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Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm Seeing Popcorn Everywhere I Go....

It's been a hectic few weeks in my head, getting ready to start fundraising to get this doc made and to get the dvd re-release underway, but it'll all be worth it in the end! I can't begin to thank all of you for the support you've given so far. At the end of this journey we'll have a sparkling new dvd/blu ray with all of the bells and whistles!

I was just using Google image to search for something and out of nowhere this image popped up:

The search I was doing had nothing at all to do with popcorn or Popcorn or even Horror movies. Everywhere I go, everything I do, little references to the movie keep popping up. I like to, in my own nerdy way take it as a sign that I am on the right path. But in reality, it's probably another hint at why I need to get more sleep....

More updates soon! Spread the word!



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Joanie, How Would You Know ? Your Favorite Film Is Escape From Witch Mountain!

Believe it or not, of all the lines in Popcorn, that is my favorite! A smarmy joke from Leon turns into a jab at Joanie, and it couldn't be more perfect.

I have much good news to tell you about! First off, I had the pleasure of meeting Jill Schoelen in person this past weekend at HorrorHound Convention in Cincinatti, OH! She was most definitely one of the nicest celebrities I have ever met! News travels fast because when I introduced myself she sweetly exclaimed, "You're the girl making the Popcorn documentary!" She was very excited to be hearing from me personally and not just through her manager who I had spoken to previously. Until that weekend, Jill really had no idea how many fans there were out there of Popcorn, and I can't wait to show her how many more of us there are out there!

Proof that I met Jill...

Originally when I was going to write this blog I only had a couple bits of good news to tell you about, but as of today I have even more good news to tell you about! Now on board for the doc are Malcolm Danare who played Bud, and Elliott Hurst who played Leon. I couldn't be happier about their participation!

Tomorrow I have a meeting with a member of my crew; Mike Boas. We're going to be going over some preliminary details. Next up will be fundraising and rounding up the last of the interviewees we'd like to have. I will tell you, I won't be revealing all of the people we have involved, I want to leave some surprises for you!

Thank you once again for all of your support! Please spread the word!



Monday, November 8, 2010

Our cause gets some love!

I have a lot of friends in the blogging community, one of my absolute best has to be John Squires who runs my favorite Horror blog of all time; Freddy In Space. John's blog is what got me so interested in the blogging community in the first place and we can take a step further back and say if it weren't for him I wouldn't find myself such a presence in online writing circles...even if that's stretching it a bit ;) In any event, when I media blasted my circle of friends to ask for support with this, I didn't demand anyone help me. Let's be real it's hard to get everyone on the same bandwagon. One thing I learned a long time ago is that you have to be your own biggest supporter; no one will ever believe anything should be done unless you show them it should. It meant a lot to me that even though John has never even seen the film he has created a blog post explaining my fight to have this release happen and for that I am extremely grateful.

Check it out : http://www.freddyinspace.com/2010/11/kristy-jett-loves-popcorn.html

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A journey a long time in the making....

Greetings Fellow Horror Nerds!

My name is Kristy Jett and I am a Horror Journalist. I'm a cinephile and have been watching Horror films since I was about 4 years old. I've always been fascinated by them and the older I get the more I find myself obsessed with them, seeking out any and all information I can.

I can't remember how old I was the first time I saw the film Popcorn, but I was around 12 and I was addicted from that moment on. I rented it at least once a week at my local video store, I could quote it the way most kids could quote Saturday morning cartoons. When I was 26 years old I had my first idea for making a documentary about this film I found myself enamored of from such a young age. Popcorn has never been the greatest film ever made, nor will it ever be, but it has had a hold on me and many more people I have come across over the last 2 years that I  have been actively seeking out fans of this film.

Over the past year I have started the process of pushing for a re-release of the film on Dvd that has been out of print since 2001's Elite Entertainment production. Along with the Dvd release we are also pushing for a Blu Ray release.

We have just begun the pre-production process for the documentary by putting together a crew. Aside from myself we have Mike Dobrzelecki, an independent filmmaker who is currently wrapping production on a documentary in the vein of American Scary about Tennessee horror hosts called "The Tennessee Horror Show!" Next we have Mike Boas, a veritable Renaissance man who has worked in all aspects of filmmaking including animation, writing, directing, acting and editing. He has most recently worked on American Grindhouse, Night of The Living Dead: Reanimated, 3.14 and Mind Rip. Lastly we have Eddie Inman, co-writer and director of Seclusion and The Dead. As we continue on I will have more crew members to speak of, but for right now, these three are confirmed and I'm so happy to have them on board!

The next step of our pre-production will be raising money for the on location aspect of the documentary. I will go into more detail as soon as I have confirmed the last few locations to make this as complete as possible. Details to come! The thing I want to make very clear, and maybe this proves how candid I am willing to be throughout this process; I don't have any designs on making a profit from this project. My main concern is making a retrospective documentary for the fans of this film and introducing a whole new crop of fans to the film that has brought me to this journey. It's a documentary that will be made by fans for fans.

I hope to have a new update within the next month, but for now join the fight and sign the petition and join our Facebook group as well as follow this blog! Thank you for all the support so far, the fight has just begun!