Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Drive in, freak out. The ultimate midnight movie.
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…
#13 of my Shocktober Challenge 2014
"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…
The poster is the best part of the movie.
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.
LOOOOVED IT! Horror Comedy at it's best. I don't know what else to say really. It was funny, smart, and freaky. Love me some freaky.
just wayyy too long.
Probably the best anthology horror since Trick R Treat. This is a straight up horror comedy though, about a Drive-in theater that is closing down and showing prints of three never-before-screened horror films. The movies within the movie are rather hysterical, the highlight being Wadzilla, which appropriately is about a sperm that mutates into the size of Godzilla and wreaks havoc on the city. The cast is pretty great (if you ever wanted to see Eric Roberts and Ray Wise covered head to toe in jizz, nows your chance!). Also have to give a shout-out to the Diary of Anne Frankenstein, where the robot dude from Grandma's Boy gives a hysterical performance as Hitler. Eventually everything comes full circle and the Drive-In showing the movies itself becomes the victim of a zombie attack.
Filmception! 3 Kurzfilme wurden in die Rahmenhandlung "Zombies im Autokino" gespannt.
Bei den Kurzfilmen sticht ganz klar der Dritte als ziemlich witzige Hitler- Verarsche hervor. Die anderen und die Rahmenhandlung kann man getrost vergessen.
Eher so meh.
I don't like comedies that solely depend on crude humor that isn't intelligently written, but I dug this one. The first segment (Wadzilla) is incredible and very, very funny (featuring cameos by Ray Wise, Eric Roberts, and Lin Shaye). The second one (I Was A Teenage Werebear) is the weakest one. The musical numbers are mediocre and it's not very funny. Cool concept though. The third and best (The Diary of Anne Frankenstein) isn't really sexual like the others, which might be why it's the best. It's reminiscent of BLACK DYNAMITE, and like that movie, I couldn't breathe I was laughing so hard. 10/10. "Zom-B-Movie" is the third best of the four, and it's alright. Decent humor. Cool plot. All in all, this is a pretty enjoyable film.
Everything except for Richard Riehle was utter dogsh*t.
I hope to see Salo 2: The Next Day in the future.
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