SCREAMING AT CAMEOS AND NEW REVIEWS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! The turkey’s been gobbled up, and Christmas is upon us once again! Time for erectin’ fire hazards in our livin’ rooms, coordinatin’ family get togethers for gift card swaps, and breakin’ out all the holiday horrors that remind us things ain’t as stressful as a killer Santa on the loose.

It’s been a while since our last episode, but don’t panic, a new episode of Screaming Soup! is comin’ to town. Things were a little held up by a lot of side projects and payin’ gigs we couldn’t say no too like designing more parody ads for Full Moon new comic series Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe. Yup, only two issues left, and we snagged us a page in each one with parody ads featurin’ a Dungeons and Dragons spoof and a page from a ’80s toy catalog featurin’ never before seen Full Moon merch. That’s been a lot of fun, and it feels really cool to have Charlie Band bless all our work for his studio’s first in-house funny book publication.

Aside from the freelance work, we’ve also been workin’ on appearances and exposure for the show. We’re steadily buildin’ an impressive booth for our first official con appearance at Mad Monster Party next year, preparin’ new promo material for online reviewers, and researchin’ new platforms we can share our show on to help grow the fanbase. As much time as all this is takin’ up, though, we know y’all need somethin’ to fill that void in your life between episodes, so we did manage to make another cameo on Your Final Answer which has become Mondopiece Theater, and our favorite ghost girlfriend Mandy scared up a review of a new zine from the UK she’s very excited to promote. You can find both of them below, and be sure to check out the rest these mad talents have to offer.

As far as anythin’ else is concerned- We still haven’t heard back from El Rey Network regardin’ our animation edition submission, the Screaming Soup! comic is still in the works, and the Graphic Violence review of the Halloween comics is still happenin’, we just have to put the final touches on the script.

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’. You can also warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns currently playin’ on Beta Max TV and Sluggo’s The Vortexx!

For all you fearmakers out there workin’ on your next scary feature, remember to shoot it our way as an entry in our Scream Freak Film Contest! Three winners will be reviewed in our 50th episode and promoted to all the Scream Freaks lookin’ for the next big thing Hollywood’s too scared to capitalize on. The deadline is open ’til we publish our 49th episode!

And remember to deface your calendars for Screaming Soup!’s first official convention appearance at Mad Monster Party Carolina Feb. 22-24 2019 where you can meet and greet the talents behind your favorite animated horror host show for free autographs!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

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SCREAMING AT DINNERS OF DEATH!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! When the drive-in’s favorite critic Joe Bob Briggs gave his final goodbye at the end of a 24+ hour marathon on Shudder this past summer, he left such an impression that it literally wrecked the internet for a bunch of folks fightin’ to tune into a streamin’ service that was nowhere near prepared for an onslaught of server crashin’ fandom. Recognizin’ success when it assaults their customer service, Shudder quickly went back on their promos advertisin’ this as Joe Bob’s Last Drive-In and booked him for two more holiday themed marathons, the first scheduled for Thanksgiving.

Titled Dinners of Death, Shudder learned its lesson from all the technical hiccups and couch potato feedback the first time ’round, and made sure this mini-marathon ran smooth as a Vegas stripper’s thighs. We could hop on and off the live stream without a problem, the different movie segments were made available as on demand vids the very next day, and Joe Bob got waaay more screen time than he did the last marathon, givin’ him all the breathin’ room he needed for social rants and insider horror trivia from new corners of the set resemblin’ his old MonsterVision digs. The movies featured (in the order they appeared) were Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes, Dead or Alive, and Blood Rage.

Joe Bob brought his A-game like always and freely acknowledged and poked fun at all the technical misfires last marathon that gave so many viewers headaches while freely admitting he preferred a flawless broadcast to the popularity of crashin’ the internet. Kickin’ things off on the right foot, Joe Bob was over the moon to finally host his favorite movie for the first time, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which was always considered too violent for the networks he previously hosted on. Havin’ personally known director Tobe Hooper and even starrin’ in a cut scene from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Joe Bob is a walkin’ wikipedia of Chainsaw trivia he couldn’t regurgitate fast enough from the ins and outs of the movie’s success to the influence it has over every horror since its premier. After an enlightenin’ summary of Toby’s roller coaster career, Joe Bob turned his attention to another late master of horror who recently passed away, Wes Craven.

To introduce The Hills Have Eyes, Joe Bob gave an insightful lecture on the gang of historical cannibals Wes based the movie’s villains on and even shared tales of Wes’s rocky rise to becomin’ a big shot filmmaker. Halfway through the movie, actor Michael Berryman dropped in and shared his own stories from behind the scenes of the movie. One of his funniest stories is a failed publicity stunt that involved Wes directin’ him from a van to spook a drive-in audience as his cannibal character while they were watchin’ The Hills Have Eyes. The best part of his visit was signing a doll of his THHE character to be auctioned for canine charities thanks to returnin’ mail girl Diana Prince.

The final two flicks of the night, Dead or Alive and Blood Rage, might have been my favorite moments watchin’ Joe Bob, ’cause these were movies he wasn’t as familiar with and brought him back down to our level as average movie goers versus horror aficionados with steel trap memories. ‘course this slight lack of trivia meant he needed somethin’ for filler here and there, and he recycled some older rants from his weekly Taki’s Magazine articles. This is where we first read his stories ’bout that theater in Greece and the incident with the explodin’ bottle of intestinal monsters. So, old news to us, but there’s plenty of Joe Bob fans out there we doubt are readin’ his online commentaries who it’s all new too.

All in all, Dinners of Death was the perfect dessert to end a belly bustin’ turkey day with. We especially enjoyed the moments between Joe Bob and Last Drive-In’s mail girl Diana Prince more this time ’round. It was nice to see them butt heads a little bit and argue over terms like elder millennial and just how many Thanksgivin’ horror movies are out there. For the record, we have only known three horror movies that actually take place on Thanksgivin’; Home Sweet Home, Blood Rage, and the first Thankskilling.

Congrats on a successful marathon Joe Bob. Can’t wait to see what ya got waitin’ for us come Christmas!

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’. You can also warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns currently playin’ on Beta Max TV and Sluggo’s The Vortexx!

For all you fearmakers out there workin’ on your next scary feature, remember to shoot it our way as an entry in our Scream Freak Film Contest! Three winners will be reviewed in our 50th episode and promoted to all the Scream Freaks lookin’ for the next big thing Hollywood’s too scared to capitalize on. The deadline is open ’til we publish our 49th episode!

And remember to deface your calendars for Screaming Soup!’s first official convention appearance at Mad Monster Party Carolina Feb. 22-24 2019 where you can meet and greet the talents behind your favorite animated horror host show for free autographs!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT THANKSGIVING!

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’. You can also warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns currently playin’ on Beta Max TV and Sluggo’s The Vortexx!

For all you fearmakers out there workin’ on your next scary feature, remember to shoot it our way as an entry in our Scream Freak Film Contest! Three winners will be reviewed in our 50th episode and promoted to all the Scream Freaks lookin’ for the next big thing Hollywood’s too scared to capitalize on. The deadline is open ’til we publish our 49th episode!

And remember to deface your calendars for Screaming Soup!’s first official convention appearance at Mad Monster Party Carolina Feb. 22-24 2019 where you can meet and greet the talents behind your favorite animated horror host show for free autographs!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT DEATH HOUSE!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Y’all remember a long time ago when the horror community was buzzin’ with all this hype over a film bein’ made that was promoted as the be all end all event of horror hall of famers? Just like The Expendables gave audiences an excuse to see their favorite action heroes of yesteryear packed into one thrill seekin’ blowout from the retirement home, Death House promised to rally just as many villains of horrors past on a scale even Rob Zombie would be intimidated to attempt. For months, fans like us cheered to watch this highly anticipated mash-up, growin’ more anxious with every delay that prevented its widespread release. Finally, after a year or more of impatience, Death House finally saw the light of day . . . and we’ve never been more regretful!Here’s what little bit of plot we managed to recognize in this shitstorm – There’s an hush hush underground super prison packed with the world’s most evil bein’s, someone engineers a prison break, and fresh fish Kane Hodder leads an army of forgettable extras to meet the baddest super villains of them all in the pit of the facility. In the meantime, the stars are supposed to be these two nobody agents fightin’ to escape the chaos, shatterin’ any sense of story with every scene they’re in. This mess doesn’t just fall short of the hype surroundin’ it – it belly flops in the shallow end of WTF! For all its efforts, this problematic flick feels like it was abandoned after the filmmakers took their first swing at a rough cut with run on scenes, criminally underdeveloped characters, a scattered script, confusin’ action, a non-existent score, and shoddy effects that include a lot of green screen misfires. Most these sours can be overlooked so long as the movie’s entertainin’, but the poor storytellin’ and shitty editin’ robbed it of that.

The biggest short comin’ regardin’ the story has got to be its abysmal attempt at settin’ up its central characters, Kane and the two agents. When the movie opens, Kane is tryin’ to influence Agent Eye Candy to shoot innocent people in some kind of VR simulation for unknown reasons, but she turns on him and sends the sucker on his merry way to the Death House. As Kane’s bein’ processed for his new digs, Agent Eye Candy meets Agent Buff Stuff, and they’re given what seems like multiple tours of the facility with awkward shower breaks in between ’til an attack on Death House in the second act derails their sight seein’. At this point, we don’t have a clue what Kane’s deal is much less how or why he’s a bad guy. There’s no clear understandin’ what his relationship is with Agent Eye Candy, and she and Agent Buff Stuff share these fake lookin’ VR backstories that tease us with Matrix bullshit, questionin’ what’s real or possibly a computerized trainin’ exercise. But, much like the details to whoever planned the attack on Death House, this hinted twist at a mulligan endgame is never revisited, and we blindly barrel on through the movie one confusin’ scene at a time.

Besides a lack of character development, Kane and the agents’ motives are sorely missin’ as well. It’s easy enough to understand everyone would be fightin’ each other to escape Death House when shit hits the fan, but why do the agents think their salvation lies in askin’ Death House’s worst inmates, the Five Evils, for help? Doesn’t that make the run of the mill psychos more evil if the agents are more afraid of them than the posse made up of folks who are seen as threats to the world? It’s even more mind numbin’ when Kane leads a homicidal exodus to these Five Evils, revealin’ he’s some kind of follower at the last minute who wants to join their club. Was this always the game plan from the moment he was captured? Was he the one who hired the Nazi dumpster youth to shove an EMP in a guard and shut down Death House so he could beg to join the Legion of Doom in their basement of existential babblin’? Spoiler alert – we never find out!

There’s a lot of cinematic sins this film commits, but these issues we have with the story and its characters are the only ones we find inexcusable, next to the agents shootin’ wildy at a CGI elevator shaft they’re flyin’ down while a metal tune blasts the speakers off our walls at 11. It’s upsettin’ ’cause this movie has such potential but just doesn’t live up to any of it. In an effort for damage control, we personally would have looked to movies like Escape from L.A., Demolition Man, and Con Air for a storytellin’ blue print, cut down a lot of the philosophical nonsense, and toss most of the VR stuff out. If we had our way, the agents would be newbies at Death House, shit breaks thanks to the Five Evils tryin’ to escape, and the agents would team up with super powered Kane, an reformed anti-hero inmate with a heart of gold, who halfheartedly helps them escape while stoppin’ the Five Evils and their armies of crazies.

But what do we know . . . we like killer tomato movies!

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’. You can also warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns currently playin’ on Beta Max TV and Sluggo’s The Vortexx!

For all you fearmakers out there workin’ on your next scary feature, remember to shoot it our way as an entry in our Scream Freak Film Contest! Three winners will be reviewed in our 50th episode and promoted to all the Scream Freaks lookin’ for the next big thing Hollywood’s too scared to capitalize on. The deadline is open ’til we publish our 49th episode!

And remember to deface your calendars for Screaming Soup!’s first official convention appearance at Mad Monster Party Carolina Feb. 22-24 2019 where you can meet and greet the talents behind your favorite animated horror host show for free autographs!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT GUILTY SCARES!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! With it bein’ the time of year we’re all supposed to be scared of booger beasts and madman eatin’ or killin’ us, we thought we’d share some memories of things that had a fear inducin’ grip on us at one time or another. You know what I’m talkin’ ’bout! Everyone’s got that one movie they saw growin’ up that nearly scared them from ever cuttin’ eyes at their TV again, and here’s a few that stuck with us . . .

“I was watching a rerun of a ’70s film called Let’s Scare Jessica to Death with my dad. It might as well have been called let’s scare Mandy to death, because I wedged myself in the recliner beside him and slept with the lights on for two weeks!” –Mandy

“The horror movie I was most afraid of watching was Event Horizon. A haunted house in space? No thanks!” –Doc Rex

Pet Semetary, paws down! That scene with the sick sister -ah – I will never watch that movie again!” –Fera

“To this day, I have no idea what the hell I saw, but I remember coming home one night and catching some clip on TV of a guy fighting to keep the toilet from sucking him down while his mom’s looking for him in the house. She finally finds what’s left of him in the bathroom and screams her head off! My guppy brain was so scared and confused, I started running as fast as I could after every flush after that!” –Catfish

“I’m mighty embarrassed by this, but the one flick that scared me shitless was Lawnmower Man of all things! It was just freaky how Jobe made things out of thin air when he’s hopped up on VR juice, and that scene when he starts poppin’ folks’ apart by their atoms – petrified frostin’ on a nightmare cake! Soon as it was over, I was on a mission to get rid of that VHS rental like it was the Necronomicon!” – Deadwest

So, what’s your guiltiest scare, Scream Freaks? We’re especially interested in hearin’ if any of today’s horror is shreddin’ your nerves, ’cause we’re so desensitized from all the crazy things we’ve watched, we don’t know if anything is legitimately scary anymore. There’s plenty of flicks that still have the power to disturb audiences, however, like the images from the Human Centipede trailer alone bein’ enough to mess someone up for a few days, but we wanna know what’s keepin’ awake at night wrapped in a blanket cocoon.

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’. You can also warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns currently playin’ on Beta Max TV and Sluggo’s The Vortexx!

For all you fearmakers out there workin’ on your next scary feature, remember to shoot it our way as an entry in our Scream Freak Film Contest! Three winners will be reviewed in our 50th episode and promoted to all the Scream Freaks lookin’ for the next big thing Hollywood’s too scared to capitalize on. The deadline is open ’til we publish our 49th episode!

And remember to deface your calendars for Screaming Soup!’s first official convention appearance at Mad Monster Party Carolina Feb. 22-24 2019 where you can meet and greet the talents behind your favorite animated horror host show for free autographs!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT HALLOWEEN 2018

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Yee-ow! Our ears are burnin’, and we think it’s ’cause y’all wanna know if we saw the new Halloween do-over yet and what we thought of it. Well, we sure as shootin’ saw that sucker the second it hit the silver screams in our parts, and let us tell ya . . . it ain’t bad! 

We had our hang-ups goin’ into this shake-up of such a beloved horror series, but we survived Halloween: H20 and Rob Zombie’s attempts at resettin’ the Halloween timeline, so how much worse could this be? Honestly, we think the trailers come off kind of silly lookin’ like Laurie’s been sittin’ on her porch with a shotgun for 40 years, waitin’ for Michael to come after her like he’s set to go off on significant anniversaries of that infamous night from ’78. Makes sense if Michael and Laurie still had that siblin’ rivalry revealed in the original part two from ’81, but we knew goin’ into this flick the filmmakers nixed all that, leavin’ Michael without any motivation for bein’ obsessed with a random girl he tried to kill one night.

Havin’ seen the movie now, the characters and their motivations make sense and the story’s not quite as ludicrous as the trailers hint. For starters, all the waitin’ and paranoia bullshit completely stems from Laurie who suffers from some serious post traumatic stress the last 40 years. She’s a damaged character who is just mentally ruined by that night in ’78 and copes by bein’ a survivalist nut while buildin’ up Michael’s bogeyman lore the same way Dr. Loomis did in past movies. In reality, or at least the way we see it, Michael’s just been chillin’ at Smith’s Grove Sanitarium these last 40 years, probably never even thinkin’ ’bout that one girl that got away. In fact, nothin’ he does is motivated or even aimed at Laurie or her family. Without seein’ or hearin’ from Laurie since ’78, Michael simply escapes a bus transportin’ him to a maximum security prison and then kills folks left and right without rhyme or reason like a shark attackin’ anythin’ that moves. He coincidentally runs into a lot of folks associated with Laurie’s family which makes sense for a small town, but the only reason he reunites with Laurie is due to outside forces literally puttin’ her in his homicidal path. Michael was never huntin’ her ’til he was practically dumped at her doorstep.

The film’s good overall. Mandy loved it, givin’ it her own 5/5, but we agree there’s some questionable castin’ and were a little frustrated at first when it seems Laurie’s 40 year master plan is to shoot Michael in the face which goes south pretty quick. We don’t like how much of old man Michael we see without his mask, but was impressed with the filmmakers keepin’ with the continuity of his eye bein’ fucked up from Laurie stabbin’ him with the coat hanger in the original film. And while they do away with all the supernatural thorn cult stuff that supposedly explained why Michael was such an invincible super slasher, he’s still a killer with juggernaut strength like in Halloween 4, crushin’ skulls and bustin’ through barriers.

What’s a little disappointin’ is the level of involvement from the original talents and filmmakers from Halloween ’78 that initially got fans like us excited for this reinvention of the franchise. Namely director John Carpenter, and Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprisin’ their iconic roles as Laurie and the shape. Carpenter’s only back in the game as an executive producer, leavin’ the directin’ and writin’ to newer blood, but makes his presence felt as one of the three composers providin’ a synth score that reinvigorates the original theme he created decades ago. It’s always fun to watch Jamie fight Michael again, but we already blew our comeback load with H20, so this repeat performance is already tainted by that, even with her new approach to playin’ Laurie as an agoraphobic survivalist. Her co-star Nick Castle jumps back in the coveralls to resume his gig as one of the many folks to play Michael in ’78, but just like then, he shares the role with another actor in the 2018 version, makin’ it almost impossible to know when it’s him for nostalgic enjoyment.

The pros greatly outweigh the cons, however, and we promise ya the movie is worth the ticket of admission and a great way to celebrate this Halloween season. It’ll definitely be some time before we can process how it compares to the past movies and where it fits on our list of best to worst Myers films though. But in the meantime, Mandy’s already wantin’ to see it a second time, and we’re not far behind her!

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’. You can also warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns currently playin’ on Beta Max TV and Sluggo’s The Vortexx!

For all you fearmakers out there workin’ on your next scary feature, remember to shoot it our way as an entry in our Scream Freak Film Contest! Three winners will be reviewed in our 50th episode and promoted to all the Scream Freaks lookin’ for the next big thing Hollywood’s too scared to capitalize on. The deadline is open ’til we publish our 49th episode!

And remember to deface your calendars for Screaming Soup!’s first official convention appearance at Mad Monster Party Carolina Feb. 22-24 2019 where you can meet and greet the talents behind your favorite animated horror host show for free autographs!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT PROPHECY!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Strap in for a haunted trail ride, ’cause we’re hitchin’ up to save Billy from hell where the Iron Horsemen of Doom wanna sacrifice our favorite mascot for end of days kinda trouble. Tarnations, this is gonna be tougher than our third and fourth seasons combined! Especially since we gotta get past one particular cursed obstacle who’s none to happy we’re cuttin’ through his yard to get to where we’re goin’. But we’ll get to that trouble in the episode below . . .

This time ’round, we review one of our personal favorite horror flicks we’ve waited years to share with ya – Prophecy! Yessir, not to be confused with those Christopher Walken flicks ’bout feudin’ angels, this is a late ’70s environmental terror that’ll leave ya too scared to ever picnic in the woods again for fear inside out jelly sausage bears will tear ya limb from limb and wipe its asses with ya like a Charmin commercial. It’s been years since we first saw it, but this movie’s tension never loosened its grip on us with its spine tinglin’ sequences of an unforgettable monster huntin’ likable heroes against an epically desolate backdrop. While it’s true Prophecy has been a target of ridicule over the decades and was even the winner of the Son of Golden Turkey Awards for worst killer bear movie, we defiantly scoff at the popular vote and stand by this monster romp for reasons you just gotta see for yourself in the vid below!

But before you jump headfirst into our newest review, here’s some quick updates. We’re still workin’ on the scripts for our review of the Halloween comics, and aimi’ to throw that Graphic Violence review up next. The Screaming Soup! comic is ready to be drawn when we can find the time, and be sure to ask your comic shop for the third issue of Dollman comin’ out this week, ’cause one of the alternate covers is ours! Not to mention, we got an even more bad-ass lookin’ parody ad inside for an 8 bit Puppet Master game you’re gonna wish was real!

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT HALLOWEEN DISTRACTIONS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Took us awhile to get back here to ya, but we’ve been stupidly distracted by the newest tricks and treats hittin’ stores in time for Halloween. While we haven’t made the rounds to all of our familiar terror-marts just yet, the handful we have visited had enough new merch to make us scream with joy! Lifesize animatronic props of Jack Skeleton and Sally, Ouija themed dinnerware, tons more Ghostbuster movie props includin’ big-ass Slimer decorations, werewolf throw rugs . . . it’s almost too much for our twisted minds to handle!

In case you missed our R-Rated Reviews Blog or tweets, we did see The Nun on its openin’ night last week, and that was pretty disappointin’ we’re sad to say . . .

THE NUN (2018)

A loose prequel to The Conjuring, nuns are droppin’ like Amityville flies when a demon pulls a sister act tryin’ to escape its confinement beneath a Romanian monastery, earnin’ it the attention of the Vatican who sends a priest and a psychic nun in trainin’ to investigate. I can’t tell much what happens after that, ’cause this movie is filmed so dark, the scariest part is me thinkin’ I’m goin’ blind! I guess it’s supposed to immerse us in the dark age settin’ with candles as folks’ primary weapon against the dark, but I gotta see what’s goin’ on to be scared, ’cause the sounds sure weren’t doin’ it. I also think the filmmakers banked too much on audiences bein’ spooked by the image of the nun alone and didn’t do enough to make me fear the character versus her uniform. I was also confused by Taissa Farmiga starrin’ in this, ’cause I don’t pay attention to names and thought she was a young Lorraine Warren given she’s Vera Farmiga’s younger sister and all. Hangin’ nuns, possessions, romantic goat farmers, spittin’ locals, army of cloaks, watery graves, unholy seals, prayer circle bowlin’, ghost nuns, yappin’ nun corpses, folks buried alive, dead ringers symphony, supernatural visions, exorcism flashbacks, prayer galore, and a flock of dead birds! 3/5!

Of course, The Nun still packs the theaters as a loose Conjuring spin-off, makin’ it the #1 movie at the box office for now, but only time will tell if this lame Romanian excursion was really worth addin’ to James Wan’s filmography of booga boos. Hopefully we’ll have a better time watchin’ the upcomin’ Predator flick which looks more fun and better lit.

Regardin’ updates with our show, keep your peepers peeled for our next Screaming Soup! episode sometime in the next two weeks. We’re close to finishin’ the animation and should breeze right through the editin’ stage after that. As mentioned last time, we’re thinkin’ ’bout crankin’ out a new Graphic Violence inspired by the new Halloween movie and are currently writin’ the script for our review of every Michael Myers comic from Chaos’s run to even the special edition shorts released with DVDS and at conventions. We’ll be jumpin’ on that as soon as we wrap up the new episode, and somewhere in the mix of all that is us still findin’ spare time to work on drawin’ up that Screaming Soup! comic we told you we finished writin’ drafts for. Phew! Lot of work, but woowee, the end result will be incredibly rewardin’!

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

Scream Freak Sparky 357’s fan art of his original monster hero hangin’ at the Howl-Inn Grub and Spirits with his favorite animated horror host. See the rest of Sparky 357’s fan art in the gallery!

 

SCREAMING AT TIME WARP HANGOVERS AND HALLOWEEN COMIC REVIEWS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMIN’ AT PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH!

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

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

PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH (2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

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