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      Popcorn

      R Released Feb 1, 1991 1 hr. 31 min. Horror List
      38% 21 Reviews Tomatometer 41% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Real mayhem mars a B-movie revival featuring "Mosquito" and "Attack of the Amazing Electrified Man." Read More Read Less

      Audience Reviews

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      Killian M Really surprising 1990s meta horror flick. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/11/24 Full Review Steve D One of the worst excuses for horror I have ever seen. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review bill p I discovered this quite by accident over 30 years after it was released and all I can say is, why haven't I heard of this? It's got all the makings of a great cult classic but doesn't have the reputation. Well worth it! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review michael d This kernel keeps popping for too long. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A fantastic gem of a film. Very imaginative and strikes the right balance of a comedy slasher. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member A university drama club looks to raise funds by throwing an all-night horror movie marathon. Upon securing a space to host the event, the club members learn of the theatre's semi-recent tragic history (involving murder and arson) after viewing a Satanic hippy-trippy film they discover in the projection room. As the late-night event progresses, a killer disposes of several unlucky folk in the darkness of backstage. Despite being early '90s, this is a trope-heavy slasher film which stands out as the three William Castle-esque treated films-within-a-film were very well done, the acting, while over-the-top, captured the mood, and the effects were better-than-expected. This is a solid one I regret having passed over for many years. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Critics Reviews

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      Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times An ingenious and spoofy little shocker that with knowing affection pays tribute to irresistibly schlocky vintage exploitation pix. Rated: 4/5 Jun 20, 2013 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly 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. Rated: B Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Vincent Canby New York Times [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. Rated: 3.5/5 May 20, 2003 Full Review Cheryl Eddy io9.com Popcorn’s by no means a masterpiece—not even among its slasher kin—but it is absolutely an earnest love letter to midnight movie madness. Sep 14, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The offbeat angle eventually gives way to standard slasher-film tropes. Fortunately, the movies-within-the-movie are imaginatively realized. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 22, 2021 Full Review C.H. Newell Father Son Holy Gore The film's metafiction and sense of intertextuality with other horror movies, as well as the genre itself, really sells the entire horrific deal. Rated: 3.5/5 May 1, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Real mayhem mars a B-movie revival featuring "Mosquito" and "Attack of the Amazing Electrified Man."
      Director
      Mark Herrier
      Screenwriter
      Alan Ormsby
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 1, 1991, Limited
      Release Date (DVD)
      Nov 14, 2004
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.8M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)