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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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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.