- 1 hr 59 min
Chillerama is a horror-comedy anthology film that pays homage to the classic horror movies of the 1930s-60s. Directed by Adam Rifkin, Tim Sullivan, Adam Green, and Joe Lynch, this movie is a wild, gory and hilarious ride that will leave you screaming for more. The movie starts with a wraparound story set in a drive-in movie theater called the Rialto. The owner of the theater, Mr. Finley (played by Rifkin himself), is about to close the theater down for good. To celebrate one final night, he decides to play four never-before-seen horror films, all of which were produced by him.
The first film, "Wadzilla", directed by Sullivan, is a hilarious take on the Godzilla franchise. It follows Miles Munson (played by Joel David Moore), a man who volunteers for a clinical trial for a new drug that will increase the size of his sperm. However, things go awry when Miles' sperm becomes too large and turns into a monster that rampages through New York City. Wadzilla is a raunchy, over-the-top comedy that is both ridiculous and hilarious.
The second film, "I Was a Teenage Werebear", directed by Green, is a spoof on the classic teen drama films of the 1950s. It tells the story of a young man named Ricky (played by Sean Paul Lockhart), who realizes that he is a werebear and must come to terms with his new identity. He falls in love with a fellow werebear named Talon (played by Anton Troy), but their love is threatened by a group of homophobic bullies. The film is a mix of comedy, horror, and musical, with catchy songs and over-the-top dance numbers.
The third film, "The Diary of Anne Frankenstein", directed by Lynch, is a parody of the Frankenstein films of the 1930s. It tells the story of Adolf Hitler's (played by Joel David Moore) plan to create his own monster using the diary of Anne Frank (played by Lin Shaye) and the brain of his dead nephew. However, things go awry when the monster (played by Kane Hodder) turns against Hitler and becomes a hero for the Jewish people. The film is a wild ride filled with gore, humor, and brilliant performances.
The last film, "Deathication", directed by Rifkin, is a mockumentary about a man named Harold (played by Rifkin), who is obsessed with cars and decides to build the world's first living car powered by human waste. The film follows Harold as he recruits a team of scientists, mechanics, and engineers to build his dream car. However, his creation has some unwanted side-effects that turn Harold's dream into a nightmare. Deathication is a gross-out comedy that will make you laugh and cringe at the same time.
Chillerama is a love letter to horror fans, filled with references to classic horror movies and pop culture. The movie is a tribute to the drive-in movie theaters of the past, where B-movies and horror flicks were the main attraction. The film is full of gore, humor, and great performances from its cast. Ray Wise, who plays the projector operator in the wraparound story, provides some of the funniest and most memorable moments of the movie.
Overall, Chillerama is a must-see for horror fans who love gory, cheesy, and hilarious movies. The anthology format allows the directors to take risks and explore different genres, resulting in a movie that is both unpredictable and entertaining. The film is not for the faint of heart, as it contains graphic violence, sexual content, and crude humor. However, if you can handle the gore and appreciate the humor, Chillerama is a fun, wild ride that you won't forget.
Chillerama is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.