Entries by Larry Dwyer

Holliston Season 2 and Hatchet 3 interview with Adam Green

Staff member, Larry Dwyer had the chance to catch up with Adam Green and talk about Holliston Season 2 and Hatchet 3.

Larry Dwyer: Hey Adam. I had the distinct pleasure of reviewing Holliston season one and I instantly fell in love with it. How did the series come about?

Adam Green: Thanks Larry! Well, it started about 13 years ago. I was working at a low budget cable station in Boston making really bad commercials and trying to break out of there and do my own thing. I would steal their equipment to make my own stuff; it’s pretty much exactly like what goes on in the show with Adam and Joe making horrible commercials for Lance Rockett and using his equipment on the side to do their own thing. With that equipment, I made Coffee & Donuts for about $400. We never thought that it would actually come out that well or that anyone would even want it, we just wanted to see if we could make a movie and next thing we knew, Disney/Touchstone bought it and turned it into a sitcom for the UPN network. Next thing I knew, UPN became the WB Network and all of the development was lost and they held the rights for five years. That happens a lot in this business but that, in particular, was really painful because it was the rights to my life and I couldn’t touch it. Well, over the course of the next five years, I made a name for myself with Hatchet, Spiral and Frozen and eventually the rights reverted back to me. read more read more

Movie Characters you want by your side during the Zombie Apocalypse

by: Larry Dwyer

Okay kids, I’ve been thinking for a while about putting this list together and since the mid-season finale of “The Walking Dead” is upon us, I figured now is a good time to have this discussion: what movie characters would you want by your side if a zombie apocalypse were to occur? Some may say, “Well, you need someone like Jason Voorhees! He’s a killing machine!” I say nay! You need to be smart about who you choose as your partner during these trying times. Mr. Voorhees would not discriminate between you and a zombie…he would kill you just as quickly. Besides, he’s kind of a zombie himself, isn’t he? So we need smart choices…people who would help us, not get us killed or kill us themselves. read more read more

“American Mary” – Review

I have to tell you guys, I am on a serious roll lately; from Excision to Holliston, I’ve watched some really good horror in the last month or so. Thankfully, this streak did not end with American Mary.

American Mary is a splendidly twisted little film written and directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska of Twisted Twins Productions (Dead Hooker in a Trunk). The film stars Ginger Snaps alumni Katharine Isabelle as Mary Mason, a seemingly intelligent and gifted medical student with grand aspirations of becoming a surgeon. read more read more

Holliston – Season One Review

Can someone please tell me why it’s taken me until now to watch the gloriousness that is FEARnet’s “Holliston”?

“Holliston” was created by real-life friends and directors Adam Green and Joe Lynch and takes place in Adam’s childhood home of Holliston, MA. Adam and Joe (who use their real names in the show) are roommates who work together directing crappy commercials for their boss Lance Rockett (brilliantly played by Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider). Along with running a production company, Lance also sings for a Van Halen tribute band called Diver Down that he’s always trying to get the guys to come see. Through this job, the guys are allowed to film and air their own late-night horror show called “The Movie Crypt” on public access. read more read more

NightWhere review

“NightWhere” is a disturbing little story about a young married couple named Mark and Rae. Mark is just your average married guy and Rae…well Rae is anything but average. Early on in their relationship, Mark realized that he couldn’t fully keep his wife satisfied in the bedroom. While he was always satisfied, she seemed to hunger for more. One day Mark asked her if she wanted to have sex with another man and without missing a beat, Rae asked, “Who did you have in mind?” read more read more

Bane review

Have you ever watched a movie and just thought, “what the fuck?” Well, that choice little phrase must have popped into my head no less than eight times in the first hour of this two-hour marathon of “what the fuck-ness”. The movie I refer to is the low budget English horror film ‘Bane’ written and directed by James Eaves.

‘Bane’ starts off when some poor lass wakes up in cot surrounded by three other sleeping women. We soon learn that neither her nor the other women have any clue how they got there and why they’re there at all. All we really know is that their interior decorator ought to be fired as the room only contains four cots, a toilet and some dusty plastic sheeting covering a mesh fence that serves as the walls to their room; I mean, they easily spent tens of dollars on that set. read more read more

“The Victim” interview with Danielle Harris

Good time girls Annie (Jennifer Blanc) and Mary (Danielle Harris) find themselves in a life and death situation. Annie’s life is put in jeopardy when she is witness to a violent act at the hands of two Sheriff’s Deputies (Ryan Honey, Denny Kirkwood). With her pursuers closing in, she stumbles across Kyle (Michael Biehn from The Terminator, Aliens, The Rock), a recluse living in the middle of the woods. A rugged loner, Kyle finds the stillness of the woods comforting. He keeps civilization at arm’s length; that is – until a single knock on his door throws his solitary life into chaos. Two worlds collide in this nerve-fraying thriller that will keep audiences guessing until the very last frame. read more read more

The Victim review

I love a movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously and if you do too, then Michael Biehn’s “The Victim” is right up your alley. The first thing I thought when I saw Biehn’s name attached to this movie was, “can it be?” Well, the answer is a resounding yes! It is the same Michael Biehn from “Terminator”, “Aliens” and one of my all-time favorites, “Tombstone”.

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“Scalene” interview with Margo Martindale

Scalene is described as “a perceptual thriller told from three points-of-view revolving around the rape of a female college student by a mentally handicapped man and his mother’s subsequent revenge after his incarceration.”

Horror News Network’s Larry Dwyer recently caught up with star Margo Martindale about her role.

HorrorNewsNetwork: Thank you for doing this interview, I’ve been a fan of your work since Dead Man Walking. First, how did you end up with the role of Janice Trimble in Scalene; what drew you to it? read more read more

Midnight Son review

From the start, Jacob (played by Zak Kilberg) seems like your run-of-the-mill single guy. He works a night-shift job as a security guard and lives in a basement apartment where he does some painting in his spare time. Pretty normal, right?

But Jacob is definitely not normal. We find out that he works a night job not because it’s all he can find but because he has a condition which causes his skin to burn when he comes in contact with sunlight. Then Jacob is at the doctor trying to find out why he can’t seem to satisfy his hunger even though he eats everything in sight. His doctor says that he may be anemic but Jacob really isn’t buying it. read more read more