Movie Crypt Podcast 48 Hour Live Marathon Will Feature Reading Of Rare George Romero 'Mummy' Script And More

For the third year in a row, The Movie Crypt podcast will be hosting a 48-hour live marathon. Hosted by Adam Green and Joe Lynch, the podcast has gathered together an impressive line-up of talent, and will be dishing out some goods genre fans won't be able to resist. That includes readings of rare scripts – like George Romero's never-made script for The Mummy. Best of all: it's all for a good cause – raising money to "help homeless, abandoned, neglected, and abused Yorkshire Terriers in desperate need of foster and medical care." Get the full details of the Movie Crypt 48 hour live marathon below.

The 3rd annual Movie Crypt 48-hour live podcast is pulling out all the stops this year, offering a bounty of genre-movie riches for your ear holes. Like previous years, the full line-up for the marathon remains a secret. But some info has already been revealed. Gremlins director Joe Dante will open the marathon as the first guest. After that, you can expect a reading of George A. Romero's never before seen, never produced screenplay for The Mummy (with revisions by Mick Garris).

Per The A.V. Club:

"[Romero's script] revolved around female archaeologist Helen Grover and her discovery in Abydos of the tomb of Imhotep, an Egyptian general who lived in the time of Ramesses II. Unfolding in a nameless American city in modern times, events are set into motion when Imhotep inadvertently awakens as a result of his preserved cadaver having been exposed to rays from an MRI scan in a high-tech forensic archaeology lab. The script then progresses to a fish-out-of-water story when Imhotep, having regained his youthful appearance, recognizes the need to adapt to a contemporary society that is three thousand years removed from the one he came from. Assuming at first that he is a representative from the Bureau of Antiquities, Helen finds herself drawn into a tentative relationship with Imhotep while also experiencing clairvoyant flashbacks to a previous life in Nineteenth Dynasty Egypt as a priestess of Isis."

There will also be a reading of the R-rated Gremlins script. And that's just the start. As mentioned above, the 48-hour marathon is raising money to help Yorkshire Terriers in desperate need of foster and medical care. To date, The Movie Crypt has raised $40,000 for Save A Yorkie Rescue, a non-profit and fully volunteer rescue organization dedicated to saving dogs. The link to listen to the broadcast will be posted on when the special 2-hour pre-show kicks off at 3pm PST on Friday (12/14). At 5pm PST, the 48-hour live marathon will begin. More details about the event can be read below.

The 3rd annual MOVIE CRYPT 48-hour LIVE marathon to benefit Save A Yorkie Rescue will take place on starting Friday December 14th at 5pm PST and going straight through until Sunday December 16th at 5pm PST!
To date the boys have raised just about $40,000.00 for Save A Yorkie Rescue, a non-profit and fully volunteer rescue organization dedicated to saving wonderful dogs just like THE MOVIE CRYPT's own Arwen. Throughout the weekend fans can easily make donations through the provided link ( or by bidding on amazing items that have been donated to "Arwen's Silent Auction" by Arwen's many celebrity friends. (The link to the auction will be posted during the marathon.) All money raised goes directly to Save A Yorkie Rescue.
Although the full line-up for each year's marathon is always a surprise, some of the events that you can expect during this year's event are:
Iconic filmmaker Joe Dante (GREMLINS, THE HOWLING) will open this year's marathon as the first guest! There will be a live script reading of George A. Romero's never before seen, never produced screenplay for THE MUMMY (with revisions by fellow master of horror Mick Garris)! There will be live film commentaries with special guests for all three films in the original STAR WARS trilogy as well as a special live commentary for VICTOR CROWLEY with horror icons Kane Hodder, Felissa Rose, and Tiffany Shepis (who did not appear on the commentary included on the film's home video release)!! There will be appearances by FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's drummer Jeremy Spencer, THE GUESS WHO's (and former OZZY OSBOURNE / QUIET RIOT / WHITESNAKE) bassist Rudy Sarzo, and an in-studio performance from JASON CHARLES MILLER!  There will be live special effects demonstrations, live tarot card readings for fans, live comedy, and (of course) loads of the candid conversations with celebrity artists that THE MOVIE CRYPT podcast is known for! In Arwen's Silent Auction you'll be able to bid on tons of items including: getting to name a character in the next season of ABC's THE GOLDBERG's, being a guest on comedian Doug Benson's DOUG LOVES MOVIES, rare screen-used movie props and wardrobe, original artwork, and for the second year in a row you'll also be able to win a date with Adam Green, Joe Lynch, or Arwen!
The above is merely a tiny taste of what's coming your way next weekend during the 3rd annual Movie Crypt 48-hour LIVE marathon! The link to listen to the broadcast will be posted when the special 2-hour pre-show with DJ Green and MC Licks-A-Lot kicks off at 3pm PST on Friday (12/14). At 5pm PST Adam, Joe, and Arwen will take their microphones and the 48-hour LIVE marathon will begin! Don't miss a single sleepless and surprise filled moment!