Holliston (TV series)

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Holliston
Holliston intertitle.png
Genre Comedy
Horror
Romance
Created by Adam Green
Starring Adam Green
Joe Lynch
Laura Ortiz
Corri English
Dave Brockie
Dee Snider
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 21
Production
Executive producer(s) Adam Green
Joe Lynch
Cory Neal
Andrew Mysko
Peter Block
Producer(s) Will Barratt
Sarah Elbert
Sean Becker
Location(s) Holliston, Massachusetts, USA
Hollywood, California, USA
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) ArieScope Pictures
A Bigger Boat
Broadcast
Original channel FEARnet
Original run April 3, 2012 (2012-04-03) – present
External links
Website

Holliston is an American comedy/horror sitcom created by Adam Green, which debuted on April 3, 2012 on the FEARnet cable television network as their first ever original series.[1] Aside from the FEARnet cable television network, the show is also offered to watch on outlets such as Hulu, iTunes, and FEARnet On-Demand.

Premise[edit]

Set in the small New England town of Holliston, Massachusetts, the series stars creator/writer/director/executive producer/showrunner Adam Green as "Adam" and executive producer Joe Lynch as "Joe", who are college grads that are chasing their dream to become horror filmmakers, whilst not quite making ends meet working at a local cable access station.[2] The main ensemble is rounded out by Laura Ortiz (who plays "Laura", Joe's bubbly yet artistically morbid girlfriend) and Corri English (who plays "Corri", Adam's ex-girlfriend and childhood sweetheart that he is constantly trying to win back). The show also regularly features Twisted Sister's Dee Snider as Adam and Joe's cross-dressing, glam rock loving boss "Lance Rockett" and Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie) of Gwar as "Oderus", Adam's imaginary alien friend who lives in his closet.

Cast and characters[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Dread Central called the show "Laugh out loud funny!".[citation needed] Hitfix said that the show was "The strangest sitcom ever made... and it works. HOLLISTON doesn't look like anything else on TV and that is a very good thing indeed."[citation needed] The Austin Chronicle cited Holliston as "The show you hoped BIG BANG THEORY would be" while The Daily Trojan stated that "FEARnet's HOLLISTON is something truly unique; a show that, in many ways, follows in the footsteps of traditional sitcoms while still having an identity all its own."[citation needed] Holliston has been described as Friends for geeks, nerds, and horror/sci-fi/comedy fans; in their original announcement of the series, FEARnet likened the show to a mixture of Evil Dead II and Big Bang Theory.[citation needed]

Production[edit]

The series is produced by Green's own production company 'ArieScope Pictures', in association with 'A Bigger Boat'. In Season 2, Supervising Producer Sean Becker was promoted to serve as director on many of the episodes in an effort to make Green's duties on the series more manageable.[citation needed] Composer Bear McCreary, who also writes the music for TV shows like The Walking Dead and Battlestar Galactica, provides the original score for Holliston.[citation needed]

On April 17, 2012, not long after the show's premiere, FEARnet announced that it had not only picked up Holliston for a second season scheduled for summer 2013, but also increased the episode order from 6 episodes to 10.[3] In addition to the 10 episodes making up Season 2, a 1-Hour "Christmas Special" aired on December 18, 2012 serving as a bridge between Season's 1 and 2. Season 1 was released in the USA on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on October 9, 2012.

The show has had guest stars such as comedian Seth Green, Tony Todd, Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Bailee Madison, director John Landis, Ray Wise, comedian Brian Posehn, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, James Gunn and Derek Mears.[4]

The series began an extended hiatus at the end of 2013 as Adam Green and Joe Lynch went to work directing their next films (Digging Up The Marrow and Everly), Corri English gave birth to a baby boy, and the rest of the cast became busy with other film/TV projects and tours. Following the death of Dave Brockie, when and if the series will continue is unknown at this time.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD and Blu-ray release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 10 April 3, 2012 May 8, 2012 October 9, 2012[5] N/A N/A
2 11 June 4, 2013 August 6, 2013 April 8, 2014[6] N/A N/A N/A

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "The Hooker: Part 1" Adam Green Adam Green April 3, 2012 (2012-04-03)
2 2 "The Hooker: Part 2" Adam Green Adam Green April 3, 2012 (2012-04-03)
3 3 "Camera Rental: Part 1" Adam Green Adam Green April 10, 2012 (2012-04-10)
4 4 "Camera Rental: Part 2" Adam Green Adam Green April 10, 2012 (2012-04-10)
5 5 "Skunked" Adam Green Adam Green April 17, 2012 (2012-04-17)
6 6 "Candyman: Part 1" Adam Green Adam Green April 24, 2012 (2012-04-24)
7 7 "Candyman: Part 2" Adam Green Adam Green April 24, 2012 (2012-04-24)
8 8 "Laura's Little Twitter" Adam Green Adam Green May 1, 2012 (2012-05-01)
9 9 "Weekend of Horrors: Part 1" Adam Green Adam Green May 8, 2012 (2012-05-08)
10 10 "Weekend of Horrors: Part 2" Adam Green Adam Green May 8, 2012 (2012-05-08)

Season 2 (2012-2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11 Special "The Christmas Special" Adam Green Adam Green December 18, 2012 (2012-12-18)
12 1 "Suicidal Tendencies" Sean Becker Adam Green June 4, 2013 (2013-06-04)
13 2 "Halloween Girl" Sean Becker Adam Green June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)
14 3 "Hobgoblin" Adam Green Adam Green June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)
15 4 "Honesty" Sean Becker Adam Green June 25, 2013 (2013-06-25)
16 5 "Rock The Cradle" Sean Becker Adam Green July 2, 2013 (2013-07-02)
17 6 "Joe's Soda" Sean Becker Adam Green July 9, 2013 (2013-07-09)
18 7 "Blobby" Adam Green Adam Green July 16, 2013 (2013-07-16)
19 8 "Cursed" Sean Becker Adam Green July 23, 2013 (2013-07-23)
20 9 "Kevin's Wedding" Sean Becker Adam Green July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30)
21 10 "Farm Festival" Sean Becker Adam Green August 6, 2013 (2013-08-06)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adam Green Previews 'Holliston,' FEARnet's First Original Series (Exclusive Video)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Holliston TV Series Review". Horror.com. 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  3. ^ "FEARnet Renews "Holliston" For Second Season". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  4. ^ Hibberd, James. "John Landis to guest-star on 'Holliston' | Inside TV | EW.com". Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  5. ^ Lambert, David (July 3, 2012). "Holliston - Contents, Extras and Early Cover Art for 'The Complete 1st Season' on DVD, Blu-ray". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ Lambert, David (July 3, 2012). "Holliston - Contents, Extras and Early Cover Art for 'The Complete 1st Season' on DVD, Blu-ray". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved July 5, 2012.