SCREAMING AT CHANNEL CRAWLS AND JOE BOB BRIGGS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks, and putrid polecats, things have been jumpy on the web lately! In case you haven’t heard, YouTube’s been pullin’ its hair out at a bunch of drama stirred up by its advertisin’ partners for the past while, and it’s makin’ them rethink how a lot of things work over there. See, it use to be anyone could throw a video of any length and quality up on YouTube and select the option to turn that sucker into bankable cyberspace where junkmail ads could play, depositin’ micro-cents in these YouTubers’ pockets the more people watched their stuff.

Some big bad business gets all out of sorts, however, when it finds out its coveted ads are attached to videos that don’t exactly match their message for supportin’ the economy with caffeine jitters or booger blowin’ services, and raises hell with YouTube. Despite the fact no one likes ads on YouTube and avoids them like handshakes in a restroom, mega corporations don’t like how their investment in internet ads seems carelessly stuck onto any and all videos of questionable content that would make a nun blush, and make it appear as though they condone such sick entertainment. So, like EC Comics bein’ outed for corruptin’ the youth of America, one of the first genre of vids under scrutiny are the horror themed channels. Anyone bringin’ us the joy of blood, gore, and boobs most likely had their videos demonetized, bringin’ us the first wave of shame to be felt by the horror community. Some horrotubers rolled with the changes, others moaned about losin’ their weekly vendin’ machine funds, and the rest replaced their financial losses with what they dig out the couch.

Then the second wave of YouTube shenanigans hit. Without goin’ into all the details, some hot shot YouTuber ridin’ high on the ads aired someone’s decayin’ carcass on his channel and started an all new shitstorm. Lookin’ to wrangle even more control over the wild wild web of unpredictable video uploads for the sake of holdin’ onto to its only real source of profit, YouTube decided to cut its risks down even more, stating new rules goin’ into effect 2/20/18. By this date, any YouTube channel that has less than 1000 subscribers or less than 4000 hours worth of viewin’ time from the past year will not be allowed to monetize their vids. Now, while no one fallin’ short of these requirements is makin’ any YouTube money to begin with, the problem is really how this impacts their channel’s chances for bein’ pushed out in the open for YouTubers to discover and help grow its fanbase. More people watchin’ means higher view counts meanin’ bigger chances these channel creators might make you some dough for their efforts. You get the idea . . .

Now, as for Screaming Soup!, we luckily made the cut. Not that we ever made YouTube moola to begin with, but it’s still a comfortin’ thought. Other up and comin’ horrortubers aren’t quite as lucky though, and there’s been an aggressive movement among them that’s generated buzz like #SaveHorrorTube on Twitter and formed new communities like HorrorTube Army on Facebook. Other established horrortube personalities have even gone the extra mile to arrange special events for raisin’ awareness for these smaller channels such as Spooky Astronaut creatin’ a community playlist of horror related channels needin’ help. February 17th at 9 PM EST, the Horror Addicts have rallied together several channels in need of help and has put together an event called The Creepy Channel Crawl which will be a livestreamin’ 24 hour marathon on YouTube with a different channel hostin’ at the top of every hour. It’s sure to be an interestin’ time that’ll help get channels a lot of notice that weekend. Our show couldn’t commit to hostin’ a full hour of live streamin’, but we are providin’ transitional segments for the event that’ll remind viewers what’s happenin’ at the end of every hour and where to go next for watchin’ the next portion of the marathon. For all the creepy details of the marathon, click HERE.

In other news, we also want to officially announce our support for bringin’ horror host hall of famer Joe Bob Briggs back into our afterlives. The previous host of the Movie Channel’s Drive-In Theater and TNT’s MonsterVision, Joe Bob’s been off the air since 2000, and he’s tellin’ his loyal fanbase that Shudder TV might just bring him back, but he needs to prove he’s still in demand. To do this, he’s askin’ folks to provide him with an arsenal of testimonial videos beggin’ for more of his Drive-In Totals and redneck banter. We gladly answered the call sent him the vid posted below. If you’re a fan of Joe Bob and sick of watchin’ the same ol’ YouTube reruns of his glory days, then we encourage you to make your own vid and send it to one of TV’s greatest horror host legends at joebobtvshow@gmail.com and joebob@joebobbriggs.com.

Other than that, be sure to catch up on all past Screaming Soup! Seasons, check out this week’s Howl’n Hottie, read recent reviews for the newer horror films and comics we’re checkin’ out in our blogs, R-Rated Reviews and Sequential Slime, and help us get the word out about the web’s #1 animated horror host show! Please use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our video channels, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail comin’.

Warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns currently playin’ on Beta Max TV and Sluggo’s The Vortexx!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brandon Riggs
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 06:36:07

    Just a reminder don’t forget to add LUNATICS to the L list.

    Reply

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