FEARnet’s original horror comedy show Holliston is a few episodes into its second season. Today I’d like to share a few reasons why any self-respecting horror fan should be supporting the show and tuning in weekly. The series follows the show’s creator/writer/director/executiveproducer/showrunner Adam Green as “Adam” and Joe Lynch as “Joe”; two friends who dream of making it big in the horror genre. The cast also includes Laura Ortiz as “Laura” and Cory English as “Corry” (Adam’s ex-girlfriend). If you’re somebody who has yet to begin watching this show here is a few reasons why you change that.
One of the funnier side characters of the show is Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie), Adam’s imaginary alien friend who lives in his closet. He’s always around to offer Adam advice that never really works out. One episode the crew attempts to film a found footage movie to “get rich quick” . Adam and Corri share a tent together when Oderus shows up and tells his friend that he has the power to allow Adam to touch Corri anywhere without her knowing. He of course has no such powers, thankfully he didn’t immediately go for the boobs like any of us would have done.
4. The Guest Stars
The show has had awesome horror icon cameos including Tony Todd, Kane Hodder, Sid Haig, Danielle Harris and many others. Now on a network show, a cameo by Kane Hodder may not be the biggest deal but thanks to FEARnet we have a show where we can see Danielle Harris dress up as an adult version her character Jamie Lloyd from the Halloween movies and almost have a threesome with Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder). Priceless…..
3. Adam Green
Best known as the creator of the slasher franchise “Hatchet”, Adam Green is one of the few horror directors today that we can actually admire. With so many reboots and studios doing whatever to make a dollar nowadays, it’s nice to see a horror director who seems to actually care about the genre. Adam plays an semi-version of himself and it’s nice to see him slowly on the road to achieving his horror movie dreams.
2. Laura Ortiz
Who knew that the mutant girl with the red hoodie from the Hills Have Eyes remake was so hot? Until the first season of Holliston not many of us. Laura Ortiz plays Laura (Joe’s girlfriend), a beautiful artist who has a dark side. She is the perfect mix of sexy, funny and adorableness. She always steals whatever scene she is in; she is easily the best character on the show. When the show first premiered a promo featuring Laura Ortiz nude had us all going nuts.
1. Supporting Horror-Based TV Shows
Over the years horror fans have had their fair share of horror-based TV show. From Tales From The Crypt, Tales From The Darkside and more recently The Walking Dead. The only way we will see more shows like this is if audiences actually watch them. It’s all about ratings, if we want to see the next horror masterpiece on the small screen we first need to support these shows in general. So, if you aren’t already watching you should be.
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