Halloween 2003 marked the 13th anniversary of the Chiller Theatre Horror Movie Convention ... but there was nothing conventional about it. UnConventional is Revolution Earth's second ... See full summary »
Halloween 2003 marked the 13th anniversary of the Chiller Theatre Horror Movie Convention ... but there was nothing conventional about it. UnConventional is Revolution Earth's second feature-length documentary. This film chronicles the insanity that ensued at the 13th annual Chiller-Con, held at the Meadowlands Sheraton Hotel in East Rutherford, NJ. The story of the weekend is told through the eyes of six different people, each a representative of the sorts that the Chiller-Con attracts: Gunnar Hansen, the original man behind the mask; Tiffany Shepis, a scream queen on the rise; Bob Gonzo, a "micro-budget" filmmaker; two rabid fans; and one of the key men who helps run the convention. Six different people, six different perspectives, one crazy weekend. It certainly promises to be UnConventional. Just keep telling yourself ... it's only a documentary ... Written by
Elizabeth Claire Myers, Producer
Decent documentary covering the 2003 Chiller Convention, which just happened to be the 13th Anniversary of the popular event. The event showcases the best (and often worst) that the horror genre has to offer with this years event bringing forward David Carradine, Gunner Hansen, Tiffany Shepis, Linda Blair, Sid Haig, Clint Howard, Kevin McCarthy, Bill Moseley and many others. If you've never been to Chiller (like myself) then you'll be mildly entertained just seeing everything that goes on. It seems like a good time but there's also some rather scary people there who would have me walking away if I saw them coming towards me. I'm sure non-horror fans would look at this film and the people and just shake their heads but, as the narrator says, there are some pretty strange and weird people but for the most part they are down to Earth and most importantly, good people. It was rather strange seeing Carradine especially considering I watched this about three weeks after his death. We see Carradine pretty much on the hunt for women. The best parts of the film, besides the fans, are all the strange requests that THE Texas CHAINSAW MASSACRE's Gunner Hansen gets. Seeing him sign various chainsaws was fun and it was also nice seeing Tom Savini on board.
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