It was announced today that FEARNet will be coming to an end. You can read the full details in Deadline Hollywood’s announcement here.
From HOLLISTON’s creator Adam Green: “In regard to today’s public news about the end of FEARnet, no this does not necessarily reflect on the possibility of future seasons of HOLLISTON as we have always been an independently produced and owned show that FEARnet licensed. If you listen to THE MOVIE CRYPT then you already know that we have been entertaining other distribution options for quite some time as this news was inevitable. For now, the future of HOLLISTON is on hold as the cast is continuing our hiatus and planning other projects in the wake of our own tragic loss. Most importantly I am personally not going to be ready to go back to the show until I’ve had the time I need to heal over the passing of my beloved friend Dave Brockie- however long that takes me. My condolences to all of my friends and family at FEARnet. Great people who will go on to even greater things and greater career opportunities.”
The Dave Brockie Foundation is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts. It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave’s body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity. The Dave Brockie Foundation will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all visual arts who cannot find funding through mainstream channels. The DBF will also strive to catalog and preserve Dave’s vast collection of original images, recordings and written words, and make them available for the world to appreciate. The foundation’s first goal is to finance the creation of a memorial monument in Richmond, Virginia to provide the world with a place to pay respects to the memory of a very cherished man.
Donations can be made to The Dave Brockie Foundation here.
HOLLISTON “The Complete Second Season” is now available on Blu-Ray with 340 minutes of content including cast commentaries and over 70 minutes of exclusive special features. Is your local retail store already sold out? We highly suggest purchasing the Blu-Ray on-line either from your preferred retail outlet or here in our “Buy Stuff” section where your copy will come autographed by series stars Adam Green and Joe Lynch as our way of saying “thank you” for supporting the show and the artists directly. Season 2 is also available digitally on iTunes, Amazon streaming, and XBOX Live. Note: The hour-long uncut Christmas Special is only available on the Blu-ray or on iTunes.
Select cast and crew appeared together at an in-store autograph signing at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA on April 8th to celebrate the release of the Blu-Ray. The turnout was incredible with HOLLISTON fans lavishing the cast with personal letters, cards, and other handmade gifts expressing their condolences for the late Dave Brockie (“Oderus Urungus”).
Every copy in the store was sold out in under an hour.
Adam Green at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA April 8, 2014. (Photo by Al Ortega.)
Since the passing of our brother Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie on March 23rd, there have been an enormous number of amazing tributes in the media. Over the past week, Adam Green has posted a personal blog/eulogy (read here) and has also released a special “Dave Brockie Tribute” episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT podcast (listen here) that he and Joe Lynch recorded along with many of Dave’s friends and coworkers contributing their own farewell messages and stories.
With the HOLLISTON Season 2 Blu-Ray being released this week, the following video tribute celebrating Dave/”Oderus” and his amazing work on the series has been put together on behalf of the cast and crew. Laugh, remember, and say goodbye to our friend and co-star Dave Brockie below…
ArieScope mourns the sudden loss of our dear friend and HOLLISTON co-star Dave Brockie (“Oderus Urungus”) who passed away in his Virginia home last night. He was 50 years old.
GWAR’s manager Jack Flanagan issued an official statement this morning: “It is with a saddened heart, that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, artist, musician, and lead singer of GWAR passed away at approximately 6:50 PM EST Sunday March 23,2014. His body was found Sunday by his band mate at his home in Richmond, VA. Richmond authorities have confirmed his death and next of kin has been notified. A full autopsy will be performed. He was 50 years old, born August 30, 1963. My main focus right now is to look after my band mates and his family. More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed.”
Adam Green posted the following message on his Facebook page late last night: ”Thank you to every fan that has reached out with condolences in these early morning hours. I am at ArieScope with Joe and Laura now as we struggle through the night to try and accept that our dear friend is gone. Oderus Urungus has left planet earth to go home to Scumdoggia, and even more devastating, he has taken my brother Dave Brockie with him. I’ll try and put proper words together when I can, but for now I just wanted to thank every member of the HOLLISTON NATION for your love and for sending your thoughts and prayers to the Brockie family, the GWAR family, and everyone else who was lucky enough to know Dave in this life. I am heartbroken.”
A full blog posting from Green is coming, but for now HOLLISTON’s cast and crew are together and drawing strength from the overwhelming support of the fans as they wait for more information. Listen to Green’s extensive interview with Brockie (recorded during last summer’s San Diego Comic Con) here on The Movie Crypt podcast.
UPDATED: FEARnet will be airing a 24-Hour HOLLISTON marathon in honor of Dave Brockie beginning tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 6am EST. Details here.
ADAM: “Come on, Oderus. How am I supposed to figure out my life without you?”
ODERUS: “…Don’t care!”
From HOLLISTON (Season 2, Episode 9 “Kevin’s Wedding.”)
HOLLISTON’s Corri English (“Corri”) stopped by THE MOVIE CRYPT to sit down with Adam and Joe and discuss her career as an actress/singer, her role on HOLLISTON, and why there are still no details or date for Season 3. Listen on iTunes or on Geek Nation here.
The incredible and hilarious Jordan Peele (KEY & PEELE, WANDERLUST, MAD TV) joins Adam Green and Joe Lynch on this week’s all new, truly inspiring MOVIE CRYPT podcast. With stories covering Jordan’s journey from aspiring puppeteer to TV star, to the development of his unique comedic process, to his devastating missed opportunity as an (almost) SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member, to creating and starring in one of the biggest and best sketch comedy shows of all time with KEY & PEELE, to meeting with President Obama… this episode is a must listen. Check it out on iTunes or on Geek Nation right here.
Adam Green has posted a new blog detailing HOLLISTON SEASON 2′s Blu-Ray special features and more. You can read it here. The Blu-Ray arrives April 8th through Image Entertainment and you can pre-order your copy right here.
Music industry mogul and Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel sits down with Adam Green and Joe Lynch to discuss his fascinating career path from record store clerk to record label CEO, discovering and giving bands like METALLICA and SLAYER their start, and the parallels between the music industry and the film/TV industry in this terrific new episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT. You can listen on iTunes or here on Geek Nation.