Films & TV

HOLLISTON – TV Series (2012, 2013, 2016 -?)

COMEDY/ROMANCE/HORROR
No Guts. No Gory.

Two down and out aspiring horror movie filmmakers struggle with life, career, and the opposite sex in this acclaimed sit-com full of tremendous laughs, cartoonish violence and genuine heart.  Starring Adam Green (HATCHET), Joe Lynch (EVERLY), Laura Ortiz (THE HILLS HAVE EYES), Corri English (UNREST), and Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), critics have hailed HOLLISTON as “The show you hoped BIG BANG THEORY would be” (Austin Chronicle), “Laugh out loud funny” (Dread Central), and “The strangest sitcom ever made” (HitFix). Guest starring Seth Green (AUSTIN POWERS), Bailee Madison (PARENTAL GUIDANCE), Tony Todd (CANDYMAN), Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN 4 & 5), Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13th VII-X), John Landis (COMING TO AMERICA), David Naughton (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON), Derek Mears (SLEEPY HOLLOW), Colton Dunn (KEY & PEELE), Paul Solet (JACK CHOP), Sid Haig (HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES), and more.  After a two-year hiatus following the tragic death of former main ensemble cast member Dave Brockie (“Oderus Urungus” / GWAR) and the dissolving of the show’s original cable television distributor (FEARnet), HOLLISTON is now set to return with Season 3 in 2016.  The show will be carried by the GeekNation digital network and will be accessible for all to stream for the first time ever.  (As long as your country doesn’t block US internet/websites.)  More details and an exact release date are coming next year.

Series created and written by Adam Green

Season 1 world television premiere 4.3.2012
Season 1 DVD/BLU-RAY release 10.9.2012
“The Holliston Christmas Special” television premiere 12.18.12
Season 2 world television premiere 6.4.13
Season 2 BLU-RAY release 4.8.2014

**** SEASON 3 COMING IN 2016. ****

“What’s not to love? As horror fans, this show is made for us. It is us! And it shows horror fans in a positive light. We’re real people who go through all the same adventures, loves and losses as everyone else. “Holliston” shows that and is like nothing else on television.” – Scott Hallam (October 23, 2013)

Digging Up The Marrow (2015)

HORROR/FANTASY/ART/DOCUMENTARY/BIOGRAPHY
You will believe.

Hailed as “a masterpiece” and “the scariest film of the past two decades” (UK Horror Scene) as well as receiving more glowing reviews from throughout the media world then we can possibly dig up and list here, DIGGING UP THE MARROW has now surpassed FROZEN as ArieScope’s best reviewed and highest praised film of all time.  Starring Ray Wise (TWIN PEAKS, ROBOCOP), Adam Green (HOLLISTON), and Will Barratt (HATCHET III) and featuring appearances from genre favorites like Kane Hodder, Tom Holland, Mick Garris, Don Coscarelli, Tony Todd, Lloyd Kaufman, Sarah Elbert, Josh Ethier, and the late Dave Brockie/“Oderus Urungus”, DIGGING UP THE MARROW is a creature feature that blends reality and fantasy into a unique cinematic experience like no other.  Inspired by the art of Alex Pardee and featuring a cast of creatures unlike any you have seen on film before, THE MARROW “will change the way you view the world” (Harry Knowles, AIN’T IT COOL NEWS). 

Written and directed by Adam Green.

Theatrical and VOD release: 2.20.15
DVD/Blu-Ray release: 3.24.15

“With almost every possible detail shrouded in mystery, Adam Green’s latest effort is able to achieve almost the impossible in presenting something genuinely unseen before. Almost indefinable in its style, whenever you think you get a grasp on where the film is going, it violently turns your expectations inside out and creates a perfect capture of the pure essence of fear of the unknown.  It is a film that demands to be experienced rather than read about as this would lessen the effect of what can be called one of the scariest films of the past two decades.” – Oliver Ryder, UK Horror Scene (December 31, 2014)

Hatchet III (2013)

HORROR/COMEDY
Some Legends Never Die.

Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN IV & V) and Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH VII – X) return for the epic conclusion in the now bona fide worldwide franchise which finds a heavily armed search and recovery team heading into the haunted Louisiana swamp and “Marybeth” (Harris) seeking out an end to the horrific voodoo curse that has kept the paranormal entity of “Victor Crowley” (Hodder) terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades. Also starring Zach Galligan (GREMLINS), Derek Mears (FRIDAY THE 13th 2009), Caroline Williams (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PART 2), Parry Shen (HATCHET I & II), and Sid Haig (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS).

Written and Produced by Adam Green
Directed by BJ McDonnell

Theatrical and VOD release 6.14.13
DVD/BLU-RAY release 8.13.2013

“HATCHET III is an expressive and visually gritty conclusion to the fan favorite horror comedy HATCHET trilogy, as it offers a terrifyingly emotional conclusion to Crowley and Marybeth’s drive for vengeance.  In the sequences where the two warring characters come face-to-face, Hodder and Harris brazeningly lost their inhibitions, and let their characters’ anger over being targeted lead them to take drastic measures in defending themselves.” – Karen Bernadello, Shock Ya (June 13, 2013)

Chillerama (2011)

HORROR/COMEDY/FANTASY/MUSICAL/SCI FI
DRIVE-IN. FREAK OUT.

It’s the closing night at the last drive-in theater in America and owner Cecil B. Kaufman has planned the ultimate marathon of four rare and outrageous film prints to unleash upon his faithful cinephile patrons.  Starring Richard Riehle (OFFICE SPACE), Joel David Moore (AVATAR), Lin Shaye (INSIDIOUS), Ray Wise (TWIN PEAKS), Kane Hodder (HATCHET), and more cameos than you can count, CHILLERAMA is the ultimate midnight anthology movie that critics call “a late night classic for the new millennium” (Killer Film), and “the most offensively nostalgic fun time I’ve experienced in theaters in I don’t know how long.” (Dread Central).

Written and Directed by Adam Rifkin (DETROIT ROCK CITY), Tim Sullivan (2001 MANIACS), Adam Green (FROZEN), and Joe Lynch (WRONG TURN 2).

DRIVE-IN THEATER TOUR  - September/October 2011
DVD/BLU-RAY release 11.29.11

“Of all the horror anthologies I’ve seen, CHILLERAMA is unquestionably the silliest, the goriest, the wildest and the most endearing.  The most entertaining of the shorts is THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKENSTEIN directed by Adam Green and starring Joel David Moore as a particularly goofy Adolf Hitler. The film plays like a crude collage of several Mel Brooks films, with particularly strong shades of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, TO BE OR NOT TO BE, and THE PRODUCERS. The cinematic anarchy that THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKENSTEIN offers is more consistently entertaining than any other short.” – Clark Douglas, DVD Verdict (December 9, 2011)

HATCHET II (2010)

HORROR/COMEDY
HOLD ON TO ALL OF YOUR PIECES.

Starting on the very frame that the original HATCHET ended on, “Marybeth” escapes from the clutches of “Victor Crowley” and learns the horrific truth about her family’s link to the deformed hatchet-wielding madman. She returns to the swamp with an arsenal of hunters in an effort to recover the bodies of her family and seek revenge against “Crowley” in what becomes one of the most in-your-face and gore soaked slasher films ever made. Starring Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN IV & V), Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH VII-X), Tony Todd (CANDYMAN), and Tom Holland (CHILD’S PLAY), critics hailed the film as “One of the greatest slasher films ever” (Bloody-Disgusting) and having “Twice the gore, twice the intensity” (Dread Central). Unable to obtain an “R” rating by the Motion Picture Association of America without enormous censorship and changes, Adam Green’s HATCHET II made a groundbreaking achievement by being the first theatrical horror film to circumvent the MPAA and be released UNRATED and UNCUT in major U.S. cinemas since George Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD in 1978.  The film made history again merely 72 hours later when it became the first film to ever be pulled from theaters in its opening weekend, causing controversy in the media internationally.

Written and Directed by Adam Green

Theatrical release 10.1.2010
DVD/BLU-RAY release 2.1.2011

“Man, Adam Green must have run up a bill at the local butcher. Hundreds of dollars worth of sweetmeats, livers, gizzards, hearts, lungs and other organs of animals (none of them human, I trust) are seemingly ripped out of Crowley’s victims, while blood helpfully obscures our view of the details of these eviscerations.” - Roger Ebert (September 29, 2010)

Frozen (2010)

SUSPENSE/THRILLER/DRAMA
NO ONE KNOWS YOU'RE UP THERE.

Critics have called it “JAWS in the snow”, audience members fainted during the film’s Sundance premiere, and legendary critic Rex Reed of the NY Observer said he was “so paralyzed with terror that I chewed a whole pencil in half watching it.”  When three skiers find themselves stranded on a chair lift at a New England ski resort that has closed for the next week, they are forced to make life or death choices that prove to be more perilous than staying put and freezing to death. Shawn Ashmore (X-MEN), Kevin Zegers (TRANSAMERICA), and Emma Bell (THE WALKING DEAD) star in this relentlessly chilling survival thriller that Ain’t It Cool News calls “Hitchcock…with teeth.”

Written and Directed by Adam Green

Theatrical release 2.5.2010
DVD/BLU-RAY release 9.28.2010

“FROZEN is a brilliantly conceived, gut-wrenching horror film about every skier’s worst fear, and the talented writer-director Adam Green gives it life in ways that will leave you impacted long after the 94 minutes of unrelenting suspense have ended.  Every aspect of the nightmare is captured as realistically as breathing by director Green, and his screenplay miraculously finds the time to develop character and build rapport between the excellent actors and the audience.  FROZEN is the best kind of horror film, about innocent people plunged into mind-boggling circumstances beyond their control. I predict instant word-of-mouth success at the box office, but it’s no fad or phenomenon.” – Rex Reed (February 2, 2010)

 

Grace (2009)

HORROR/THRILLER
LOVE. UNDYING.

When a tragic accident leaves “Madeline’s” unborn baby “Grace” dead inside of her, she insists on carrying the baby’s corpse to term. Weeks later when she delivers, the baby miraculously returns to life. Jordan Ladd (CABIN FEVER) stars in this deeply disturbing thriller that critics hailed as “Downright chilling” (Variety), “A truly horrifying film” (CHUD.com), “An emotional and psychological journey into terror” (Nikki Finke, Deadline Hollywood), and warned viewers to “watch at your own risk” (E! Online). After it’s controversial world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (where two men fainted in the audience), GRACE completed a worldwide award winning festival tour and was released in US theaters on August 14, 2009.

Written and Directed by Paul Solet

Theatrical release 8.14.2009
DVD/BLU-RAY release 9.15.2009

“Here’s a new kind of chick flick: a sunny contemplation of motherhood (breast-feeding especially) presented in a setting of creepy, blood-gushing perversity. GRACE isn’t really a horror movie, but it’s gruesome and unsettling.  First-time feature director Paul Solet maintains iron control of the wild material. Clearly, this is a guy to keep an eye on.” – Kurt Loader, MTV (August 14, 2009)

Spiral (2008)

DRAMA/THRILLER
YOU CAN'T PAINT OVER THE PAST.

A reclusive artist finds life in the eyes of his latest subject, but the past that haunts him may come to haunt her as well.  Joel David Moore (AVATAR), Amber Tamblyn (SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS), Zachary Levi (TANGLED), and Tricia Helfer (BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA) star in this acclaimed and award winning psychodrama described by critics as “the closest thing you’ll get to Hitchcock in our day and age.”

Directed by Adam Green and Joel David Moore
Written by Joel David Moore and Jeremy Danial Boring

Theatrical release 2.8.2008
DVD release 2.19.2008

“SPIRAL is nothing short of brilliant as it explores a rare theme in horror: the image of the monster as victim. A very cerebral film, SPIRAL leaves much to the imagination, but it’s no blank canvas. Fantastic use of color, it is beautifully shot, primarily in reds. The opening shot sets the tone with a gorgeous red, blue, and green reflection in a puddle of a diner window. Visually, this is a masterpiece, and the live acoustic jazz score fits perfectly. I could just listen to this movie and still have a good time.” – Ain’t It Cool News (September 22, 2007)

Hatchet (2007)

HORROR/COMEDY
OLD SCHOOL AMERICAN HORROR.

When a motley crew of tourists embark on a tour of the haunted Louisiana bayous they learn the terrifying tale of local legend “Victor Crowley”; a horribly disfigured man who was tragically and accidentally killed with a hatchet by the hands of his own father.  When their tour boat sinks and the ghost story turns out to be real, the group tries desperately to escape the swamp with their lives… and all of their pieces.  Featuring an all-star horror cast including Kane Hodder (“Jason Voorhees”), Robert Englund (“Freddy Krueger”), and Tony Todd (“Candyman”), HATCHET swept film festivals all over the globe before hitting theaters worldwide.  Hailed by critics as “the holy grail of slasher films” and creating “the next icon of horror”, this celebrated horror classic has now become a worldwide franchise with two sequels.

Written and Directed by Adam Green

Theatrical release 9.7.2007
DVD release 12.18.2007

“Adam Green — like John Carpenter, Wes Craven and the get-it-done directors he obviously admires — is smart enough to ratchet up the horror in HATCHET to a level that should satisfy party-hard gore hounds and casual tourists alike.  To the dishonor-and-dismember roll of Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Freddie Krueger, you may now add Victor Crowley, the deranged and deformed bogeyman of HATCHET.” - Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press (September 7, 2007)

Coffee & Donuts (2000)

COMEDY/ROMANCE
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10 WATTS OF AMBITION, HEARTBREAK, AND A RETARDED CAT.

Life after college sucks.  Follow one guy’s traumatically funny entrance into the “real world” where high school girlfriends don’t come back and the pursuit of a life-long dream proves to be harder than anyone could have ever imagined.  Made by a truly skeleton crew of friends on a meager $400 budget, COFFEE & DONUTS would go on to garner Hollywood’s attention, turn ArieScope Pictures into a full fledged production company, and launch Adam Green’s filmmaking career.  The “most passionate of passion projects”, C&D spent over a decade being developed and re-developed for various major television networks and studios before becoming the sit-com HOLLISTON.

Based on a true story, this is the indie film that started it all for Adam Green and ArieScope Pictures.

Written, directed, edited by, and starring Adam Green

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