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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.

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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