Saturday, November 13, 2010

Meep Pic Of The Week: Popcorn (1991)

A Studio Three Film Corporation Picture
Original Theatrical Release Date: February 3rd, 1991

Buy a bag... Go home in a box! Forget about the Popcorn, this picture is pure cheese heaven!

Horror fans should be rejoicing. This is a mix of horror and comedy that has absolutely no right to actually work, but somehow while watching this film a wide smile grows on your face and it never leaves until the movie is over.

Directed by Mark Herrier (Billy from the Porky's movies!) Popcorn is a fun send-up of old Horror & Sci-Fi Films, while giving you a modern slasher in a movie theater setting. What more could you ask for? Okay, how about the great cast: Jill Schoelen, Dee Wallace, My personal hero Tony Roberts, Ray Walston and the late Tom Villard.

The film did initially have some production problems, and the result was a falling out between original director Alan Ormsby (of Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things) and Bob Clark (who is rumored to have directed the film within the film scenes) Also, lucky for us, the original actress who had shot for several weeks was replaced with Jill Schoelen. And she's a total sweetheart here.

You know what, I'm just going to go ahead and say it.. Popcorn is the best wacky slasher film ever filmed in Jamaica. Yes, even though the film is set in the States, this one was shot in Jamaica to save some dough. I suppose in hindsight all the Caribbean music in the film should have been a dead giveaway!

 I really want to go to this film festival!

 I love previews!

 The big reveal of the hot dog machine with creepy girl peering in for no good reason.

 3D fun!

 No!!!! Not Tony Roberts!!!

Jill Schoelen gives it a thumbs up, and so will you.

1 comment:

Maynard Morrissey said...

pretty nice flick. deserves a remake

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