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Film Frak Interview Special: ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING Director Hansi Oppenheimer

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Film Frak Interview Special: ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING Director Hansi Oppenheimer

Film Frak Adam & Jon sit down via Zoom with Squee Projects Founder, writer/Producer/Director and all-round fangirl Hansi Oppenheimer to discuss her latest film ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING. A documentary feature about Screenwriter and Author Joe R Lansdale of BUBBA HO-TEP, COLD IN JULY and HAP & LEONARD fame.

Talking all things Lansdale including Bruce Campbell, Mick Garris and Don Coscarelli as well as the Squee Project and documentary production in general this was truly a pleasure.

It’s been many moons since we last did an interview. For those interested it was October 2018 with production Designer extraordinaire Joe Alves (JAWS, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND)...

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All Hail The Popcorn King (2020)




A review by Adam Lovett

Director: Hansi Oppenheimer

Starring: Joe R.Lansdale, Bruce Campbell, James Purefoy, Joe Hill, Don Coscarelli, Mick Garris, Amber Benson

ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING is a no bullshit documentary about a no bullshit man. Made by a fan for fans.

Prolific pulp Author and screenwriter Joe R. Lansdale has written over 50 novels and 500 short stories in the western, horror, mystery and science fiction genres. He’s penned comics and written for TV and film including BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and MASTERS OF HORROR. Has had his work adapted memorably to the screen with the likes of BUBBA HO-TEP, COLD IN JULY and the TV series HAP & LEONARD...

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Fraking Favourite 20 Films of 2014

Fraking Favourite 20 Films of 2014


I’m just going to state it upfront, 2014 has been the best fraking year in cinema in over a decade as far as I’m concerned. Spoilt for choice, the quality enticements have spanned all genres, budgets and distribution methods. That means that in compiling this list I had to make some truly painful, SOPHIE’S CHOICE type sacrifices with many fine achievements omitted.

I managed to see a total of 73 new releases this year, a far cry from the over 100 titles I used to cross off when I was a professional film journalist with all the complimentary VIP perks that entailed. The rub is that a handful of potential highlights have not been screened at the time of publication. (BOYHOOD, WHIPLASH and INTERSTELLAR being the big 3 I have yet to see)...

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