Shorts

Since our start in 1998, ArieScope has continued to create short films and other web projects just for fun. Below you’ll find our vast collection of celebrated annual HALLOWEEN SHORTS (always made with the rule of “no budget, one weekend, and just for fun”) to various television appearances and promotional videos / web series that we’ve made over the past 15 years.

Halloween Hugs (2013)

The staff at ArieScope Pictures find themselves dealing with a horrifying dilemma after Adam Green rents a coffin for a special “15th Anniversary Halloween Party” and the strange man who drops it off insists that under no circumstances does he want the coffin returned to him. Little do they know that the reason the man does not want his coffin back is far more terrifying/adorable than even this group of seasoned horror movie filmmakers is prepared for. With many key faces from our core crew over the years playing themselves, HALLOWEEN HUGS may be the weirdest and most fun Halloween Short we’ve ever shot. And after 15 YEARS of making these… that’s saying a lot. “Who wants a hug?”

“Love It Down Your Throat” Music Video (2013)

In Season 2 of ArieScope’s hit sitcom HOLLISTON, “Lance Rockett” (Dee Snider) begins focusing on a more “realistic career” and starts writing “original Van Halen songs” for his cover band DYVER DOWN. While only a glimpse of his music video for “Love It Down Your Throat” is shown in the epic Season 2 finale, here is the full, glitter-ific, and un-cut video for your viewing pleasure.Directed by Cody Blue Snider. Song written by Adam Green, Bear McCreary, and Brendan McCreary.

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Driving Lessons (2012)

In John Carpenter’s 1978 classic HALLOWEEN, “Michael Myers” was suddenly able to drive a car after having sat in a sanitarium staring at the wall since childhood. While the filmmakers addressed this slight plot hole briefly in the original movie with a throw away line by Donald Pleasance (“Maybe someone around here gave him lessons”), we here at ArieScope Pictures were fortunate enough to track down a never-before-seen deleted scene from HALLOWEEN that thoroughly explains what really happened. Our 14th annual Halloween Short Film parodies our favorite slasher film of all time and stars Joel David Moore (AVATAR, HATCHET) and Kane Hodder (HATCHET 1-3) as “Michael Myers”.

Saber 2 (2012)

After 2009′s SABER became an internet phenomenon, fans across the galaxy have been asking for a sequel. On May 4th 2012 (Star Wars Day – “May the 4th be with you!”) ArieScope (in conjunction with Danger Maiden and the Nerdist Channel) released the long awaited sequel which passed the 1 million views mark in just 10 days. Directed by Seth Green (ROBOT CHICKEN, AUSTIN POWERS) and once again starring Rileah Vanderbilt and Clare Grant, SABER 2 has Star Wars geeks everywhere praying for Lucasfilm to release the actual body wash. (Are you listening, George?) Enjoy and may the force be with you. Always.

The Road To Holliston (2012)

As part of the launch of ArieScope’s first TV series HOLLISTON, a series of behind the scenes promos were created and played on the FEARnet television network in the weeks leading up to the premiere. Below you’ll find all six promos that made up “The Road To Holliston” in their original un-cut form. From the uncomfortable first network pitch…to the cast’s disasterous auditions… to the grueling process of getting script notes from the Network President’s 9 year-old daughter… this is the story of bringing a TV series from concept through production.

Downloading And You (2011)

In the mood to watch a good horror movie this Halloween? Before you do anything the “illegal” way, watch this spoof of 1950′s cautionary public service films and think twice. You know, because there was internet service back in the… 50′s. Starring Ed Ackerman (FROZEN, HATCHET II, THE CHANGE-UP), Dave Foy (HATCHET II, CHILLERAMA), and featuring the voice of Kevin Barbare (WAAF 107.3FM Boston Radio, “The Hillman Morning Show”), ArieScope’s 13th annual Halloween Short Film takes a light hearted swing at the illegal downloading predicament and it’s crippling effect on independent cinema.  Check out Kevin Barbare’s Worcester Horror Convention: Rock And Shock.  Visual Effects by Skull Tree Visual FX

Sexy Nightmare Slayers (2011)

Created in conjunction with Comedy Central’s Atom.com, ArieScope’s SEXY NIGHTMARE SLAYERS follows two scantily clad, ass-kicking angels from heaven who protect children from the monsters under their beds, the demons in their closets, and a variety of other ghoulish creations that go bump in the night. Starring Team Unicorn’s Rileah Vanderbilt and Clare Grant, you’ll be wishing your childhood had been filled with more nightmares.

Just Take One (2010)

ArieScope’s 12th annual Halloween short film finds two Trick or Treaters faced with the moral dilemma of the “honor bowl”. Do they follow the rules and just take one piece of candy… or does basic Halloween logic prove that there is no harm in being a little greedy on All Hallow’s Eve? ADAM GREEN and JOE LYNCH star in this cautionary holiday tale with an ending that’s sure to please our ‘Halloween Short Film Faithful’.

The Road To Frightfest Part 3 (2010)

“THE DOUCHEBROTHERS PROJECT”

Filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch reunite for another year of comedy vignettes, lovingly and specifically made for the world famous FRIGHTFEST film festival in the UK.  This year finds the boys recreating the legendary BLAIR WITCH PROJECT as they struggle to make their way to London in time for the festival. As usual, many jokes are specific to the festival’s history and to specific UK personalities, but we’re confident that horror geeks and genre fans worldwide will still get big laughs from the series as always.  Enjoy the jokes, the fright, and the horror cameo in what is currently rumored to be the final act of “The Road To FrightFest Trilogy”.

Jack Chop (2009)

No Halloween is complete without the Jack-Chop! Our 11th annual Halloween short finds Nicolo (GRACE director Paul Solet) pimping out an amazing pumpkin carving set that is sure to bring joy and gore to Jack-o-lantern fanatics everywhere. The original viral internet phenomenon – accept no substitutes!