August 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm (9 Heads, Popcorn) (, , , )

Popcorn – 1991 – United States

Name dropping Orson Welles and Ingmar Bergman within 5 minutes of the title card, Popcorn has flick freaks in mind. Film students host a horror marathon of 3 faux 50s and 60s movies with William Castle gimmicks (note the nurse peddling life insurance in the lobby). Witness: Mosquito (giant atomic 3D bugs), Electrified Man (with voltage-wired theater seats), and The Stench (dubbed Japanese sci-fi in Aroma Rama). Meanwhile, a psychopath stalks about the theater, murdering, and cackling his needlessly complex backstory. Between the fake vintage hokum and the crazed monster movie buffs, Popcorn is miraculous fun.

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