Tim Sullivan

Combining short films with titles like Wadzilla and The Diary of Anne Frankenstein, Chillerama is an anthology film stuffed to the brim with movie references from the collaborative minds of Adam Green (Hatchet), Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs), Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City), and Joe Lynch (Knights of Badassdom). Weaving the films together is the over-arching movie Zom-B-Film, a tale of a zombie pervert invasion at a drive-in movie theater. Chillerama features Joel David Moore, Lin Shaye, Ray Wise, Eric Roberts, and the man behind many masks, Kane Hodder, all of whom are intentionally hamming it up in roles ranging from cliched military generals to a Frankenjew to Adolf Hitler. Never taking itself too seriously, the film makes an inordinate amount of dick jokes, spills a lot of blood, makes two dozen poop jokes, and sprays all sorts of fluids across the screen. So if you’re into that…

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Ray Manzarek is probably best known as being the keyboardist for the legendary classic rock group The Doors, but it turns out he also spends some of his time writing weird, self-referential fan fiction. His novel The Poet in Exile is a fictionalized account that centers on The Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison reappearing some 40 years after his death and revealing to Manzarek that being dead was all a hoax and that they now need to go on another crazy tour. If you ask me, someone who is writing books about their dead friends coming back to life should show their work to a therapist before they start sending it to people in Hollywood, but nobody ever asks me anything. So, according to Variety, a film version of The Poet in Exile is on its way. Before I get too deep into making fun of Manzarek about how weird I think this book is, I’ll let him explain the project in his own words: “The number one question I get asked is, ‘Do you think Jim Morrison’s really dead?’ All I can say is, I personally have not seen or heard from Jim since he left for Paris 40 years ago. And I miss that guy. He was a poet. A Dionysus to my Apollo. A great performer, a shaman. And a damn good friend.” Okay, so maybe he’s not doing himself any favors. But before you think that he’s completely crazy, know that he doesn’t intend to play […]

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First Look Studios has provided us with a little treat today: a set of exclusive images for their upcoming DVD release 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams, from director Tim Sullivan. It debuted at the Texas Frightmare Weekend earlier this year and will make its way to DVD on July 20th. From what I can tell, it has been pretty well received. Shock Till You Drop gave it an 8/10 rating, saying that it “isn’t going to be to the taste of the more prudish amongst us. However, for those that do relish all the finer things in life, this sequel is the real deal!”

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