Director(s) - Adam Green (Hatchet & Hatchet II), Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2: Dead End), Adam Rifkin (Psycho Cop Returns), and Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs)
Release Date - 2011
Genre - Horror/Comedy/Musical
Tagline(s) - "Drive in. Freak out" and "The ultimate midnight movie"
Format - DVD (Personal Collection)
Rating (out of 5):
It is easy for a horror director with some success to dish out film after film of shit. After the success of Hatchet and 2001 Maniacs I was worried it would go to both director's heads resulting in mediocre flicks (if we're lucky) being made by each director. However, I am a fan of Adam Green and Tim Sullivan and gave them the benefit of the doubt and was pumped when I heard about Chillerama. I do not know much about the other two directors but I went in to it with an open mind. I knew from the cover art that this was a film you could not take seriously or you would not enjoy yourself. I am fine with films like that because I am a fan of horror comedies and black comedies. Because the film is an anthology I will review each story separately.
Director - Adam Rifkin
Starring - Adam Rifkin, Sarah Mutch (The Seamstress), and Ray Wise (Big Ass Spider)
This story follows Miles. Miles tried to donate sperm but was turned down because his seed it too slow. The doctor (Wise) gives him an experimental medication to make his seed faster like normal sperm. However, there is a side effect of this new medication. Whenever he is aroused he has a shooting pain in his nads. He chalks it up to a vain twist in his balls and does not report this to the doctor. This could not come at a more inopportune time. Miles is going on a blind date and when he discovers she is a full blown hottie he has to excuse himself and use her restroom. He squeezes one off and the seed grows to gigantic proportions and starts feasting on the locals. The government gets involved and tries to kill it with spermicide but it does not work. As the beast makes it's way to the statue of liberty, the government does the only thing they can before it impregnates lady liberty, and bombs the beast sending semen everywhere.
This segment was a hilarious homage to the giant monster movies of the 50's and 60's. The acting was intentionally awkward giving that movie the not-so-serious vibe. The story is not original, but it is funny. What else did you expect from a story called Wadzilla? The special effects are nothing special but I really did like the way this one looks. This segment was cheesy and unoriginal but it was damn funny and extremely entertaining.
Starring - Sean Paul Lockhart (Kissing Darkness), Anton Troy (Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust), and Gabby West (Saw 3D: The Final Chapter)
Director - Adam Green
Starring - Joel David Moore (Hatchet), Kristina Klebe (Halloween 2007), and Kane Hodder (Hatchet, Frozen)
This one follows Hitler as he gets his hands on the journals of Dr. Frankenstein from his ancestors, The Franks. The journals are instructions on how to splice body parts from the deceased together and bring the monstrosity back to life. Hitler succeeds in re-creating Dr. Frankenstein's experiment using the body parts of the Jews he has killed. Hitler's goal is to use his monster, Meshugannah, to take over the world. However, Meshugannah is torn between his orders and his Jewish parts. He turns on his creator and kills Hitler.
This one is my favorite story in the film. Though it does skip on the horror it does offer a lot of humor. The acting is once again intentionally bad and awkward. This segment relies on the bad acting and other cliches of films from the 40's and 50's. The story is clever and funny and I love the tie ins with Hitler, Anne Frank, and Frankenstein. A lot of thought went in to this one. Finally, the special effects are not the best but I love the way Meshugannah looks. This one is hilarious and will damn sure entertain.
Starring - Richard Riehle (Texas Chainsaw 3D), Corey Jones (Frontier Guard), and Kaili Thorne (Ice Scream)
This segment serves as the entire anthology's bookend. The previous three segments are films being played at a drive-in theater. Each segment is tied together with small clips of this segment as we are introduced to the characters and the plot. A drunk digs up his deceased wife to screw her. Unfortunately, she comes back to life and bites his dick off. The drunk hobbles back to work at the drive-in and rubs popcorn butter on his wiener wounds. That butter is then placed on the popcorn that the movie goers consume. Those that consume the popcorn turn in to horny, undead creatures that will dry hump you to death. After everyone is turned in to the horny undead, a young couple must fight to survive.
As an overall film this is a solid outing. It does have a few segments that are weaker than the others, however, it does not take away from the overall entertainment. Check this one out.