For this ‘Ten Years On’ post we take a look back at “Chillerama”.
As some of you may know I’m a huge fan of anthology style films, so when news of this release was made I was excited.
With a cast and crew filled with the likes of Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Adam Rifkin, Tim Sullivan, Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Eric Roberts, Joel David Moore, Kane Hodder, Richard Riehle and more there’s no denying that I had high expectations going into this film, looking at all involved how could it fail?
Well, unfortunately it could fail, and fail miserably. After two hours of what I was hoping would be a potentially classic anthology film I was left stunned and highly disappointed, how could this be? It wasn’t supposed to be like this, yet sadly it was and I was left scratching my head at where it all went wrong.
First of all the writing was extremely poor, how these stories got the go ahead is beyond me, I know it’s a Horror/Comedy film but there was neither featured here. The comedy aspect of the film just doesn’t sit right at all, it feels forced and it also makes you cringe not laugh.
Now maybe if a company like Troma had done this you’d get it, it’s their thing but nobody does Troma but Troma. There was potential here and so much of it, yet sadly that potential never showed at all, this was a seriously wasted opportunity to do something great.
Ten years later and I’m still pissed about this film, it’s a bad memory that’s burned itself into my brain and I just can’t shake it. I still believe it had the potential to be something great, but sadly that was just not meant to be.