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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...
Buy a bag, go home in a box.
Also Known As:
Phantom of the Cinema
Release Date: February 01, 1991
Runtime: 91 mins
All Genres: Horror
IMDB Rating: 5.1
Buried.com Rating: 6.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
MPAA Rating: R
Jill Schoelen ...Maggie
Tom Villard ...Toby
Dee Wallace ...Suzanne (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Derek Rydall ...Mark
Malcolm Danare ...Bud
Elliott Hurst ...Leon
Ivette Soler ...Joannie
Freddie Simpson ...Tina (as Freddie Marie Simpson)
Kelly Jo Minter ...Cheryl
Karen Witter ...Joy
Ray Walston ...Dr. Mnesyne
Tony Roberts ...Mr. Davis
Scott Thompson ...Bearded Guy
Will Knickerbocker ...Landlord / Warden
Ethan Ormsby ...Two Headed Guy
Ben Stotes ...Hatchethead
Ken Ryan ...Radio Announcer
Matt Falls ...Lanyard Gates (as Mat Falls)
Cindy Tavares Finson ...Gloria Gates
Giana Hanly ...Sarah Gates
Barry Jenner ...Lt. Bradley
Suzanne Hunt ...Dr. Latimer
Robert Dickman ...Skeeter
Thom Adcox Hernandez ...Corky
Bruce Glover ...Vernon
Munair Zacca ...Doctor
Bobby Ghisays ...Judge
Lori Creevay ...Marge
Ed Amatrudo ...Boy Friend
George O. ...1st Hood
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"SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES"
"SCARY SCARY MOVIES"
"UP OVER YOU"
More Movie Taglines:
- Buy a bag, go home in a box.
- The Possessor. Fifteen years ago, he murdered his family on stage and burned down the theater. Tonight... he's back for an encore!
- Leon: I look like a fucking sno-cone!
Bud: I look like a fucking snowcone!
- The reason that the teenagers listen only to reggae music is that this film was actually shot in Jamaica.
The "Dreamland Theatre" shown in the film is actually The Ward Theatre in Kingston, Jamaica.
The title "Popcorn" was linked to an element in the story. This element was removed before the final cut. The producers and distributor liked the title so it was kept.
This was such a box office disappointment in the United States that in many markets it bypassed first run cinemas and was booked directly into second run/discount cinemas.
After three weeks of shooting, Amy O'Neill was replaced by Jill Schoelen.
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Rating: 6.1 out of 10.0 - 63 votes cast total