I WAS A TEENAGE WEREBEAR, one fourth of the horror/comedy anthology CHILLERAMA, will make its world premiere at the Rainbow Film Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii this Friday, May 13. To celebrate, you can see a new promo image for the film below.
WEREBEAR comes from writer/director Tim Sullivan (2001 MANIACS), who had this to say: "It's great that my film is receiving its World Premiere in paradise. The finale of the film, of course, takes place on the beach, so what better place than the Hawaiian Rainbow Film Festival as a kick off?"
Following the Hawaiian premiere, the picture will play at the Boston LGBT Festival, Outtakes in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand, the Denver Film Festival, Philadelphia's Q Fest, Frameline 35, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, Q Cinema, Fort Worth's Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival and Italy's Fantasy Horror Awards where Sullivan will also be a presenter.
Here is what the half-hour effort has in store: A funny, subversive spoof of the Eisenhower/Kennedy-era beach movies, I Was A Teenage Werebear follows a day in the life of closeted new kid Ricky O'Reilly (played by Sean Paul Lockhart, aka adult film superstar Brent Corrigan) who falls for Malibu High's mysterious bad boy Talon (Anton Troy). When aroused, the two transform into bestial leather daddies, the titular "Werebears."The film features five rock 'n roll musical numbers in a stylistic mash-up of genre icons Roger Corman and John Waters that spins the frothy boy/girl/beach format into a humorously bloody, albeit well-intentioned, call for acceptance and tolerance.
In addition to Sullivan's work, CHILLERAMA also features THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKENSTEIN by Adam Green (HATCHET), ZOM B MOVIE by Joe Lynch (WRONG TURN 2) and WADZILLA by Adam Rifkin (DETROIT ROCK CITY). An adutumn theatrical release is anticipated for the anthology.
2001 MANIACS' Christa Campbell