SCREAMING AT TIME WARP HANGOVERS AND HALLOWEEN COMIC REVIEWS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Gonna keep this one short, ’cause we’re still recoverin’ from a mighty impressive production of “Rocky Horror Show” last night that had more dry humpin’ action than a lover’s lane packed with high school virgins on a Friday night! Now, we’ve been to numerous midnight movie rodeos to see this kooky celebration before, but this was pretty excitin’ stuff, ’cause it was our first time watchin’ it performed as a stage play versus a shadow cast mimickin’ a movie screen behind them. Luckily, the audience was still allowed to shout all the classic profanities when cued with hands full of props and alcohol, makin’ this an experience we won’t soon forget. Lots of impressive singin’, ingenious use of space, and it definitely had the most attractive and talented cast of yahoos we’ve ever seen parade around in sci-fi drag for this tireless cult phenomenon!

Anyway, for those on the edge of their bar stool waitin’ for the next excitin’ episode of Screaming Soup!, rest easy, ’cause it’s comin’. We’re tryin’ to wrap it up before we start on the next parody ad for Full Moon’s Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe comic, and we’re already 2/3 through the animation. Woo doggy, we can’t wait for y’all to see what’s comin’! We’ve been experimentin’ with some new special effects that’re makin’ the animation look so good, we’re committin’ to this bein’ the best episode we’ve produced yet! There’s new villains, more danger, and a sneak peek at the literal hell to come for our gang.

On a side note, once we’re done with this episode, we’re strongly considerin’ doin’ a Graphic Violence video for Michael Myers’s run of comics in time for the new Halloween flick. Don’t hold us to it just yet, but we do have everyone of his comics and just finished rereadin’ them for all the notes so we can start writin’ a script. From Myers’s original foray into the funny books to his last sequential killin’ spree, we’ll discuss each series’ stories and their significance to the Halloween movies and their different timelines.

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’.

For all you fearmakers out there workin’ on your next scary feature, remember to shoot it our way as an entry in our Scream Freak Film Contest! Three winners will be reviewed in our 50th episode and promoted to all the Scream Freaks lookin’ for the next big thing Hollywood’s too scared to capitalize on. Deadline’s 8/20/18, so hurry!

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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SCREAMIN’ AT PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Wanted to give y’all a shout out ’cause another week’s ’bout to slip by, and we don’t want ya thinkin’ we’ve forgotten ’bout ya with the recent boom of killer shark movies, Full Moon comic releases, and Puppet Master reboots bombardin’ us lately.

Speakin’ of which, many of ya have been askin’ for us to do a review of the newest Puppet Master flick since we reviewed every movie and comic of theirs so far, and we did just that. We didn’t have enough time to stop everythin’ and produce a full fledge video review, but we did publish the followin’ snack size review in our weekly R-Rated Review blog:

PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH (2018)

Decades after a Nazi toymaker named Toulon is gunned down by police for dealin’ in killer puppets and torture, fans of the macabre meet at a hotel convention to buy and sell the remainin’ puppets from his infamous collection. Before anyone can put in the first bid, however, Toulon speaks to his creations from the grave and commands them to kill anyone offendin’ the Third Reich’s sensibilities. Since the Puppet Master series has been stuck in World War II their last three movies, I can only guess this rowdy gang of Texan filmmakers got fed up and took it upon themselves to throw cash at Full Moon Empire for the right to reboot their favorite mascots for more modern mayhem. That said, I don’t mind the changes made to shake things up. Toulon’s and the puppets are just straight up evil with Toulon lookin’ like a cooked weenie, there’s no elixir, the puppets are mass produced with several versions of familiar faces in addition to a small army of new characters, and the gore is as over the top as the promos promise (though roughly executed at times). The biggest sour I have with this flick is its performances and editin’ which only musters as much energy as a Zoloft commercial, robbin’ this thing of any fun. And don’t expect the puppets to display any individual characteristics in this, ’cause they’re strictly home built weapons instead of reincarnated spirits of folks Toulon knew. Decapitations, impalements, stabbin’s, magic Nazi zombies, fatal freefalls, throats slittin’, disembowelment, inside out abortions through the vagina, fatties pissin’ on their own heads in the toilet, handful of boobs, folks drilled, arm rippin’, puppet smashin’, shoot outs, head crushin’, flyin’ puppets, murder house tours, human matchsticks, wall smashin’, baby doll Hitlers, human meat puppets, bloodbaths, rub-a-dub deaths, fast romances, truck rammin’, and Barbara Crampton sticks ’round most the movie as a bad ass cop! 3/5! 

In other news, we got our claws on the first issue of Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe featurin’ artwork by yours ghoully, and looks damn good if we say so ourselves. It feels wild to see our work in mass print from such a famous movie studio as Full Moon Empire and can’t wait to pick up the followin’ issues with more of our parody ad work, and issue three will even have an alternate cover by us! And speakin’ of comics, we mentioned a while back we had interest in producin’ a four part prequel comic to Screaming Soup! and that’s still in the works. We just finished roughin’ the blueprints for all four issues and ready to start the next step of actually drawin’ these crazy packed funny books of your favorite animated horror host. It may take a while given our team’s animatin’ the show at the same time, but we’re makin’ sure it’ll be worth the wait.

Right now, we’ve got our undivided attention back on completin’ our apocalyptic goat opera that’s currently season five. This next excitin’ episode will bring you more characters, bad guys, monsters, and we may even lose some of the cast as the Howl-Inn gang sets out to rescue Billy from becomin’ doomsday shish kabob. It’s sure to be one to remember and a real turnin’ point for what to expect the rest of this season as the show literally goes to hell.

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’.

For all you fearmakers out there workin’ on your next scary feature, remember to shoot it our way as an entry in our Scream Freak Film Contest! Three winners will be reviewed in our 50th episode and promoted to all the Scream Freaks lookin’ for the next big thing Hollywood’s too scared to capitalize on. Deadline’s 8/20/18, so hurry!

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT PUPPET MASTER COMICS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! If you’ve been ’round since our fourth season, then you know this latest Graphic Violence is looong overdue. That’s right, before we work anymore on the next excitin’ chapter of our apocalyptic themed season, we finally take the time to check a major comic review off our to-do list–Puppet Master!

From their first funny book appearance in the Eternity comics from the ’90s to their recent 3 year stint at Action Lab, we cover the puppets’ entire sequential history in this video. We discuss the different series’ relations to the movies, explain how writers tried pluggin’ glarin’ plot holes created by the sequels, and finally get some answers to just how Toulon’s damn elixir works! And most importantly, we tell ya just what Toulon and his fightin’ splinters have been up to since their last modern adventure in part 5 . . . wait. Part 6 is modern, but is that a prequel or sequel? Oh, and I forget where Pupper Master Legacy fits into the timeline. Damn. See how confusin’ this all gets?!!

Anyway, get a crash course in the Puppet Master books below, find ya some trades afterward for maximum enjoyment, and stick ’round for a special message at the end that schools ya in how to find a lot of these older comics we like talkin’ ’bout.

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’.

For all you fearmakers out there workin’ on your next scary feature, remember to shoot it our way as an entry in our Scream Freak Film Contest! Three winners will be reviewed in our 50th episode and promoted to all the Scream Freaks lookin’ for the next big thing Hollywood’s too scared to capitalize on. Deadline’s 8/20/18, so hurry!

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT COMIC REVIEWS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! The art is prepped, the next review is cut together, and we’re jumpin’ face first into the initial stages for animatin’ the next excitin’ episode of Screaming Soup! with the gang goin’ on a rescue mission to save Billy from the clutches of the Iron Horsemen of Doom. Jumpin’ jack-o-lanterns, these are some excitin’ times to tune into our show!

In the meantime, we’re pretty pumped for Full Moon Empire’s new comic scheduled for release next month, Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe. The first comic series featurin’ Charlie Bands’ characters to be published in-house, this mini-series guarantees to be a tour de slaughter of glorious mayhem as Dollman, a 13″ alien cop with an attitude, makes it his mission to obliterate all evil off the face of the Earth includin’ the Demonic Toys, Killjoy, Castle Freak, and even the Puppet Master characters! With out own artwork makin’ it into the comics, we’ve just been burstin’ with excitement ’bout all this and decided it was time to revisit a review that’s long past due.

As of right now, we’re workin’ on an all new Graphic Violence video that will review the entire run of Puppet Master comics from the ’90s Eternity issues through Action Lab’s stint that just recently ended. We had plans for this durin’ our fourth season while we were still in the middle of our crossover with Full Moon, but the animation got to be so epic, we had to put this particular review on the backburner ’til now. Actually works out better this way, ’cause with Action Lab’s licensin’ contract ended, we can now give y’all a complete review of that particular series with foreshadowin’ at the puppet’s return in these Dollman comics. Visit FullMoonComix.com to stay up to date on their shenanigans, be on the look out for our review sometime next week, and keep your eyes open at your local comic shop for Full Moon’s next excitin’ chapter in entertainment hittin’ the racks in August ’18!

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’.

For all you fearmakers out there workin’ on your next scary feature, remember to shoot it our way as an entry in our Scream Freak Film Contest! Three winners will be reviewed in our 50th episode and promoted to all the Scream Freaks lookin’ for the next big thing Hollywood’s too scared to capitalize on. Deadline’s 8/20/18, so hurry!

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT HORROR COMICS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! As you would have guessed it, things have been busy ’round our parts, and we’re hurryin’ as fast as we can to bring you the next excitin’ episode of Screaming Soup! Until then, there’s been plenty goin’ on behind the scenes we can’t wait to share with ya!

For starters, we can officially say we got one of the alternate covers for Full Moon Comix’ Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe #3 due out ’round October! Yeehaw, that achievement feels real good, if we say so ourselves, and we can’t wait for y’all to see it along with the rest our work we did for them! For those of y’all keepin’ track, we got a page of art in the first and second issue, and now we’re one of the cover options for the third issue. So, if Dollman blowin’ up all your favorite Full Moon characters wasn’t enough incentive to buy the series already, now you know you’ll also be collectin’ artwork in these historic issues by us here at Screaming Soup!

All this excitement has definitely lit a fire under our asses to make more headway with our plans for a Screaming Soup! comic we mentioned a while back. It’s currently planned to be a four issue mini-series and will be a prequel that shares a few of our adventures in the Crosslands before settlin’ down at the Howl-Inn Grub and Spirits. We already have the plots figured out and started draftin’ page layouts which we just finished for the first issue. This goes against normal practice somewhat, but we’re gonna complete all four issues before hittin’ up potential publishers we have in mind for printin’ this series. We’re gonna make sure every issue is packed with humor, action, monsters, and content not already found in the show.

And while we’re on the topic of horror comics, be sure to swing by our latest reviews of what we’re readin’ on our Sequential Slime blog. There’s a lot of good horror movie tie-in comics hittin’ the racks right now, and we give ya our two cents on most of them issue by issue. We bitch ’bout the Army of Darkness/KISS crossover rehashin’ Raimi’s third Evil Dead flick for the umpteenth time, praise the latest Big Trouble in Little China mini-series, ride the fence on the brand spankin’ new books on Pumpkinhead and Jeepers Creepers, and fall into abysmal disappointment over Robocop’s latest storyline. Despite great artwork, it always comes down to story determinin’ how well these comics are received or not.

Before we forget, let us mention to ya we think the El Rey Network may have finally watched our Screaming Soup! submission for their animated edition of the People’s Network. We haven’t been officially notified or anythin’ yet, but we saw the YouTube views on that private video jumped a little which is GREAT, ’cause that means someone watched it at least three times. Fangs crossed that means one judge watched it and liked it enough to promote it ’round the office over there or somethin’. And if that weren’t enough excitement to keep us on the edge of our bar stool, we were remindin’ folks in a tweet ’bout our excitement over the return of legendary horror host Joe Bob Briggs on Shudder, and a fan replied with interest in seein’ the two of us in some kind of crossover. We fired back we have a script written for such a horrific ocassion, and Joe Bob directly hit us up wantin’ to read it! Toxic taco toadies, can you imagine the sonic boom thunderin’ ‘cross the lands from our heads explodin’ if somethin’ so surreal were to happen as Joe Bob Briggs doin’ a crossover with our show?!! Breath . . .

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’.

For all you fearmakers out there workin’ on your next scary feature, remember to shoot it our way as an entry in our Scream Freak Film Contest! Three winners will be reviewed in our 50th episode and promoted to all the Scream Freaks lookin’ for the next big thing Hollywood’s too scared to capitalize on. Deadline’s 8/20/18, so hurry!

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

 

SCREAMING AT EL REY NETWORK!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Long time, no see! Sorry for the black out period that may have left you thinkin’ we fell off the face of the graveyard, but we’re back now and ready and rearin’ to jump back in the saddle and get this rodeo movin’ again. For y’all who just gotta know what’s happenin’ on our side of the Crosslands, we’ve had a full plate. While still workin’ on the next excitin’ episode of Screaming Soup! (which will be a doomsday machine double feature by the way), we’ve been stickin’ our gnarled thumbs in other pies recently. That sounded dirtier than intended, didn’t it?

First off, we cut together pieces of past Screaming Soup! episodes to produce an adventure we could submit to the El Rey Network, better known as Robert Rodriquez’s cable channel. See, every so often El Rey features somethin’ called the People’s Network Showcase which broadcasts a handful of submitted works by filmmakers and artists on the rise. The point is to help get these creative folks exposure so fans and talent hungry companies alike can discover them and hopefully boost their career one way or another. Along with horror, suspense, and action showcases, the People’s Network also has an animated category which promotes all kinds of animators from stop-motion and CGI to 2D animation and still pictures . After watchin’ the latest animation showcase and seein’ El Rey’s lookin’ to round up enough content for a third round at their site right now, we couldn’t pass up another opportunity and made the time to enter our show. If it gets picked, we’ll tell ya right now, there’s no review. It’s strictly an animated adventure with your favorite gang from the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits, ’cause we don’t wanna be disqualified for too long a runnin’ time or for includin’ copyrighted content they may be uncomfortable broadcastin’ despite the fair use laws. This was submitted a short time ago, so fangs crossed we’ll get some national exposure soon!

We also took a whole weekend to invite a bunch of our posse back to record dialogue for future Screaming Soup! episodes which have now been written through Season 7. It was a lot of fun to see some returnin’ faces along with new talent which ran the full gamut of actin’ from stage and film actors to newbies and folks who doubled for Bruce Willis and James Woods back in the day. Most the recordings went really well, but there were some actors who needed a little more work with the characters we’d randomly throw at them to voice, makin’ for some hilarious bloopers we need to share sometime.

Lastly, we’re still gung-ho about the idea of a Screaming Soup! comic book now that we’re armed with the knowledge it’s highly probable it could be picked up by one of these smaller publishers we’ve been noticin’ at the comic shops. We definitely have a three issue mini-series locked down as far as plot and story are concerned, we just need to start fillin’ in the details and puttin’ art to paper at this point. In other comic news, we deserve a big ol’ pat on the back ’cause one of our original drawin’s will be appearin’ in Full Moon Comix’s first publication, Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe! Wooo-doggy, right?! Yessir, thanks to the connections we made with the fine folks over at Full Moon Empire, we luckily pitched the right kind of Full Moon artwork to them and was hired to work with author/screen writer Brockton McKinney in bringin’ it to print. We don’t wanna reveal too much about it, but we will say it’s a parody of those ol’ gag ads we use to see all the time in comics when you could still buy x-ray specs and tanks in the mail.

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’.

For all you fearmakers out there workin’ on your next scary feature, remember to shoot it our way as an entry in our Scream Freak Film Contest! Three winners will be reviewed in our 50th episode and promoted to all the Scream Freaks lookin’ for the next big thing Hollywood’s too scared to capitalize on. Deadline’s 8/20/18, so hurry!

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT HURRYING UP ALREADY!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Another week and still waitin’ for the next episode. We tell ya, we don’t know how ya manage to be so patient! We’re comin’ much closer to wrappin’ up the animation of episode 43, and fangs crossed we’ll get it out to you sometime next week, and you’ll see why it’s worth the wait. Guest stars, larger than life monsters, non-stop action, and an all out review . . . no wonder it’s takin’ us a little more time to animate!

Regardin’ other projects, things are progressin’ nicely. We think we finally have a magazine publication that will feature an article on our show, we’ve completed some treatments for that mini-series we mentioned wantin’ to do for a Screaming Soup! comic, and got the first drafts for our seventh season written. And if you haven’t heard, our buddy Charlie at Full Moon Empire has decided to publish his own Full Moon comix startin’ with an awesome mini-series called Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe. Pretty epic, right? And since we’re artists with a whole slew of Full Moon artwork from last season, we gotta see if we can twist some arms into squeezin’ our own masterpieces in these upcomin’ issues as pin-ups or back covers. We’ll regret it if we don’t try, you know?

And on a side note, we saw the latest animation showcase on Robert Rodríguezes’ El Rey Network and got more fired up than ever to submit a Screaming Soup! short for possible syndication. If you never heard of it, Robert asks filmmakers to submit their work to El Rey Network through his channel’s website, and the fans pick and choose their favorites to be featured in what they call the People’s Showcase. Winners are flown to his studio ranch in Texas and interviewed for TV spots that introduces their works as part of themed collections rangin’ from horror to suspense and animation. We have some ideas for what we’ll be submittin’, but more on that later.

Just a reminder our special guests on this next episode will be The Homicidal Homemaker and Janet Decay and Grim Gori from The Mummy and the Monkey Show. If you never heard of them, slap yourself upside your clueless face and catch up with their latest YouTube vids posted below. These horrific talents deserve mad fanfare, and we’re still pinchin’ ourselves they’re gonna be on our show!

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’.

For all you fearmakers out there workin’ on your next scary feature, remember to shoot it our way as an entry in our Scream Freak Film Contest! Three winners will be reviewed in our 50th episode and promoted to all the Scream Freaks lookin’ for the next big thing Hollywood’s too scared to capitalize on. Deadline’s 8/20/18, so hurry!

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT HORROR COMICS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! We’ve been proponents of comics for as long as we can remember and are thrilled the rest of the world has finally caught up with givin’ them the recognition they deserve as a respectable outlet of literature. Course this has backfired somewhat, ’cause the same pretentious folks who were snobs about the artistic merit of comics are now oversaturatin’ comics’ fan base as born again funny book supporters, which kind of robs comics of their attraction a little, you know? It’s like havin’ a favorite cult film. It’s a cult film because only a few sickos with warped minds find any joy in watchin’ and celebratin’ entertainment the mainstream audience deems trash. But overtime, these trashy flicks gain traction thanks to video releases, cable broadcasts, and websites, and suddenly your outsider quirks for wearin’ Evil Dead 2 t-shirts or havin’ Big Trouble in Little China up poster on your wall don’t seem all that special anymore. But don’t get us wrong. Popularity in the mainstream means companies and studios will happily pump out more stories of our favorite monsters and psycho slashers for a buck, and the fast track for meetin’ these demands are typically comics.

Over the years, we have made it our business to hunt down the complete run of comics related to our favorite series of horror flicks. You name it, we more than likely have it. Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Child’s Play, Fright Night, and even the coveted and super rare copy of Phantasm: Overminds, the first and last time we pay more than $20 for a single funny book. The only exception we make for collectin’ these are the direct comic adaptations of movies themselves. They can give ya insight for how a movie might have played out if there was no such thing as a budget, but why do I want a comic when I already have the movie, you know?

This is a tradition that continues today with more companies than ever willin’ to license old movies for rag picture books, and we keep track of our favorite titles issue for issue at our Sequential Slime blog. For fun, we thought we’d clue you in to what’s recently come out and sum up our thoughts on them.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

Based on one of Carpenter’s zaniest flicks, this is an impressive series that’s yet to produce a bad issue. Jack Burton continues his Asian themed adventures with most the original characters from Big Trouble in Little China which includes a resurrected Lo Pan as the regular baddie out for revenge. With Carpenter guidin’ the stories, the series is full of humor, action, character, and charm as Jack drives his truck to hell and back fightin’ supernatural spooks, booger beasts, apocalyptic demons, and even Snake Plissken!

HATCHET    

Putrid polecats! Adam Green’s retro lovin’ gore trilogy ’bout a swamp slasher literally tearin’ folks apart makes for great popcorn flicks, but its first swing at bein’ a comic leaves a lot to be desired. The story is so-so ’bout college filmmakers makin’ a horror movie at Victor Crowley’s ol’ stompin’ ground, but the art is damn near detestable with it lookin’ rushed and half assed by the second issue. We’d only recommend this series to the die-hard fans.

ASH VS THE ARMY OF DARKNESS

Runnin’ strong after more than a decade in a consistently published comic series, we have a love/hate relationship with Dynamite’s stories of Ash’s continuin’ fight against the Deadites. More often than not, the series has been cannibalizin’ Sam Raimi’s movies from its plots to its one liners, resultin’ in an inbred product that rarely dares to take Ash and the series in new directions. The latest five issue mini, Ash vs The Army of Darkness, ain’t all bad with some new lore and villains added to the series as Ash goes undercover at a school infested with Deadites, but it still leaves a lot to be desired. As a side note, avoid the latest AOD/Xena crossover “Forever . . . And A Day” like a boonies proctologist with used tongs. Worst AOD story EVER published to paper!

THE HOWLING

A truer sequel to the original Joe Dante flick than Howling II: . . . Your Sister’s A Werewolf, these comics pick up after Dee Wallace is put down on live television and follows Marsha Quist as the movie’s lone survivin’ werewolf on a killin’ spree for magic that will give her control over a bunch of zombie werewolves. This is a very so-so series. It’s well made, but we think the artist needs to up the gore, and the writer should mesh Marsha’s story more with Chris’s (Dee’s coworker who shoots her on TV and is on the run from the government wantin’ to shut him up ’bout the existence of werewolves).

PUPPET MASTER

This is the best movie tie in comic on the rack today, Scream Freaks! Comin’ to the end of its licensin’ contract, Action Labs is wrappin’ up an amazin’ run of stories that not only bring back Full Moon Empire’s killer splinters but manages to cleverly cover up a lot of the movies’ plotholes. Brilliantly written, full of gory action, and thankfully brings the puppets back to modern times for more adventures that include some of our favorite characters from the first six flicks. We cannot recommend this one enough before its gone!

And there you have it, Scream Freaks. Some of today’s horrific titles we’re keepin’ track of for better or worse, and you can keep tabs on it all by checkin’ in on our blog, Sequential Slime.

And for those Scream Queen aficionados, we’re still celebratin’ B-Queen Sybil Danning all this month as our Howlin’ Hottie of the Week, which is the first time we’ve ever spotlighted the same horror honey for four consecutive weeks. This week we’re enjoyin’ her glam warrior outfit from Howling II which is a hoot of a commonly bashed flick with her playin’ a orgy lovin’ werewolf employin’ midget henchmen to stop Christopher Lee from killin’ her. Most remembered for her topless shirt rippin’ scene that’s replayed 17 times in the movie! Be sure to check more out the next couple of weeks, and let us know what your favorite Sybil flick is.

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!

SCREAMING AT THE TOXIC AVENGER 1-4!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks, and Happy Halloween!!! The best day of the year has arrived, and we worked our tailbones off to give you the greatest treat before the witchin’ hour strikes. You read right. Below is the long awaited finale to our most ambitious season yet, the epic conclusion to this year’s infamous underground B-movie brawl, T**** vs Full Moon!!!!

Bein’ our 40th episode, we went all out on this one. Lots of fightin’, returnin’ characters, surprises, emotional ups and downs, and one last marathon of reviews takin’ a humorous look at the Toxic Avenger series. If you’ve never seen one of these manic mutant movies, you’re in for a treat, partner, ’cause these flicks are about as crazy as they get. Unlike their kid friendly counterpart, the Toxic Crusaders cartoon series, these indie superhero monster flicks are gory, perverse, vulgar, politically incorrect . . . just how we like it!

Really wish we could be celebratin’ this landmark in our series with both Full Moon and Troma, but sadly nothin’s changed with Troma since we premiered this season last January. Lloyd Kaufman wanted to be part of all this harmless non-profit fun, but his partners at Troma weren’t as enthusiastic and is the reason all this had to be censored and keep y’all from fully enjoyin’ somethin’ so fun and different. But we worked through all that drama to keep givin’ you Scream Freaks a fantasy fight we thought you’d get a kick out of, and still feel a rush of achievement for completin’ this season that’s three years in the makin’!

That said, we cannot thank Charles Band and Full Moon enough for bein’ such great supporters for our show this past year. Full Moon is ran by a cool gang of filmmakers we’re happy to call our friends, and Charlie has just been amazin’ to work with given his busy schedule. He was onboard with this crossover idea from the get go, and is one of the most chilled dudes you’ll ever meet. While the crossover is endin’, we look forward to continuin’ our relationship with Full Moon and hope to collaborate again in the future.

Hell, maybe one day Troma will recognize these episodes for all the free publicity they offer and will contact us in the future to release the uncensored versions for fans to binge.

For now, enjoy this explosive endin’, have some candy for us, and be on the look out for more vids headin’ your way with reviews of Toxie’s stint in cartoons and comics. As for us, we just heard Bruce Campbell is blowin’ through our town on his gameshow/book tour, and we’ve got VIP tickets to shake the hand of the legend that helped mold our sense of scary heroics the way we know them today. Halloween night with the King of the Bs . . . Yeehaw!! Think he’s heard of our Bruce Campbell Takes It In The Face vids?

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the Dollman so you can win this month’s random Full Moon DVD with a piece of original Screaming Soup! artwork. For those who don’t know how the game works,  look below for the rules and join the revered ranks of past winners who were first to tell us they spotted Full Moon’s 13″ cop with an attitude! Click HERE to see what past winners have received. This month’s winner is Buddy Smith from Arlington Heights, IL.

In the meantime, 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 playin’ on Beta Max TV and Sluggo’s The Vortexx!

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 SEASON 4 FINALE UPDATES AND LEATHERFACE!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Halloween is upon us, and our biggest season yet is comin’ close to an epic end! Apologies for not releasin’ it at the usual time you’ve grown accustomed to, but this episode is pretty damn important, and we wanna make sure it gets done right! Multiple fights, lots of wrap-ups, teases at what next season brings, and four new reviews of Troma’s Toxic Avenger series! You can’t wait, and neither can we which is why we’re workin’ ’round the clock to get this up on Halloween or the day before.

While burnin’ the midnight oils, we did manage to see the new Leatherface flick, and tarnations what a stinker! That is, it’s an alright movie that’s well shot and acted, but it just didn’t need to be a sequel/prequel/remake/reboot/whatever to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series. Here’s what we had to say in our weekly R-Rated Review Blog here at the site:

LEATHERFACE (2017)

After bein’ taken away from his po’ hog raisin’ family for 10 years, a teenage Sawyer escapes the loony bin with a pack of crazies and makes his way back home on a killin’ spree while draggin’ along an attractive nurse as a hostage. As a stand alone movie, this ain’t a bad flick to check out with crisp cinematography, strong actin’, and more than one creepy moment. But as the newest entry in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, this was worse than The Next Generation. The biggest problem bein’ this red herrin’ bullshit the filmmakers pull most the movie, makin’ us guess which escaped loon is even Leatherface, because the state pointlessly changed his name after he was committed. This is really distractin’ and completely robs me of the sick joy watchin’ a Chainsaw prequel/reboot/remake or whatever the hell this is in the series’ turbulent continuity. And when the real Leatherface does finally stand up at the very end, it’s such an ridiculous slap to the face that I’m left wishin’ for more Michael Bay chainsaw flicks! I’d recommend this to the casual movie goer and super die-hard Chainsaw fans, but it’s just gonna piss off a lot of us regular slasher fans lookin’ for a reunion with the Sawyer family. Rubber room riots, squished girls, roadkill disguises, gunshots to the face, head bashin’, mice stuffed in women’s mouths, boonie executions, evidence eatin’ hogs, pack of killer hogs, throat slittin’, decapitations, chainsaw chases, one human face mask, severed hands, cannibal meal preppin’, knives through necks, diner chaos, folks carved like turkeys, crazies hidin’ in dead cattle, and a burned-up woman havin’ a threesome with a corpse! 3/5!

So, now you have 3-4 Chainsaw timelines dependin’ on how lenient you wanna be with the details. Timeline one is TCM, TCM2, Leatherface: TCM3, and TCM: The Next Generation. Timeline two is Michael Bay’s TCM 1-2. Timeline three is TCM: Leatherface, TCM,  and Texas Chainsaw 3D. Or you could even accept a fourth timeline that’s TCM: Leatherface, TCM, TCM2, Leatherface: TCM3, and TCM: The Next Generation. A lot of you may not wanna include TCM: The Next Generation because of how awkward it fits into the timeline with Leatherface’s family and everythin’, but I like to think some powerful corporate nutjobs are conductin’ some wacko experiment with fear and somehow captured Leatherface to be one of the killers in the experiment.

We know a lot of y’all are gonna be partyin’ it up this weekend, so we raise our glasses to the spirit of Halloween and wish ya a memorable one! Don’t forget the night can promise as many tricks as treats, never tug on a ghost’s sheet, and keep those jack-o-lanterns burnin’. In case any of you are the head honchos throwin’ the party, feel free to use our Halloween Party Playlist over 250 songs (includin’ the Screaming Soup! Anthem) sure to give your hootenanny some giddy-up! Listen to it HERE and monster mash away!

In the meantime, 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 playin’ on Beta Max TV and Sluggo’s The Vortexx!

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!

NEXT WEEK!

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