I’m sure you are wondering just who would be lame enough to have watched The Nostril Picker, Raiders of the Living Dead, all of the Leprechaun series, ten Puppet Master films (with more to come!) and, at various times depending on scores, about ten of the films on the Bottom 100 list on IMDB as well as classics like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Curse of Frankenstein. Well for those of you who do visit my site (and it’s surprising who does read my reviews…..Mr Robert Davi I’m looking at you here), I’ll tell you a bit about myself … although not too much because I don’t want any disgruntled directors or writers tracking me down after I’ve trashed their films!
My name is Andrew. I live in the UK. I love horror films. That’s about enough information I think. I could be Ichiro from Japan or Diego from Mexico for all that it matters. The bottom line is that I love horror films and I know that the reason you’re here is due to the same interest. Let’s face it: no other genre can give you the diverse range of quality that the horror genre can. From Halloween and The Thing to the bottom of the barrel with Troll 2 and Seven Mummies, this is the genre that keeps on giving.
Popcorn Pictures was launched at some point in 2000. I’m not sure the exact date when it originally started because I had no intention of keeping it running for as long as I had but over the years everything has just snowballed. There seems to be no sign of it ending soon and as long as the system keeps cranking out horror films (and believe me, Sy-Fy seem determined to prove my point), I’ll be there with a critical-ish eye.
My reviews are based on a simple philosophy: I like to be entertained. Films that bore me are the biggest fail. If I keep looking at the clock instead of the screen, then the film maker has blown his chance. For me, films are brain candy, not art, and something to unwind with at the end of a hard day. I don’t care for films making you think about life or whatever – if I want to be educated, I’ll read a book (and that’s why I go to university). I want to see people getting eaten by sharks, giant monsters smashing cities to piece and nubile teenagers having pre-martial sex and then being sliced by a masked maniac. I want to see Baron Frankenstein try and make the Creature for the thousandth time, Dracula sink his teeth into another neck and the world being over run by ravenous zombie hordes. This, my friends, is the horror genre. It makes you wet your pants with excitement and fear the same time.
My favourite film you may ask? Well, funnily enough, it’s the non-horror The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. I watched it as a kid and fell in love with it and I’ve seen it that many times in my life that I can quote almost the entire film word-for-word (don’t quote me on that – for comedy “about me” purposes only). Coming in a close second is a tie-breaker between The Thing and Jaws and honourable mentions go to Predator, Destroy All Monsters, Tremors and Ghostbusters (plus non-Popcorn films Zulu and The Naked Gun).
And just for the record, Peter Cushing is my favourite actor. A gentleman and a scholar outside of the business and one of the most consistent performers I’ve had the pleasure of watching.
Anyway that’s enough about me – I hope you find the site interesting. Pick your poison, click on the tags below and start browsing through my huge collection of reviews. You may agree with me, you may not. But you’re the one visiting my site, not the other way around!