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Popcorn (1991)

A master of disguise deranged killer begins killing off the college students who are organizing a horror-movie marathon in an abandoned theater.

Directors:

Mark Herrier, Alan Ormsby (uncredited)

Writers:

Mitchell Smith (story), Alan Ormsby (screenplay) (as Tod Hackett)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Scott Thompson ... Bearded Guy
Will Knickerbocker 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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The reason that the teenagers listen only to reggae music is that this film was actually shot in Jamaica. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the scene where Dreamland is open, there is a shot of Maggie serving a man dressed as an alien. In the first shot, the man gives Maggie his money and his hand is bare. In the following shot he has a green alien glove on. See more »

Quotes

Toby: Without memory, there can be no retribution.
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Connections

References Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

SCARY SCARY MOVIES
Performed by Ossie D and Stevie G
Composed by Ossie D and Stevie G
Lyrics by Alan Ormsby (as Tod Hackett), Paul Zaza (as Paul J. Zaza) and Yvonne Murray
Published by Movie Partners Inc.
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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phantom of the Cinema See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,563,365, 3 February 1991

Gross USA:

$4,205,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,205,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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