SCREAMING AT THE CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH SERIES!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! School’s out for summer, and we’re blowin’ it to pieces with hard hittin’ radioactive reviews of Troma’s Class of Nuke ‘Em High series. Yessir, we commit to givin’ ya hard lessons in readin’, writin’, and radiation, and show you why this is the only other Troma series aside from Toxic Avenger that’s worth makin’ sequels out of. Classes include the original cult hit that captures one of cinema’s most memorable gangs, Brick Bronsky’s two movie demo reel about subhumanoids, and the soft gender swappin’ reboot/sequel that came out a few short years ago. We would liked to have seen the newest Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High flick and help generate some buzz with a review for it, but it’s not available for purchase yet. We could have asked for an early-bird promotional copy, but certain you-know-who’s ain’t exactly been cooperative this season.

As far as the story goes, this final half of a 2-part special picks right back up with us defendin’ the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits from a hell raisin’ gang who’s busy sickin’ a big ass mutant against a Robot Jox mech driven by Full Moon’s Killjoy. Lots of deaths, several horror Easter eggs, plenty of action, bookoos of monsters, we see the return of Brainbasher from Season 3 . . . we just continue raisin’ the stakes for the war this episode and keep blowin’ the animation out to accommodate it all.

As is the tradition this season, we did have another “Spot the Dollman Contest” this episode, and the lucky winner to find the 13″ cop with an attitude is Sean Garver from Batesville, Arkansas. Congrats Scream Freak, and hope you enjoy your random Full Moon DVD and original piece of Screaming Soup! artwork. To see past winners and prizes for the “Spot the Dollman Contest” click HERE.

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT MORE YOUTUBE MARATHONS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! We almost missed this week’s update , because we’re still glued to the TV watching YouTube video after YouTube video of ’80s slasher flicks digital bootleggers put up. Two-headed show ponies, we never knew there was so much, and we keep finding more!

Hopefully you’re still keeping up with our R-Rated Reviews and see what we’re watching. Some films are eeeehhh, but others are stomach dropping, hair raising, shots of Wa-Pow! to the kisser! We find it funny how we find so many bad movies from the ’80s more tolerable than a lot of the cheaply filmed shit that comes out today. Probably because back then, if you wanted to make a movie, you had to actually work at it! Folks during the ’80s didn’t have cameras on every digital device, allowing dimwits to cobble together shaky cam bullshit with no regard for the art behind filmmaking. No, sir. Making a movie used to be more of a life changing operation, and only the truly committed saw it through. Wrestling with lights, renting filming equipment, investing in expensive footage to film on and then develop . . . there used to be way more care and thought before today’s simple point and shoot mentality. And when you invest that much time, money, and effort into a production, you damn well saw it through as best you could.

Enough of that soapbox jabber! We’re gettin’ back to reviewing/watching more bottom of the barrel entertainment, but look below for YouTube links to some of the better films we’ve seen recently.

As a reminder, be sure to catch up on Screaming Soup! Seasons 1-2 after watching the latest Season 3 episodes, check out this week’s Howl’n Hottie, read recent reviews for the newer horror films we’re watching in our R-Rated Reviews blog, and help us get the word out about the web’s #1 animated horror host show! Please use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

We’ll see ya later, Scream Freaks!

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Microwave Massacre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ap82N6ok5o
Nailgun Massacre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCHrCq90ySI
Flesh Eating Mothers:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQli5FbelUo
Fatal Games:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlDdbOTgA7Q
Iced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUtDso2ii2E

SCREAMING AT CONJURING 2!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Lot of sequels at the movies lately. You’ve got Independence Day: Resurgence, Finding Dori, TMNT: Out of the Shadows, Captain America: Civil War, and (what we went to check out) Conjuring 2. Fresh back from the theater, we thought we’d take some time to shoot the shit on this super-hyped scarefest that’s got everyone talking about heart attacks in the cineplex. There will be spoilers, so read with caution.

First off, Conjuring 2 was good, but not a “Wow!” for us. Mainly because it wasn’t much different from the first one. If you recall, the first movie was about the Warrens, a famous paranormal tag-team couple from the ’70s, helping free a young girl from the possessive grips of an evil spirit. In the sequel, the Warrens have sworn off anymore investigations after their experience in the Amityville house but jump back in the saddle when they hear a girl in London is bullied non-stop by the ghost of old man Wilkins. So, once again we’re watching them save a kid being haunted by an evil force with a lot of the same bells and whistles trying to scare us from the last movie. Possessions, creepy sounds, and shit flying everywhere.

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are perfectly cast as the Warrens in these movies. They’re solid performers whose relationship is nothing short of convincing and successfully give you horror heroes worth rooting for. Their chemistry on screen is only boosted by director James Wan’s eye for slick cinematography, a script rich in character, and the perfect rhythm of jump scares the film seems edited to.

Our only beef with this whole thing was the tension being about as thin as a haunted house attraction around Halloween. Based on what happened in the first Conjuring, our gang had already bet nobody was going to die, and it would be more about scare than terror which is exactly what happened. It’s hard to feel worried for anyone when you know it’s all going to end in sunshine and rainbows for everybody at the end.

Even the ghosts were a little disappointing, but it’s not for lack of effort. Old man Wilkin’s ghost was filmed in a very effective way, but didn’t feel like it was pushed enough or in the right ways. Most the time he’s creeping around saying “Boo!,” but when the filmmakers push the envelope and seemingly make him more like a Ghostbusters villain as the morphing Crooked Man who taunts children with nursery rhymes, it was too much distracting CGI that had us thinking of Tim Burton characters from Alice in Wonderland.

There is a second supernatural threat that turns out to be a demon disguised as an evil nun that’s actually manipulating the haunting for its benefit, but this too was good and bad. The filmmakers elevate the sequel by giving us a totally unexpected turn of events when we learn this demon is using old man Wilkin’s ghost as a smokescreen so it could possess the girl, but that twist ends as soon as it starts without any explanation, leaving us hanging with what felt like some bigger plot out of a season of Supernatural. Why did the demon go to such complex lengths to get the girl? Was the demon originally from the Amityville house and attach itself to Lorraine Warren? Why did it bother telling Lorraine its name without being compelled, ultimately handing her its #1 weakness? We have so many questions that aren’t from criticism but interest in something we found to be the most interesting part of the movie they barely went into.

All in all, this isn’t a movie we’re running to tell all our friends to hurry and see, and we definitely don’t think it lives up to all the hype on TV or in the reviews. However, it was well made, and the acting was superb which does rate it higher than your average fright pic. If they had made us feel like anyone could possibly die at anytime and put more thought into the demonic end of this story, it could have been something real special. But we rate it 4/5!

Other than that, be sure to catch up on Screaming Soup! Seasons 1-2 after watching the latest Season 3 episodes, check out this week’s Howl’n Hottie, read recent reviews for the newer horror films we’re watching in our R-Rated Reviews blog, and help us get the word out about the web’s #1 animated horror host show! Please use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

We’ll see ya later, Scream Freaks!

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SCREAMING AT A HORROR WE’D REMAKE!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! You know, we’re not big fans of Hollywood remaking classic horror movies, ’cause so many of them were good the first time around! For example, The Omen, Fright Night, Nightmare on Elm St., maybe The Fog . . . but then there are those memorable monster movies that were poorly executed and deserving of redemption. One such film we always wanted to see remade or even remake ourselves would be the Incredible Melting Man . . . why’re you laughin’?

We reviewed sploosh face in season 2 of Screaming Soup! and had plenty of time to brainstorm what would make it a better movie after pointing out everything wrong with it. Despite its problem deciding whether or not it was going to be a horror parody, endless slow-mo running, silly scenes of seniors snatching lemons, and hambone acting, the concept of a guy melting away has a lot to offer if done right. The movie is already famous for make-up artist Rick Baker’s special effects, but if coupled with a convincing character for the audience to connect with, this could have easily been The Fly of its day.

If made in our vision, we’d still have the accident in outer space with the astronaut, resulting in his fatal meltdown. It starts slowly at first, but accelerates and gets worse, forcing him to be held for observation on some kind of military base. As he melts, his brain gets more and more unstable, making him attack people whose plasma slows down his melting, motivating him to kill more people out of desperation for preserving his own life. Sounds more or less the same movie so far, but the biggest difference would be developing the astronaut’s character more through conversations with friends and loved ones during his stages of meltdown. In the original, he barely spoke and just ran around like a mad gorilla taking chunks out of people in the boonies. He looked cool melting, but echoes of his deadly mission and sad stares at women through windows wasn’t enough to make you shed a tear for his demise as a human puddle by the end. Relationships, interacting with people, sharing thoughts and fears would easily bring the audience closer with his grim journey, making them actually give a shit when he dies. Regarding the effects, we’d definitely put him in situations that makes his condition worse. Like having to loose flesh squeezing his gooey body through things to attack someone or have to dissolve in some sewer water when escaping the military base, loosing limbs along the way. Just harmful situations that make sense and elevates the scares and gore of his appearance as the movie progresses. Lastly, wherever he goes, its with purpose like maybe returning home to be with his wife who he finds banging his best friend/doctor from the base which sends him into even more of a rattled rage. This has a lot of possibilities for being a really good gore flick  . . .

But then again, what do we know? We like killer tomato movies!

Other than that, be sure to catch up on Screaming Soup! Seasons 1-2 after watching the latest Season 3 episodes, check out this week’s Howl’n Hottie, read recent reviews for the newer horror films we’re watching in our R-Rated Reviews blog, and help us get the word out about the web’s #1 animated horror host show! Please use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

I’ll see ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT NEW BLOGS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Sorry we missed last week’s blog, but things just get caught up in a whirlwind of feverish activity sometimes, and we just plow through to the next week. Which might actually be for the best this time, because we have way more things to report this week!

First off, we’ve got an all new Re-Animated Review coming next week on 2/10/16 that we’re excited about. The only clue we’ll give ya is it’s a cartoon linked to a BIG movie flop from the 90’s. We’ve also been sending invitations to some popular web personalities to be special guests in upcoming Screaming Soup! Season 3 episodes. And possibly the more exciting update for the week, we have all new blogs!

Why is that big news? Everyone from little emo girls to the snoodiest film buff has blogs, so what makes these soooo special?! Well, for starters, its more reviews of all things horror from us to you! We watch horror movies all the time, but can only animate so fast which is why each of our seasons are a mere 10 episodes. We typically focus on lesser known films we think deserve attention, but there’s so many newer films we’d love to share our 2 cents about. This new blog, R-Rated Reviews, will allow us to do just that. Sure, it ain’t as exciting as video, but it quickly gives you our candid thoughts on a film, complete with a 1-5 rating. In the same vein, we also created Sequential Slime, a comic book blog, informing you of what horror comics are on the shelves right now and which are worth reading. You can expect regular updates on Army of Darkness/Evil Dead, Big Trouble in Little China, and Puppet Master in that one.

So, make it a weekly ritual to check these blogs out, let us know what you think, and see you nex week when we reveal the newest monster toon review.

Be sure to catch up on Screaming Soup! Seasons 1-2 after watching the latest episode, check out this week’s Howl’n Hottie, 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.

I’ll see ya later, Scream Freaks!

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SCREAMING AT M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN “THE VISIT”!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! You know, we can still remember our first time watching “The Sixth Sense.” What we expected to be a simple story about a kid scared out of his mind from seeing dead people became a surprise hit with an unexpected twist ending involving the fate of the kid’s supportive psychologist played by Bruce Willis. Over night, writer/director M. Night Shyamalan became a name synonymous with suspense horror. And twists . . . which we still wonder if that was his decision to keep doing twists in his movies or the studios? We mean, the twist was unexpected in “The Sixth Sense” so it really hit home upon the first viewing. But when the twist becomes your trademark, is it really working anymore? It’s hard to continue surprising people when they’re already expecting it like the ending of a Goosebumps book trying to guess what it is halfway through the movie.

But whether the studios pressured M. Night to keep it up, or he just thought twists almost every movie was the way to go, a lot of his work were hits and misses after “The Sixth Sense” put him on the map. Far from a one hit wonder, he never quite captured that same suspense or shock of a twist since “The Sixth Sense.” That is, until the release of his newest movie, “The Visit.”

You may have seen the commercials of the grandchildren visiting their oddball grandparents for the first time, rolled your eyes, and muttered, “Oh, the grandparents are evil, blah!” We’re guilty of this as well, but we’ve seen every M. Night film in theaters so why stop now? Expecting a descent movie in the least, we were floored out how M. Night successfully reached back to his “Sixth Sense” roots and gave us a memorable story we’re still talking about today. A mother who ran away from home at a young age is contacted by her parents who want nothing more than to see their 2 grandchildren for the first time. Unsupervised, the excited children are sent out of town to stay with their grandparents for a week, and record the whole experience on cameras that gives the film a found footage point of view. The children are happy to visit with their grandparents at first, but strange behaviors slowly manifests from the elderly couple that make the children nervous. Fear for their safety escalates by the end of their visit, and time is running out to learn the secret of the grandparents before its too late.

“The Visit” should get high recognition for its casting. The kids are just the right balance of fun and annoying like real children their age, and the senior actors playing the grandparents really put it all out there (the grandmother’s bare wrinkly ass is seen more than once). The story properly sets up past troubles that motivate the protagonist’s actions throughout the film to a satisfactory ending, and the scares are simple but effective as proven by the theater crowd around us during our viewing. No gore, no CGI, no demeaning acts of inhumanity, none of that! Just the image of the woman running through the house or clawing at a door was enough to make the crowds shout and scream at the screen. It works on the most basic level, but it works.

The twist in “The Visit” is the best! M. Night actually does a great job subtly poking fun at the plots and twists in his past movies. The mystery behind the grandparents’ behavior really covers the board from the paranormal and supernatural to alien invasions. It leaves you guessing to the very end, and then when you least expect it, POW! The twist comes and your mouth drops at how simple it is but satisfying all at the same time.

This is a true testament to how basic fear is, and how little it can take to really captivate an audience when done so flawlessly as “The Visit.” We highly recommend checking out “The Visit” as soon as you can. But what do we know? We like killer tomato movies!

Be sure you’re caught up with the rest of Screaming Soup! Season 2 and 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. New screen captures have been added to the gallery.

I’ll see you later Scream Freaks!

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SCREAMING AT THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! As promised on the 20th of each month, we’ve got another hilarious review of a classic that’s been subjected to many horror hosts’ scrutiny before us, “The Incredible Melting Man.” Not to brag, but we have to pat ourselves on the back for this one. We’ve got new characters, developing subplots for future story arcs, funny jokes at the expense of the monster flick, and our favorite opening sketch of the season featuring Christopher Walken crossed over with “Death Proof.” Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as well, and shoot us some feedback as always!

Other than that, be sure you’re caught up with the rest of Screaming Soup! Season 2 and 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. New screen captures have been added to the gallery.

That’s pretty much it for now, so I’ll see ya’ later Scream Freaks!

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