Close to 5 years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Adam Green to discuss the upcoming sophomore season of his show Holliston on the FearNET channel (click here for that interview). Little did anyone know that season two would be the last season that horror fans would see of the show that had captured their hearts. In March of 2014, Adam’s good friend and Holliston cast member Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus of Gwar) passed away leaving Green understandably heartbroken and unsure about the future of the show that Brockie was such a big part of. Then in June of the same year, FearNET was shut down and Holliston was left without a station.
In September of 2007, writer/director Adam Green gave horror fans plenty of reasons to “stay out of the swamp” with the release of his cult classic Hatchet. Following it up with Hatchet II and Hatchet III, Green kept slasher Victor Crowley busy and horror fans terrified and amused all at the same time. For the tenth anniversary celebration of the Hatchet, Green released one of the biggest secrets in the genre, a new chapter in the franchise with Victor Crowley.
Released by Green’s ArieScope in association with Dark Sky Films, Victor Crowley has been touring the country in limited release. Last night’s stop was in Seymour, CT presented by CT Cult Classics. The crowd was pumped, but would this be just more of the same? While it did mix the gore with the dark humor fans expect, Victor Crowley definitely earns its way not only in the Hatchet series, but also as a standalone horror film. Not many sequels or reboots manage to win bragging rights to that claim. read more
At this year’s CT HorrorFest in Danbury, CT, Connecticut Cult Classics announced that they would be presenting the state’s only screening of director Adam Green’s brand-new film, Victor Crowley. The event is set to take place on Monday, October 16th at the classic Strand Theater in Seymour, CT as part of the “Victor Crowley Theatrical Roadshow.”
Victor Crowley marks the fourth installment of Green’s legendary Hatchet series and stars genre legends Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th VI – X, Hatchet, etc.), Laura Ortiz (The Hills Have Eyes, Hatchet, etc.), Parry Shen (Hatchet), and Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp). According to Connecticut Cult Classics founder Larry Dwyer, “I am so amazingly pumped to be able to show Victor Crowley to the Connecticut chapter of the Hatchet Army. I’ve loved the series since the beginning and I’m so excited to see Adam Green bring back his creation after taking the third film off.” read more
Adam Green dropped a bomb late Tuesday night by debuting the fourth installment of the Hatchet franchise, Victor Crowley. Fans and celebrities gathered at Hollywood’s ArcLight Cinema to celebrate a “10th Anniversary Celebration” of Hatchet and were delighted to hear they would be the first to see a new entry in the beloved horror franchise.
The film picks up a decade after the first three films. Kane Hodder returns as Louisiana’s favorite slasher and is joined by series regular, Parry Shen. Laura Ortiz (The Hills Have Eyes), Dave Sheridan(Scary Movie) and Brian Quinn (Impractical Jokers) round out the main cast. read more
Well look here horror comic fans, it looks like Victor Crowley will be coming to a comic shop near you in early 2017. American Mythology will be partnering with Hatchet creator Adam Green to splatter a comic book interpretation of his hit franchise across many pages. Already on board for the book is artist Andrew Mangum, with Greg LaRocque, and The Living Corpse’s, as well as Horror Comic Award winners , Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson contributing covers. The company also has plans to unleash a new Dark line of comics, with titles like the hit independent series Werewolves vs Dinosaurs. read more
Tales of Halloween – Review
By Lynn Sorel
Rating: 9 out of 10
Synopsis: Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and ax murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.
Our Thoughts: Tales of Halloween offers a variety of gory, comedic stories in an inventive anthology collection that is sure to become a Halloween tradition for many.
Much like 2007’s Trick ‘r Treat, the stories are interlocking and center around one town on Halloween night. However, it doesn’t feel quite as solidly connected as Michael Dougherty’s film was. In Tales, Characters from other stories briefly cross paths with each other, rather than having meaningful interactions. Despite the similar idea and format, the comparisons end there. Both are unique and entertaining in their own ways. Fans of either film are likely to enjoy the other. read more
Source Point Press has announced they are currently in production on a graphic novel titled “Holliston: Friendship is Tragic”, based on the horror sit-com Holliston tv series created by filmmaker Adam Green. This announcement coincides with Source Point’s debut publisher booth at C2E2 in Chicago, and to celebrate the announcement the first promotional image for the comic will be available as a C2E2 exclusive art print limited to only 50 copies. Writer Greg Wright, artist Stephen Sharar, Editor Travis McIntire, and colorist and letterer Joshua Werner will be in attendance and available to sign the prints. read more
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