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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

Director Alan Ormsby was replaced after three weeks of principal photography by Mark Herrier. See more »

Goofs

When 'Tina' is attacking Bud, she puts tape over his mouth. In one close-up, the bottom of the tape is folded up, revealing the bottom half of his mouth, but in the subsequent wide-shot, the tape is perfectly neat, and unfolded, covering the whole of his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Leon: I look like a fucking sno-cone!
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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

POCOMANIA DAYS
Performed by Lloyd Lovindeer and Chalice
Pusblished by Love Stone Music
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i loved popcorn and still do!
26 June 2004 | by zankingSee all my reviews

i remember seeing popcorn for the first time , it was the most fun i ever had at the movies growing up. sure the story is kinda cheesy and so are a few of the actors but horror movies for the most part are meant for enjoyment not Oscars so as long as you don't try to compare popcorn to saving private ryan this movie is great. go rent it . you will have fun for sure guaranteed. i met jill schoelen when she was filming when a stranger calls back , she is so nice! she signed two movie stills and a popcorn crew shirt for me and my sister. she rocks. if you like movies like popcorn then i would like to offer you these titles as choices for your renting needs.... the gate part 1,the fog, the thing,student bodies, wishmaster (part 1 only, the rest suck), and child's play. a couple of titles that are lesser known are spliced (aka: the wisher), cherry falls, my bloody valentine and black Christmas. beware of black Christmas (the language is quite bad lol) i hope you enjoy these titles and i wish you all well. if anyone cares my fave horror movie of all time is of course HALLOWEEN because lets face it everyone is afraid of the boogeyman right? and we all know that you can't kill the boogeyman. moooohaha! (jason and freddy are lucky they had each other to fight instead of michael.


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