Monday, May 20, 2013

HORROR HELPS VICTIMS OF BOSTON BOMBING WITH ADAM GREEN'S FUNDRAISER

It has been said numerous times before that the horror community is a fandom unlike any other.  Bonded together with a love of all things terrifying and gruesome, those same gorehounds are now joining together to give back to the victims of a real-life horror story.  On April 15th, the historic annual Boston Marathon was met with a bombing attack that took the lives of 3 individuals and injured 264 others.  The event sparked a national outcry and thousands of lives were forever changed.  Known for his films like Hatchet, Frozen, Spiral, Chillerama, and my personal favorite, his horror sit-com Holliston, Adam Green is spearheading "BOSTON STRONG," a fundraiser to help those affected by the Boston Bombing.  Adam Green isn't shy about his love for his hometown in Massachusetts, and his personal connection to Boston has inspired one of the most incredible acts of philanthropy the horror world has ever seen.  Through a silent auction, a film marathon, and a celebrity benefit, Green is putting his connections to good use and giving back to his beloved community.

Details for the events include:


1. “ "Holliston" Comes Home to Holliston”: Season Two advanced screening and Q&A with the cast:
Adam Green returns to his hometown of Holliston, MA to host an advanced screening of three episodes from “Holliston”’s upcoming second season, followed by a live Q&A with members of the cast, including Joe Lynch and Laura Ortiz.

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: “Holliston” High School, 370 Hollis St., “Holliston”, MA 01746
Admission: $5


2. “Horror / Boston Strong” Party at The Palladium: Hosted by Adam Green
Join Adam Green (Hatchet I – III, Frozen, “Holliston”), Kane Hodder (Hatchet I – III, FRIDAYTHE 13TH VII – X), Zach Galligan (Hatchet III, GREMLINS 1 – 2) and more celebrity guests, for a one-of-a-kind party at the Worcester Palladium that includes a silent auction chock full of horror and music memorabilia, gift certificates, and other rare and amazing prizes.

In advance of the event, fans can bid on an online auction to win a private dinner with Adam Green before the party starts. More information about the auction can be found here.

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.
Location: The Palladium, 261 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608
Admission: $5


3. Hatchet movie marathon: Featuring the first ever screening of the highly-anticipated Hatchet III.
Join Hatchet franchise creator Adam Green for the first-ever Hatchet marathon, including a screening of a rare uncensored UK 35mm print of the original Hatchet, an uncensored 35mm print of Hatchet II, and the first ever screening ofthe highly anticipated, and also uncensored, Hatchet III. Special guests from the films will be in attendance.

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Location: The Revere Hotel, Theater One, 200 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116
Admission: $25


Green and special guests will also be doing a free in-store signing for “Holliston” on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Fiske’s General Store, at 776 Washington St., in Holliston, MA.

Advanced tickets for all three events go on sale on Friday, May 10, 2013, and can be purchased here.

Tickets will also be available at the door the day of each event. For more information regarding ticket sales, please call ThePalladium box office at 508-797-9696. All proceeds will go towards The One Fund Boston.

Events are hosted by Rock and Shock and Wicked Bird Media, and are sponsored by Green Van. 


If you are not in the Boston area and would still like to contribute (and perhaps, cannot afford Oderus Urungus' mask) Adam Green has asked people to purchase tickets to the "Boston Strong Party" as The Pallidium can host thousands, meaning your ticket purchase wouldn't be stealing a seat from someone who could attend the other events.

I know I've been mentioning Adam Green/Joe Lynch/Holliston a lot on Day of the Woman recently, and I initially was unsure of whether or not to post this article for that reason.  However, what Adam Green is doing is a remarkable act of philanthropy.  You don't have to like the guy as a Director/Screenwriter/Actor/Producer/Whatever, but I will be damned if he is not given the respect he deserves for organizing this event.  This is the mark of a truly inspiring person, and I cannot wait to see the numbers pulling in for this event.

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