Have you been longing for the days of the campy, B-movies that used to be shown in drive-in theaters? Do you spend your days hoping for a worthy new release of a horror anthology? Well, worry no more; Chillerama is the answer to all of your horror needs. The film, which plays homage to classic anthologies such as Creepshow and The Twilight Zone: The movie, hits shelves Tuesday, November 29.
The movie is a breath of fresh air that contains four different stories which span over four different decades of cinematic history. The movie, presented by Image Entertainment, includes brand new horror stories from the minds of directors, Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen), Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs), Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2), and Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City).
The foursome came together to present their unique story ideas with titles that include: Wadzilla; I Was a Teenage Werebear; The Diary of Anne Frankenstein; and Zom-B-Movie. Audiences can expect familiar faces of horror such as Joel David Moore (Hatchet), Lin Shaye (Insidious), Ray Wise (Reaper, Jeepers Creepers 2), and Kane Hodder (Hatchet, Friday the 13th).
Each story follows a different decade, beginning with Rifkin’s 50’s era monster spoof, Wadzilla. The second story in the anthology is Sullivan’s Teenage Werebear, a spoof of classic 60’s films such as Grease and Rebel Without a Cause. Green’s Diary is the unconventional comedic love story involving Hitler and Anne Frank, while Lynch’s Zom-B-Movie is an obvious spoof of classic zombie movies.
The movie takes place on closing night of the last drive-in in America, and Cecil B. Kaufman (Richard Riehle of Hatchet) unleashes the ultimate horror movie marathon of lost horror films. The movie was theatrically screened across the country for horror fans over the past 3 months with the final stop ending in Madison, Wisconsin.
I personally love horror anthologies, particularly Trilogy of Terror (that damn little doll!), and I cannot wait to see this film. The stories sound interesting and somewhat new, and the film features a story directed by my major crush, Adam Green, so, obviously I will be seeing this one.
I’m not a huge fan of Sullivan because I thought that 2001 Maniacs was horrible, but I strongly believe that Green and Lynch know exactly what horror fans want and like, so, I know that their stories will not disappoint.
If you enjoy classic horror anthology movies and drive-in style films of the past, then keep your eye out for Chillerama which will be released on DVD and Blue-Ray this Tuesday, November 29.