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An ingenious and spoofy little shocker that with knowing affection pays tribute to irresistibly schlocky vintage exploitation pix.
Though it isn't even trying to scare you, this is a very nifty black-comic horror movie, one of the rare entries in the genre with some genuine wit and affection.
[Popcorn] is the best spoof of its kind since Alligator. It's especially funny when it allows the audience to see sequences from the movies-within-the-movie, each of which recalls some piece of cherished junk out of the 1950's or 60's.
[Popcorn] has several good ideas that, unfortunately, go unrealized.
Popcorn has a lot going for it. There are some solid performances, the films-within-the-film are witty pastiches of sci-fi and horror of previous years, and it's all done with a good-natured sense of fun.
It is the recreation of these old horror movies that provide Popcorn with its few inspired moments... Unhappily, the real movie proceeds in the interim.
Popcorn seems to be a case of too many ideas; the basic story could probably have made a very effective short.
While it's not campy or spoofy enough to be worth its salt, this campy, spoofy horror movie shows some ingenuity and generates an occasional controllable chuckle.
The plot becomes repetitive and tiresome, though the movies-within-the-movie (created by the filmmakers, rather than pulled from the film vaults) are funny.
The festival structure gives director Mark Herrier a chance to parody the delirious contrivances of '50s black and white horror to some effect, but the mock scenes are never as funny as the real thing.
It's just sad that it's not an iconic or even memorable slasher title in the sub-genre.
An underrated little horror gem. If you think you've seen all the scary movies and need a fix, give this one a try.
Wow, this is a bad movie. But really who comes into a horror movie expecting great thespian heights! Popcorn is full of bad acting and even worse bad story! But it does have Mr. Hand from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, oh and it had some really unintentional funny parts. The only problem that I have is, this storyline has been done before. A lot.
A group of high school students band together to reopen a theater and have a Horror Movie Marathon on Halloween, the proceeds going to the High School of course. One dude though, has it out for one of the students and wreaks havoc over the entire theater. Oh did i mention that the Movie Marathon is all 50's schlock horror with gimmicks; Mosquito is in 3D (with a giant mosquito), The Electrified-Man is in Shock-o-Vision with buzzers on the seats, and The Stench is in Smell-0-Vision!!! But I heard that you have to be careful for Possessor its the one that will kill ya!
I had fun watching this, of course I was a few beers in and could stand a movie this horrid. I would have to give Popcorn 4 out of 10. It tickled a few of my funny bones and really tried to scare me but just didn't deliver. Good try.
The director was in Porky's (that's right the movie with a dick in a wall)
The psychopath was brilliant.
Pretty Cool Movie, Makes me want to go out and buy a movie theather. I would set it up same way as this film, would be fun. Anyway its a spoof / Comedy Horror Flix. Then man from My Favorite Martin is in this I beleive. Semi Good on the hacking up, Great Make up on Toby. Worth the Rent, Only Serious Collectors would add it to there shelf.
Interesting concept of having a student horror film festival with different physical gimmicks - and a real madman coming on scene and killing off some kids.
I liked the backstory of the murders at the theatre, and how they relate to the main character. The twists were clever, but it could've been fine-tuned to greatness with better pacing and more realistic characters. There are plenty of juicy ideas, but they don't execute very well. I just can't put my finger on how this movie could be improved; perhaps more involvement with the characters was needed, and a better end battle.
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