The Horror Pod Class: Episode 121 Popcorn
Tyler: live from the Dr. Henry Armitage Memorial High School AV Room
Welcome to episode 119 of The Horror Pod Class. My name is Tyler and I am the editor in chief of Signal Horizon a magazine dedicated to exploring genre fiction in and out of the classroom.
Tyler: Tonight on the Horror Pod Class we are going to spend some time talking about what we have been watching and reading, we will help you find some free genre content on the internet and finally we will spend the remainder of this episode urging everyone to check out your local movie theatre and celebrating those theatres while discussing the 1991 movie Popcorn!
What are we watching
Tyler: House at the bottom of the lake by Josh Malerman. So good.
Orrin: New Junji Ito! A handful of things at Panic Fest.
Dark Corners of the web:
https://youtu.be/pjKITjS4JSU on crypt tv
Essential Question: What commentary does Popcorn offer about the future of The Movie Theatre.
A master of disguise deranged killer begins killing off the college students who are organizing a horror-movie marathon in an abandoned theater.
Or what would happen….
If William Castle was cast as Jigsaw.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Dee Wallace||…||Suzanne (as Dee Wallace-Stone)|
|Freddie Simpson||…||Tina (as Freddie Marie Simpson)|
|Kelly Jo Minter||…||Cheryl|
|Karen Lorre||…||Joy (as Karen Witter)|
|Ray Walston||…||Dr. Mnesyne|
|Tony Roberts||…||Mr. Davis|
|Scott Thompson||…||Bearded Guy|
|Will Knickerbocker||…||Landlord / Warden|
|Ethan Ormsby||…||Two Headed Guy|
Weird director was Billy in Porky’s
YOU PICKED THIS BECAUSE OF ITS WEIRD MUSICAL INTERLUDE
Kelly Joe Minter!!!!!
Lets Talk about the individual movies
Orrin – The Last Matinee and Scream 4 and/or The Tingler
Tyler: WaxWork, Porno also Summer School
Anonymous LetterBoxd User
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 the outside?), and whose end credits are scored by a novelty rap number that makes Barney Rubble’s Fruity Pebbles rap sound like a Christopher Wallace freestyle, is a tedious soul-draining piece of garbage. & if anyone involved with the production of this mess (as “reported” by IMDb trivia) actually claimed Coffin Joe was an inspiration for the staple-faced mask-happy baddie, JJM should sue them to hell and back. At least we’ll always have Jill Schoelen’s bangs.
Tyler has been the editor in chief of Signal Horizon since its conception. He is also the Director of Monsters 101 at Truman State University a class that pairs horror movie criticism with survival skills to help middle and high school students learn critical thinking. When he is not watching, teaching or thinking about horror he is the Director of Debate and Forensics at a high school in Kansas City, Missouri.