Monthly Archives: March 2013

HOLLISTON LIVE Blows Away Cincinnati!

This past weekend, HOLLISTON’s Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Laura Ortiz, Corri English, Oderus Urungus, and Dee Snider appeared at HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati, OH- the largest US horror convention to date breaking attendance records of over 15,000 fans who turned up from all over the country. The cast signed autographs for fans non-stop and also previewed scenes from the upcoming second season before performing a live script reading for the standing room only jam packed ball room. Including surprise appearances by Bill Moseley (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2), Sid Haig (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), and Tony Todd (CANDYMAN) as well as two lucky fans who were picked from the audience to “guest star” on stage, “HOLLISTON LIVE” brought down the house and proved once again to be the highlight of the convention weekend for all who were able to get in. Below is a snapshot of the standing ovation the cast received at the end of their performance.

Season 2 premieres June 4th on the FEARnet cable television network.  Select cast members from HOLLISTON will be premiering across the country promoting Season 2.  Check back here often as new cities and dates are announced.

HOLLISTON SEASON 2 to premiere June 4th! Official poster!

FEARnet will premiere the second season of the hit original sitcom HOLLISTON, on Tuesday, June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT as part of its Twisted Comedy Block, it was announced today by Peter Block, president and general manager of FEARnet.  Season Two of the series—which was renewed for a second season after just two episodes had aired—is set for a 10-episode order, an increase of four episodes over Season One.

FEARnet is currently carried by a majority of the major U.S. cable operators and is in nearly 10 million homes and growing. To benefit those fans who are unable to experience the show on Tuesday nights, for the first time ever, each week’s episode will be streamed on starting Thursday, June 6, and will be available for a seven day period. Fans can also catch up on episodes on FEARnet On Demand every Wednesday after a new episode premieres.

HOLLISTON—created by celebrated genre filmmaker, Adam Green, who wrote and produced the upcoming HATCHET III, in theaters this June—stars Green and fellow real-life genre filmmaker Joe Lynch (KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM, WRONG TURN 2), as “Adam” and “Joe,” two aspiring horror filmmakers, dealing with the struggles of life, love, and career aspirations during the post-college period where nothing ever seems to work out like it should. With relatable storylines inspired by Green’s own life experiences that mash-up traditional situational comedy plot lines with popular horror genre-themes, HOLLISTON is the hip and edgy horror-fueled sitcom that FEARnet fans had been waiting for and have now embraced whole heartedly.

The series also stars Laura Ortiz as Joe’s longtime girlfriend and adorably demented artist; Corri English as Adam’s confused and on-again/off-again childhood sweetheart; and heavy metal icons Dave Brockie as “Oderus Urungus”, Adam’s twisted closet-dwelling imaginary friend and guardian angel, and Dee Snider as “Lance Rockett”, the delusional wannabe rockstar who runs the local cable station where “Adam” and “Joe” work.  Season Two is loaded with appearances from genre stars such as Bill Moseley (TEXAS CHAINSAW), Kane Hodder (HATCHET III), Sid Haig (THE LORDS OF SALEM), David Naughton (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON), Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN IV and V), Bailee Madison (DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK), and James Gunn (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY).

HOLLISTON demonstrates not only the breadth of FEARnet’s programming, but also the broad reach of the horror culture. We surprised people by opting for a sitcom. Now, we’re going to surprise them with the places HOLLISTON goes, as Season Two really celebrates the genre with episodes that mock, embrace and twist the types of scary movies we love,” said Block.

“We are thrilled with how quickly we’ve found an audience with this series and this cast,” added Green.  “HOLLISTON was designed to fill a missing gap in situational television comedies and speak directly to genre-fans who can’t typically find these types of themes or comedic sensibilities in the average sit-com.”

Following the events of the first season, Season Two ups the ante of outrageousness, taking the show to a wide range of unexpected places. Highlights include the series’ first animated episode, finding the town attacked by a giant blob; a RINGU-inspired J-Horror episode; a Found Footage episode; and a one-hour season finale that will boast two special musical performances by the talented cast and a shocking final scene that will raise the dead. The second season will also feature some surprising twists and developments for the four main friends that will have a major impact on their lives and leave viewers anxious for more.

HOLLISTON is produced for FEARnet by Adam Green’s TV and film production company, ArieScope Pictures in association with The Hacienda Film Co. and A Bigger Boat Productions. Joining Green and Lynch as executive producers are Cory Neal and Andrew Mysko, as well as producers Sarah Elbert, Will Barratt and Sean Becker who directed many of the episodes this season.

HATCHET III hits theaters June 14th! The teaser trailer is here!

MPI/Dark Sky Films announced today that June 14th will be the official release date for HATCHET III, the third entry in the popular franchise created by ArieScope Pictures’ Adam Green. The film marks the directorial debut of BJ McDonnell who previously has handled A and B camera operations on such features as Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and Adam Green’s first two Hatchet films.

HATCHET III is set to open in New York City’s Cinema Village and in Los Angeles at Laemmle Music Hall. Opening week will feature special appearances by cast and crew, followed by Q&A’s at each location. Additional cities will be announced at a later date.

Danielle Harris and Kane Hodder return in HATCHET III and are joined by Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Derek Mears (Friday the 13th 2009), Caroline Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Sean Whalen (The People Under the Stairs) and others.

HATCHET III continues the tale of the now-iconic villain Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder). As a search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and carnage left behind from the first two films, Marybeth (Danielle Harris) hunts down the true secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left the ghost of Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.

The sequel, which was filmed outside of New Orleans, Louisiana from late May to mid- June, 2012, is a co-production of MPI/Dark Sky Films and Green’s Los Angeles-based ArieScope Pictures.

Watch the first teaser trailer here.


The below information will be consistently updated as more and more dates are announced…

March 23rd – Cincinnati, OH.  The full cast of HOLLISTON (Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Laura Ortiz, Corri English, Oderus Urungus, and Dee Snider) will be appearing at HorrorHound Weekend in the Sharonville Convention Center.  They will be doing a live reading/performance and free autograph signing for fans at the FEARnet booth.

April 6th – Los Angeles, CA.  Adam Green, Joe Lynch, and Laura Ortiz will be appearing at DAYS OF THE DEAD at the LA Convention Center and doing a panel presentation for the upcoming 2nd Season of HOLLISTON at 2:00pm followed by a free autograph signing at the FEARnet booth.

April 13th – Burbank, CA.  Adam Green will be doing a panel presentation at Monsterpalooza in the Burbank Hilton  for HATCHET 3 along with FX artist Robert Pendergraft and director BJ McDonnell (attending cast members to be announced) at 1:00pm.  At 2:00pm Adam will take the stage again along with HOLLISTON’s Joe Lynch, Laura Ortiz, Oderus Urungus, and FX artist Robert Pendergraft to do a one-of-a-kind panel presentation about the FX of HOLLISTON including never before seen clips from the upcoming Season 2.  A free autograph signing for both HATCHET 3 and HOLLISTON Season 2 will follow the HOLLISTON panel.  Later that night, Adam and Joe will be appearing on stage with GWAR at the Majestic in Ventura, CA.

May 25th.  Spooky Empire’s MAY-HEM in Orlando, FL.  Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Laura Ortiz, and Oderus Urungus will be appearing for a panel presentation preview of Season 2 and a FREE autograph signing.

May 28th.  Holliston, MA.  HOLLISTON comes home to Holliston, Massachusetts for a Season 2 screening and fundraiser to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.  Join Adam, Joe, and Laura at the Holliston High School for 3 episodes from Season 2.  $5 minimum donation to attend.

May 29th.  Worcester, MA. Join Adam Green, Kane Hodder, and Zach Galligan for a star-studded celebrity party and auction to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings at the Worcester Palladium.  $5 minimum donation to get in- unless you have a ticket to either HOLLISTON or the HATCHET marathon in which case you get in for FREE.  The auction will include rare horror and music items including an autographed guitar from Rob Zombie and John 5 and items from Slipknot and Adam Green’s films.

May 30th.  Boston, MA.  Adam Green will host a marathon of HATCHET, HATCHET II, and HATCHET III to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.  This will be the first time ever that anyone will be able to see HATCHET III!  The Revere Hotel, Theater One 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA.  $25 minimum donation to attend.

June 12th.  University of Southern California, CA.  Join Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Laura Ortiz, director Sean Becker, and cinematographer Will Barratt for a FREE screening of HOLLISTON Season 2 episodes followed by an in-depth discussion and Q&A.  You do not need to be a student to attend this event.  Details can be found here.

More appearances and dates to be announced soon…