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Exclusive clip: Mick Garris, David J. Schow et al. on Joe R. Lansdale in “ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING”

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | Exclusive, News


The acclaimed author and screenwriter is celebrated in the new documentary, and we’ve got an exclusive excerpt featuring a few of his fellow horror heroes.

ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING takes a deep dive into the life and career of Joe R. Lansdale, who has won multiple Bram Stoker Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award) and other prizes for his fright and mystery fiction, which includes the Hap and Leonard novels and stories that inspired the SundanceTV series. His work has also been adapted by Don Coscarelli (BUBBA HO-TEP, the INCIDENT ON AND OFF A MOUNTAIN ROAD episode of MASTERS OF HORROR) and Jim Mickle (COLD IN JULY); his son Keith Lansdale scripted CHRISTMAS WITH THE DEAD from his story, with Terrill Lee Lankford directing. Directed by Hansi Oppenheimer, ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING features appearances by Lansdale, Coscarelli, Bruce Campbell, Mick Garris, David J. Schow, Joe Hill, James Purefoy and many others; it is currently touring the country and will see wider release in the coming months. You can also see the trailer below the clip.




Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).