Popcorn back on Blu-ray & DVD in October! Here are the special features!

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

One of my absolute favorite "lesser-known" slasher flicks is the awesome 80's-style horror romp POPCORN. Sure the movie was made in the 90's but who's counting? The flick is usually the TOP choice when people ask me for a hidden gem.

A while back we let you guys know that the classic slasher flick was getting a Blu-ray release via Synapse Films, and evidently that limited release went so well that Synapse is going to be rolling out a Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD release!

Below you'll find the reversible cover art, the full rundown on the film, and let's not forget, the "makes me want to cry tears of fanboy-joy" special features. Now I have "Pocomania Day" stuck in my head.

After checking through all of that make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think of POPCORN in the new comments section below, or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

POPCORN synopsis via press release:

What could be scarier than an all-night “Horrorthon”? A group of film students finds out when they stage just such an event at an abandoned movie palace. In addition to the three features—MOSQUITO, THE ATTACK OF THE AMAZING ELECTRIFIED MAN and THE STENCH—they decide to screen a bizarre short called THE POSSESSOR, whose creator, Lanyard Gates, killed his family and set the theater on fire after its first showing. Maggie (Jill Schoelen, THE STEPFATHER) has been having frightening dreams that seem to be connected to THE POSSESSOR, and as the festival proceeds, the nightmare comes true for her and her friends as they are stalked and slain by a mysterious killer. Has Gates survived to continue THE POSSESSOR’s deadly legacy?

A loving homage to ’50s/’60s B-movies (the trio of flicks shown at the Horrorthon all have accompanying William Castle-style gimmicks), POPCORN is also an insanely fun horror/comedy in its own right. Pseudonymously written by Alan Ormsby (CAT PEOPLE, DEATHDREAM), who directed the films-within-the-film, it celebrates the joys of old-fashioned creature features and ’80s-style stalk-and-slay, with a great cast additionally including Dee Wallace (THE HOWLING), Tony Roberts (AMITYVILLE 3-D), Ray Walston (THE STAND), Malcolm Danare (CHRISTINE) and Kelly Jo Minter (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5). Pop some popcorn of your own and settle in to watch this new high-definition transfer, which comes with a box full of bonus features!


All-New 2K Scan of an Archival 35mm Interpositive

Audio Commentary with Director Mark Herrier, Stars Jill Schoelen, Malcolm Danare, and Special Makeup Effects Artist Mat Falls

Midnight Madness: The Making of “Popcorn” featuring interviews with Director Mark Herrier, Stars Jill Schoelen, Derek Rydall, Dee Wallace, Malcolm Danare, Ivette Soler, and Elliott Hurst, Special Makeup Effects Artist Mat Falls, Composer Paul Zaza, and Distributor Executive Jonathan Wolf  (55 mins, HD)

Electric Memories – An Interview with Actor Bruce Glover

Original Theatrical Trailer, Television Trailer and TV Spots

Still Gallery

Blu-ray reversible cover art by Chris MacGibbon

POPCORN is directed by Mark Herrier and stars Jill Schoelen, Tom Villard, Derek Rydall, Malcolm Danare, Kelly Jo Minter and Dee Wallace Stone.

POPCORN will be released on Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD October 3, 2017.

Source: AITH

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