Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Popcorn (1991)

Directors: Mark Herrier, Alan Ormsby

Writers: Mitchell Smith, Alan Ormsby

Composer: Paul Zaza

Starring: Tony Roberts, Jill Schoelen, Torn Villard, Dee Wallace, Derek Rydall, Malcolm Danare, Elliott Hurst, Ivette Soler, Freddie Simpson, Kelly Jo Minter, Karen Lorre, Ray Walston

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Pay to get in, pray to get out.

Plot: A group of teenagers preparing an old horror movie show in an abandoned theatre discover a recording made by an actual murderer who died long ago. Very soon a shadowy figure resembling the killer starts stalking them one by one.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

I really wanted to like this one.  The set-up is right up my alley and I'm a big fan of Tony Roberts.  He's great in everything.  For the most part I enjoyed it.  I dug the old movies that were created for this picture, especially the one with kick ass Bruce Glover!!!

The big reveal of who the killer is was loads of fun.  While the film moves along OK it's got some spots that felt like they should have been shorter.  It's only 90 minutes long but it felt like it should have been a few shorter or ramp up the exploitation or something.  It's not all that bad but it's not as good as I would have liked it to be.

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