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All Hail The Popcorn King

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 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. All Hail The Popcorn King has been touring the country and will be released wider over the coming months.


All Hail the Popcorn King trailer 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, 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 as well as his generosity and support of other writers and filmmakers.

All Hail The Popcorn King

The documentary is a truly insightful voyage of Joe’s life. It takes us right back to the beginning where we learn how he started writing at an incredibly young age. From there, we learn all about the trials and tribulations of his life which has led him to where he is today. With some great input from giants in the industry, the documentary is must-see for any horror aficionado.

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As for director Hansi Oppenheimer, she’s an independent filmmaker and the CEO of The Squee Project, a media network supporting representation, feminism & diversity in pop culture. They encourage collaboration not competition.

Hansi is the Producer/ Director of:
All Hail the Popcorn King : The Joe R. Lansdale Documentary
Squee Fu: Fans Celebrate the Return of Joe Bob Briggs
Squee! Identifying as a Fangrrl
Squee! Costuming, Cosplay & Identity 
She created and produced
Color Me Obsessed; A Film About The Replacements.
She produced the fan-centric creative event SqueeCon 12/18. As well as this, she also produces a podcast; The Grr in Fangrrl on BlockTalkRadio. She has produced fan film festivals and is currently touring with All Hail the Popcorn King.


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A preview by Daniel Kraevyn


One of the creepiest movies of my childhood was Pet Semetary. One of the greatest elements attributed to the movie is the setting, which is integral to the story – a Maine town, with an Indian burial ground that has mysterious, nefarious qualities. Unearthed and Untold – The Path to Pet Semetary is a documentary that delves into the movie, the mythos, and the production that went into making the film. John Campopiano and Justin White (independent filmmakers with Ocean’s Light Productions) are crafting the definitive film companion to Pet Semetary. Our filmmakers will be delving into the making of the film from two perspectives, but will address many subjects, including the memories of the local communities, and archived footage from local press and media during the films productions; as well as interviewing those who participated in the film, and their devotion and pride in crafting one of Stephen King’s most memorable tales.

Pet Semetary has the distinction of being the first book authored by Stephen King that I read, as well as the first Stephen King movie that I saw, and while no specific date has been set for its 2013 release, I am looking forward to watching this film, just to get new perspectives on one of the creepiest horror films from the 80’s.