Since 1998 ArieScope pictures has continued to create short films and other side projects in between our feature films and television shows. It’s these smaller projects that keep our original spirit alive and provide us with opportunities to not always take things so seriously while operating within the Hollywood industry. Here you’ll find our annual Halloween Short Films (made for 18 years now and always with the same rule of “one night, no budget, no stress”) plus many of our other “just for fun” productions that we’ve created over the years.

DON’T DO IT (2016)

Chase Williamson (JOHN DIES AT THE END, THE GUEST) and the legendary Sid Haig (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, JACKIE BROWN) star in ArieScope’s 18th annual Halloween short film that carves up an often ignored moral dilemma with Jack-O-Lanterns that will hit you right in your pumpkins.


Being a monster isn’t as easy as it looks. Derek Mears (FRIDAY THE 13TH 2009), Kelly Vrooman (THE CHICA SHOW), and Colton Dunn (NBC’s SUPERSTORE) star as three hungry monsters that meet their match in ArieScope’s 17th annual Halloween short film.  Enjoy the short and then read Adam Green’s blog entry about making it, containing behind the scenes pictures from the set.  Read it here.

Happy Halloween (2014)

A Skype call between a husband and wife on Halloween night takes a disturbingly dark turn in our 16th annual Halloween short film starring Shawn Ashmore (X-MEN, THE FOLLOWING, FROZEN) and Brea Grant (HEROES, DEXTER).

Turn Off Your Bloody Phone (2014)

ArieScope contributed this short “Turn Off Your Bloody Phone” video for the 2014 Film 4 FrightFest film festival in London. Parodying a classic scene from FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2, the piece stars Joe Lynch and Adam Green and serves as a reminder to movie goers everywhere to be considerate during a film… or else.

Saber 3 (2014)

Written by Adam Green and directed by Joe Lynch… many Bothans died to bring you this short film after STAR WARS geeks across the galaxy demanded yet another sequel to Adam Green’s award winning 2009 fan film SABER.  So grab your favorite action figure and unleash the force within you… one final time.  

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 Adam Green’s 2009 STAR WARS fan film SABER became an internet phenomenon, fans across the galaxy used the force to reach out for a sequel. On May 4th 2012 (Star Wars Day) SABER 2 was released on-line and passed the 1 million views mark in only 10 days. Directed by Seth Green (ROBOT CHICKEN, AUSTIN POWERS), SABER 2 would go on to become yet another enormous viral sensation. Enjoy… and may the force be with you.

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.