First Trailer for B-Movie Horror Anthology Chillerama
09.19.11 by Ryan
The first trailer has arrived for the horror-comedy anthology Chillerama, just as it embarks on a "Roadshow" tour of the U.S.
Directed by Adam Green (Hatchet, Hatchet II, Frozen), Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, the upcoming Knights of Badassdom), Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City) and Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs), Chillerama is made up of four, low-budget, B-movie horror shorts — Rifkin's Wadzilla, Sullivan's I Was a Teenage Werebear, Green's The Diary of Anne Frankenstein, and Lynch's Zom-B-Movie — all revealed in the movie as part of the closing night of the last drive-in movie in America. At the anthology's premiere at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary, Green told Dread Central that the inspiration was 2007's Grindhouse.
I love Grindhouse. I thought that was one of the best times I’ve had at the movies in the last ten years, but it was a $50 million dollar movie that was supposed to be a low budget movie, and we made a real version of that, that really was low budget and that really embraced that era, and it’s great that so many people have identified that right away and have been like, "This is what the s**t used to be like!" It’s so down and dirty, and there’s nothing fancy about it, and I want other filmmakers to get the chance to do what we did because it’s fun! It reminds you of why you got into this [filmmaking] in the first place.
Sullivan, meanwhile, says that the idea for the movie was first conceived when he and Rifkin were working together on Detroit Rock City, which Rifin directed and Sullivan produced.
Originally the idea was that it was going to be famous monsters of films, and we thought it would have Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Wolfman, and we thought we’d do a movie that had updated versions of those classic monsters, and that the [narrative] arena would be that of a drive-in movie, and it was going to happen until Famous Monsters of Filmland fell apart, but we still kept the concept and hung on to it for a decade. When Adam Green and Joe Lynch arrived, we realized these were the missing members. When Rifkin and I conceptualized this, though, all the way back in the late '90s, which is what I call the 'cock-tease' horror movement, with Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, where instead of a monster on a poster it was some pouty ingénue who was on hiatus from Melrose Place that week, and so we wanted to bring back monster movies, and bring back the event of going to see a movie.
See if they accomplished their task in the trailer below.
Chillerama's U.S. Roadshow began in Los Angeles, but is traveling to Chicago, New York, Dallas, Houston and more for one-night only showings before in ends Oct. 29. Chillerama then lands on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on Nov. 29.