In the spirit of classic anthology films like CREEPSHOW and TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE and containing films that celebrate the golden age of anatrichilia, CHILLERAMA spans over four decades of cinematic excellence, offering viewers a glimpse into the joy of the late-night feature. The Zom-B-Movie segment was directed by Joe Lynch (WRONG TURN 2, KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM) and stars Richard Riehle (OFFICE SPACE) and Brendan McCreary (the band Young Beautiful in a Hurry).
Zom-B-Movie presented Bear with the opportunity to expand his musical horizon into the sounds he grew up with. “Joe’s short film required a wide swath of musical styles,” he described. Some of his inspirations for this opus included Bernard Herrmann, Lalo Schifrin, and Jerry Goldsmith.
Also part of the CHILLERAMA pantheon is the newly rediscovered nearly 40-year old classic DEATHICATION, from director Fernando Phagbeefy. The influence of the great Kurosawa is evident in DEATHICATION, with Phagabeefy's use of epic images and creation of heroic characters with a strong sense of honor and duty.
CHILLERAMA: Zom-B-Movie also gave Bear the opportunity to expand into two new areas: acting and directing. Bear directed a special music video for the film's closing credits, for the single "I Don't Want to Die a Virgin" by Young Beautiful in a Hurry.
Bear also makes a cameo as a deranged painter who uses an unorthodox medium for his work. To prepare for his role, McCreary took method acting classes and watched hours of Bob Ross on PBS. Said McCreary, "Well let's just say it wasn't the first time I flung shit on paper in order to see what stuck."
1. I Don’t Want to Die a Virgin (4:34)
music and lyrics by Brendan McCreary
performed by Young Beautiful in a Hurry
2. Chillerama Main Title / Floyd’s Bean Bag (3:06)
3. Ryan to the Rescue (2:33)
4. Fernando Phagabeefy (3:07)
5. Deathication (3:07)
6. The Kiss (0:57)
7. Cecil and Orson (1:48)
8. Tainted Popcorn (2:09)
9. The Final Reel (2:38)
10. Rosebud Motherfu**er (4:00)
11. One Hell of a Show (1:41)
12. Fugue in Z Minor (2:58)
13. Rosemary’s Picnic Table (3:05)
14. Seducing Ryan (0:34)
15. Zom-B-Movie Suite (4:48)
16. Deathication (Movement Number Two) (19:06)
Music by Bear McCreary •
Lyrics by Raya Yarbrough
featuring Joshua Silverstein, vocals
Total Time: 60:48