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The Movie Crypt

Oct 8, 2018

Director William Lustig (MANIAC, MANIAC COP 2) shares his career journey and industry insight with Adam, Joe, and Arwen in this episode that we only wish could have gone on for another 3 hours!  From dropping out of High School… to working on the set of adult films… to directing one of the most beloved horror films of all time (MANIAC – which even Martin Scorsese requested a copy of for his own personal collection!)… to creating his own distribution label (Blue Underground) with the sole purpose of introducing audiences to the arthe loves… Lustig has seen and done it all!  Dr. Arwen discusses using real-life inspiration in your writing in her “Hollywood Therapy” segment, the guys answer as much of your fantastic “Viewer Mail” as they can get to, and we all learn some awesome trivia about Tom Savini’s iconic “shotgun windshield blast” and the correlation between MANIAC and FLASHDANCE in these massively entertaining 2+ hours that fly by faster than a bird with crystal plumage. (See what we did there?)

With the 20th annual ArieScope Halloween short film mere days away from premiering, watch the new feature-length documentary “FOR THE LOVE OF HALLOWEEN: Celebrating 20 Years of ArieScope Halloween Shorts” and get caught up on the stories behind two decades of Adam and company’s annual tradition!  It’s streaming FREE on and on ArieScope’s YouTube channel… and it will surely inspire you to grab a camera, build your own film family, and start taking on the world TODAY!

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