Craparama Would Be More Appropriate – Chillerama (2011)

cr1There are those movies that are so bad they’re good.

Then there are those movies that are so bad they’re bad.

Then there’s Chillerama.

I’d call this “movie” an unmitigated piece of sh!t, but to be honest I’d be afraid to let this thing anywhere near my toilet because I would be afraid it would run away in horror, and considering some of the things I’ve forced down it before, well…

Of course, I can’t say that I wasn’t warned. The “friend”who loaned me this disk did try to warn me about how horrible it was, but did I listen? Well, yeah, I did, but at the same time, it really seemed like something that I had to see with my own eyes. A decision which now leads me to feel that I should apologize to my eyes.

cr3Actually, I suspect his real motive in even mentioning it to me falls firmly into the “misery loves company” realm.

The basic concept here is that of your standard anthology film. Four creators get together, decide to make parodies of drive=in movies from different eras, and put them together to make one feature. It’s something that has been done many times before, generally fairly badly, but I can;t think of when it’s been done this poorly and ineptly.

cr2Now generally, I wouldn’t even bother writing a review like this. After all, most of these film are made by first-time creators who at least are trying and/or have good intentions, and simply get in way over their heads or their budgets or their skill level, and can’t help the fact that that what they produce in the end just isn’t that good, and I don’t like tearing people down for trying.

But in this case, we’re talking about film makers who really should have known better. Adam Rifkin. Tim Sullivan. Adam Green. Joe Lynch.

To say I would expect better from each of these guys would be an understatement.

cr4Okay, I admit I am being a bit too harsh here. Actually, Green’s Diary of Anne Frankenstein does live up (or down, considering your perspective, I suppose) to its title, though even it doesn’t make it worth slogging through the rest of this drek.

Anyway, let’s just go ahead and file this one under “I watched it (though admittedly with my thumb firmly poised over the fast forward button) so you don’t have to” and let it go at that.

Here’s a trailer, though I should warn you that even this falls into the “remember, there are some things you simply can’t unsee” category: