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Old 09-26-12, 02:05 PM
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"Chillerama" Reviews/Discussion - 2012 Horror Challenge: Day 16






Chillerama (2010)



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Old 10-03-12, 10:36 PM
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Re: "Chillerama" Reviews/Discussion - 2012 Horror Challenge: Day 16

Chillerama is a really cool idea that I want to like more than I actually do but the execution is overly silly and jokes often not funny. The grindhouse anthology idea is brilliant. "Wadzilla" is a great concept. I think the strongest segment is "Diary of Ann Frankenstein." The random movie line quotes during the closing sex starved zombie rampage is nice. Unfortunately so much of Chillerama's 2 hour run time is mediocre. I understand it's intentionally silly to be campy lampooning cheap b-movies but maybe too much of it is going over my head.

Edit: Watched The Theatre Bizzare (2011) and it's so much better than Chillerama with a similar (but more subtle) anthology theater vibe. Chillerama is such a missed opportunity.

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I streamed this movie on Netflix not too long ago and I remember hating it. I remember it being like a Troma film except grosser and dumber...which is hard to imagine. I definitely don't plan on rewatching it.
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My 2nd time viewing this and still dug it. Of course its like a b movie ,drive-in, grindhouse style with some silly segments. It does have a lil bit of everything from zombies, monsters, wolfman and frankenstein. My favorite was the Wadzilla one which I thought was funny as hell..I didn't like the gay wolfman story with so much singing. Also the main story of the drive in was kool and then seeing a zombie orgy out of it was like holy shit.
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I loved it! The quirkiness of it was right up my alley. I was cracking up through the whole movie. The only storyline I didn't care for that much was the one right after Wadzilla. But on a whole it was a very enjoyable movie to watch.
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I think Diary Of Anne Frankenstein was hilarious and the wrap around was okay. The Werebear segment was one of the worst things I've ever seen though. I hated it so much. Wadzilla was mildly amusing and I don't remember the other one at all.
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Re: "Chillerama" Reviews/Discussion - 2012 Horror Challenge: Day 16

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I think Diary Of Anne Frankenstein was hilarious and the wrap around was okay. The Werebear segment was one of the worst things I've ever seen though. I hated it so much. Wadzilla was mildly amusing and I don't remember the other one at all.
That's pretty much where I fall, and I can't remember the other segment either.
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I think the one that people are forgetting is the fake preview of that "shit" film where they feature poop in all its many forms. Technically the last film is the zombie picture that wraps up the entire film itself.
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I think the one that people are forgetting is the fake preview of that "shit" film where they feature poop in all its many forms. Technically the last film is the zombie picture that wraps up the entire film itself.
Sunny Lane was the only good part of the stupid poop segment.
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i like half the movie. this was my second viewing

Wadzilla I love...just utter nonsense but my love for monster movies makes this one stand out for me and doesn't overstay its welcome unlike the next story of Werebear had some funny moments but like the first viewing when the second story came on it couldn't hold my attention. and Diary of Ann Frankenstein is my favorite by far i even went out of my way to rock my fright rags shirt in honor of that story while watching it.
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Like wadzilla and the zombie parts. I wasn't really feeling ann frankestein. The concept was sound but execution wasn't there.
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I watched this last night along with Blood Creek and I agree with a lot of you guys that the execution left a bit to be desired. The werebear segment was the weakest, although I thought the premise was amusing. Wadzilla was pretty funny, although gross, I did crack up every time the guy doubled over in pain from his erections. Also, it was cool seeing Eric Roberts play a character named General Bukkake.

I thought the Diary of Anne Frankenstein was the best segment. The lady playing Eva Braun was hot, I actually thought she was the same actress playing the blind date girl in Wadzilla, who was also pretty hot. I didn't realize that was Kane Hodder playing the monster until the credits, so I was pleased to check him off the check list, although I'll probably watch a Friday the 13th movie before this challenge is over.

Overall though, I thought there were too few great moments in a film that was rather long.
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Re: "Chillerama" Reviews/Discussion - 2012 Horror Challenge: Day 16

Agree with much of what you all have said. It had it's good moments, but overall just wasn't all that good, and it was way too long.

The Wadzilla segment was a great premise, and could have been good; but I found the joke execution very poor, so it was by far the weakest segment for me. The Werebear segment was a nice idea, but the singing and acting were mediocre. Loved the Diary of Ann Frankenstein segment, and the wraparound zombie film was quite decent. Loved Richard Riehle as Cecil the theater guy. Can't remember where I most remember him from, but always enjoy his work. He was apparently considered for the Cliff Clavin role.
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Agree with much of what you all have said. It had it's good moments, but overall just wasn't all that good, and it was way too long.
I concur, especially about it being too long. I thought that the wraparound story and the first two segments were juvenile at best, but "Anne Frankenstein" made me laugh a few times, and I found "Deathication" to be hysterically funny. I'm not really sure what that says about me, but then again, I belonged to a fraternity in college.
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Anne Frankenstein was rad. LOVED the black stuntman moment. I nearly pissed myself!
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