'Hatchet 2' director Adam Green on his new anthology movie, 'Chillerama'

HATCHET-2It’s been a strange couple of weeks for director Adam Green. On October 1, the theater chain AMC unleashed his unrated slasher sequel Hatchet 2, only to pull it from screens two days later for reasons that seemed more than a tad unclear. While AMC told EW in a written statement that the company made its business decisions based on a film’s performance, a “bewildered and confused” Green speculated the film was yanked because of the surrounding “online controversy.” The director also hoped that he would never again have to “deal with something like this.”

In fact, Green is currently developing a kiddie-friendly film called Killer Pizza. But fans of the Hatchet movies, and Green’s twisted brand of humor, will be pleased to learn the director has at least one more bizarro horrorshow up his blood-drenched sleeve. The film is an anthology movie called Chillerama, which Green says he is hoping to release in the spring or summer of next year and which boasts segments directed by Green, Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City), Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs), and Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2). We asked Adam to tell us more, and he did—though it seems fair to suggest that even his synopsis is not for the very easily offended…

Adam Green: “Adam Rifkin is doing a segment called Wadzilla, which is basically a take on ‘50s giant monster movies. It’s [about] a guy that goes to get his sperm count raised, and it creates one big sperm that attacks New York City. Tim Sullivan is doing something called I was a Teenage Werebear. In gay culture there’s a term ‘Bear’ for guys that are big hairy burly men, and his has kind of a Rebel Without A Cause-type feel. My segment is called The Diary of Anne Frankenstein. It’s a black and white movie about Hitler trying to create the perfect killing machine to win the war. Joel David Moore (Hatchet, Avatar) plays Adolf Hitler. It’s probably the funniest part he’s ever done. The whole movie is in German, but Joel does not know German, so he’s making up his own gibberish through the whole movie, but his subtitles are correct. The final one is being done by Joe Lynch. His is like a zombie movie with a twist—they’re more like sex zombies than zombies that just want to eat you.”

Giant sperm? Sex zombies? Hitler? As a fan of the Amicus anthology films—and of George A. Romero’s Creepshow—I’d have to say that sounds like a value-for-money movie to me.

What about you?

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  • Iggy

    holy moly adam.. that sounds sweett

  • Laveryone

    This sounds hilarious!! I’ll see anything this Green does (Frozen is my favorite of the year so far) and as a Kiss fan I loved Rifkin’s Detroit Rock City. Didn’t Adam Rifkin do Mousehunt, too?

    • Clark Collis

      He wrote it. Mouse Hunt was directed by Gore Verbinski.

  • Laveryone

    Ah yes, just looked on IMDB and saw that. I want to see Rifkin’s show Look but I don’t have Showtime. Gonna have to wait for DVD for that one.

  • kristen stewart’s scowl assistant

    The Diary of Anne Frankenstein??? Classic!

  • Bethany

    Am I the only one who finds it hilarious that Adam Green of all people had a movie pulled from screens and couldn’t get an R rating for something as funny and silly as a Hatchet film? I first got turned on to this guy from all of his hilarious Internet shorts and thought he was strictly comedy before I saw Frozen which scared the heck out of me and Spiral which was beautiful. This is crazy that the MPAA and press around Hatchet has painted him like some sort of bad boy. Met him at Comic Con twice now and he’s anything but. Love that he does all genres though and it is ridiculous that Hatchet got pulled for “box office” before it ever got it’s legs. That movie gets banned but not the torture porn? What gives America??

  • Matt M.

    This sounds seriously awesome. I’ve purchased the DVD in my mind, since it won’t play in theatres, especially after the Hatchet II – AMC controversy.

  • Popcorn fan

    Been watching three Adam Green shorts on youtube fairy tale police,the Tiffany problem,jack chop and sound like chillerama going to funny

  • Kain Thrace

    Love Kane and Danielle and Hatchet 2 didnt play anywhere near me but I’m waitin on the DVD! Anne Frankenstein…already sounds classic.

  • Karen

    Everything in this world is evolving but film is still stuck up about b.s. Fan’s don’t care. Fans want to see what our favorites make no matter what. I think Chillerama is going to be EPIC throwing its cast and directors into the top ranks of Cult Classic Horror.

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