Adam Rifkin (The Dark Backward) and Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs) met during the making of Detroit Rock City and quickly discovered how much they both loved drive-in movies. They planned on making a movie called Famous Monsters of Filmland that was to be based on the magazine and each segment would be about a different era.
The deal with the magazine — and a Gene Simmons-hosted MTV series — fell through. Years would go by before Rifkin and Sullivan teamed with directors Adam Green (Hatchet) and Joe Lynch (Mayhem) to make this movie.
The first story by Rifkin, “Wadzilla,” has great effects by The Chiodo Brothers and somehow has Eric Roberts as a character named General Bukkake. Ray Wise and Lin Shaye also appear, but the real draw is the giant sperm.
Tim Sullivan’s “I Was a Teenage Werebear” takes Grease, Twilight and every rebellious teenage movie and throws, well, homosexual werebears into the pot and cooks up all hot and steamy.
Adam Green directed “The Diary of Anne Frankenstein,” which is the kind of title that Jerry Gross would have delighted to have come up with. There’s also a short called “Deathication” which seems to just be out to upset viewers if they haven’t already been offended.
Joe Lynch’s “Zom-B-Movie” is the open and close of the movie. There’s one more night for the drive-in before zombies attack and Richard Riele dispatches them while saying catchphrase after phrase.
I wanted to like this more than I did, but as we all know, my sense of humor cannot and will not see Troma-ish films as funny nor fun.
You can watch this on Tubi.