Monthly Archives: November 2015


On this week’s new episode of HORRIFIED actor/director Joel Murray (MADMEN, SHAMELESS, ONE CRAZY SUMMER, HATCHET) shares a true story from his youth about the time he got away with something bad… and pushed the limits to a horrifying conclusion.  Watch Episode 20 “Joel Murray” FREE right here.

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Incredible Black Friday Sale!!!

Our annual Black Friday sale is the biggest sale we’ve ever, ever done in the 17 years ArieScope has been around.  Almost everything in our BUY STUFF store is at all time low sale prices until Sunday night November 29th at 11:59pm… or until it’s sold out.  But that’s not all… use promo code “THANKSGIVING” (case sensitive – all caps!) at check-out you’ll save an ADDITIONAL 20% off of everything in your order!  Get all of your Christmas shopping done in one fell swoop during ArieScope’s Black Friday sale because after all… if the person you’re shopping for isn’t an ArieScope fan do they really deserve presents anyway?  From all of us to all of you… have a wonderful, safe, and happy holiday season.


Yesterday ArieScope announced the 20 SECONDS TO LIVE “Christmas Special” in the form of a teaser trailer attached to Episode 19 of HORRIFIED “Brea Grant.”  Series filmmakers Ben Rock, Bob DeRosa, and crew will be returning with a special, brand new holiday themed episode just in time for the holidays!  So start counting down the days (and your blessings) until the special premieres here on Friday December 18th.  Because as you’ve learned by now… the episode is going to end badly for someone.

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Just our way of keeping you entertained over the holidays before the Season 2 premiere of SCARY SLEEPOVER hits on Wednesday January 6th.  (Yes, SCARY SLEEPOVER is moving to Wednesdays this season.)  And don’t forget… there are still three more episodes to go before HORRIFIED rolls it’s Season One finale on Friday December 11th.  Watch all of our original series FREE and UNCENSORED right here.


Actress/Writer Brea Grant (HEROES, DEXTER, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF HORROR) shares a horrifying experience from the first time she ever moved in with a boyfriend on this week’s new episode of HORRIFIED. There’s also a teaser trailer before the episode for something special we have coming your way this Christmas, so watch Episode 19 “Brea Grant” here!

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After almost 3 straight years of doing The Movie Crypt podcast every single week without fail… after so very many artists have come on the podcast and spoken so candidly about their struggles with substance abuse and addiction… after Adam and Joe have read countless letters, postings, and other messages from members of their audience about how much the guests who have shared their addiction and recovery stories have personally helped them cope with their own daily struggles… and for a program that prides itself on its honest discussions about the various trials and tribulations of surviving within the entertainment industry… the boys would be remiss to not at least attempt to tackle the extremely difficult and incredibly important subject of addiction.  Though the various artists who have come on the show and bravely opened up about their real-life problems with drugs have thankfully all told stories that included recovery and success… unfortunately one of Adam and Joe’s previous guests (who also happened to be a huge part of their HOLLISTON family, a true best friend, and a beloved music icon adored by millions worldwide) is no longer here with us.  Just moments after the tragedy of Dave Brockie’s death first hit the press…. Adam was inundated with media requests to issue a statement as HOLLISTON’s creator, writer, and show-runner.  He continually and defiantly defended any suggestions that drugs could have potentially been a factor in his dear friend’s death.  There was absolutely no possible way.  A few weeks later, Dave’s toxicology report came back from the coroner’s office.  Though it will soon be two years since Dave passed away, it has only been within the past few weeks that Adam and Joe have even been able to speak the words out loud that Dave’s toxicology report came back positive for heroin. In their efforts to come to terms with their loss, in their own personal searches to better understand substance abuse and addiction, and in response to the overwhelming amount of extremely passionate fan letters and comments… it was finally time to face the issue head-on and dedicate an entire episode to a struggle that is just not publicly discussed often enough.  A struggle that too many keep private out of fear of judgment.  A struggle that too many suffer through alone simply because they either don’t know how to get help, because they don’t believe they can be helped, or because they are too scared of the perceived consequences that might come with admitting that they need help.  A struggle that is too often not brought to light until it is tragically too late.  Musician/Counselor Terry Kirkman began his career as a songwriter and performer best known for his work with THE ASSOCIATION (“Cherish” and “Along Comes Mary”).  After decades of substance abuse, Terry found himself at a crossroads of either committing suicide or reaching out for help… and thankfully he found the strength to choose the latter.  He has been sober for exactly 31 years and 1 month on the very night of this recording.  Terry has dedicated his life to helping others in their struggles with addiction and through his work with programs like A.I.R. Support (Artists In Recovery) and as the clinical director of M.A.P. (Musicians Assistance Program) he has helped countless other people find hope, strength, and change for a better way of living.  As an added bonus, Terry’s wife Heidi Kirkman also joins in on the conversation about halfway through the episode.  28 years sober herself, Heidi is a counselor specializing in marriage, family therapy, life transitions, relationships, and addiction.  Whether you are an addict yourself, whether you know of an addict in your life, or whether you merely want to try and better understand addiction so that you can be prepared… this just may be the most important episode of The Movie Crypt that Adam and Joe ever record as someone in our world-wide audience is going to be saved by listening to these powerful, emotional, and difficult two hours.  Adam and Joe can’t possibly thank Terry and Heidi Kirkman enough for answering their call for help and for taking the time to donate their expertise and share their own experiences with addiction and recovery.  Nor can they thank the overwhelming amount of fans who wrote in to either share their own personal stories or ask their own questions about this subject that is literally a matter of life or death.  There was absolutely no way to cover every aspect of substance abuse and recovery or to possibly answer every question about addiction within these 2 hours.  But we hope that if nothing else this addiction special leaves you with the power of hope.  With the understanding that recovery is possible for all.  And with the knowledge that help is not far away no matter who you are or where you live.  All you have to do is reach out your hand and another hand (or several hands) will be there to accept, receive, and assist you.  Terry Kirkman can be found on Facebook here should you wish to connect with him.  PLEASE… if you are in need of help, if you are struggling with substance abuse of any kind, if you know someone who needs help, if you are living your life inside a dark shadow of fear and desperation… know that you are not alone.  Don’t wait another day.  Contact any of the various support groups in your immediate area today.  Help is truly waiting for you.   This episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT is in loving memory of David Murray Brockie (August 30, 1963 – March 23, 2014).  We miss your laughter.
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This week’s episode of HORRIFIED is surely the darkest and most disturbing story of the season.  1st Assistant Director Craig Borden (TAKEN, KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM, SPIRAL) shares a frightening real-life story about making a new friend… who turned out to be someone far more sinister than he ever could have imagined. NOTE: Part of what makes this series so interesting is that you never know what kind of story you’re going to get.  If you’re expecting the typical laughs and silliness that most of the stories entail… this episode is not for you. We warned you.  Episode 18 “Craig Borden” can be watched here.

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Start picking out your best/worst pajamas, dust off your sleeping bags, stock up on popcorn, and get ready to be a kid once again as ArieScope starts filming Season 2 of our popular and incredibly fun original series “Adam Green’s SCARY SLEEPOVER” tomorrow night!  Season 2 premieres right here on (free and uncensored) on Wednesday January 6, 2016 with a new episode launching every Wednesday through April.  As always, Adam’s slumber party guest list will remain a secret for now… but if you follow him on Twitter and Instagram (@Adam_Fn_Green) he will be posting images from the set over the next few months of shoots.

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While you wait for the festivities to start up again, enjoy the last few upcoming episodes of our original series HORRIFIED which comes to its thrilling/embarrassing season finale on Friday December 18th.  And stay tuned as there just might be a little something special coming your way to hold you over through the holidays!  (Hint: Watch next Friday’s episode of HORRIFIED: Episode 19 “Brea Grant” to find out more about the upcoming special Christmas treat.  When this news article was originally posted we had said that we would unveil the Christmas teaser with this week’s episode of HORRIFIED.  However, after seeing the finished episode and after further consideration… given the dark, sinister, and disturbing nature of this week’s subject matter we decided to hold the teaser back one more week and not add anything “fun” to such a serious episode of HORRIFIED.)

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Catch up on Season 1 of “Adam Green’s SCARY SLEEPOVER” or re-watch all 14 episodes again by clicking here.

Take Part in The Movie Crypt’s “ADDICTION SPECIAL”…

This Friday (11/13) Adam Green and Joe Lynch will be recording their incredibly important “ADDICTION SPECIAL” of The Movie Crypt podcast that they have been working so hard to put together for quite some time now. Over the years, so many notable artists have come on The Movie Crypt program and bravely discussed their battles with substance abuse.  As a result… Adam and Joe have personally heard from hundreds of you who have shared your own struggles with addiction or who have expressed just how much you have been inspired by hearing such honest stories from artists whom you admire. The fact of the matter is that the guys would be gravely remiss to not include substance abuse and drug addiction as a major topic with its very own episode on a podcast that centers around the honest hurdles of surviving the entertainment business. Therefore… this Friday night The Movie Crypt welcomes Terry Kirkman to the program (the episode will air Mon 11/16). A true hero who has helped countless artists get (and remain) sober through his selfless work with programs like A.I.R. SUPPORT (Artists In Recovery) and as the Clinical Director for M.A.P. (Musicians Assistance Program), Terry has also been sober himself for just over 31 years now. If you are personally struggling with substance abuse, if you have someone in your life who is battling with addiction, or if you simply want to try and better understand this deadly serious matter (including why/how it happens and most importantly, how to get help)…Episode #130 will be an episode you absolutely cannot miss.

After losing their dear friend and HOLLISTON co-star Dave Brockie to a heroin overdose in 2014, this “ADDICTION SPECIAL” episode will be one of the most difficult, most important, most informative, and most inspiring podcasts that Adam and Joe ever record. Typically The Movie Crypt does a call for “Viewer Mail” on Twitter for each episode, but because a mere 140 character tweet is not possibly enough space to ask the important questions or make the personal comments that so many of you will want to ask or share… Adam and Joe are opening up the floor for emails from the audience for this special episode. Send your emails to “” by Thursday November 12th and the guys will do everything they can to address as many of them as possible during the recording of the episode.

Please, please keep your emails as CONCISE as possible as Adam and Joe will unfortunately only be able to address so many of them on the show.  Also, PLEASE don’t abuse this email address to try and promote yourself or solicit Adam and Joe with your own work. This is something special that they are doing for a very important subject matter. Any emails that do not have to do with the subject matter will be discarded unread before being put in front of Adam and Joe.  Send your questions or comments to “”. Again, this special “ADDICTION EPISODE” with guest Terry Kirkman will be recorded this Friday 11/13 and will air on Monday 11/16.

Farewell To Two Hollywood Icons

ArieScope mourns the passing of Melissa Mathison and Gunnar Hansen, two wonderful talents who passed away this week.

Writer Melissa Mathison wrote some of the greatest films of our lifetime such as E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL, THE BLACK STALLION, KUNDUN, and THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD.  Adam Green: “Though I may have lost a personal hero and though Hollywood may have lost an incredible talent… Melissa’s work will live on and continue to touch, inspire, and change the world forever… generation after generation after generation. Thank you for bringing E.T. into all of our lives and for changing all of us for the better, Melissa. Thank you for helping me find my true calling in life and for your screenplay’s undeniable message of tolerance and acceptance.  E.T. will forever illustrate that pure friendship and unconditional love can transcend all earthly human boundaries and exist in all life forms across the entire universe. Be good. You’ll be right here.”

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Actor Gunnar Hansen will always be best known for his portrayal of the original “Leatherface” in the seminal 1974 classic THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.  Adam Green: “Gunnar was a gentle giant and a true icon in our genre.  His smiling face, hearty laughter, and extraordinarily kind demeanor will be deeply missed by all.  If you were fortunate enough to get to meet Gunnar at one of his many convention appearances then you know just what a wonderful human being ‘the man behind the mask’ actually was. ”Leatherface’s” chainsaw will continue to buzz in our hearts forever as every CHAINSAW fan knows that “the saw is family.”

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HORRIFIED Ep. 17 – Ed Marx

On this week’s new episode of ArieScope’s HORRIFIED, film editor Ed Marx (JEEPERS CREEPERS, FROZEN, SWIMMING WITH SHARKS) shares a cautionary tale that redefines the slogan “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” as he recalls the parts he can actually remember from a fun night out that turned… well, you’ll see. Watch Episode 17 “Ed Marx” here.

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