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Date of Birth 31 March 1975Holliston, Massachusetts, USA
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Adam Green is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and actor known for his success within the horror genre with films like the "Hatchet" franchise, "Frozen," and "Digging Up The Marrow." He is also the creator, writer, director, star, and show runner of the television comedy series "Holliston."

Born and raised in the small town of Holliston, Massachusetts, Green grew up performing leading roles in school plays and hosting his own morning radio program "Coffee & Donuts" on the town's local radio station. He graduated from Holliston High School in 1993. Upon graduating from Hofstra University in New York with a Bachelor of Science in film and television production in 1997, Green landed a job producing and directing local and regional cable television commercials at Time Warner Cable Advertising back in his hometown of Boston. While working at Time Warner he met cinematographer Will Barratt and in 1998 the two formed their own production company ArieScope Pictures and began making short films together under the ArieScope banner. During this time period Green was also the lead singer for the hard rock/metal band "Haddonfield" which amassed a large and loyal following as they headlined weekly club shows in Salam, MA and other large venues around Boston's north shore in the late 90's. In 1999 at the age of 24, Green wrote, directed, and starred in his first feature film "Coffee & Donuts" which was based on his own life and his experiences chasing his career dreams while trying to get over the break-up with his first girlfriend/childhood love. The autobiographical comedy was made for only $400 by "borrowing" Time Warner's commercial production equipment after hours and ultimately gained the attention of United Talent Agency (UTA) in Los Angeles when it won "Best Picture" in (what was then called) The Smoky Mountain Film Festival. Signed by UTA as an official client, Green moved to Los Angeles in February of 2000 with the intention of turning "C&D" into a sit-com.

Though reactions were positive and interest in "Coffee & Donuts" was strong within the industry, Green's first three years in Los Angeles were a major struggle and he survived by doing any odd job that would pay or feed him. Though he was able to find occasional paid work as everything from an on-set production assistant, to performing as a stand-up comic, to working as a writer's/show runner's assistant, to performing as an extra/background, to writing, shooting, and editing local cable commercials, to ghost writing jokes for other stand-up comics, Green's main occupation from 2000 to 2003 was working as the DJ in the upstairs nightclub at the world famous Rainbow Bar and Grill where he survived off of the left-over food off of customer's plates or by eating out of the restaurant's trash at the end of each night. He performed stand-up comedy at various Hollywood night clubs including monthly comedy shows at the Rainbow with his regular troupe of comedians/friends that included comics Andy Sandberg, Chris Romano, and Eric Falconer whom had also all yet to be discovered at that time. In 2003 Green sold "Coffee & Donuts" as a sit-com to Touchstone/UPN with Tom Shadyac producing. However, the week after Green delivered the final draft of his pilot script for "Coffee & Donuts", UPN announced a merger with the WB (creating the CW network) and all of UPN's pilot development was scrapped, tying up the rights to Green's dream project and life story for a further 5 years. ("C&D" would wind up going through thirteen years of development and false starts due to random corporate mergers at various networks and studios before eventually coming to fruition as the television series "Holliston" in 2012.)

Green first gained worldwide recognition with his independent slasher comedy "Hatchet", a story and character ("Victor Crowley") that he had first come up with while at summer sleep away camp in 1983 when he was just 8 years old in an effort to scare the other children in his cabin. Written in 2003 while Green was spinning heavy metal records in the DJ booth at the Rainbow, "Hatchet" was filmed independently in May/June of 2005 and had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27, 2006. Green spent the next 18 months traveling the world with his gruesome slasher/comedy as it played dozens of film festivals, winning a multitude of awards and accumulating incredibly positive reviews from critics and fans along the way. "Hatchet" received a US theatrical release through Anchor Bay on September 7, 2007 and introduced the world to the iconic villain "Victor Crowley." A worldwide success, "Hatchet" has spawned two sequels to date. Green wrote and directed "Hatchet 2" which arrived in US theaters on October 1, 2010 and he also wrote and produced "Hatchet 3" (2013) which opened in US theaters on June 14, 2013. "Hatchet" also earned Green his place in the "Splat Pack", a term coined by esteemed UK film critic Alan Jones to describe a core group of new genre filmmakers who brought practical effects and extreme violence/gore back to the horror genre in the mid 2000's. Heralded by Jones as "the next wave of genre filmmakers," his original article about the "Splat Pack" ran in Total Film magazine in April of 2006 and by October both Time Magazine and the New York Post had also published stories about the "Splat Pack." Green appeared in the 2010 documentary "The Splat Pack" that also featured extensive interviews with his fellow "Splat Pack" members Eli Roth, Neil Marshall, Darren Bousman, Alex Aja, and Greg McLean. (Missing from the documentary were "Splat Pack" members James Wan and Rob Zombie.) Various merchandise based on "Hatchet" and its iconic villain "Victor Crowley" continues to sell more and more each year and in August of 2015 the first widely distributed "Victor Crowley" Halloween mask hit retail shelves across America, selling out of stock nationwide long before the Halloween holiday had arrived. In 2011 "Victor Crowley" first appeared in comic book form in "Hatchet/Slash", a crossover comic between Green's "Hatchet" films and Tim Seeley's long-running "Hack/Slash" comic series. An upcoming series of stand alone "Hatchet" comics will hit retail stores in late 2016.

After the first "Hatchet" film was massively censored by the Motion Picture Association of America for its 2007 theatrical release, Green made international headlines in 2010 by standing up to the MPAA's archaic and secretive ratings system and refusing to accept the organization's arbitrary NC-17 rating for "Hatchet 2" which the filmmaker stated was completely unfair given the comedic tone of his film and in comparison to the serious torture porn style films of the time, many of which featured sequences of rape and mean spirited, realistic violence but which also happened to be distributed by major studios. After offering cuts and re-submitting "Hatchet 2" to the MPAA numerous times to no avail in an effort to try and find a compromise for an "R" rating, Green and distributor Dark Sky ultimately opted to release the "Hatchet 2" uncut through an arrangement with AMC cinemas, making it the first genre film in almost 30 years to be released in mainstream multiplexes without an MPAA rating. Though the unrated release of "Hatchet 2" was endorsed and conducted exclusively through AMC theaters, the chain immediately began pulling the film from all screens upon its midnight opening and within just 48 hours of its release the film had mysteriously disappeared from all AMC screens nationwide. Though journalists in the media pointed to outside pressure from the MPAA on AMC to pull the film, no explanation was ever given on official record by a proper representative of AMC and the MPAA refused to comment on the matter. With "Hatchet 3" being green-lit almost immediately after "Hatchet 2" arrived on home video, "Victor Crowley" still succeeded despite the AMC/MPAA debacle.

Aside from "Hatchet" (2007) and its two sequels (2010 and 2013), Green continued and diversified his filmmaking legacy by directing the award winning Hitchcockian psycho-drama "Spiral" (2008), by producing the Sundance shocker and critically acclaimed "Grace" (2009), by writing and directing another Sundance darling and global success the very next year with his snowy suspense thriller "Frozen" (2010), by producing, writing, and directing the comedy "The Diary of Anne Frankenstein" which was included as part of the drive-in anthology film "Chillerama" (2011), and by writing, directing, and starring in the genre bending and highly praised successful pseudo-documentary "Digging Up The Marrow" (2015). In between his feature films Green also continued to write and direct various short films for his ArieScope website just for fun, several of which went on to become full blown viral hits with millions of views on-line including "Jack Chop," "Fairy Tale Police," and "Saber." Written, directed, and edited by Green, "Saber" received two awards in Lucasfilm's annual Star Wars Fan Film Awards at San Diego Comic-Con in 2009 ("Best Action" and "Audience Choice") and also spawned two sequels that were released to huge success in 2012 and 2014.

Meanwhile, after thirteen years of development and setbacks due to network mergers, Green's ultimate passion project "Coffee & Donuts" was finally brought to fruition as the sit-com "Holliston." In its new form, Green was not only "Holliston's" creator but also the series' show-runner, writer, director, and main star. Licensed for broadcast by the FEARnet cable network, "Holliston" had its world television premiere on April 3, 2012 and quickly found a loyal audience. A second season was announced the morning after only the second episode had aired. An hour-long "Holliston Christmas Special" premiered later that same year on December 18th and is still considered by most fans to be their favorite episode of the series with its unexpected amount of emotion including a tear-jerking final scene between "Adam" and "Corri" that was revealed on the Blu-ray commentary track to have been largely improvised by actors Adam Green and Corri English. Season 2 of "Holliston" premiered on June 4, 2013 and further solidified the series as a hit despite FEARnet's extremely limited broadcast accessibility. However, just as Green was beginning to write Season 3, "Holliston" suffered the tragic death of main ensemble cast member Dave Brockie who passed away in what was eventually reported to be a drug overdose. Brockie not only played "Oderus Urungus" on "Holliston" (Green's character's imaginary alien friend and ulterior conscience), he had also performed as the lead singer for the heavy metal band GWAR for 30 years and was one of Green's closest friends in real life. To make matters even worse, just three weeks after Brockie's death, the FEARnet television network was suddenly dissolved in yet another unforeseen corporate merger between Comcast and Time Warner. In August of 2014 Green delivered a eulogy for Brockie at a public memorial in Virginia attended by several thousand GWAR and "Holliston" fans. During his speech, Green's played back the final voice mail Brockie had left for him and concluded by asking the thousands of fans that were present to all hold their hands together in the air. "This is your metal family," Green reminded the grieving fans. "And your metal family will always be here for you." The memorial concluded with a traditional viking style burning of Brockie's "Oderus Urungus" costume in Richmond's Haddad Lake. Overcome with grief, Green stepped away from "Holliston" for over a year and a half without any word if he would return to his show again.

During Green's indefinite hiatus from "Holliston," he continued to do a weekly podcast with fellow director, co-star, and real-life best friend Joe Lynch called "The Movie Crypt" on the GeekNation digital network. Named after the fictitious cable access program that Green and Lynch's character's host on "Holliston", "The Movie Crypt" was originally designed to merely be a spin-off and companion piece to the sit-com and the two filmmakers only planned to do the podcast for the ten weeks that Season 2 was airing. However, their weekly program began pulling in extraordinarily high numbers and quickly became one of the most popular entertainment industry behind the scenes podcasts on the internet due to Green and Lynch's enjoyable on-air chemistry and the duos unfiltered honesty about their real-life experiences as working artists in the Hollywood system. Focusing on a different guest artist's entire career journey each week, "The Movie Crypt" showcases all sides of the industry from filmmakers to actors to costumers to agents to studio executives to musicians and beyond. Guests have included Chris Columbus, Slash, Joe Dante, Jordan Peele, James Gunn, Penelope Spheeris, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Rob Cohen. By January of 2015 "The Movie Crypt" was averaging over 500,000 worldwide listeners a week and the podcast was listed in Entertainment Weekly's January 9th issue as one of "The Top 20 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To" out of over 285,000 podcasts in existence. In addition to their candid and compelling weekly artist interviews, Green and Lynch have also produced special stand out episodes of "The Movie Crypt" such as the November 2015 "Addiction" episode that tackled substance abuse and addiction within the industry, the December 2014 "Holliston Reunion" episode where the cast performed a new original "Holliston" episode designed as a radio play, and their December 2015 "Christmas Special" which featured a sincere and moving 2-hour interview with Santa Claus that remains the podcast's most popular episode to date. Green and Lynch have never missed a single week since the podcast first launched on May 6, 2013. It was "The Movie Crypt's" unplanned and unexpected success that would ultimately set the stage for the return of "Holliston."

In August of 2015 Entertainment Weekly made the announcement that "Holliston" would indeed continue on with Season 3. No longer under license by FEARnet, the existing seasons of the series would now be carried along with "The Movie Crypt" podcast on the GeekNation digital network where it would be available to stream worldwide for the first time ever. In February of 2016 the "Holliston" cast appeared on a live Periscope session where they answered questions from fans after completing their first ever read through of two of Green's new scripts for Season 3. During the Q&A with fans Green stated that "Oderus" would not be recast or replaced and that when "Holliston" returns he would acknowledge the loss of Brockie and then move on with the show, keeping his character's closet door permanently closed for as long as the series may continue. As of the time of this writing, Season 3 of "Holliston" is expected to begin shooting at the end of 2016 when the cast's individual production schedules are next expected to all line-up together. The first official "Holliston" comic book (titled "Friendship Is Tragic") was announced and previewed on March 17, 2016 at Chicago's C2E2 comic book expo and pop culture convention. The comic book is set to hit retail shelves in the Fall of 2016.

In 2015 Green brought their ArieScope website to a new level by offering free weekly original programming. With over 100 free short films and original series' episodes to watch, Green's personal blog, and an on-line merchandise store, ArieScope.com has become a destination site for original content to millions of fans worldwide. Original on-line series such as "Adam Green's Scary Sleepover" and "Horrified" proved to be extremely popular with fans and ArieScope.com also released the award winning series "20 Seconds To Live" which was helmed by filmmaker Ben Rock, an artist that Green personally believes in and wanted to expose his own audience to. Green's original on-line series and various short films are also carried on ArieScope's YouTube channel which has received over 3.6 million individual views to date.

A celebrated leader and inspirational personality in the horror genre, Adam Green has amassed an enormous following worldwide through his down to earth and extraordinarily kind demeanor at personal appearances, by his accessibility to his fans on social networking, by performing improv comedy and original live "Holliston" episodes for fans on the convention circuit, by never charging his fans for his autograph or photo, by consistently putting out new entertainment for his audience on such a frequent schedule, and by inspiring and encouraging his own fans that they too can achieve their dreams so long as they don't let the world's negativity change or disenchant their spirit. Green organized and personally lead a three-night fundraiser in his home town of Boston in May of 2013 where he held theatrical screenings of the "Hatchet" films, a preview screening of select Season 2 episodes of "Holliston", and a silent auction of celebrity donated genre memorabilia in which he raised over $15,000.00 to help the victims of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In April of 2015 Green also helped raise $7,000.00 for the "Save The Yorkies" rescue in New Jersey by auctioning himself off for a date with a fan and auctioning off a screen-used prop hatchet to benefit the local dog shelter. While on stage during the auction event, Green stated that it was the companionship of his own Yorkie "Arwen" that got him through the various personal tragedies he underwent in 2014. "You're not just saving the lives of these wonderful dogs, you're also very likely saving the lives of the people who will adopt them."

At the time of this posting, Green is writing and developing Season 3 of "Holliston" while simultaneously shooting his next feature film. According to ArieScope.com and IMDB the new film will be released in 2017 but there are no specific details about it available at this time. Green cites much of the success of 2015's "Digging Up The Marrow" to the project's extreme secrecy and has stated on "The Movie Crypt" podcast that he hopes to keep as many details of his upcoming productions quiet whenever possible. Though fans have passionately expressed their hopes that Green will one day bring them a new "Hatchet" film, it is highly unlikely that the current film he is making will be a new chapter in the "Hatchet" franchise. Though the filmmaker has never definitively stated that "Victor Crowley" will stay dead forever, he has very clearly used the term "trilogy" in describing his 3-film "Hatchet" series. Green is also attached to direct the big budget children's adventure movie "Killer Pizza" (based on the novel by Greg Taylor) which he wrote the screenplay for. The film is being produced by Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures.

Adam Green lives in Los Angeles with his dog "Arwen" and his cat "Tyler." An avid music fan he has been known to follow bands on tour such as Aerosmith, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Twisted Sister, GWAR, and Marilyn Manson when time allows for him to do so. 1982's "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" remains his favorite film of all time and he is a devoted animal lover and collector of horror and science fiction toys. He is consistently active on Twitter and Instagram at @Adam_Fn_Green and he also personally responds to his fans on his public Facebook page: Facebook.com/AdamFnGreen.

Biography submitted to IMDB in May 2016.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Brian Taylor

Spouse (1)

Rileah Vanderbilt (26 June 2010 - 2014) (divorced)

Trade Mark (4)

Aside from Green's sitcom Holliston, he has also referenced his home town in small ways in most every single film and project he has made. The filmmaker has called his hometown "a living Norman Rockwell painting" and has stated in numerous interviews that he is still closest with the childhood friends that he grew up with there and prefers to spend any free time he has with them over anyone involved in the Hollywood scene that he is a part of. The small town is extremely proud and supportive of Green and most stores in Holliston's small downtown strip had balloons and "welcome home" or "good luck, Adam" signs hung in their windows when Green and his cast mates returned to Holliston to world premiere episodes of the sitcom for both seasons so far. Rather than hold the usual traditional fancy premieres of the series in Hollywood, Green opted to host and personally pay for the show to premiere at Holliston Town Hall where the show played on a small pull down screen and the packed audience of townsfolk sat on folding chairs. Holliston's local pub Casey's Crossing has an autographed poster of the show's cast hanging behind the bar.
Green references his grandmother Gertrude in most of his projects as she was the one who bought him the Twisted Sister record that he says "changed his life" and gave him the inspiration to keep going after his dream against impossible odds. Gertrude herself appears in Green's first feature film Coffee & Donuts and the country store featured in the original Hatchet film has a giant sign hanging out front that reads "Gertrude's Bayou Store."
All of Green's films have the logo for Newbury Comics displayed somewhere on screen. A Massachusetts native, Green has stated that he literally grew up in the New England comic, movie, and toy store. It is where he found all of the geeky things that helped shape his taste and artistry. The logo is a crudely drawn smily face referred to by Newbury Comics as "Tooth Face." Green has singlehandedly helped bring worldwide awareness to the small, independently owned chain as his fans all over the globe wear the store's T-shirts when they come to meet him at various appearances. In turn, Newbury Comics has been a devout supporter of all of Green's films, especially his TV series Holliston that features the logo in the main apartment set and is overtly visibly in every single episode of the sitcom. Joel David Moore's character wore a Newbury Comics T-shirt throughout the entirety of Hatchet and there was a giant billboard for the store shown at the bottom of the ski mountain (the fictitious "Mount Holliston") in Frozen.
Green's various films and stories are all said to exist within the same universe and easter eggs can be found tying them together in most every film. In Hatchet 2 there is a scene where a television screen is briefly seen showing a news story about "Parker" from Frozen surviving her ordeal and receiving a lofty court settlement from the ski mountain. Directly next to the television there is a stand-up box selling "Jack Chop" pumpkin carving kits which is a reference to Green's popular Halloween short film of the same name.

Trivia (19)

Grew up in Holliston, Massachusetts and graduated from Hofstra University in New York.
First job out of college was producing and directing local cable commercials in the Boston area.
His first feature film was the comedy Coffee & Donuts, based on his own life. He made it for only $400 by "borrowing" equipment from the cable advertising facility he worked at and by using friends and volunteers for everything from cast to crew. Green wrote, directed, and starred in the movie. Coffee & Donuts was developed as a sit-com for UPN in 2004. The pilot script was written by Green and produced by Tom Shadyac however due to UPN's merger with the WB network, the pilot was never shot. 7 years later in 2011, the concept of Coffee & Donuts was re-developed for the FEARnet cable television network and titled Holliston. Holliston received a 6 episode pick up order in the summer of 2011 and was such a hit for the new network that that it was renewed for a second season after only two episodes had aired.
He founded "ArieScope Pictures" with director of photography Will Barratt in 1997.
He was once the lead singer for the metal band Haddonfield based out of Salem, Massachusetts. He also worked as the DJ at the world famous heavy metal hangout, The Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, where he also used to perform stand-up comedy.
It is actually Adam Green in the Dr. Zaius make-up on the cover art for Fox's Planet of the Apes 40th Anniversary DVD set. When the studio realized that they had no high resolution photos of the 1968 film's characters, they resurrected the original prosthetics and wardrobe out of storage to stage a photo shoot. Knowing that Green was a Planet of the Apes fan, the Make-Up FX studio contacted him to come down and try on the iconic costume. He wound up standing in for the late Maurice Evans and it is actually Green on the DVD, cover art, and box set images.
Appears on the 2009 re-release of Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter doing a hilarious and very in-depth commentary track with Wrong Turn 2 director and real life best friend Joe Lynch.
He married actress and model Rileah Vanderbilt in June of 2010. They became friends in 2002 while they were both still struggling to get their careers started and working nights at the Rainbow Bar and Grill on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Adam was the DJ and Rileah was the hostess at the famous heavy metal hang-out. They got together romantically in 2004 after the preliminary make-up effects test for Hatchet when Rileah modeled in the Young Victor Crowley make-up job as a favor for Adam.
He is a member of the Splat Pack. A group of influential and groundbreaking filmmakers that includes Eli Roth, Neil Marshall, James Wan, Darren Lynn Bousman, Alexander Aja, Rob Zombie, and Greg McLean. The term was coined by UK critic Alan Jones and recently a documentary was made on the group.
Adam has a dog named "Arwen" and two cats named "Perry" and "Tyler".
Dee Snider officiated Adam Green's wedding to Rileah Vanderbilt in a private ceremony held in Malibu California on June 26, 2010. Cinematographer Will Barratt, director Joe Lynch, actress Laura Ortiz, and actress Clare Grant were among the wedding party's groomsmen and bridesmaids as visible in photos posted on line.
Adam has had a lifelong extraordinary friendship with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. Throughout life whenever the two were facing hard times they would randomly run into each other and inspire one another to keep going. The full story is chronicled in the "A Twisted Tale" special feature on the original Hatchet Unrated USA DVD and Blu Ray release.
Adam's favorite film of all time is E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982). He has cited Steven Spielberg as his biggest inspiration as "both an artist and a human being" in various magazine interviews. Other notable cinematic influences he has publicly cited include Alfred Hitchcock, Chris Columbus, John Landis, Guillermo del Toro, and John Carpenter.
Adam Green is one of the only horror celebrities who does not charge fans for his autograph at convention appearances.
In May 2013, Adam Green began a weekly podcast called "The Movie Crypt" where he and co-host Joe Lynch provide a 2 hour extremely candid "filmmaker on filmmaker" discussion about the trials and tribulations of the industry with guest filmmakers.
After 10 years together, Adam Green and Rileah Vanderbilt divorced in early 2014.
Adam Green and Joe Lynch's weekly podcast "The Movie Crypt" made Entertainment Weekly's Top 20 Podcasts in the magazine's January 9, 2015 issue (#1345). With over 285,000 podcasts on the internet to choose from, The Movie Crypt making EW's Top 20 was a huge accomplishment for the show. That same week, "The Movie Crypt" trended at #8 on iTunes top TV and Film Podcasts, coming in just behind National Public Radio (NPR) which was trending at #7. Averaging between 300,000 and 500,000 listeners every week, The Movie Crypt is now the most popular podcast dedicated to the craft and business of filmmaking on the worldwide web.
After tragedy hit his hometown in the 2012 Boston Marathon Bombings, Adam Green took it upon himself to head home and hold his own Boston Strong fundraiser just a few weeks later. Held over three nights in May of 2012, Green held screenings of Holliston in the actual town, held a marathon of his Hatchet trilogy in Boston with Hatchet 3 being shown for the very first time, and threw a celebrity attended auction in Worcester with proceeds from all events going to the Governor's One Fund. Icons such as John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Chris Columbus, Mick Garris, Rob Zombie, Eli Roth, Sid Haig, Kane Hodder, and countless others all donated rare one of a kind items to be auctioned off at Green's event and Green even auctioned himself off on a date for charity ultimately raising over $15,000.00 for the marathon victims and their families.
During his final tour appearance promoting his film Digging Up The Marrow at New Jersey's Monster Mania convention in March 2015, Green took part in a benefit for NJ's local Save A Yorkie Rescue Shelter where he auctioned off a date with himself and also a screen-used prop hatchet from the production of Hatchet 2. His two efforts alone contributed $2,400.00 to the cause, bringing the total raised by Monster Mania to well over $7,000.00 which set a new record for the annual event. Monster Mania was Green's first convention appearance in almost 2 years after suffering the loss of his close friend and Holliston cast-mate Dave Brockie and also undergoing a divorce from his wife. While on stage at the auction Green praised the local Yorkie rescue shelter for their efforts and opened up to the audience stating that; "Last year was the worst year of my life. I would not be standing here today so healthy and strong had it not been for the unconditional love and companionship of my own Yorkie 'Arwen', who is my rock, my life, and my family. Sometimes it's really our pets that save us and not the other way around. So when you bid on all of these various items up for auction today remember that you're not just saving the lives of these wonderful dog's but you're also very likely saving the lives of the people who will adopt them.".

Personal Quotes (10)

Remember, at the end of the day we're not curing cancer. We're just making life more entertaining before we get cancer.
I have found that my fan base is a bit above average when compared to the common horror fan. For instance, I did an appearance in Chicago where a kid drove something crazy like 7 hours to meet me. He knew no one else at the convention but within an hour he had met up with other kids in their Hatchet Army Tshirts and they were all very cool to each other. They were nice, normal people much like the good kids you would have known in High School. And I like that. There's enough negativity in the world and everyone has to take enough shit in life. I'm glad I can encourage people treating each other well and being happy. Let's face it; there are horror fans who can be dicks. Trying to be tougher than the next one, trying to be more outspoken and angry than the rest as if they are in the pit at a Pantera show trying to show how much bigger their cock is. I personally like knowing that 99% of the time, the kid in the Hatchet shirt is not the asshole in the room. I'm vocal about it and I thank my fans for that all of the time. I like that conventions want me to appear and festivals want me to come speak because they like the climate I attract. It's a good feeling.
[Why he likes to work with the same people] Invest in people who want it as badly as you do.
To all the other dreamers out there, don't ever stop or let the world's negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible.
For all of my cheerleading and "never give up" bravado that I put out to whoever might be listening... the honest truth is that I want to give up and quit at least twice every single day. Those fan messages, postings, letters, tweets... they keep me going and remind me not just that what I do matters, but that I matter. Can a horror film, a candid podcast, or putting my real life on display in the form of a sit-com ever mean enough to change the world? Probably not. But it absolutely can mean enough to change an individual's world in a positive way.
Take your real life heartbreak and own it. Use it to empower you, not to disenchant you. Because when all is said and done, if you don't put your entire soul into every frame of every story that you tell, then you shouldn't be making movies in the first place. Just be prepared to bleed a little for the things you love. Be prepared to bleed for cinema. It's a wonderful thing.
Try something different. Make something that doesn't make sense. Take risks, fall down, and get hurt a bunch on the way. You'll heal and it will be OK. In the end you just might find yourself holding the best thing you've ever created in your very hands because it is within your own pain that the stories worth telling actually exist.
Though Digging Up The Marrow's critical reception was overwhelmingly positive and possibly the best of any of the films I've made yet, one exceptionally negative review called the film "criminally self indulgent" and ended by stating that "Adam Green sure is in the Adam Green business." Well, you're damn fucking right and there's no business I'd rather be in. I don't make movies for the paychecks or for the fame or for the glory. I don't make them for critics. I make them for an audience that has learned to expect nothing less than for me to always put my entire heart and soul into each and every project I commit to. Being me is all I can be and all I ever will be. That's what makes my movies my movies. My willingness to dig deep and expose my true self is exactly what makes each one of my films worth watching.
You can learn so much from bad people. You really can.
[on the Hatchet II censorship with the MPAA]; There is now an "R" rated version of Hatchet II that took us six months to get to that we had to do for Redbox because Redbox is a big supplier of movies that the distributor needs and they will not carry unrated movies no matter what. After people see the unrated one, they should really take the time to rent the "R" rated one and see the differences I'm talking about. For example, the chainsaw scene... He comes out with the chainsaw, he swings it under him and it cuts to the next scene. It doesn't chop him in half. Chad getting hit in the face thirty times with the hatchet, now he gets hit three times. They're changing the tone of the movie. They're changing everything about it. So, it's not a simple, "Shit, I wanted this shot in there and now I'm going to fight for it." It was a massacre what they were doing to it. The movie is not half as gory as Piranha. It's not half as serious as The Hills Have Eyes remake or some of these torture movies. It's appalling that they would be so hard on it.

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