ArieScope Pictures announces a new original on-line series 20 SECONDS TO LIVE, a horror/comedy for people who hate happy endings.
Today ArieScope Pictures announced their second original on-line series 20 Seconds To Live which will premiere here on ArieScope.com along with the Season 1 finale of Adam Green’s Scary Sleepover on Friday June 5, 2015. Directed/co-created by Ben Rock (Alien Raiders), written/co-created by Bob DeRosa (Killers), and produced by Cat Pasciak (Atari: Game Over), 20 Seconds To Live is a scripted anthology series where characters meet their untimely demise in various twisted, fun, and oftentimes gory situations. ”Bob and I have been doing dark, short, creepy late-night theater projects together for years and we’ve wanted to channel that sensibility into a web series,” says Rock. ”Because this is an anthology we can let the series wander anywhere – natural or supernatural, violent, sexy, funny, gory, or lots of things at once. The audience won’t know what’s about to happen when they click to watch, except that somebody they’re about to meet is about to take a dirt nap.” The 7 episode series will be released consecutively each Friday through July 17th and is free for fans to enjoy.
20 Seconds To Live follows ArieScope’s first original series Adam Green’s Scary Sleepover, a 14 episode series where icons and celebrities from the horror genre join the filmmaker for a slumber party and open up about their honest real life fears. “Given the popularity of our annual Halloween short films that we’ve done for 17 years now, the idea of creating more episodic content seemed like an obvious direction to go with ArieScope.com,” says Green. “While we’re already planning a second season of Scary Sleepover after the response we’ve received to this first season, 20 Seconds To Live is the perfect next series as it shares the same sensibility of fun that our brand has come to be known for. There are so many styles and sub-genres to horror, and while our various films and television shows have explored almost all of them so far, one thing we’ve never been about is punishing the audience with any kind of mean spirited depravity. 20 Seconds To Live is tonally right in step with what we do and shares our philosophy that it’s OK to enjoy yourself while watching horror genre content and perhaps even laugh or smile sometimes.”
While Scary Sleepover episodes are also offered in shorter, censored versions on ArieScope’s Youtube channel, 20 Seconds To Live will initially be exclusive to the website. “With over 3 million views to our YouTube channel, we felt that we’d be remiss to not initially offer a taste of Scary Sleepover there in order to raise awareness for the full episodes on ArieScope.com,” says Green. “But if we were to try and shorten or censor 20 Seconds To Live to be suitable for all audiences it would be a disservice to what Ben, Bob, and Cat have created. So we’ll only be putting a trailer for the series on our YouTube channel for the interim.” A first look at 20 Seconds To Live will be included as part of tonight’s new episode of Scary Sleepover: Episode 110 “Zach Galligan”.