With Squee Projects’ All Hail the Popcorn King, filmmaker Hansi Oppenheimer paints a vivid picture of award-winning author and screenwriter Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba Ho-Tep, Cold in July) in what’s been described as a “five-star” film (GrimdarkMagazine). Chronicling the life and career of the Lone Star State’s “writer of the purple rage” (The Austin Chronicle), the acclaimed documentary also features new interviews with the likes of Bruce Campbell, James Purefoy, Joe Hill, Don Coscarelli, Mick Garris, Del Howison, Amber Benson, novelist David J. Schow, and former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone.
Check out a new clip from the film (released today) below the trailer and synopsis.
All Hail the Popcorn King is about writer Joe R. Lansdale who’s written over 50 novels and 500 short stories including Bubba Ho-Tep, Cold in July, The Drive-in, and the Hap & Leonard series. Joe is also a Master in Martial Arts and created his own technique. He’s well known for his unique voice and his generosity and support of other writers and filmmakers.
All Hail The Popcorn King has been touring the US and will be released wider over the coming months.
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