The Movie Crypt

Hailed as one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Top 20 Podcasts” (Issue #1345 – Jan. 9, 2015), celebrated genre filmmakers Adam Green (HATCHET, FROZEN, DIGGING UP THE MARROW) and Joe Lynch (EVERLY, WRONG TURN 2, KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM) host this informative and inspiring filmmaking podcast that has been called “audio film school” by both aspiring and working artists alike. Showcasing a different celebrity or other accomplished industry professional each week, Adam and Joe lead extremely candid discussions that focus on each guest’s individual journey through Hollywood and their comical, heartbreaking, and brutally honest tales from the trenches that reveal far more insight about the business than any film class could ever offer.

Listen, learn, and laugh along with this highly addictive show that has quickly become one of the most popular film and television podcasts on the internet. Follow @Adam_Fn_Green and @TheJoeLynch on Twitter and follow @MovieCrypt for each week’s guest announcement and your chance to get a question in for “Viewer Mail.”

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A new episode of The Movie Crypt airs every Monday at 6am PST.


    • Michael D Johnston

      Couldn’t agree more! It’s truly is fantastic!

    • Alboone

      And can we get some love over to Clive Barker and his fantastic new cut of Nightbreed please? Or at least a reappraisal. This thing is about to pop in a big way. Its graduated from being a culty guilty pleasure into a full blown great film in my opinion.

    • Christopher D Wellborn

      Any one of these would make me happy. Although Bear was on…I know so ’cause I listened to it.

    • Michael D Johnston

      I’m the same way. I’d make a bad critic, cause I love it all. However, Battleship is one of the very few I just couldn’t get into.

      • Werefon

        I find some moments of Battleship fun as old guys re-warping the old ship to attack the aliens or how they adapted the game into a movie, as guessing where the ship will appear on a radar and few more stuff, like international union against Aliens (unlike Transformers).

        Oh, it was defo better than Transformers 2 and 4. It had better characters (at least they were not useless) than Transformers 3 had (but action in Transformers 3 was better I have to admit).

        It was a one time, fun movie and that’s it. It wasn’t painfull or 1 hour longer than it should’ve as Tr4 was.

  • Colt Howard

    Wow! Great episode! If you’re new to this podcast and not sure if you’re going to stick around (I like them all), at the very least be sure to listen to Episode #34 with Darren Lynn Bousman.

  • Dean

    Probably my favourite Podcast, had a question answered way back on the episode at San Diego Comicon with Oderus from Gwar, so much FREE invaluable “real world” information, thanks for taking the time out every week to record these guys, you should know that have helped out at least one aspiring film-maker along the way.

    Must listen for anybody who has ever had an interest, or been anywhere near a camera trying to make a film.

    • Adam Green

      Very appreciated, Dean- thank you!

  • Damon Brazzell

    If you have any desire to become a filmmaker, you really need to listen to this podcast. Joe and Adam are brutally honest about the hardships of working in the trenches of L.A., while at the same time classy enough not to dish dirt and name names. Plus, they are hilarious, down to earth guys. Keep up the good work fellas. Oh, and I LOVE the new logo.

    • Adam Green

      Thank you, Damon! And thanks for listening!

  • Scott Tostik

    Thanks for making these podcasts for those of us who are interested in film-making. You’re honesty and humor are much appreciated. Love your films and absolutely ove Holliston, guys. Keep ’em coming, you have a lifetime watcher here.

    • Adam Green

      Thanks for listening, Scott.

  • Andy Essex

    Just caught my first episode, loved it and then downloaded another 32 (sorry, can’t be doing with Love Actually). Nice to hear open, honest opinion, without an agenda. Well, other than to be open and honest. Look forward to ploughing through the rest over the coming weeks and months. Just one terrible newbie question….what’s the song you use for the theme? I love it and really want to grab the torrent…

    • Adam Green

      Hoping “grab the torrent” was a joke. JUGGERNAUT by Baptized By Fire can be purchased for a whopping .99 (less than a Starbucks coffee) on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/juggernaut/id438199883?i=438200037 Baptized By Fire is an independent band so we appreciate support and not theft.

      • Andy Essex

        Don’t worry man, that was just some dry English humour failing to come across. I’ve done my bit and bought Juggernaut. Cheers for the info. Look forward to finally getting to see Hatchet III over here soon…

        • Adam Green

          I was hoping so! Thank you for supporting Baptized By Fire and for listening to the Movie Crypt. I hope you enjoy HATCHET 3 when it arrives in the UK in March.

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  • Tory Ireland Mell

    TONIGHT on 5×5!!!!! We have the incredible, the super…. AARON TAKAHASHI!!!!! You’re like who?!?!?! I’m like… http://nationalfilmsociety.com/2012/08/actor-aaron-takahashi-s-greatest-hits/ BOOM!!!!! You know the face… now know the name!!!!! CAN’T Wait!!!! ps… The Movie Crypt is my movie DREAM!!!!!

    • Adam Green

      Those must be some incredibly scary/sexy dreams, Tory!

  • StephenKingRules

    The Movie Crypt podcast somehow defies logic and gets even better and better as the weeks go on! You would think that a great podcast like the Darren Bousman one would be hard to top, but along comes Craig Perry, a hilarious and really thoughtful producer! Simply informative, funny and motivating! You guys are getting robbed by these film schools who just point their students to your podcast! Film schools should be paying you for these constant top notch courses you offer up every week! Thank you!

    I know you guys are busy (I work in the industry too, so I don’t know how you pull this shit off once a week…) but hopefully you guys can keep providing us with this awesome free podcast, and I’m looking forward to the next batch of guests you have lined up! (If the last 5 guests are any indication, 2014 is going to be great year for the podcast) Even if you don’t get any guests, just having you two spout insults at each other would make for an entertaining show!

    PS. Love Holliston and grabbed it off of ITunes as soon as it was available (up here in Canada) I must congratulate you two on the final episode of season two which hit me, and probably many other viewers like a ton of bricks. It’s nice and reassuring to know that we are not alone out there when it comes to the difficulties of finding a place in this business, or in the world in general sometimes… It was really touching and a very genuine piece of storytelling. Congrats!

    PSS. I kinda dug the old Movie Crypt logo! Was a nice tie in with TV show! But seeing this podcast is outside the reality of the show and that you guys are not in character, I think I’ll let it slide 😉

    • Adam Green

      Thank you so much for this posting. And hell yes, Stephen King and MONSTER SQUAD do indeed both rule!

  • Christopher D Wellborn

    I’ve been listening since episode one and I JUST got out of film school – This show is what’s motivating me to make the trek to Hollywood. I just feel I understand a small about of the biz better (even if it is a more negative side) but there is something knowing what to expect as apposed to not knowing, even if the knowing is worse. Thanks for this, guys!

  • StephenKingRules

    Hey guys, great podcast once again! Couldn’t help but share this tho… Now are you guys ready to make shinpads?!?


    • Adam Green

      There’s no greater form of flattery than imitation- and great minds think alike so for all anyone knows it was simply a very odd coincidence, so we hope GOAL OF THE DEAD turns out well and is a big success for everyone involved.

  • Michael D Johnston

    There is a lot of great podcasts here, but this one is definitely in the top 2 or 3. I’ve been a struggling director in LA for roughly 7 years now and I’m always learning, thanks to things like this! Thanks guys!

  • John Russell

    Morning Adam & Joe! Just a couple of questions. Is Bruce Fuery coming back to the Crypt? Any plans/thoughts on doing merchandise related to The Movie Crypt? You know posters, T-shirts and a coffee mug! I’m just saying. Thank you for doing the podcasts!

    • Adam Green

      Bruce Fuery will return again someday. No plans for merchandise yet but perhaps someday! Thanks for listening!

  • Zed Kosnar

    First of all, thank you for showing us the other side of the industry, with all those amazing stories from your guests and yourselves, they really are enlightening as they are hilarious,I listen to a LOT of podcast (near the 100’s, no kidding) and “The Movie Crypt” has been from the first episode, one of my favorites and the one I HAVE to listen every week. I could go on and on about why it’s one of the best, but i know many listeners already posted most of the reasons, therefore I will go to a suggestion, since I couldn’t get an email or something of the sorts, I’ll post it here:

    You guys don’t charge a dime for signing posters at the conventions and I thank you deeply for it (I was at Monsterpalooza last year when you were promoting the Season 2 of “Holliston”) as many fans don’t have a great budget to get autographs from all the artist we might see on a con. However, I think it would be cool if on the next convention, you do charge something for signed posters and merch, but with the “condition” (for lack of a better word) that part of the purchase might go to funding your next project, and the buyer get some sort of credit on the film, (Think of if as “perks” on a indie go-go) that way you can raise some money, fans can’t complain that you are “charging/selling out”, and you are keeping it “for the fans”. I say this because I kinda feel bad that you go to extreme lengths to help out the fan, but you might end up struggling more to get the next project going, this way I think everybody wins, and nobody feel cheated. Just a thought.

    I’m eagerly waiting for my Holliston BR, and I hope we see both “Digging Up The Marrow” and “Everly” soon. Keep Up the good work and please don’t stop giving notes for the aspiring filmmakers in all of us.

    • Adam Green

      Zed, I wrote out a long, long response to this (twice) and the site seems to keep eating it so I’m giving up. But I appreciate your post and I’ll try to remember to address your suggestion in an upcoming episode as speaking will be far less frustrating than writing it out and watching it disappear over and over again! 🙂 Thanks for all of your support and for listening to the Movie Crypt. -AG

      • Zed Kosnar

        Awesome, Thanx!!

  • ColinJ

    This is easily my new favourite podcast. I’ve been burning through the episodes.

    Lynch and Green have long-been horror’s best comedic double act, from their ‘Road to Frightfest’ shorts to the various interviews they’ve done and, of course, HOLLISTON.

    To have these guys sit down, shoot the shit in a long-form medium is a blessing for horror fans, aspiring storytellers and just film fans in general I remember when Green had his amazing Formspring account, where he would write extensive, detailed answers to the questions he was asked.

    I was bummed when he stopped that, but I think he (and Lynch, obviously) has found a far more immediate and fun avenue for telling war stories and hanging out and making each other laugh.

    In conclusion I just want to say… “NIGHT TERROOOOORS!!”

    • Adam Green

      Thank you for listening, Colin!

  • Scott Tostik

    This is without a doubt the best podcast out there. The movie Crypt is informative, funny and serious all at the same time. I enjoy listening to you guys talk about the things you have done, and want to do in the film industry. And the banter you have with your guests is awesome. You guys have managed to make it in a world where living out your dreams is near impossible. You are a inspiration to people who want to live their dreams and do what they love for a living.
    I wrote a small little article about you two for the website moviepilot.com as a sort of appreciation for what you two have shown me, that it is possible to do what you want in your life. If you two do get a chance to check it out, that would be great. Just a fan giving something to you, since you do so much for us. Like putting on The Movie Crypt for free so all of us can share in your stories and experiences, and signing stuff at conventions for free. NOt a lot of celebs do that. Here’s the link if you’re interested. Thanks for being so awesome… LONG LIVE THE DOUCHE BROTHERS!!!!!

    • Adam Green

      Thanks, Scott! And thanks for the terrific write up about us both. Much appreciated.

  • StephenKingRules

    He came to this measly planet, conquered it and left too soon, all with a West Nile virus infested cuttlefish dangling between his legs… R.I.P Dave you were a one of kind sir, a true artist and master of improvisation. You will be sorrowfully missed. Luckily us measly human turds have created CD’s and VHS tapes that have immortalized you so we can listen and see your intergalactic awesomeness for many years to come. You have made us aliens (ie. Canadians) proud. Peace. Keep up the good work guys, it’s truly a privilege to hear you talk about the genre we all love.

    • Adam Green

      Thank you. Thank you.

  • Brad Bruce

    Rather your a filmmaker or a fan, you owe it to yourself to listen to Adam Green and Joe Lynch’s The Movie Crypt on Geek nation and iTunes. Adam is the most brutally honest person I have ever heard. And I have learned so much from him since listening to the podcast. They both lay in out on front street about the trials and tribulations of filmmaking like no one ever has before. Adam goes where most stop when it comes to inside information about the ordeals of distribution deals or studio execs. The podcast plays out like a fly on the wall for listeners, because at times you feel like “Whoa I shouldn’t be hearing this stuff”. I’m sure for some who are attempting their own goal of breaking into film will not want to hear some of it, because it isn’t as easy as people might think.

    They both express how hard they have worked and nothing was handed to them. The guests that appear on the show range from his own crew to fellow filmmakers, which also make for a eye opening glimpse into Hollywood. One of my favorite undertones on the show is the loyalty and genuine love they have for each other and everyone on their team. For all of us new film makers coming up from the bottom you must listen to this podcast and take notes like I do.

    Maybe you can’t afford film school, this podcast is the next best thing. They are one of the biggest reasons I’m continuing to fight to make films and build my team. And so far my team is made up of some truly talented people and we shot a great short with the super talented Sean Whalen, that’s being screened at cons and will be coming out on a dvd/bluray anthology later this year. I was also extremely lucky to have worked with the guys on Joe Lynch’s segment Deathication and once again with Joe on Truth in Journalism. Nothing like being able to work with your heroes. I have to say joe is one of the most talented, passionate and downright inspiring Directors I have ever had the pleasure to work with. And the reason I talked about what I’m doing is because of Adam and Joes Movie Crypt giving me the knowledge to be able to take on any challenge.. Now go listen!

    • Adam Green

      Thanks so much for taking the time to write this, Brad.

  • Gorerific

    Great guests and would even be interesting without them as they have great commentary on all things in the Movie business. Love how supportive and interested they ate in their guests lives and careers.

  • Mike Balbert

    My favorite podcast! keep it coming you guys!

  • John Holt

    This is just one of the best podcasts out there. Growing up in the 80s and being a monster kid-this podcast is the tits! Thank you Adam and Joe. Please keep it up. Loved THE HALLOWEEN III commentary btw.

  • Adam Green

    HOLLISTON’s video tribute to Dave Brockie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyWsDzWVmLY

  • stepstone73

    Work is less boring now I’ve found your podcast, but I don’t know what I’ll do once I’ve listened to all the past episodes. Any suggestions for other good filmmaking podcasts?

    Thanks for the entertaining and informative podcast. Lovin it! Since listening, I’ve bought Hatchet 2, Frozen, Holliston season 1 and 2 on Blu-ray (the second direct from yourselves), and Spiral and Wrong Turn 2 on Dvd. Really looking forward to Digging up the Marrow and Everly. Hopefully it won’t bee too long before they arrive here in Scotland. Cheers.

    • Joe Lynch

      Hey Stef,
      Thanks for listening! If you want more cool filmmaking podcasts, check out any of the Kevin Smith SMODCAST ones, Jeff Goldsmith’s THE Q&A, Ben Rock’s THE CINEMATOGRAPHY podcast, Bret Easton Ellis’ podcast, KCRW’s THE TREATMENT & the Nerdist podcast to name a few. Hope that helps and thanks for the kind words!

      • stepstone73

        Thanks for the recommendations Joe. Should keep the brain functioning when I’m at work. Cheers.

  • Jesse Knight

    My favorite podcast!
    Being a low/no budget filmmaker, I find the information on every episode highly valuable. Thank you Adam and Joe for providing this wonderful thing!

  • Bob Marshall

    I love this podcast, Adam love the Hatchet series and especially Frozen. Infact right now I’m sat watching Holliston for the very first time on DVD and already I love it. I first discovered this podcast because I was looking for Friday the 13th podcasts and yours showed up. Originally I only downloaded a few episodes but after listening to a couple I was hooked and immediately started to download the rest. Its now all I listen to and I haven’t listened to my music for months. Thank you guys for bringing this to us, its much appreciated. Bruce Furey!!! Sorry couldn’t resist.

  • Bob Marshall

    Great podcast guys, its truly the best one out there. I even left a review on itunes 😉 keep up the good work guys, hiw about a commentary on Halloween II (1981) sometime?

    Bruce Furey!

  • Everyone’s Mijo

    Catching up with past episodes has become an obsession. I have no clue what I’m going to do when I catch up. If you ever need a “man on the street” segment shoot me an email…. Mr. Green and Mr. Lynch keep up the great work

  • Everyone’s Mijo

    Easily the best podcast around. Keep up the great work.

  • Jesse Knight

    I’m so addicted to this podcast. May the Film Gods bless The Movie Crypt for ever and ever!

  • Adam Green

    Want to show your support for Joe and I doing this podcast for free every week for you? Then buy an official MOVIE CRYPT T-shirt today and keep the podcast going! Get yours at http://www.ariescope.com now! It’s the least you can do to say thank you for 70+ free episodes so far, right? Right!

  • Hi guys 🙂 I just started my senior year at a new university and listening to your podcast at lunch doesn’t make me feel so alone. Although I do look crazy when I laugh. But I don’t care I love @MovieCrypt !

  • Patrick Thompson

    Hate to be that guy but I suggest you check out “Lost Soul: The doomed journey of Richard Stanleys Island of Dr. Moreau”. Its an insane story of the Hardware director. I think it also shows how Stanley would be an INSANE guest on the podcast if he is ever in LA again!

    • Joe Lynch

      I saw LOST SOUL at FantasticFest, which was AWESOME. So many insane stories, a must see for anyone curious about this insane business. I’m a HUGE HARDWARE fan so to meet and hang with Stanley as a “peer” there was very surreal. Good idea, we should get him on the show, thanks Patrick!

  • Alboone

    Just got on board. This cast is shooting to the top of my listen list.

  • zevall

    Does anybody know where episodes 19 to 38 are?

  • zevall

    Fantastic podcast, and as you said yourself, The Bousmann is great !!! 🙂
    But i can´t seem to find episodes 19 to 38 ?
    Help anybody:

    • Adam Green

      Weird. They are all up here (and they are also up on iTunes). Maybe write to Geek Nation using the contact link above if you’re having an issue on your end and perhaps they can help?

      • zevall

        Strangest thing. Not long after my post they suddenly were there.
        Probably just a bug there and then.
        Anyway, keep up the great inspiring work that you guys do!!
        As i told Lynch on FB, it´s great listening to all the tales, and your guests real story from the business when i´m now myself in pre-prod. on second feature.
        A lot of driving to locations here and there, and the podcast works as HELL instead of the radio!!! 🙂
        Also can´t wait for “Digging” and “Everly”
        Freetings from Norway to all 🙂

  • Adam Green

    THE MOVIE CRYPT makes Entertainment Weekly’s “Top 25 Podcasts”! Arwen is so proud!

  • Taylor Doose

    I just discovered The Movie Crypt and can not be more thankful. I am a second try film student and every episode is like another class in how to and even better how not to. I have been have been averaging 4 episodes a day so I should catch up pretty quick. If anybody needs inspiration or just acknowledgement that it’s alright to be a dreamer look no further. Thanks Guys!

  • Combaticron

    I will probably never make a feature (NOT WITH THAT ATTITUDE, YOU WON’T!), but I love to hear you guys go deep with your guests.

  • DM

    the listen now button links to bernard rose’s episode (78) as of the time of this writing.

  • Taylor Doose

    Just figured out I met Joe Lynch once. He was dressed as the Toxic Avenger up at Sundance but that still counts right?

    • Joe Lynch

      OH GOD you were there for that?? When I puked on James Woods shoes while in the Toxie costume? (PS: totally counts)

      • Taylor Doose

        Yeah! I live in Salt Lake City so I usually end up in the mayhem of Sundance. I used to always do Tromadance events. That’s how I also met James Gunn way back when.

  • Andrew Guthlein

    I apologize Adam as I have to download Itunes so I can leave a review and a rating but I do want to say that if it wasn’t for the Movie Crypt, I’d have little to nothing to look forward to. As a matter of fact, I too get why Itunes ratings and reviews are so important. I co-chair a free horror film podcast and always try and get the promotion out there for Itunes. We get listens but the Itunes reviews and ratings are important to us but we don’t see it happening. Thank you to you and Joe not only for the films but for standing up for being anti-piracy and for the this podcast. I look forward to finally meeting you in March at Monster-Mania.

    • Joe Lynch

      Thank YOU Andrew! We’re thrilled you dig the podcast and thanks for supporting us!

      • Andrew Guthlein

        Joe that means the world to me to know you are both thrilled that I dig the podcast. Holliston changed my life in more ways than one. Before Holliston, I was just a fan of the horror genre, just coasting through life but after seeing you and Adam on the show and living your “fictional” dream of being involved in the horror film community I jumped to action. I started my own podcast, started writing again and now I’m acting in the indie horror scene in New Jersey and I have you guys to thank for it! From the bottom of my heart, keep up the amazing work.

        • Adam Green


  • Dillon Graham

    Would really like to hear ti west and adam wingard on as guests and would love to hear a fan commentary on halloween the curse of michael myers. Just started the show and I am loving it. Keep up the good work guys. P.S living in my small town on Long Island it’s hard to find a theatre near me showing independent films and I discover most of the movies I love on dvd so is there any news on when I can hope to get a everly and digging up the marrow dvd? Thanks

    • Adam Green

      MARROW arrives on DVD/BLU-RAY March 24th and you can pre-order an autographed copy and support us directly here: http://www.ariescope.com. EVERLY is looking like April for DVD/BLU-RAY but no exact date has been set yet.

  • Bryan Nimmo

    Adam & Joe, I love your podcast, love Holliston, love your movies (yes, even Spiral and Knights of Badassdom) and am the biggest Hatchet fanboy you’ve never met. Now that I’ve got the obligatory fellatio out of the way, I wanted to get real with you about one little point that I think you’ve overlooked in your otherwise well-done war against internet piracy.

    On one of your podcasts (sorry that I can’t remember which one; I just discovered them recently, I’ve listened to them all out of chronological order, and I’m not always sober while listening to them, and I have memory problems anyway due to a five-year stint in professional wrestling which led to getting hit in the head a lot and doing too many drugs) you happened to mention that you love to fuck with downloading pirates by various means. Stuff like the fake bittorrent uploads, that’s fine and funny as hell.

    BUT, the problem is that you guys bragged about sending out computer viruses with your uploads and “destroying SO many computers” iirc. You didn’t think this though, did you? This is something that could hurt ME; a guy who literally has his legal-bought copies of Holliston, Hatchet 2, Friday 4 with your commentary, and Kane Hodder’s autobiography all within arm’s reach as I’m typing this message. Yes, I’ve downloaded your shit; that’s because I’m a poor college student who is a wannabe filmmaker himself, and sometimes I just don’t have the money or the easy access to immediately get the latest releases. I’ve probably watched all of your movies first in download form; and the reason I take little guilt in saying that is because I go on to buy your stuff afterwards. Especially since one of my go-to tricks in tough financial times is “pawn half my DVD collection”, I’ve probably bought literally half a dozen copies of Hatchet 2 alone. I’ve contributed directly to your wallet better than most people, I love your shit and always want to see more of it, and I don’t have enough time/money to go to conventions; this is the silent majority of the Hatchet Army, ya dig?

    I’m sure there’s probably a lot of poor film students out there who are in similar situations to mine. They love to download your stuff, because they can’t wait to see whatever awesome thing you’ve created next; and they don’t have the time/money/ability to get it legally as easily as you can steal it. They would GLADLY pay you whatever you wanted for super-duper four-disk Bluray editions of anything you’ve ever made; but they can’t, because sometimes life sucks like that.

    Or even worse, here’s a hypothetical fable which might’ve actually happened: a coal miner works hard every day to support his young daughter. Said young daughter is herself a little Danielle-Harris-in-training and while daddy’s away, she uses his computer at home (which he bought off the black dust-encrusted sweat of his brow, swinging a pick and a hammer every day in the mines) to download her favorite movies from her favorite director, Adam Green and/or Joe Lynch. And then the virus that you were so proud of destroys THAT computer. I know what you’re saying, “What kind of shitty father doesn’t teach his daughter that downloading is wrong?” Answer: the same shitty father who is currently beating the crap out of his young daughter for fucking up his expensive computer.

    What about shared computers? What happens if someone downloads your virus onto their work or school server? Those things tend to spread wildly and without care of who they’re infecting, just like real germs, right?

    In conclusion: please, in the future, lay off the viruses. If you want to flood the internet with files labeled “HATCHET 4” which turns out to be the 2 Girls 1 Cup video with a Rick Roll soundtrack, that’s perfectly fine with me. Thieves can’t complain when they’ve stolen fool’s gold. Just don’t send out little unguided e-bombs that could fuck up the pricey hardware of many different people. Please? Thank you for your time and all your work; now, just get back to season 3 of Holliston or whatever your next legit brilliant project is.

  • Adam Green

    Like The Movie Crypt? Then you’ll love “Adam Green’s SCARY SLEEPOVER!” New on-line series starts this Friday March 6, 2015 with Episode 101: “Kane Hodder”. Read all about it here… http://ariescope.com/category/news/

    • Adam Green

      Launches Friday on ArieScope.com…

  • Wilder

    just listened to the holliston episode with the transphobic comment – shame to hear something so harmful and behind the times, and ironic how you end the episode with “please, don’t ever give up on us…”

    • Adam Green

      Sorry you feel that way. If you listened to the show long enough, listened to the other episodes, were familiar with HOLLISTON enough to know that a main character on the show is sexually ambiguous in his lifestyle yet equally beloved on the show by the other characters and especially embraced and enjoyed by transgender fans of the show who write in or come to see the cast at conventions to thank us for featuring such a character in a major role in the first place, looked into anything at all about our personal stances on such matters or our efforts to support the legalization of gay marriage (discussed once again just two episodes ago on the Henry Rollins episode), realized just how many of the guests on this podcast are in fact homosexual or choose to live what some may still consider to be “alternative” lifestyles and also happen to be among our closest and dearest of friends, and knew just how sensitive we all are to such matters in real life… perhaps you would have been able to appreciate that the bit was so clearly a joke and also happened to be based on a real life event (detailed in the Bernard Rose episode). However, none of associated with this podcast or with HOLLISTON need to defend our real life character any more than you need to defend your right to choose to be offended. If you were offended you were offended, and for that we are sorry that you feel that way and don’t blame you at all if you’d rather choose to “give up on us” or listen to something else from now on that does not have our open sense of humor when it comes to what is said. We would completely understand, we would not blame you one bit, and losing you as a listener would be our loss. Take care.

      • Wilder

        no choice to be offended was made, and like many fans i appreciate dee’s role in the show – but the comment hurt. maybe i wasn’t aware of some context, maybe it’s caught me at a difficult time, but it felt out of nowhere in a place i’ve long considered safe and cool for all folks. I was falling asleep at the time, and all of a sudden i heard some hit like a knife to the stomach and i was left feeling disillusioned. But, i trust what you say and greatly appreciate you taking the time to respond and reassure me – this clearly demonstrates that you care and it’s very kind of you. And now; I feel really embarrassed – this, of all things, is the one any only direct connection i’ve made with somebody i’ve followed and since your time at Troma! curses! ..but thank you very much for your response, it really means a lot.

        • Adam Green

          Absolutely do not feel embarrassed. How you feel is how you feel and I’d rather you spoke up so that we could clear that up immediately, compassionately, and intelligently. All good my friend.

        • My friend, you are a “GeekNation”… There is no safer place to feel vulnerable than here! Good on you for opening up.

  • Adam Green

    EPISODE 1 of SCARY SLEEPOVER features horror icon Kane Hodder and is available to watch now on ArieScope’s YouTube channel or in it’s full, extended, and uncensored form right here: http://ariescope.com/category/films/

  • Adam Green

    This Wednesday night (3.11.15) THE MOVIE CRYPT takes Austin, TX!

  • Adam Green

    This Tuesday (3/24) DIGGING UP THE MARROW hits DVD and BLU-RAY loaded with special features including 30 minutes of deleted/extended scenes, a 30 minute documentary detailing the making of the monsters, and a commentary track. Here’s what audiences have to say: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acOQ4co_F2Y

  • Taylor Doose

    You two say that you will sit down and watch people’s short films they send you. Just curious outside of personal appearances how do they get them to you? Thanks for everything you guys do! Never giving up.

    • Adam Green

      There are mailing addresses for my manger and agent on my website: http://www.ariescope.com under “CONTACT”. Both Joe and I have public Facebook pages as well, though as a heads up- when short films are posted there they are deleted once viewed as to avoid the pages becoming bulletin boards and turning fans off from coming back.

  • Jeremy R. Vilmur

    My gods, what happened to Arwen?

    • Adam Green

      Someone tried to take her Pantera records away from her. You should see the other guy.

      • Jeremy R. Vilmur

        Never mess with a girl’s Pantera albums.

  • Josh Holaday

    Easily my favorite podcast. Such great guests, content, and advice!

  • YAmendola

    adam and joe are just the funniest duo i swear

  • Thomas

    i really like how i can download the podcast if i missed it (:

  • DHaywood

    Travis Stevens is a genius, if you can’t see that you’re blind

  • Josh Holaday

    Greatest Podcast of all time. Can’t wait for my Movie Crypt T-shirt to arrive!

  • Matt

    I just wanted to encourage fellow listeners to leave a review on iTunes for the podcast! I myself hate Apple and iTunes and swapped my iPhone for an Android over a year ago, but just 10 minutes ago, I made the effort to install the dreaded iTunes just so I could leave a positive review before their 100th episode. Adam and Joe obviously go through so much more effort than that to provide us this podcast, so why not through an itty bitty tiny little something back to show our appreciation?

    • Thanks for the input and support, Matt! It is greatly appreciated by all of us!

    • Joe Lynch

      Thanks Matt! Every little bit helps and we appreciate it! Get ready for #100!

    • Adam Green

      Thanks, Matt!

  • Jason Thomas

    Greatest Podcast EVERRRRRRRR!!! Congrats on 100 KILLER Episodes Adam & Joe!!!

    • Yes, it’s a great one! Glad you enjoyed it, Jason and thanks for the comment!

    • Adam Green

      Thank you!!!

  • Steve Rock

    Thank you Adam Green and Joe Lynch for making my 9-5 office job more educational and entertaining, and keeping my weekend hobby of making indie films alive. It’s great to hear it coming from someone who was where I am now and hearing from the people that inspired and collaborated with the both of you.

    The T shirt is awesome by the way, everyone should get one so you can continue for another 100 episodes. I get my podcasts from iTunes and never saw the logo with Arwen until I opened the package, so that was pretty special even if you guys didn’t intend for it.

    • Adam Green

      Thank you, Steve. And THANK YOU for supporting the show and buying a shirt! Never give up.

  • Duncan

    Congratulations on turning 100, guys! I started to listen to your podcast after the “Entertainment Weekly” article, like so many others, I guess. I’m a movie lover and professional editor. Not much of a horror fan, but I’ve listened to maybe half of your hundred, and your enthusiasm and love for movies is so infectious. Whether I’m walking or running or washing the dishes, it’s like I have these cinema buddies there with me, and I thank you for that. Now I’m heading over to iTunes to finally leave a review. All the best to you and Arwen.

    • Awesome, Duncan! Thanks a ton for listening and we always appreciate the positive feedback! Thanks for the effort with iTunes; your reviews are always welcome here.

    • Adam Green

      Thanks so much, Duncan!

      • Duncan

        OK, your episode 101 talked me into it – I just ordered a “Frozen” blu-ray and a Movie Crypt T-shirt. Although I have a pile of DVDs in my living room unwatched for literally over a year, and more T-shirts than I know what to do with. Still haven’t left the iTunes review, since it’s not functioning here at work, but it’s on my weekend to-do list!

  • Taylor Doose

    100 episodes. What an accomplishment! Thank you guys for the hours and hours of amazing entertainment, insight and real talk. You have changed so many more lives then you will ever know. Here’s to another hundred…thousand…million…billion.

    • Adam Green

      Thanks, Taylor!

  • Nick


    As a person coming from the Napster era of internet downloading i must admit that i have taken my fair share of peoples work. Be it a struggling kid without the funds or just plain ignorance to the fact that it does hurt the community of those responsible for the work. Ive been a listener of the podcast for over a year now and listening to the conversations about the topic it has opened my eyes quite a bit about how it directly effects you guys. i had just listened to episode 101 and felt the need to give praise to you guys for sticking your guns. I don’t understand the people that rub it in your face that they steal your stuff. i think thats just awful. I just wanted to let you guys know that I appreciate the podcast an will continue to do so. Im not in the business or interested in getting into the business but i sit at a desk all day and listen to podcasts during work so the free enjoyment you guys give me is deserving of a t-shirt i think. keep up the great work and just
    know not everyone is out to get you.

    PS Digging up the marrow and Everly were good movies. looking forward to Holliston return as well.

    • Great post, Nick! Thanks for the insightful view… It’s nice to hear a view that stems from both perspectives.

  • Jeremy Morin

    Best podcast ever. Listening to you guys is the highlight of my week. I’m not in the movie industry (graduated Business Admin), but you both are fantastic to listen to. I find you both entertaining, informative, respectful. You have a great forum, and use it well. Every week gets better and better. Congrats on 100 (well, now 101 episodes)! Let’s hope for 500 more 😀

    Can’t wait until next week! Keep it up.

    • Wow, thanks Jeremy! That’s going to mean the world to the guys… Thanks so much for the post and your support for the show!

      • Jeremy Morin

        If anything we should be giving back to them for the hours of entertainment they give us! Thanks for the kind reply!

        Also picked up something from Adam’s site.. Woop woop! Can’t wait to get it 😀

        • Adam Green

          Thanks so much, Jeremy!

  • Drew

    Hey I’ve written my reviews, got the T-Shirt and other things… I love the show! I’m behind apparently so if Rusted Wave wanted to make a Ghostbusters series of shirts I can be put down for one of each in a 2X. Thank you for continuing the podcast, it means a lot!

    • Thanks for your support, Drew! We hope you keep listening.

    • Adam Green

      Thanks, Drew!!

  • James William Giering

    It’s great to hear from the guys who are out there making the movies I like. You have great guests and you guys bring so much personal insight. I didn’t have the guts to create anything, but I have dreamed it. You guys have inspired me to try and do some writing and maybe get started on a short film I have gone over in my mind for 10 years. Keep on doing what your doing. You are appreciated for what you do and look forward to more podcasts and your next projects. I really dug Digging up the marrow and just bought Everly. I do have to say this podcast has pretty much taken up all my free time and so glad to have stumbled upon it.

    • That’s awesome, James. Just get out there and do it! Keep us updated on your writings and your short, we would love to hear about your experiences.

    • Joe Lynch

      Thanks James! Bring on the Giering Vision and see you at Cannes someday with your passion project!

  • Sam Bowron

    G’day, Adam and Joe – and ahoy from Sydney, Australia! I’m a huge fan of the podcast (have been listening since episode one) and I continue to look forward to each episode when it hits every week.

    I just wanted to share a few thoughts with you guys with regards to the podcast and how it has helped both inform and reinforce some of the decisions I have recently made in my life.

    Ever since I was 12 years old I knew I wanted to be involved in the entertainment industry. Growing up on a healthy diet of movies, my interest in learning the minutia of the business and the magic behind how films were made grew day-by-day, eventually leading to a decision that the movie game was for me. I started making my own short films, read director bio after director bio, enrolled in film school, began working as a production assistant and did everything I could keep my dreams of becoming a film director alive.

    However, as I got older things began to change..

    Gradually I started to second guess myself and the dreams I had held so dearly for so long. I wouldn’t say it was conscious state of mind but somewhere deep down, hidden from my immediate awareness I was becoming somewhat tired and jaded. Disillusioned, even. It was a feeling I’d never properly acknowledged before and, quite honestly, something I didn’t want to believe.

    I began to realize that I was becoming less and less driven in keeping my dreams alive and of making it in the film industry as a director. In fact, I was beginning to see that it wasn’t so much the process of filmmaking that I found to be appealing but more the IDEA of it. And how could somebody honestly make a living out of something they merely liked the idea of rather than the actual practice itself?

    This was an incredibly hard thing to come to terms with. The more I thought about it the more I realized I’d always known these were my true feelings but I was terrified to actually admit it to myself. Professionally, I had several years of film and television experience under my belt – from lighting and recording sound to editing and exhibiting material – all of which I enjoyed doing but my ultimate goal of directing my own feature film just seemed so far out of the picture that it was likely never going to happen. Perhaps there was a legitimate reason for it: I’d lost my passion and commitment.

    Now don’t go thinking this is all doom and gloom, in fact quite the opposite. By going through all this I’d finally reached a tipping point within myself where by it was time to make a serious life decision. It was time to be honest. Was this really what I still wanted to do? Did I want to continue pushing and pushing, struggling and struggling, day after day in the hope that one day I would see my name on a marquee outside a Lost Angeles movie theatre? Or was this just something I’d been blindly pursuing for so long because I didn’t know anything else?

    In the end I chose to pull back. To be realistic and, as a result, be more at peace with myself. As gut-wrenching as the decision was, I knew it was the right one.

    It took me a long time to get over these feelings and in some way I’m still going through it. I still work in the industry today, now as a digital operator for Technicolor, a position I’m actually very proud of and one that still keeps me involved in the business in a fun way. In my spare time I draw constantly and create artworks of my own, aiming toward selling prints to make a few bucks on the side. It’s a great balance and I feel much healthier in mind and spirit as a result.

    Listening to your discussions on the podcast and the candidness with which you guys (and your guests) have spoken, I’ve been able to validate the thoughts and feelings I’ve had about my career more clearly and effectively. You’ve opened me up to the idea that it’s okay to readjust your thinking and have the guts to admit to yourself that sometimes not everything is meant to be as you once thought. At first I was afraid that I was giving up on myself but in fact I was confusing defeat with being honest. For so long I kept pushing for something I thought I wanted, not something I knew I wanted.

    By making this decision I feel like I can still contribute to an industry I love so much while never having to compromise my real feelings and capabilities as a person. It’s been a rough ride and massive realization but one I eventually had to go through, and boy am I glad I did.

    Cheers to the both of you guys and keep up the hard work as always.


    • Adam Green

      Thanks for leaving such a personal and insightful comment, Sam. I still think that one of the most poignant moments in the show’s history so far was Zac Levi’s advice about being honest with yourself at a certain point and understanding that it isn’t a “failure” or “being a quitter” to adjust and re-focus your initial concept of success. As much as we’re all gluttons for self punishment in one way or another for pursuing a career in the arts, you’re absolutely correct that there’s a difference between surviving the hard knocks and simply suffering and being miserable just to keep after an original goal. I’m sure you know just as many people as we do who decided on a dream but never took the time to honestly reflect on the bigger picture or be real with themselves at any point in their own journey. Sadly, a lot of those people wind up broken and bitter, filled with anger that is focused solely about how unfair the business is or (even worse) how unfair it is that someone else is having perceived success while they are not. It’s awesome to hear that you found a career path that’s still a huge part of what we ALL do in making movies/TV yet one that you can be happy in while you make your own contributions to the cinematic arts. While we always taut our “never give up” slogan and attitude, it’s so nice to hear from SO many people how they apply it to all careers, choices, and facets of life and how they understand that changing a direction is anything but “giving up.” From listeners who succeeded at losing weight, to listeners who found a way to cope with a hostile work environment, to listeners who found the courage to go for it and make their first movie, to listeners who are fighting and BEATING life threatening illness, to listeners who are finding inspiration by connecting with the struggles shared by the guests who have “made it” (whatever that actually means), to listeners who looked inward and therefore found a forward path like yourself… it isn’t “be the next Spielberg or bust.” It’s awesome that you found a role in the arts that you can truly be happy in while making your own contributions. I know so many people that I only wish had a fraction of your attitude and insight. People that have talents and skills to offer and who could still play an important role in the arts (what role ISN’T important?) but who are so tunnel-vision focused on becoming a name director, actor, writer, etc that they’re just trapped in misery instead of moving forward and being productive. My point of view is to always go for it, whatever “it” may be, but at a certain point be honest with yourself on figuring out where you’ll be happiest and where you can flourish. No one else can tell you where you’d best find your way or what your best suited for, only you can do that. Being honest with yourself is anything but defeat. It’s personal success at the highest level. I only hope that when/if I next have a project go through Technicolor that you’re one of the operators working on it. Nothing is greater than working with happy people who love their jobs and it always, always shows in the finished product. A ‘Steven Tyler Congratulations’ and an ‘Arwen bark’ to you, good sir. Thanks for writing. This made my night to read.

      • Sam Bowron

        Cheers, Adam. Kind words and very much appreciated.

        I couldn’t agree with you more about the advice that Zac Levi put forward all those episodes ago. In fact, the moment I heard him talk about these things I had an immediate gut reaction; I got up and left the room I was in and looked at myself in the mirror and actually said out loud “he’s right”. It was both a surreal and scary moment for me. With that said, it simultaneously helped set me on a constructive path of reassessing the reality of my dreams.

        It’s funny…there’s days when I feel my age and others when I don’t feel a day over 14. Ultimately though, it takes going through a combination of both highs and lows to eventually reach a place in which you feel like constructive change has been made. As I’m sure you’re well aware, life is filled with moments of realization and acceptance within yourself (positive and negative) but it’s what you subsequently choose to do with those moments of clarity that really matter, and thus affect your life moving forward.

      • Joe Lynch

        Hey Sam,

        Well, can’t do any better than what Adam said. Thank you for the personal note, we really appreciate hearing from such great people. Thank you!

  • Jason

    You guys are great. I love the podcast I finally bought a shirt xxl hatchet army and made sure the subscribe button was hit which I don’t know why it wasn’t. I’ve got copies of all your movies even Knights of Badassdom I hope they make a directors cut so I can burn the one I have and have several of your flicks and posters signed. I am an independent film producer working on Easter Sunday movie, burn in hell and toxic tutu the toxic avenger documentary as well as host 2 radio shows live and a podcast the horror movie lounge. You both have inspired me consistently. I have met Adam green in person and interviews him at monster mania and it was easily one of my favorite moments of 2015. Hopefully I’ll get to meet Lynch as well one day. Thanks for a great podcast consistently that is not only entertaining but informative of the film industry. Happy that adam has finally turned the corner and stopped whining about shit. He to cool for that and I love ho he makes fun of his misfortunes now. I only say that because Im a huge fan and it bothered me to see him so down. Keep making fucking cool flicks and I’ll keep spending my children’s college funds. Thanks

  • USAjoe

    Love this Podcast so much, keep it up guys <3

  • Duncan

    Hey guys. I’m looking forward to listening to your conversion with Joe D. FYI, it looks like your podcast summary is missing an “only.” It says “Joe Dante has not become a true Hollywood icon but has also…”

    I can’t help it – I’m an editor! 🙂

    P.S. Rob Cohen’s conversation was awesome!

    • Adam Green

      Thanks for pointing out the typo! We’ll let GN know to fix it!

  • Adam Green

    Trailer for “HORRIFIED!”, the new original series for ArieScope.com. Premieres Friday July 17th with the season finale of 20 SECONDS TO LIVE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNJ3Jn7NaAE

  • Right_Bastard

    I just started listening to the podcast recently after hearing Joe Lynch on a Nerdist from a few months ago (I’m way behind on Nerdist.). Going back and catching up on older episodes, I feel bad that I missed all the episodes where Joe and Adam were asking for fan support of their projects at the time. I missed out then, but I’ll make sure to catch up now and support everything moving forward. Thanks for a great podcast, guys!

    • Adam Green

      THANK YOU!!!

  • Shane Anderson

    I’ve been listening to this podcast for the better part of the last 2 months (i found out about it via a reddit post about the Chris Columbus ep) It got to me just in time as I’m heavily in prep on shooting my first feature (principal photography in 3 weeks 4 days, Yay! but also shitting bricks)
    The podcast gives me a constant source of inspiration day in and day out (i’m working on catching up) I have about a 45min drive to and from a soul sucking dayjob packing groceries and filling the shelves of the meat department at a grocery store, saving every dollar and funneling it into my film, I play that podcast every single car trip and you guys keep me going!
    So thank you so much from Brisbane, Australia and congrats on season 3!

    p.s. I swear I’ll buy a shirt as soon as my budget is in the black and i don’t need to put any more of my income towards it, which should be soon, I’d totally buy all the movies on Ariescope too if only they weren’t region locked, currently hunting a multi-region BD Player though which would change that, fingers crossed!

    • Adam Green

      Thanks, Shane! And good luck on your shoot!

  • David Lupton

    Hey guys. I’ve been listening to the podcast for the last month or so (Cred to Patrick Bromley of Fthismovie, who may very well be my spirit animal, or possibly my dad?, for turning me on to you guys and the POV folks) and finally decided to check out a few of your movies. The other night I rented Wrong Turn 2 and was blown away by how fucking awesome you (Joe, obviously) made that film, that really, and I know this is cliche, but really shouldn’t have been that good.

    So, last night after a couple beers and a bowl to the face, I decided to rent Everly. Unfortunately, or so I thought, my impaired motor functions resulted in accidentally buying (for like $20, which is 2 hours of work before tax for me) the film. Needless to say my frame of mind as the movie started was, “Don’t fuck this up Joe”.

    Thank you Joe Lynch.

    That movie was as fucking awesome as it was inspiring. I tend to stay away from reviews (except for Bromley or Ebert’s) and review aggregate sites, until I see the movie and can have my own thoughts on it. However I do check them post-viewing to see how my reaction vibes with rest of humans. I was disappointed, but sadly not shocked to see that it was sitting at 29% on RT. I’ve maybe posted 2 comments on the internet in my life, (and I’ve been here since you couldn’t go online because you’re mom was expecting a call.) and was so enraged by the score and how that might turn off potential viewers that I felt compelled to write my own brief and slightly incoherent review (it was 2am and two bowls later) on the site in the hopes that someone might actually check the user reviews and be persuaded to give Everly a shot. This morning, slash early afternoon, when I woke-up I texted one of my friends who has solid, if underdeveloped, taste in movies and told him to check out Everly. His response was, “Not according to Rotten Tomatoes, bro”. So today while I waste time at work I decided to check out some the reviews thinking, “Hey you were pretty faded, maybe you we’re wrong and the pro’s were right.” This lead me to the realization that most of the people who get paid to critique film are as lazy as they are wrong. One rambling AV Club comment later I decided fuck it, I’m a little tipsy and I’ve got an hour before I clock out, why don’t I let the man know how I felt about his film… and here we are (sorry for the longwindedness[?] of the comment, but as you can probably tell the film and the critics response to it stirred some shit-up in me.).

    So I’d just like to say good fucking work homie, keep doing you. And Adam don’t worry, Digging’s up for tonight, I look forward to it.

    Of all the podcasts I’ve listened to from people inside the industry your’s is the most down to earth, informative, and heartfelt there is. Keep fighting the good fight and don’t listen to the haters. You guys are out here inspiring the next generation of film nerds to get out there and create, and the medium will be all the better for it.


    • David Lupton

      Shit. Almost forgot. Joe have you seen Why Don’t You Play in Hell (2013). It’s a Shion Sono film from a couple years ago, if not you should check it out.

      • Joe Lynch

        LOVE Sono. Did you see TOKYO TRIBE? Not as good as HELL but pretty CRAZAY

        • David Lupton

          No, I cant find a region 1/a copy or find it streaming anywhere, but Hip-Hop Yakuza gang wars is everything I’ve ever wanted from life.

        • David Lupton

          Can’t find a region 1 copy anywhere so… not yet. Looking forward to it though.

    • Joe Lynch

      Hey David,

      Thanks for watching man! I REALLY appreciate it. Yeah while my Mom keeps reminding me about my “RT” score (and why everyone seems so mean! HA!) I found that many of the critics who shit on the movie were going in kinda pre-disposed to hate it, but que cera. The movie was not for everyone, I knew this writing it, making it and releasing it. Im SHOCKED that it found the audience it did and even just a few months since has been climbing sales charts and even had a critic or two email me saying they saw it again and liked it a lot more. So who know but whatever; most of the movies that inspired EVERLY (including THE PROFESSIONAL and ICHI THE KILLER) had middling reviews to start out but are now seen as classics so only time will tell if it resonates, but word of mouth has always been the best reviews for us and thank you for the kind word…now please spread it to more of your skeptical friends! Again thanks for the support, we really appreciate it!

      The Sadist Forever,

  • Jack Wiper

    Great podcast. Love that you guys take the time to crank this stuff out every week and I thank you for that. One constructive piece of criticism — I know you frame this show as “conversation” but I have to admit to wishing I could hear more of the guests speak or at least respond to their questions before Adam moves the context to his own experiences. Relevant always, but regardless, it’s nice to hear new views and new ideas based on the guests’ experiences as any one who listens knows Adam’s already. Joe seems more into hearing out the guests and is more a questioner, but I think a little more listening on Adam’s end would improve an already great show. This is not a suggestion to dampen enthusiasm or become the “uh-huh, uh-huh” show because that would suck balls. Just even it out a tad. This, BTW, is only said because I dig the guests and love the questions you guys ask — but sometimes I just want to let them follow their stories to the end without interruption. But this is minor, guys. Keep it up. You rock.

    • Adam Green

      Hi Jack, thanks for listening and glad you enjoy the show! After 2+ years of producing this show we’ve found that the main reason why the podcast is so popular is because it’s a candid conversation between artists and not an interview show. If you’ve listened to enough episodes than by now you’ve hopefully noticed that a major reason why our guests are so much more willing to open up with us than they are on other podcasts/appearances/interviews they do elsewhere is because there is already an existing professional chemistry and friendship, and because we open up and share our own stories and make it safe for them to relate and follow our lead. In fact, in several cases it has taken our own stories to get the guests going or to create a discussion point that they can relate to and once they get going, we take a backseat and let them drive until they begin looking to one of us to either converse back or to step back in and lead. There are more than enough straight up interview podcasts out there (there are some truly fantastic ones even right here on GeekNation that you should check out if that’s what you are in to) and the majority of our guests have done or consistently do those Q&A style appearances which you can easily find by doing a search for them. There’s also of course the fast forward/skip button to jump ahead should you ever so desire but neither Joe or myself have any interest in making The Movie Crypt a traditional interview show or being hosts / “media” who ask questions and sit and listen until it’s time to ask the next question like some sort of press junket. We’re artists discussing the journey as candidly as possible with fellow artists while the audience is invited to sit in and listen and that’s what has set this podcast apart from the rest. While I get that you’re not asking for it to be turned into such a thing, what you can’t see by only hearing the recordings is just how often a guest has looked to one of us to speak or continue on with a story (especially since if it is a full story told at length it is a story that the guests themselves have not heard before) or how many times we’ve hit walls with guests and had to fully carry the discussion because they either just wanted to hear our stories, hear us discuss their work, or because they were apprehensive to speak any further on a subject at hand. Whether it was a case of stage fright or simply an off day, a select few have even completely clammed up or become scared to say much at all because of a particular troublesome project they were previously or currently involved in and how many people within the industry they knew would be listening. There have also been a few guests where it was like pulling teeth to get stories out of them, but unless you were in the room you thankfully would have no way of knowing that (at least not most of the time) as we are experienced in covering for them. Not their fault at all and it all just comes with doing this but we’ve literally had guests motion to one of us specifically to speak so that they could stop. Given the listener feedback/reviews, consistently growing numbers, and long list of incredible artists asking to come on the show and shoot the shit with us because they enjoy the aspect of relating to other filmmakers as opposed to having to carry the bulk of a 2 hour conversation or just answer the same questions, it seems something is working. I do hear you though and as the one in charge of “Viewer Mail” I can tell you that I purposely try and rarely read the questions that are specifically only for Joe or I (I only pick them when they are quick to answer or when the guest just didn’t get enough different questions) and with all of the requests we get from listeners to do more episodes without a guest and with only ourselves we try to limit those or use our “commentary track” episodes to accomplish that. If you’ve been a long time listener than you have also likely noticed that it has just so happened to have worked out where for a very long time I was the one booking the majority of the guests as I was the one who had the history, friendships, or previous working relationships with them, but that was simply scheduling and availability circumstances and as of the past few months we’ve been fortunate to have even more of Joe’s personal contacts available to do the show. But our dynamic of having me lead through each episode’s format and have Joe lead more of the comedic interjections and facts (he’s literally a walking encyclopedia of movie knowledge- it’s scary) has worked to make this show incredibly successful. But to be more to the point, this particular podcast is about us (thus our names in the title and our ugly mugs on the logo) and it’s not formatted to be a typically interview which is why we’ve been able to consistently deliver the guests that we’ve been so fortunate to have had on and why so many are asking to come on. I can assure you that there has never been a moment when myself, Joe, or the guest has held their hand up to speak or to tell a story and been denied or told to wait for one of us to continue on about our own story or experience (we use silent visual cues in the studio to avoid having too much talking over each other- something we try extremely hard to not do too often as it is a pet peeve of both of ours from other podcasts we’ve tried to listen to). Of course there will be the occasional passerby who has only listened to the podcast where it was a particular guest that they follow and are looking to hear from and who is therefore coming into it WANTING a traditional interview as opposed to the recorded artist on artist on artist hang-out that they receive, but if you read even just the 330-something reviews the podcast has received on iTunes, what we do seems to be working. Neither Joe or myself ever wanted to take on yet another unpaid weekly job (and believe me, it is not easy to pull off) but we’ve always looked at this show as a reason to hang out, talk shop with friends, and offer something as sincere and honest as possible without running the risk of starting problems professionally (just wait until more time has passed and we can really open up about certain projects or personal trials and tribulations that are still too fresh to risk telling all about without starting serious fires). Should this podcast ever become a standard question and answer interview show we’ll not only likely see a major decline in listeners but we’ll also hang up our mics and call it a day ourselves.

      • Jack Wiper

        Thanks for the thoughtful response guys. Loving a guest you picked and wanting to hear more is not the worst thing in the world, I suppose. I kinda knew the second I let that one fly it might have sounded douchie but rum and cokes do all sortsa things for your confidence. But you guys rallied and everything you mention is true. To quote the classic Slapshot: Two minutes by myself, ya know. And I feel shame. Then I get free. On another note — what do you think about Kevin Smith’s podcast where he gets baked and cracks up at his ideas for 2 hours? Thoughts?

        • Adam Green

          Though I unfortunately don’t have enough free time to listen to enough other shows as often as I’d like, I’m all for Kevin Smith doing whatever Kevin Smith feels like doing as that’s always been something that his fan base has enjoyed and connected with. If he’s having a good time and if his audience is enjoying what he’s doing then I say great!

          • Caitlyn Ng

            Okay then on the Kev Smith tip. What’s your opinion of his latest foray into horror? Personally I think he’s chasing and that both the walrus movie and the other one were really, REALLY weak and un-scary. That said, he sells them on his podcast as if he’s rediscovered the long buried Exorcist treasure map. I have started listening to him lately mainly to observe the short term effects of cannibus on the frail human ego. Apparently with certain creative people, smoked frequently enough, it can make one think a) your as talented as Apatow in the comedy genre and b) you’re even able to tackle horror. I have no illusions that two intelligent rising star podcasters such as yourselves would not touch this post with a 20 foot pole thus you start a war with Uncle Kev’s fan army (although they don’t support his films so why would they support him), but what the hell — enough of the glad-handing, LET’S GET REAL! PS – I suck.

        • Joe Lynch

          I prefer when Doug Benson’s “Getting Doug With High” to listen to funny people making ha ha’s while baked.

    • Joe Lynch

      Hey Jack,

      Thanks for the constructive criticism, we do really appreciate the thoughts, it means people are listening! I think Adam spoke to your concern much more eloquently here in his reply than I would (I also have baby puke on my hand which makes it hard to be as detailed as I’d prefer) but I feel like we have a very organic, equal rapport with the guest and even ourselves and the dynamic where Adam is the “straight man” and I’m the “Wild Card” (if you can call it that) has been a great formula and has served us well over 100+ episodes. I know we’ve even switched roles a bit here and there, but that dynamic works, at least it has since we started. There will possibly be times for sure that Adam won’t be able to be in and Ill have to do it solo similar to when Adam filled in when I was in Serbia, and if that happens we’ll find out what “Solo Joe” can bring to the table but what I love about the dynamic is that we are always feeling off each other and the guest, so its never a formal structure which could kill the vibe. So I get it but at the same time, I think Adam would agree that “if it aint broke, don’t fix it” and for now, I love the organic nature of the show. Our guest is OUR GUEST, simple as that, and they are invited to join in our weekly therapy-er, “talk”and we try to get to a point that all three of us are talking together, just like an actual conversation between three friends with little to no filters. If we try to enforce more “structure” into this we run the risk of going stale, at least in my eyes (and ears). If you’d prefer a more straight forward interview, Im sure there’s other podcasts out there that can give you what you’re craving. But if you want to hang out and hear us jibber jabber away, hope to see you in the Crypt again soon! Thanks again for the response and hope you dig the new eps!


  • mzwinter

    Just listened to the Pat Healy podcast and the discussion about properly funding artists (by not stealing their work) really resonated with me. I would absolutely fund my favorite artists personally – kind of like the old patronage system of yore. Crowd-funding our favorite artists and projects makes so much sense to me. Even if it’s a dollar a day/week – if you had 10,000 fans doing the same thing to support you and your art, that would add up. Consider movies like Veronica Mars, the ConMan series coming up, Reading Rainbow fer chrissakes! All brought about by donations from fans who wanted to see that project created. I just think it’s the way to go and takes some of the power out of the studio system – perhaps for the better? Who knows.

    • Adam Green

      With crowd funding it all depends on the celebrity status of those involved and just how wide of a social networking reach they themselves or the property they are working with already have. Projects like the ones you mentioned were a no brainer when it came to acquiring legitimate budgets through crowd-funding but it’s the true indie projects that we fear for as those get lost in the shuffle more often than not. There are also more than a few high profile projects that already have specific behind the scenes people or other equity sources lined up before they even start their kick starter campaigns- thus they are able to quickly show a fast amount of “donations” and catch/build a newsworthy wave of excitement over just how fast their project is being funded and create a desire for others to become part of it. In similar cases there are YouTube projects that instantly gain 1 million + views in a week that also happened to have several celebrities either involved or who are friends of those involved and thus the videos secure a massive audience right away, get re-posted on tons of websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts. It’s the projects that truly come out of nowhere and succeed simply because they struck a chord with the masses to become “viral phenomenons” that we only wish every worthy project could have the same kind of success with.

  • uvfan

    I was looking up “Digging up the Marrow” on Vudu. It has a profile picture for the director and actor. I looked at Adam Green’s picture and it doesn’t look like the guy. Am I crazy or is there a picture mix-up?

    • Adam Green

      A common picture mix up between myself and Adam Green the singer (THE MOLDY PEACHES). We also get each other’s fan mail every so often. He’s a GREAT guy though and super talented so I just find the mix ups to be funny.

  • John Balis

    Love this podcast.. has gotten me through many many nights working the over night shift as well as a lot of personal demons.. thank you Adam and Joe and Arwen.. looking forward to the next season of Holliston

  • Randall Flagg

    Excellent podcast, I am glad I listened. Please more commentary tracks, I’d love to hear your takes on Phantasm and Suspiria.

    • Ben Christ Edwards

      I would absolutely love to see a commentary of Phantasm.

  • Matt

    Hi Adam & Joe. Really enjoying the podcast. Discovered it a couple of months ago and I have been working my way through them whilst I work. The candid chats from favourite directors and actors are great and it’s also been really interesting and educational to hear from all the behind the scenes guys :)However, in the spirit of impartiality, would you have any plans in the future to chat with a Studio Exec? These shadowy creatures are often bemoaned and demonized on websites and blogs, often by fans & film industry workers alike. Are they really that bad or just misunderstood? Considering that nobody (allegedly) sets out to make a bad film, how come “studio interference” often results in so many? If you are able to lure one from a cave, perhaps with an offering of children’s tears, or a basket of kittens – I’d be interested to hear these industry villiains put their side of the story 🙂

    • Joe Lynch

      Hey Matt,
      Thanks for the reply and for checking us out! We’re working on a Studio Exec on our end as well, its on our list! Thanks for the smart suggestion, we’re on the same page (I heard too many execs say THAT one!). -Joe

    • Adam Green

      Hi Matt, we have had a few studio execs on already (mainly studio execs who went on to become producers on their own but who share their tales from the studio trenches on their episodes). We recommend starting with Craig Perry and Nick Phillips episodes as well as Mark Ward (“film distribution”) and David Boxerbaum’s episode (“Hollywood Agents”) as they all touch on what you’re looking for.

      • Matt

        Thanks guys. I have listened to David Boxerbaum’s episode. That was incredibly informative and a lot of fun, again coming from an industry angle you don’t often hear about on the outside. Will definitely check out Craig Perry and Nick Phillips next. Much obliged gents. Keep ’em coming 😀

  • Emil Johansson

    This podcast is so inspirational for, not just filmmakers, but for everyone. Even if you don’t want to get inspirated (those people exsists…) you are gonna love it anyway! Why? ‘Cause it’s awesome!

    • We couldn’t agree more, Emil. Adam and Joe put everything into it and have a great show, not to mention, the guests are fantastic. Thanks for your support!

  • Steven Woods

    I started listening to The Movie Crypt around the beginning of or mid-June. As of today I have listened to every episode and I hope it continues to grow and keep rolling. I have been a fan of Adam’s ever since the first time that I saw Hatchet on the shelf, bought it and watched and was hooked ever since. I became a quick fan of Joe’s with Everly first and then Wrong Turn 2! I can’t tell you how many movies you have turned me onto and how full my amazon wish list and Netflix queue have grown since I have started listening to the podcast. Not to mention the things I have bought based on these podcasts! Joe and Adam have the same taste in movies and music that I have and it’s really great!! “DANGEROUS TOYS!” for fuck’s sake!! I hope to watch them continue to grow as filmmakers and podcast legends for a very long time to come. I have to say all of the movie commentaries are great and I plan on listing my top 10 interviews below and are numbered but it’s kind of hard to pick an actual order. My next step is to finish all of the shorts on Ariescope.com. I wish @TheJoeLynch & @Adam_Fn_Green all the best and continued success and look forward to many more seasons of Holliston as well as many films from both!! I plan on legally obtaining all of their work in the future and fuck all the bittorrentors!! Is that even a word or spelled right!? Anyway NEVER GIVE UP!!!!! A very big thanks to GEEK NATION!!!
    1) Sid Haig 2) Todd Farmer 3) Almost Human w/ Joe Begos & Josh Ethier 4) Darren Lynn Bousman 5) Dave Brockie Tribute / Comic Con DB Interview 6) Kane Hodder 7) Tony Todd 8) Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton 9) James Gunn 10) Ray Wise

    • Adam Green

      Thank you so much for your kind words and for your support, Steven!! So very much appreciated. – AG

      • Steven Woods

        No problem you and Joe made my summer enjoyable. I just have the out takes of the second half of Scary Sleepover to finish and caught up with Horrified!! Monday I start 20 Seconds To Live!! Thanks for all the content and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  • Right_Bastard

    Hi Guys,
    Still playing catch-up with episodes. I just watched “Everly” last week. I like to go into most movies somewhat blind, and then read reviews afterwards to see if there are things I may have missed. As far as “Everly”, one thought after reading those reviews: What the hell is wrong with people? That movie was fantastic! I mean, a single room ratchet-up-the mayhem type of film that somehow goes all Miike at the end? What a great movie! Here’s my alley, and this was up it. I think this film has been seriously unfairly maligned. And also, Selma Hayek is simply amazing in this movie. I’m actually a little steamed at how both Joe and Selma are not getting the insane mad props they should be getting for this film. Joe, you deserve better; especially after all the KoB problems that you’ve described. I’m being really honest here. I know I’m a random nobody on the internet, but this is a film to be proud of. Coming up in queue: “Digging up the Marrow”. I can’t wait!
    Thanks again for the passionate and informative (and free) podcast. I came as a classic genre fan (kid of the 80s/90s), but getting to know both of your bodies of work along the way has been enjoyable as well. Cheers!

    • Joe Lynch

      Hey You BASTARD!
      Thanks so much for the kind words! I just think EVERLY came out in a bad time when people were very sensitive and not willing to just “have fun” with a dark, freaky flick, but its finding its audience and hey…people love THE THING now but when it came out it was trashed, so I have hope for the future. Im really proud of the movie and stand by it so I know it will stand the test of time. Thank you SO much for watching it and supporting us!

  • Erik van ‘t Holt

    Hi Adam & Joe, I started listening about a month ago and even though I’m not a filmmaker, I find your podcast very inspirational. So many thanks for that and the oftentimes hilarious and jawdroppping stories. I hope you keep on podcasting for a very a long time. I’m also very curious about Holliston. Do you know if the episodes will be made available (on dvd,
    iTunes etc) in Europe? I live in The Netherlands (Amsterdam) and unfortunately do not own a region free dvd/blu-ray player (yet). The episodes are not for sale on iTunes in The Netherlands and you can only purchase them on Amazon if you have an American creditcard.

    • Adam Green

      Thanks for writing, Erik. So glad you are enjoying The Movie Crypt and getting something out of it that you can apply to your own life and carer. Part of why we are going to go with GeekNation (right here) when we make Season 3 of HOLLISTON next year is that once the show is out, all 3 seasons will be offered on-line here and (for the first time ever) finally be available worldwide- at least wherever local governments do not block internet. As far as exactly when or how GeekNation will carry the 3 seasons goes (subscription based, etc) we do not know yet as between now and then SO much still needs to happen, but hopefully the wait isn’t too long and for all we know, Seasons 1 and 2 might be offered here well in advance of Season 3’s premiere. While we produce HOLLISTON at a price tag well below the average TV series, it is still by no means a cheap show to produce and each season takes a very long time to make (writing and rehearsals alone can take 6 months or more- before we even get to the stage and start filming) so GeekNation is still in the process of figuring out the best way to handle the release on their end. As soon as we know anything concrete we’ll certainly say so on the podcast. Though we had a foreign sales company handling distribution deals for all other countries (in fact, it is already on TV in a few smaller territories in Asia and the Middle East though I don’t personally know exactly where), right as the bigger deals were getting ready to close we were hit with a barrage of bad badness (Dave Brockie’s death, our original broadcast television network FEARnet going under, etc) and everything had to stall until we had recovered and figured out what our next steps would be and if we indeed still had the will as a cast/crew to even continue on. So much of that delay falls upon myself as even though we had places calling and asking to take the show over, I just couldn’t even think about it, let alone commit to writing and shooting a new season on a critical deadline. We also wanted to make sure that whatever business relationship we entered into next would not have the same hurdles we faced with the FEARnet distribution model and the extreme limitations that used to exist for people worldwide to watch the show. Even more important was retaining our independence and not selling our souls creatively by entering a new deal that would bring with it outside execs who would now be calling the shots but whom we could all see did not truly appreciate or understand why fans love the series and merely wanted in on something that they knew came with a strong following and that they knew could be produced on a budget that is far less than the average American network sit-com. (Believe me, the cast and crew does not work on HOLLISTON for the paychecks- which is why we are able to make the show at a far more reasonable price than your average multi-camera sit-com. We put the budget on the screen and not in our pockets.) Thankfully things are now progressing once again, I’m writing Season 3 right now, and GeekNation truly gets the show and (even more importantly) appreciates the fans who love it so much. So fingers crossed that life doesn’t throw any new hurdles our way between now and then and that we’re all back on set together again fairly early next year.

      • Erik van ‘t Holt

        Many thanks for your reply. Really admire your (and the entire crew’s) persitence. I believe you when you say that nobody is doing it for the paycheck. Won’t bother you with the details but I write and do some coördinating stuff for a Dutch filmmagazine (about horror, fanatsy, scifi and cult movies) and don’t get paid at all. None of us are. In fact, the magazine can only exist because we all – professional writers/journalists – do it for free in our spare time. And, believe me, the magazine doens’t look ‘cheap’. Looks just like any other glossy (film)magazine you can buy at your locall bookstore/magazine stand. I will keep my crossed for Season 3 and hopefully – in then near future – will be able to watcht and enjoy all seasons. Meanwhile I will keep on supporting the podcast (and Holliston) anyway I can from this tiny country accross the ocean.

        • Adam Green

          You rule and that’s so great to hear about the film magazine that you and your own team do for the sheer love of it. So true that quality means everything- even if no one is getting paid for the product they are creating. Keep going and thank you so much for your support!

  • Just finished listening to the Wes Craven episode guys and it was amazing. What a great tribute. The Farmer spot had me well up, but I liked how you two didn’t dwell but CELEBRATE the mans work. He was a genius and what sounds like a very good human being. Kudos to you guys. This podcast is truly an inspiration. If someone like me can get inspired by this show to make a animated version of Joe’s RELAX confession, I bet someone listening could be inspired to create something way awesomer (I’m trying to make this a word). Thanks for everything Adam and Joe.

    • Adam Green

      Thanks, Jamie.

  • Kevin Brown

    I say this: I’m a fiction writer who’s had a good deal of success, financially, critically, etc. I’m not Pulitzer or anything, but I’ve done okay. And, based on my fiction, I got a screenplay job and it made festivals, won some awards, etc. It’s called Living Dark and was picked up by New Films International. I say that to say this: this podcast is golden. It is groundbreaking in what it sets out to, and ultimately does. Adam says he looks at the Masters before him and feels our generation has failed. And there is a very valid point to that. However, what you and Joe are doing with this podcast is revolutionary, not only in the horror world, but to the film making business. And with that said, Adam, you are, YOU are, the next wave and voice of horror. You are (love you or hate you, as fans are wont to do) what our genre and fans need. Please, don’t ever forget that, even in the darkest of times. Arwen has probably told that in her own way. The way we needed Carpenter, Hooper, Argento, Barker, etc. all the Masters, we need you now. And I for one am honored that you are our new Master of Horror. Master of Story… Thank you, for all you do.

    • Adam Green

      Kevin- first of all, CONGRATULATIONS on your success as a writer so far. You and I both know so very well just what a huge feat any kind of progress is in making an actual career out of your creativity, and for that I stand and applaud you. Second of all – I’m… (for once)… just speechless. Thank you for your extremely generous and far too kind words. Thank you for truly getting what Joe and I are trying to do with this podcast and understanding why we do it in the first place. And most of all- thank you for believing as it means more at this moment than you’ll ever possibly know. Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to write this. Truly. -AG

  • Ben Christ Edwards

    I just wanted to stop by and say… Joe and Adam, you guys are the reason modern day horror is where it is today. I’m not just passing out Horror director hand jobs either. I feel like Horror is what it is because of the community. The legends were limited to horror mags and conventions to interact with fans; however, in the age of worldwide internet media, you guys are really paving the way for film makers of not just Horror, but all genres. I seriously think you guys have, in depth, responded to almost every comment on here. Amazing!
    Now, I had this idea the other day, and just wanted to hear you guys opinions on it.
    Film opens with a young resemblance of Robert Englund pushing a shopping cart through a little small town hardware store randomly putting items in the shopping cart. Not showing what items to the camera. He makes his way to the check out line, pays, has a little awkward banter with the register attendant. After paying, he walks out, and starts to make his way to the car… when police swarm in, and arrest him. The camera then starts to show the items in the cart, which happen to be the items needed to manufacture the glove, mixed in with some other child predator-ish items… Maybe duct tape, rope, even some candy perhaps, haha. Then you see the hysterical parents reuniting with their child who police are rescuing from the vehicle in which our star was originally headed. AND, film begins title sequence… Play the whole thing out as a Nightmare Prequel. Court room trial where you can really elaborate on his abducting and possible murder of children. Really make him out to have the whole twisted serial killer mentality. Then, maybe have a mistrial, short sentence, something that would leave justice unserved. Plays it’s way out to the end in which Kruger is released, returns home, and ultimately falls victim to the burning of his shackish home and supposed death. and End. Perhaps after credits, show the Kruger we all now for the first time in the film. No real murders….Just a twisted look into Fred Kruger as a man. The man behind the legend. It wouldn’t even be able to have “Nightmare” in the title I don’t think. Just Elm St. or something. I dunno. I was watching all the Craven I could over the last couple weeks and randomly had the idea. Child predators are alluded to in many horror films now, but never in a realistic sense. I think that would be pretty horrifying to a lot of people to see in a realistic way.

    Oh yeah, 35 more days to Halloween, Halloween, Halloween… 35 more days to Halloween… Silver Shamrock!

    • Adam Green

      Thanks for writing, Ben. And thank you very, very much for your words and your support. When Platinum Dunes first got started with the Nightmare remake from a few years ago I know that they heard dozens and dozens of takes illustrating the trial, the building of the glove, and all of the other standard “prequel” beats as that seems like an obvious cool place to start off when re-starting a franchise. (It’s what I would have done and what I would have liked to have seen personally as the horrors of Freddy Kruger before he became supernatural were far more terrifying in my opinion.) Now that they’re reportedly starting over and taking another shot at it once again perhaps we’ll get to see more of the origin story but only time will tell.

      • Ben Christ Edwards

        I’m not gonna lie, I felt a little star struck reading your response, and I had no idea they were giving Nightmare another shot. Well, I say another, I thought the remake from a few years ago was done pretty well. I do have to say, I would love to see someone do Englund’s take on, Freddy in the Hood, Haha.

        Alright, so I know you’re busy, but you do type like a madman, so… I’ve been trying to get into directing one of my projects for a couple years now. I’ve been all around learning editing, cinematography, even marketing of film. I’ve wrote a script for the first season of series, which isn’t too bad if I do say so myself, haha, and I’ve got more movie ideas than you can imagine. However, I have yet to film anything. Honestly, I have no idea where to start. I have a plethora of friends that constantly film trailers for mock films, but I want to start a little bigger than that. I figured working on a Net Series would be a better way to take steps, but I have no idea. They are literally filming Robert Kirkman’s new FOX series, “Outcast”, in the house next door to me, and watching all the pro equipment in use is my version of a strip club. I just stare in amazement.

        What’s the first stepping stone? I don’t need a full breakdown, not opposed to it either, and I’m sure you’ve answered that a few thousand times. Series, a single show, short film…? I was pretty dead set on going the Go-Pro and DSLR Rig path with it, usually thats what I use for shorts and stuff, or is it better to go with real video cameras? I don’t see many films, other than Tangerine, getting to far with using cheaper setups. And do you take a loan for that stuff? Do you rent it? I feel like once I get one thing out there, whatever it may be, i’ll be on the never ending rollercoaster then… But buying the ticket is tough. Plus, I honestly feel like it would be so much easier to put together if the whole filming process was more, serious, I guess. I have this whole mill at my disposal, and it’s nice and scary as hell inside ( http://x.lnimg.com/photo/poster_768/55d1dbc9efae487ca3fac96738d0be50.jpg )

        Oh, whilst I’m thinking about… The Marrow was genius! It was like seeing the creatures from “Little Monsters”, in an actual horror context…minus Fred Savage. I haven’t seen an actual Monster flick since… I don’t even remember. I watched it, then had a date later that night. I totally forced her to sit and watch it with me again, rather than go out. It was like leftover spaghetti… even better the second time. I didn’t get laid…. but ehhh. Congratulations on Hollister as well!

  • Kirby4Ever

    Hey Adam and Joe! Very big fan of both of yours individually and all of your collaborations in general! Your discussions with special guests are always fascinating, enlightening and entertaining, whether they be with someone of whom I’m a big fan and have seen all of their projects or someone who I wasn’t previously familiar with and the podcast inspires me to give their stuff a look! But I have to say, the movie commentaries are still what I personally find the most entertaining! Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter is one of my top ten favorite movies of all time, and that commentary was the best of both worlds: two of my favorite people talking about one of my favorite movies! I was laughing so hard, your commentary may even be more entertaining than the movie itself! I’ve listened to it several times, as I have the commentary on the Blu-Rays/DVDs for all of your films as well as the special ones you’ve done on the Movie Crypt thus far! Much like The Movie Crypt itself, they’re just as informative, inspirational and even emotional sometimes as they are hilarious! Speaking of my favorite films and commentaries, I was wondering if you’d consider having my favorite actress of all time, Danielle Harris, back on? She’s what introduced me to the Hatchet franchise and subsequently what made me a die-hard Adam Green fan (and sub-subsequently a die-hard Joe Lynch fan in the process) and Hatchet II and III specifically remain two of my favorite films of all time as well. For whatever reason(s), Danielle wasn’t present in either commentary on the Blu-Rays for Hatchet II or III. I know she’s already been on The Movie Crypt, one of the first episodes, I believe, but it’d be so awesome to finally hear her do a legitimate commentary track with you guys for one (or both…) of the films? Either way, thanks for all you do for your fans, not only this podcast and how much effort you put into it, but even going as far as reading and replying to some comments! Your interaction and devotion to your fans does not go unnoticed or unappreciated! 🙂

    • Adam Green

      Hi Kirby- thanks for your extremely kind words and for your support. While we make a conscious effort to try and not repeat guests, every now and then there is a specific reason that presents itself where it makes sense to have someone back on again. Especially since Danielle is not only one of my closest friends but also starting her own show (GIRL ON GIRL) here on GeekNation very soon, there is always the chance that Danielle will make another appearance on The Movie Crypt with Joe and I down the road. But as we try to keep things a surprise (at least as best as we can) I’ll say no more for now. Glad you found the podcast. Keep listening… 😉 – AG

  • Adam Green

    My/ArieScope’s 17th annual Halloween short film is here! MONSTER PROBLEMS stars Derek Mears (FRIDAY THE 13th 2009), Colton Dunn (KEY & PEELE), and Kelly Vrooman (THE CHICA SHOW) as three hungry monsters who meet their match in a child’s bedroom on Halloween night. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asK9W_tal6A

    • Neda Ruscic

      Great stuff! I loved this short, a monster sitcom done by you would be hilarious. Also, thank you guys for being consistent with every thing you do, that’s what sets you apart from other filmmakers and other podcasts. You are the voices we listen to for support when nothing seems to work. Greetings from Mexico. ¡Adiós amigos!

  • Jeremy

    Hey guys, have you ever considered using Patreon as a way to help offset the cost of all of the free stuff you give us? I know I’d happily send 50 to 100 bucks a year your way which isn’t much unless you get a bunch of people willing to do that… just a though.

    • Adam Green

      We will likely be offering a way to support us with $$ soon. Stay tuned. And THANK YOU for caring!

      • Jeremy R. Vilmur

        Awesome, my wife says she would be willing to pledge as well… so if the two of us tight asses are on board there will be plenty of other people who would do the same. Thank all of you guys for the movies, tv shows podcasts and etc.

        • Adam Green

          There is now a “Feed Arwen A Treat” (i.e. Donate To The Movie Crypt) option listed in the BUY STUFF store on ArieScope.com. It’s the very first item listed right here: http://ariescopemerchandise.goodsie.com

          • Jeremy R. Vilmur

            Cool, I just sent Arwen some treats. i hope to do the same every month going forward. Thanks for all of the entertainment!

    • I have been wanting to post about a Movie Crypt Patreon for awhile, and had to make sure if it had been posted before.
      I really believe this podcast is meant to be on Patreon. It’s a great way to let the fans be involved and support it. I would much rather pay on a recurring monthly basis then just one time. This way it can actually give the podcast a steady and somewhat consistent cash flow. Just my thoughts.

  • I might be available for you to interview. @bleedingcritic:disqus

    • Joe Lynch

      Awesome!!! FINALLY!!!!! SO many burning questions…

  • Josh Depew

    Hi Adam! I love the podcast, and have been listening for awhile now. I just got out of film school (NYU–eesh) and find you guys very inspiring as I work the day job and toil away on my passion projects every night.

    This may be a very uninformed idea, but I’ve heard you mention Pet Sematary and Mary Lambert a few times on the podcast and it sounds like you’re a fan!
    Mary Lambert was my professor last year (she’s currently teaching part-time at NYU and directing the Blacklist). I’ve gotten to know her a bit and think she’s awesome!
    I’m not sure if you’ve already reached out to her for the podcast or if she’s not the type of guest you are interested in, but if you are, I’m guessing she’d be down to do it, and would probably be a great guest!

    • Adam Green

      Hi Josh, thanks for writing and we’re happy to hear that what we do is helping keep you inspired! Joe and I know Mary from the masters of horror dinners and she is on our list of artists to have on the show at some point. We both adore her and are huge fans of her work so we will certainly be inviting her on eventually! Best – AG

      • Josh Depew

        Looking forward to that episode!

  • Michael Bailey

    hey Joe and Adam, thanks for this podcast yall do so well! really means a lot to me! Kalabamma!

  • Isaac Austin

    Hello Adam and Joe. Thanks for the free podcast! Thank you for the great bodies of work that will, with any luck, continue to grow and entertain! I enjoy listening to the podcast as much as I enjoy watching your shorts, features, and everything in-between. That said, I sometimes find myself frustrated with the manner in which you call out pirates for singlehandedly destroying the entertainment industry, all-the-while seemingly giving the execs, producers, and other industry insiders a pass for their inability to effectively run their businesses. You hit on topics such as market saturation, unoriginality, outright lies, poor marketing, and so much more creating hurdles for content creators. Nearly every guest has at least one personal tale of being fucked over at some point in their career. You often imply that these poor business behaviors limit what opportunities talented filmmakers are afforded in a number of ways. Yet, you fail to hold them responsible to the same degree as the anonymous movie pirates. I’m not defending the pirates, as there is rarely any valid justification for piracy. I know that you’re no longer interested in discussing piracy. Regardless, I think we can probably agree that blaming the pirates while giving the industry a pass is myopic and disingenuous.

    I’m not really into wearing printed T-shirts, so I’ve yet to support you in that way. I have, however, supported both of you by purchasing your films when I can. And, I will continue to do so.

    I am also writing to ask if you, or GeekNation, have any plans to distribute the podcast via Google’s Play Music service once their podcast service goes live? I would very much appreciate it if you did.

    • Adam Green

      Hi Isaac- thanks for writing. Forgive me but I must not be understanding you correctly. I’ve written, erased, rewritten, and erased about 6 paragraphs of a response now but all efforts felt like they were going in the direction of thinking you must have just not listened to too many of the episodes yet or that perhaps you’re not hearing what has been said. Therefore I’m going to assume that it’s a miscommunication on MY end in reading your post and that I’m just not understanding you correctly. In 130 episodes and 2.5+ years of conducting this weekly program, no “passes to the industry have been given.” No one has ever said that the ONLY hurdle with getting films made and distributed today is piracy. It is surely an epidemic (especially for indie films) but it isn’t the only issue artists face and it most certainly isn’t the only issue that has been raised by the various individuals who have come on the show and told their personal stories. We have all touched on the systems shortcomings and need for change in both financing and distribution, how the archaic “testing” process can sometimes do more harm than good, the fact that distributors coordinating together for day and date releasing of films worldwide would be a great first major step towards helping curb the piracy problem, how there needs to be a major change in the financial returns of streaming revenues, etc, etc- the list goes on and on. So to say that on this show everything wrong with entertainment is blamed on pirates and that the rest of the industry is given a pass feels like quite an unfair statement. The whole point in doing The Movie Crypt and the reason why it has become so popular of a podcast is that it provides an extremely candid and honest discussion between artists that are somehow making things happen against the various odds they face. People tell their stories, their struggles, and most importantly how they overcame their hurdles or how they kept going after those hurdles knocked them down- and in turn, much of our audience finds inspiration within these episodes. From relatively new filmmakers finding a way to make films on less than shoestring budgets to Hollywood heavy weights who have made or worked on some of the biggest films of all time, we have run quite the gamut of artists and not one of them has ever said that the system is unflawed and that only pirates are to blame for every hurdle they faced while trying to create in a flawed filmmaking system.

      THANK YOU most sincerely for supporting our films. Every bit counts and support like yours helps to hopefully provide a chance for us to make more during a time when it has become so, so hard to raise a budget of any significance.

      As far as GeekNation and Google Play- I really wouldn’t know. But if a GN administer is reading this (which normally they do)- hopefully you can answer Isaac’s question?

      • Isaac Austin

        Thanks for the candid response Adam. I really appreciate that you haven’t dismissed my opinion based solely on the fact that it doesn’t fall directly in line with yours. And, I appreciate that you have taken the time to not only reply, but to do so in a civil manner with respect for my opinion. You could have easily just gave me the brush-off with a big “fuck you,” but you didn’t. Thanks again.

        After re-reading my ramblings, I can understand why my position is difficult to understand. If I may, I would like to attempt to clarify. First of all, I did not mean for it to come off as an attack on your position. What started off as a small observation seemingly became a long winded vent. For the sake of brevity, I have noticed much vitriol directed toward piracy, whereas negative behaviors from within the industry are passed off as, however frustrating, business as usual.

        If I look at it from another perspective, it would appear as though piracy is something that you feel strongly about and something that you may be able to influence by impassioned pleas to your audience. Applying the same perspective, it would also appear that while you feel strongly about bad decisions and assholes in the industry, you feel less able to exert much influence in that sphere.

        At any rate, none of this really matters. You feel how you feel, and nobody should expect otherwise. I’m really not sure why I opened this can of worms, especially considering that I actually agree with you that piracy is a net negative to the industry. I guess that when I hear hear you, or the guest, get on the topic of piracy I groan and think to myself, “Here we go again.”

        What really matters is that you, Joe, and whoever else gets an opportunity to expand our culture with your original works.

        I started listening to the podcast with the Bob Gorman episode. While I have missed a few here or there, I have been a faithful listener since. Slowly, I’ve also been making my way through the back catalogue. Indeed, the candid and honest discussion are what hooked me and keep me coming back for more.

        As for supporting your films, I would be a hypocrite to not support something that I truly enjoy. Thanks again for all of the work that you do!

        And, congratulations to Joe on the “Sunny Side Up” video! I really enjoyed it. The coloring was very reminiscent of the tour. Now that you’ve got an in with Patton, convince him to let you do some videos for the Director’s Cut album.

        • Adam Green

          First of all- thank you for being one of the GOOD ONES, Isaac and knowing how to be a real human being on the internet! It’s always refreshing to have a dialogue with someone intelligent and you are a great reminder as to just how fantastic our audience is and that it’s worth doing this show every week. Whenever people complain about just how insane the internet can be I always point to these boards and how respectful and thoughtful people can be, even when expressing an opinion that might have a different perspective. So thank you for that.

          While I can’t speak for the 100+ guests opinions, I can say that piracy has been a thorn in my side that I have had the most direct experience with. As someone who has tried (and somehow succeeded- so far) to mainly operate outside of the studio system for 17 years now, the piracy epidemic of the last 6 or 7 years has had a horrible effect on my crew/family and I. The most frustrating thing about it has been that many of those who do it not only feel entitled to do so but have no problem saying it right to your face. “I stole your movie and if you’re gonna give me shit about it then YOU’RE the asshole.” ??? But looking at the positive side- honestly discussing it on this show HAS had a positive effect. We’ve received so many messages and letters from people saying that they used to steal movies, books, etc but now understand just WHO they were actually hurting and have now changed their ways. Whether or not they are telling the truth, who knows? But like any call for change- it starts with a few and hopefully spreads and spreads. And hey, at least now it has become few and far between when someone nonchalantly says they stole our work to our faces. They at least try and hide their crimes and not flaunt them to us. We’ve equally spoken about or had guests speak about the many other troublesome aspects of trying to create art for a living (perhaps you recall what happened to Joe with KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM and how he and his film wound up at the receiving end of a financing scheme gone wrong or how most recently I was in talks for a job where the producers were going to hire their director based on the director’s number of twitter followers (!!) and how ass backwards the decision making process has become for some of those in the position to make such important decisions) but those aspects are typically far less heated on the program,. Mainly because when someone brings up how corrupt or nonsensical the studio system can be- the “studio system” doesn’t fire back at us with personal “fuck you’s” or defenses for it like pirates do (or did). Though it is baffling how anyone can try and justify piracy or try and argue with us for being so frustrated with it- it still happens. Thankfully though… it now happens FAR less than it did maybe just 65 or 75 episodes ago. But if you’ve noticed we typically try and breeze through the subject when it comes up (we’re just so sick of it and all it does is sour everyone’s spirits) and we do what we can to speak about it less as by this point anyone listening gets it and has heard all about it. Of course guests (who haven’t been on the show for 130 episodes or perhaps who have never even listened to it before coming on) are still going to bring up their frustrations with piracy and they have every right to. But we do what we can to spend less time on it. That doesn’t change that it is currently still one of the biggest hurdles to deal with in indie filmmaking – but it is not the only one. We’ve been very transparent in trying to figure out solutions to the problem. Things like touring with DIGGING UP THE MARROW and not allowing more than one or two festivals to play it helped fight piracy to some extent as there simply was no way for pirates to get their hands on it- but man did doing all of that take a toll on those of us who dragged our ass from city to city with the film and of course the moment the film hit VOD it was instantly pirated and has been stolen like crazy every single day since- to the point that even though MILLIONS have seen it, there might not be a sequel. I’ve also personally tried to just go way above and beyond and offer so much free stuff to fans (this podcast, 3 different original series on my site so far, the shorts, signing for free at every appearance, putting on actual shows at conventions and not charging for it) all in an effort to get fans to step up and support my films and projects when it counts. And I think it’s working. Maybe? How long I can keep doing all of it before I drop dead is another thing- and no, it shouldn’t have to be this way where a filmmaker needs to do more free stuff in a calendar year than most will do in their entire career just to get the fans to step up and pay to see a movie when it matters most… but these are dire times and I’d rather keep fighting than just shrug and accept defeat. I could also ultimately find out that I was completely wrong. I mean, clearly there is no way that I will be able to keep doing a free podcast every Monday, a free on-line series every Friday, al of the other free things, AND still get the projects that pay (something) made… so am I going to find that I created a monster? That when I finally say “OK- time to do what everyone else does and only focus on things that pay me- so no more podcast, no more SCARY SLEEPOVER, pay me $25 like every other person signing at this convention, etc” will I be met with “What the fuck happened to you?!” from my fanbase rather than “Hey man, we appreciate the years of free shit you did for us so it’s our pleasure to start paying for it just like we pay for everyone else’s stuff.” Only time will tell. But what I can say is that- i KNOW it’s appreciated because the fans never stop letting me know. And that has made it worth it. Someday we’ll find out the outcome of all of it- but for now my way of combating the state of the industry has been to go above and beyond and further my connection with my fan base so that they’re vested and so that they give a shit about what I do. One last thing to this point- this show has about 1/2 a million listeners that GN and iTunes can track. If only 1/2 of our audience each gave just $5- we’d have this next season of HOLLISTON financed over night and have already started it as opposed to having to wait upwards of another 9 months or more before the money can be raised. Sounds simple right? “Hey- please just give $5 in return for this podcast.” But no way would 250,000 people do it. They would wait and hope that someone else did it and gladly watch the show when it is finished and ready- but they wouldn’t give the $5 to make it happen. Then again- I could be SO, SO wrong and completely underestimating this audience. We recently created a “Feed Arwen A Treat” option on ArieScope where listeners can make a donation towards the podcast and we have been BLOWN AWAY by how generously a small handful of listeners have given. Is it enough to make a noticeable difference? Maybe not yet- but it’s a huge helpful start and a great sign that people who care are out there. And man does that feel good.

          Tonight we’re going to record an incredibly difficult episode all about substance abuse and addiction. We’ve worked so hard to put it together and for no other reason than we care. You can only read and be effected by so many letters from teenagers who are battling the needle before you just have to TRY and do something positive and helpful- even though diving into this subject is going to be painful for us given our tragic loss last year. So much rambling- but the point is… I’m trying, man. I care. And as hard as times may have gotten for creating original art… I still believe I can do it. Coming from the guy who once tried to stand up to and change the MPAA (and who lost MISERABLY on a very public stage) I know that I can’t topple the various problems with the studio system or Hollywood at large. But I can at least try and make my voice heard. I’m sorry that you don’t feel like we’ve spent an equal amount of time calling for change in the MANY other flawed ways that this system operates- but if you listen, those comments have been made for sure. Again, it’s just been easier to personally speak to piracy when the people doing it are trying to argue back with us directly and when it is the thing that is directly making raising a budget so incredibly hard these days. But we are slowly making a difference, we have curbed the piracy discussion a lot these days, and ultimately our focus with this show is more about sharing individual personal stories and inspiring others to not give up than it is about “fighting the system.” The system is just the hurdle. One of many.

          • Isaac Austin

            Hi again, Adam. Reading through your responses it occurs to me that I may have been a little unfair in my initial comment. I think that the piracy issue became hot button to me, and that I may have tuned out some other valuable content as result.

            I really do appreciate that you’ve taken time out of your schedule to reply. However, given that you’re going to be recording the substance abuse and addiction episode, I feel like I’ve wasted enough of your time. Perhaps we can resume this discussion another time. Or, better yet, we can let sleeping dogs lie. I hope to run into you sometime in the real world, because I’d like to shake your hand and thank you, in person, for being such a stand up guy.

  • Hey Adam & Joe. Been a big fan of your work for quite some time now. My family owned video stores for the last 15 years and we still have one. We live in West Virginia, so there is still some call for it. Best part about it was when I ran the place I did the ordering and always took great pleasure in picking up more independent stuff. Theatrical posters of the Hatchet films, Wrong Turn 2, as well as Frozen and Grace all hung in our storefront window at one time or another. Wanted to take a few minutes on here to tell you how much I enjoy hearing the two of you express your views on piracy as it is something that hits very close to home for me. I saw the effect piracy began to have on my family’s business, which is on a much smaller scale than the way it effects you folks. But it has directly effected us both. I think it’s awesome that you guys have no problem letting your voices be known on the subject even though it may not be popular in some circles. Like you guys I wish studios could get together on this and do something about it. I’m a small business owner myself. I do apparel, signs and graphic design and just wanted to say how much I appreciate and can relate to the hard work that goes into the way you promote and market yourselves, your films and your brand. You guys should truly be proud of yourselves. Also the podcast is great. Thank you for it. I think it resonates so much with me because I too am a child of the 80’s. A reader of VHS box blurbs and descriptions, and just an over-all movie nerd on every possible level (with an emphasis on horror). As a distance runner you have no clue how much better the show makes some of my runs go. The way you fellas treat your fans doesn’t go un-noticed or un-appreciated either. Makes you all the more fun to root for. Thanks for the couple minutes of your time. Take care. Happy holidays.

    • Joe Lynch

      Dear Bobby,

      Thanks so much for sharing that with us. As children of the Video Store ourselves, it was always great feeling like we were not only supporting cinema but the Mom & Pop stores that were providing them so to see them get dissolved into bigger chains and ultimately the cloud is sad. But I cherish those times and glad to hear you were as well. Thanks for the support and the kind words!

      • No problem guys. Thanks for the response. You would be happy to know my family’s stores out lasted all the big boys and we still have on that does well. Take care and keep pumping out the fun. Thank you.

    • Adam Green

      Thank you, Bobby! And thank you for sharing! Happy holidays!

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  • Saxman440

    Honestly, I have been wanting my first comment for you guys to be something positive and fun. The podcast is fantastic. However, I want to share with you an article from the Hollywood reporter that have my friends and myself furious.


    The fact that this was passable by their editors is a joke, and the idea that you can formulate a woman’s path to the arts, let alone any field of work, because of daddy issues, attention needs, and whatever pile of tripe you choose is antiquated and insulting beyond any measure. Shame on the Hollywood Reporter for letting this go to print. It will be a tragedy if a young girl, eager to move forward in any field, questions her own intentions because of this.

    I have friends who are editors, casting directors, and other positions in the film industry who are women. They are not dealing with daddy issues or looking for attention. They are talented, driven, and passionate about our industry. This article insults women in general…

    • Adam Green

      OOF. I couldn’t even finish reading that article. Unless it was published simply to incite click bate and negative attention (which by the sheer amount of comments posted below it- it certainly did) I have no clue what they were expecting or what the point was. Sure everyone is entitled to their opinions- but for a respected trade publication that was ridiculous. 🙁

    • Joe Lynch

      Wow. How closed minded.

      • I was thinking a lot about what Adam had to say in regards to click bait. It does exist rampantly in these outlets, and man does that make this article even more dispicable if that is the reason.

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  • Adam Green

    Coming up on The Movie Crypt… Monday December 28th it’s our 2015 Wrap-Up (Episode 136). Then on Monday January 4th we kick off the new year with director Lucky McKee (Episode 137). Our Christmas Special (with special, special guest Santa Claus) was released a few days early and is already playing. Judging by your incredible response on Twitter, the Santa Claus episode is already considered our best episode yet (even though it’s only been out about 48 hours at this point)- so if you haven’t listened to it yet… listen soon and get swept up in Santa’s positivity, inspiration, and Christmasical magic just like we did. (Yes, “Christmasical” is indeed a word. Santa says so.) But look at that! Even over the holidays you’ll STILL get new episodes of The Movie Crypt every week. And it’s not just because Arwen is a slave driver, it’s because we kinda like you guys. In fact, we “like you-like you.” Will you go out with us?? Joe’s Mom will drive us to the date if your Mom will pick us up after. (And Joe’s Mom is H-O-T so you definitely want to say “yes.”) Happy holidays! – AG

    • Joe Lynch

      Dude, really?!?! Leave my Mom out of this! (but she said she can drive there)

  • Shaun Johnson


    I’m a little late in writing you this letter. In fact, I’m about a decade late because the story I’m about to tell you happened in 2006.

    I’m a HUGE Friday the 13th fan and therefore, I’m a HUGE Kane Hodder fan. There are very few performers in the horror genre that put as much energy into making a character as vicious and terrifying as Kane does. But what am I telling you for? You’re friends with the motherf**ker!

    Anyway, in the fall of 2006, I made a trip to the Georgetown Drive-In which is located in Georgetown, Indiana. It has become a yearly tradition for me since this particular drive-in is run by incredibly nice people who show classic horror films every year. That night, they were showing Kane’s first appearance as Jason in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood as well as a brand new slasher flick that Kane was starring in…and Kane was going to be in attendance! It’s difficult to put into words how excited I was!

    So a buddy of mine and I get to the drive-in early and stand in a HUGE line to meet Kane. Friday VII starts and we wait. I brought a really nice replica of the hockey mask from The New Blood for Kane to sign. I was surprised by how calm I was. In retrospect, I was calm because I couldn’t even see Kane yet since the line was so damn long. When I was finally close enough to see the big guy, I wasn’t so calm anymore. Holy s**t. I was about to meet KANE HODDER.

    Now keep in mind that my favorite Jason kill of all time is the classic sleeping bag kill from Part VII when Jason drags a poor camper in her sleeping bag to the nearest tree and proceeds to do his best Babe Ruth impression. Kane has said in multiple interviews that this is also HIS favorite Jason kill. So I FINALLY get to the point where I’m next in line to meet Kane. I can feel my adrenaline pumping. I look to my left at the drive-in screen and Jason is moments away from the sleeping bag kill. There’s a guy ahead of me who is getting choked by Kane for a picture. Funnily enough, his buddy who is taking the photo doesn’t get the moment in focus so Kane chokes the s**t out of the dude AGAIN. Good times.

    And now it’s my turn to meet Kane. I step forward, my heart racing. Kane is standing behind his table and his attention is drawn to the screams coming from the camper in her sleeping bag on the big screen. And then it happened. Kane turns to face me. I can only think of one thing to say. I smile at Kane, nod my head and say, “Sleeping bag.” Kane smiles back and says, “Let’s watch, shall we?” And then we both turned our gaze towards the movie screen and we watched the sleeping bag kill together. I watched the sleeping bag kill with Kane Hodder. His favorite Jason kill. My favorite Jason kill. We watched it together. F**KING BANANAS. He signed my mask, I shook the man’s hand, told him he’s one of my heroes and I was on my way.

    As I sat in my buddy’s car to watch the rest of Friday VII, I was on a serious high. The stars must have been seriously aligned for me to share that moment with Kane. To this day, it’s one of the best moments of my life.

    So why am I writing you this letter? Because that brand new slasher flick that showed after The New Blood was a little flick called Hatchet. And that’s how I ended my night at the drive-in. I sat there, eyes glued to the screen, laughing my ass off and cheering as the blood sprayed and the limbs flew. I fell in love with Victor Crowley that night and I instantly became an Adam Green fan. I bragged to my friends about how awesome Hatchet was. I bought the DVD. I also bought it for my sister. I showed it to my father even though he’s not a big horror fan just so he could see how fun it is and how awesome Kane is as a performer and as a person in the behind the scenes footage.

    When I look back on that night, I honestly don’t think Kane would have been there if it weren’t for Hatchet. Obviously, Kane loves Jason and that character means a ton to him. But I sincerely believe the main reason he was there that night was to promote Hatchet and to show people that he still had the stuff inside him that great slashers are made of. And I also believe he was there to introduce fans to a damn talented young filmmaker named Adam Green. So I thank you, Adam. Thank you for allowing me that special moment with Kane and thank you for all the years of entertainment, from your movies, to your short films, to your podcasts and every project in between. I look forward to EVERYTHING you do because I know it’s bound to be a blast. Thank you for making horror FUN again and thank you for being such a NICE, grateful person and for always treating your fans with love and respect. You’re a good man, brother. Merry Christmas.

    Shaun Johnson

    PS I’m totally expecting Santa to drop a Jack Chop in my stocking this year. Fawkin’!

    PPS Tell Joe his farts are so powerful that I can smell them all the way over here in Indiana…and they’re MAGNIFICENT.

    • Adam Green

      Shaun- thank you so much for sharing this story! It’s always so great to hear about moments like this where a simple screening, concert, trip to the store, or other event wound up yielding so much more than you ever expected. It’s important to always keep your eyes open and be receptive to those moments as they seemingly come out of nowhere and almost always when you least expect them to. Thank you for taking the time to write and for being somewhere out there. – AG

      • Shaun Johnson

        Thanks for taking the time to reply, Adam! It means a lot! 🙂

    • Joe Lynch

      Thanks for the raves on the farts! Here’s to bigger Air Biscuits in 2016!!

  • Duncan


    Hey, Adam and Joe, thanks for another terrific podcast (your year-end wrap-up). I’m only half way through listening to it as I write.

    I enjoyed your review and musings about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and appreciate that it was a huge achievement, given the expectations and the sky-high demands of legions of fans.

    I’m afraid that, unlike you, I wasn’t able to overlook one particular negative experience while watching the movie. For me, it was an “Emperor-has-no-clothes” moment, when the credibility of the movie came crashing down like a house of cards.

    When our heroes escape and return to Leia’s planet after Han’s death, here’s what happens – Leia knows she has lost the love of her life, murdered by her own son, and what does Chewbacca do – the only other person who shares with her such a strong connection to Han? The only other person who’s been with her through thick and thin? He walks right past her as though she’s invisible, and it’s up to REY to comfort Leia, as though she, Leia and Han have been best buddies for years.

    Conversely, look at it from Leia’s perspective. Han has been murdered, she sees his lifelong friend and co-pilot approaching, and instead of comforting Chewbacca, she doesn’t even look at him, and gives a big hug to a young woman she barely knows.

    That was sloppy filmmaking of the highest order. Sorry, but it was. Could I have done better? Hell, no. But JJ should have.

    I’ll be seeing it again next weekend, and hopefully I can overlook some of the drawbacks and enjoy the good bits more!

  • Matteo Masiello

    The most recent episode with Lucky McKee. Let serve as a warning…to those without children..DO NOT HAVE THEM! If you are concerned about your legacy at 90 first, don’t get do headstrong to think you will be that relevant that you will have a legacy; second leave all your money to a charity for kids. Ease yourself if anxiety and stress and get over existential angst. You will cease to exist some day.

    I have kids, love them would kill and die for them and still think they ruin my life.

    Liked the ending of the interview but please guys you all should be grateful you are where you are in your careers.

    Hollywood is a business as you know. Art is secondary. Martin Scorcese said it best that you make the film you have to make so you can someday make the films you want to make. That being said I think his more personal films he’s made in the last 30 years are not very good.

    I felt there was an attitude of entitlement that Lucky expressed when talking about his experience in making his “studio” picture. He was hired to do a job because of his technical ability as a director to direct a movie. The art in his films is secondary. As it should be. I would be glad to be paid to make a movie and be given notes “by my boss” and not take feedback so personal. Put aside the ego and do the work. A dozen other people would kill for the opportunity.

    I say this with some experience as my wife is a working actor on Broadway. She’s has her spotlight on the friggin’ Grammys. On stage by herself belting out a tune. Her moment. She should be damn grateful (and is) that she is LUCKY enough to have that chance. Talent and art are secondary I think. Art is for pretentious fucks. Film making, music, painting etc are all industries. I don’t believe in art.

    • Dan Berghofer

      Man, nobody gets into this industry so they can have a job and pay the bills. No sane person doing this would consider “talent and art are secondary”, anyone whose been around the set block knows you have to do what you have to do and do the crud jobs now and then but to think for a second any of that would be worth it with the mindset of “talent and art are secondary” or that “art is for pretentious fucks” is ridiculous and borderline offensive. Nobody should get into a production and not try to bring talent and artistry to it, that can be knocked back and rejected, sure, but if you are trying you shouldn’t be doing doing any of it. Sorry man, no devils advocate here, you’ve actually got it completely backwards.

    • Dan Berghofer

      Man, nobody gets into this industry so they can have a job and pay the bills. No sane person doing this would consider “talent and art are secondary”, anyone whose been around the set block knows you have to do what you have to do and do the crud jobs now and then but to think for a second any of that would be worth it with the mindset of “talent and art are secondary” or that “art is for pretentious fucks” is ridiculous and borderline offensive. Nobody should get into a production and not try to bring talent and artistry to it, that can be knocked back and rejected, sure, but if you aren’t trying you shouldn’t be doing any of it. Sorry man, no devils advocate here, you’ve actually got it completely backwards.

      • Matteo Masiello

        Art is a bs pretense it’s about money and commerce. You want to make art as s filmmaker then people like Stan Brakhage and his ilk are the true artists. You go into the industry as a job. Therein lies your egotism. The crew the technicians are not artists they are skilled laborers who are exploited by people who think they need other people’s money to leech off of for so called art. Gimme a break. Why exploit people by not paying them when making low or no budget films? For art? Please, I worked in the industry and make film when I can. I refuse to exploit actors by not paying them. In terms of Lucky being upset about taking notes. I know repeat know award winning directors and musicians and composers who take notes from producers. It’s collaboration. If you’re hired to do s job and not a proven bankable director whose movies don’t make money you’re a hired hand. Directors can be collaborative, technically proficient at their craft and get the job done. Art is subjective bullshit. To think you are better and that you are above being hired to do a job because you don’t want to answer to anyone? Please. Shut up and do god job. Whether art is a part of it has little to do with the creator. That is why the idea of the auteur theory is bullshit.

        • Joe Lynch

          Thanks for the honesty Matteo and Im sorry that you feel that way and that Lucky’s interview didn’t agree with you. I think however if you’re this angry about the business and how people perceive it, maybe this isn’t the podcast for you. I do consider myself an artist, that what I do both for my own creative juice-flowing and for financial gain, but being an artist and/or “artful” to me is taking a singular pride in your output and seeing it as coming from you and you alone. I am also an artist of dish-washing, diaper changing, 3-point parking, movie selecting, etc. Art is subjective and it doesn’t just adhere to film, music, painting, digital, etc…its in the eye of the passionate beholder. I work to pay the bills in the corporate world and my job could simply be menial and deadening but I treat it like a creative extension of myself and the results are having video content that I know stands out from the rest, that I can say is “mine” even within the corporate bubble, and both internally and externally people who have seen them could agree.

          I think being an artist can be applied to any profession, its the passion you put behind your efforts that makes you an artist. It’s really how you can balance being artistic in what is very much a commercial business that is the tricky part and its not for everyone. But in no way do I think Lucky, myself or any of the guests we’ve had on think they are better than anyone else (Ok, maybe Rob Cohen…;)) and that’s the point of the show. If you’ve listened to it enough (which Im thinking you haven’t if you feel this way) you’d hear some of the most depressing, horrific stories about who people have been beaten down by this business and yet they persevere, either for the good of their career or even not, just for themselves, but I would have to disagree with you saying that we aren’t grateful. If we weren’t we wouldn’t share these stories and emotions with the listeners!

          So I think you listen to the show with a negative spin and I can’t do anything other than say I think that’s the wrong approach. but that may just be my interpretation of your initial post. Lucky’s issues with the studio are similar to what I went through on KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM and the problem isn’t how the directors are fighting against the machine so they can feel like “artistes” but a lack of communication between departments which is way beyond a director’s position many times and the exploitation of opportunity that many producers and execs pull because they know there’s passionate people who want to work and collaborate but then get railroaded by guys who just don’t give a fuck. We get it. It’s a business, but if you’re going to hire someone, then hire them for the reasons you should; a director is hired not just to be the dude who says “action” and “cut”. It should be the person in charge of steering the storytelling. If you’re hired to do something only to be told you’re position, NOT your “artistry”, is being compromised and ultimately sidelined just to spit out a project, why hire a person then? That goes for any job, so its a general issue, not just one pertaining to this profession.

          Now, I have two kids myself and am entirely grateful for where I am, and yes its hard. Extremely so. I recently had to pass on a job that I would have taken if I didn’t have the responsibilities of a family but I know the reality and Im mature enough to know that my family comes first…at least in my mind. At the end of the day, it’s amazing that I’ve made movies and have lived my childhood dream for this long, but nothing will compare to seeing my kids happy, or watch them show me a drawing they made or a cool robot made out of cardboard boxes. THAT’s art. And they might be my greatest productions, so unlike your kids who are “ruining your life” mine have made me a better person and that’s what Im taking to my deathbed, not my IMDB score.

          Im sorry you feel art is bullshit, We’ll just agree to disagree there, but I do believe in art, I do believe in artists and will continue to do so and champion our guests as artists till we stop doing it.

          Hope you find a podcast that better suits your beliefs!


          • Matteo Masiello

            Joe thanks for your reply. I’m not down on seeing everything in your life as being creative is wrong. I do think that a director is someone who’s job is to say “action” and “cut”. I’m sorry but if it’s someone else’s money making it possible for you to have a job then you are obligated to consider their input which based in potential financial return. If you have a meeting with a company that is hiring you and you don’t know they’re ducks then don’t take the job or just take the job and leave the ego behind.

            Been listening to podcast since the beginning and I love it but again please stop the whining about what your bosses want from you is what I think when I hear people who are more lucky than they may be talented. Talent isn’t the deciding factor in the film business in any entertainment business for that matter.

            There is so much pretension about film as art blah Blish blah. Sorry just don’t buy it. The industry is fueled and should be by commercial gain. That is the wSy it’s been since when the movie camera was invented and someone realized they could make money from it.

            How you live your life is up to you. When you’re hired to do a job you are obligated to do the job based on technical proficiency not your personal vision which could ruin the product. History of film teaches me that self indulgence makes films that don’t make money.

            If you are a director who cannot make money for your art then you don’t belong in the film industry. It seems like people are taught the auteur theory in film school like it was a necessary tool. It’s not. If you want to be an artist then don’t beg people for their money. Whores do that. Convince the person with the money you do the job to make them money and when you have the proof you are dependable then refuse to take notes from the money men.

          • Joe Lynch

            Please don’t tell us to stop “whining” and insult us here like you just did. You don’t like it, don’t listen. If you love it then that wouldnt be an issue. We’re honest in both the plusses and minuses of the biz and the craft and if you can’t handle the more sobering aspects of it go listen to another podcast. We would be doing a disservice to our listeners and our peers if everything was EPK-friendly “Everything is awesome!” which is bullshit. If you don’t buy the “bullshit” get off the fucking bus. Thanks for listening!

          • Matteo Masiello

            Do you a clue about how lucky you are in your life and career? To me no one in this larger society should given a number of factors which define who you are. As it was mentioned in the cast these are “first world problems”. No. It doesn’t seem like there was any gratitude expressed by lucky at all. Again where does this sense of what hear as entitlement come from? I love what I do and make a living doing it. Hurray for me.

          • Joe Lynch

            Yes I do, thanks for reminding me! And I know Lucky and know what he’s gone through and yet he’s still going and that shows he knows how “Lucky” he is and grateful he is to work in this biz. So again, to each their own, just don’t call out our guests or us as thinking otherwise because contrary to what negative perception you seem to be hearing things, I feel like we are hyper aware of our luck and fortunate to be working our dream jobs. Doesn’t mean we can’t be human and honest when it’s hard and sorry you don’t feel the same way. Every job has its challenges and we can still be grateful (which I can vouch we are, sorry) while airing any grievances when its not so rosy. So, there you go. Thanks for stopping by!

          • Matteo Masiello

            im just a human as you in putting this out there. You choose to involve yourself with people who want to screw you and keep you from doing what you love. You perceive them as not giving a fuck but can you see the world from their perspective. It’s the function of people who pool money to do business as a corporation to make money. Why should anyone think the can con this organization with “art”? We can argue if there is anything original anyway in the horror genre to begin with. I can name maybe a handful of original films – though I’m sure they can be compared to other films so there is no such thing as originality. Maybe old wine in a prettier bottle. But again its this issue of why you think someone who gives you money as an investment has no or little say in the product manufactured. I get the impression that the money men should give you what you want and expect nothing from it.

            That makes me think did you ever consider interviewing doneone who invests in horror who pretty much know they will lose their money?

          • Joe Lynch

            “Sounds great”! You should have your own podcast! Bye bye.

          • Matteo Masiello

            Thanks never really entered my mind to work with anyone here. Just having a conversation based on what I hear. To me the director is not the boss. It’s the producer or the people with the wallet.

          • Joe Lynch

            We never said we were the boss and your opinion is your own, i personally disagree. But if you’re going to hire someone for their opinion and their vision, use it, don’t abuse it or disrespect it. Otherwise, why hire a director? If you just want it in the can and don’t want a vision, then don’t hire one.

            You keep hearing things how you want to hear it so we’ll just end this with the idea that we just don’t see eye to eye. Good luck on your endeavors. *END OF LINE*

          • Matteo Masiello

            Sure. Have a nice day. I’m truly sorry if I insulted anyone. The grass seems greener on the other side I guess. That’s the drawback of a really well constructed show you guys have. Or any interview for that matter. It’s not really up close and personal but it’s the illusion of it being that. For what it’s worth I’ve watched everything you guys have done snd try to see the work of your guests. I only what I hear like everyone hears what they hear. Anyway have a good one and curse my name as much as you want. I guess I deserve it.

          • Joe Lynch

            Its all good Matteo, you’re totally allowed your opinion its just when it becomes accusatory I have to speak out especially when its not true. Trust me, we struggle just as much if not more than many and feel the hardships just as hard. The grass isn’t greener over here dude, its just how we tend to it that matters, even the weeds. Have a good one and go hug those kids you mentioned, Im sure they would love it.

          • Matteo Masiello

            Thank you you too but we can agree to disagree that the grass is greener.

          • Joe Lynch

            The grass is in the eye of the beholder, Matteo. So I cannot agree with you there, sir.

          • Duncan

            Charlie Rose in his recent interview with George Lucas: “Because you have worn all those hats though – filmmaker, director, storyteller, writer, technological innovator – what do you want the first line of your obituary to say?”
            George Lucas: “I was a great dad. Or I tried.”

          • Joe Lynch

            We should all strive to be the “Best Dad” over everything. I’d take a happy kid turning into a well-adjusted, happy adult over any prestige or huge paycheck any day. Those kinds of priorities don’t come to light until you’re in that situation,

          • Duncan

            I remember seeing an interview with Steven Spielberg, in which he said something like “Close Encounters” is his most dated movie. Because he made it as a young man without children. Now that he’s a father, he could not possibly make a movie about a man who abandons his family to go off on the mothership.

          • Adam Green

            Thank you, Duncan. It’s the thing I want most in life. Hopefully it happens someday.

          • Fatherhood is the best man. I’m sure it will happen. You seem like too
            good of a guy to not be allowed to genetically pass that along. I had
            twin daughters 10 months ago. My wife and I went from zero kids to 2
            real fast. Life has never been more fulfilling. Bringing more substance
            to everything I do and a sense of additional drive for me and my
            business that I cannot describe within the realms of the English
            language. The pride that you get from them doing and saying things, the
            looks that they give you. It’s the best. Sure life has never been
            harder. I’ve never been more exhausted. I constantly think I smell
            poop. I have had my mouth thrown up in. Swallowed more than I cared
            to. I’ve dealt with croup. I’ve seen a scared wife. Scared
            daughters. Dealt with a high risk twin pregnancy. On a super selfish
            note, I don’t get to watch as much TV or as many movies. I don’t get to
            run as much. I’ve not gotten to see every Steelers game this year.
            Haha. But I do it all because I get to make them smile. With shit and
            spit on my Re-Animator tshirt I am perfect to them. It’s a feeling that
            I’m sure Joe can relate to you. Something that I truly hope you get to
            experience. I would gladly trade a successful business and every one of
            my first 31 years for this last one of being a dad. The grins I get
            when I show up at night completely trumps every bad thing that could
            happen not just that day but in the last 10 months. When you have kids,
            they come first. Sacrifices are made. Sleep is lost. Your personal
            life takes a huge shot to the nuts. But, that is what I signed up for.
            Couldn’t be happier that I did. Those are the things real fathers give
            up in a seconds notice and see the worth in the loss. It’s not a loss,
            because of all you gain. Joe did a tremendous job defending fatherhood
            and I don’t want to give attention to any other “fan” that is
            desperately seeking it. But don’t let someone make you think that
            fatherhood isn’t the best thing going. Real men, like you, me, Joe and
            countless other people in our lives see the pure joy in something like a
            child AND ART for that matter. I’ve said it before but, thanks again
            for the podcast. please don’t think that either of you ever come across
            like your self- absorbed or ungrateful for what you have. The main
            reason for my message was because I HAVE listened to the podcast enough
            to know that you guys do care what your fans think of you. I appreciate
            the hell out of that. For every one of the obviously disappointed in
            their life, wanting to run some folks down for giving them 2 hours of
            free weekly entertainment listeners, there are 100,000 of me that know
            you guys are real dudes who appreciate their position and care to give
            back. Thanks a ton and good luck in everything. Also, “my muthu”
            bought a signed “Marrow” blu ray for me for Christmas. She said your
            site was so easy and fast to deal with. Thank you for that as well.
            I’m also posting a picture of my family cause dads fucking rule. Take
            care fellas.

          • Joe Lynch

            Dear Bobby and Team Melendez,
            Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for acknowledging what we do. As you know and said, being a father aint easy…but to me its THE BEST Production ever. In my own warped mind it truly is like a movie production; there’s the “development” process (usually between genitals), Pre-Production when the baby has been greenlit and is being prepped for “production, then “Production” is well…you get it. And then you have about 18 years of dedicated post-production in hopes that you shape the baby’s “storyline” in hopes it will be sturdy for the real world. So yeah, it could be the same or wildly different, but whether its a movie or a kid(s), its about your passion, patience, empathy and hard work that can make anything creatively successful in life and thanks for seeing that too Bobby. Thanks again for sharing the picture, you have a beautiful family!

          • Thanks for everything.. Love the movie comparison. Shared it with my wife. She also got a kick out of that. Thanks for the compliment. I follow you guys on Instagram and you have a beautiful family as well. Take care man

          • Adam Green

            This post made my week. THANK YOU to you (and your FAMILY) for sharing and for being here!

          • Thanks for writing back man. Keep fighting the good fight.

          • “To me the director is not the boss. It’s the producer or the people with the wallet.”

            There is no “boss” on a creative endeavor, only jobs, duties and responsibilities – It is a collaboration that takes many individuals that are good at what they do. What you’re talking about is referred to as “creative control”, which is a big issue and something that is constantly battled for. Unfortunately, there are many who give/offer it, only to take it away when the director’s vision doesn’t match the producer’s vision – If the producer wanted his vision, then he should have been the director.

          • @matteomasiello:disqus You are categorically incorrect with every one of your ill-mannered assumptions. You clearly have zero knowledge of the film industry or it’s inner workings. The whole purpose behind this amazing podcast is to educate people on what to expect if entering the business, or to entertain those curious.

            As you make these types of comments in every post, you have no idea how ridiculous you sound:

            “a director is someone who’s job is to say “action” and “cut”,
            “whining about your bosses”,
            “Talent isn’t the deciding factor in the film business”,
            “leave the ego behind”.

            The “money people” have been taking advantage of artists since the beginning of the entertainment industry – Investors, production companies and studios do not always stand by their word – They move the lines. Many times if someone wants to make a stink they risk not getting future work for being “difficult”. Studios are KNOWN for hiding money or misdirecting funds under licensing fees or hidden costs.

            I don’t know anything about fixing a car so I don’t tell my mechanic how to fix mine – I listen and try to understand. If I have no interest in learning, then I go away.

            cc: @disqus_S6q7CJIipv:disqus @disqus_DyOrR7WQO8:disqus

  • George Kramer

    I hope you can have Felissa Rose on the podcast. She was a ton of fun on Scary Sleepover.

    • i believe she was on the podcast not long ago. She seems like a lot of fun

  • Kyle Siegel

    Hey guys, I just wanted to tell you thank you for all of the hard work you put into this podcast. It is the highlight of my Mondays. By the way I just watched Everly this weekend and I thought it was great. Top notch action mixed with some humor. Thank for the experience @TheJoeLynch. Strong work. Have you guys ever thought about having James Roday or Jimmi Simpson on the podcast? Roday has covered multiple aspects of filmmaking and Simpson is fantastic in everything he does. Thanks again and keep up the hard work.

  • mbetz13

    Just wanted to say great job with the podcasts! I listen to them all the time (not in any order) i just scroll thru randomly. Last night i listened to jason lei howden while falling asleep and it turned into me dreaming that joe lynch and i were in a “it follows” situation. Very random i know. I was driving and joe was riding shotgun and “it” was chasing us in a car, crashing into houses with near misses. Joe and i got out of the car and were breaking into houses, breaking windows, we were in the walls and air ducts just clawing through try to escape “it”. Finally got to an attic and had to jump but there was a pool so we made the leap. As soon as we hit the water i woke up! Just wanted to share cuz ive been thinking bout this all day. No connection to said podcast but i was dreaming bout joe so i had to share Haha. Thanks for the sweet dreams or should i say bitter nightmares? Well off to find another podcast! Great work guys!

    • Adam Green

      HA!! And thank you! Sweet dreams…

  • Adam and Joe,
    it pains me when i hear that their could possibly be an end to this amazing podcast.
    have you guys or geeknation applied or looked into http://www.midroll.com. With the downloads and audience you have, I am sure you could do very very well.
    TheIr is a calculator on their site to check out potential earnings; http://www.midroll.com/podcasters/
    Also Patreon.
    i have heard of many podcasts going the patreon route and doing extremely well; https://www.patreon.com/lastpodcastontheleft?ty=h https://www.patreon.com/bloodygoodhorror to name two.

    Just thought I would throw that out there. I wouldn’t be against paying for the podcast, but i believe exploring these and other options would be better for you in the long run.

    • Adam Green

      Hi Jamie- we’ve explored most every option out there but since many of the more common methods also include needing to move or begin hosting the episodes on a third party network/site as well we feel that what we’re doing with offering a “Tip Jar” or the much more popular “Feed Arwen A Treat” option to donate is the best way to keep things the way they are in terms of how and where our audience listens to us. Whether it is Patreon or one of the methods of donating that we currently offer, at the end of the day it still just boils down to an audience member caring enough to actually donate as the various option are all (for the most part) the same at the end of the day. In short, if someone wants to help we’ve provided easy ways for them to do so. Most importantly to us is that we keep people coming directly to GeekNation and ArieScope.com as we are proud to be important family members of both companies and playing our roles in building their networks to be as big and successful as they can possibly be. Much like how at ArieScope we purposely do whatever we can to get fans to watch our work (like SCARY SLEEPOVER especially as the show has been a massive success for us in terms of viewership and response) directly on ArieScope.com instead of on our YouTube channel, it is more about the bigger picture and the long term than making a few cents in ads that truly amount to nothing at the end of the day and benefit YouTube far, far, far more than our own organization. Yes, we do still still post our work on our YouTube channel as well, but we RARELY even acknowledge that it’s on there and we typically don’t promote it or tweet/post the links there as we’d much rather be getting the views on our own site and continuing to create a scenario where fans continue to come to us directly. There is so, so much to it (like how holding fast to how we currently distribute the podcast ties into the future of HOLLISTON) so instead of typing out the full novel here I’ve made a note to try and remember to discuss this and explain the reasoning behind it the next time we record the podcast. I think that it will prove to be a pretty interesting discussion as it all plays into trying to think ahead for where the industry is presumably heading and how to find a way to stay alive and keep going in the wake of the piracy epidemic that is taking out indie filmmakers left and right. I believe that there is a way for independent artists to rise out of the rubble we’re in if we can all manage to minimize the middle men out of the equation moving forward. FAR easier said then done of course and it’s gonna be a long, long process that requires finding ways to merely scrape by and survive, but I’m optimistic as always- even if foolishly so. Thank you for listening, for caring, and for being out there! Best – AG

      • Totally understand Adam. Thanks for responding. I still believe, especially with your numbers, that the advertising avenue for The Movie Crypt is very under utilized. I don’t think we are talking pennies. If per episode you are getting even 25,000 downloads, we could be talking about 20-40k a year via the MidRoll platform. I know the audience is much greater then that though.
        Keep up the awesome work Adam and taking the time to answer in great detail. Means a lot.

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  • The Horror Aisle

    It has been so great to dive into the podcast over the last year. Adam & Joe, you are both a serious inspiration. It was great to meet you both at the Drafthouse for the double feature (I was the goon in the “She Swallows” sweatshirt. It’s obvious that the podcast is a labor of love; I’d be happy to see it continue on indefinitely, and have recently made some donations through both Geek Nation and Ariescope. Hope it helps! Hope you both make it back to Austin soon – would love the chance to chat again.

    Also – SO fahkin psyched we’ll see another season of Holliston!

    • Adam Green

      Thank you!!

  • dumbmook

    Hey Adam and Joe!

    Love the podcast! It’s both sobering and inspirational to hear your trials and tribulations in the film world. I do have a question I was hoping you could maybe help answer, and it may
    seem like a naïve one, (and maybe you can tackle it on the podcast if it’s not a dumbass question) but what does a producer do? I ask because I’m a writer/director and hooked up with a producer through a mutual friend, and this producer responded very well to my script so he agreed to help me with it. I’ve been, in my opinion, very open and kinda just going with the flow, as he gives me notes and suggestions about this and that… And so, we got to a place where it looked like it was ready for us to kinda start looking at casting and budgets and that’s when he brought up that basically it is now up to me to raise the money for the film and then he would continue to help me… Now, I thought the idea was for us both to tackle this, but he’s telling me that never was the idea and with a first-time director, he won’t be able to raise any money, so it’s all up to me now. So, now I’m confused at what a producer is supposed to do and is this normal, and am I just kind of stupidly naïve to this whole process?

    Thanks again for this podcast! It’s essential listening for anyone in or wanting to be involved in filmmaking!

    • Adam Green

      Typically the producer raises and is responsible for the financing or is bringing some other very integral piece to the puzzle to the table. Very few are only there to be creative script support. And of course it’s extremely difficult to get funded when you are a first time director as everyone wants as sure fire of a gamble as possible when parting with their resources/money. It’s even harder when you’ve made a movie that (though a hit or critically acclaimed) was pirated so much that there are no profits to show. There’s always a reason why it’s hard. Something sounds off- but then again there are always exceptions. For instance, if this producer has some massively huge credits to their name then they are bringing the credibility and a piece of marketing to the table (“from the producer of _____”) and therefore giving you something to use when raising the money. The best I can suggest is that you listen to some of the producer episodes we’ve done on the podcast (Craig Perry, Travis Stevens, Michael Barnathan, Sarah Elbert, and more) as everyone’s story is different and it will give you a much wider perspective on what producers actually do. Many of them can be found on Facebook or Twitter and if you mention having heard them on The Movie Crypt they may be willing to answer your questions- you never know until you ask. It’s important to stress that almost every situation is different and it all comes down to the individual circumstances. But one common mistake first time filmmakers make is attaching numerous producers to a project when none of those producers are specifically raising or bringing the money. Sure they may be helping in other ways (even other crucial ways)… but good luck getting an actual money finding producer to feel good about finding you your money and sharing his/her title and fee with several other people that came with the project but who didn’t actually make the funding possible. It happens a lot in this business where anyone who touched a script or even had a conversation with you about it now assumes they are attached even if all they did is offer some advice and say “go get ’em”. Be careful and ALWAYS keep your boundaries and expectations defined so that everyone is on the same page. It may be a difficult conversation to have now but it will save you a TON of grief down the road. Grief and in-fighting or law suits that could sometimes even kill the project if you have too much dead weight weighing it down before it even starts shooting. Trust me, once you find your funding EVERYONE you ever knew feels that you couldn’t have done it without them and when you find that first success they’ll certainly turn on you faster than Gollum trying to reach his precious ring. Money changes everything and everybody. As someone who loves to divert accolades onto the others who I so deeply appreciate for their hard work and help, I’ve had to learn to be very careful what I say, how I say it, and who I say it to when it comes to giving gracious compliments. You might say “couldn’t have done it without you” expressing gratitude and then once there is money involved be harshly reminded by that individual that “Wait, I’M the one who did this- you said so yourself!” I’ve been fortunate enough to have built my main film family from the ground up very early on and to be surrounded by sane, fair, and compassionate people that I hold insanely close and dear (which is why you often see so many of the same people involved in the majority of my projects) but that’s not to say I haven’t also witnessed a few sticky situations go down that stemmed from what you’re talking about. Define your roles NOW. If this producer isn’t bringing or finding the money (or even TRYING to) then find out exactly what they ARE doing and make a decision on whether or not you’ll feel right going to someone who IS going to do that monumental/impossible task and explaining why they will be sharing their producer credit with the person you’re currently talking to. Who knows? Perhaps they ARE indeed bringing a very valuable piece to your project (maybe they have the ins to the actors you want that you otherwise couldn’t get to hey just making an offer, perhaps they are bringing another invaluable asset/skill that’s going to make it possible for you to get funded, who knows?) but only YOU know that. Maybe they’re more of an Associate Producer (general support whenever and wherever needed) or a Co-Producer (working under the main producer) or an Executive Producer (someone who gives money or credibility)… only you know that. Good luck! – AG

      • dumbmook

        Thanks, Adam! I’m definitely going to sit down with him and see what he wants to do, or how involved he really wants to be. (listening to the Craig Perry pod now). I feel like at this point I’m a little weary of him, but maybe that’s my own paranoia and issues, but also, I feel like I shouldn’t be begging him to stay or having to constantly feel like I’m auditioning for the role of filmmaker with him… which again, might be in my own head…

        Thanks again, man!

  • david mccarton

    Hey Adam and Joe

    I have been listening to the podcast religiously since i came across it last year and i love it, it’s a real eye opener listening to both you and your guests , i am from Ireland industry is really not that great hear, there is a kind of “snobbery” that goes on when even trying to get into film school, i never did get to go because of my up bringing, witch is “you cant make a career that way” so i joined the army instead , after 10 years there of being a combat medic i have changed my mind about what would make me happy, so i quit , everyone keeps telling me i am going after a pipe dream but after hearing how you both just keep going forward dispite all of the madness that comes with the territory because i understand its for the love of the game , you have inspired me to stop listening to the naysayers . in a few weeks i will be starting on my first short film (fingers crossed) its going to be like pushing a boulder up a hill because i have NO CLUE WHAT I AM DOING, and i have a young son , but i need to be able to look him in the eye when he grows up and TELL HIM regardless of what hes told he cant give up on his own goals.

    Guys well done on the podcast and keep up the good work, your inspirational words mean a lot to the little guys , trust me i know im just one of very many .

    One of your biggest fans from Dublin Ireland

    • Adam Green


      Your words just made my day. No- fuck it, they made my MONTH. First of all- a combat medic for 10 years?? That’s incredible and I can’t even fathom what that must have been like. As you may have heard us say on the podcast at one point or another, both Joe and I are aways “star struck” (for lack of a better term) by anyone who so selfless and bravely serves in the military. We are “those guys” (especially in airports) who walk up to anyone in uniform or fatigues and say “thank you for your service.” I don’t believe that I ever had what it takes to do what you did at any point in my life. So… thank you for your service to your country.

      Secondly, it means so, so much to hear that what we do has inspired you in such a positive way. Your philosophy of needing to be able to look your son in the eye and tell him he can’t give up on his goals is truly everything we stand for as well. So many people are quick to tell others the odds, and while I’d like to think that they are merely trying to be realistic- when you can use that doubt as fuel to push yourself harder sometimes those “no’s” can be just as instrumental to what you do as the very few “yes” responses you’ll receive in life. Sure, the odds are incredibly stacked against ANYONE who wants to pursue art as a bona fide career but as we hope you’ll find by making your first short film in a few weeks- even if your work doesn’t ultimately yield enough income to support yourself and your family, there is still an indescribable feeling of accomplishment by facing such a seemingly impossible task and seeing it through to completion the best way you possibly can.

      Lastly- the feeling you have right now of “I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT I AM DOING”… get used to it because it never goes away. Harness it, hold on to it, and USE IT as you begin each and every project. Hopefully your confidence, your skills, your knowledge, and your actual storytelling craft improve with experience and you do “better” each time you put yourself up at bat and take a swing, but as you’ve heard on the show (from both hugely successful and relatively new artists) every single one of us has a pit in our stomach that first day of production. “How did I get here?” “What the hell am I doing?” “Can everyone around me tell that I’m incompetent?” “When will they figure out that I’m a fraud?” That’s not only normal- it’s healthy (to some extent) and when you start feeling like you’re perfect and can do no wrong you’ve got a much more serious and enormous problem on your hands. Very, very few hit it out of the park their very first time and that’s totally fine. If you’ve ever watched the various Halloween shorts that I’ve made over the past 17 years, hopefully you’ve seen just how much everyone involved has improved in their skills each year. Of course when the self imposed rule that we abide by is “one night, no budget, and just for fun” (the way we’ve always done the Halloween shorts as it makes for a fun and challenging exercise) you really can only accomplish so much at the end of the day. However, with each passing year hopefully you can see how far we’ve all come over the past 2 decades. I’ve had many an agent suggest to me that I take down the earlier shorts because of how amateur some of them are, but the aspect of my success/career that I cherish the most is how much I can use what I do to inspire others and be the guy who is telling everyone that “yes you can.” I don’t have any shame in showing the world how it all began and showing everyone that my first few “swings” were misses. Most importantly I believe that when a fan (who also happens to be an aspiring filmmaker) can see that I was able to keep going and going and (hopefully) get better and better at what I do- that they in turn can feel that the same is completely possible for themselves and within their reach as well.

      For all you know this first short film you’re about to make could win an Academy Award, change the world, or bring about world peace? Or perhaps it will be terrible? It doesn’t matter. Just FINISH it the best way you can given the extremely limited resources you likely have and try to retain every single second of the experience you’re about to endure. Then as soon as it’s done… start dreaming about the next one. More crucial than anything (budget, concept, access to a professional cast or crew) is that you put your heart and your VOICE into it fully.

      I most certainly speak for Joe (and Arwen) as well when I say that we’re all unbelievably proud of you and incredibly excited for you. Now… go kick some ass and put all that you can muster into it. No matter how the final product turns out you will still find in the end that you won. Not a doubt in the world.

      Most sincerely-
      Adam Green

      • david mccarton

        Hey Adam

        Thank you so much for that reply i never expected to get one back but man it meant A LOT to me , i printed it out and have it at my work area at home where i do all my writing , it is a reminder that someone of you’re caliber and as busy as you are can still take the time out to give someone like me some AWESOME words of wisdom and it gave me the extra bit of motivation to keep going and get through the first shoot, and after a few failed starts (five to be exact) due to my ideas being to ambitious for my level of experience and lack of contacts to get equipment, my resources where so limited and i owe so many favours , witch i will repay after i get them involved with my next one, which i have already started. i will keep making bad shorts as many as i can and as fast as i can until i perfect it . and i hope when someone who dreams of making that first big step in to film making sees it an thinks “shit i can do better than that” and just goes for gold , hey, pay it forward man.

        But my first short titled “A man walks into a bar” is done and good bad or indifferent it’s ready for public slaying 🙂

        Adam thank you again so much for that final kick in that stubborn fucking ass of mine. you and Joe keep up all the great work you are doing!. Your fucking awesome!

        David mc.

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  • Jill T.

    Adam and Joe,

    I am a long time listener of the podcast and a huge fan of Holliston. I have contemplated writing to you guys for a while and just always end up at a loss for words. Every time i listen to the podcast I end up nearly crying because you give me so much hope. I was recently working a crappy job that was “in my field” of what i went to school for and began questioning everything that I am and everything i was doing. I was able to listen to the podcasts as I worked and would end up in tears at times regardless of where i was. I couldn’t help it, it always feels like your words are directed to me, those like me and its unbelievable to know that someone understands and is reminding me that there is another side to who i am. I am a Producer and co-run a production team with my best friend/boyfriend of ten years. It has been the most amazing experience falling into film, makeup and the entire world of the industry.

    My family constantly reminds me that I need a “normal” job and that filming should be saved for “free time.” Every free second i have I am editing a script, casting, planning and hoping that one day just one person will believe in what we are doing half as much as we do. I started organizing local pop up art shows in order to create a budget for the films and to show our films. We weren’t getting into any local screenings so instead of giving up, I came up with the art shows to make our own opportunity. The shows have been incredible!

    Every single day I listen to the podcast or listen to the clip of Oderus’s final speech. I used to always listen to what you said and believe that if i can imagine myself doing anything else then do that because this is hard and it sucks. I tried those other things and this is the only thing i want in the entire world. Between two jobs i run a production team and assist on every set i can get onto. I run three showcases at a time to organize a budget and my eyes will probably never stop burning from lack of sleep. I just want to thank you for being those people that i can come to in a sense and be reminded that i can keep pushing and make it happen.

    I don’t care if our films never hit the “big screen.” I am making horror movies with my best friend, the love of my life. I get to work a bullshit job and dream of this other world. I spend every damn second fighting for this dream and i love it. Thank you a million times for pushing me through to the next day of fighting for what we do. I never want to wake up one day and wonder what would have happened if i held on for one more day.

    Thanks to you, I may be broke and exhausted but i am happy.


    • Adam Green

      Hi Jill-

      Wow. First of all, a full-on Steven Tyler congratulations for having the drive and the tenacity to keep up the fight even though the struggle is so incredibly hard and heartbreaking at times. You haven’t let it break you and that is a feat that so few are able to accomplish whether they keep going or not. (Plenty keep going but do so as miserable, bitter human beings.) Second of all, THANK YOU for taking the time to write and to share your own experience so openly and honestly. As a long time listener I’m sure you’re well aware that Joe and I never really wanted to do this podcast and that when we initially started this thing 3 years ago it was only intended to serve as extra promotion for the 10 weeks that Season 2 of HOLLISTON would be airing at which point we planned to end it. The toll that this career takes on you is already so massive and finding free time is already so hard that the LAST thing we needed in our lives was yet another unpaid obligation. But as The Movie Crypt quickly started to build an audience we also started to notice that it was a bit like personal therapy each week. Once you’re perceived as having success (a body of work that has made other people a lot of money, a loyal fan base, seeing your films on theater marquees and in stores and on television, having sequels or additional seasons made…) there’s kind of this unstated “thing” that you then need to propel that success by publicly keeping a brave and stoic face that you’re indeed as successful as some may think. It’s all part of a charade that by exuding success, more success will then come your way. Whether it be the public at large that generally responds to such boasts as “the #1 movie in America is ____!” or “everyone loves ____!” and therefore wants to see it… or the fact that the people with the financing only want to invest in artists who are already successful… putting the truth out there was always something that was frowned upon and deemed a sign of weakness. Believe me, we’ve had many associates behind the scenes ask us “what the hell are you doing telling the world this stuff?” But as we’ve seen, not only has our honesty helped inspire so many and comfort them that they’re not alone or doing it all wrong- it’s also made so many other artists want to step forward, contact us to come on the program, and discuss the truth about their own journey with us. At the end of the day this podcast is really just an intimate conversation between artists that just so happens to be recorded and shared with whoever wants to listen to it. Yes, we also throw in the occasional sketch that I’ll write, the commentary episode, or other little bits to kept fun and entertaining- but that’s all just seasoning. When you put yourself out there on display you receive a variety of reactions. And while the negative responses are so few and far between (everything from messages from the entitled thieves who pirate our work and who feel the need to flaunt it to us or try and argue with us week in and week out as to why it’s OK that they are doing that to us… to the occasional “enough about you guys- get to the damn interview” comment) the audience at large truly gets what we’re doing. It’s not an interview show. It’s sharing our lives and by having different artists come and talk with us and relate their experiences to our own it creates something special. Not to mention, the more that Joe and I offer up the more comfortable and candid each guest becomes and the more honest the episode becomes. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, it’s really the second hour where things really start pouring out (which is why we’ve never wavered from the 2+ hour format as 1 hour just isn’t enough to accomplish what we actually do). The point in all of this is… when we get letters like yours it makes the struggles that we go through to do this show worth it and the risk we take by making ourselves so vulnerable a risk we’re proud to take each week. So just like you’re saying how much we are helping you, know that you just returned it ten fold by taking the time to write. It’s scary, man! “Fuck, if I’m honest about how I really feel about this- some people aren’t gonna like hearing it or aren’t gonna like me or aren’t gonna think I’m successful anymore.” “Should we have said that?” “Maybe we should stop?” And believe me, as honest as we are- we’re still holding back a TON. But between the guests and especially the audience that interacts with us so wonderfully, we’ve inadvertently created a place where artists (both established and aspiring) can feel safe and know that we’re all equals. There are thousands of shows that offer reviews, opinions, or what we call “press junket” Q&A’s with the same old questions, but I for one would have killed to have access to a forum like this when I was starting out. The Movie Crypt has become so important to us (not just in the work we know we’re doing but in what these weekly sessions mean to us personally) that it’s become a major part of our lives. I only wish there was a way to make a living from it as so much work goes into it every week and at times it’s almost impossible to keep doing all that needs to be done on the “real jobs” of writing, directing, producing, etc yet still do this program every single week. Until the day comes that were making an honest living from it there will always be the chance of us hanging up our microphones (thankfully, so far we’ve been able to continue to do the show even when in production, or if one of us is on location the other has still been local to LA with their own production and can find a way to keep doing the podcast) but letters like yours serve as incredible fuel for us to keep going. Especially at the moment. It’s disheartening when we ask for support and receive next to none (or in some cases- complaints about us even asking for the audience to help in the first place as “how dare we?”) yet our audience is still huge and growing by the day and sending in their “Viewer mail” questions or gaining knowledge and inspiration from what we do. So quite often we find ourselves thinking “if we’re not worth anything to them… then why do this for them at all?” We could be spending that time on our many other projects, or watching TV like normal people, or spending much needed time with our families (Joe especially) and our friends. This is all an extremely long winded way (hey, by now you know you could just ask me what time it is and get a 30 minute response and 6 stories about clocks as a response) of saying THANK YOU and that your timing with this post is impeccable. You reached out at a time when WE needed to hear this the most. So on behalf of all of us… THANK YOU, JILL. It means so much to hear that what we are sacrificing is helping you. Thank you for being out there and I know I speak on behalf of Joe (and Arwen) when I say that your words serve as a terrific reminder that there IS a point to doing this. I’m happy and HONORED to know that somewhere out there you are listening and that you appreciate what we do and how we go about doing it. Just like you, we may also be broke and exhausted… but your letter truly made us happy. Lastly, when I wrote the “one more day” speech for “Oderus” I wrote it for myself. But all of this time later, knowing that those words means so much to so, so many and knowing now that they would be the last words I would ever write for my dear friend Dave Brockie to say on screen… they mean 100X more now than they ever meant back then. Never give up. – AG

    • Joe Lynch

      Hey Jill!
      Thank you so much for sharing, that really means a lot to us. And as you likely know we share your struggle as we go though it ourselves but its for the good of the art so its totally worth it. You mentioning at the end that you don’t care about exposure as long as you’re making your movies with your best friend/love of your live and honestly, that’s all that matters. People have this unfortunate false notion that making movies gets people rich quick and when they quickly realize thats not the case anymore, and that making movies isn’t about money but the love of the medium and telling stories, the meek and causal filmmakers go by the wayside and you end up most times with pure expression because people are doing it based on love and passion. So while all the bullshit and the “regular job” talk is common (I still get it too!), hearing you’re sticking with it is awesome and inspiring to us too! Keep doing what you’re doing and never give up! -Joe

  • Kyle Johnson

    Hello Joe and Adam

    I am currently in eighth grade and one day hope to be a film director like you guys. I originally found out about you guys about two years ago by listening to your commentary on Friday the 13th The Final Chapter, instantly I began to research you and eventually I found this podcast. You guys have been the most inspirational influence on my life. Whenever a teacher at my school asks what I want to do when I grow up I say I want to make horror movies but they never take me seriously. hearing your stories of how you got to were you are today gives me hope that someday I will be a director. I have began making a bunch of short films with my friends and they have been some of the best moments of my life. Thank you for inspiring me to do this.

    • Adam Green

      Kyle!! Thank you for posting and for sharing this. Remember, if we can do it- so can YOU. Don’t let the doubters or the “no’s” ever disenchant you or turn your spirit bitter… welcome them and turn them into fuel for your fire instead. You’ve got this. In fact, you’re already DOING IT! Keep creating, keep shooting, and keep dreaming big. We’ll be here waiting when you get here. (Wherever “here” may be.) – Adam Green

    • Joe Lynch

      Hey Kyle!
      Thanks for sharing and good to start early! Both Adam and I did and well…look where we are! Heh. But keep the passion alive and never let the “No’s” get you down. And let me correct you: You ARE a director, so go out and shoot! -Joe

  • Jordan Wilkerson

    Hi Adam and Joe,

    Currently I am serving active duty and have had an extremely rough few years and so I want to tell you guys that I love your podcast and it helps me cope with the stress that comes with serving. Listening to stories from people who love what they do, your guests and the two of you, is incredibly inspiring and gives me hope. Thank you both for giving back.



    • Adam Green

      Thank YOU, Jordan. And THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE and for doing something that we could never have done ourselves. Most sincerely – AG

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  • Ian Bracken

    Is there a way to stream Holliston season 3 from Geek Nation to anything other than a computer(like xbox,ps4) ? Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask that.

    • Adam Green

      Hi Ian, it’s still way too early to know any technical info on that. However we expect to be able to say when the first two seasons will be made available on GeekNation soon… and once those seasons are released we’ll know more details about that.

  • Anthony Accetta

    Hey Adam & Joe,

    First, I just want to say that I am huge fan of your podcast and want to thank you for putting so much effort into getting people who are involved in all aspects of the film industry on the Movie Crypt. I came across the podcast last year and anxiously await every new episode. When I was younger I really wanted to get into film production. I had a Lego movie maker set, I had a Nickelodeon movie maker computer game (I’d spend hours making Filbert from Rocko’s Modern Life say “I’m nauseous”), I would film all my family vacations, and I would occasionally make short (and incoherent) movies with my friends… Somewhere along the line (before high school) I lost interest in making movies and was convinced I should do something more “pragmatic”, but I remained that guy who wanted to re-watch every movie with the commentary track right away and who always wanted to read all the credits to see who did what..

    Anyway, long story short, I went through school, went to college for a few years and now I am a bookkeeper at an accounting firm in DC. I will finish my degree soon and then go on to get my CPA.

    I love my job and choice of career. I’m very lucky to have found something that I am really happy doing. So, in listening to your podcast and interviews with other people involved in the film industry I am sad to hear that film production accounting is a sore subject. Either films are always in the red leading to no back end income for those who have points, or budgets are not well understood or completely mismanaged, or financing is an issue after agreements are made.. In thinking about where I want to be in 10 years, I keep coming to “something with accounting and film.” But, I love film and filmakers and don’t want to be one of the bad guys…

    Do you have any advice for a guy who wants to be an accountant in the film industry? (Other than the standard and most important advice of “find a way to get involved in it,” which I am working on). Also, have you had an accountant in the film industry on the show (I don’t think you have, but I may be wrong), and if not, would you consider it?

    Thanks again for all you do!


    • Adam Green

      Hi Anthony-

      Thanks for writing and for being out there listening! It’s great to hear that you’d like to apply your education and (soon to be) CPA to the world of entertainment accounting and finance. Though we did have this subject on our original master list of topics we’d like to eventually cover on the program, unfortunately it is one that we will very likely not dedicate an episode to until we can find someone who (at one time) performed that role (or even one of the other financial roles within business affairs at a studio or network) but whom has now completely left the business and therefore has nothing to potentially lose in speaking honestly and candidly about what they’ve seen… there really wouldn’t be much to cover that would provide two hours of interesting or compelling content to the average listener. As you’ve noticed, 90% of the time people aren’t even allowed or willing to say what the actual budgets or profits were and in many of those cases even THEY aren’t 100% sure what the budgets or profit margins were. No one who is currently employed is going to speak about the various ways budgets or expenses are inflated or “fudged” to avoid films having turned a profit as any financial information that exists is always shrouded in secrecy (or at least understandably kept to a “need to know” basis) and they likely could only speak to the numbers they were TOLD are in fact accurate. We try very hard to only bring guests on that we know are not going to hold back when telling their story and who’s work/credits are such that the majority of our audience is likely to be familiar with them or in turn seek out and watch/read/listen to if so compelled. Even when it comes to how line producers (who know the real budgets and expenses on any given film better than anyone) on indie films use certain tactics to hide projects from the unions and keep as much money as they possibly can on the screen… no one is going to come on the show and shoot their mouth off about it as they’d only be asking for major problems across the board.

      But while we’re on this topic, what’s most important to add here is that while the typical stance on most artist’s side is that “they’re ripping us off when it comes to the numbers”… that’s really not always true. There actually are a ton of expenses on a distributor’s side (some real and justified, others inflated or exaggerated) that factor into it. And over the past few years (especially with faster internet speeds and new distribution technology advancing by the day) the general public now has ways to watch or purchase media at prices that are nowhere near as high as they used to be (or just plain steal things if they’re that kind of human being) so profits across the board have plummeted. Sure, tent pole studio “event” movies can still drive audiences to the box office and a movie like STAR WARS can rake in billions when all is said and done. But the average indie faces an enormous uphill battle from day one and therefore budgets have become insanely low and almost impossible to work with. Point is- it’s not always due to shady accounting. HOWEVER on the bright side of all of this… this industry was majorly flawed in it’s initial conception and design by having far too many middle men with their hands in the money and the average distribution of a project contains far too many steps in the financial process where expenses can eat into any chance of a film turning a reasonable profit. But with the advent of all of this new technology there IS a way to start cutting out a lot of those steps/people and for artists to start going straight to their intended audience with their work. If an indie is made on a small budget and blows up into a success- and if the audience is purchasing it straight from the filmmakers- there is a far better chance of the investor/financier getting their money back and the filmmakers seeing their piece of the profits. I know I’ve said it before on the program, but my concern is for new, first time filmmakers who don’t yet have a sizable fan base and who can’t attempt to handle any aspects of distribution on their own. For instance while artists like Darren Bousman or myself can attempt to tour with a film and in turn find that the tour was a financial success even though there was absolutely no marketing budget to speak of (THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL, DIGGING UP THE MARROW) … a new filmmaker can’t necessarily do that as they don’t yet have the fanbase or the means to get the word out about what they’re doing. Does it absolutely suck to have to be your own salesman and to travel door to door, cinema to cinema, convention to convention, and fan to fan just to try and keep other hands out of it and to try and protect your work from piracy? HELL YES. But it’s a new world and now more than ever indie filmmakers need to think more like a band (touring, appearances, merchandise) to try and make their project’s money back and hopefully be able to make another film. However while SOME filmmakers can now attempt that after a decade or two in the business, having several hits/well known titles under our belts (who’s profits all went to other people), and having cultivated a large and loyal fan base… those who are just starting out still need to rely on festivals to create buzz (while fun, helpful, and good for prestige… the more festivals you do the more you essentially give away your movie as all ticket sales go to the festival) and still need a distributor to get their product out to the world. So when you hear about a new filmmaker who’s movie is just tearing it up on the festival circuit and winning awards left and right or getting massive critical/fan acclaim… but who’s movie got pirated to shit and never made any money thus making it next to impossible for them to make a second film… it is devastating.

      Filmmaking is a constantly changing business with rules that evolve and change by the minute (now more so than ever before) and it’s our job as artists to adapt and change with it. Did I ever imagine that after a run of successful films that I’d still have to be my own marketing team or have to personally tour with a project or have to sling T-shirts or (the worst of all) literally beg for money just to keep my studio open and be able to make things? Never. Did I ever imagine that 95% of the work I do would be work I not only do for free but give away for free (this podcast, the hundred+ short films/original weekly series on ArieScope.com, etc) just to HOPEFULLY build/keep a captive audience that would HOPEFULLY appreciate all of the extra things I do enough to be there for me when it counts and when my next project comes out? Never. But that’s the reality of this business now and making a good film/TV show/etc is not even close to enough anymore. Again though (sticking to the bright side) the audience at large (or speaking personally- MY fan base at least) is filled with highly intelligent, honest, and passionate fans who GET IT and who truly understand that now more than ever THEY control whether or not they’ll get to see more work from an artist they like. The more they support, speak up, and make noise for an artist the better the chances are that the artist will get to keep creating more things for them to enjoy. It’s hard as fuck and the odds are incredibly stacked against us, but it’s not all fire and brimstone and it’s not completely hopeless when we all understand each other and embrace the fact that filmmaker and audience are in this together more so now than ever before. Not every filmmaker is so willing to put themselves out there so openly or go so far above and beyond with all of the free stuff- and I fully, fully can understand that and see why. But for me personally, that was how I’ve attracted an audience filled with such wonderful people. I wish I could say it was all part of some master plan, but it wasn’t. It was just doing whatever needed to be done at the time, especially if no one else was going to do it for me.

      In closing (yes, there is actually an end to this unnecessary novel of a response to your simple question about having a guest from the financial side of the business) the money side of the business being so ugly and dire isn’t because of shady accounting or having good guys or bad guys working the numbers. Yes, that stuff sadly exists- but it’s an already flawed and broken system that has been made even worse by new technology and the constantly changing landscape of distribution. I firmly believe though that if we can all hang in there, keep innovating, keep creating, and keep looking forward that we can eventually rise out of the rubble into a new world that’s more artist friendly than ever. A world where an artist makes their art and the fans directly support the artist- with no middle men between them. It’s not going to happen overnight and it may not even happen in my lifetime- but change is in the air and it’s all on us to make it a positive change. -AG

  • Taylor Doose

    Hi guys,

    I just wanted to reach out and say thank you! Not only to Adam and Joe (and Arwen) but to the whole community. This last weekend one of our film professors at Salt Lake Community College was tragically killed in a climbing accadent. It was quite a blow to everyone. But in the wake of tragedy, like so many times, great things can emerge. The students have found a new rally cry given to us by The Movie Crypt, Never Give Up. We are using it as a new found motivation. Although we could just throw our hands in the air and day is over we won’t, we will carry on with all the passion and excitement that has always been there. Thank you so much guys, you may never truly understand your impact but I assure you to those that listen, love and understand you truely are giants among men.

    Never Give Up

    • Adam Green

      Taylor- I’m so very sorry to hear about your professor! You and the rest of Salt Lake Community College must be absolutely devastated and our collective hearts go out to you. In the wake of such a tragedy we’re so grateful to hear that something we do can possibly be helping you through this time and keeping you looking ahead and staying on your chosen paths. We wish each of you the strength and courage necessary as you grieve, heal, and move forward. Never give up. Most sincerely- Adam (+ Joe and Arwen)

  • Jack O

    Great podcast guys. First heard of it through ent mag, started with the first episode and have been a fan ever since. I’ve added movies into my Netflix queue I never would have before just based on your guests.

    Looking forward to the new season of Holliston and can’t wait to see your new films, please keep doing the podcast.

    Big fan Jack O
    Orlando, FL

    • Adam Green

      Thank you, Jack O!

  • Brandon Tanczak

    Dear Adam & Joe,
    I have to say right from the start thank you. The podcast helps me get through these shifts here at my own “Market Basket”. You guys remind me that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and to just keep moving forward. My girlfriend/partner and I run our own production company in our home town and we balance our day jobs and life around it and some days we just can’t handle it, but we know that we can’t just give up that easy and that’s where you guys come in. The podcasts have just helped us in so so many ways and I don’t know if there really is anyway to express the motivation and drive you give us. We listen to the podcast together while we work on projects and it just gives us hope and we know that we are doing something right in our lives, I don’t care if we ever make it to the big screen but just as long as you guys are out there sending out positive vibes we will be here making art and enjoying all the stress filled and sleepless nights to make what we want. I believe Dee Snider said it on the podcast “There is a life after a day job” and that has stuck with me ever since.
    But sadly I have to return to my shift but thank you guys and one day I hope that we will make to be guests on the Movie Crypt one day.

    • Adam Green

      Thanks so much for posting, Brandon. It’s always great to hear from someone who is working hard to make things happen and that they are getting and appreciating what we work so hard to put out there. Keep going and don’t let the bullshit, the hurdles, or the odds get in your way! – AG

  • Duncan

    Adam, how dare you, sir! Perth is a real place and my home town. A pox upon your house! Apart from that, thanks for another great podcast, and for putting some in the bank while you guys get happily busy.

    • Adam Green

      Thanks, Duncan! But you’re not fooling anyone about “Perth” being a real place and not just a section of the Shire in Middle Earth. No second breakfast for you, good sir!
      HA! 😉

      • Duncan

        Sheesh. Next you’ll be having us think Holliston is a real place.

  • machetetutu

    Hey Joe and Adam,
    Thanks for making my favourite podcast which might I add just keeps getting better and better! I’ve missed Joe in the last few months and I hope his kids are feeling better now and that Project Mayhem post production is kicking arse. Get cracking, dude we can not WAIT to see that. Also looking forward to hearing about what project Adam is being so secretive about.
    I found this podcast in 2014 and over a pretty rough couple of years it has been a constant source of joy. I actively look forward to it every Tuesday morning (Australia time). It’s been a steadfast companion when my life has been all over the place and through some pretty challenging health problems. At the moment I listen to it on my bike commute and I love singing along with the theme song and every time you say “viewer mail” or “night terrors”. Between that and the very loud laughs, it’s a great way of scaring fellow cyclists.. cheers!
    As a personal aside I really enjoy it when you have female guests. They’re really inspiring to me. Just letting you know.
    Anyways I have always listened via itunes on my phone (i’ve left a review ages ago) but today on my weekend I wanted to make a point to come on here and say thanks and jump on Ariescope and feed Arwen a treat. I’ve listened to EVERY episode and this is just a really long winded way of saying keep being genuine and heartfelt and passionate and thoughtful and entertaining. I love how this podcast is so much bigger than horror or even movies or entertainment.
    PS. I’m machetetutu on Fireback Movies. Come at me!

    • Adam Green

      Thank you so, so, so very much for this post and for feeding Arwen a treat! It means the world whenever we hear that what we do is helping others in some way, so your words are far more appreciated than you can imagine. With everything going on for me work-wise at the moment it’s been extremely hard for me to keep up with the Fireback challenges (I currently have well over 200 games waiting on my turn to fire-back with a title) but given all of the travel I’ll be doing over the next 2 weeks I hope to start chipping away at it while I’m in various security lines, airports, and train stations, etc. Thank you for listening, for being out there, and for caring enough to post such a thoughtful message. It’s people like yourself that make the efforts we go through to keep doing this show worth it. XX OO – AG

  • Duncan

    Hey guys. Thanks for the new commentary, which I hope to listen to with movie this weekend or next. I’m not a great purveyor of horror movies (sue me!), but I can say that when I saw “Poltergeist” in 1982 as an impressionable teenager, and in 70mm, it was and is the scariest movie I’ve ever seen. When the thunderbolt sent the kids into their parents’ bed, I just about hit the roof. And such genius to follow a shock like that with the humour of seeing the kids in bed.

    Jerry Goldsmith’s score is probably the finest he ever did. I got him to autograph my LP when he was visiting Sydney. I still have it in my Pasadena home.

    I hope you’re staying cool in this SoCal heatwave. Maybe Adam’s in Europe, so he can suck it! Happy summer solstice.

  • Duncan

    Hi again, Adam and Joe. I just finished watching Poltergeist along with your great commentary. Thanks again for that.

    Regarding the magic trick of the dining table and chairs switcheroo, I may be misremembering this, but I believe I read that it wasn’t that some stage hands ran in with the new table set up. A whole new set rotated in on a platform while the camera was pointed away. There wasn’t time to do it any other way. I wish I hadn’t thrown out my Cinefex issue on Poltergeist many years ago. I’ve moved so many times over the years, a lot of stuff was consigned to the trash.

    And speaking of rotating sets (and JoBeth Willams in the bedroom), you neglected to mention the famous example in “2001: A Space Odyssey” when the flight attendant walks upside down to get to another part of the spaceship.

    My only tiny misgiving about the movie (apart from that confounding jump cut) is I always felt that Beatrice Straight was overacting a bit. It’s surprising, because her phenomenal performance in just one or two scenes in “Network” earned her a very well deserved Oscar.

    I wish American Cinematheque would screen the 70mm version of “Poltergeist.” It’s really a whole new experience, compared to the 35mm or home video. They did things with the sound that just don’t translate to lesser formats.

    Good luck with your current and future super-secret projects!

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  • Jarkko S

    Thank you very much for this Podcast! I have been listening you guys for few months now and I have to say every time I have time to listen to you in work that day at work is so much easier. I have made few short films, two animated that got even a little (very little) recognition here in Finland, but now I have been too busy to do what I love doing. Listening to you made me realise that even if I feel that I am busy I still can cut down time spent on random surfing, social media and watching Netflix. I am currently planning a new short film, my first in 5 years!

    You guys are not just entertaining, you are inspiring!

    – JS

    • Adam Green

      Thank you so much for this post, Jarkko! Your first short in 5 years?? That’s fantastic to hear! Especially if what we do played a role in your re-discovered passion for making films. It’s messages like these that make the years of work that we have put into doing this show every week worth it. Now- go break ALL the legs and make something amazing!!! AG

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  • Adam Green

    “We’re staying awake so that they don’t get put to sleep.” Our 3-day LIVE Movie Crypt marathon to benefit SAVE A YORKIE RESCUE is happening Friday Aug 5th – Sunday Aug 7th and the program is going to be a-mazing!!! Can YOU stay awake with us?? Join us, spread the word, and please donate when the time comes. Together we’re going to save all the dogs. (ALL of them.). With 1 perfectly healthy dog or cat being euthanized every 13 seconds in the United States alone – this is OUR chance to make a difference. Arwen is counting on YOU, Cryptkeepers!

    Read the press release here, courtesy of our friend (and Yorkie owner) Clark Collis and Entertainment Weekly:


  • Duncan

    Hey guys. Last weekend, I saw a cool bumper sticker. It was a dog’s paw print, with the words WHO RESCUED WHO? Good luck with your marathon. I’ll be tuning in when I can, (I’ve already made a donation) and will spread the word via Nextdoor.com since I am not on The Facebook.

    • Adam Green

      Hi Duncan – we have the same bumper sticker on the fridge here at ArieScope! Thanks for making a donation and we’re happy to hear you’ll be out there listening! – AG

  • David Roo

    I don’t do the social media thing, so hopefully this gets to you Adam or Joe, or at least somone who can answer this question. I’m a super fan of everything you guys do! I feel like an idiot asking, but where exactly do I listen to the 3 day marathon? I have my computer all set up to record it in case you guys don’t. I just don’t want to miss a second and be there when it starts.

    Thanks so much, this podcast (as well as your movies, commentaries, Holliston, etc..) have helped more than you know.

    • Hi David,

      You will be able to go to this link to listen to the marathon: http://geeknation.com/live

      It’s starts at 7pm PST on Friday night (8/5).


      • David Roo

        Great, thanks, I definitely will!! I’m about 30 shows behind and didn’t want to listen to shows out of order to find out where it was.

        Last question: Will this be recorded and posted in TMC section at a later date, in case my computer doesn’t record it (I will be out of town this weekend and will be pissed if I miss this)?

        Thanks again!

        • Adam Green

          While we may re-broadcast a few of the interviews and commentaries (per the guest’s permission), the majority of this event will not be rebroadcast. Not only would re-broadcasting it to be listened to at any point down the road defeat the purpose (and the great efforts we are going through) of doing this live, but it is a charity event with a short window of time (only Friday-Sunday) to raise as much money as possible for Save A Yorkie Rescue which is why so many artists are willing to come and donate their time and talents.

          • David Roo

            Wow, it’s you!

            Hey Adam, I am a super fan, own all the Blu-Rays (and plan to order them again from Ariescope so I can have the autographed copies, and I soon I will donate to your site – and will donate to the Save a Yorkie this weekend as well!).

            That’s what I thought the response would be, because it would cheapen the whole event and it wouldn’t mean as much, I completely understand that. The problem is, I’m a musician and I have a show on Friday at 9pm Central which is when the marathon begins. I’m seriously considering cancelling our show, because I don’t want to miss a second. I’m usually home most of the time, so of course the one day I am out is the day of the big event.

            Seriously, you and Joe are my favorite people in the entertainment world, with all that you do, and I respect you guys so much.

            So again, I will donate this weekend, and will try to stay up for as much of the show as possible.

            Thanks for all that you do, I wish everyone else in your field was like you, and I wish I had friends like you and Joe. I can see you are real people, and I would rather spend my money on things you guys create than the mainstream stuff.

            Sorry for the long message!


          • Joe Lynch

            Thanks David! No worries at all, just stop by when you can and the best thing you an do is donate and/or spread the word!! Thanks again!

          • David Roo

            No way, I wasn’t expecting to hear from YOU 🙂 I love you Joe (though I’m as straight as can be). I don’t want to take up more of your precious time, but I recently got 1988 The Blob Twilight Time Blu-Ray based on your recommendation alone saying it’s what made you want to be a filmmaker. It cost me $70 since it’s out of print, but it’s awesome. I really hope you have that version with all of the extras.

            I feel like a complete ass when posted before that I don’t do the social media thing, because I was just listening to the Jason Lei Howden episode and Adam said you guys rely on Facebook & Twitter followers. I feel bad saying that, so I will join all of those things in the next few days.

            I will be listening this weekend as much as possible, and donating at least $100.

            Thanks so much, you guys are what I wish I could be 🙂 But I don’t have that drive. We tried making it in the music biz but I couldn’t take it, and you guys said that it’s ok to quit, so I don’t feel as much like a failure 🙂

            Sorry again for the long message, but you guys mean a lot. If my entertainment consisted solely of things you two create, I would be completely satisfied.

            Hope to see your version of Knights at some point!

            Thanks again.


    • Hi David,

      You will be able to go to this link to listen to the marathon: http://geeknation.com/live

      It starts at 7pm PST on Friday night (8/5).


  • Duncan

    Since you asked…my five desert island movies. OK, six, because If God can take six days to create the Universe, I can allow myself a movie a day and one day to rest, right?

    “E.T.” because it’s “E.T.”

    “Citizen Kane” because it’s “Citizen Kane.”

    For when I want to get really depressed, Elem Klimov’s “Come and See” – the most devastating anti-war movie of all time. I’m still hoping for a blu-ray release, or even a decent DVD release. The 2001 Kino Video DVD is a joke.

    “Amelie” – not my favorite movie or the best movie in the world, but the one I most wish I had made, or at least edited. It does things only cinema can do.

    “Agora” – Alejandro Amenabar’s magnificent combination of ancient history, astronomy, religious bigotry and not one but two unrequited romances. And Rachel Weisz. ‘Nuff said.

    “Titanic” – the pinnacle of traditional, epic moviemaking. I think you and/or Joe C were unfair when it was suggested that “Titanic” was not from Jim Cameron’s heart and it’s not an “authentic” Cameron movie. Are you typcasting him in the same way that you yourselves do not like to be typecast? Just sayin’…

    Thanks for reading. Now get some sleep!

  • Duncan

    Hi Adam and Joe. Thanks to you, Arwen and all your guests for the terrific marathon podcast and all that you do for yorkies and for us! I hope you have a good, long sleep.

    Here’s a story for you – many years ago, I was working with movie director Luis Mandoki, and he was relating how he had once worked ridiculously long hours to finish a shoot. Finally on Sunday afternoon the shoot wrapped, and he went home and crashed in bed.

    The next morning, he was awakened by a phone call – it was a friend saying, “Hey, what happened to our breakfast date?” Luis said, “I thought our breakfast was not until Tuesday.” The friend said, “It IS Tuesday.”

    • Joe Lynch

      Yup sounds about right. Usually after an intense shoot I plan about 3-4 days where I can just try to detox from the madness. Thanks for sharing Duncan! What movie was it? SNIPER?

      • Duncan

        Sorry, Joe. Either he didn’t say or I don’t remember. It would have been before 1996.

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    Working actor who lives in his car has just decided that you guys are The King Shit! Your passion is infectious. Thank you for the variety and geekdom.

    • Adam Green

      Awesome to hear, Steven! Do not give up. I want to hear back from you one year from today how you turned that car-house into a more comfortable. nice 3-bedroom house with your hard work and success. You’ve got this.

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    This podcast has helped me more than anything when it comes to my work and how I approach it. Directing, writing, editing, producing – whatever it is, Adam and Joe’s stories (and of course the guest’s) gives an uniqe perspective on what many of us do. This is a filmschool in audioform and we’re lucky to have it. Thank you guys and thank you GeekNation for being so awesome.

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  • Rob Robitaille

    Guys just listened to the Dave Anthony episode (I know I’m trying to get caught up!) and wanted to comment a bit about the piracy issue that came up in the discussion. I never pirate movies, music or software. I pay for everything usually through iTunes. In fact I just bought season one of Holliston and Hatchet on iTunes just so I could have some point of reference with all the podcasts I’ve been listening to. But anyway about the piracy discussion with Dave Anthony…if it’s on Netflix and I’ve paid my Netflix bill then I’m going to watch whatever I want as much as I want with a clean conscience. If no one is making money off Netflix then I can’t be concerned as a fan. Just wanted to get that out there. Love the show!!!

    • Adam Green

      Agreed, Rob- and we all watch Netflix, too. However Netflix is going to have to change their ways of not paying artist residuals if things have any chance of continuing on in the future. Hopefully that major problem is addressed and fixed the next time contracts are up for renewal (i.e. the next time there is a strike).

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  • Isaac Austin

    As always, thank you for the podcast. I look forward to it every week.

    I do have one criticism. Please don’t take it that I am trying to start anything or be a dick. Joe, sometimes you get very excited about something and your volume goes through the roof! I typically listen in my car with the volume set to a comfortable level, and your excitement can be overwhelming. I love that you’re enthusiastic, but I don’t love that my eardrums start bleeding as I jump out of my seat and cross three lanes of traffic. 🙂

    Again, thanks for taking time to put out this content. My life is better for having heard of the trials, tribulations, and successes of you and your guests. I hope to follow you through another 300 episodes, and beyond.

    Hail Oderus.

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  • Bill

    I bought one of your t-shirts with the little dog and a star. My favorite “hang-out sessions” are the Rob Cohen, Joe Carnahan and Travis Stevens episodes. Quite informative. Would love to hear Frank Darabont in here, especially since he comes up so much in conversation and you guys seem to know him. Good job on the podcast and hope you guys are doing well.


  • Adam Lindley

    You’re wicked awesome man! I’m not sure who I’m supposed to ask but any idea if the “Cult of Arwen” t-shirts will be available in a medium size???

    • Adam Green

      Hey Adam, typically we only print new designs once or twice and after they completely sell out (usually 9-12 months later) we “retire” them. Given the popularity of the CULT OF ARWEN Movie Crypt shirts we’ve already re-printed runs of them 3 times over the past year and we were not planning on doing another run. However, we have been getting numerous requests for more of them so we are figuring out a way to do a 4th run of them. Keep in mind that all of our shirts are very high quality so between buying them, printing them, and shipping them the profit margin is very, very small (if a profit is made at all) unless we start charging more for them which we don’t like to do if we don’t have to. To keep them affordable we have to order a LOT at one time so by the time we get to a 3rd or 4th run it gets risky as if they don’t sell out fairly quickly we can actually wind up losing (a lot) of money by making them. At the moment, we need to be very cautious given the recent flood debacle at our studio and how much that has set us back- but we know there are people who didn’t order CULT OF ARWEN shirts the first three times they were listed who now want them so we’re going to try and make it happen someway. When/if we do we’ll obviously mention it on the show and be posting about them on our various social networking, etc. Best- AG

      • Adam Lindley

        Thank you so much for your quick response Adam, you definitely helped clarify things for me. I actually just recently started following you and the show and I was relatively late to here about the flooding in the studio. I’m really sorry that happened to you guys. I would never want to put you in a tough spot with the t-shirts. I will happily FEED ARWEN A TREAT lol. I just wanted to let You, Joe and the entire Aeriscope family know just how much I appreciate all the content you release for your fans. I started watching Scary Sleepover and it rocks! Being a new listener and a fan I have a entire backlog of content that I’m going through and I love every second of it. Do you have an episode of The Movie Crypt that stands out to you as one of your favorites? I know you’re a busy man but I just wanted to say Thank You!

        • Adam Green

          It’s impossible to pick favorites given that some would be favorites for their insight/stories, some would be favorites for their heart/honesty/sadness, and others would be favorites for their comedic aspects- but Episode 135 (“Santa Claus”) remains our most popular episode to date. March may not be the best time to get into the Christmas spirit but we know that a lot of people have listened to that one multiple times, that a lot of listeners went back to it again over Christmas the following year, and that a lot of people tend to go back to it all year long when they are feeling disenchanted and want to gain a positive perspective on life again. That episode took people by surprise as when they saw that our guest was Santa Claus they expected it to be a joke and not to be treated as sincerely as it was. Though many weeks of hard work went into producing that episode and making it happen, what I think truly made it as important as it is were the letters to Santa that listeners and their children sent in. Just a few weeks before that episode we did our “Addiction Special” which is also a favorite of ours simply because of how many people we continue to hear from who say that it helped them. As you go through and catch up the one thing I would suggest is to not only listen to the episodes featuring the super famous, A-list celebrities as too many people tend to make that mistake at first. Everyone we invite on to the program is asked to come on for a good reason and often times you can learn more from the artists who are climbing the ranks NOW and from the artists that don’t typically get 2 hours to share their stories with the world (sound designers, costumers, make-up artists, agents, etc) than you can from the artists who rose up 20-30-40 years ago and during a completely different lifetime of the industry that is nothing at all like the industry of today. Enjoy! -AG

          • Adam Lindley

            Thank you again for your response Adam. I was expecting a relatively brief response but you actually took the time to respond. I did just listen to the episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT with Todd Farmer where you discussed how easy it is for you to send emails. It must be the writer in you. I’ve made it a point to listen to every episode no matter the guest or film you and Joe are covering.

            I purchased DIGGING UP THE MARROW and the HOLLISTON Christmas Special on ITUNES. I haven’t had a chance to checkout the Christmas Special yet but the film really invokes fond memories from my childhood. It’s fantastic and the way you grounded in reality by using aspects of your own life took a lot of fucking courage. It made me feel for the characters, scratch that, the people being portrayed when they were in peril.

            I do have a few more questions:
            1) Did you really not take bathroom breaks when your actors were suspended while shooting FROZEN?

            2) Does Corri live with the guys on HOLLISTON? Or is that intentionally vague?

            3) Favorite 80’s horror cheese movie? Mine has to be CHOPPING MALL.

            Thanks again Adam!

          • Adam Green

            1.) True. I went through what I asked my actors to go through and did not eat or go to the bathroom or go near a heater whenever they were up in the chair each night. They kept saying “it’s fine- don’t do that on our account” but I believe that if you’re going to ask someone to be in an uncomfortable position then it’s only fair that you be in it, too. Acting in solidarity also helps keep any potential complaining from happening as you can’t complain to someone who is in the same position you are. (Though I at least got to have both of my feet on the ground most of the time.) I do the same with my crew and if they are asked to stand in the rain then I stand in the rain with them and won’t go in a tent, if they can’t sit down then I don’t sit down, etc. I wish more directors would remember that they aren’t the ones making the movie- they are just leading the way for the team surrounding them to make the movie WITH them.
            2.) Corri and Laura live together. In Season 1, Episode 2 they movie into a haunted apartment together (briefly). By Season 2 it is established that they’ve found another apartment and are living together- though there are no scenes that take place in their apartment. At the very beginning of Season 2, Episode 7 Corri mentions to Laura that she’s been locked out of their place and was waiting outside for an hour before she gave up and came over to Adam and Joe’s place.
            3.) Impossible to pick just one or to define “cheesy.” A favorite of mine would be SHOCKER which most tend to label “cheesy” but I don’t think so. (Note: Adam’s hamster is named “Horace Pinker” on HOLLISTON.)

          • Adam Lindley

            Thanks for allowing me to “geek-out” a little. The process that you use when directing is admirable and hopefully more directors will begin to utilize that technique. You can see the result of your approach onscreen. FROZEN is well acted, the tone is on point and extra points for being filmed in the snow (THE THING is a favorite of mine).

            I did catch the hamsters name and I would not categorize SHOCKER as cheesy. It’s rad and it’s the first HORROR movie my Mom allowed me to watch after begging her for hours as a child.

            Thank you Adam, Joe, Arwen and the entire AERISCOPE FAMILY for everything you guys and ladies do. I hope the clean-up from the flooding is going well.

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  • Duncan

    Happy 200th episode, guys! Thanks for the great, and hopefully continuing run. Coincidentally, I’m wearing my “Movie Crypt” T-shirt today. The artwork has white spots on black fabric, so I keep thinking I have a serious dandruff problem. Please don’t do that again!
    I just fed Arwen a treat. I’d be interested in purchasing “Holliston” (never seen it) but I have a couple of questions, since I have a general aversion to sitcoms. Is there laugh track or no laugh track? Is there live audience or no live audience? (I think “Fawlty Towers” is the only live studio audience I’ve had no problem with) Thanks again, and congratulations.

    • Adam Lindley

      What’s up Duncan. As a huge fan of HOLLISTON I can’t recommend it enough. There is a laugh track. At first, it’s distracting but that quickly subsides after the first few minutes. I actually can’t imagine the show without it. It fits in perfectly with the comedy of the show. The show can be relatively “gory” at times and the laugh track adds to the comedy of it all. Oderus really is a scene stealer with some of the funniest lines of dialogue (credit to Adam Green for the writing) his delivery is hilarious. The show is often “Meta” with the characters they play onscreen acknowledging that they are writing and directing as well as acting in a SITCOM.

      Hope that helps as one fan to another.

      • Duncan

        Thanks, Adam. Good to know. I love the meta humor that was such a big part of “Community.”

  • Adam Green

    200 episodes down! Hopefully many, many more to go! THE MOVIE CRYPT now has a Patreon. Your support makes all the difference in the world to us: https://www.patreon.com/TheMovieCrypt

    • Duncan

      Wow, this is a momentous shift for the podcast, and I wish you every success. Usually, I am only familiar with maybe 20% of the films, cast and crew that you mention in your conversations, but I still love you guys and what you and your guests have to say. I hope enough people will step up to keep the great inspiration coming.

      Thanks to your current promotion (I’m being a little cryptic here), I just ordered the Holliston blu-rays from your site, so I’m looking forward to finally checking out this Holliston thingy that you’ve been talking about for years.

      • Adam Lindley

        You will have to let me know what your favorite episodes of HOLLISTON are Duncan.

        • Duncan

          Will do. Though work and life usually mean that it may take me months to get through them.

  • Kyle Siegel

    Hey Joe, I am probably not the first to bring this to your attention, but IGN has put out its list of the Best 10 Action Films Currently on Netflix. I think you will be pleased to see Everly made the list. Here is a link to the article. http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/03/28/10-best-action-movies-to-stream-on-netflix. It is listed alongside some very esteemed company.

    • Joe Lynch

      Holy shit, that’s awesome thanks Kyle! I knew everyone would come around eventually!

  • Adam Lindley

    Happy Birthday Adam and Happy belated Birthday Joe! I’m so happy that I am able to contribute to the show via Patreon. Which if you’re a fan of them and this PODCAST and you are not contributing, you are making ARWEN cry. You heartless monsters. You guys make my Chicago commute to work actually enjoyable!

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    • Adam Green

      Thank you! Arwen’s birthday is April 21st. She’ll be turning 6 this year.

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    This is easily my new favourite podcast. I’ve been burning through the episodes.

  • Adam Lindley

    Hey Adam, I was wondering if guys could keep my little homie Dubz in your thoughts and prayers. He’s 12 years old and his health is a concern right now. He’s at MedVet right now and they have to monitor him for several days. I just had to pay a $3200 deposit for his veterinary care. I’m not ready to lose him. Your thoughts and well wishes would mean the world to me right now. Thank you guys!

    I appreciate everything you do!


    • Duncan

      Sending you prayers for your little guy, Adam. He’s lucky to have someone who cares as much as you.

      • Adam Lindley

        Thank you Duncan. I really appreciate that man!

        • Adam Lindley

          Progress Day 1

          His kidney’s are stabilizing. He’s on a feeding tube so he’s getting nutrients. Don’t let the blanket fool you. He’s tough af.


          • Adam Lindley

            Progress Day 3

            He’s perked up even though his liver enzymes remain high. Still on the feeding tube but his kidneys are in great shape. He should be coming home tomorrow.

            Thank all for the support!!


          • Adam Green

            So glad to hear he’ll be going home tomorrow!!! What a scary close call but relieved to know that Dubz fought back strong and pulled through! I’m sure he’ll be thrilled to get home finally.

          • Adam Lindley

            This morning I lost my best friend and a part of me. Dubz passed away this morning and although it’s devastating, I was just happy that he was able to spend one more night at his home with me. Thank you so much for all of your support. Your words of encouragement truly meant so much to me. I can say he’s in a better place where he will never be sick or in pain. He’s brought so much joy to me, my friends and family. I will love and miss him so much.


          • Adam Green

            We’re heartbroken to hear this, Adam. I only wish I could have had your same attitude when my cat Perry passed away almost 2 years ago as it was a very similar situation. 4 days at the vet, slowly improving, and then right when I was told I’d be able to bring her home… the very next call from the vet was that she had left us. I was extra heartbroken because she had spent her last few days at the vet – terrified, sick, and unhappy – as opposed to being at home with her brother Tyler, Arwen, and I. I’m so glad that Dubz got to come home one more time before he had to leave as I would have given anything to have been able to bring Perry home before it was her time to go. Although the hurt will never go away, I hope that when you remind yourself of the life you gave Dubz it only puts a smile on your face. It’s so unfair that we have to outlive our pets but I have no doubt that we all get to be with each other again someday. Joe and I send you all of the strength and positive thoughts we have. And Arwen sends you and Dubz all of the love she has in her weeping heart… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c3a824ab1a27f67fb96a183332f063dd8b5d67756d072557ce215859d5ee9c4.jpg

          • Adam Lindley

            Thank you for that. It means a lot knowing that you went through a very similar situation and although the pain of losing Perry is still there, you survived and overcame a devastating situation. It gives me hope that the immense grief and sadness that I’m feeling at the moment will eventually subside and will be able to celebrate the life that Dubz and I shared together. Through good times and bad, that little pup was with me and even when my life was a complete mess, I would always do everything in my power to ensure that his life wasn’t.

            Thank you again Adam. I’m still looking forward to receiving my Hatchet 10th anniversary T-shirt that I ordered off of the aeriscope store and I’m excited to hear more about the projects that you have in the works. So I will now be taking over for Dubz as a Patreon contributor to the podcast. He always looked forward to the bonus episodes every month.

          • Duncan

            I’m very sorry to hear about Dubz, Adam. You must have so many happy memories that will stay with you.

            I once edited a documentary about an elderly psychologist. As a teenager, he wanted to have a dog, but his parents discouraged him, saying he would just get sad when the pet eventually died. But he said he WANTED to experience everything in life, including loss.

            It takes a special kind of person…

          • Adam Lindley

            Thank you Duncan! I really appreciate the kind words.

    • Adam Green

      Sorry- just seeing this now- but OH NO! Joe, Arwen, and I will keep sending good thoughts to Dubz. We hope he’s ok!!

      • Adam Lindley

        Thank you so much! We really appreciate it. Only minor improvements so far but the vets are 80% certain that he is going to pull through and beat this bacterial infection. Other than that, he is a super healthy at fit dog with a long life expectancy.

        I will let him know that you all are thinking of him.

  • Duncan

    Happy 40th birthday, Star Wars!

    I thought I would share my “Star Wars” premiere story. Feel free to share your own.

    I was 14 years old, in Perth, Western Australia (yes, Adam, Perth was a real place even back then). In those days, we would get movies months behind the rest of the world, so “Star Wars” didn’t arrive in theatres until December 8th, 1977. Many of my friends had been talking excitedly about it for months, and I thought it looked like the most stupid thing imaginable. That big grunting monkey. The woman with the head buns. TV would show the same TIE fighter segment over and over again. I mocked it at every opportunity.

    But I thought I may as well go see this thing so I can know what it is I’m mocking, so I went with friends to the premiere night. From the very first frame, I was BLOWN AWAY. I had never experienced anything like it. By the end of the movie, I was physically shaking, and continued to shake for hours afterwards. I could barely eat for two weeks. Truly, that’s how it affected me. I couldn’t eat for two weeks.

    And like so many others of my generation, it began my interest and eventual career in filmmaking. I was Western Australian Young Filmmaker of the Year in 1982, and graduated from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. And in 2002, I became Lucasfilm’s Documentarian for five years, covering the making of “Revenge of the Sith.”

    I must have shot 50 interviews with George over that time, and never told him my experience. It would have been too geeky and as an employee, unprofessional. But I will always be grateful to him for the life he sent me on.

    • Adam Lindley

      Awesome read man! If I had a time machine I would use it to go back and watch STAR WARS on opening weekend. Everything about Star Wars from the set design, the costumes, the cinematography, the score was instantly amazing. Being born in 1984, I wasn’t able to see the film until well after its initial release. I would say around 1990. But I remember having a very similar reaction as you the first time you watched it.

      Hearing your thoughts and experience with that reminds me of my own with Tim Burton’s Batman. It was the first movie that I remember seeing in theaters. Ultimately, it began my lifetime fascination with all things Batman.

    • Adam Green

      That’s amazing! Thanks for sharing, Duncan!!!

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  • Duncan

    Hey Adam and Joe. [Strange aside: Why is there a conversation about call girl services here? Does anyone moderate this site?!]

    Thanks for taking my question in your Lauren episode about networks’ opinions of audiences. I guess my question wasn’t clear enough. I wasn’t asking, “Why are there so many dumb shows on television?” Instead, I will share my experience…

    Countless times on reality or documentary shows I’ve worked on as an editor, the network tells us, “We want this to be different! We want cinema verite. We don’t want a lot of voiceover. We want the audience to be in the moment with the characters.” So we deliver that, and the network says, “Our audience is never going to get this. You need to add voiceover explaining everything, and add sound bites from our people before, during and after every scene telling us what’s going on and how they’re feeling. And then repeat all that information three minutes later.”

    One of the most memorable network notes I ever got was, “You can never have too much redundancy.”

    It’s been my experience that viewers get a lot more pleasure from watching a show that they can ENGAGE with, rather than being spoon-fed every single thing.

    • Adam Green

      Hi Duncan-
      It’s up to the folks at GN to moderate this board as we don’t have access to that but hopefully someone removes the various escort service spamming here one of these days. Regarding your question about why networks feel that way- unfortunately they’re correct when it comes to that stuff as if they WEREN’T the intended audiences wouldn’t watch and enjoy those shows like they do. As an example of why you can’t expect your entire audience to have the same mental capacity or attention span- just look at the spectrum of feedback and criticism ANY given project gets upon being seen by a mainstream audience. While I “park my car in the same garage as you” (to quote Joe Lynch) and prefer programming that engages me with thought – I’ve seen exactly what your network executives are saying with responses to my own work. While more intellectual audiences enjoyed the fact that films like SPIRAL and DIGGING UP THE MARROW purposely didn’t spoon feed them exactly what to think or how to react- there were plenty that actually referred to the more thought provoking moments where we put it on the audience to THINK for themselves as “plot holes.” [Side note: They also don’t know what “plot holes” are.] With an indie movie you thankfully don’t have to care about pleasing everybody and are free to focus on the type of audience you’re telling your story to- (and also free to make no money) but with something like a mainstream network reality show, if you want to try and please as many as possible (and make money) you sadly have to cater to those that do indeed need everything explained multiple times in order to understand it (if you want to stay on the air) as those people represent the majority of the audience for that particular type of show. It’s really up to the people making or in charge of the show how far they want to thread that needle. I can tell you that one of my favorite moments was after HATCHET 2 premiered in London and a critic friend of mine complained that I had explained Victor Crowley’s mythology too many times in the film and that “we get it, for fuck’s sake!” Standing DIRECTLY behind him was a very big fan (in a Hatchet Army shirt) who butted into the conversation with “Yeah… I was gonna ask you about that, too. So Victor Crowley is a ghost and that’s why he comes back in the same state he was in when he died every night? I don’t understand. Can you explain it again?” I simply motioned to the fan and smiled at my critic friend who accepted defeat and responded with “Touche.” Now, I’m not saying that fan was “stupid” or anything- he just is the way he is and there are a lot of slasher fans that are similar. It doesn’t mean they’re not intelligent- but perhaps when watching that KIND of film they simply don’t want to think at all and get confused if asked to? I don’t know the answer. So my story telling sensibilities with something like the HATCHET films is very different than with other films I make. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve read or heard responses to the HATCHET films where the viewer was actually trying to say it was a “plot hole” that Victor Crowley returned the next night back in his original form and was not still damaged from whatever had happened to him the previous night… no matter how clearly and how often we have explained that he is a paranormal repeating entity in the films. There is no winning unless you want to hide your work away from the masses and only handpick a certain audience. (By comparison, the HATCHET series is about a million times more popular than SPIRAL even though SPIRAL is a far better film in my personal opinion.) Typically, a more intellectual audience is willing to roll with having things explained more clearly than they need them to be when watching something that they very well know is made for a certain audience that contains a wide age range or wider IQ range of fans… but not vice versa. So you pick your battles and make that call as you see fit. The key is knowing your audience and if a show is hitting than it would be tough to say that the network executives in charge don’t know their intended audiences or know what they are doing. Not sure if you’ve ever been privy to the testing process with a film but if not I would all but guarantee that you would be blown away by the response cards and discussions afterwords. A story I’ve told before on the show was how one test audience member complained that “Parker”(Emma Bell’s character) in FROZEN never “got naked”… while trying not to freeze to death on a chair lift. Now- to you and I that complaint is offensively absurd for about a billion reasons… but nevertheless, it WAS a real complaint and it negatively affected the film’s test score even though it should have been tossed out as a joke. Even fairly intelligent critics (I mean, they could type basic sentences) tried to say the concept of FROZEN was absurd and could never actually happen.. rather than just looking it up and seeing that similar events have happened and do every year… (and even though the film never claims to be a documentary or based on true events anywhere in the advertising) … or others called “bullshit” on a ski mountain in the North East only being open on weekends… rather than looking it up and seeing that yes, there are some smaller mountains that close during the week due to lack of business. There’s one super angry troll out there on the internet who is STILL trying to argue that the cast was not really out there on a mountain and that they weren’t really cold because there are scenes where you can’t see their breath. [Note: he does this while making videos using the film’s behind the scenes footage that clearly shows us all out on the side of a Utah mountain top in the dead of winter.] He’s spent hours and hours of his life trying to argue reality and others out there actually AGREE with him- even if they can’t spell “agree” (true story). His greatest moment was consulting “a breath scientist” to try and prove that I was “lying” that our breath just wasn’t visible anymore after a point each night of shooting… again while showing footage us actually out there in the snow where our breath is no longer visible. I mean, I never claimed to be a doctor or scientist… but I was there, my cast and crew were there, our behind the scenes cameras were there capturing all of it – and THAT’S what happened. Did it warm up to above a suitable body temperature at 1am up there on the mountain in the dead of winter? Any sane person can assure you- NO. It was fucking COLD and we were miserable. But if you want to know why our breath would go away and stop being visible the longer we’d be exposed to the elements you’ll have to ask God. (Or I guess consult “a cold breath specialist”.) All I know is that the colder we got- that’s what happened. Oh shit- I should also mention that it’s a fucking movie and a work of fiction. So to the “critics” that complained the characters should have covered their faces for the entire film to avoid the cold… I can only say that it’s no wonder they can’t actually make a film. (As a story teller yourself, can you imagine a drama/thriller told through muffled voices hidden in jackets for the entirety of the last two acts of the movie? Of course not- and neither can any reasonable viewer.) My point in all of this- is that you HAVE to be able to laugh at this kind of stuff and not take other people’s mental capacity and opinions personally… but yes, this is what you’re up against as soon as your work hits a general audience. So if you’re a network executive in charge of a reality show and you want to keep your job, it is wise to try and keep your product as acceptable and understandable by as wide of a reality show-loving audience as possible. Even if the actual filmmakers working on it behind the scenes are frustrated and scratching their heads by some of the notes and decision making coming from up above. At the end of the day- is it working and staying on air? If so- well, there you go. Thankfully we all have a choice in what we watch and there are plenty of more sophisticated options out there for the rest of us who prefer whatever it is we prefer. But believe me when I say that as someone who deals with similar notes when doing studio writing assignments or getting feedback from producers or executives- and who deals with fallout and trash talk from idiots when my own indie stuff reaches people that should have a content limiter on their home systems or perhaps maybe just stick to coloring books – I feel your pain in having to implement such notes. But there’s a damn good reason why THE BACHELOR or ROCK OF LOVE (a show that was is a huge guilty pleasure of mine when it was on as I found it hilarious and brilliantly made “trash TV”) are infinitely more popular than SPIRAL or DIGGING UP THE MARROW will ever be on their best days. If you want to keep your gig, just do the notes and then go home and watch something better that you actually can engage with. If not- go make your real art and then buy a helmet and prepare for the worst once the masses see it. I wish it were different but we live in the world we live in and all I can do is refer to the classic bumper sticker that says “the more people I meet the more I like my dog” while continuing to try and tell the stories I actually enjoy telling. -AG

      • Duncan

        Thanks for your well-explained perspective, Adam.

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  • Brandon H.

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