• The Phantom Erik

    ★★★½ Watched by The Phantom Erik 30 Mar, 2014

    The meta elements within Popcorn aren’t new to the horror genre, but they’re perhaps the most fun and tongue-in-cheek. It’s not as bloody or in-your-face as Scream a couple years later, but what it lacks in gore it makes up for in inventiveness. Popcorn’s story of a killer running amok in a theater of horrors is entertaining when viewed through an early 90s lens; yet horrifying when viewed in the present.

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  • Ana Loredo

    ★★★½ Watched by Ana Loredo 13 Nov, 2014

    Cinema Horrorama #28

    Lo bueno de lo malo que tiene Popcorn, es que su intento de asustarte se cae desde el inició, en parte porque con todo, esta llena de lugares comúnes, por lo que lo único que queda es disfrutarla, y vaya que se disfruta; así sabiendo de antemano que no vas a sentir terror ni angustia, la gozas desde una zona de confort, y de verdad que ganas de estar en ese festival en el que todos los…

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  • rotch

    ★★★½ Watched by rotch 12 Nov, 2014

    El problema de Popcorn, si uno insistiera en encontrarle un problema, es que todas sus ideas padres las ha hecho alguien más y mejor: ¿El asesino suelto en el cine, cuyas acciones se reflejan en pantalla? Angustia. ¿El homenaje a los gimmicks de William Castle? Matinee. ¿Cara quemada que puede usar otras caras? Darkman. ¿Los jóvenes cinéfilos eruditos? Scream. ¿Muertes elaboradas tipo Saw? Pues Saw.

    Ahora, si me preguntan a mí, creo que ver todo eso mezclado en una sola…

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  • Shawn

    ★★½ Watched by Shawn 16 Oct, 2014

    Some awesome kills, and good practical effects. Has a good premise for the movie, and is original while also using a good slasher movie element.

    Entered Flickchart at 1156

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  • Olevar

    ★★★½ Watched by Olevar 09 Nov, 2014

    Cinema horrorama #25

    Amigos, Popcorn pide a gritos más amor. Y la verdad creo que se lo merece. Sí, tiene sus fallas, varios detalles no funcionan, pero tiene momentos increíbles regados por ahí. De entrada, el festival de terror tiene que ser una de las más geniales reuniones de fans del horror que he visto en pantalla. El público viendo las 3 películas, sus reacciones y sus gritos, sus disfraces, me emocionaron mucho.

    Otra cosa que me encantó fueron las…

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  • Luis Enrique Rayas

    ★★ Watched by Luis Enrique Rayas 07 Nov, 2014

    En algún momento durante la producción de Popcorn tuvieron una buena película, quien sabe en que momento la perdieron. Lo que quedaron fueron montones de momentos que pudieron ser algo más pero que no lo son. Al menos nos dejaron un montaje musical involuntariamente gracioso y personajes secundarios divertidos para aguantar el rato, aunque desaparecen para el final. Lastima que la historia principal sea un desastre.

    Y sí, Daniel tiene razón, en el Cinema Horrorama acabamos de ver Anguish y…

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  • danote

    ★★ Watched by danote 08 Nov, 2014 2

    Si quisiéramos vernos buena onda, diríamos que Popcorn no está buena porque acabamos de ver Anguish y le dejó la barra muy alta. La idea de una historia dentro de una historia, en la que se refleja una en la otra, es buena, y da para mucho, mucho, MUCHO más que esto.

    La primera mitad promete, el setup es interesante, pero la segunda mitad es insufrible, ya quería que se acabara. El villano (como en muchas otras películas del género)…

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  • Cinemaddict

    ★★½ Watched by Cinemaddict 05 Nov, 2014

    Cinema Horrorama #28

    I give this points for the original idea, sort of a mix between 'Anguish' and 'StageFright: Aquarius', but the stupid plot at the center of Popcorn does its best to undo any of the good intentions. I watched it two days ago, and I'm having a really hard time remembering the specifics of the plot because it was so lamely written. The movies within the movie are great though, and there's a lot of fun watching the…

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  • Tim

    ★★½ Added by Tim

    "Popcorn" is an oddly titled horror film, and even though I can't quite recommend it, there actually is a lot more to like here that we've come to expect from the genre. The movie clearly has a love of old horror films, and the behind the scenes stuff early on really is quite interesting. It's an obvious nod to the great showman William Castle.

    Watching these students rig a theater for their festival was a lot of fun. I wish…

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  • dave

    ★★★½ Watched by dave 24 Oct, 2014

    do you like your horror movies full of corn? as in corny as fuck? then this is for you, it was certainly for me too. i really enjoyed this slasher flick, from the ridiculous music montages to the overly dramatic and awesome psycho killer, it was all golden. highly recommend this one if you want to have a fun time with a horror movie.

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  • BodyBoy

    ★★★ Watched by BodyBoy 16 Oct, 2014

    The year is 1991, slashers are practically dead, but this cheeky horror homage is one of the best in the genre from this date. It's not too quirky, but it has fun with its murder setup. I wouldn't give this top terrain at all, but can a film with Jill Schoelen, Dee Wallace and Yvonne from Dream Child be anything less than a good time? Goes well with... popcorn! :P

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  • David Raposa

    ½ Watched by David Raposa 14 Oct, 2014

    You will believe a clumsily self-aware horror film whose original director was replaced by an actor from Porky's, whose script throws in unexplained supernatural bullshit in the form of letters leaping from a movie theater marquee, whose idea of character-building dialogue involves some college-aged idiot spouting off unfunny sub-Armondian nonsense about Police Academy 5 having more merit than any of "Inguhmar" Bergman's "smorgasborgs," whose death tableaus involve explosive knock-out-gas pellets dropped into toilets (in a toilet stall that locks from…

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