All Hail the Popcorn King: Joe Hill talks Lansdale inspiration

Joe Hill is one of the most popular voices in modern horror literature. In Hansi Oppenheimer’s Joe Lansdale documentary, All Hail the Popcorn King, he discusses how The Drive In inspired him to become a writer.

Joe Hill is currently one of the hottest scribes around. His popular book, NOS4A2 has been adapted for an AMC series. Netflix will be partnering with producer Carlton Cuse on a 10 episode version of Hill’s comic book series, Locke and Key.

Recently, the busy writer sat down with Hansi Oppenheimer, the director of the upcoming documentary on Joe Lansdale, All Hail the Popcorn King. He discussed his deep admiration and fondness for his fellow author.

As an impressionable 13-year-old, Hill read Lansdale’s The Drive In and was transformed. He made such a deep connection with the novel that he felt that it was written especially for him. Which is one of the best compliments to receive when you are a wordsmith. It is what you strive for, to make an impact on your readers.

The Drive In served as an inspiration to the teenager so much so that he decided he was going to become a writer. Segue to the present and Joe Hill openly admires Lansdale’s “effortless touch.” In other words, he makes writing look easy.

Anyone who has ever read Joe’s works knows that his conversational style flows through ever short story and novel that he has written. Which instantly draws in readers like moths to a flame.

If you enjoy Joe Lansdale like Joe Hill does, become a part of this amazing documentary. Find out how you can contribute to All Hail the Popcorn King. Get the chance to see the film with the legendary writer and grab some swag in the process.

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