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It's the closing night at the last drive-in theater in America and Cecil B. Kaufman has planned the ultimate marathon of lost film prints to unleash upon his faithful cinephile patrons. Four films so rare that they have never been exhibited publicly on American soil until this very night! With titles like Wadzilla, Deathecation, The Diary of Anne Frankenstein, and Zom-B-Movie, Chillerama not only celebrates the golden age of drive-in B horror shlock but also spans over four decades of cinema with something for every bad taste.
Chillerama is an anthology comedy-horror film with an emphasis firmly on the comedy. Part loving homage of the drive-in B-movie and part complete piss take, it is a film that keeps its tongue firmly in cheek throughout. With the closure of a local drive-in theatre the owner puts on a special marathon of long lost and forgotten horror movies for his faithful patrons. Each individual film, along with the framing story, is directed by a different filmmaker from Adam Green to Tim Sullivan to name but two, and is always the way with portmanteau movies some stories are more successful than others.
This anthology film tackles everything from the ‘60s teen musical, monster movie and Nazisploitation and as wildly different…
This Horror/Comedy anthology has a nice framing device (a drive-in theater's last night) and some inventive films-within-a-film (“The Diary of Anne Frankenstein"). However it is let down by it's hit-and-miss juvenile humour. This causes the film to really drag with each mini-film outstaying it's welcome.
"Wadzilla" is a sexualised spoof of 1950s monster movies, "I Was a Teenage Werebear" combines Grease and werewolf films into a gay coming-of-age story, “The Diary of Anne Frankenstein” recalls Mary Shelley's tale and the Jewish Golem, and “Deathication” is silly and scatological but thankfully short...
There are a couple of twists towards the end, and if you were with a group of friends and very drunk you might have some fun with this, but you should just watch Popcorn instead; letterboxd.com/mook/film/popcorn/
Seeing as I love a good anthology horror film and reflecting on what a rarity modern portmanteau movies are I was gutted to miss out on this at last year's FrightFest. Having now seen CHILLERAMA I realise my folly in thinking this might have been worth missing the last train home for and my condolences for those that did brave the twilight screening. This just might be my biggest disappointment of the entire festival.
Things get off to a rather spirited start with a suitably grim title sequence but any gothic mood is almost immediately undone by a painfully laughless and puerile opening scene shot in lifeless black and white photography. This soon skews into a colorised framing story set…
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"What would Simon Pegg do?"
Chillerama got on my watchlist in 2011 when YouTuber Coolduder aka Shawn C. Philips made a video on set. He only had a mini role in this but he was the one that got my attention for this film.
I never really knew what this film was about and that really helped.
This is an anthology film. It's about the last night of a drive-in theatre showing 4 films. One about a giant killer sperm, a gay werebear musical, a Frankenstein/Hitler crossover and a film about shit.
This was quite amazing. They somehow managed to constantly surpass the previous short film…
Okay, it just happened...it's the first time since I'm on Letterboxd that I have to rate a movie worse than a 2.5...the only reason this movie doesn't deserve a 0.5 is the "Hitler episode" which isn't good as well, but at least it isn't as shitty as the rest of the movie which is either about jokes about genitals or simply boring...if you want to see a trashy gory movie which is fun to watch I'd recommend "Piranha" and its sequel instead.
Ooo, this is just bad, and not in a fun way. Its like a bunch of kids wanted to make a parody of cheesy 50 flicks and are still virgins. The sex obsessed jokes are pretty bad. For instance, a guy gets bitten on the penis by a zombie and then make other zombies who want sex rather than brains.
Then you got a guy who makes godzilla size sperm. Just bad. The reviews say how refreshing it is and fun, but they must have been desperate for something new to like this. Just bad.
Vergeblich suchte ich nach dem Sinn, erfreute mich einfach an den herrlich abstrusen Ausflügen in den früheren Horrorfilm, dem dieser Film eine so herrliche Hommage liefert. VIel gelacht und noch mehr an alte Zeiten gedacht. Einfach toll, ein Geheimtipp für jeden Filmfan, der nicht vergessen hat, welchen Müll wir früher auf VHS geguckt haben.
Two good films and two god-awful ones.
It's up to you decide which is which.
Like most Anthology films you are bound to get one or two stinkers but even the strongest one in this was poor. Shame considering the young talent involved.
Adam Rifkin,Joe Lynch,Adam Green,and Tim Sullivan all collaborated on this extremely terrible bad taste horror comedy four story anthology that involves tales about a Godzilla sized sperm monster on the loose,a gay teen werewolf coming out story,a black-and-white Frankenstein-esque being vs. Nazis yarn,and "a new film from the director of SALO 2:THE NEXT DAY"(about a literal shit storm) that premieres at a drive-in during an invasion by zombies. As hard as these four filmmakers really try,this film fails to match up to the fun and tastelessness that Lloyd Kaufman contains in his films that makes his movies so joyful,which this film isn't and is sheerly nothing more than a celluloid vessel of well-intended ideas that mainly come up really short.…
It's the closing night at the last drive-in theater in America, and Cecil Kaufman has planned to show four movies, which are so rare that they have never been exhibited publicly on American soil, until this very night.
There is a thank you to Lloyd Kaufman in the credits (and a character name is Cecil B. Kaufman) and that is no surprise - this felt like something Troma might do. Way better than the other recent drive-in horror anthology The Drive-In Horrorshow because it doesn't take itself seriously. Joel David Moore is hilarious as Hitler, and Kane Hodder plays the monster in Adam Green's short "The Diary of Anne Frankenstein", the standout.
Ziemlich zum Beginn von "Chillerama" gibt es eine Szene, in der sich der alternde Filmvorführer Cecil Kaufman (Richard Riehle) zu einem Poster von Orson Welles lehnt und ihm sein Leid über die moderne Medienwelt klagt, in der der nicht digital aufgemotzte Film und auch das Kino als der Ort des Filmgenusses zunehmend an Bedeutung verlieren. Es ist ein bittersüßer Monolog und "Chillerama" will, nicht zuletzt durch seine Tagline („The ultimate Midnight-Movie.“), genau dieses Gefühl zurück bringen – eine Wertschätzung des Films, auch und gerade des Trashs, und seiner Kultstätten, in diesem Fall sowohl das Autokino als auch das „normale“ Kino mit Sonderprogrammierung. Es ist ein schönes Unterfangen, auch wenn es letztlich die Sinnfrage provoziert. Denn "Chillerama" ist ein Anthologiefilm, der…
I sat through this entire film, but it feels like my time would have been more profitably spent had I just watched Tim Sullivan's "I Was a Teenage Werebear" four times in a row.
Review here: craigjclark.livejournal.com/850560.html
This is the only anthology I can think of in which I liked the framing device the best. But that's mostly because the bulk of this movie is crap.
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