It’s no secret that I’m a fairly large fan of Adam Green; with Hatchet being one of the greater slasher films of recent years [if you can consider 2006 ‘recent’] and my love for the Ariescope name in general, I’m pretty psyched to announce that after a two year hiatus, season three of Holliston is coming sooner than we may think! The show stars directors Adam Green and Joe Lynch themselves as aspiring film makers who struggle with their film careers and we also get their on-show girlfriends, played by Laura Ortiz and Corri English. If you’ve never seen the show, one thing to mention is even Dee Snider of Twisted Sister returns to the show for the upcoming season. This third season will be like the other two, being that it has 10 episodes lined up and will air on the GeekNation digital network, which is also the host of Green and Lynch’s podcast, “The Movie Crypt” – which if you don’t listen to, you should get on that ASAP.
Adam has gone on record to say the following quote about working with GeekNation: “It’s almost embarrassing to admit but there we were on a quest to find a new outlet for Holliston where we could continue to creatively make the show our way, but also have it distributed on a platform where absolutely anyone who wants to watch it can easily find and enjoy it…and the answer was literally right in front of our noses the entire time.”
Unfortunately, one of the more important characters was GWAR‘s front man Oderus Urungus, who was played by the very talented Dave Brockie.. But as those in the metal scene know, Brockie passed away back in March of 2014.. Naturally, Adam and Joe have mentioned their thoughts about Brockie’s passing and that by continuing the show, they’re actually paying tribute to him by continuing:
“It’s crucial to note that Dave was so much more than just a cast member of Holliston. He was a dear friend to all of us and his absence will be deeply felt by everyone in our cast and crew. For Adam especially, he not only writes every single episode but he was also the only actor on the show who shared the most scenes with Oderus, so continuing the series without Dave is an extremely difficult task for him emotionally. It has been a very delicate and slow process to get outselves back to this point. Thankfully, we have an incredibly patient and understanding fanbase that has supported us unconditionally and that has mourned with us through all of this. Our fans appreciate that we’re real people who have to heal from our loss and that we’re not just fictional characters on their screens, despite the fact that we all play versions of ourselves in a way.”
To which Green has since added:
“As cliché as it might sound, no one would want to see Holliston continue more than Dave. On the season 2 behind-the-scenes-Blu-ray making-of feature, Dave says directly to the camera that ‘Holliston is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.’ It’s been a long heartbreaking road, but we’re at a point now where we’re back on our feet and we’re ready to laugh once again. Last week, the main cast got together to table-read some of the new material for the first time and we could all feel without a doubt that no one was laughing louder or harder than Dave.”
[check out the opening theme for Holliston here] With the show returning in 2016, I’m curious with how the show is going to go.. I understand it’s a difficult process, especially for the cast getting over Brockie‘s death still, but like Adam said, He would have wanted this – the season is going to be almost a dedication to him; I just find myself wondering how they’re going to pull off Adam not having an imaginary friend anymore..perhaps he ‘grows up’? Only time will tell…
For those who have never watched the show – it’s based on creator Adam Green‘s real life and set in his small hometown of Holliston, MA, follows the lives of Adam and Joe, two friends chasing the dream of becoming successful horror movie filmmakers [which is ironic since they are] while struggling to make ends meet and dealing with life and the opposite sex in their post-college jobs at a Boston area cable access station where they also host a late night movie program called “The Movie Crypt” The core ensemble is rounded out by Joe‘s girlfriend Laura [a morbid yet adorable aspiring artist] and Adam‘s ex-girlfriend and the greatest heartbreak of his life Corri. [a gorgeous nurse and aspiring country singer] The other main characters on the show include Adam and Joe‘s boss Lance Rockett and Adam‘s imaginary friend Oderus Urungus [who we all know is an alien who lives in his closet and advises him on his life. badly] Often referred to as “Friends” for geeks and “The Big Bang Theory” meets “Evil Dead 2“, Holliston is a brilliantly twisted take on the traditional multi-camera sitcom that captures the comedy, the horror, and the heart of the time of life when the struggle to “make it” is really just beginning and nothing is working out like they told you it would..
So now I turn to you, dear readers – are you going to watch the next season of Holliston? Or is it the other way around, and you haven’t seen the show yet? [if not, I strongly recommend it – and you can buy both seasons 1 & 2 – autographed! – for only 30 bucks on blu-ray on the Ariescope site!] It’s funny, it’s gory, it’s Holliston !!
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