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In this off-beat horror outing, a band of film students decide to scare up some cash by holding a film festival celebrating horror films from the '50s. Its all great fun until they discover that the projectionist is a homicidal maniac. Gory violence ensues as audience members begin dying in horrible ways.


Dee Wallace
as Suzanne
Tony Roberts
as Mr. Davis
Ray Walston
as Dr. Mnesyne
Scott Thompson
as Bearded Guy
Will Knickerbocker
as Landlord/'Electrified Man'
Ethan Ormsby
as Two-Headed Guy
Ben Stotes
as Hatchethead
Ken Ryan
as Radio Announcer
Mat Falls
as Lanyard Gates
Giana Hanly
as Sarah Gates
Barry Jenner
as Lieutenant Bradley
Suzanne Hunt
as Dr. Latimer
Ed Amatrudo
as Boy Friend
George O
as 1st Hood
Nico Bernuth
as 2nd Hood
Rohan Henry
as 3rd Hood
Maki Fame
as Lab Technician
Kimio Satoh
as Scientist
Fumito Naozaki
as 1st Miner
Adam Ormsby
as Student in Theater
April Harris
as Student in Theater
Mike Stephens
as Student in Theater
Lindenberg Von Von
as Student in Theater
Ray Garaza
as Student in Theater
Wayne Farnes
as Student in Theater
Guy Christopher
as Student in Theater
Scott Thomson
as Bearded Guy
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Critic Reviews for Popcorn

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (12)

  • An ingenious and spoofy little shocker that with knowing affection pays tribute to irresistibly schlocky vintage exploitation pix.

    Jun 20, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Sep 7, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • [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.

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • [Popcorn] has several good ideas that, unfortunately, go unrealized.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • The film's metafiction and sense of intertextuality with other horror movies, as well as the genre itself, really sells the entire horrific deal.

    May 1, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Oct 15, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Popcorn

  • Jul 27, 2013
    Surprisingly impressed me, popcorn is about a bunch of film students wanted to raise money by hosting a horror movie marathon but a serial killer is on the loose and he wanted to recreate the massacre happened in the cinema many years ago. The acting was plain terrible, they could use some money for a better camera, but it has some nice moments in the film. Popcorn is a better than average horror film for the die hard horror fans.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • May 17, 2010
    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) S!D
    Brandon S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2009
    Not bad but not all that good either
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 06, 2009
    The psychopath was brilliant.
    vieras e Super Reviewer

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