Filmmakers Adam Green (FROZEN, the HATCHET franchise), Joe Lynch (MAYHEM, EVERLY), and Arwen the Yorkie host this inspirational and educational program that offers a fully comprehensive look at the entertainment industry, the artistic process, and the enduring struggle of not giving up on your dreams. By candidly sharing their own trials and tribulations in Hollywood, Adam and Joe create an extremely honest and heartfelt dialogue with their guests. The hilarious, heartbreaking, and therapeutic “artist on artist” conversations focus on each guest’s individual journey and the various hurdles they have personally faced and conquered along the way. With guests ranging from Academy Award winners, entertainment icons, and A-list celebrities... to cinematographers, editors, studio executives, and countless other crucial positions not typically featured in the spotlight, an average episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT offers more insight for navigating the entertainment industry than an entire semester of film school. Hailed by Entertainment Weekly magazine as “one of the top 20 podcasts you should be listening to” [Issue #1345], a new episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT has been released every single Monday without fail since the day the podcast launched on May 6, 2013. NOTE: AFTER PARTING WAYS WITH FANGORIA, AS OF JUNE 15, 2020 NEW EPISODES OF THE MOVIE CRYPT ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE SHOW'S PATREON PAGE: www.Patreon.com/TheMovieCrypt. You can pick up all of the early episodes by joining Patreon's "Classic Crypt" tier or by purchasing THE MOVIE CRYPT “Vaults” available in the online store on www.ariescope.com.
Ep 411: Larry Fessenden
PUBLIC VERSION. Indie Icon Larry Fessenden (WENDIGO, HABIT, DEPRAVED, THE LAST WINTER) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his career and craft in this long overdue conversation! From falling off the stage in the 3rd grade and realizing he could captivate an audience… to using toys as tools for storytelling… to his prolific career as not only a writer and director but as a producer (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, STAKE LAND, THE INNKEEPERS), an actor (WE ARE STILL HERE, THE DEAD DON’T DIE), a video game writer (UNTIL DAWN), and a production company (Glass Eye Pix)… to mentoring and launching new talent into the world such as Ti West, Mickey Keating, Jenn Wexler, and more… to his experiences developing projects in the mainstream studio system… to his latest turn in front of the camera in JAKOB’S WIFE (out now!)… Larry shares his story and shows just why he’s such a hero and an inspiration to so many who dreamed of picking up a camera. Joe shares an “Unpopular Opinion” and the boys equally fanboy out and commiserate with the legendary Fessenden in this epic conversation!
Ep 410: Espen Sandberg
PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Espen Sandberg (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES, KON-TIKI, MAX MANUS: MAN OF WAR, BANDIDAS) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his craft and career journey! From starting out directing short films and commercials alongside his directing partner Joachim Ronning… to being tapped by the great Luc Besson to helm the western comedy BANDIDAS… to the pressures of taking on two biographical films in a row with 2008’s MAX MANUS: MAN OF WAR and 2012’s stunning KON-TIKI… to helming one of the biggest blockbusters of the last decade with the 5th installment of Disney’s beloved PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN franchise…. to stepping off on his own to direct his latest biographical adventure AMUNDSEN based on the life of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen (now available!)… Sandberg’s filmmaking path has been as exciting to watch as the films that he makes! Espen and Adam commiserate over huge projects they lost to the pandemic and Joe gears up for this week’s premiere of his episode in the new season of CREEPSHOW (“The Right Snuff”) in this fantastic conversation between 3 filmmakers on opposite sides of the planet.
Ep 409: Tom Six
PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Tom Six (THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE trilogy, THE ONANIA CLUB) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his career journey. From Tom’s first viewing of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s SALO and realizing just how impactful the art of cinema can be… to his nihilistic view of society and the world at large… to the making of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE and the hurdles he faced finding a distributor willing to take a chance on his film… to finding worldwide success as his HUMAN CENTIPEDE trilogy permeated pop culture across the entire planet… to history painfully repeating itself with his latest film THE ONANIA CLUB as once again distributors (and even festivals) are afraid to touch his controversial film in today’s overly sensitive climate… this is truly an episode for the books and THE MOVIE CRYPT at its most raw and unfiltered! Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a filmmaker who’s anxious producers may have made a severely premature move, Tom and the boys pull no punches in discussing the state of today’s neutered industry, and the “Unpopular Opinion” segment returns with an extremely blunt and powerfully inspiring vengeance. Follow @tom_six on Twitter to find out how YOU can help get THE ONANIA CLUB released!
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Ep 408: Camilla Belle
PUBLIC VERSION. Actress and filmmaker Camilla Belle (WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE, 10,000 B.C.) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss her career journey. From her first gig in front of the camera at just 9 months old… to working as a child actor and model (remember her in PRACTICAL MAGIC or when she got attacked by a group of Compsognathuses in the opening of THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK at age 11?)… to her incredible acting career working opposite cinematic icons like Daniel Day-Lewis, Glenn Close, Walton Goggins, and Steven Seagal… to her writing/directing debut with her segment “Hoplophobia” in the new anthology PHOBIAS (now available on digital and on-demand!)… Camilla is an amazing example of what a director’s first time is like no matter how many years they’ve spent on Hollywood’s biggest sets before stepping behind the camera herself. Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for an artist feeling like their creative spark has faded over this extremely challenging last year and Camilla makes Adam and Joe incredibly proud when she reveals just how few shooting days she actually had to pull off her ambitious, action packed, and extremely impressive directing debut!
Ep 407: Jamie Blanks
PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Jamie Blanks (URBAN LEGEND, VALENTINE, STORM WARNING) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen all the way from Australia to discuss his career in an absolutely CAN’T MISS episode! From getting Hollywood’s attention with a mock trailer for I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER while still in college (he almost got the gig directing it!)… to directing URBAN LEGEND… to meeting and befriending many of his cinematic idols… to the crushing blow of VALENTINE’s original reception (Fangoria may have voted it the worst movie of 2021 but the film certainly found a loyal audience that absolutely loves it 2 decades later!)… this ultra candid geek out between the 3 genre filmmakers is one that you’re going to wish never had to end. In fact, if you’re not yet supporting THE MOVIE CRYPT on Patreon and getting the FULL versions of every new episode we almost feel bad for you that you’re going to miss out on the second hour of this one. (Almost.) After all, it’s literally just $1 a month! So what are you waiting for? Stop missing out on the best parts and sign up today at www.Patreon.com/theMovieCrypt!
Ep 406: Jonas and Verena Kyratzes
PUBLIC VERSION. Video game developers Jonas and Verena Kyratzes (SERIOUS SAM 4, THE SEA WILL CLAIM EVERYTHING) virtually join Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss their career journey together. From Jonas developing his first indie game at age 16 in Greece and Verena doing student theater in Germany… to meeting, collaborating, and eventually getting married… to working together writing, casting, and directing games like Croteam's SERIOUS SAM 4, THE TALOS PRINCIPLE, and THE HAND OF MERLIN as well as ACE Team's THE ETERNAL CYLINDER… to the pressures of meeting pre-determined release date deadlines… the group discusses the long process of bringing video games from mere ideas to fully tangible and playable fruition. Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a parent with shared custody of their child considering a possible location change, Jonas and Verena confess what their favorite Adam Green film is, and Joe shares the story of how he became immortalized as “Kenny” in SERIOUS SAM 4.