Today seemed a good day to rediscover this film.
Set in sunny LA at the dawn of the 90's, Popcorn is an ambitious, clever, mess of a film that tells the tale of a group of film students who decide to run a series of William Castle-like films one night at an abandoned movie palace so that they can raise money to fund some their own projects. While going through some props for the big night's festivities they come across a film tin that features a rather trippy short named, The Possessor. Problem is that the maker of this odd ball short was a Kenneth Anger / Anton LeVey-like-freak named Lanyard Gates who apparently sacrificed his wife and daughter on stage at the only showing of The Possessor. Oh, did I mention that one of the main characters has been having dreams about Lanyard Gates? Well, now I did. Be that as it may, the show must go on, and once the movies start playing, it seems that we've got a homicidal stalker hell bent on ruining the film going experience (or maybe enhancing it?).
|hey look, it's Stockard Channing's double and that chick from A Nightmare on Elm Street 5!|
|Tom Villard : it's called "acting".|
|Jill, how you can turn your back on Derek Rydall's beefy bum is beyond me!|