On April 15th at 2:49pm EDT, two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon – killing 3, injuring 264 and changing lives forever.
Brothers J.P. Norden (right) and Paul (left) both suffered limb-loss as a result of last month’s Boston Marathon bombing. (photo by Elise Amendola, AP)
And while the city of Boston has dusted itself off and offering the remaining 5,633 runners who were unable to finish the race early registration for next year’s race, a hometown boy who made good is giving back.
Most of us know (and love) writer/director/producer Adam Green for his horror creations known as Hatchet, Frozen, Spiral, the recent horror-com Holliston, and his contribution to the wickedly delightful Chillerama…but what you may not know is that Green is a dude who also loves his hometown so much that he’s throwing a 3-day benefit to raise funds to help the victims and families affected by the tragic events that occurred that day.
The weekend of May 28th, Green will return to his beloved Boston to host a series of events that include an advanced screening of Season 2 from his new hit series Holliston before its June 4th premiere on FEARnet, celebrity benefit and silent auction at the Worcester Palladium as well as the FIRST-EVER Hatchet marathon, showing I and II before unleashing the much-awaited Hatchet III in its FIRST outing before the official June 14th opening.
Green’s love for his hometown (and home state of Massachussetts) is evident when he gives his reasoning for why he was driven to help out.
“I live in Los Angeles these days, but Boston is still the place I consider home. I’ve never forgotten where I came from and always infuse my work with Massachusetts references, whether it be showcasing the Newbury Comics logo in the Hatchet series, naming the fictitious ski mountain in Frozen “Mount Holliston”, or setting my sitcom Holliston in Holliston, MA. While I am just one guy, thankfully I have a body of work and a loyal and extremely passionate fan base within the horror community that I can call upon to step up and help. I think a lot of people underestimate not only the sense of community that genre fans share, but the fact that we are some of the most kind hearted and generous people you’ll ever meet. I know that the Boston chapters of the Hatchet Army and Holliston Nation will join me for this, not to mention my fans around the world that will hopefully donate to the cause online. However, the real heroes behind this are my friends at Rock and Shock and Wicked Bird Media who have worked tirelessly to make all of the arrangements, not to mention all of the various sponsors that are rising to the occasion to support all of this. I’m merely the face of an enormous heart and collective of individuals who want to help.”
With all proceeds benefitting The One Fund Boston, Green has pulled out all the stops by making sure that attendees not only have a GREAT F’N TIME but are also contributing to a worthwhile cause.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Holliston H.S., Holliston, MA
Holliston Comes Home to Holliston: Season Two advanced screening and Q&A with the cast. Adam Green returns to his hometown of Holliston, MA to host an advanced screening of three episodes from Holliston’s upcoming second season, followed by a live Q&A with members of the cast, including Joe Lynch and Laura Ortiz.
*NOTE: Green and special guests will also be doing a free in-store signing for Holliston on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Fiske’s General Store, at 776 Washington St., in Holliston, MA.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Doors open at 7pm
The Palladium, Worcester, MA
Horror / Boston Strong Party at The Palladium: Hosted by Adam Green
Join Green, Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH VII” – X), Zach Galligan (Hatchet III“, GREMLINS 1 – 2) and more celebrity guests for a one-of-a-kind party at the Worcester Palladium that includes a silent auction chock full of horror and music memorabilia, gift certificates, and other rare and amazing prizes.
Items up for auction include:
– An autographed guitar from Rob Zombie and John 5.
– Screen-used stunt hatchet from Hatchet 1
– Zach Galligan’s personal Waxwork 2 crew shirt.
– Oderus Urungus’ actual mask used on tour with GWAR from 2008-2011 and in Season 1 of Holliston.
*NOTE: Before the event, fans can bid in an online auction to win a private dinner with Green before the party starts! Having done a breakfast interview with he and his wife, (who plays Young Victor Crowley in the Hatchet series) one year at San Diego Comic Con, I guarantee you’ll have a GREAT time. You can bid on what I’ve dubbed “My Dinner With Adam”, HERE!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Revere Hotel, Theatre One, Boston, MA
Hatchet movie marathon: Featuring the first ever screening of the highly-anticipated Hatchet III“. Join Hatchet franchise creator for the first-ever Hatchet marathon, including a screening of a rare uncensored UK 35mm print of the original Hatchet, uncensored 35mm print of Hatchet II and the FIRST EVER screening of the highly anticipated and uncensored (SWEET) Hatchet III. Special guests from the films will be in attendance.
Tickets for the 3-day event are now on sale but if you can’t get them quite yet, don’t panic; tickets will also be available at the door during each event! If you have questions, feel free to call The Palladium box office directly at 508-797-9696.
If you’re like me and sadly cannot attend this event but you still wanna donate, hit The One Fund Boston and give what you can; every little bit counts.
Hatchet Army and Holliston Nation, ASSEMBLE!
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