It's a mainstay of horror film plots that being too clever can get a person into a lot of trouble. The same can be said of a number of horror films themselves, POPCORN being a case in point.
College student Maggie (Jill Schoelen) awakens from a recurring nightmare, in which a creepy bearded man calls out to "Sarah," and jots it down, hoping to work it into a script for her college filmmaking course. The class is suffering from budget cuts, and the teacher, Mr. Davis (Tony Roberts),
accepts an idea from student Toby (Tom Villard) to stage a benefit horror-movie marathon, using 1950s films with gimmicks that can't be equalled on television (3-D, smells, electric ...