231 episodes

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.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 388 Ratings

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 420: Matt Mercer

    Ep 420: Matt Mercer

    PUBLIC VERSION. Actor and filmmaker Matt Mercer (BLISS, CONTRACTED, DEMENTIA: PART II) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his career journey. From feeling like an outcast being in film school and wanting to make genre films… to making the move from NYC to LA and building his “film family”… to the importance of continuing to make short films around the bigger feature film projects… to the absolutely extraordinary process of co-directing, writing, producing, editing, and starring in DEMENTIA: PART II (out now!)… Matt’s story will absolutely inspire you to find a way! Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a new writer getting ready to take the plunge into their first script and the boys discuss the pros and cons to successfully pulling off an extremely low budget project in this super candid conversation!

    • 1 hr
    Ep 419: Josh Ruben

    Ep 419: Josh Ruben

    PUBLIC VERSION. Actor and filmmaker Josh Ruben (SCARE ME, WEREWOLVES WITHIN) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his career journey. From making a name for himself with his hilarious COLLEGE HUMOR videos and dozens and dozens of short films… to his debut feature film with last year’s SCARE ME… to helming the adaptation of a video game with his latest WEREWOLVES WITHIN… to navigating the horror/comedy sub-genre and how to make a film that straddles the line between laughs and scares effectively… to what it’s like being a comedian in today’s ultra sensitive climate… Josh is one of the most exciting voices telling stories today. Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a listener facing a tough choice with what’s best for their dog and Adam declares Josh’s movie his “favorite horror of 2021 so far” in this fantastic conversation!

    • 59 min
    Ep 418: Craig Brewer

    Ep 418: Craig Brewer

    PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Craig Brewer (COMING 2 AMERICA, HUSTLE & FLOW, BLACK SNAKE MOAN, FOOTLOOSE 2011, DOLEMITE IS MY NAME) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen IN STUDIO to discuss his career journey. In this fascinating conversation Craig discusses everything from John Singleton mentoring him… to the many lessons he’s learned from directing both feature films and episodic television… to which of his many incredible films he truly feels is his best (you may be surprised!)… to how he added a “sale making” surprise to a very big pitch at a very big studio… to his experiences telling stories about black culture as a white filmmaker… to what really needs to change in Hollywood if our industry is truly going to offer more opportunities to under-represented voices. Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a filmmaker facing “the crossroads of coincidence” and the boys offer Craig a free copy of A SERBIAN FILM for his 13 year old daughter in this terrific episode that’s one of THE MOVIE CRYPT’s best!

    • 1 hr
    Ep 417: Alfred Molina

    Ep 417: Alfred Molina

    PUBLIC VERSION. Legendary actor Alfred Molina (PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, SPIDER-MAN 2, MAGNOLIA, FRIDA, BOOGIE NIGHTS) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his craft and share his career journey! From the improv moment on stage that set him on his way… to his transition from the stage to the big screen… to shooting the classic opening sequence to RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK… to the joy and perils of table reads… to shooting sitcoms before a live studio audience… to working with the great Bill Murray… to the making of his latest film THE WATER MAN (available now!)… this is one conversation that we wished we never had to end! Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a writer struggling with just how personal to get in his work and Alfred shares a great story about his (then) wife’s reaction to seeing his dead body on screen at the premiere for RAIDERS!
    Don't miss MOVIE CRYPT LIVE on Sunday June 13th! This monthly event is usually exclusive for our beloved Patrons but once a year we make it FREE for everyone to enjoy and take part in. The LIVE show starts at 10am PST but come early at 8am PST for our special 2 hour pre-show "MJ 2" celebrating the music of the King of Pop Michael Jackson on the 12 year mark since his passing. (Our first MJ tribute was exactly 2 years ago!) The FREE link for MOVIE CRYPT LIVE will post on www.Patreon.com/TheMovieCrypt shortly before the event begins on Sunday June 13th. (No, you won't need to be a Patron to see and click on the free link!)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 416: William Brent Bell

    Ep 416: William Brent Bell

    PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker William Brent Bell (THE DEVIL INSIDE, STAY ALIVE, THE BOY) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his career journey. From getting hip pocketed by an agent at ICM off of his first short film… to focusing on writing the kinds of movies he wanted to see without the safety net of a fallback… to the joy of making his first major script sale (SPARKLE AND CHARM) right when things were seeming their most dire… to making STAY ALIVE with McG… to the real story behind the polarizing ending to THE DEVIL INSIDE… to finishing his latest (SEPARATION - in theaters now!) and shooting his next (ORPHAN: FIRST KILL) during the pandemic… William shares some absolutely incredible tales from the trenches! Dr. Arwen and the boys weigh in on Amazon Prime turning in to a new form of YouTube, Adam laments over Prime streaming censored versions of the HATCHET films without indicating so, and William teaches everyone a lesson in humility with how gracefully and professionally he reflects back on hurdles that could easily have soured most artists. (Filmmakers take note!) 
    Don't miss MOVIE CRYPT LIVE on Sunday June 13th! This monthly event is usually exclusive for our beloved Patrons but once a year we make it FREE for everyone to enjoy and take part in. The LIVE show starts at 10am PST but come early at 8am PST for our special 2 hour pre-show "MJ 2" celebrating the music of the King of Pop Michael Jackson on the 12 year mark since his passing. (Our first MJ tribute was exactly 2 years ago!) The FREE link for MOVIE CRYPT LIVE will post on www.Patreon.com/TheMovieCrypt shortly before the event begins on Sunday June 13th. (No, you won't need to be a Patron to see and click on the free link!)

    • 57 min
    Ep 415: Debbie Rochon

    Ep 415: Debbie Rochon

    PUBLIC VERSION.
    Actress, icon, and legend of cult cinema Debbie Rochon (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, TROMEO & JULIET, POULTRYGEIST, EXHUMED) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss her inspiring journey from a homeless teenager to one of the most beloved heroes of cinema with well over 260 film credits. From working as a featured extra in Lou Adler’s LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS (1982) and finding her calling in front of the camera… to becoming one of the hardest working actors in cult cinema over the next 40+ years… to the on-set accident that mangled 4 of her fingers down to the bone… to writing for publications like FANGORIA, GORE ZONE, and SCARS… to co-hosting FANGORIA RADIO with Dee Snider from 2006 - 2010… to winning enough awards to be known as “The Meryl Streep of Horror”… to her triumphant recovery from a brain tumor… to directing her first feature film with 2016’s MODEL HUNGER… Debbie is a living example of never giving up, an eternal optimist, a survivor, and a hero to so many of us. Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a writer looking to break in and a patient having anxiety about returning to “normal” after the pandemic, Joe recalls how Debbie taught him what a consummate professional looks like on a set, and Adam gets no respect after crowning an actress with the title of “Scream Queen Winner."

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
388 Ratings

388 Ratings

CitizenKaneHodder ,

Best podcast on the net

Adam and Joe keep knocking it out of the park with great guests, insight into the process and business and tons of perks for fans. If this show ever stops I’ll need more than just Hollywood Therapy with Dr. Arwen

RaphaelAdidas ,

Would be a great podcast if it didn’t have hosts.

Has plenty of guests I’d like to hear from, but between Joe asking rambling questions that take 8 minutes to get to a point and Adam re-telling some story about Hatchet for the 200th time I think the guest gets to speak about 20 minutes of an episode.

Comixboy ,

Got It Going On

These boys (and Arwen) are nailing it. Sharing their experience is a priceless gift to all who have, are, or want to work in the industry (The Grand Machine or the Independent market). I have truly come to some serious realizations about what moves I may want to make next or why others led me to a dead end. Their guests offer an aspect to the industry conversations through the interviews that allows us ALL to be in the same boat...together...as equals. I appreciate Joe’s kind words and humor as well as Adam’s bluntness and pragmatism. This is a rare A+ podcast.

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