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Popcorn (1991)

A murderer begins killing off teenagers at a horror movie marathon they have organized 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

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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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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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Trivia

First feature film for Movie Partners. See more »

Goofs

Just before Suzanne tries to talk Maggie out of going to the horrorthon, she walks over from the porch doors, which are shut. But near the end of this scene, when Suzanne walks over to answer the phone, one of the porch doors is now open. See more »

Quotes

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

References Return from Witch Mountain (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

UP OVER YOU
Performed by Yvonne Murray
Written by Paul Zaza (as Paul J. Zaza) and Yvonne Murray
Published by Movie Partners Inc.
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Cheesy horror fun.
31 March 1999 | by Lunchbox-3See 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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