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Popcorn (1991)

  Tags: 90's, Dee Wallace-Stone, Derek Rydall, Jill Schoelen, Mark Herrier, movie theater, slasher, Tom Villard, underrated

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Mark Herrier
91 minutes
Jill Schoelen, Tom Villard, Dee Wallace-Stone, Derek Rydall

I heard a lot of positive and negative buzz on this film and so I decided to check it out for myself. I thought it wasn't a bad film. It was entertaining and had some interesting stuff in it. The killer seemed pretty cool at first, but then we find out more about him and it just gets kind of silly. I guess it was supposed to the big "twist" in the film or something. The film starts off with some teens who decide to put an all night horror marathon in order to gather up some money. Everything seems fine until they discover an unknown video, which they later find out was directed by a man who murdered his family. Things start getting weird after that.

This movie had some of its cool moments, but then it also had some moments that didn't make sense. There was a small supernatural edge to it that just doesn't fit into the plot and that's one of the reasons why I gave this film a 6-rating. Like I said before, the killer looked and acted pretty creepy for a while, but then it just goes downhill once it's revealed who the killer really is. What a waste that was. On the positive side, this film was fun to watch and I found myself wishing I was at the marathon because it looked like wicked fun. There were a lot of familiar faces and cameo appearances here and there. That was a bit of a surprise. The acting was pulled off pretty well and the directing wasn't bad.

The plot needed to be worked on a little more though. There was a small amount of comedy in it that kind of reminded me of Scream for some reason. Maybe it's because they sort of spoofed the horror genre a bit with the films they were showing at the marathon. When it all comes down to it, this is just another slasher, but an entertaining one.

You're typical slasher flick. The plot could have been a lot better, but the film itself was fun to watch and that's why I would recommend this film to anyone who enjoys a decent slasher.

Posted on July 6, 2009 - 5:48am | FrighT MasteR