Monthly Archives: May 2013

Bid on-line for select items in Adam Green’s BOSTON STRONG Auction!

As part of Adam Green’s 3-day Boston area fundraiser event to help raise money for the ONE FUND to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, many of Adam’s celebrity friends have donated items for the silent auction.  Generous donations have already come in from Adam’s friends at Dark Sky Films, Blumhouse Productions, 1492 Films, and Anchor Bay Films as well as personal donations from Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Eli Roth, Tyler Mane, Dee Snider, Oderus Urungus of GWAR, Rob Zombie & John 5, Zach Galligan, artist Alex Pardee, Chris Columbus, Sid Haig, Mick Garris, and so very many more!  More donations are pouring in daily!

Can’t be there in person at the Worcester Palladium on May 29th to try and win some of these precious one-of-a-kind items?  Good news!  A few select items have now been made available to bid for on-line here.

Attending the celebrity party/auction at the Palladium in person will be Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Laura Ortiz, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan, Derek Mears, Mick Garris, and…  in support of the HATCHET marathon and Charity Auction, his first East Coast “horror” appearance EVER… Joel David Moore!  For more information on the HOLLISTON, BOSTON STRONG AUCTION, and HATCHET MARATHON events, see the news item below with the full press release and details.

 

Adam Green on the cover of SCREAM magazine

Adam Green is the cover story of SCREAM magazine’s July issue which includes an in-depth interview about his career, the HATCHET franchise, HOLLISTON, and more!  Available on newsstands in the UK and USA later this summer.

 

New MOVIE CRYPT Podcast with Danielle Harris

The next episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT is now live on Geek Nation.  Listen as Adam and Joe interview actress-turned-director Danielle Harris and have a candid conversation on her experiences as well as personal conversations about female directors (or lack their of) and dating within the industry – including a special announcement from Danielle herself.  Also covered are details on Adam’s upcoming fundraiser to benefit the Boston Marathon victims, Joe’s news regrading his next film EVERLY, and of course “viewer mail”.  Listen here.

Adam Green, Danielle Harris, and Joe Lynch.  Photobomb by Yoda.

TICKETS ON SALE FOR ADAM GREEN’S 3-DAY BOSTON FUNDRAISER

Tickets are now on-sale for Adam Green’s 3-Day Boston Fundraiser to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.  Remaining tickets will be on-sale at the door to all events but we highly suggest getting your tickets in-advance:

Tuesday, May 28th.  HOLLISTON comes home to Holliston, MA.  Join Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Laura Ortiz and series regular guest star Derek Mears for an advanced screening of 3 episodes of HOLLISTON Season 2 and a live Q&A at the Holliston High School Auditorium.  Your $5 minimum donation ticket also gets you in to the after party at Casey’s Publichouse (“Casey’s Crossing” on the show).  Must be 21 years of age to attend the after party.  Details and tickets on-sale here.

Wednesday, May 29th.  Boston Strong Party at the Worcester Palladium.  Join Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Laura Ortiz, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan, Derek Mears, Joel David Moore, and Mick Garris for a party, amazing prizes, and a silent auction chock full of movie and music memorabilia donated by some of the biggest names in the industry.  Admission is only a $5 minimum donation.  Details and tickets on-sale here.

Can’t make it to the auction in person?  Check out these select items that have been made available for on-line bidding (including an autographed guitar from Rob Zombie, an autographed “Bear Jew” baseball bat from Eli Roth, a screen-used stunt hatchet from HATCHET, Oderus Urungus from GWAR’s actual mask, a date with Adam Green himself, and more) by clicking here.

Thursday, May 30th.  HATCHET Movie Marathon – featuring the first chance EVER to see HATCHET III.  Join Adam Green, Kane Hodder, Joel David Moore, Zach Galligan, and Derek Mears for a history making marathon of all three HATCHET films at the Revere Hotel’s Theater One in Boston.  Adam will be screening two personal 35mm prints from his collection including a rare uncensored print of HATCHET 1 from the UK that has only played in the United States one time before this event and an uncensored print of HATCHET II.  HATCHET III will be projected digitally (and uncensored).  Details and tickets here.

ADAM GREEN TO HOST 3-DAY FUNDRAISER IN BOSTON

Horror genre filmmaker, television star, and Massachusetts native, Adam Green will return to the Boston-area, from May 28 – 30, 2013, to host a series of events and raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during the 2013 Boston Marathon. The events include an advanced screening of the second season of the sitcom “Holliston”, which premieres on FEARnet June 4, 2013, a celebrity benefit and silent auction at the Worcester Palladium, and the first-ever marathon screening of all three Hatchet films, including the first public screening of Hatchet III, opening in select U.S. theaters on June 14, 2013.

Born and raised in “Holliston”, MA, Adam got his start making local commercials for Time Warner Cable Advertising in 1997, where he borrowed company equipment to make his first feature film COFFEE & DONUTS. In 2000, he moved to Hollywood, CA and set out to turn the film into a television series. Over a decade later, it was re-developed and re-titled “Holliston”, and premiered on FEARnet in 2012, where it was immediately embraced by critics and audiences. Adam also made his mark on the horror genre with the 2006 slasher comedy Hatchet, which went on to become a bonafide fan-favorite worldwide franchise introducing the now iconic genre villain “Victor Crowley” to genre fans around the globe. Through ArieScope Pictures, Adam’s independent film studio, he has written, directed, and/or produced the theatrical feature films: Spiral, Frozen, Grace, andChillerama.

I live in Los Angeles these days, but Boston is still the place I consider home,” says Green. “I’ve never forgotten where I came from and always infuse my work with Massachusetts references, whether it be showcasing the Newbury Comics logo in theHatchet series, naming the fictitious ski mountain in Frozen ‘Mount “Holliston”’, or setting my sitcom “Holliston” in “Holliston”, MA. While I am just one guy, thankfully I have a body of work and a loyal and extremely passionate fan base within the horror community that I can call upon to step up and help. I think a lot of people underestimate not only the sense of community that genre fans share, but the fact that we are some of the most kind hearted and generous people you’ll ever meet. I know that the Boston chapters of the Hatchet Army and “Holliston” Nation will join me for this, not to mention my fans around the world that will hopefully donate to the cause online. However, the real heroes behind this are my friends at Rock and Shock and Wicked Bird Media who have worked tirelessly to make all of the arrangements, not to mention all of the various sponsors that are rising to the occasion to support all of this. I’m merely the face of an enormous heart and collective of individuals who want to help.

Details for the events include:

1. “”Holliston” Comes Home to “Holliston”: Season Two advanced screening and Q&A with the cast
Adam Green returns to his hometown of “Holliston”, MA to host an advanced screening of three episodes from “Holliston”’s upcoming second season, followed by a live Q&A with members of the cast, including Joe Lynch and Laura Ortiz.

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: “Holliston” High School, 370 Hollis St., “Holliston”, MA 01746
Admission: $5

2. “Horror / Boston Strong” Party at The Palladium: Hosted by Adam Green
Join Adam Green (Hatchet I – III“, Frozen, “Holliston”), Kane Hodder (Hatchet I – III“, FRIDAY THE 13TH VII” – X), Zach Galligan (Hatchet III“, GREMLINS 1 – 2) and more celebrity guests, for a one-of-a-kind party at the Worcester Palladium that includes a silent auction chock full of horror and music memorabilia, gift certificates, and other rare and amazing prizes.

In advance of the event, fans can bid on an online auction to win a private dinner with Adam Green before the party starts. More information about the auction can be found here.

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.
Location: The Palladium, 261 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608
Admission: $5

3. Hatchet movie marathon: Featuring the first ever screening of the highly-anticipated Hatchet III“.
Join Hatchet franchise creator Adam Green for the first-ever Hatchet marathon, including a screening of a rare uncensored UK 35mm print of the original Hatchet, an uncensored 35mm print of Hatchet II“, and the first ever screening of the highly anticipated, and also uncensored, Hatchet III“. Special guests from the films will be in attendance.

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Location: The Revere Hotel, Theater One, 200 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116
Admission: $25

Green and special guests will also be doing a free in-store signing for “Holliston” on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Fiske’s General Store, at 776 Washington St., in “Holliston”, MA.

Advanced tickets for all three events go on sale on Friday, May 10, 2013, and can be purchased here.

Tickets will also be available at the door the day of each event. For more information regarding ticket sales, please call The Palladium box office at 508-797-9696. All proceeds will go towards The One Fund Boston.

Events are hosted by Rock and Shock and Wicked Bird Media, and are sponsored by Green Van.

THE MOVIE CRYPT comes to life!

With both HOLLISTON Season 2 and HATCHET III about to come out in June (within just 10 days of each other) there is certainly a blog on its way about those projects.  We’re even launching a brand spanking new ArieScope.com in a few weeks with a merchandise store- hopefully on-line and ready to go by June 1st if all goes as planned.  In the meantime, in the middle of all of the press, touring, appearances, conventions, and premiere screenings- what better time than now to launch a PODCAST?

I know, I know.  ”A podcast”, you say?  If you’re like me you probably feel like podcasts have become the new Facebook pages.  Everyone seems to have one and the internet has become cluttered with so many different options to listen to people ramble on and on about one thing or another.  But having guested on quite a few now and having heard some truly terrific ones, when Geek Nation mentioned they’d love to have me do a podcast for them it didn’t take a hell of a lot of convincing.  In fact, within 24 hours- we had it set up and our first recording scheduled.  Given that HOLLISTON has a storyline about “Adam” and “Joe” hosting a late night cable access horror show called THE MOVIE CRYPT, it only made sense to bring that idea to life.  So today, Episode 1 of THE MOVIE CRYPT with Adam Green and Joe Lynch will launch on Geek Nation’s website.

So what makes our podcast unique?  After all, there are already some terrific genre related podcasts out there- even on Geek Nation’s roster alone.  THE BLOOD CAST, WEINBERG’S HOUSE OF HORRORS, and KILLER POV (both hosted by dear friends of ours and both terrific podcasts) not only already exist on Geek Nation but Joe and I will both be guesting on KILLER POV very soon.  Where our podcast is different is that despite its title,  THE MOVIE CRYPT is actually not going to always be about the horror genre.  Of course we’ll be heavy on the horror since that is what we know, love, and are best known for, but overall this podcast is meant to serve as an open diary of the lives of two real working filmmakers.  Not only will the podcast focus on the specific projects that we have both in release and in production (while HOLLISTON is airing a good portion of each podcast will be dedicated to discussing the most current episode), but also our personal tales from the trenches and stories of how these projects actually get made and what happens with them afterwords.  Think of it as a weekly Q&A from a film festival screening or a press junket- only without the press.  Completely casual and off the cuff, often times with notable special guests (actors, filmmakers, producers, composers, agents, cinematographers) all bringing their own personal perspective to this crazy business we live and work in.  We’ll also have episodes dedicated to music and the bands that we love.  Toys, comics, conventions, artwork… if we’re into it, we’ll talk about it.  For something REALLY special, from time to time Joe and I are even going to offer full-length feature fan-commentary tracks to films we did not make or have anything to do with.  Here’s where that idea came from…

In 2009, Joe and I were both asked to participate in a documentary about the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise and legacy called HIS NAME WAS JASON.  While I was slightly apprehensive given that I personally have nothing to do with the FRIDAY franchise, it made sense given that the filmmakers were interviewing not only those involved with the actual FRIDAY films but also those influenced by FRIDAY and those who also work in the beloved slasher genre who could (somewhat) intelligently comment on it.  Really, it was quite an honor to even be asked.  The interviews each lasted an hour and were an absolute blast, but both Joe and I assumed we’d be reduced to a quick sound byte or two in the actual documentary.  If you’ve seen HIS NAME WAS JASON you’d know that was not the case in the finished product and for one reason or another we were featured quite heavily with our comical quips and enthusiastic fandom for FRIDAY THE 13TH and Jason Voorhees.  Flattering? Absolutely.  But I’d be lying if I said that we both didn’t quickly call each other after viewing the documentary for the first time and say “Oh no.”  I mean, think about that documentary from a fan’s perspective.  When you purchased it, did you really want to hear the guys who (at the time) had only made HATCHET, SPIRAL and WRONG TURN 2 go on and on about the franchise?  Probably not. We were very concerned that WE would be blamed for our overexposure in it somehow even though we were merely interview subjects for it and had no say in the finished product or what was used in it.  Thankfully, given the light hearted nature of HIS NAME WAS JASON, we didn’t receive the backlash we feared.  In fact, we heard from so many FRIDAY fans that they enjoyed our comments because they felt the same way that we did about the films.  You can only imagine our relief.  But out of that experience (and before we ever saw HIS NAME WAS JASON completed), producer/director Dan Farrands approached us about doing a “fan commentary” for Paramount’s FRIDAY THE 13tTH PART IV: THE FINAL CHAPTER re-issue on DVD that he was producing for the studio.  Given that the commentary would be titled just that- a “fan commentary”- we jumped at the chance.  I think we even started it off by saying something to the effect of  ”we have no business being here but how could we not pay our respects to a film we both love so dearly when asked to?”  Low and behold that commentary became a huge hit with FRIDAY THE 13TH fans around the world and we constantly hear from fans asking if we will ever do another.  So…. 4 years later we figured… why not?

The inaugural episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT features a full-length fan commentary of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2.  A movie that is easily tied for “favorite of the franchise” in my book and also the very first horror movie that I can remember seeing (at the tender age of 7).  To say I love it would be an understatement.  I’m kind of MADLY in love with it.  If I could make-out with a movie- FRIDAY 2 would be on my list.  Hey, if you’re gonna launch a new podcast in a sea of podcasts, why not start off with a bang and give our fans something they have been asking for?

Now, I know the next two questions are: “Will every podcast include a commentary?”  And… “Will you guys do the entire FRIDAY THE 13TH series eventually?”  The answer is- no, we will not always be doing a commentary track with every episode.  And as far as the second question goes – maybe.  Perhaps by the time we hang up our microphones and end this new endeavor we’ll have hit all of the FRIDAY movies- but we have a TON of other movies that we love and respect and that we’d love to do fan commentary tracks for.  Also to be honest, neither Joe or I feel comfortable pulling a MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER on a movie we did not make.  (For that very reason THE MOVIE CRYPT will never feature “reviews” of other filmmaker’s work.  Who are WE to say anything negative or critical about someone else’s work?)  And as every FRIDAY fan knows… some of the entries were certainly more “miss” than “hit” if we want to put it in Battleship terms.  So we’ll see what happens.  If we think we have enough praise (and fanboy information) to bestow upon a movie like JASON GOES TO HELL- then maybe someday we’ll do it.  But right now we’re honestly more excited about doing commentary tracks for movies like STAND BY ME, E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (my favorite movie of all time), LOVE ACTUALLY (a movie that Joe and I once got busted verbally sexually assaulting in the pit at a Metallica show when we realized the other Metallica fans standing around us were not only listening in to our conversation- but also knew exactly who we were and were MASSIVELY let down to hear us discussing a romantic comedy together), and even BATTLESHIP (a movie that is absolutely criminally underrated and that unfairly received heaps of negativity thrown its way last year by people that I can only imagine never gave it a chance).  But the fan-commentary tracks will be surprises and it could wind up being a while before we do another one.  I have no idea what we’ll be in the mood for on a particular week.

I hope you enjoy THE MOVIE CRYPT.  Whether you’re a filmmaker, an aspiring filmmaker, or maybe just a fan of what we do and a fan of our chemistry together as enthusiastic geeks ourselves- this is meant to entertain.  Who knows how long it will last?  As you know, I like to keep changing it up and trying different things.  However long it remains fun to do- we’ll be doing it.  How will Joe and I continue to do it when we’re both in production on our various projects?  Not entirely sure.  For now let’s just roll with it and see what happens.

Listen to Episode 1 here.

Oh, and next week’s guest is the lovely Danielle Harris.  You’re welcome.

-AG

“THE MOVIE CRYPT” podcast launches!

Filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch have launched a new FREE podcast called “THE MOVIE CRYPT” on Geek Nation.  An open diary from two working filmmakers, the weekly podcast will include in-depth discussions on a wide variety of genres/subjects as well as occasional celebrity and notable industry guests as Green and Lynch candidly discuss their tales from the Hollywood trenches.  As a special treat to celebrate the launch of THE MOVIE CRYPT, “Episode 1″ also includes a brand new full-length fan commentary track by Green and Lynch for FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (1981).

Read Adam Green’s latest blog entry for more information about this exciting new endeavor by clicking here.

Other outlets (such as iTunes) will soon be carrying THE MOVIE CRYPT (along with many of Geek Nation’s other programs), but for now you can listen to “Episode 1: Friday the 13th Part 2″ by clicking here.