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Grab Your Sleeping Bags and Join Adam Green and Guests For a Scary Sleepover

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Adam Green gave the horror genre a much needed boost with the Hatchet films, and he and Joe Lynch have given fans an insight into the film industry with their weekly podcast, The Movie Crypt. Now, Green has created a genius new idea for fans of the genre to learn a new side of their favorite industry professionals with Adam Green’s Scary Sleepover.

During these scary sleepovers, Green and guests will throw on their PJs, roll out their sleeping bags, play games, eat junk food and act like kids again. In each episode, Adam will ask his guests one burning question, “what really scares you?”. Their answers will shock you, everything from rejection to family illness are horror’s biggest names’ boogeymen. Industry topics will also be covered, but don’t worry, it won’t be all serious in this short video form of The Movie Crypt

Kane Hodder will be the first guest of the series. Other guests that have filmed episodes include Derek Mears, Sid Haig, Tony Todd, Darren Lynn Bousman, Bill Moseley and Joe Lynch. There are many more awesome names set to film. An episodic regular that will be joining Adam and his guests will be of course Adam’s adorable companion, Arwen, his Yorkie.

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Arwen. Picture from Ariescope.com

Adam’s goal with his scary sleepover,

Is to bring fans even more up close and personal with some of their favorite artists in a much more candid and inherently humorous short format video show.

Adam Green’s Scary Sleepover will be a weekly horror, childlike slumber party talk show style short that will be available via the Ariescope YouTube channel. Longer, uncensored versions will be available at Ariescope.com. The series premiers tomorrow March, 6th.

Sid Haig joining the sleepover fun. Picture from Ariescope.com
Sid Haig joining the sleepover fun. Picture from Ariescope.com

For more information on Adam Green’s Scary Sleepover, be sure to like Adam’s Facebook page, follow him on twitter, @Adam_Fn_Green and visit Ariescope.com. Also, be sure to subscribe to the Ariescope YouTube channel so you don’t miss a single episode.

Upcoming Horror Films of 2015

We have said goodbye to the 2014 and the amazing films it brought us, but 2015 is looking just as promising for the horror genre. There are a lot of new faces and some sequels that guarantee to scare and scar you. Here are some of the upcoming horror films of 2015

2015crimsonpeakCrimson Peak

Written and directed by horror/thriller icon Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland), Tom Hiddleston (Thor), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and Jessica Chastain (Mama). 

Set in Cumbria, in a crumbling mansion in a largely rural and mountainous region of northern England in the 19th century, young author Edith Cushing (Wasikowska) discovers that her charming new husband Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) is not who he appears to be.

Crimson Peak is set for release on October 16, 2015.

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Directed by Leigh Whannell, Insidious: Chapter 3 stars Dermot Mulroney (The Last Outlaw), Stephanie Scott (No Strings Attached), Lin Shaye and NASCAR driver Steve Coulter.

This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Insidious: Chapter 3 is due out on June 5, 2015.

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Kitchen Sink

Directed by Robbie Pickering, Kitchen Sink stars Ed Westwick (J. Edgar), Vanessa Hudgens (Machete Kills) and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul).

In the town of Dillford, it used to be that vampires, humans and zombies used to get along, but then something unexpected arrived and now it’s humans vs. vampires vs. zombies in all-out mortal combat. Now three teenagers must try to get things back to “normal.”

Kitchen Sink is set for release on September 4, 2015.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Directed by Gregory Plotkin, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension stars Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity).

The film will follow supernatural occurrences that take place in a newly moved family’s home. The family consists of four members including Ryan, a game developer, Ryan’s wife Emily, a housewife described as “more serious than her young husband—she’s constantly on the go, does yoga, and though loving, has an air of maturity about her”, their 6-year old daughter Leila, described as “a fearless, opinionated tomboy”, and Ryan’s younger brother described as a “less fitter, less funkier version of his brother”.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is set for release on March 13, 2015.

Poltergeist

Directed by Gil Kenan, Poltergeist is a remake of the original film that stars Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) and Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married).

Angry spirits terrorize a suburban family.

Poltergeist is set for release on July 24, 2015.

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Directed by Christopher B. Landon, Scouts vs. Zombies stars Tye Sheridan (Mud), Logan Miller (I’m in the Band) and Patrick Schwarzenegger (Grown Ups 2).

Three Scouts who, on the eve of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

Scouts vs. Zombies is set for release on October 30, 2015.

Sinister 2

Directed by Ciaran Foy, Sinister 2 stars James Ransone (The Wire) and Shannyn Sossamon (Road to Nowhere).

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that is marked for death.

Sinister 2 is set for release on August 21, 2015.

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Directed by Paul McGuigan, Victor Frankenstein stars James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Daniel Radcliffe (The Woman In Black) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Winter’s Tale).

Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man who created the legend we know today.

Victor Frankenstein is set for release on October 2, 2015.

The Final Girls

Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, The Final Girls is a horror comedy that stars Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries) and Malin Akerman (Rock of Ages).

Max (Taissa Farmiga), a young woman grieving the loss of her mother (Malin Åkerman), a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself transported back in time to 1988 and into the world of her mother’s most famous horror movie. Reunited, the ladies must fight off the film’s maniacal killer

There has yet to be an exact release date announced for The Final Girls.

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Formally known as Amityville: The Lost Tapes, Amityville: The Awakening is directed by Franck Khalfoun. The film stars Bella Thorn (Blended), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Fast Times At Ridgemont High) and Cameron Monaghan (The Giver).

Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother’s expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn’t telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.

Amityville: The Awakening does not yet have an exact release date.

2015vaticanThe Vatican Tapes

Directed by Mark Veveldine, The Vatican Tapes stars Michael Pena (American Hustle), Djimon Hounsou (The Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alexey Vorobyov (The Three Musketeers).

A videotape reveals an exorcism gone horribly wrong.

The Vatican Tapes is set for release on May 22, 2015.

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Directed by the genius behind Hatchet, Adam Green, Digging Up the Marrow stars Ray Wise (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me), Kane Hodder (Hatchet), Adam Green (Holliston) and Oderus Urungus (GWAR).

A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.

Digging Up the Marrow has been released at several film festivals, but does not yet have a set release date.

I don’t know about you guys, but I think 2015 is looking to be a pretty promising year for us horror fans. The Poltergeist remake I’m not too sure about, but the rest sound pretty awesome.

New Artwork For Adam Green’s Digging Up the Marrow

Adam Green shocked audiences with his Hatchet series, and now Holliston Nation and the Hatchet Army can rejoice because he is back with a brand new film, Digging Up the Marrow. The film is set for release in 2015, but no exact date has been given. It has received high praise in the film festival circuit, and now Image Entertainment has acquired distribution rights in the US. Along with that great news, new artwork, posters and stills have been released for your viewing pleasure.

Digging Up the Marrow was written and directed by ultimate horror fan, Adam Green. The film stars Ray Wise (RoboCop), Adam Green (Holliston), Will Barratt (Frozen), Kane Hodder (Hatchet) and Corri English (Unrest).

Much like Hatchet, Digging Up the Marrow is a whole new monster and unlike anything else before it.

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A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.

Below is a small sampling of the new artwork and still from the film.

Looking at the new stills and artwork, this is shaping up to be one impressive film. For more information about Digging Up the Marrow and further films from Adam Green, be sure to like his Facebook page, Facebook.com/AdamFnGreen and follow him on twitter @Adam_Fn_Green. Also be sure to check out Ariescope.com for Adam’s personal blog, shorts and of course, some pretty awesome merchandise from Holliston, Hatchet, The Movie Crypt and more. 

Review: The Movie Crypt

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Fans of the popular FEARNET show Holliston starring Adam Green and Joe Lynch are familiar with their local cable show (on the show), The Movie Crypt. Adam and Joe have since made The Movie Crypt a reality.

url-51What is The Movie Crypt? It is a weekly podcast hosted by Adam Green, Joe Lynch and usually a special guest, and they discuss all manner of topics including, but not limited to, movies, film making and working in Hollywood. Past guests include Kane Hodder, Derek Mears, Oderus Urungus, Colton Dunn, Dee Snider, Corri English, Danielle Harris and many other great names.

Being a horror nerd and fan of Adam Green and Holliston, I was super excited to see The Movie Crypt become an actual podcast. I knew that there would obviously be film and industry talk as well JoeLynchHollisteras a bit of hilarity, but it is way better than I thought possible. Adam and Joe are not only comical in discussing whatever topic is on that day’s agenda, but the level of comedy that is thrown in makes The Movie Crypt quite possibly the best podcast ever.

The chemistry that Adam and Joe have together make this podcast even better. They compliment each other so well, they really are a more awesome version of Abbott and Costello. Don’t let all of the comedy fool you though, there has been a serious episode. Following the death of GWAR front man and good friend to Adam and Joe, Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus, they did a tribute episode to him. It will make you want to cry and laugh at the same time.

There has yet to be a bad episode of The Movie Crypt. I highly recommend it to any fan of Adam, Joe, Holliston and just horror fans in general. Not only is it awesome, but it’s FREE.

It airs Mondays at 10 am PST. Missed an episode or have yet to listen, don’t worry, all episodes are in a scroll bar at the bottom. You can find new and past episodes here.

To make sure that you stay up to date on The Movie Crypt, be sure to follow Adam, Joe and The Movie Crypt on twitter (if you’re not already, you can do so by clicking the names).

HOLLISTON Season 2 Now Available On Blu-Ray

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Holliston-Season-2In the wake of the tragic loss of Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus and the sad news that FEARNET will be no more, some good news has come, HOLLISTON season 2 is now available on blu-ray.

If you have yet to see an episode of HOLLISTON, you are really missing out. Season 2 is even better than season 1. For those still living under a rock, here is the recap of season 1:

Adam Green and Joe Lynch star as two aspiring horror filmmakers working for the very androgynous (to say the least) Lance Rocket (played by Dee Snider) who fronts a Van Halen tribute band called Dyver Down. Adam and Joe live in a really shitty apartment and Adam has an imaginary friend that lives in his closet, enter Oderus Urungus. Adam is still in love with his childhood flame, Corri and Joe is dating the artistic Laura (she’s Colombian not Mexican). There are loads of guest appearances by horror icons such as Bill Moseley, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Sid Haig and many more. Adam and Joe are trying to make their soccer zombie film Shinpads (“When they score, you die”). You also learn that tits are good and balls are bad. Hilarity and mayhem ensue, and you get the best damn show around. Get out from under the rock and check it out. You can buy season 1 HERE.

The HOLLISTON season 2 blu-ray includes eleven episodes, including an uncut version of the hour long Christmas special, cast commentary tracks, and over 70 minutes of bonus features. That totals a shit load of awesomeness. Not only are the episodes funny, but many of them include some pretty awesome guest stars like Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris, Seth Green, Sid Haig, David Naughton and Derek Mears just to name a few

One more bonus, when you purchase the blu-ray via the ArieScope website, not only do you get the awesomeness of the season, but you also get it autographed. To purchase via ArieScope, CLICK HERE.

Season 2 trailer via FEARNET

In honor of Dave, here are his outtakes from HOLLISTON season 1 via FEARNET and a special tribute via the ArieScope YouTube channel

 

 

Movie Review: Adam Green’s ‘Frozen’ (2010)

3BwruNo secret, I am a fan of Adam Green and his work, mainly the ‘Hatchet‘ films, but ‘Frozen‘ is a polar opposite to the ‘Hatchet‘ series.  ‘Frozen‘ was written and directed by Adam Green.  It stars Emma Bell (The Walking Dead) as Parker O’Neil, Shawn Ashmore (The X-Men series) as Joe Lynch and Kevin Zegers (2004 Dawn of the Dead) as Dan Walker.

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Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

One thing that I love about all of Adam Green’s work has to be the cameos in all of his films and 2932of course his FEARnet show ‘Holliston‘.  ‘Frozen‘ had its fair share of awesome cameos.  The first two cameos are when our main characters take their first run, on the chairlift behind them are Adam Green and Joe Lynch, not to be confused with the character in the film, as a couple of fellow skiers.  The next cameo comes when they get off of the lift, Adam’s lovely wife Rileah Vanderbilt makes an appearance as Shannon, a girl that Joe takes interest in on the slopes.  While in the cafeteria after their first run, a Twisted Sister fan is also hanging out, the fan is none other that Dee Snider’s son Cody Blue Snider, although he is not credited.  The next cameo is also not credited, Dee Snider is the voice on the phone giving the last call for the lift.  The last cameo is none other than the icon Kane Hodder, who is also the stunt coordinator for the film, as Cody.  There is even a nod to ‘Holliston‘ in the film.  The mountain they are on is called Mount Holliston.

frozen1Frozen‘, unlike most of Adam’s films, is a little slow to start.  With a film like this though, I think a slow start is almost necessary.  It gives viewers time to get to know the characters and build a basis for sympathizing with them later in the film.  This in my opinion also helps build the suspense of the film.  Adam Green is known for his over the top gore and badass killers in swamps, but come to find out, he can write one hell of a psychological thriller.  I enjoy slashers and gore, but nothing is more terrifying than vlcsnap2012090813h13m59something that could really happen and the exploitation of real fears.  ‘Frozen‘ has fear of heights, severely broken bones, wolves attacking with no way to get away and fear of freezing to death all covered in just a little over an hour.

One thing that is very impressive about this film is that the actors were not sitting on the ground pretending to be trapped.  They were really in a chairlift high off the ground in real weather.

31gyedfw1kcj13jy6eWith ‘Frozen‘ being more of a psychological thriller, there were more emotional moments than graphic gore filled ones.  Don’t get me wrong, there were a few graphic moments, 14320-1024x681but nowhere near the level of the ‘Hatchet‘ films.  In a film like this, the connections between the characters and the emotions they give are far more important than the gore level.  Emma Bell was incredible with the level of emotion she gave.  All of the actors were very believable, but she was the most real of all of them.  Her level of fear and sadness made her the most easy to sympathize with.

Being trapped on a chairlift in freezing conditions, the people trapped would suffer frost bite and other weather related injury.  The makeup and effects were incredible in this film.

frozen2Contrary to popular belief, ‘Frozen‘ was far from boring.  Yes they were stuck on a chairlift for most of the film, but the anxiety of the film and the struggles the characters faced to get help and to free themselves kept it very interesting.  It was incredible from beginning to end. The ending was sad and relieving at the same time.

All of you Adam Green haters can hate on, but this film gave me a new level of respect for him as a writer and director.  I am glad I ignored the naysayers and gave ‘Frozen‘ a fair chance.  I personally loved the film.

I give ‘Frozen‘ an 8 out of 10.

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Chillerama Review

chillerposterI am a huge fan of Adam Green and while looking through the movies on Netflix, I can across a film that Adam had a hand in writing and directing called Chillerama.

Chillerama was written by Adam Rifkin (“Wadzilla“), Tim Sullivan (“I Was A Teenage Werebear“), Adam Chillerama-02Green (“The Diary of Anne Frankenstein“) and Joe Lynch (“Zom-B-Movie“).  It was directed by Adam GreenTim SullivanJoe LynchAdam Rifkin and Bear McCreary (“I Don’t Want to Die a Virgin“).

Chillerama features sex, zombies, giant sperm and a Jewish Frankenstein.  It is definitely original and yes, a little cheesey, but what awesome B-movie isn’t a little cheesey?  I loved it though! It is the perfect combination of raunchy and funny.  Come on *SPOILER ALERT* Kane Hodder plays a Jewish Frankenstein and does jazz hands and dances around, PERFECT!

There are cameos by many of horror’s finest.  Adam GreenAdam RifkinRichard Riehle (The Messengers 2Hatchet), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th pt. 7-10 & the Hatchet series), R.A. Mihailoff (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3: LeatherfaceHatchet II), Ron Jeremy (yes, the porn king), Joel David Moore (Grandma’s BoyHatchet & Hatchet 4.-Diary-Of-Anne-Frankenstein-350x196358565_030III), Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie’s Halloween) and many more.

Chillerama is a movie inside of a movie, and generally this does not work, but in this case it does.

I would not recommend Chillerama to anyone that is super sensitive or gets offended easily.  This movie is for anyone that enjoys a dark, raunchy comedy.   Over all, I thought it was awesome, but I have a messed up sense of humor.  You should give it a watch for yourself and enjoy the WTFs and the laughter that will ensue.

Check out the trailer below!

A word from FEARnet: HOLLISTON Marathon

 

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(Note: FEARnet’s company name has FEAR in upper-case, with net lower-cased: FEARnet).

 

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FEARnet PRESENTS AN ALL-DAY HOLLISTON MARATHON AND THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SERIES CHARACTER LANCE ROCKETT’S (DEE SNIDER) FIRST MUSIC VIDEO ON MONDAY, AUGUST 5

(SANTA MONICA, CA – JULY 23, 2013) – FEARnet is giving fans the chance to relive all 20 episodes of its hit original series, HOLLISTON, in an all-day marathon on Monday, August 5, at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. Starting with the series’ pilot episode and running through to the ninth episode of the second season, the marathon will whet fans’ appetites and get them caught up on all the HOLLISTON hijinks, just in time for the season two finale on Tuesday, August 6.

 

As an added bonus, FEARnet will also be unveiling the world premiere of series character Lance Rockett’s (Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider) first music video. Fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at the music video exclusively on FEARnet, on Friday, August 2. The music video will run again during the HOLLISTON marathon on Monday, August 5, with a portion of the video debuting in the Season 2 finale on Tuesday, August 6, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The original song, itself, “Love It Down Your Throat,” will be made available for purchase on iTunes right after the season finale airs.

 

The brainchild of lifelong genre fan-turned-filmmaker Adam Green, HOLLISTON is an irreverent take on the traditional multi-camera situational comedy, aimed at lovers of true horror, sci-fi and pop culture. Starring Green and Joe Lynch (EVERLY, WRONG TURN 2), HOLLISTON is set in Green’s real life hometown of Holliston, Massachusetts, and follows the daily exploits of Adam and Joe—two aspiring horror filmmakers, dealing with the struggles of post-college life and relationships, while trying to make their big break in the business. The talented ensemble cast includes Corri English (UNREST, DEVIL MAY CALL), Laura Ortiz (THE HILLS HAVE EYES, HAPPY ENDINGS), Dave Brockie (alien frontman “Oderus Urungus” from the heavy metal band GWAR), and Dee Snider (Twisted Sister).

 

Highlights of the marathon include a terrifying encounter with a hard-partying Tony Todd (CANDYMAN); ill-fated run-ins with Danielle Harris (HATCHET III), Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH VII-IX), and John Landis at a horror convention; a Christmas Special with a madman on the loose; an animated episode that sees the town attacked by a giant blob; a RINGU-inspired J-Horror episode; a Found Footage episode; and appearances from genre stars such as Bill Moseley (TEXAS CHAINSAW), Sid Haig (THE LORDS OF SALEM), David Naughton (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON), and Bailee Madison (DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK).

 

To access photos of the music video, visit FEARnet’s Flickr page at http://bit.ly/15ZXcGh.

 

About FEARnet

FEARnet is a multi-platform programming service delivering original and acquired horror, thriller and suspense content as a cable TV movie network, a video-on-demand outlet and web portal.  FEARnet, a partnership among Sony Pictures Television, Lionsgate Entertainment and Comcast Corporation, features a robust lineup of popular titles from major film studios and independents, encompassing 300 plus movie titles a year, including 14 world television and 22 theatrical broadcast premieres. The Network is distributed to U.S. cable subscribers across the country on various systems and is often ranked as the number-one free HD VOD movie service available in more than 27 million homes. The website, FEARnet.com, ranks as one of the most popular sites in the genre category among total uniques and duration per visit. Follow FEARnet on Facebook and Twitter (@FEARnet). For more information about the company, visit www.FEARnet.com. To access photos visit FEARnetPR on flickr.

HOLLISTON is coming to San Diego Comic-Con!

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Attention HOLLISTON fans attending San Diego Comic-Con: FEARnet has asked me to pass along these awesome opportunities for you at this year’s convention.

FEARnet’s HOLLISTON RETURNS TO COMIC-CON WITH A PANEL AND AUTOGRAPH SIGNING FEATURING STARS ADAM GREEN, LAURA ORTIZ, DAVE BROCKIE, AND DIRECTOR SEAN BECKER ON THURSDAY, JULY 18

 

Presentation Will Include the World Premiere Screening of Series Character Lance Rockett’s (Dee Snider) First Music Video “Love It Down Your Throat,” In Its Entirety

 

(SANTA MONICA – JULY 11, 2013) –Adam Green, acclaimed genre filmmaker (HATCHET; the upcoming DIGGING UP THE MARROW) and writer, producer and star of FEARnet’s original TV series HOLLISTON, will participate in a special panel and autograph signing at Comic-Con, on Thursday, July 18. The signing will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the autograph pavilion, with the panel at 8:30 p.m.  Joining Green will be HOLLISTON co-stars Laura Ortiz (THE HILLS HAVE EYES), and Dave Brockie (GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus), with series director Sean Becker (THE GUILD). The panel will be moderated by fan favorite Alison Haislip (THE VOICE, ATTACK OF THE SHOW). As an added bonus, Green and Brockie will be recording an episode of The Movie Crypt podcast live at the Geek Nation booth on the main convention floor from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. that same day. A HOLLISTON Season 2 poster signing will occur at the booth immediately following the podcast.

 

The brainchild of lifelong genre fan-turned-filmmaker Adam Green, HOLLISTON is an irreverent take on the traditional multi-camera situational comedy, aimed at lovers of true horror, sci-fi and pop culture. The series is currently in the middle of its second season—which premiered on June 4—filled with even more heartfelt hilarity and outrageous storylines, and featuring episodes inspired by J-Horror and Found Footage films, an animated episode, and a multitude of guest appearances from genre icons such as Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Kane Hodder, Derek Mears, Danielle Harris and Bailee Madison. HOLLISTON currently airs Tuesdays on FEARnet, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

 

As a special event for fans who attend the panel, the group will unveil the world premiere of series character Lance Rockett’s (Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider) first music video in its entirety. Subsequently, fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at the music video exclusively on FEARnet, on Friday, August 2. The music video will run again during the HOLLISTON marathon on Monday, August 5, with a portion of the video debuting in the Season 2 finale on Tuesday, August 6. The original song, itself, “Love It Down Your Throat,” will be made available for purchase on iTunes right after the season finale airs.

 

“It feels great to be coming back to Comic-Con with HOLLISTON,” Green said. “The show was all but created for the Comic-Con crowd, mixing horror, Sci Fi, heavy metal and pop culture in a classic sitcom format that was always for ‘them’ and never for ‘us’. It’s incredible to see that the show still resonates so strongly with legions of geeks, like me.”

 

HOLLISTON is produced by film and television production company ArieScope Pictures, which was founded in 1998 by Green, producer Cory Neal and cinematographer Will Barratt. ArieScope is an industry leader in independent genre fare, and has produced several theatrical titles over the years, including HATCHET, HATCHET 2, FROZEN, SPIRAL, GRACE, CHILLERAMA, HATCHET 3 and the upcoming DIGGING UP THE MARROW. For more information, visit: http://www.ariescope.com.

 

About FEARnet

FEARnet is a multi-platform programming service delivering original and acquired horror, thriller and suspense content as a cable TV movie network, a video-on-demand outlet and web portal.  FEARnet, a partnership among Sony Pictures Television, Lionsgate Entertainment and Comcast Corporation, features a robust lineup of popular titles from major film studios and independents, encompassing 300 plus movie titles a year, including 14 world television and 22 theatrical broadcast premieres. The Network is distributed to U.S. cable subscribers across the country on various systems and is often ranked as the number-one free HD VOD movie service available in more than 27 million homes. The website, FEARnet.com, ranks as one of the most popular sites in the genre category among total uniques and duration per visit. Follow FEARnet on Facebook and Twitter (@FEARnet). For more information about the company, visit www.FEARnet.com. To access photos visit FEARnetPR on flickr.

 

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Hatchet III Review

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As a fan of the previous two Hatchet movies, I was more than excited with the announcement of Hatchet III.  Much like Hatchet II picked up where the first movie left off, Hatchet III does the same.  It picks up with Marybeth alone in the swamp with Victor Crowley.

Writer Adam Green did an amazing job with the script and basic concept for the movie.  I think the script for Hatchet III is by far better than the two previous films.

Hatchet III dives more into why and how Crowley returns every night.  It also explores an idea of how to rid Honey Island Swamp of Victor Crowley for good.  Not to spoil it for everyone, it does involve Marybeth, a distant relative of Victor and an urn.

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The casting was fantastic.  Kane Hodder (Victor Crowley) and Danielle Harris (Marybeth) both return to reprise their roles.  There were a few new additions to the cast like Derek Mears (Friday the 13th 2009),  Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2),  Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devils Rejects) has a small yet entertaining role.  The most surprising addition to the cast is none other than Zach Galligan (Gremlins and Gremlins 2).  Zach has a pretty major role as a sheriff that does not want to believe in the legend of Victor Crowley.

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The gore level of this film far surpasses that of the first two films.  I do not want to give too much away, but there is a scene with Derek Mears‘ character and Victor Crowley that is nothing short of complete horror brutality.  If you are into the intense gore scenes, you will be very pleased.  There are a few comedic moments mixed in with the blood and gore.

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The makeup that transforms Kane Hodder into Victor Crowley has changed a bit for Hatchet III.  He looks more grotesquely disfigured in this film than the previous two.  The makeup department was very busy with blood and guts.  I must say that I like the makeup in this film more than the others.  There were a couple of scenes that paid homage to the old school slasher films  by using prop dummies instead of CGI.  Yes it looked a bit corny, but it was nice to see a nod to a time when actors actually had to learn stunts and dare I say it, act.

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The ending is very open and most certainly leaves the door open for a fourth installment to the Hatchet franchise.  I highly recommend Hatchet III to anyone that is a fan of the previous two films or anyone that wants to see a gritty gorefest.  I would not at all be opposed to seeing a Hatchet IIII.