February 4, 1991
"Popcorn'' is surprisingly good for an inexpensively mad horror film.It is also surprisingly easy on the gore. Yes, there are killings, but these are pre-''Friday the 13th'' killings. By comparison, they are almost humane.''Popcorn'' begins at a film school where the students make pompous remarks about people like Ingmar Bergman. One of them has a grand idea. Why not stage a Horrorthon at a local, dormant movie house? The others think this a great idea and hop to it.Where they get the money to refurbish the place, put in a popcorn machine and procure all the equipment necessary to running a movie house, is never explained, but this is, after all, a horror film.