December is here, and it's an extra good time for giving! Here's a cause that's near and dear to our furry-lovin hearts: Yorkiethon! The Movie Crypt podcast's annual Yorkiethin returns for it's seventh year December 4th – 10th. In the words of our Movie Crypt pals, “We’re on for a WEEK so they don’t get put to sleep.” As noble causes go, we'd say it's a worthy reason for extreme sleep deprivation.
Hosted by filmmakers/Movie Crypters Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen), Joe Lynch (Mayhem, Point Plank) and Arwen the Yorkie, this year, the 48-hour variety show will be expanded across a full week with live streams taking place each day. To date, the trio has raised ruff-ly $200,000 for Save A Yorkie Rescue, a non-profit, fully volunteer-run dog rescue that specializes in rescuing abandoned and abused Yorkshire Terriers.
This year's festivities will feature over 70 special guests performing live comedy, live music, live film commentaries, live special FX/art demonstrations, live interviews, and more! This year’s centerpiece event will be a live script reading of Jeffery Reddick’s Flight 180, the original 1998 draft of what would become Final Destination, one of the genre’s biggest box office franchises of all time. Filmmaker Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red, Tales of Halloween) will produce and direct Yorkiethon 7’s live script reading of Flight 180. This will be Parker’s 5th year producing the live script performance for Yorkiethon.
In addition to the full week of live entertainment, Yorkiethon 7 will once again offer “Arwen’s Silent Auction” where fans can purchase or bid on autographed movie and music memorabilia, one-of-a-kind screen used props and wardrobe, original artwork, apparel, jewelry, toys, and more with all proceeds going to Save A Yorkie Rescue.
The entire week of live streams will be free to watch on ArieScope.com with the link to donate or bid on items in “Arwen’s Silent Auction” provided directly beneath the live stream window. Every penny raised goes directly to helping the dogs under the care of Save A Yorkie Rescue and never towards things like administrative costs that many charities tend to use a portion of their donations to cover.
“The horror community contains some of the biggest hearts in the world,” says co-host Adam Green. “Joe, Arwen, and I are incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by so many artists who answer our call to help out and our audience blows us away with their generosity for animal rescue year after year.” While the list of artists that appear during each year’s Yorkiethon is always kept as a surprise, fans can check out the goodies up for grabs in “Arwen’s Silent Auction” now. “Our co-host Arwen has really outdone herself this year,” says co-host Joe Lynch. “It isn’t easy for a Yorkshire terrier to travel all over Hollywood on those tiny legs and collect items donated from her celebrity friends but somehow she managed to build the most exciting silent auction in our seven years so far!” More items will continue to be added over the coming days.
Yorkiethon 7 live stream schedule: Sunday (12/4) 10am - 6pm PST, Monday - Friday (12/5 - 12/9) 5pm - 11pm PST, and Saturday (12/10) 10am - 8pm PST.
About THE MOVIE CRYPT podcast: THE MOVIE CRYPT is a weekly podcast available on all podcast platforms featuring some of the entertainment industry's biggest artists sharing their career journeys and the hurdles they have faced along their way. Hosted by filmmakers Adam Green (HATCHET, FROZEN) and Joe Lynch (MAYHEM, POINT BLANK), a new episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT has been released every single Monday since the show premiered in 2013.
About SAVE A YORKIE RESCUE: Save A Yorkie Rescue is a non-profit, fully volunteer rescue for abandoned and abused Yorkshire Terriers in need of foster and medical care. The volunteers at Save A Yorkie Rescue have saved over 3,000 dogs since the organization was established in 2002. Save A Yorkie Rescue is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization so all donations are tax deductible.