New Release: Chillerama DVD and Blu-ray

Release Date: Nov. 29, 2011
Price: DVD $27.97, Blu-ray $29.97
Studio: Image Entertainment

Chillerama movie sceneThe 2011 horror anthology film Chillerama features four short movies by genre filmmakers Adam Rifkin (The Dark Backward), Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs), Adam Green (Frozen) and Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2).

In the spirit of such classic “omnibus” films as Dead of Night, Tales From the Crypt and Creepshow, Chillerama offers four vignettes that celebrate the golden age of B horror schlock.

Chillerama’s wraparound story involves the closing night of the last drive-in theater in America. The theater’s owner (Richard Riehle, Bridesmaids) “celebrates” the closing by scheduling the ultimate marathon of lost horror films — four of them — to be shown publicly for the first time. The quartet includes “The Diary of Anne Frankenstein” directed by Green, “Wadzilla,” directed by Rifkin, “I Was a Teenage Werebear”  helmed by Sullivan and “Zom-B-Movie” by Lynch.

Chillerama features appearances by such familiar horror actors as Joel David Moore (Avatar ), Lin Shaye (Insidious), Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class), Kane Hodder (the Hatchet series) and Eric Roberts (Sharktopus).

The movie had its world premiere at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in September 2011, followed by a 14-city roadshow tour that hit New York, Chicago, Houston and Telluride, among others. Appropriately, all the screenings were scheduled for midnight.

The two hour of bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray discs include the following:

  • directors’ video commentary
  • Wadzilla deleted scenes and trailer
  • “The Making of The Diary of Anne Frankenstein”
  • “I Was A Teenage Werebear Behind the Scenes,” deleted scenes and trailer
  • Zom-B-Movie deleted scenes
  • directors’ interviews
  • original theatrical trailer

Here’s the gloriously, gory trailer:

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.