Horror is slowly becoming more and more a mainstream genre for today’s TV audience. With shows like The River and Walking Dead becoming popular staples of TV culture, and films like The Devil Inside and Paranormal Activity coming out of the woodwork and wooing American audiences, it only makes sense that a few modern horror icons like Adam Green and Joe Lynch would capitalize and use that to their advantage.
Enter their newest project, Holliston, which is unlike anything they’ve done before. It’s a sitcom that takes place in the horror world, with some of the biggest names in the genre stopping by along the way. Here’s the breakdown from FEARnet.
“Holliston” is FEARnet’s first original scripted television series, and is a riotous and offbeat multi-camera, buddy comedy set in the town of Holliston, MA. Pegged as “The Big Bang Theory” meets “Evil Dead II,” “Holliston” shines a light on the post-college life where everything is a struggle, and nothing works out like it’s supposed to, with terrifyingly funny results as Adam and Joe struggle to become big-time horror filmmakers and make ends meet. The series, and the SXSW session, reach beyond genre and horror.
“Holliston” also stars Corri English (“Unrest,” “The Bedford Diaries,” lead singer of Brokedown Cadillac), Laura Ortiz (“The Hills Have Eyes,” “Horton Hears A Who”), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister, “Strangeland,” radio/television personality) and Oderus Urungus (alien lead singer from legendary heavy metal band “GWAR”). FEARnet television debuts “Holliston” on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. ET, with a special sneak preview event hosted by Green and Co-Star Joe Lynch on Sunday, April 1 at 10 p.m.
Take a look at the first trailer after the jump, and join the whole gang on April 1st over on FEARnet for the premiere.