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“That’s A Wrap!”

Last week ArieScope completed production on our 10th feature film!  Much like how we kept all of the details secret right up until the very first public screening of last year’s DIGGING UP THE MARROW, no details about the new film (written and directed by Adam Green) will be made public until much closer to the film’s release in 2017.  So start getting excited as post-production continues over the next several months!  And… stay tuned!

Happy Birthday, HATCHET!

HATCHET opened in US theaters 9 years ago today… and the world hasn’t looked at swamps or belt sanders the same way since.  Happy Birthday, Victor Crowley!  And thank you to all of the fans in the Hatchet Army worldwide for 9 years of loyal slasher service.  Our cast and crew love you all!

Writer/Director Adam Green will be touring extensively next year in support of HATCHET’s milestone 10 year anniversary – so stay tuned for news and details about convention appearances, special theatrical screenings of the trilogy, and other events happening in 2017.

hatchetposterfinalHATCHET opened in US cinemas on September 7, 2007.

Remembering Dave Brockie

The cast and crew of HOLLISTON remember our dear friend and brother Dave Brockie who would have turned another year older today.  All of us left on the road behind miss you today and everyday.

Adam OderusDavid Murray Brockie (August 30, 1963 – March 23, 2014)

NEW BLOG: “Sometimes it’s all worth it”

Adam Green has posted a new blog that wraps up this past weekend’s incredible “Movie Crypt” 48-hour live broadcast to benefit SAVE A YORKIE RESCUE.  Read all about it and see the pictures in the “Green’s Blog” section of this website here.

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DETAILS FOR THE LIVE MOVIE CRYPT EVENT!

This Friday night (8/5) at 7pm PST Adam Green, Joe Lynch, and Arwen will begin their first ever LIVE broadcast of The Movie Crypt podcast… and stay on the air until 7pm PST on Sunday night (8/7).  This special event is all being done in an effort to benefit SAVE A YORKIE RESCUE and listeners will be encouraged to make donations to the rescue organization as their way of saying “thank you” for the 48 straight hours of exclusive entertainment that the boys (and their special guests) will be providing for free.  SAVE A YORKIE RESCUE is a non-profit, volunteer operated dog rescue that is near and dear to the boys’ hearts given that both are owners of rescued dogs themselves and that Adam’s own Yorkie (Arwen) is the podcast’s beloved official mascot.  All of the money raised will go directly to SAVE A YORKIE RESCUE and help the wonderful people that work there provide much needed medical assistance, foster homes, and (ultimately) permanent placement with loving families.  These dogs have already lost everything once and (in some cases) have even been abused or horrifically neglected by their previous owners, but together we can make sure that as many of these wonderful, wonderful dogs as possible live happily ever after.

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The event will be broadcast live on GeekNation.com.  Just go to the GeekNation homepage and when the event begins on Friday at 7pm PST there will be an area to click on that will start streaming the broadcast for you – for free.  Throughout the weekend Adam and Joe will also be interacting with fans on Twitter, on Adam’s Periscope account, and on other social networking platforms – so that you can join in on the fun, ask questions for the guests, and be a part of the show.  Most importantly- you can donate to Save A Yorkie Rescue at www.YouCaring.com/Arwen!  Be sure and leave a message for Arwen and the boys along with your donation and they will read it on the air.  Every donation helps so please, please, please give what you can, spread the word to your own friends and followers, and help The Movie Crypt podcast save as many lives as possible with this landmark event.  It has been a year in the planning, three very difficult months of coordination, and the boys certainly aren’t staying awake all weekend long for their (already questionable) health and sanity!  So please give what you can this weekend and help these unfortunate dogs have a chance at a wonderful, healthy, happy life.

Just what can you expect to hear during the weekend?  SO, SO, SO MUCH!  Artists and celebrities from all sides of Hollywood have stepped up to join Adam, Joe, and Arwen in raising money for the rescue.  You’ll hear from people like Seth Green (FAMILY GUY, AUSTIN POWERS), Michael Gladis (MADMEN), comedian Jonah Ray (HIDDEN AMERICA, COMEDY BANG! BANG!), comedian Dave Anthony (MARON, VEEP, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), producer Sarah Elbert (HATCHET, HOLLISTON), make-up FX artist Robert Pendergraft (HATCHET 1-3, DIGGING UP THE MARROW), and clairvoyant Marilyn Kapp who will communicate with the other side live on the air... and even speak directly with Arwen!  You’ll hear improv comedy from Derek Mears & The Resistance (FRIDAY THE 13th 2009, SLEEPY HOLLOW) as well as from the hilarious comedy duo of Kelly Vrooman & Lauren Pritchard (THE CHICA SHOW, MAD TV).  You’ll hear musical performances from Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT), Ace Von Johnson (FASTER PUSSYCAT), Jason Charles Miller (GODHEAD), and Jesse Snider (BAPTIZED BY FIRE).  You’ll hear exclusive film commentaries for FRIGHT NIGHT (with writer/director Tom Holland), CANDYMAN (with director and co-writer Bernard Rose), THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (with stars Sid Haig and Bill Moseley), and John Carpenter’s THE THING (with guest co-host Drew McWeeny from Hitfix).  You’ll hear short stories generously donated to the cause by best selling authors Clive Barker and Joe Hill. You’ll hear live script readings of Adam Green’s never-before-seen/heard un-produced draft of CABIN FEVER 2, a brand new episode from the upcoming season of HOLLISTON (performed by the cast), and of course… the main event

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A live reading of Chris Columbus’ never-before-seen/heard early draft of THE GOONIES performed by an all-star cast including Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, Joel David Moore, Michael Gladis, Deon Richmond, Felissa Rose, Parry Shen, and many more!   (If you’re a GOONIES fan you need to hear this!  It’s very different from the final shooting script but every bit as awesome!)

Tune out or fall asleep and you’ll miss something awesome as very little of this incredible event will ever be re-broadcast again!  So start chugging coffee now because this weekend “we’re staying awake so that they don’t get put to sleep.”  Listen.  Laugh.  Learn.  Be inspired.  And help us save them by donating.

Every dog deserves a life like Arwen’s.  Together we can make a life changing difference for so, so many dogs that are currently sick, scared, hurting, and just praying for a chance to be loved… and then to give that love back in return ten times over.

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PRE-ORDER YOUR CAST AUTOGRAPHED HOLLISTON GRAPHIC NOVEL TODAY!

Pre-order the amazing 52-page HOLLISTON graphic novel “Friendship Is Tragic” right here!  The book will hit comic book stores in October but if you order through ArieScope your copy will come autographed by HOLLISTON’s creator/writer/director/star Adam Green.   Place your order quickly and have one of these exclusive autographed copies delivered right to your doorstep when they arrive in stock this Halloween season…

HollistonFIT_CoverUPDATE (8/20/16): The time period to pre-order one of the limited cast autographed copies (containing Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Laura Ortiz, and Corri English’s signatures on the cover) has now ended.  Congratulations to the fans who were able to secure one of those very limited copies before they sold out!  All copies offered from here on in will come with Adam Green’s signature only.

“Yorkies Never Say Die!”

Two events that you can expect to hear on the upcoming Movie Crypt 3-day LIVE broadcast to benefit Save A Yorkie Rescue (happening 8/5 – 8/7) were announced on today’s new episode of the podcast (Episode 165 with ArieScope’s own Cory Neal – producer of HATCHET 1-3, FROZEN, HOLLISTON, and more)!  Fans listening to the live broadcast can expect to hear a reading of Chris Columbus’ (never before seen by the public) early draft of THE GOONIES done by a cast of surprise celebrity actors on Saturday night 8/6 at 8pm PST as well as a commentary for FRIGHT NIGHT with Adam and Joe joined by writer/director Tom Holland himself (time slot still not revealed).

Stay tuned here for more announcements about what you can expect to hear in this epic live event.  Want to start making donations to help us save the yorkies?  Just click here!

3-Day LIVE Movie Crypt Marathon!

Thank you to Clark Collis and our friends at Entertainment Weekly for breaking this news first!  Read EW’s announcement by clicking here and then read the full press release below….

“We’re staying awake so they don’t get put to sleep.”

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – ArieScope Pictures and GeekNation announced today that filmmakers Adam Green (HATCHET, FROZEN) and Joe Lynch (EVERLY, WRONG TURN 2) will be doing a live, 3-day broadcast of their popular entertainment behind-the-scenes podcast “The Movie Crypt” to benefit “Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc” August 5th through 7th. In “The Movie Crypt’s” first ever live broadcast, hosts Green and Lynch (as well as the podcast’s beloved Yorkie mascot Arwen) will be starting Friday evening August 5th at 7pm PST and staying on the air until Sunday night August 7th at 7pm PST.  Joined by dozens of celebrity artists who will be stopping by at all hours (day and night) throughout the weekend, the “Save The Yorkies” marathon podcast will include the extensive and extremely candid “artist on artist” interviews/conversations that “The Movie Crypt” is known for as well as feature film commentaries, live script readings, musical performances, and more.  Best of all, fans will be able to take part in the conversations and ask the celebrity guests questions live via social networking platforms such as Twitter and Periscope.  Listeners will be able to donate directly to the rescue all weekend long and help “Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc” provide needed medical care and assistance to Yorkies in dire need of being rehabilitated before being placed in permanent, safe, and loving homes.

“The Movie Crypt” podcast launched on GeekNation in May of 2013 and was initially intended to run only as extra promotion for the 10 weeks that Green and Lynch’s sit-com HOLLISTON would be airing its second season on the (now defunct) FEARnet cable television network.  However, the program quickly amassed a large and loyal weekly following and now over three years later the weekly podcast averages over 500,000 listeners worldwide and consistently ranks in iTunes Top 10 entertainment podcast’s in the nation.   Featuring celebrity artists from all aspects of the entertainment industry, “The Move Crypt” has delivered a new 2-3 hour episode consistently every Monday morning without fail for over 3 years now.  From iconic directors, writers, actors, producers, and musicians… to production designers, cinematographers, costumers, make-up artists, sculptors, comic book artists, visual effects artists, 1st assistant directors, agents, executives, and record label CEO’s, “The Movie Crypt” offers listeners an extremely comprehensive look behind the scenes of all aspects of Hollywood.  ”Every artist in the industry has had a unique journey and we’ve all endured our own difficult trials and tribulations in our pursuit of our dreams,” says co-host Joe Lynch.  ”By sitting down with fellow artists and relating to each other through a candid, heart to heart conversation about what it’s really like and focusing on how we each overcome the hurdles and keep going, the program offers a healthy dose of inspiration and a weekly reminder not to give up or let the negative aspects of the business disenchant our spirits.  Because of that heartfelt honesty, our audience is comprised not only of fans, students,  and aspiring artists, but working industry professionals as well.”
While “The Movie Crypt” offers a unique and informative look behind the curtain of the mechanics of he entertainment business, Green and Lynch have also used the podcasts’s vast reach to tackle difficult subjects and make a positive impact on their loyal audience.  In 2015 they produced a special episode dedicated to substance abuse within the industry and welcomed addiction specialists and counsellors on to the program who educated and advised people on how and where to get help.  ”The addiction episode yielded incredible results and we still continue to hear from listeners who were inspired by the episode to attend their first meeting and some who even checked in to a rehab facility in order to begin their own road to recovery, ” says co-host Adam Green.  ”It was an amazing response.”
Last December, Green and Lynch performed a fully sincere 2-hour interview with “Santa Claus” in an effort to remind people to not stop believing in magic and not to give up on the power of “good” during the extremely difficult and violent times that our society is now facing.  The “Santa Claus” episode remains one of the podcast’s most popular episodes to date and the response on-line was overwhelming.  ”Those moments when we can use “The Movie Crypt” to help make life feel a little better for our audience…they make all of the hard work that goes into producing this show so very worth it,” adds Lynch.  ”The idea of using our program to help benefit a charity as close to our hearts as “Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc” was a no brainier.  I mean, our mascot is a Yorkie and our listening audience has come to love and adore Arwen almost as much as we love her.  Almost.”
In 2015, Green took part in a fundraiser to benefit “Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc” while appearing at NJ’s Monster Mania horror convention and then immediately brought up the concept of doing a live podcast marathon to benefit the rescue to Lynch.  A fellow animal lover and dog rescue owner himself, Lynch was immediately on board with the idea.  ”At Monster Mania’s charity event I auctioned myself off for a date with a fan and also auctioned off a screen-used prop from HATCHET 2 ultimately helping the convention raise over $7,000 for the rescue,” says Green.  ”Given what huge dog lovers Lynch and I are and that our show’s mascot is my own Yorkie Arwen, we felt like we had a huge opportunity here to use the popularity of “The Movie Crypt” to really help “Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc” and help make a huge difference for so many dogs in need.”
Founded in 2002 by Marilyn and Don Faughner, “Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc” is a 501c(3) federally qualified non-profit, all volunteer rescue that has saved over 2,500 Yorkies to date.  ”Most people have no idea that there is a rescue just for Yorkshire Terriers,” says Marilyn Faughner. “I never knew there was a need for a rescue for Yorkshire Terriers until one day someone asked me what happens when Yorkie owners divorce, deploy, or die – what happens to their Yorkies?  Of course they need help.  No dog should have to go to the pound because they lose their home.  Now we are their temporary home until a forever home is found.”   Faughner and her team of volunteers rehabilitate and foster Yorkies that are in need of a second chance, going through great lengths to personally place each dog in the right home and with a new, loving family.  ”We’re overwhelmed by what Adam, Joe, and Arwen are doing to help raise money and awareness for our organization,” adds Faughner.  ”Together we have a chance to save many, many lives with this event.”
During the live marathon broadcast listeners will be provided with information on how to directly donate to “Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc” quickly and easily on-line.  ”Adam and I have been working hard to plan out the entire weekend that we’ll be broadcasting,” says Lynch. “This isn’t just about the endurance test of “can we stay awake?” We’ve planned out a truly entertaining, fun, informative, and inspirational weekend.  So many amazing artists have volunteered their time and talents to join us and contribute to this event.  It’s going to be hard work, but man is it going to be fun.”  During episodes of “The Movie Crypt” in the weeks leading up to the event Green and Lynch will be revealing just a few of the guests that listeners can expect to hear on the marathon, but the full line-up of guests and segments will be mostly kept under wraps.  ”The surprise of not knowing who will turn up to join us or exactly when they will be stopping by is a major part of the fun in listening to a live event like this,” says Green.  Listeners can expect a combination of artists who have never done the program before and artists who have appeared on the show over the previous three years.
“Our goal with GeekNation was always to create a positive and supportive community,” says GeekNation and FanFix Tickets CEO Clare Kramer.  ”The Movie Crypt” is not just one of our most successful programs, it is also one of our most important programs.  Adam and Joe have made a positive impact in so many lives by encouraging people from all over the world not to give up on themselves, no matter how difficult their individual journeys may be.  We all have enough people in our lives telling us “no,” but every week “The Movie Crypt” tells their listeners that “Yes they can.”  We’re thrilled to provide the technical support and necessary personnel to make Adam and Joe’s live, 3-day marathon for “Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc” a major success.”
The special 3-day live broadcast will be available to listen to directly on GeekNation.com.  Listeners will have the opportunity to ask questions and post comments for Green, Lynch, and their guests through their Twitter accounts (@Adam_Fn_Green, @TheJoeLynch, and @MovieCrypt) as well as watch and take part in live Periscope broadcasts on Green’s Periscope channel (@Adam_Fn_Green) throughout the weekend.   “The Movie Crypt’s” dedicated link to donate directly to “Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc” will be posted and given out consistently throughout the 3-day broadcast.
Artists/businesses looking to take part in this event can contact Info@ariescope.com.
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About ArieScope Pictures: Founded in 1998 by writer/director Adam Green,  cinematographer Will Barratt, and producer Cory Neal, ArieScope Pictures is a feature film and television production company that has produced two seasons of the sit-com HOLLISTON and nine theatrical feature films to date including the popular HATCHET trilogy, FROZEN, SPIRAL, and last year’s DIGGING UP THE MARROW.  A destination site for original genre content, the company’s website ArieScope.com offers over 100 free short films and weekly original on-line series for fans to watch such as Adam Green’s SCARY SLEEPOVER, HORRIFIED, and 20 SECONDS TO LIVE.
About GeekNation and FanFix Tickets: Founded by actress and CEO Clare Kramer and film producer and COO Brian R. Keathley, GeekNation is a Los Angeles based company providing content creation, production and distribution.  The GeekNation site provides news and articles from top writers around the country, audio podcasts (including THE MOVIE CRYPT and FAR, FAR AWAY, both consistently ranking Top 10 in the nation on iTunes), videos, television shows, and motion movie posters, or “Mosters.”  GeekNation operates out of a 5,500 square-foot sound stage where it films much of its original content for the site that broadcasts out to its tens of millions of listeners and viewers, lovingly referred to as “the nation.”  GeekNation is a highly recognized and impacting social media platform known for its respectable reputation in the entertainment industry.  The company works with celebrities and studios alike, forging unique partnerships while positioning itself to become one of the biggest geek and pop-culture platforms in the galaxy.  FanFix is a ticketing platform that serves all the greater needs from fan to host – A world-class event organization platform that helps event hosts expand their event year-after-year.
About Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc: Founded by Marilyn and Don Faughner in 2002, Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc is a non-profit volunteer run Yorkie rescue that has saved over 2,500 Yorkies to date.  Fostering and providing the necessary medical attention that abandoned YorkIesha may need, Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc works tirelessly to provide Yorkies with a second chance at a wonderful life by healing and placing them in permanent, safe, and loving homes.
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4th Of July SALE!

Celebrate our independence by taking 10% off everything you buy in our BUY STUFF store during ArieScope’s 4th of July sale! Just enter promo code “fireworks” (all lower-case) at check-out!  Don’t wait though- this sale ends this Monday July 4th at midnight PST. Happy shopping!

Vote for “Miss Movie Crypt!”

On this week’s new episode of The Movie Crypt podcast, make-up artist Desiree Falcon (HOLLISTON, DIGGING UP THE MARROW) gave Adam Green and Joe Lynch super sexy makeovers.  Now it’s up to YOU to decide which guy will be crowned “MISS MOVIE CRYPT!”  Just watch the short video of Adam and Joe’s makeovers that is posted here and leave a comment with your vote!  Will it be Adam Green or Joe Lynch who prevails as “MISS MOVIE CRYPT?”  YOU decide!

MsMovieCryptBLURTwo men enter – one man leaves (in women’s make-up) on this week’s new Movie Crypt!

NOTE: You can post/vote as many times as you want, but all votes for Arwen will be disqualified as she is NOT competing in this pageant. It just wouldn’t be fair for Arwen to compete when she’s clearly already the true beauty Queen of The Movie Crypt.