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 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.

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

Nightmare Slayers (2011)

Created in conjunction with Comedy Central’s Atom.com, ArieScope’s NIGHTMARE SLAYERS follows two scantily clad, ass-kicking angels 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.

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 bring their “Road To Frightfest” trilogy to an end.  Short comedy vignettes, lovingly and specifically made for the world famous FRIGHTFEST film festival in the UK, the “Road To Frightfest” trilogy would go on to become so popular on-line that it played a key role in ArieScope’s sit-com HOLLISTON getting made with Green and Lynch as the leading actors.  Recreating the legendary BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, watch as Adam and Joe 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.

Jack Chop (2009)

“One… and ya’ fahkin done, kid!”  ArieScope’s 11th annual Halloween short stars Paul Solet (writer/director of GRACE) as “Nicolo”- a Boston area Jack-O-Lantern enthusiast pimping out a pumpkin carving set that is guaranteed to make you “the baddest dude in Revere.”   An instant viral internet phenomenon (over 4 million views to date), Jack Chop’s “Nicolo” character became so popular that Adam Green brought him back as a re-occuring character in ArieScope’s hit sit-com HOLLISTON.

The Road To Frightfest Part 2 (2009)

“AMERICAN DOUCHEBAGS IN LONDON”

Once again, film directors Adam Green and Jow Lynch have collaborated to create five more vignettes for FRIGHTFEST in the UK.  Since it was not only FRIGHTFEST’s 10 Year Anniversary but also the celebration of the re-release of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, this year’s round of nightly surprises featured the duo recreating their favorite scenes from the classic film.  While you may have to actually be a “FrightFester” to get all of the inside jokes that are specific to the festival’s history, we’re still confident that you’ll get some laughs watching the horror, comedy, and cameos unfold as the boys try to make their way to the greatest genre film festival in the world once again.

Fairy Tale Police (2009)

Created for XBOX’s “Horror Meets Comedy” project, FAIRY TALE POLICE is a COPS inspired reality web-series that follows two police officers played by Racheal Leigh Cook (SHE’S ALL THAT) and Parry Shen (HATCHET) as they maintain order in a land full of storybook villains and cartoonish monsters. Currently playing exclusively on XBOX LIVE gaming consoles.

Saber (2009)

The multi-award winning ArieScope short SABER took home two Lucasfilm Awards in the 2009 Star Wars Fan Film Contest at San Diego Comic-Con (“Audience Choice” and “Best Action”). Written and directed by Adam Green, SABER went on to become a viral Youtube sensation and spawn two sequels (SABER 2 in 2012 and SABER 3 in 2014). Geeks everywhere… you’re welcome.

The TiVO (2008)

A man is delighted by how his new TiVO has changed his life, until it becomes obsessed with him and begins killing people. Starring Parry Shen (HATCHET 1-3), our 10th annual ArieScope Halloween short film has been a contender for “fan favorite” since the day it launched in 2008.