly memorable performance as goofy film fan Toby, and the always impressive Ray Walston appearing in a short but welcome cameo.

Occasionally the film gets a little too daft for its own good (the running gag where the hero continually gets hurt soon becomes tiresome), and the ending seems to rattle on forever, but there's easily enough fun stuff in this one to make it worth checking out.

7.5 out of 10, rounded up to 8 for IMDb.

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