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 474: Spider One
PUBLIC VERSION. Musician and filmmaker Spider One (lead singer of POWERMAN 5000, ALLEGORIA, TV’s DEATH VALLEY) stops by the ArieScope studio to share his career journey with Adam, Joe, and Arwen. From a punk rocker growing up in Northern Massachusetts… to a rapper getting airplay and huge accolades on Boston radio… to forming the successful platinum selling rock band POWERMAN 5000… to producing MTV’s DEATH VALLEY… to an on-air personality hosting all kinds of interviews and events for FEARnet… to his feature film directorial debut ALLEGORIA (on Shudder and VOD August 2nd) and his already-in-the-can follow up BURY THE BRIDE… Spider One is one of the best examples of an artist who is constantly and fearlessly evolving, challenging, and transforming himself into whatever his creative passions pull him towards. Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a filmmaker at an “option it or make it myself” crossroads and the boys discuss the pros and cons of dating someone else in the industry.
Ep 473: Spencer Charnas
PUBLIC VERSION. Musician Spencer Charnas (lead singer of ICE NINE KILLS) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen in the ArieScope studio to share his incredible career journey from playing clubs in the Boston area to sharing stadium stages all over the world alongside juggernauts like METALLICA and SLIPKNOT.
From playing cover songs in a punk/ska band in High School… to making the decision to pursue music for his lifelong career and taking the time to truly learn the business… to never giving up no matter how badly the odds were stacked against him… to how Spencer’s decision to creatively lean into the horror genre he loves so much changed the game for ICE NINE KILLS … to recognizing the power that music videos can still have in a post-MTV era and utilizing the art form to its fullest extent by passionately making extremely well crafted and extraordinarily high quality productions to accompany INK’s music… to Spencer’s song writing process and where he finds his lyrical inspiration… to getting “the call” to come open for METALLICA… to meeting Lars Ulrich for the first time and the legendary drummer’s unforgettable first words to Spencer… to becoming the band that KERRANG! hails as “Horrorcore Icons”… this is a conversation that you are going to wish never had to end. Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a screenwriter seeking other screenwriters, Joe gets real about a current summer blockbuster, and Adam and Spencer remember the great SPOOKYWORLD.
To find out more information about ICE NINE KILLS’ upcoming “Silver Scream Con” (August 26th - 28th in Danvers, MA) visit: www.SilverScreamCon.com
Ep 472: Dean Cameron
PUBLIC VERSION. Actor and filmmaker Dean Cameron (“Chainsaw” from SUMMER SCHOOL, BAD DREAMS, ROCKULA, SKI SCHOOL 1 & 2, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, WE BARE BEARS, SHAMELESS, WILL & GRACE, ALF and so many more) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen in the ArieScope Studio to discuss his career journey. From stealing the show at just 6 years old when he starred in a play alongside his father… to performing in plays as a teenager alongside actors like John Ritter and Eric Stoltz… to moving to Los Angeles right out of High School and working odd jobs for 4 years before beginning to work steadily as an actor… to the crushing disappointment of the first TWO major roles he booked not actually happening… to knowing from the moment he read the script for SUMMER SCHOOL that the role of “Chainsaw” was absolutely going to be his… to the important lesson that director Carl Reiner taught him during his audition… to the late 90's when the exciting roles were no longer coming his way… to finding himself so disenchanted with the industry that he stepped away and found himself once again working odd jobs like a computer programmer, a karaoke band musician, and a Las Vegas magician… to discovering that taking a break from Hollywood was precisely what he needed to fall in love with it all over again… to returning to his true calling by immersing himself in all aspects of storytelling (writing, directing, producing), working with friends and good people that he chooses to work with, and not giving a f*ck what anyone else thinks… Dean’s extremely clear, totally sincere, and brutally honest perspective on the entertainment industry is one that every artist (aspiring or veteran) will benefit from hearing. (SUMMER SCHOOL fans are going to have their minds blown by all of the behind the scenes anecdotes that Dean shares in the spectacular second half of this phenomenal episode!) Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a writer who has created an ideal set-up to write in but who is having trouble getting any actual writing accomplished… Dean wins Adam’s heart with his true love of metal… and the boys fail miserably at controlling their excitement over meeting one of their cinematic heroes in this heartfelt and fantastically fun conversation that is THE MOVIE CRYPT at its very best!
Ep 471: Charles Dorfman
PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Charles Dorfman (BARBARIANS) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his career journey in this refreshingly honest filmmaker on filmmaker conversation about the long process of bringing an idea to the big screen for the first time. From a child enamored with his grandfather’s vast collection of VHS films… to reading every book about film directing that he could get his young hands on… to studying theater as a student at University where he initially started acting as a means to becoming a better director… to working as a development executive where he earned Associate Producer credits on films like THE KING’S SPEECH, SHAME, and TRACKS… to setting up his own theater company where he acted in several plays… to the long process of writing BARBARIANS while figuring out what exactly he wanted to do with his life… to how he ultimately came to the conclusion that if he would be directing the film he would not also act in it like he had originally planned… to the importance of always keeping an eye on the entire process of producing a film and not developing tunnel vision on only the task at hand… Charlie’s experience making BARBARIANS is one that aspiring filmmakers can surely gain insight and inspiration from. Charlie also shares what 80’s soft rock song his film’s live foxes preferred to hear on set and the boys’ fingers get bitten when they fall down a YouTube rabbit hole in a discussion about why filmmakers and other content creators shouldn’t base the value of their work entirely on the number of views or “likes” each effort receives.
Ep 470: "Violence in Cinema" Roundtable
THE MOVIE CRYPT’s special roundtable series continues as Adam sits down with Mick Garris (THE STAND, NIGHTMARE CINEMA), Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW 2-4, REPO! THE GENETIC ROCK OPERA) and Tom Six (THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 1-3, THE ONANIA CLUB) to discuss violence in cinema and where they draw the line with the art that they put out into the world. From the films that disturbed them… to whether or not it is an artist’s responsibility to consider who might wind up seeing their work… to dealing with the MPAA’s often nonsensical editorial demands before release… to today’s “participation trophy culture”… to trying to push an audience’s limits in modern “woke” times where acting offended has become America’s new favorite pastime… to what each artist says they just would never personally do in a film… to how their perspectives may or may not have changed with age or becoming a parent… this conversation has never been more poignant than it is today. As with all of our roundtable episodes, we hope you will continue this conversation with your own friends and family the next time entertainment is blamed for a real life atrocity. Joe was on location directing his latest film when this roundtable was recorded but he weighs in with his perspective on the subject during an extended introduction.
This conversation was recorded on May 11, 2022, several weeks before the most recent string of mass shooting tragedies in the United States of America. To hear the roundtable that was specifically about gun violence, check out episode 459 which premiered on March 21, 2022.
Ep 469: Hannah Fierman
PUBLIC VERSION. Actress and filmmaker Hannah Fierman (V/H/S, SIREN, ST. AGATHA, DARK CIRCLES, CREEPSHOW, VAMPIRE DIARIES) shares her career journey with Adam, Joe, and Arwen. From making ends meet financially in the early days… to the inspiration Hannah found in seeing Baz Luhrmann’s ROMEO + JULIET for the first time… to adapting the play she wrote for her college senior thesis into her first short film… to learning that the first feature film she ever acted in just so happens to be “huge in Nigeria”… to the success of V/H/S and the process of turning the segment that Hannah starred in (AMATEUR NIGHT) into a stand alone feature film (SIREN)… to studying the movements of both cats and bats in shaping her performance as “Lily” in V/H/S and SIREN… to stepping into the director’s chair on the upcoming DARK CIRCLES (currently in post-production)… to the beauty of being part of a filmmaking community filled with solid and reliable artists/friends you can call upon… to the importance of always continuing to move forward rather than dwelling on difficult past experiences… Hannah’s positive outlook and sincere love of storytelling is absolutely contagious. Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” to a filmmaker who agreed to work on a project that is beginning to show some serious red flags, Hannah shares her strangest encounter with a fan, and Adam and Hannah profess their love for cinematographer Jan-Michael Losada (VICTOR CROWLEY, DARK CIRCLES) “one million percent” in this extremely enjoyable artist on artist conversation about the filmmaking process.
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
The podcast is really good. But forcing your audience to pay to hear the rest of the interview is crap. Fix that guys
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.