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…
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…
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.
The poster is the best part of the movie.
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.
Was für ein grandios lustiger Film! Nichts vorher drüber lesen, seht ihn euch einfach an. Wer auch nur das geringste für nicht ganz politisch korrekten Humor, Horror- oder B-Movies übrig hat, wird ihn garantiert LIEBEN!
Ich glaube bei keinem anderen Film gab es so viel Szenenapplaus und so viele flüchtende Besucher beim fantasy Filmfest 2011 ;). Dabei steckt ganz offensichtlich viel Liebe und vor allem Spaß dahinter, den man allen Beteiligten anmerkt. In den durch eine lose Hintergrundgeschichte verbundenen Episoden wird mit B-Movie Klischees um sich geworfen, dass es eine wahre Freude ist. Man weiß nie, was einen als nächstes erwartet.
(Ranking of each short)
1. Zom-B-Movie (wrap around)
2. I Was A Teenage Werebear (hilarious, w/ really good songs!)
3. The Diary Of Anne Frankenstein (best title by far! lol)
4. Wadzilla (Love anything w/ the Devil from Reaper in it!)
Absolute shit. First film I've turned off three quarters through in years. There was just nothing redeeming about this, it wasn't funny beyond pure shock, wasn't in the slightest bit horrific. The humour was beyond juvenile, a string of lame cock and wank jokes that seemed like the mind spill of a 14yr old boy.
With the names involved in this I expected something much better. Very disappointed.
Holly shit, what did I just watch?! Movie made to be watched with a group of close friends high as fuck. Laughed my ass of, very fun movie, with so much cliches that its a trash of trash movies.
More funny than horrifying. It is pretty good.
Film 67 of "The December Challenge 2"
1st time watch
I was recommended this because I liked Tromeo and Juliet, so I decided to check it out.
Bad idea. This was pretty fucking unfunny for 85% of it's duration. It's an anthology type film, where none of them made me laugh, or let me be engaged or entertained. I honestly wanted to close my eyes and fall asleep it was so bad. Although there were a few things I noticed, like a few actors of note. Other than that, it was just an overly raunchy horror film with terrible narrative, dialogue, and performances.
I will hopefully never have to watch this again, it will only be rated lower I'm sure, and you can';t get much lower than a 1 star rating.
Day #14 of 31 Days of Halloween:
Chillerama, well after waiting awhile to watch this, i dont know what kept me. I loved the "ridiculousness" of it.
Wadzilla was funny and a good start to the movie.
I Was a Teenage Werebear was a hilarious spoof from The Lost Boys, and seemed that it had a good wholesome moral subplot to it.
The Diary of Anne Frankenstein had to be my favorite. Joel David Moore was hilarious as Hitler. I guess it was the subtle racism was what gets you to laugh at those overly used stereotypes.
Zom-B-Movie, all i have to say is if youre going to end a b-movie anthology that has a jewish frankenstein, killer sperm, gay…
I was hoping this would be better, but sadly it's as shaky as I'd heard. Each segment has its moments and might have been perfect in 5-10 minute chunks. Here, they're all far too long (the film is nearly 2 hours!) and most rely on a one-note joke that most 14 year olds would find puerile. All the segments are filmed pretty well, with some nice touches spoofing specific eras of film, and there's some humorous cameos, but it outstays its welcome by a long way.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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