CHILLERAMA

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November 30, 2011, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

 

Outside the Box [Office] and Image Entertainment invite you and a guest to a special  screening of

Chillerama

 
Written & Directed by Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Adam Rifkin and Tim Sullivan
 
Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The Ray Stark Family Theatre

George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 

About Chillerama

It's the closing night at the last drive-in theater in America and Cecil B. Kaufman (Hatchet's Richard Riehle) has planned the ultimate marathon of lost film prints to unleash upon his faithful cinephile patrons. Four films so rare that they have never been exhibited publicly on American soil until this very night! What could possibly go wrong?

In the spirit of classic anthology films like Creepshow and Twilight Zone: The Movie and containing films that not only celebrate the golden age of drive-in B horror shlock but also span over four decades of cinema, CHILLERAMA offers something for every bad taste. With titles like Wadzilla, I Was a Teenage Werebear, The Diary of Anne Frankenstein, and Zom-B-Movie and featuring appearances by Joel David Moore (Avatar), Lin Shaye (Insidious), Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight) and more cameos than you can count, CHILLERAMA is sure to have you screaming for more. From the depraved minds of Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City), Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs), Adam Green (Frozen), and Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2).

Provided courtesy of Image Entertainment. Not rated. Running time: 120 minutes. In German and English, with English subtitles.

To learn more about the film and to view the trailer, click here.

About the Guests

ADAM GREEN (Director/Writer, segment "Diary of Anne Frankenstein")

Upon graduating New York’s Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science in Television and Film production, Adam Green went to work producing and directing local cable commercials in Boston. While employed by the cable advertising company, Green began "borrowing" their production equipment after hours to make his own films. Using friends as cast and crew, three lights, and his severely troubled cat... Green’s first feature film (the comedy Coffee & Donuts) was completed for a mere $400 in the summer of 1999. In 2003 the movie was bought by Walt Disney Studios/Touchstone TV and developed as a sit-com for UPN with Green writing the pilot.

With the success of C&D, Green made the move out West.While spending the next several years developing, writing, and working on various network television pilots, Green wrote and directed the feature horror/comedy Hatchet which premiered to rave reviews at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. The film was selected for festivals worldwide winning a multitude of awards, including the Audience Choice Award for “Best Picture” in 3 different countries and placement in both MTV’s and Ain’t It Cool News’ TOP 10 FILMS OF THE YEAR lists. Critically hailed as “the greatest slasher film in 20 years”, “the holy grail of slasher films”, and creating “the next icon of horror”- Hatchet saw a successful nationwide theatrical release in September of 2007. The film went on to become the highest selling original title that its distributor (Anchor Bay Entertainment) had ever had and Green made an equally successful sequel (Hatchet 2) in 2010. Hatchet 3 will begin production in early 2012.

Green’s second film, the Hitchcockian psychodrama Spiral took home the prestigious “Gold Vision Award” at the 2007 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the Silver Award at Austin’s Fantastic Film Festival, and saw a US theatrical release in February of 2008. Green also produced the disturbing and horrifying thriller Grace which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 complete with two men fainting in the audience on opening night. Grace was released in U.S. theaters in August of 2009.

In 2010 Green’s snowy thriller Frozen wowed audiences at the Sundance film festival once again and went on to top Hatchet as Anchor Bay’s top selling original film of all time after a limited theatrical release earlier that year. Currently, Green is writing the big budget children’s adventure movie Killer Pizza for producer Chris Columbus as well as starring in FEARnet’s first original sit-com (Blood & Guts) which he created and is both writing and directing.

KANE HODDER (Actor, "Meshugannah" in the segment "Diary of Anne Frankenstein")

To fans, this name is synonymous with horror, an icon on the level of Bela Legosi, Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. Kane has appeared as a stunt man and actor in more than two hundred television shows and movies in a career spanning over thirty years. His role as Jason Voorhees in four consecutive films of the Friday the 13th series came to define the character feared by millions of fans the world over. The man behind the hockey mask would seal his fate as horror royalty years later by starring as the monster Victor Crowley in the Hatchet series.

JOE LYNCH (Director/Writer, Segment "Zom B Movie")

Joe Lynch was born in Long Island, New York and was raised on a steady diet of horror & Amblin films, Stephen King novels, heavy metal & comic books. His first foray into filmmaking was hooking up 2 VCR cameras and creating "remixes" of his favorite movie scenes to new music, and creating home-spun gore effects to shock his family members (it rarely worked). 

Upon graduating from Syracuse University, where his two student shorts, mAHARBA and hiBeams got Lynch named Filmmaker of the Year in 1999 in The Village Voice's Best of Long Island issue. Joe's first film job was working with the legendary Troma films, working on Terror Firmer & was then hired as an in-house writer/producer/Toxic Avenger model. Post-Troma, Lynch then created, produced & shot the hit US TV show Uranium for Fuse, and directed music videos and documentaries for artists like 311, Sugarcult, DevilDriver, DVDA, Coal Chamber, Strapping Young Lad & Pete Yorn.

20th Century Fox's Wrong Turn 2: Dead End was Lynch's first foray into feature filmmaking – a dream come true for the die-hard horror fanatic. This love letter to Splatter films of the 80's was a surprising critical and financial success, making many Top 10 lists on horror publications and websites and is still considered one of Fox's best selling DTV films to date.

After Wrong Turn 2, Lynch served as Creative Director at G4tv.com, where he developed and produced many of the site's popular web franchises, including Feedback, The MMO Report, Fresh Ink & the Webby Award winning series Freestyle 101. Lynch also oversaw many of the network's live coverage of events, including E3, Comic-Con & the Tokyo Game Show, as well as commercial campaigns for Jinx and Sony (which he also directed). Lynch also directed the popular 311 music video "Hey You" in 2009.

Lynch was then tapped to direct the "Heavy Metal Horror Adventure", Knights of Badassdom, for IndieVest Pictures, which follows a band of modern-day friends who embark on a LARP (Live Action Role Playing), leaving to dark, dangerous (and often time hilarious) results. This was another "passion project" which allowed Lynch to sate his love for adventure films while working with some of today's top talents, in front and behind the camera; an all-star cast including Steve Zahn (Treme), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) & Summer Glau (Serenity), among others and Cinematographer Sam McCurdy (The Descent, Centurion), editor Howard Smith (The Abyss, Strange Days), Creature FX designers Spectral Motion (Hellboy 2, X-Men: First Class) and composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, Walking Dead) marking their second collaboration together. The film is currently set to release in Spring in 2012.

Along with Chillerama, Lynch's upcoming projects include Co-Starring & Executive Producing FEARnet's first original sitcom, Blood & Guts, a special Halloween-themed web series for G4 as well as prepping his next directorial feature, Everly, an ambitious action thriller which he co-wrote with Yale Hannon (the script was on 2010's coveted Black List) and will be shooting early next year for Anonymous Content & Crime Scene Pictures.

Lynch currently resides in LA with his lovely (and patient) wife Briana, their son Remy Plissken and their manic pooch "Buckaroo" Banzai.

BEAR MCCREARY (Composer)

At the age of 24, McCreary was launched into pop culture with his groundbreaking score to SyFy’s hit series Battlestar Galactica, for which he composed “the most innovative music on TV today” (Variety). It “fits the action so perfectly, it’s almost devastating: a sci-fi score like no other” (NPR). Io9.com declared Bear McCreary one of the Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of All Time, listing him alongside legends John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and Bernard Herrmann.

McCreary’s many other credits include AMC’s smash hit The Walking Dead, where he collaborated with writer/director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) and producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator). He has also composed critically-acclaimed scores for series such as Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Eureka, Caprica, Trauma and The Cape. His swashbuckling score for Human Target featured the largest orchestra ever assembled in the history of series television and earned him his first Emmy nomination. His feature film work includes Disney’s worldwide hit Step Up 3D, and his videogame credits include Sony’s successful SOCOM 4: U.S. NAVY SEALs.

Attending the prestigious Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, McCreary completed degrees in composition and recording arts. However, his professional training came from film music legend Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments). McCreary was one of Bernstein’s select protégés, and learned the tools of the trade working with and orchestrating for the maestro.

McCreary has performed Battlestar Galactica concerts before thousands of fans from around the world. He has conducted orchestral performances of his music in North America and Europe, and has been invited to conduct at film music festivals such as Fimucité in Tenerife, and the International Film Music Festival in Úbeda, Spain. McCreary spent his childhood immersed in film and television music; he is delighted now to contribute to the genres that inspired him.

BRENDAN MCCREARY

Coming  soon.

About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain. The weekly screenings will be on Wednesday and Sunday nights (and other select dates, as they arise) in the School of Cinematic Arts Complex, George Lucas Building.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the general public. Please bring a photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Parking

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu