Shorts

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 15 years now and always with the same rule of “one night, no budget, no stress”) and many of the other “just for fun” productions that we’ve created over the years.

Happy Halloween (2014)

A quick 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). Lock up your dog and stock up on full-size candy bars for the Trick or Treaters coming to your door this year as you watch and enjoy.

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)

Star Wars geeks across the galaxy demanded yet another sequel to Adam Green’s award winning Star Wars fan film SABER and we are pleased to bring you SABER 3: “Revenge Of The Threesome” in conjunction with our friends at Nerdist and Danger Maiden. Written by Adam Green, directed by Joe Lynch, and starring Clare Grant, Rileah Vanderbilt, and Alison Haislip… many Bothans died to bring you this short film. So grab your favorite action figure and unleash the force within you – again!  

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.