I love me a good horror movie that’s set in a movie theater. The 1985 Italian gorefest Demons easily being my favorite, but one not far behind is a little genre gem called Popcorn. Never heard of it? You might not be alone. This post however, is about posters and the Popcorn poster graced my eyes back in 1991 at my local Mom & Pop video store.
Let’s talk taglines here. ‘Buy a bag…Go home in a box.‘ That right there folks is part of what’s missing in horror movies nowadays. Sure, it’s cheesy, but therein lies the charm. And if you’ve seen Popcorn, you know that it’s full of charm. Some might say it’s full of something else, but I digress.
I’ve said it before: throw a skull on a poster and I’ll most likely be down no matter what. And the Popcorn poster uses the skull wisely, managing to pull you in and give you a 50’s horror vibe at the same time. I dig the mention of ‘The Possessor’ storyline in the top left corner as well. Overall, I just love the nostalgic feel of this poster! Seek the movie out (it’s up on Youtube and I recommend it) if you will, or just gaze at the delicious artwork above to get your Popcorn fix on. And throw some extra butter on it while you’re at it.