All Hail the Popcorn King

From movies to comics, novels to anthologies - Nacogdoches, Texas native Joe R. Lansdale has been writing award-winning fiction since 1980, and continues to influence the science fiction, horror and mystery genres. Lansdale hisownself, Don Coscarelli, Bruce Campbell, Joe Hill, Mick Garris, Amber Benson and many more take you on a ride about what it means to be “The Popcorn King.”

"Part biography, part testimony. An intriguing insight into the life and mind of 'the most well-known unknown writer' in the business." -- UK Film Review

Vivid." --HorrorNews.net

"A deep dive." -- Rue Morgue

"Fascinating." -- Red Carpet Crash

"Freewheeling, fascinating, unique." -- FilmInk

"Rather unique, and very fun." -- Daily Dead

"A glorious celebration. Entertaining as all hell." -- Unseen Films

  • Hansi Oppenheimer
    Director
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  • Hansi Oppneheimer
    Writer
    Riding the Broom, Color Me Obsessed, Squee! (web-series) Squee Fu: Fans Celebrate the Return of Joe Bob Briggs
  • Brian Harrison Mack
    Writer
  • Hansi Oppenheimer
    Producer
    Riding the Broom, Color Me Obsessed, Squee! (web-series) Squee Fu: Fans Celebrate the Return of Joe Bob Briggs
  • Brian Harrison Mack
    Producer
  • Chuck Wiser
    Producer
  • Joe R Lansdale
    Key Cast
    "self"
  • Bruce Campbell
    Key Cast
    "self"
  • Mick Garris
    Key Cast
    "self"
  • James Purefoy
    Key Cast
    "self"
  • Don Coscarelli
    Key Cast
    "self"
  • Karen Lansdale
    Key Cast
    "self"
  • Kasey Lansdale
    Key Cast
    "self"
  • Keith Lansdale
    Key Cast
    "self"
  • Pamela Lansdale
    Key Cast
    "self"
  • Joe Hill
    Key Cast
    "self"
  • Brian Keene
    Key Cast
    "self"
  • Yuri Lowenthal
    Key Cast
    "self"
  • Daniel Quiles
    Animation
    Marvel, Spiderman, The Hulk,
  • Yoshi Vu
    Animation
    Preacher, Love, Death and Robots, The Walking Dead, The Orville
  • Kasey Lansdale
    Original Music
    Restless produced by John Carter Cash
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Biography, writers, pop culture, arts, entertainment, low budget, independent
  • Runtime:
    55 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    21,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Alamo Draft House, Austin Texas
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    August 18, 2019
    World Premiere
  • Jean Cocteau Theater, Santa Fe MN
    Santa Fe, NM
    United States
    October 5, 2019
    Invited to screen by George R.R. Martin
  • Alamo Draft House, Brooklyn, NY
    Brooklyn NY
    United States
    December 3, 2019
    NY PREMIERE
  • The Secret Rose Theater, North Hollywood
    North Hollywood
    United States
    February 16, 2020
    LA Premiere
  • NACOGDOCHES FILM FESTIVAL
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    United States
    February 23, 2020
  • ArmadilloCon
    Austin/Virtual
    United States
    August 29, 2020
    Public Premiere
  • Lift Off Network
    Sydney
    Australia
    November 2, 2020
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Squee Projects LLC
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Hansi Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer is an independent filmmaker from NYC. Her work focuses on art, fandom, pop culture and creative subcultures through the fangrrl gaze.

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Director Statement

It was an honor to celebrate the life & work of Joe R. Lansdale with his cooperation on this documentary.
As Bruce Campbell said " Joe Lansdale is a towering figure in the literary world -pithy and profound...Joe is a master of the absurd, with the unique ability to write characters that resonate. Its about damn time this guy was celebrated"