Horror anthologies are making a big big comeback over the next twelve months. With the ABC’S of Death and The Profane Exhibit both still being made, and both sounding absolutely terrific, Chillerama has got there first.
Bringing together four of the most exciting up and coming directors in horror at the moment, the anthology has made a right name for itself at film festivals, and is set to hit DVD & Bluray in the US on 29th November. A brand new trailer has arrived which really goes into some detail of what you can expect from the comedy based horror that harks back to the good old days where horror was all about fun, sex and horrible moments of grotesque and over the top gore. Watching the trailer it is clear the anthology has its mind set on giving horror fans something to enjoy, rather than endure, a relentless bit of fun that does not require any effort from the viewer mentally, so you can just sit back, grab your favourite tipple and enjoy it!
The four directors in question are Adam Green (Hatchet), Joe Lynch (Knights of Badassdom), Adam Rifkin (Look) and Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams). The directors also write there segments of the anthology, with Green directing and writing ‘The Diary of Anne Frankenstein’, Joe Lynch made ‘Zom-B-movie’, Rifkin made ‘Wadzilla’ and Sullivan made ‘I Was a Teenage Werebear’. When you watch the trailer you will get an idea as to how each segment looks.
No news yet on a UK release, but considering the popularity this superb looking piece of work has gathered amongst horror fans in the US, it won’t be long until we here in the UK get our hands on it!
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.
By Matt Wavish