January 3rd, 2011



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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...

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.8/10 (925 voted)

Director: Adam Green

Stars: Adam Rifkin, Sarah Mutch, Ray Wise

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, I Was A Teenage Werebear, 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.

Writers: Adam Rifkin, Tim Sullivan

Adam Rifkin - Miles Munson (segment "Wadzilla")
Sarah Mutch - Louise (segment "Wadzilla")
Ray Wise - Dr. Weems (segment "Wadzilla")
Lin Shaye - Baglady / Nurse Maleva (segments "Wadzilla" and "I Was a Teenage Werebear")
Tania Raymonde - Zelda (segment "Wadzilla")
Eric Roberts - General (segment "Wadzilla")
Miles Dougal - Hobo / Floyd (segments "Wadzilla" and "Zom-B-Movie))
Owen Benjamin - Larry (segment "Wadzilla")
Tracy Dawson - Molly (segment "Wadzilla")
D. Monte - Blumps Boardroom Boss (segment "Wadzilla")
David Theune - Blump's Boadroom Executive (segment "Wadzilla") (as Dave Theune)
Edward Brennan - Blump's Executive (segment "Wadzilla")
Summer Altice - Andie Sumner (segment "Wadzilla")
Alice Haig - Hottie On Train (segment "Wadzilla")
Olivia Dudley - Nurse Unger / Laura (segments "Wadzilla" and "Zom-B-Movie")

Taglines: The Ultimate Midnight Movie.

Release Date: 3 Jan 2011

Filming Locations: Anaheim, California, USA

Did You Know?

Filming for the Segment 'I Was a Teenage Werebear' was almost shut down due to the location sheriff not approving to the content of the script.

Factual errors: In the "teenage wearbear" segment there is a reference to President Kennedy indicating that the scene is set in the early 60s; however, the van driven by the main character is a dodge tradesman 200 which was introduced in 1971.

Peggy Lou: More to life than us?
[Ricky stares at some guys]
Peggy Lou: Ricky Patrick O'Reilly your doing it again!
Ricky: Doing what?
Peggy Lou: Your looking away!

User Review

Troma Trash Galore

Rating: 10/10

(my spoilers are very minimal though! :)

First of all, if you're looking for a high budget Hollywood horror film, this film is definitely not for you. However, if you're a fan of old school b-movie horror films from the 70s/80s or Troma Comedies like Poultrygeist you are so going to love this one.

The movie generally has a type of "Creepshow"/"Tales From the Darkside" setup. You have a main story that features 3 little horror stories. The first story features a giant sperm starting a rampage on an entire city. As random as the plot sounds is also as random as it is delivered. A special treat are the visuals in this one. What makes the visuals so crazy looking is that they use effects that were used around the 50s and earlier when all the films were black and white. Seeing these cheap effects in color really makes it look like nothing I have ever seen before. The second story is a werewolf-beach boy musical with homosexuality as a central subject... Yes... That's right! It sort of reminds us of Elvis-like cheesy beach flicks from the 60's and the werewolf craze of the 80's. What at first sounds like a random genre mix is actually very entertaining. One must also credit the musical numbers because they are very very catchy. The final story is a gritty black and white story in German featuring Hitler and Eva Braun trying to create a superhuman. It's really like Bela Lugosis speech in ed Wood's Bride of the Monster ("I shall create a new race of super humans which will take over the world") coming to life. What makes it quite funny is that every actor is speaking normal German while Hitkler himself speaks this fictional South Park German. This one does get a little lengthy towards the end and isn't so focused on the visuals like the other 2, but it does have a lot of great jokes.

All in all, Chillerama really is a great homage to old school b-movie horror flicks ranging from the 1930's to the 1980's. Everyone who loves old school trash films will really have a lot of fun with Chillerama.


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