George A. Romero (2/4/40 – 7/16/17)

ArieScope mourns the loss of filmmaker George A. Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, CREEPSHOW, and so very many more).

DEF080FD-F4F2-4994-B897-E13355519477George A. Romero and Adam Green – “Rock And Shock” in Worcester, MA 2015.

From Adam Green: “ I am heartbroken over the loss of George Romero.  If not for George, there is a very good chance that my generation of filmmakers would never have started doing what we do.  He was the pioneer of independent cinema and the father of an entire sub-genre, but on a personal level George was also always so kind, so generous, and so encouraging to me over the many years that I was lucky to know him.  I’ll never be able to understand the saying “don’t meet your heroes” as I’ve been fortunate enough to meet so very many of mine over the course of my career and they have all lived up to (if not surpassed) every self-imposed expectation I ever could have placed upon them.  George was one of the greatest examples of that.  At a time when I was all but lost in grief, mourning, and self-doubt, he literally put his arm around me and reminded me that what I do is important, that I mattered, and that I needed to keep going…”

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“I’ll be able to say so much more about what George was actually saying to me in the above photo when my new film is unveiled/announced later this year, but I can’t stress enough that my upcoming film only exists because George told me to make it.  This photo was taken as George and I were exiting the stage together at Rock & Shock 2015.  A wonderful fan in the crowd took the picture and so generously printed it out and brought it to my table the next day.  He said, “I’m not sure what was being said here but I could tell it was important.  I thought you should have this.”  The photo has hung over my desk ever since.”

George-A-Romero-620-01-1“If you can change one thing- everything will change.” – George A. Romero

“Goodbye, George.  Though you couldn’t stay long enough to see what you actually did for me,  I have no doubt that you’ll be smiling down over your huge glasses at each and every screening.  Your legacy, your art, and your trail blazing spirit will live on forever through all of us that you inspired to pick up a camera and tell a story.  Sleep well, Master.”                                                   – Adam Green, July 17, 2017

Victor Crowley To Return To London!

HATCHET’s “10th Anniversary Tour” will be coming to London on Saturday night August 26th as part of UK FrightFest – the greatest horror film festival on the planet and the home of the HATCHET screening “heard around the world” in 2006 where the original film truly took off into the slasher stratosphere, became a franchise, and turned “Victor Crowley” into a bona fide icon.   This is merely the first official “10th Anniversary Event” screening date of many to be announced, so please be patient!  Due to writer/director’s Adam Green’s many obligations and extremely difficult schedule with current projects such as finishing post-production on his upcoming new film (details coming later this year), developing/shooting two new television projects, the forthcoming SCARY SLEEPOVER “Christmas Special” (12/15/17), the next issues of the HATCHET & HOLLISTON comics, a novel he is finishing writing, the weekly MOVIE CRYPT podcast, writing/rehearsing the next season of HOLLISTON, and even more new, fun stuff that we can’t announce just yet… scheduling and committing to tour dates and appearances has never been harder to accomplish.  But fear not!  As the Fall gets closer more and more cities and dates will start being announced and man do we have some great stuff planned!

Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 3.22.47 PMStill “Crowley” after all these years.

“As soon as we started planning this 10th anniversary celebration I knew that I wanted to try and hold the first screening/celebration at FrightFest if possible,” says Green.  ”HATCHET world premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC to an incredible response from both critics and audiences, but it was the audience at FrightFest who’s voices took the film to a level we could have then only dreamed of.  The morning after that raucous screening in Leicester Square (mere minutes after the UK premiere of Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece PAN’S LABYRINTH of all films) it seemed like every genre festival on the planet started calling to program HATCHET.  I’ve since screened every film I’ve ever made at FrightFest as I owe my UK fans so very much and I am part of the FrightFester family myself.”  Green ads, “After so many years in the business I know that a filmmaker is never supposed to publicly admit having a favorite festival, but “Victor Crowley” and I simply love FrightFest and the UK fans with all of our heart and soul. FrightFest is the original Hatchet Army… so it is only fair that we slaughter them first on the tour for this special version.”

xFcj55_R_400x400UK FrightFest.  August 24th – 28th 2017.

Very few details about the special anniversary version of HATCHET that Green (and surprise guests) will be screening in London will be revealed beforehand other than the fact that fans will be treated to never before seen footage and will also (very likely) get a sneak preview of a little something special from Green’s still untitled forthcoming new film (due out at the end of 2017) before the HATCHET screening begins.  Rather than spoil any of the surprises in advance we’re just going to let the fans in London see for themselves!  YES, the same footage shown at FrightFest will be shown at every stop on the “10th Anniversary” tour this Fall so don’t worry if you can’t physically be there.  Even though this may technically be a “retro screening”, HATCHET has been scheduled as the main event screening in the highly coveted Saturday night slot on the Cineworld main screen at FrightFest so we can’t stress enough that you should get your seats now.  Just click here to reserve your tickets.  If you are a HATCHET fan, you simply cannot miss this special event as “Victor Crowley” is going to paint London’s Leicester Square redder than ever before.  Security will be high so please leave your hatchets, 6 foot long chainsaws, and gas powered belt sanders at home.  Just bring your voices and come ready to scream, laugh, cheer, and have fun as we return to Honey Island Swamp and celebrate a decade of “Victor Crowley.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAdam Green speaks to the greatest horror fans in the world before FrightFest’s “live commentary” screening of HATCHET that was held in August 2007.

“The 2006 Leicester Square screening was one of the loudest in the history of HATCHET,” says Green.  ”I hope the UK Hatchet Army blows that one away on August 26th.  Wear your favorite HATCHET or ArieScope shirts (here) or your official “Victor Crowley” Halloween masks and get extra love from myself and the special guests I may or may not be bringing with me to the event.  After all, this is a celebration and with all of the crazy shit, trials, and tribulations the HATCHET trilogy has been through and survived over the last decade… we have much to celebrate together, London.  I love you all and I absolutely cannot wait to be with you again- back where it all really began.”

desktop“Old School American Horror.”

Stay tuned for more HATCHET “10th Anniversary” screenings, special events, and appearances to be announced in the coming weeks.  Although we’ve always warned you to “stay out of his swamp”… this year we’re encouraging every single HATCHET fan on the planet to return to his swamp once again.  It’s gonna be a blood bath, but together we’re gonna have a hell of a lot of fun.


ArieScope Pictures is proud to be an independent studio for 19 years now.  From our classic films like the HATCHET franchise, FROZEN, and DIGGING UP THE MARROW… to our TV series HOLLISTON… to our original on-line series’ like SCARY SLEEPOVER, HORRIFIED, and 20 SECONDS TO LIVE… to our two decades of incredibly popular short films like JACK CHOP, SABER, and DRIVING LESSONS… ArieScope has remained a leader in Hollywood’s independent scene.

ariescope logoEstablished 1998 

To celebrate our independence we’re holding a massive JULY 4TH SALE that starts today and goes all the way through July 4, 2017 at midnight!  Simply use promo code “fireworks” (all lowercase) at check-out and you’ll save 15% on everything you purchase in our BUY STUFF store!  Pick up the new HATCHET “10th Anniversary” shirts, hoodies, or posters!  Get autographed Blu-Rays or DVDs of our various films!  Reward yourself with autographed comic books, graphic novels, and screenplays!  The promo code works for everything in our store!

fireworksPromo code “fireworks” saves 15% through July 4th!

Hurry!  Our independence day sale ends at midnight on July 4th!  Get shopping here.

This Christmas- GET SCARY!

ArieScope Pictures is thrilled to announce the upcoming SCARY SLEEPOVER “Christmas Special!”  Join our family this holiday season as Adam Green invites genre icons Kane Hodder (HATCHET, FRIDAY THE 13TH VII-X), Danielle Harris (HATCHET II-III, HALLOWEEN IV-V), Tony Todd (HATCHET, CANDYMAN), Bill Moseley (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE II, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), and Sid Haig (HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES, SPIDER BABY) into his home for an enormous, homemade Christmas dinner and slumber party.  This truly special episode will be the biggest entry in the SCARY SLEEPOVER series yet… so deck your halls with blood and horror, hang your rotten stockings with scare, and get ready for Arwen Claws to come down your chimney because this Christmas is going to be a scream!

Mid Season outtakes logo fullAdam Green’s SCARY SLEEPOVER “Christmas Special” premieres right here on Friday December 15, 2017.  Click the logo above to watch the official trailer now!

Watch The Season 2 Finale Of HORRIFIED!

Season 2 of ArieScope’s original series HORRIFIED comes to its emotional conclusion as journalist and producer Steve “Uncle Creepy” Barton (ZOMBIEWORLD, DREAD CENTRAL) shares a story of terror and hope in the face of one of the greatest tragedies of our time. The finale episode also has a trailer attached to it that will surely make your upcoming holiday season bright!  Watch Episode 2.22 “Steve Barton” here.



UPDATED – NEW INFO: Live in Los Angeles?  Don’t miss a special LIVE taping of “The Movie Crypt” podcast happening this Sunday June 18th from 5-7pm at the Arclight Cinema in Culver City as part of the LA Film Festival!

LAFF17_KeyArt_FB_1220x628Hosts Adam Green, Joe Lynch, and Arwen (along with special guests) will be performing an episode of the popular podcast live in front of an audience- and you can be part of it!  You will need a ticket, but they are free.  You can either get one on the LA Film Festival webpage here to make sure you have a spot in the theater before showing up (we hear there is a one dollar “service fee” for advance tickets, or you can get one at the box office, which will be located on the Culver Studios Front lawn. Five minutes before the show starts the festival will have any remaining tickets moved to the information booth (between the Culver City Arclight and Culver Hotel) so people who are running late can get them on the way into the theater.  We recommend getting to the show early so that you can have prime seating for all of the “um’s,” “you know’s,” and Arwen your eyes and ears can handle.

imageSee you there, LA Crypt Keepers!

NEW HORRIFIED With Actress Kristina Klebe!

On this week’s new episode of HORRIFIED actress Kristina Klebe (HALLOWEEN 2007, CHILLERAMA) boards an international flight of terror with a true story that will surely have you terrified to get back on a plane!  Watch Episode 2.21 “Kristina Klebe” here.


Season 2 of ArieScope’s original series HORRIFIED comes to its emotional and highly inspirational conclusion next Wednesday.  Get ready.

New HATCHET merchandise is shipping out!

Our warehouse receives the new HATCHET “10th Anniversary” merchandise from Fright Rags today!  Orders will begin shipping out the moment they arrive (orders ship in the order they were received- so pre-orders will go out first).  Start watching your mailbox closely over the coming days!

Still haven’t ordered yours??  Better hurry!  Select sizes sold-out during the pre-order period and other sizes are already running incredibly low in stock.  (As in- only 1 or 2 left in some sizes!)  Stock up on HATCHET “10th Anniversary” awesomeness and be the best dressed guy or girl on the haunted swamp tour!  Order your stuff right now right here.

Hatchet-Baseball“Baseball-style jerseys, T-shirts, hoodies, and autographed poster prints, oh my!”

NEW Horrified and 20 Seconds To Live! SALE!!!

As an extra special treat, this week ArieScope presents both a new episode of HORRIFIED and a new episode of 20 SECONDS TO LIVE… plus a flash sale to celebrate (today only)!

First- watch filmmaker Dave Parker (THE HILLS RUN RED, IT WATCHES) share a true story that gives new meaning to the term “exposure” in HORRIFIED Episode 2.20 “Dave Parker” – now playing here.  You’ll never think of sex scenes in cinema the same way again!


Then – director Ben Rock (ALIEN RAIDERS) and company are back with a brand new episode of the award winning series 20 SECONDS TO LIVE!  Watch what happens when three siblings seek help in ridding their family estate of unwanted spirits in 20 SECONDS TO LIVE Episode 9 “Medium” – now playing here.


But wait- there’s more!  To celebrate the new episode of 20 SECONDS TO LIVE we’re having a 20% off flash sale that starts now and ends tonight at midnight!  Use promo code “medium” (all lower case) at check-out and save 20% off everything you buy- today only!  Hurry!  Much like the unfortunate characters in 20 SECONDS TO LIVE, your time is running out as the countdown to midnight has begun…

A New Episode of 20 SECONDS TO LIVE Is Coming!

A brand new episode of 20 SECONDS TO LIVE will be released TOMORROW (Wednesday June 7th) right here on!  Keep an eye out for Episode 9 “Medium”… and count your blessings 20 seconds at a time.

Medium_V2aA new episode of 20STL premieres Wednesday!