SCREAMING AT NEWS AND UPDATES!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! New month, and the epic conclusion to the greatest battle to never happen draws closer with only 3 episodes left. Last episode left off with the tease for the final showdown between Troma and Full Moon, and we’re sure you’ve been rackin’ your brains figurin’ out which B-movie beasts will be tearin’ each other apart. Well . . . some of you have already figured it out, but we’ll clue the rest of you in.

As teased and promised for a while now, Full Moon’s Puppet Master gang will finally be makin’ their debut in this war to end all indie cinema. We’ll explain where they and the rest of Full Moon’s dolls have been this whole time, reveal Troma’s toxic picks for fightin’ them, and review the first six Puppet Master flicks in our first ever Ultra Edition of Screaming Soup! Yup, for those keepin’ track, Super Screaming Soup! is three reviews, Mega Screaming Soup! is four to five, and Ultra is six or more. And in the Puppet Master series’ case, it’s A LOT more with the rest of the series (includin’ Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys and hopefully the newest one(s)) scheduled for a review 9/20/17. That should certainly make up for their absence, huh?

In other news, we’ve just been contacted by Beta Max TV, and the Roku channel we were proud to call home for a few months is currently in the works for returnin’ to the airwaves! They originally tanked because of some messy technical difficulties, but Beta Max TV has climbed back in the saddle and plans on a revival of sorts with Beta Max TV 2.0. We’re first to jump in line and get our show back into the channel’s line-up and will hopefully be joined by our ol’ Beta Max buddies like Cinema Snob and The Mummy and the Monkey.

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 YouTube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

Warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns scheduled to play on Sluggo’s The Vortexx (after 9PM EST Sunday and Wednesday nights)!

If you need the hook-up with instant Troma and Full Moon movies, we’d suggest watching Troma’s films for free on their Youtube channel, and you can get full access to Full Moon’s catalog of work from their movies to their Videozone clips at Full Moon Streaming and their Amazon channel.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

18 DAYS, SCREAM FREAKS!!!

SCREAMING AT BETA MAX TV!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! With all the drama happenin’ lately, we wanted to focus on somethin’ more positive and give a shout out to one entity that’s been nothing but good to us this season. After purchasin’ our first Roku device, we feverishly explored this new gateway to random entertainment, huntin’ for everythin’ bizarre and obscure. Much to our surprise, we found more than a handful of Roku channels that allowed us to finally watch longtime bucket list titles like the raunchy Ilsa movies, The Slime People, and Beware! The Blob. Most channels are free with periodic commercials, but we stumbled across one particular channel that quickly hooked us.

Beta Max TV is similar to other channels with a catalog of free on demand B movies and a streamin’ service but also offers horror hosts shows to viewers. That’s right. Harkin’ back to the UHF days when horror hosts were more commonly seen on the boob tube as opposed to YouTube, horror fans can capture some of that TV magic on their idiot box while gettin’ a glimpse at horror hosts of the 21st century. The more consistently updated  shows on Beta Max TV are The Midnight Movie with Dave and Ritch, Uncle Pete’s Dark Vault of Public Domain, and Lord Blood-Rah’s Nerve Wrackin’ Theatre. All of which follow the more traditional hostin’ formula with them book endin’ select movies with campy intros and outros.

Then there’s some new blood breakin’ into the scene like My Gal, the Zombie and the Mummy and the Monkey Show. My Gal, the Zombie kinda came out of nowhere for us but seems to be makin’ some waves out west with comic books, hot sauce, and 4 stars from horror host legend Joe Bob Briggs! Can’t help but be jealous of that last one! She hosts movies a little like Mystery Science Theater 3000 with regular commentary over the flick and typically includes music videos from independent bands. Mummy and the Monkey are a couple to keep your peepers on. These 2 are obvious fans of horror hosts and doin’ all they can to be part of its rich history in all the right ways. They’re hittin’ the conventions, workin’ the costumes, producin’ videos of them zippin’ around town and interviewin’ other hosts past and present . . . worth a watch. I only wish Zombie and M&M were postin’ their vids to Beta Max TV on a more regular basis. We could always go to their sites or YouTube channels to find more, but that kind of defeats the fun of seein’ them on this channel.

Curious to see how we could get in on the fun, we reached out to Beta’s head honchos through its website, and faster than you could say jumpin’ jack-o-lanterns, Screaming Soup! was happily accepted into the fold and is now rerunning past episodes every Saturday night at 9pm before the Cinema Snob of all people! We haven’t officially reached out to Snob yet, but have been regularly taggin’ him in our social media announcements before an episode airs. Our shows bein’ paired makes a lot of sense given we share the newer approach to hostin’ movies as reviewers, cuttin’ out all the bullshit in a movie to tell you fans what’s good or not and let you decide if it’s worth your time.

To wrap up, Beta Max TV has been very good to us and exhibits nothin’ less than professional courtesy and management for runnin’ our show in a talented line-up of programs we’re pleased to have joined. If you wanna check out Beta Max TV and all their featured horror host, click this link HERE. You won’t regret it!

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 YouTube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

Warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns currently scheduled to play on Beta Max TV ( Saturday nights @ 9pm EST) and Sluggo’s The Vortexx (after 9PM EST Sunday and Wednesday nights)!

If you need the hook-up with instant Troma and Full Moon movies, we’d suggest watching Troma’s films for free on their Youtube channel, and you can get full access to Full Moon’s catalog of work from their movies to their Videozone clips at Full Moon Streaming and their Amazon channel.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT TV SHOWS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! With our current flings into streaming television broadcasts thanks to The Vortexx and Beta Max TV, we realized y’all might be interested in hearin’ our two cents on somethin’ we never talk about, and that’s TV! We talk and bitch about movies all day, but what TV shows grab the attention of your favorite team of animated horror hosts? What programs have the power to possess us to return to the boob tube each week in anticipation of a good time? Well, we’ll tell ya.

Focusin’ on newer shows that are currently runnin’, we watch our fair share of super dupers and comedies, but there’s lots of horror themed shows out there we regularly tune into.

One show we’ve watched since the beginnin’ is American Horror Story. Thought the first season with the haunted house was neat. Could care less about the asylum in season 2 because it felt like everything and the kitchen sink was thrown into the story without a satisfying wrap-up. Loved season 3 with the witches, and season 4’s freaks offered a lot of wonderfully disturbin’ stories we highly relished. The hotel in season 5 was an awesome settin’ but the story kind of got a little scattered at times. And finally, this past season with the reality show/documentary theme was a little bit of a miss for us, but only because we felt there were more lackluster episodes than usual in this season. Lookin’ forward to the next season that’s rumored to merge stories from past seasons.

It took us ’til season 2 to get on the band wagon, but we are regular viewers of The Walking Dead, and usually watch Talking Dead right after. It’s amazin’ how far this show has come along with its gore and characters and even more amazin’ how hooked we still are as the show switches gears more than ever with zombie apocalypse survivors goin’ to war with each other more than with the zombies. As long as Rick ain’t killed, we’re good with whoever they add to the body count. Mandy’s gettin’ real upset about the addition of the tiger though . . .

We did check out that Dead of Summer show on Freeform, about teen counselors encounterin’ supernatural prophecies at their summer camp. It was pretty good. Some cool deaths, Tony Todd plays a ghost, and it has a scary enough story about demons, slashers, and cults with some ’80s nostalgia to sweeten the show, but we weren’t completely sold on the cast of teens and some of the surprise twists got confusin’ plot wise.

Mandy’s always declarin’ MTV’s Teen Wolf is the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Funny thing is, though, it’s the sidekick, Stiles, we’ve become the biggest fans of, and he’s got zero monster powers! Fun and full of monsters, the only problem we ever had with this show is it always seems to be tryin’ to tell more than one crazy story at a time, makin’ it easy to get lost in some pretty complex plots and lose track of characters comin’ and goin’ for reasons we entirely forget. Sad to see it leave the airwaves this year.

Lastly, the one show we can’t get enough of, which is a testament to the show’s writers and cast, is Supernatural. Holy shit, 12 seasons and running, Sam and Dean Winchester haven’t lost a beat as two brothers beating almost every horror imaginable from small town vampires to world threatening gods and even Death himself! Skeptical viewers didn’t think the show could keep raisin’ the bar after the boys from Kansas defeated the devil by Season 5, but the show did just that and never lost our interests or loyalty as viewers. Sam and Dean have been so developed by this point, we would happily watch a whole episode if it were nothin’ but them drivin’ around shootin’ the shit. That’s a powerful show for that reason alone, and really deserves a lot more cinematic recognition for all it’s achieved over the years.

Syfy’s Face-Off is a favorite among us here as well. The format gets a little old at times, but that doesn’t rob those awesome moments when special effect wizards show what they got and make us gasp or cringe. It’s especially fun to talk with the contestants through Twitter after a show.

And we’re absolutely watchin’ Ash vs Evil Dead! This was the best decision to bring Ash back with a TV show instead of a movie, because it truly keeps the gravy train goin’ for us Bruce Campbell fans with long-term adventures produced year round. We think season 1 moved a little slowly with the show findin its pace and character, rehashin’ some of the same ol’ same ol’, but season 2 has proven to be everythin we hoped the show could be, and we’re lovin’ it!

We don’t want this entry to run too long, so that’s pretty much it! Now, you know what we’re watchin’! So, the next time you catch any of these shows, those goosebumps on your arms probably means we’re watchin’ them with you from somewhere. Feel free to share any thoughts or opinions you have on any of these shows with us through the site here or hit us up on our social media!

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 YouTube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

Warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns currently scheduled to play on Beta Max TV ( Sat. 2/4/17 @ 9pm EST) and Sluggo’s The Vortexx (Sun. 2/5/17 @ sometime from 10:30-11pm EST)!

If you need the hook-up with instant Troma and Full Moon movies, we’d suggest watching Troma’s films at Troma Now and their Youtube channel, and you can get full access to Full Moon’s catalog of work from their movies to their Videozone clips at Full Moon Streaming and their Amazon channel.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

zpolt

 

SCREAMING AT THE COUNTDOWN TO SEASON 4!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Our claws are shakin’, nervous sweat’s runnin’ down our gnarled faces, and our skin’s literally crawlin’ with excitement as we watch the clock tick down the final days before we open a whole can of animated mayhem with our epic new season, Troma vs Full Moon!

Things are in overdrive at Screaming Soup! headquarters as 2017 promises to be a BIG year for the show! Obviously, one big reason for that is the Troma vs Full Moon fight premierin’ 1/20/17.  This war is somethin’ horror/sci-fi fans like ourselves have wanted to see for a looong time and is sure to stir up fans of both film houses like never before. It’s even more excitin’ with Full Moon and Troma throwin’ their support behind the fun, givin’ us the thumbs up to go crazy. And if that weren’t cool enough, head honchos Charles Band and Lloyd Kaufman are gracious enough to film some cameo footage for us to pepper in the whole shebang. How freakin’ awesome is that?!

Other plans we have in the works for this year is hittin’ up different programs for Screaming Soup! to join in the hopes of reaching a wider audience. As of this week, we’ve been accepted by not one but two new families of like minded horror hosts! Weekly reruns of Screaming Soup! seasons 1-3 can now be seen on Beta Max TV and Sluggo’s The Vortexx which are pretty happenin’ channels full of demented content. Our Beta Max TV premier will be 1/21/17 at 8pm durin’ a livestream line-up of horror host shows, and then we’ll be added to their video on demand section ’til the next scheduled rerun. Our first appearance on The Vortexx is scheduled for 1/18/17 sometime from 10:30pm-11pm. Definitely check out the channels ahead of time and enjoy some of the talent we’ll be joinin’ like the Mummy and the Monkey along with the Cinema Snob.

Other than that, be sure to watch our epic Season 3 finale with our review of the Basket Case trilogy that has a snippet of Full Moon vs Troma action in it, catch up on all past Screaming Soup! Seasons, check out this week’s Howl’n Hottie, read recent reviews for the newer horror films we’re watching in our R-Rated Reviews blog, 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 Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

If you wanna get a jumpstart on everything there is to know about Troma or Full Moon before then, we’d suggest watching Troma’s films at Troma Now and their Youtube channel, and you can get full access to Full Moon’s catalog of work from their movies to their Videozone clips at Full Moon Streaming.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

zbetazslug

 

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