Horror and comedy fans are in for a treat as Holliston returns from writer / director Adam Green . The sitcom was created, written, executive produced and stars Green based on his own life and his first film, the romantic comedy Coffee and Donuts. If for some reason you didn’t have the brilliant knowledge to check out this series now is your chance as Image Entertainment is bringing home Holliston: The Complete Second Season to Blu-ray.
Holliston follows lives of Adam and Joe as two aspiring horror filmmakers living in the small town of Holliston, Massachusetts. Together they work at a local cable advertising station and struggle with their fledgling careers, making ends meet while financially broke, and dealing with the opposite sex. This season keeps everything intact that made the first season so fun including the old style sitcom complete with laugh track and multi-camera shoots, but filled with genre and gross out humor. Last season worked great, but you could see they were still trying to find their groove and that all changes this season. Everyone in the cast have found their strides and take all the fun of last season and bring more of the same while making it even better. If you missed out on the first season the show is similar in theme to the Big Bang Theory but focusing on the horror genre. Last seasons they pulled no punches but somehow have managed to still take it to the next level including bringing an outrageously fun Christmas Special episode. This season showcases them taking on more of the crazed world you expect including zombies, werewolves, a suicidal horror icon, and so much more. As if those elements alone weren’t enough of a reason to check it out they continue to deliver on the guest stars including Seth Green, Sid Haig, Danielle Harris, Bailee Madison, David Naughton, and Kane Hodder.
Adam Green has set himself in stone as an icon of horror with the Hatchet franchise but his turn in this series cements his diversity as well as celebrates his pure love for the horror genre. The rest of the cast returns including Joe Lynch (Director of Wrong Turn 2/ Knights of Badassdom), Laura Ortiz, Corri English, Dee Snider as his cross dressing boss who is the lead singer in a Van Halen cover band, and GWAR front man Oderus Urungus who plays Adam’s imaginary alien friend who lives in his closet. All them play off each other perfectly creating a show that continues to shake up the world of comedy like no one else. There aren’t too many things out there as original as Holliston, but thankfully it fills the void the horror and comedy hounds have been begging for. Hopefully there will be a third season of this fun horror sitcom, but with the sad passing of Oderus Urungus aka David Brockie there will clearly be a void in the show that will be impossible to fill. His scenes were some of the most entertaining and while it is horrible that he passed too soon true fans can rejoice that to his legacy live on in his music and his great turn in this series.
In addition to the 10 episode complete series this Blu-ray features commentaries, deleted scenes, gag reel, behind the scenes, making of featurette, and an uncut version of the Christmas Special. If you have never checked out this show before then grab the first season available now and then get out there and grab Holliston: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray when it hits stores on April 8th.