The Movie Crypt

ArieScope Pictures

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. To get the FULL version of every new episode every Monday morning simply subscribe to our Patreon for just $1 a month! Our early episodes, access to our monthly LIVE events, and more are all available at: www.Patreon.com/TheMovieCrypt read less
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Episódios

Ep 555: Josh Forbes
22-01-2024
Ep 555: Josh Forbes
PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Josh Forbes (DESTROY ALL NEIGHBORS, CONTRACTED: PHASE 2) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen in the ArieScope Studio to discuss his career journey. From honing his craft and making his mark as a music video and commercial director… to making the jump into feature films… to the difference between subversive bloody fun and b-movie shlock… to working with the great Jonah Ray (MST3K, VICTOR CROWLEY) in a leading man role and the amazing Alex Winter (THE LOST BOYS, BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE) as an absolutely unrecognizable character under incredible make-up in DESTROY ALL NEIGHBORS… to how Josh made his creative choices on such a quirky film as a director who truly enjoys considering and trying the numerous ideas that such a talented cast excitedly comes to the project with… to why the decision was made to change “William Brown’s” artistic journey from that of a struggling cartoonist to that of a struggling prog rock musician… to how Josh and his make-up FX team pulled off such fantastical characters and elaborate effects sequences with the extremely limited time and resources of an indie budget and what it was like working with a diva swine… Josh pulls back the blood soaked and intestine splattered curtain on his latest feature opus! DESTROY ALL NEIGHBORS is currently playing in select theaters and streaming on SHUDDER. Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a fellow podcaster facing a creative crossroads, Joe gets certified fresh, Adam gets clean as a whistle, and Chuckwagon returns in this fun and informative conversation.
Ep 554: Nick Shafir
15-01-2024
Ep 554: Nick Shafir
PUBLIC VERSION. Screenwriter Nick Shafir (I.S.S.) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen in the ArieScope Studio to discuss his journey to becoming a working screenwriter with a film that’s currently playing in theaters all across the country. From a dyslexic aspiring writer living in New York City who discovered THE MOVIE CRYPT podcast back in 2014 and drew his own personal inspiration from it… to paying his dues at various jobs including being the writer’s assistant to the staff of a major network TV series where he was expected to fix toilets and once reprimanded for “walking too loud”… to selling his sci-fi screenplay I.S.S. during the pandemic and what it was like handing his baby off to a creative team and a production process that he wouldn’t be directly involved with from day to day… to why he believes it would be a disservice for an aspiring filmmaker to NOT go through both the wonderful highs and the soul crushing lows that accompany most every artist’s journey… to what it’s really like surviving for 6 months or more without a paycheck in sight yet not throwing in the towel and giving up on your dream… to how exactly Nick took his brilliant single location concept and crafted a complex character driven sci-fi thriller… to the research that he needed to do to believably write a story about scientists living on the space station… to the nonstop anxiety and constant self-doubt that an artist endures while hoping and praying that somehow someone somewhere will discover and recognize your talent… to the triumphant moment of having I.S.S. world premiere at the prestigious Tribeca film festival only to not even be allowed to step foot on the red carpet or talk about the movie due to the WGA strike… we’ve been waiting and waiting (and waiting) to share Nick’s story with you all and the time has finally come! Also, Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a writer in search of tips on how to improve the dialogue in their screenplays which turns into a super in-depth 20 minute discussion on writing character’s with unique voices. After a decade of watching his journey and rooting for him every step of the way… on January 5, 2024 Nick Shafir walked into the ArieScope Studio as an accomplished union screenwriter with a film on the eve of opening in theaters nationwide. He is a friend, a colleague, and now… a GUEST on THE MOVIE CRYPT podcast.  We couldn’t possibly ask for a more inspiring way to be starting off 2024 than with this amazing 2-hour conversation! Will YOU be the next Nick Shafir? Strap in, get to work, and hopefully we’ll see you here in our studio soon!
Ep 550: Travis Greene & Jonathan Buchanan
18-12-2023
Ep 550: Travis Greene & Jonathan Buchanan
PUBLIC VERSION. Director Travis Greene and writer Jonathan Buchanan (8 FOUND DEAD- currently available to rent or purchase digitally) join Adam, Joe, and Arwen in the ArieScope Studio to discuss the making of their award winning new feature. From the writing of 8 FOUND DEAD’s non-linear story and pushing back on the note to “unfold it” and tell the story in a more traditional order of events… to Travis risking it all by selling his house to finance the production and then finding himself renting a place that just so happened to be the perfect location to shoot the film… to the import role that Priscilla’s Gourmet Coffee Shop and their legendary Raspberry Mocha played in helping the film come to life… to blocking and staging a story in four separate but converging timelines… to how Jonathan’s years as a prop master and Travis’ years as an editor prepared them for producing their very own feature without getting caught up in the usual first-time producer pitfalls… to knowing when and when not to listen to test audiences’ opinions of early cuts even when they are filled with trusted friends… to going on to win “Best Feature” and “Best Director” at the 2022 ScreamFest in Los Angeles… we hope that this incredibly inspiring conversation helps push you to stop waiting for someone else’s permission and start making your dream a reality! Remember, ”if not now WHEN?”   Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a listener who is about to move to the United States and who is looking for some tips about attending her very first horror convention, Adam has some advice for grumpy convention celebrities, and the boys joke about what a big success YORKIETHON 8 will be… several weeks before finding out just how successful it actually was! But more on that next week in our special Christmas episode!
Ep 547: Andrew Bowser
27-11-2023
Ep 547: Andrew Bowser
PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Andrew Bowser (WORM, JIMMY TUPPER VS THE GOATMAN OF BOWIE) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss has his career journey and the making of his latest film ONYX THE FORTUITOUS AND THE TALISMAN OF SOULS. From learning and developing his filmmaking craft while working at companies like Nerdist (where he briefly worked with Adam and Joe on the SABER 3 short film) and while working on indies and other web content… to the decade he spent forming his (in)famous “Onyx” viral character on YouTube and other online platforms… to bringing ONYX THE FORTUITOUS AND THE TALISMAN OF SOULS (now available on Screambox) to life on the big screen with the help of friends and fans who contributed to the project’s kickstarter campaign… to creating a RE-ANIMATOR reunion (of sorts) by casting Barbara Crampton and Jeffrey Combs in the film… to ONYX’s triumphant Sundance world premiere and the arrival of one of 2023’s most celebrated genre efforts… this is a fun, inspiring and highly nerd-tactic dive into the mind of a true indie artist who isn’t afraid of making something a little more niche. YORKIETHON 8 is less than 2 weeks away! Join Adam, Joe, and DOZENS of Arwen’s celebrity friends Friday December 8th through Sunday December 12th as they bring you live comedy, live music, live film commentaries, live interviews, Arwen’s Silent Auction, a live script reading of a never before seen/heard un-produced screenplay for a HUGE film franchise that you all know and love dearly, and much, much more! Watch the entire LIVE marathon FREE on ArieScope.com. THE MOVIE CRYPT’s 8th annual LIVE 3-day variety show to benefit Save A Yorkie Rescue is always THE podcast event of the year! Trust us… you’re not gonna want to miss a single amazing minute of YORKIETHON 8!  While part of the fun of YORKIETHON is not knowing who will be appearing next or what will be happening on the show from hour to hour, if you want spoilers just follow @Arwen_Fn_Green on Twitter/X where she always gives loads of “bad hints” in the weeks leading up to the event!
Ep 546: Michael Kennedy
20-11-2023
Ep 546: Michael Kennedy
PUBLIC VERSION. Screenwriter and Producer Michael Kennedy (FREAKY, IT’S A WONDERFUL KNIFE) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen in the ArieScope Studio to discuss his career journey. From working as an animation assistant and IT support on FAMILY GUY for 10 years and what it was like when his writing career took off and he was able to head out on his own… to the making of FREAKY and its release during the pandemic.. to defining his voice as a writer and finding his lane… to the comical tribulations of being a writer where others get credit for a writer’s wins while the writer takes the blame for aspects that were beyond their control… to the making of his latest film IT’S A WONDERFUL KNIFE and his love for holiday movies… to the look of the villains he has created and the design of their masks… to how heartbreaking it is that so few will ever hear a film’s actual sound mix in the modern era of streaming films on tablets, phones, and poorly set up home theater systems… to why “old” can always be “new” again if a story is told with a fresh and original voice… Michael’s amazing success story is candidly laid out in this truly honest conversation about the filmmaking process. The group also discusses how unfortunate it is that the original BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) doesn’t get more of the respect it deserves, when it may be better to write a script on spec instead of pitching the idea first, and how even the most well intended decisions by executives to make a film more inclusive can backfire when the audience can tell that they’re being pandered to.
Ep 545: Franck Khalfoun
13-11-2023
Ep 545: Franck Khalfoun
PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Franck Khalfoun (NIGHT OF THE HUNTED, P2, MANIAC) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen in the ArieScope studio to discuss his career journey and the making of his latest film NIGHT OF THE HUNTED (available now in theaters and on VOD). From growing up in Miami and moving to California on a water polo scholarship where he studied theater and film… to making music videos in New York in the 90’s before moving back to Miami Beach, FL where he got a job on a feature film as a director’s assistant tasked with driving around and looking after a 12 year old Alexander Aja (HIGH TENSION, THE HILLS HAVE EYES remake)… to why horror films are the most universal and “international”… to his attraction to telling stories about the horrors of human nature more so than stories about fantastical creatures and ghouls… to the brilliant casting of Elijah Wood in his 2012 remake of MANIAC… to the craft of telling a compelling and gripping story in a single location… to the trials of being ghosted by producers and never paid for years of development work… to the reactions that his latest film (NIGHT OF THE HUNTED) received just off of the trailer and concept (a lone shooter targeting a gas station) in today’s mass shooting fatigued society… this is an amazing conversation that will surely make you think hard about the world we’re living in. Also, Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a listener who’s thinking about popping the big question, Adam shares what happened with KILLER PIZZA, and the ArieScope “fluffle” of rabbits are given an extra delicious feast! Mark your calendars! YORKIETHON 8 is happening over the weekend of December 8th - 10th!
Ep 542: Renee Egan
23-10-2023
Ep 542: Renee Egan
PUBLIC VERSION. Reality TV casting director Renee Egan (FBOY ISLAND, THE PROFIT, FARMER WANTS A WIFE, JOE MILLIONAIRE) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen in the ArieScope Studio to discuss her career journey. From dropping out of college on medical leave and realizing it just wasn’t for her… to writing her own stories about animals and her very own Jonas Brothers fan fiction (no, really!) and getting ghosted by Kevin Jonas… to briefly spending time on the wild side and working in the Las Vegas nightlife industry bartending, doing bottle service and dabbling in modeling… to making her way to Los Angeles with her eyes on “something in entertainment”… to the friend that convinced her to try being an assistant in reality TV casting and then finding that she loved the job… to almost immediately getting promoted to an Associate position and then moving her way up by claiming she had been a Producer and “faking it til she made it”… to explaining how reality shows are cast, why the characters are indeed real, and just how much producing goes into the storytelling… Renee provides a peek behind the curtain of one of the most popular genres of television.  Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a filmmaker who’s family refuses to recognize his career choice as legitimate despite the progress he is making and who feels that his family's lack of support is holding him back, Renee shares her personal journey to developing better mental health, and Adam explains a huge problem that he has with a major decision that producers made on the most recent version of the television phenomenon that is MTV’s JERSEY SHORE.
Ep 541: Danny Wu
16-10-2023
Ep 541: Danny Wu
PUBLIC VERSION. Documentary filmmaker Danny Wu (SQUARE ONE, AMERICAN: AN ODYSSEY TO 1947) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his career journey. From an aspiring basketball player living in Canada… to the injury that shattered his original dream… to becoming a YouTube vlogger with a decent sized audience… to the injustice he was witnessing that inspired him to pick up a camera and make a documentary (SQUARE ONE) about one of the most controversial topics in popular culture (the original 1993 Michael Jackson molestation allegation)… to teaching himself how to make a documentary film by MAKING A DOCUMENTARY FILM… to the terrific reception that SQUARE ONE received worldwide… to tackling a whole different kind of injustice with his new documentary AMERICAN: AN ODYSSEY TO 1947… to how he was able to secure interviews with pivotal resources such as the various Orson Welles scholars who appeared in AMERICAN and some of the resources who appeared in SQUARE ONE that had never shared their stories publicly before… to learning how to navigate the film festival circuit the hardest way possible… to the crazy way that a film’s trajectory can suddenly change by simply having the right person see and champion it… Danny’s story is incredibly inspiring to hear and his two DIY films so far have been absolutely exceptional! Stop waiting for permission to make your movie and just DO IT! Adam shares the story of how Danny initially came on his radar by doing something that he himself didn’t have the confidence to do and Danny shares a personal story about the SQUARE ONE premiere that Adam and Joe had no idea was coming. (You're gonna love it!) This phenomenal conversation is THE MOVIE CRYPT at its best and most inspirational. Check out SQUARE ONE on Amazon Prime (free with ads) and AMERICAN: AN ODYSSEY TO 1947 - currently available for rental on VOD.