SCREAMING AT THE CREEPY CHANNEL CRAWL AND HORRORTUBERS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Hope you’re wide awake ’cause Saturday the 16th kicks off the much anticipated 24 hour marathon, the Creepy Channel Crawl! Yessir, in a nutshell for any newbies to the site, there was a recent shitstorm among small time YouTubers after the head honchos of YouTube announced they wouldn’t monetize or promote any videos or their associated channels without 1000+ subscribers and 4000 hours of views in the past year. Some folks bitched, others went about their business, and then there’s gangs like the Horror Addicts who decided to rally support for certain channels they wanted to champion with the upcomin’ Creepy Channel Crawl!

Beginnin’ at 9 PM EST, this live streamin’ party kicks off at the Horror Addicts’ YouTube channel, and then every hour the marathon switches to a different YouTuber’s channel with its own brand of horrific humor and wild guests lookin’ for support to keep up with the demands of the web’s go-to video site. 24 hours, 24 different channels with more reviewers and horror hosts than you can wave a angry mob torch at from around the world includin’ y’all’s truly as animated crossin’ guards directin’ viewers where to go at the top of each hour. All the details can be found at HorrorAddictsTV.com along with a helpful schedule that lets folks jump in at anytime with links to each channel.

You know, since the start of this whole #SmallYouTubeArmy thing, we’ve been made aware of a lot more horrortubers within our online community of like-minded sickos. Problem is though, a lot of them tend to blur together with most everyone followin’ the floatin’ head show formula with candid talks about whatever they wanna share with viewers. Now, we don’t think there’s anythin’ wrong with that, and some hosts have enough personality and wit that makes fans beg for more, but we usually look for content with a bit more pizzazz in its step which is why our show goes to such lengths to produce the kind of entertainment we offer. Here’s a few horrific talents that caught our eye you might consider checkin’ out.

The Interfearence. Very small channel with only a handful of vids, but this fella caught our attention with his green screen look and penchant for old school monster movie hostin’. Found him when lookin’ up others’ online support for Joe Bob Briggs bein’ brought to Shudder.

The Homicidal Homemaker. Hosted by Kaci Hansen, this cookin’ show is a top notch production with short easy to follow videos for whippin’ up sinfully delicious treats themed after popular horror movies. As a bonus, most her vids include pretty damn impressive skits featurin’ our favorite monsters!

The Fun Nun Horror Show. Creepy Pasta feelin’ kind of vids featurin’ a mix of a guy yammerin’ ’bout movies while cross dressin’ as a nun, and a puppet named Duncan spazzin’ out while watchin’ scenes from different horror flicks. It’s a little too erratic for us, and we’d need to see more before makin’ an official statement regardin’ its entertainment value, but we definitely appreciate how different it is!

Emily’s Adventures in HorrorLand. A horror reviewer from the United Kingdom, Emily has a lot going right for her vids from what we can see. Eye catchin’ video covers, insightful reviews, funny skits, and above all else, she looks like she’s havin’ a lot of fun which only escalates the viewer’s experience for the better!

The Mummy and the Monkey Show. This is classic horror hostin’ at its best resemblin’ a variety show with one of the funniest character themed pairin’s we’ve ever seen. Not only are these Cleveland superstars hostin’ vintage films, but they’re sharin’ footage from their visits to horror conventions, performin’ comedy sketches, promotin’ their antique store, and even playin’ cartoons of their zany adventures.

Again, we encourage you to give these channels a look and drop in anytime durin’ the marathon to say howdy to the participatin’ channels. They’ve been workin’ really hard to prepare for this event, and we’re sure it’s gonna be somethin’ to remember!

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

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SCREAMING AT CHANNEL CRAWLS AND JOE BOB BRIGGS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

 

SCREAMING AT HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! If you haven’t already noticed, we got our new season up and kickin’ and none too soon! We find out Billy’s fate, set-up some teases for future trouble at the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits, slip in bits of backstory, and officially introduce this season’s newest bad guys, the four horsemen of the apocalypse! And if all that weren’t enough, the cherry on top is a review of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s infamous Hell Comes to Frogtown with a little follow-up on its two sequels.

We also gotta give a big thank ya to the folks who helped out with this particular episode. This is the first time the animated segments fully feature music by Brian Barnes from Mondopiece Theatre, a long time supporter of our show, so a huge round of applause for him. We also got to work Pretty Weird Art’s Ethan and Rachel Monglin, the amazin’ creators behind the Death Elf and Woose comics which we discussed in a past Graphic Headstone article. Show your support for these fine talents and check out more of their stuff. Watch Brian’s video reviews HERE, and check out Pretty Weird Art’s comic blog HERE.

You’ll also be informed of this season’s newest contest, the Scream Freak Film Contest. Not the catchiest name, we know, but it gets the point across. If you make scary movies and wish we’d review your flick, then here’s your chance! Skip to the end of the vid below and find out how, and click the video link to the right for all the gory details for enterin’.

And for those Scream Queen aficionados, this is our final week celebratin’ B-Queen Sybil Danning as our Howlin’ Hottie of the Week, four weeks runnin’. This week we’re enjoyin’ her warrior outfit from Phantom Empire, a flick we haven’t seen yet, but need to right away by the looks of 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 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 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 UPCOMIN’ DISTRACTIONS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Hope you’re breakin’ 2018 in with style and stayin’ outta trouble with all your tolerance testin’ resolutions. Ours is the same as every year of course, and that’s to bring y’all the best in animated horror entertainment we can on a regular schedule.

If you’ve been avoidin’ our site thinkin’ there was nothin’ worth checkin’ in for over the break, then allow us the displeasure of repeatin’ stuff you missed! First off, our fifth season is scheduled to premier at the end of this month, and we can’t wait to kick it off. Followin’ the conclusion of the war between Full Moon and (those other guys who missed out on tons of free publicity), Billy’s been blown a good ways from the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits and landed in the laps of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Luckily, the Screaming Soup! gang rushes to his rescue and begin a season long adventure that’ll take them to the four corners of the Crosslands and beyond to keep Billy safe.

These next 10 episodes are gonna be packed with new allies, villains, lands, and a bunch of horror host cameos as we return to basics and put the focus back on our own characters with more revealed about their backgrounds than ever before. You’ll see where Billy came from, how Deadwest died, and where Mandy met the man of her screams. The one notable change you may notice is the lack of familiar rock tunes blastin’ in the background, but that’s because we’re lucky enough to have Brian Barnes (the workhorse talent behind Your Final Answer and Mondopiece Theater, not to mention the social lube in the online horror host community) whip up some new scores to help make the show more original and avoid any pesky copyright problems YouTube and streaming services like to bitch about.

We’ve still got some of the secondary vids on the backburner like Graphic Violence and Re-Animated Reviews, but we can only promise to get to those when we can ’cause our primary focus is the main series which is what y’all are really here to kick back to for an insightful laugh. We’re sittin’ on three to four scripts for those vids already, but animation is very tedious, and since we upped the action in our show which means more time spent puttin’ it all together, it unfortunately steals time from vids of us talkin’ ’bout Beetlejuice cartoons and Re-Animator comics.

And for those Scream Queen aficionados, we’re 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. We’ll be enjoyin’ our favorite eye candy outfits she’s worn for sizzlin’ roles that literally made some movie goers spontaneous combust under the collar, so be sure to check those out the next few 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 2018!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! 2018 has arrived and the premier of our fifth season is right around the corner with an all new adventure that’ll take our gang on a hard road to hell!

For anyone out of the loop, our Halloween finale ended in nuclear fire with an explosion that not only disintegrated the folks fightin’ on our lawn, but blew Billy to the far reaches of the Crosslands! Landin’ in the thick of some unsavory characters, it’s gonna take everythin’ we got to rescue our favorite critter from pendin’ doom which will take us to hell and back. Fire surfin’ demons, kick-ass angels, old gods, voodoo takeovers, horror host cameos out the ass, origin stories, and one of our own is even gonna kick the bucket. Can you guess who?!

With the arrival of a new year, we’re settin’ some pretty ambitious goals for ourselves that include strategies for buildin’ the show’s fanbase and tryin’ to get cool new merch in your claws. We’re continuin’ to hit up various rags who might be interested in printin’ an article ’bout us, and doin’ our best to reach out to TV networks we can pitch the show to as the next big thing. We’ve also been inspired to try and bring together some kind of publication like a magazine for each season produced so far with behind the scenes info and comics. That would be a slow and steady process given we treat the show like a monthly video comic, but it would be cool, right? In the meantime, we’re still workin’ on gettin’ some of the secondary vids done but not at the cost of losin’ traction with our main series which is what everybody comes to see. We’re producin’ more comic and cartoon reviews for y’all’s entertainment and have even started plannin’ a special or two in preparation for celebratin’ our 50th episode at the end of this year which we’re pretty pumped about.

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 CHRISTMAS 2017!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks, and Merry Christmas! Hope you avoided Krampus’ shit list and enjoyin’ a terrifyin’ holiday with belly bustin’ feasts, gut churnin’ gifts, and some good ol’ fashion monster programin’ on the TV. As promised last week, y’all have been so good to us this season, we got a special present waitin’ for ya underneath this blog you’re sure to die over.

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 you next year, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT CHRISTMAS EVE WISHES!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Christmas is bearin’ down on us, and there ain’t a whole lot of time left before snow hits the fan with screamin’ young’ns, cutthroat relatives, and yuletide fandom steamrollin’ us into the new year. Perfect endin’ to our month already filled with magical misadventures. We’ve already attended white elephant parties full of ham, coat racks, and Star Trek Barbies, and helped Mandy with a parade needin’ a few fearless suckers to operate a deathtrap Christmas float from the inside that felt like Jigsaw’s answer to smugglin’ illegals.

Not a lot of updates this week. We’re still playin’ a little bit of catch-up with some prep for our fifth season (premierin’ late January ’18) and put the secondary vids we promised on the backburner (these bein’ the reviews for the comics and cartoons of Toxic Avenger and Puppet Master). It sucks we know, but our regular animated reviews are our first priority, and we’ll be gettin’ back to producin’ our other vids as soon as we fall back in a predictable production rhythm. Probably best for the Puppet Master comics anyway, ’cause they’re in the middle of their swan song right now, which means we can give a complete review of their run in comics around March or so. Speakin’ of which, we have new comic reviews up in our Sequential Slime blog for Big Trouble in Little ChinaAsh vs Army of Darkness, and Puppet Master.

For those with a Roku, we encourage you to check out Beta Max TV’s channel and warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers from this past season which can be seen as intended (wink, wink). And speakin’ of gifts for you,  check back here next week, and we promise we’ll leave ya a nice surprise waitin’ for ya!

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!

Merry Krampus, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT 2017’S CHRISTMAS HORROR!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Wow, Christmas is right around the corner, and we’re keepin’ a sharp eye out for any holiday jeer that might interrupt our preparation for our season five premier next month. Killer street Santas, flesh hungry elves, sinister snowmen . . . you never know what cute Christmas character’s gonna jump outta the woodwork as a twisted nightmare lookin’ to deck your halls!

Speakin’ of which, if you’re like us, then you’re always on the hunt for the newest Christmas horror flicks as soon as Halloween’s over. This year’s no different, and we thought we’d give you a heads up on a few of the more notable releases this season.

BETTER WATCH OUT (2016)

When a psycho young’n makes his move on his favorite babysitter while his parents are away at a Christmas party, his demented affections escalate to kidnappin’ and murder that’s sure to put him on the naughty list. A dark little flick with surprise twists and turns, this sick brat keeps you on the edge of your seat just itchin’ to see him get his just desserts by the end. Stellar actin’, sharp cinematography, and full of Christmas spirit, but I don’t think this will be a Christmas horror classic per say since Christmas isn’t integral to the story or villain. Underage drinkin’, stabs in the face, baseball bats to the head, young’ns heads blown off, duct tape saves, manipulated idiots, foiled escapes, Home Alone paint can deaths, mower hangin’s, stabs in the neck, bricks to the head, and sicko twirps that need more than a spankin’! 4/5!

THE ELF (2017)

It’s Christmas Eve, and just when a holiday hatin’ human sloth thinks things can’t get any worse after his fiancé’s unsupportive family drops in for a surprise visit, he accidentally sicks a killer Elf on the Shelf knock-off on them that collects souls for its demi-god’s supernatural hunt. Unfortunately, this flick is more jeer than cheer, and that’s due to a draggin’ pace that makes me feel like me or the filmmakers are stoned with every reaction, movement, and line delivery movin’ at the speed of molasses. The characters, locations, and backstory are introduced in the most confusin’ ways, the wardrobe’s a joke, and there is zero chemistry among the cast which impacts the lead couple from bein’ anywhere close to convincin’. Cursed chests, wrecked geezers playin’ “VROOM!,” stabbin’s, young’ns with mouths sewn shut, toy trapped souls, giftwrapped sacrifices, CGI/puppet prop killers, marriage interventions, random snow, seizure showers, Olive Oyl cosplay, giraffe deformities, and co-starrin’ the Rollin’ Stones lips! 2/5! 

RED CHRISTMAS (2017)

While Dee Wallace celebrates Christmas down under with her Australian family, a horrifyin’ mistake from her past limps to her front door and asks for acceptance into the family he never had least he kills them all. Much better than I expected, this violent holiday horror hooks me with its drama and the mystery of the hulkin’ visitor cosplayin’ as a mummy but sadly loses all that momentum by the third act when it all progresses into a meanderin’ game of cat and mouse. And just to get it out of my system (SPOILER ALERT), when does havin’ Down Syndrome mean bein’ a super strong behemoth with a monstrous mug? Bear trap hats gone wrong, pissin’ on the poor, dick rippin’, strangulations, artists chopped in half, prego bangin’, stabbin’s, Christmas births, axe-wieldin’ abortions, explosive backstories, fatal gunshots, and axes through the head! 3/5!

MOTHER KRAMPUS aka 12 DEATHS OF CHRISTMAS (2017)

Don’t let the title fool ya, ’cause this ain’t really a Krampus flick but a movie ’bout one of his Eastern Europe associates, Frau Perchta the Christmas Witch. The children of a small town are disappearin’, and their panicked parents think it’s the fulfillment of a decades ol’ curse cast by a witch they lynched for supposedly killin’ their young’ns. With only a handful of families left hidin’ from Perchta’s punishment Christmas Eve night, the supernatural assassin of the naughty moves fast to round up the remainin’ rugrats and slaughter their folks for their sins. Despite Perchta bein’ falsely advertised as Krampus, she still proves herself worthy of spreadin’ holiday fear in her own feature. The actin’s decent, there’s some creative kills, and the musical score is waaay too good for this feature with unnervin’ drones and creepy renditions of Christmas tunes. The biggest flaws I gotta bitch ’bout mainly regard the script with characters repeatin’ the same backstory over and over again, a convoluted plot that can stand to cut or combine certain details, and loose ends with the fate of the captured brats that somehow plays into the bigger picture of keepin’ the last young’n safe. Disembowelments, innards stuffed with yard waste and Christmas lights, heart rippin’, human Christmas décor, axes in the head, burnin’ facials, strangers with candy, stabbin’s, turkey cosplay feasts, flesh cookies, mouths sewn shut, Candyman nods, blood lickin’, satanic inductions, family drama out the ass, and boyfriends literally eatin’ their girlfriends! 3/5!

These flicks might be horse short of an open sleigh ride when compared to classics like Gremlins, Krampus, or the Silent Night, Deadly Night series, but still worth a watch on those cold dreary nights ’round the Christmas tree. For a list that claims to be the ultimate in namin’ and rankin’ every Christmas horror movie ever made, check out this link HERE and cross reference potential films you wanna see with our own R-Rated Reviews to see if it’s worth your 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 video channels, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail comin’.

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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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