SCREAMING AT WHAT TO EXPECT IN SEASON 5!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Our season four finale feels like it was just yesterday, but the premier of season five is fast approachin’! With the explosive departure of Full Moon Empire and those other guys we’re not supposed to name, the time has come for our show to get back to basics and deal with all original problems from the Crosslands. Namely the mysterious biker gang Billy runs into durin’ the final moments of our last episode.

Who are they? How did Billy survive a nuclear explosion? What’s the show’s theme gonna be for 2018? Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

We think it’s pretty obvious to y’all the bikers are the horsemen of the apocalypse. Shocker, we know. It’ll take the Screaming Soup! gang a few episodes to figure that out, but kudos to you for knowin’ your doomsday prophecies. If you ever read Billy’s bio, then you also know he’s a runaway from hell avoidin’ some heavy responsibilities he’s destined for. All that doom and gloom finally catches up with our favorite critter with the horsemen’s arrival and sets the web’s #1 animated horror host on a rescue mission to hell and back with the fate of the Crosslands hangin’ in the balance. Excited yet?

Season five will be packed with new characters, inside-out tours of the Crosslands, and reviews of horror flicks that loosely follow an end of the world theme. There’s more horror host crossovers in the works for these episodes, and we’re even havin’ a one of a kind contest y’all are sure to love once we reveal it January ’18! Season four was epic, but this will be even bigger with us returnin’ to adventures that are 100% Screaming Soup!, further explorin’ our own characters and the mythos of their dimension.

On a side note, we’re still plannin’ on producin’ some video reviews of the comics for Toxic Avenger and Puppet Master, as well as the Toxic Crusaders cartoon (hopefully before Christmas). We’re in some new territory now regardin’ the time tables for animatin’ future episodes given our ambitions for larger stories, and tryin’ to not let the secondary vids hold those back from regular releases. We’re also continuin’ to slowly build our alternative channels for the show on Twitch, Vidme, and Veoh. We’re talkin’ with Veoh and Twitch to find out why they won’t let certain episodes be uploaded (emails from Twitch say we “MAY have violated service terms” but won’t say how), and Vidme seems to have a 30 minute limit per video we are still researchin’ a way around. Fangs crossed all that will get worked out before season five premiers next year.

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 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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SCREAMING AT THANKSGIVING 2017!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks, and happy gobble gobble day! While there’s still a little over a month left in 2017, we can’t help but look back at everything that’s happened since January and reflect on our show’s triumphs and hiccups that have left us both humbled and howlin’ with joy. Fair warnin’ this post may get kind of corny, so brace yourself for sappy Hallmark moments ahead . . .

Every season, we strive to develop Screaming Soup! into somethin’ more than it is and grow its fan base with a list of goals. Some of these goals are slam-dunks, others continue to be as elusive as ever. Then there’s some that tease us with fleetin’ victories like Troma agreein’ to participate in our crossover with Full Moon Empire, just to back out at the last minute. Some of us felt even more defeated when we were further slapped with the censor notice from Troma followed by news our newly acquired spot on Beta Max TV disappeared overnight after they shut down due to technical difficulties. A regular buzzkill has been us tryin’ to get mentioned in a horror rag to no avail, our most consistent efforts bein’ regular emails to HorrorHound Magazine which requested suggestions for horror hosts they can spotlight.

But despite any disappointments we encounter, we never let these shortcomin’s eclipse our vision for our show’s future and diligently push ahead with focus on all the positives. We were happily picked up by Sluggo’s The Vortexx for their streamin’ broadcasts, and Beta Max TV eventually bounced back, eager to get us back in the line-up with hit web shows like the Cinema Snob and The Mummy and the Monkey Show. MonsterVision legend Joe Bob Brigg’s blessed us with his highest ratin’ of four stars which is a huge deal for us, and good ol’ fashion networkin’ at conventions has given us the means to try and pitch Screaming Soup! to television networks. We interacted with some of the best social horror talents like Mondopiece Theater, Homicidal Homemaker, and the Horror Addicts and even been talkin’ with the fine folks behind Ms. Monster and Her Monster Melons. We’re still emailin’ HorrorHound and other horror rags information about our show ’til one of them wants to publish an article about us. And while we didn’t get the trifecta crossover we planned our whole season around, we still produced the episodes we originally wanted to see and formed an invaluable relationship with Charlie and his staff at Full Moon Empire. They are the best people to collaborate with, and we’re thankful for all their support and encouragement in Screaming Soup!

But most of all, we’re thankful for you Scream Freaks! This entire production would mean nothin’ if y’all weren’t always comin’ back for another helpin’ of comedic animated reviews. It’s your positive comments, sincere love, and validation for our show that keeps Screaming Soup! up and runnin’. You’ve shared horror movies, personal stories, and feedback with us over the years, and we do our best to keep promptly in touch, because we value you as fans we’re makin’ all this for. Our YouTube subs may not be as high as most other horror flick reviewers, but what few we have are incredibly loyal.

Anyways, we hosted a couple of panels at the Big Fandom Greenville convention this past weekend and managed to record the audio from both. So, for those who couldn’t make it out for one reason or another, we edited these events to the slideshows used for presentin’ the different horror flicks we discussed and stuck them at the bottom of this blog. Perfect podcast kind-of vids for those on a long car ride to see family for Thanksgivin’, or anyone just needin’ help tunin’ out baby young’ns hollerin’ for more gravy trains at the dinner table.

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 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 BIG FANDOM GREENVILLE 2017!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! We figured things would slow down after our Season 4 finale, but woowee, were we wrong! This weekend is the 2nd annual Big Fandom Greenville convention, and we’re armed to the teeth with all new panels regardin’ horrific cinema folks probably never knew existed.

Our first panel is scheduled for 9pm tonight, and we’ll be takin’ a deep dirty look at some of the craziest sex scenes in horror entertainment to date. While most horror fans, even in our gang, want to yammer on about the sexual predator sticks in Evil Dead and the fun perversion of From Dusk ’til Dawn, we really want to focus on more obscure titles to give the die-hard fans new stuff to look for. Why go over the same ol’ mainstream moments on endless countdown lists when there’s literally thousands of other noteworthy flicks no one’s talkin’ about, you know?

Same goes for our last panel scheduled at 7pm on Saturday, 11/18/17. A handful of our gang put their heads together and came up with a fun list of the silliest slashers and B-movie beasts we’ve ever seen in horror movies and will be havin’ a howlin’ time sharin’ that with curious con guests. This includes some of the most laugh out loud monsters already reviewed in past Screaming Soup! episodes like Bloodfreak and Oversexed Rugsuckers From Mars, but there’s plenty of new one’s sure to send you on an inspired quest for your next gotta-have creature feature.

We’ve had our technical problems in the past when it came to recordin’ these events for your viewin’ pleasure, but fangs crossed, we’ll at least be able to turn this weekend’s panels into podcast-like videos with the slideshows we use as visuals. Speakin’ of videos, we’ve begun expandin’ our presence through the worldwide web and created new Screaming Soup! channels on other video platforms such as Twitch and Vidme. We’re just startin’ to upload our past episodes on them right now and should have everything up to date by the time our fifth season premiers at the end of January ’18. After that, every new video we produce will be published on each platform, givin’ our show more than one doomsday back-up if YouTube were to ever shut us down or crash from unhappy creators revoltin’. Links to our channels on Twitch and Vidme have been added to the upper right corner of the site, and we invite y’all to explore these alternatives to YouTube the same time we’re learnin’ about them.

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 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 MEETING THE KING OF Bs!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Recoverin’ from Halloween hangover, we’ve been takin’ it fairly easy after wrappin’ up such a huge season last week. But if concludin’ an epic crossover with Full Moon wasn’t enough for celebratin’ the greatest holiday, we tried to make this year even more memorable when we heard the King of Bs himself, Bruce Campbell, was blowin’ through our town.

In case you haven’t heard, Bruce recently wrote his newest auto-biography Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor and has been pushin’ it on loyal fans with a cross country book tour. To make his book signin’s more fun than standin’ forever in lines for an autograph, Bruce entertains folks as a host of an all inclusive pre-show called Last Fan Standing, a trivia gameshow for geeks who know their pop-culture. We didn’t need a lot of convincin’ to know Bruce Campbell + Halloween = a one of a kind experience we’d kick our own asses for missin’, so we hurried to buy tickets for what we hoped would be an unforgettable Hallow’s Eve. Well, it was unforgettable alright.

The first thing we regret are the tickets. At the ticket site we were directed to, there were three options. General Admission buys you a signed copy of Bruce’s new book and admission to the gameshow everyone can play. Plus-One tickets are cheap deals for those supportive spouses or indifferent family members taggin’ along who don’t want a book but can still play the game. VIP tickets offer the more exclusive experience, of course, givin’ you an assumed autographed book (see that missin’ detail below), entry to the gameshow, and a meet and greet with Bruce himself. Investin’ too much into the “limited number of VIP tickets” available, we snagged those babies up in a hurry, thinkin’ we were some lucky few who would get the chance to mingle with Bruce in some backroom with a handful of others like a backstage pass at some hot shot concert. More on that later.

The first bit of confusion came with the time the event started which was posted as 6:30 PM. Is this when the doors open or when the game starts? More importantly, was this exclusive VIP meet and greet happenin’ before or after the event? After some callin’ around, we got our answers and showed up in time to file in the buildin’ with other eager fans a few minutes before 6:30 PM. Once inside, we’re given these multiple choice clickers for the game along with our pre-signed copies of Hail to the Chin. We find us some seats near the stage after grabbin’ drinks to help ease our fandom nerves and gaze at the gameshow set consistin’ of five podiums and a projection screen. It was about this time we started seein’ other horror fans in the crowd we knew, everyone exchangin’ the same glance of disbelief with each other that said, “You knew the King was here and didn’t bother tellin’ me?!” It was apparent everyone in town wanted Bruce all to themselves, present company included.

A little after 7 PM, nearly everyone found a place to plant their butts and the shin dig was underway. We had seen Bruce once before in passin’ on a convention floor, and that was our first and only experience with bein’ starstruck. This imaginary guy we spent so many years watchin’ on TV and collectin’ in comic books was real and within arms reach. This time ’round, his presence didn’t carry quite the same impact. When Bruce bounced on stage, we thought he resembled Bob Saget from Full House more than the knucklehead hero we watched in Ash vs Evil Dead. We think his glasses are to blame for that.

Anyway, Bruce cracks a few jokes, mingles with audience members dressed for Halloween, and introduces us to somethin’ called Bruce Bucks. In addition to the game, Bruce said folks in the crowd could earn this fake currency for doin’ or sayin’ random things he finds humorous, but we’ll be damned if he ever said where to turn it in or what it got anyone. Good thing he gave out so little of it. It’s not long before Bruce breaks away from gettin’ personal with the crowd and jumps into the first round of questions. Now, we thought this was a new show bein’ tapped on the road for future broadcasts on some unknown channel, but turns out this was just a fun little roadshow performance without a single camera in sight. Basin’ the winners on how quickly they answered questions correctly, Bruce asked a handful of trivia rangin’ from comics to horror flicks. We would say these questions weren’t anythin’ too advance for a modest fan, most of it focusin’ on Marvel comics and popular horror movies. The toughest questions were details from The Last Starfighter, Game of Thrones, or Labyrinth. Intimidated by the quick draw part of the game, we sadly missed several things we actually knew and didn’t get to advance to the stage as one of the final four.

Bruce personally greets each of the final four and starts the next round which is pure comedy thanks to a knowledgeable she-geek from out of town. The final four flank the sides of the projection screen that displays the questions as Bruce asks them. She-Geek is buzzin’ in with the answers as soon as Bruce opens his mouth, ’cause she’s readin’ it on the screen quicker than he’s readin’ it out loud.  Stagehands realize this and chastised her for not listenin’ to Bruce instead. With this bein’ their umpteenth rodeo, you’d think these knuckleheads would have figured out they either need to get the contestants behind the screen or tell them to not read it beforehand.

Luckily, She-Geek pressed on and dominated the next two rounds, ’cause the questions were provin’ so relatively easy to answer, she’d just buzz in before even thinkin’. And why not? No one was penalized for givin’ the wrong answer. When all was said and done, she was the last fan standin’. Everyone was eager to see what her grand prize was, most believin’ it would be some valuable piece of merch or prop from one of Bruce’s movies. Before we get to that, however, game reps first told us what the other four finalists got which raised all kinds of confusion. We conferred with other folks in the crowd, and most agreed it sounded like the reps of the event said third and fourth place won gift cards to our local comic shop along with weekend passes to our area’s upcomin’ comicon. What? Nothin’ for second place? And after that bafflin’ announcement, we witness the winner gettin’ her grand prize, a signed certificate from Bruce that said she was a nerd. That’s it?!! Afterward, we had to follow up with the comic shop that served as the event’s sponsor, and they helped clarify things. The winner actually got the weekend passes for comicon with a hefty gift card to their store. Second through fourth place won similar gift cards to the comic shop of lesser varyin’ amounts. These winners had to be hunted down by the comic shop reps to be awarded their prizes thanks to slack gamin’ officials. A little disappointed we couldn’t whiz kid our way on stage with Bruce to win another John Hancock (the signed book is enough for us), we became anxious to begin the meet and greet phase of our Halloween night with the King of Bs. This is when trouble started.

While we were ignorantly prepared for an some personal meet and greet with Bruce in a private VIP backroom with an exclusive group of fans for a few minutes, Bruce’s bad cop counterpart takes the stage and starts givin’ everyone explicit directions for what was happenin’ next. After readin’ Hail to the Chin, I found out this guy’s name is Mike, and he’s Bruce’s point man at appearances, ensurin’ everythin’ goes Bruce’s way or no way at all. He was the one to break the news that the only perk us VIP ticket holders got was to line up in an orderly fashion at the front where Bruce would be sittin’ at a table and take turns shakin’ his hand while he added our name above his signature already found in our books. Another lame perk  to this VIP experience not mentioned on the ticket site is the opportunity to have Bruce sign a second item in addition to his new book, as long as it was a body part or relevant to his career. At first, the crowd was mighty upset, because everyone was understandin’ Mike was sayin’ both VIP and regular ticket holders could get in line to meet Bruce which undermined the reason people like us ponied up the extra dough for VIP tickets. This took forever to clear up, and folks finally calmed down when it started bein’ announced only VIP could stand in line for Bruce. We later found out that for such a limited amount of VIP tickets, 60-80% of the crowd that night were VIPs waitin’ in line, and that just made the experience feel a lot less special.

Upset at findin’ out we paid extra for a common celebrity encounter most people experience at conventions, it only got worse when we were told we couldn’t have pictures with him, ’cause no one was allowed behind his table. We were allowed to take pictures or video of him signin’ our stuff, however, so long as we stayed on our side of the table. Bruce must have as many do’s and don’ts as the president when it comes to meetin’ the public.

Not wantin’ to feel like we wasted money, we waited in the long twistin’ line and waited patiently, while we passed the time sharin’ our Bruce Campbell videos with others in line and spreadin’ the word about our show. When we finally got to the front of the line and approached our cinematic hero of the last 20 years, it was pretty uneventful. We knew it was a long shot, but we asked if he had seen our ultimate tribute video he retweeted. He said he didn’t know and whisked us on our way. With the next fan runnin’ up on us, we wanted some form of satisfaction, so we urgently asked if he receives any royalty from any of the comics that feature his most popular characters.

“Why do you care?” He passively said.

“Just curious.”

“Don’t buy Dynamite. They steal images.”

With that, we walked off and our highly anticipated night with Bruce Campbell was over. I asked some knowledgeable folks about the Dynamite Comics comment later, and seems that publisher’s taken some heat for usin’ a lot of actor’s images in their licensed comics associated with movies and TV shows. For instance, they bought the rights to publish Army of Darkness comics regardin’ its story and characters, but not necessarily the rights to use Bruce’s likeness for Ash. It’s legal details like this that’s why the Real Ghostbusters cartoon characters don’t look anythin’ like Bill Murray or Dan Akroyd.

So, the event was okay at best. There was a lot of miscommunication Bruce’s people were at fault for, and some unfortunate disappointments were partly due to us expectin’ more from the experience than we probably should have. As described, we did get a book, we did participate in a private gameshow, and we did get to meet Bruce even if it was for less than a minute with a bare bones exchange of words. While we don’t feel the VIP ticket prices were worth what we got in return, the regular tickets were definitely worth the price of a book and hour spent playin’ a game with Bruce. In hindsight, however, we should have just bought the regular tickets with the plus one deals and gone for the gameshow and a copy of Hail to the Chin. If we still wanted a VIP ticket knowin’ what we know now, we would have just bought one and had Bruce sign our copy of the Moontrap comic, his first appearance in a comic book which would have surely gotten a chuckle. But it is what it is, so live and learn.

Oh, and before we forget, how ’bout our thoughts on Hail to the Chin? What we love about Bruce’s first auto-biography If Chins Could Kill is how it chronicles his energetic whirlwind of underdog struggles as an ambitious young man travelin’ the world in search of his dream through sincere trial and error. In this next act of his life, things are a little more settled with him speakin’ as a weathered adult sharin’ details about buyin’ a house in Oregon, how his actin’ career affects his second marriage, the perks and downsides to findin’ steady work on Burn Notice, and his contemplations on losin’ loved ones. The most surprisin’ chapter is his candid admittance to bein’ charged with a DUI back in the day in a chain of car wreck stories. There are some fun stories behind the scenes of My Name is Bruce and Man With the Screaming Brain, but this book kind of lacks that daredevil spirit now that Bruce has been established in the movie business. I also wish there were a lot more personal photos used instead of these Photoshop gag images that seem to dominate the book. Worth a read by any fan.

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 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!

SCREAMING AT THE SEASON 4 FINALE!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! We’re in the thick of October now and feel the excitement buildin’ with Halloween right around the corner. Houses decked out in creepy decorations, scary flicks playin’ all over TV, store aisles overflowin’ with cavity causin’ candy . . . most wonderful time of the year, I tell you what! And what Halloween hootenanny would be complete without the annual Screaming Soup! season finale full of outrageous pranks, frightful fights, and monstrous mayhem?

The season 4 finale is still in the works, but we’re aimin’ for it to be released no later than Halloween day. As mentioned before, there’s a LOT in this 30+ minute episode comin’ up. We’re wrappin’ up a lot of tensions among characters, endin’ the crossover with Full Moon, teasin’ at things to come in season 5, and reviewin’ the entire Toxic Avenger series. You know, when we started Screaming Soup! we managed tight stories that could be produced into full 15 minute episodes within 3 weeks. When we decided to go all out and make Season 4 as big as we could make it with Full Moon’s involvement, we suddenly found ourselves needin’ four to sometimes six weeks to complete a 20-40 minute episode. There’s more characters, backgrounds, voices, and reviews in this than any other season of Screaming Soup! The first 3 seasons, it would take us 10 months to produce 10 episodes with 12-13 film reviews. This season, 10 episodes took us 16 months to complete with a total of 35 reviews. Our skeleton crew put about 3 seasons worth of work into one and we think it came out pretty damn well!

To hold you over ’til we break out this explosive finale, be sure to visit our blogs for comedic bite size reviews. We’re always updatin’ our R-Rated Review blog as soon as we watch a horror flick and just updated our Sequential Slime reviews of some horror flick-related comics we just picked up. And so you’re in the loop, our appearance at Alchemy Comedy last week went well, but our cameraman unfortunately had technical issues that prevented it from bein’ recorded. Major bummer given we were plannin’ on puttin’ that video up for y’all to enjoy, and we hate that it went down that way. We have more appearances scheduled at Big Fandom Greenville in November and will hopefully record enough of that to share at that time.

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 HALLOWEEN HORROR SEQUELS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Have y’all stopped to notice just how many horror sequels are comin’ out this Halloween season? Like a flashback to the late ’80s, several of our favorite slashers and monsters are knockin’ at Halloween’s door this year, and we’re happier than vamps on a hemophiliac! We always wondered why so many horror movies seem to avoid October releases, so this has been one of the best for us as far as new movie releases go.

While it came a week before October, the Creeper’s third movie still premiered close enough to kind of kick off the holiday with Chucky not too far behind with Cult of Chucky. Here’s what we had to say about those in our R-Rated Reviews:

JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 (2017)

Pickin’ back up with the Creeper’s last 23 day killin’ spree with a story that takes place between parts one and two, a boonies lynch mob guns for the backroads slasher while racin’ him to a farm hidin’ one of his old body parts with secrets to his past. This weakest entry in the Creeper series leaves me happy and pissed at the same time. I can forgive low-budget short comin’s like TV quality effects and most the movie takin’ place durin’ the day, but the story killed me with its weak characters, build-ups with no pay offs, laughable action sequences, and the Creeper’s grab bag of powers that remind me of the randomness in Christopher Reeves’ Superman movies. Suckiest thing about the movie is how two people learn the secrets of the Creeper, but we’re never told any of it! Booby-trap Creepermobiles, impalements, Olympic javelin throwin’, eye-poppin’ gore, dirt bike punks, telekinetic weapons, teen-wolf car surfin’, axes to the face, magical Creeper meat mitts, car flippin’, ricochet road rage, spear fishin’, gattlin’ gun Humvees, haunted arguments, impervious rides, and car-seekin’ road bombs! 3/5!

CULT OF CHUCKY (2017)

Chucky’s back in more ways than one in what could be called his White Sequel and wants revenge on Nica, the last girl on wheels from the previous flick. Committed to a loony bin for the slaughter of her family, Nica’s almost convinced Chucky’s not real until multiple Good Guy dolls start showin’ up in her cuckoo’s nest, each possessed by serial killer Charles Lee Ray thanks to a new voodoo spell he found. While Curse of Chucky returned our favorite foul mouth slasher to his original Child’s Play roots with folks tryin’ to solve the mystery of a homicidal plaything, this sequel brings the scares and humor back to where the series was in part two and three which I think is the perfect balance for the character. Chucky’s front and center again without overshadowin’ his co-stars who successfully hold their own as entertainin’ characters, the gore’s satisfyin’, the doll effects are some of the best in the series, and past storylines are revisited while Chuck’s own story has cool new developments. Multiple personality disorders, possessions, gory gun smugglin’, mother complexes, bloody breast feedin’s, hypnotic foot fetishes, crazy cripple bangin’, head smashin’, stabbin’s, drillin’s, tortured heads, bitin’, bloody messages, silly decapitations, voodoo spells, Andy Barclay returns, and Tiffany returns in flesh and plastic! 4/5!

Next up to return is Leatherface in yet another fuckin’ remake/reboot or whatever you wanna call it, and we got mixed feelin’s about that one given how many times Hollywood wants to hit the restart button on the series. Luckily, that’s not the case with Saw’s eighth flick hot on the heels of Leatherface the followin’ week, continuin’ John Kramer’s torture porn legacy with Jigsaw. While the Saw series has certainly had its ups and downs, we’re more confident in us comin’ out of that sequel satisfied. And then last, if you’re not countin’ Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, Halloween will wrap-up with the release of Amityville: The Awakening which is the first official sequel to the original James Brolin series since Amityville: Dollhouse.

Like we said, lots of long awaited sequels packed in this monstrous month, and it only gets better with some new blood workin’ its way into the mix like Happy Death Day. We saw this howlin’ gem in the theater yesterday and came out cheerin’ for Jessica Rothe as our favorite new last girl for doin’ such an amazin’ job as a girl stuck in a day where she keeps bein’ killed over and over again.

HAPPY DEATH DAY (2017)

It’s the horror version of Groundhoung Day as a bitchy sorority birthday girl finds herself livin’ in a deja vu loop that won’t end ’til she figures out who keeps killin’ her at the end of the repeatin’ day or ’til her chances run out with each resurrection leavin’ her weaker than before. The concept sounds comical, but the filmmakers took this seriously as a horror flick and deliver a fun take on the slasher formula full of great twists and turns and an outstandin’ performance by Jessica Rothe that leaves me wantin’ more! Stabbin’s, deaths by bong, pleasure domes, plot point cupcakes, gunfire, hangin’s, car explosions, bats to the head, drownin’s, fatal freefalls, psycho escapes, and naked strolls through campus! 5/5!   

Excitin’ times in the horror community, and we hope to make it even more excitin’ in time for All Hallow’s Eve with our epic season finale we’ve been buildin’ up to for the past year. There’s been lots of hurdles and sacrifices here and there to see this season through, but we made it through with sweat, determination, and unwaverin’ perseverance. We’re still workin’ on the animation for the finale and workin’ as fast as we can to get it out no later than Halloween night without sacrificin’ the quality of the episode. Every episode this season’s been a big episode, but this is the biggest yet with several fights, scenes of massive destruction, multiple scene changes, and all your favorite characters crammed in for one last cameo before we wrap up this crossover we’ve been so lucky to share with Full Moon and Charles Band.

Before then, we ‘re makin’ a special appearance tonight as guests on Alchemy Comedy’s Local Legends night and share behind the scenes stories about Screaming Soup! while a talented bunch of improv comics riff on what we talk about. We’ll be recordin’ the event and (fangs crossed) have it up for y’all to enjoy before Halloween with as little editin’ as that’ll require.

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 HORROR ADDICTS CROSSOVER!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! It’s officially October now, and everyone and everything to do with horror is kickin’ into high gear for the spookiest part of the year. Young’ns are huntin’ for the scariest costumes, creepers are turnin’ their homes into death shrines, and folks are lookin’ to us horror hosts to tell them what terror’s worth watchin’ in preparation for Halloween!

One such dedicated gang of reviewers are the Horror Addicts, a spooky family of horror enthusiasts on YouTube whose love for all things horror rivals our own! After we joked to them a while back about reviewin’ a kiddie monster flick called Goobers as part of their Full Moon reviews, they said they would if we join them, and voila! Instant Halloween crossover special! What’s even cooler is our collaboration is now a part of their Shocktober Challenge which dares folks to review a horror movie a day with a few rules dictatin’ the number of sub-genres, directors, etc. to cover. Pretty sweet, huh? Watch the new crossover below, and check out the rest of their reviews on their YouTube page HERE.

In other news, we are working as fast as we can to get the season finale done in time for Halloween. It’s takin’ a little longer than usual, because this is goin’ to be a BIG episode with a lot of fighting, explosions, review of the Toxic Avenger movies, and clues for what to expect next season. You won’ be disappointed, and we’ll keep you posted on any delays we could run into. We also got word we’ve been approved for some discussion panels at Big Fandom Greenville in November which will be fun with all the dirty stupid topics we pitched to jabber jaw about. Sexiest moments in horror and bad b-movie beasts is all we’ll let slip for now. Screaming Soup! will also be makin’ a special appearance at Alchemy Comedy on Friday the 13th, where we’ll share some stories with an improv group who’ll riff on everythin’ we say for fun. Plannin’ on gettin’ that recorded and uploaded’ before Halloween, fangs crossed.

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 PUPPET MASTER 7-12!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! You’ve been patiently chompin’ at the bit since we left the web’s #1 animated horror hosts at the mercy of Full Moon’s Puppet Master gang last month, but the wait is OVER! Now, we pick things back up with our ghastly heroes wrangled and hogtied by Andre Toulon’s killer splinters like a bunch of sheep and continue our first ever Ultra review with the rest of the Puppet Master flicks; Retro Puppet Master, Puppet Master Legacy, Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys, PM: Axis of Evil, PM: Axis Rising, and yes . . . even PM: Axis Termination!!!

A special thanks goes out to Full Moon’s stellar team who were kind enough to give us an exclusive first look at the newest Puppet Master film. Their kindness and fun spirit has been such a pleasure to work with and their shared enthusiasm for this crazy cartoon crossover has been fantastic. They especially loved this particular episode, and we’re sure you Puppet Master fans will too, ’cause this makes up for any lack of puppet action you may have been hopin’ for last episode. We truly have an all out fight with these tiny terrors, and even other familiar faces turn up to stir some trouble. Hard to believe next month is the final chapter that wraps all this chaos up!

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!

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