I Was a Teenage Werebear Image, Premiere Details


Tim Sullivan’s Chillerama chapter

It was announced today that Tim Sullivan’s I Was A Teenage Wearbear, one of four horror-comedy films that comprise the upcoming anthology, Chillerama, will make its World Premiere in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Rainbow Film Festival on May 13.

An homage to the drive-in movies of the ’50s and ’60s, Chillerama is a horror anthology featuring the works of Sullivan and filmmakers Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City), Adam Green (Hatchet) and Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2).

An autumn theatrical release of the anthology is anticipated.

A 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.

Following the Hawaiian premiere, I Was A Teenage Werebear will be featured, among others pending scheduling, 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.

Source: Shock Till You Drop