SCREAMING AT KILLJOY!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks and welcome to the next excitin’ battle royal between Full Moon and those other guys we’re not supposed to name! As we punch and kick into the last half of this interdimensional brawl between two mighty B-movie behemoths, you may have noticed the rules are changin’ somewhat. But not to worry, we’re here to explain!

We here at Screaming Soup! consider ourselves completionists. When we watch or talk about a series, we wanna go over all of it! Take our Season 2 finale for example, when we reviewed Slumber Party Massacre 1-3 and its loose sequels Cheerleader Massacre 1-2. This compulsion of ours is one big reason why Full Moon fans haven’t been seein’ certain reviews or appearances of their favorite Full Moon characters.

The purpose of Season 4’s first half was to make you Full Moon and Troma fans aware of stand alone flicks that may have flown under your radar, helpin’ clue you in to other monsters worth watchin’ outside the bigger titles like Toxic Avenger and Puppet Master. But we ain’t stupid, and know y’all wanna watch the big dogs throwdown, so this last half turns the spotlight over to them. Problem is, however, these movie monsters have more than one flick and remember what we said about us bein’ completionists?

So, we’re lookin’ at the remainin’ 5 episodes of the season and want to review complete series from each studio that’s anywhere from 4-10 movies each series. The most reviews we can reasonably animate around are 5-6, and those episodes run over 30 minutes. So, if we were to review 2 complete series per episode for the last 5 episodes, we’d essentially be producin’ a season and a half worth of material by the end with half the episodes runnin’ over an hour long each. With this imposin’ workload threatenin’ to work us into the ground, upset the regular premier dates, and screw up our production schedule for Screaming Soup! Season 5, it’s just easier to break these last fights down into parts over 2-3 episodes with each episode dedicated to 1 whole series instead of 2. This limits how many more of your favorite characters we can pack in before the end, of course, but we promise you won’t be disappointed by our picks for these final rounds.

While it’s not blatantly displayed on the video cover, we think you can easily figure out this fight is Killjoy vs The Class of Nuke ‘Em High which will continue next episode with a review of that entire Troma series (minus the newly released Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 2 dependin’ on if we get a copy we can edit a review with). As sworn on a stack of Necronomicons before, Toulon’s puppets ain’t far behind and will get a very special in depth treatment that’ll make up for the wait when they arrive. Patience stressed one . . .

Anyway, watch the next episode, have fun, and congrats to this month’s Spot the Dollman Contest winner, Cero G. from Clinton, IN!

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 HOTTIES FROM FULL MOON & TROMA!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! You know, if there’s anything we love more than blood and beasts in our horror flicks, it’s pretty ladies, and we’ve been celebratin’ some very special talents this season in our weekly Howl’n Hottie posts (over there in the bottom right corner of your screen). In the years Full Moon and Troma spent makin’ everythin’ from penny pinchin’ pornos to big budget sci-fi/horror films, they’ve given us more than enough fantasy eye candy to overload any fan’s splatter bank, and we want to spotlight the best of them.

Long before Hollywood studios thought it was cool, Full Moon spent years steadily buildin’ a cinematic universe for its monsters and psycho killers to share, most of whom are sexy sirens and tough chicks. Since Full Moon’s beginnin’s as Empire Pictures, Charlie Band’s entertained us with all kinds of strong women who were undead puppets, cyborg deputies, avocado jungle warriors, succubus clowns, vengeful witches, rebel porn lovers in space, deceitful vampires, and the list just goes on and on! His studio gave us Scream Queen classics like Sorority Babes in the Slime Bowl-O-Rama, Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity, Witchouse 3, and Trophy Heads, and broke in fresh nubile talents like a topless Sherilyn Fenn in Meridian.

Troma doesn’t have quite the same impressive line-up of colorful comic book women as Full Moon, but make up for their lack of budget with a sweet lack of clothes on enough sexy gals to make anyone’s legs wobble. While the majority of their Tromettes are outrageous biker punks and skimpy bikini babes, Troma does offer some unbelievable she-beasts and cave girls for your peepers to behold from time to time. Like Beverly D’Angelo bangin’ a dude as a dino-babe in Pterodactyl Woman From Beverly Hills or a barely dressed Julie Strain fightin’ off attempted rape by a topless mantis stripper in Tales From the Crapper. Even Scream Queen legends Linnea Quigley and Debbie Rochon bare their talents for Troma in Graduation Day and Tromeo & Juliet.

This is all a long winded way of sayin’ we hope you’re enjoyin’ the weekly hotties, and want to point out they’ve all been Troma and Full Moon babes this year. Check all every Howl’n Hottie we’ve chosen so far in our archives by clickin; HERE!

Other than that, be sure to watch the new episode of Screaming Soup! breakin’ midnight 6/19/17 EST, and keep an eye out for the Dollman in the episode’s animated segments if you want to win a free Full Moon DVD with an original piece of Screaming Soup! artwork. For those wantin’ a hint for this upcomin’ episode . . . class clowns!

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 VISITING CONCAROLINAS 2017!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Woowee, what a weekend we had at ConCarolinas! Bein’ our first time there, we didn’t know what to expect, but it was slap full of friendly cosplayers, music acts, indie authors, scientists, filmmakers, burlesque dancers, and more alternate universe Wonder Women than you can shake a lasso at. Should have seen that last one comin’ with the new super flick out and all.

So, we rode in on Saturday and grabbed a strong drink before pullin’ into our first panel askin’ us to speak about horror’s worst tropes. Pretty much a round table discussion among knowledgeable horror fanatics, this was a well rounded group made up of indie filmmakers, horror critics, and special effects wizards who were all very cool to shoot the shit with. We bitched about everything from found footage to remakes like the newest Cabin Fever and Fright Night 2, and one fella even said he’s sick of seein’ unrealistically beautiful people actin’ in horror flicks. That’s one to think about, we guess? The biggest contributions we made to this panel had to be our opinion on how tropes are fine, but audiences need a good mix-up of them from time to time to help tired formulas feel fresh again like with Fender Bender and Darkman.

As time went on, and a few more drinks were had, we found our way to the next panel which was supposed to be about the show Stranger Things and how retro is makin’ a comeback. Too lazy to brush up on the events in the show, we were more focused on discussin’ the return of retro which luckily steered the majority of the panel. When asked about retro, we explained how everything’s retro, and it comes in cycles. Children grow up on entertainment they enjoy and then mimic it when they’re old enough to start creatin’ entertainment for new generations to eat up. Case in point, Hammer Films remakin’ the Universal monster flicks. Or directors from the ’80s reimaginin’ their favorite atomic monster movies from the ’50s like Invaders From Mars and The Fly. And today’s filmmakers are now creatin’ works echoin’ styles and formats from the ’80s like The Barn. From there, it just got out of hand with retro includin’ remakes and reboots of superhero flicks to cartoons and video games, but it was a lot of fun and we joked a lot with a new film buff friend who sat next to us.

Finally, the night wrapped up with a panel about zombie films. This panel was packed with zombie experts, and the moderator had a whole slideshow presentation prepared for sharin’ flicks he thinks mainstream zombie fans may not have heard of. Dead Next Door, Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things, Tomb of the Blind Dead, Dead Snow, Fido, Cemetery Man . . . just a whole slew of them. There’s probably 1/3 of his list we hadn’t seen or even heard of, and doin’ our best to rectify that now. This panel was probably the most fun for us at the con, but also the most awkward, because we quickly noticed we were doin’ a lot of the talkin’. What was supposed to be a panel of experts commentin’ on all these zombie flicks suddenly felt an exclusive group among the moderator, Screaming Soup!, and one other person. The other 3-4 folks never said a word and made us wonder if we were comin’ off like oversteppin’ jerks domineerin’ the conversation with no chance for them to spit their two cents in. But when all was said and done, we feel everyone was an adult and could have jumped in the conversation anytime with us more than willin’ to shut up for them.

Overall, our first time at ConCarolinas was decent. Not the most amazin’ con we’ve ever been to, but far from bad, and we got to meet some fun and talented people we’re sure to stay connected with. If you ever get a chance to check out their stuff, click the links here and look up Jason Gilbert’s review of scary movies called Fail-Flix, the amazin’ make-up effects by Joh Harp, Sammie Cassell’s indie film company Wreak Havoc Productions, and the hilarious music talent of Mikey Mason who’s got one cool Stranger Things song.

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 REMINDERS FOR CONCAROLINA!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks, and hope you had a Memorial Day weekend full of skin blisterin’ sun, scary fun, and monster movies!  We just wanted to remind you this week about our next scheduled convention appearance at ConCarolina, a 3 day event this comin’ weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, packed with parties, gamin’, film festivals, dealer rooms, and an ass load of panels coverin’ a broad number of interests from popular shows to how they’re gonna put a man on mars.

While we haven’t gotten our act together enough to pull off the ultimate Screaming Soup! convention booth for creatin’ an unforgettable experience for fans, we have been turned on to makin’ people more aware of our show through panel discussions. In this case, we’ll be makin’ some panel appearances for one day only, Saturday June 3, and accordin’ to ConCarolina’s SCHEDULE, these include shootin’ the shit on the best and worst horror tropes in “From Zombies to Dolls to House to Clowns” (1pm-2pm), Stranger Things and how retro horror is shaping television and movies in “Stranger Things and the Resurgence of Retro” (7:30pm-8:30pm), and sharin’ our picks for the best zombie flicks in “Dead, But Not Buried: Zombie Films Worth Watching” (11pm-12am). Pretty wide open subjects we’re sure will allow us to bring up every shitty sci-fi/horror flick we’ve had the displeasure of watchin’ like Oversexed Rugsuckers From Mars, and newer descent flicks like Train to Busan!

If you come out, give us a scream, and we’ll be more than happy to freely sign epitaphs on whatever you got.

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 DOCTOR MORDRID AND POULTRYGEIST!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! If you haven’t heard yet, we got a brand spankin’ new episode up for ya! Yessir, the B-movie war wages on, and after visitin’ Full Moon’s base last time, we now get a look at how the other side lives in a hectic town where gangs run rampant, mutants unleash mayhem, and outbreaks of angry Native American chicken ghosts are always a concern!

This is an important episode, because we’re at the halfway point of the season now with only 5 episodes left, and things are only gonna get crazier from here on out! We spent these first few episodes gettin’ to know the key players while reviewin’ some of the more obscure titles everyone may not have seen, and we know some of you, especially the  Full Moon fans, are gettin’ antsy. You’re beggin’ to see more of your favorite characters jump out of the backgrounds and play a bigger part in the war. You’re demandin’ to know why we wasted other favorites as war casualties. You’re confused as to who’s winnin’ and how we’re keepin’ score. Some of you are even questionin’ why you haven’t seen some of the more obvious characters animated yet like Toulon’s puppets from Puppet Master!

Because we think you Scream Freaks deserve some answers after all the support you’ve given us, here’s what’s what. This war offers a big spotlight for many characters, but not everyone can fit in it, includin’ the regular Screaming Soup! cast. That’s why we’re packin’ as many characters from your favorite movies into the backgrounds as possible, with full blown animation reserved for those we think serve the story best for laughs or developin’ this season’s story arc. We also want to stick with writtin’ about characters we’re more familiar with to reduce chances of pissin’ off fans who think their favorite heroes and villains are given shit treatment. A prime example of this is Jack Deth from Trancers and Radu from Subspecies. We’ve known about these movies for along time but didn’t have the opportunity to watch them until well after the season was written thanks to Full Moon Streaming.

Another big decidin’ factor for what characters get featured are the movies we want to review and think you should know about. This gets a little confusin’, however, because some movies we originally wrote episodes around had to be switched out upon request. Episodes 33 and 35 were supposed to review Rawhead Rex and Prison which is why those characters are so prominent, but due to marketing reasons, Full Moon asked us to review other films like Blood Dolls and Doctor Mordrid instead which is fine by us and required minimal tweaks to the finished animation. And spoiler alert, we won’t be doin’ any reviews for Gingerdead Man or Evil Bong this season. We want to provide reviews of complete up to date series and Full Moon’s still crankin’ out sequels for those two in a hurry! And both series crossover with each other more than once, makin’ us feel like we have to review both at the same time which would leave even less room for other flicks we want to talk about this season. Now, you’ll still get to see them animated in the show, because they’re too good of characters to not include, and you’ll even get some foreshadowin’ of the trouble Gingerdead Man will be bringin’ to the war in this latest episode!

As far as the scorin’ goes and who’s winnin’ the war . . . we ain’t keepin’ track of all that. Makes us sound like a bunch of assholes, but we thought the thunderdome fightin’ would get old real quick and preferred focusin’ on more of these story buildin’ sideline battles like the basement mud wrestlin’ and Full Moon’s base bein’ infiltrated by spies. We originally intended for the ratin’ of the opponents’ flicks to determine who’d win the matches, but somethin’ about that didn’t feel like it would keep y’all on your toes enough. We think the more unpredictable the outcomes the better, makin’ the episodes more interestin’ to watch.

And as for Toulon’s puppets . . . they’re around and will get plenty of time on screen before this is all over!

Just a reminder, we once again had our “Spot the Dollman Contest” with Scream Freaks on the lookout for Full Moon’s Dollman, a 13 inch cop with an attitude, within the animation of this episode. The first one to email us a freeze frame of the Dollman wins a random Full Moon DVD and an original piece of Screaming Soup! artwork. This episode’s winner is Robert Kern III from Reisterstown, MD. Congratulations!!

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 CONCAROLINA!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! We know this is last minute, but we had to play a little catch up with our schedule after everythin’ that’s been happenin’, and finally got some details for an appearance we previously committed to in North Carolina on Saturday 6/3/17. It’s called ConCarolina, and is a 3 day event with parties, gamin’, film festivals, dealer rooms, and an ass load of panels coverin’ a broad number of interests from popular shows to how they’re gonna put a man on mars. Can you guys which part we’re involved with?

Like it or not, we’re only makin’ the rounds for joinin’ discussions on a handful of guest panels we felt were within our wheelhouse. Accordin’ to the SCHEDULE, we’ll be shootin’ the shit on the best and worst horror tropes in “From Zombies to Dolls to House to Clowns” (1pm-2pm), Stranger Things and how retro horror is shaping television and movies in “Stranger Things and the Resurgence of Retro” (7:30pm-8:30pm), and sharin’ our picks for the best zombie flicks in “Dead, But Not Buried: Zombie Films Worth Watching” (11pm-12am). Pretty wide open subjects we’re sure will allow us to bring up every shitty sci-fi/horror flick we’ve had the displeasure of watchin’ like Oversexed Rugsuckers From Mars!

Give us a scream if you can make it out, and bring anythin’ you want us to freely autograph for ya!

In the meantime, be on your toes for the latest episode breakin’ at midnight tonight (EST) and share your  feedback on the next excitin’ battle between Full Moon and you know who!

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 NIGHTBEAST / CASTLEFREAK!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! As promised, we’re seein’ this fantasy fight through, censors be damned, and present the next epic chapter in this alien freak throwdown in the sky! Tensions continue to rise as toxic mutants continue testin’ Full Moon’s tolerance for their fragile truce, and it wouldn’t take much to tip everything back into full scale war with Deadwest and the gang caught in the middle! And if that weren’t enough trouble, just what the hell is Full Moon secretly workin’ on and who will pay the price?

As you can see, the Troma censorship continues to be a problem with them still not willin’ to “participate,” but don’t let that stop you from lettin’ your voice be heard. Some of you have made more videos requestin’ Troma allow us to play these non profit parody reviews uncensored, and some have even gone above and beyond, approachin’ them at conventions to vent about it. We were hesitant to post any contact info we had for Troma before, because we didn’t know how exclusive they were and didn’t want the headache of bein’ told we released any sensitive information, but we did find some publically posted emails on their official site you can reach them at. So, if hittin’ them up through YouTube or Twitter ain’t your thing, you can reach Troma at lloyd@troma.com, pr@troma.com, customerservice@troma.com, or marketing@troma.com.

And if you haven’t heard, today’s a big day for Full Moon as well with the premier of their newest flick, Evil Bong 666! If you haven’t seen any of this series yet about stoners gettin’ into trippy adventures with a magically sassy she-bong, it’s pretty damn entertainin’ with new twists and turns each and every sequel. As you can see in our R-Rated Review of the first 5 parts, it’s a solid fun series full of topless chicks, monsters, interdimensional travel, cameos of other popular Full Moon characters, and this newest one is sure to be no exception with the return of Gingerdead Man, this week’s Howlin Hottie Mindy Robinson, and the introduction of an all new monster Full Moon’s been havin’ too much fun with, the Gingerweed Man! Watch the trailer below and watch it at Full Moon Streaming or their Amazon channel!

And back by popular demand, don’t forget about our “Spot the Dollman Challenge!” Keep your eyeballs peeled for Dollman, Full Moon’s 13 inch cop with an attitude, hidden somewhere in the animated segments of this episode. The first Scream Freak to spot Dollman and email ScreamingSoup@gmail.com a screen shot or video time code of Dollman’s appearance wins a random Full Moon DVD and a signed piece of Screaming Soup! artwork. Pretty cool, right? This episode’s winner is James Lohmann from Markham, IL!

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.

Some sad news to go out on, unfortunately. For a few months now, we’ve been pleasantly part of the Beta Max TV family who’ve been incredibly supportive of our show, but the channel has run into some serious technical problems and will no longer be streamin’. You can still warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers, however, 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 RIFFTRAX & MST3K STUFF!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! New week, same bullshit ’round here. We still got our nose to the digital grindstone, pluggin’ away at our most ambitious season yet that’s guaranteed to be the best free entertainment we can offer. We’re up to our eyeballs animatin’ zombie chicken armies, giant rock ’em sock ’em robots, bar brawls, puppet shows . . . but you’ll see all that soon enough.

With all this extra animation and multitude of reviews we committed ourselves to, it’s important to get away from time to time and chillax with a fun flick we ain’t scrutinizin’ for a review. Luckily, we were reminded of one such film scheduled at select theaters tonight, hosted live by RiffTrax, the latest incarnation of the last Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang. If you haven’t been to one of these events before, you’re really missin’ out ’cause they’re hilarious and a truly new experience at the movie theater. The RiffTrax fellas basically riff a movie in front of a live audience at some venue, and that live event is simultaneously broadcast to select theaters across the country for others to enjoy. Some of the best ones we attended were the original House on Haunted Hill and Sharknado, but putrid polecats, not even RiffTrax can save the watchability of bombs like Birdemic and The Room! Tonight shows some promise though, ’cause RiffTrax will be reviewin’ a flick we’ve heard about for a long time but never seen . . . Samurai Cop. If you’re interested in watchin’ somethin’ the same time as us (4/13/17), look for more information at rifftrax.com/samurai-cop.

With the mention of RiffTrax and their ties to MST3K, it only feels natural to briefly mention our excitement for the new MST3K comin’ to Netflix. We were never on the MST3K train with both feet like so many others in the past, but we certainly enjoyed plenty of their movie riffs durin’ the Sci-Fi Channel’s hay day whenever the cheese flick was tolerable enough. Thanks to the arrival of the new MST3K, it’s been easier than ever for folk like us to catch up on everythin’ MST3K with several magazines and TV channels pluggin’ the original series with nostalgic articles and reruns. Our favorite horror rag Horrorhound intereviewed the newest host and published a thorough article on the show’s history in their latest issue. Cable channels like Comet and Shout! Factory’s Roku channel have helped the show find new audiences with reruns and on demand streams of their original episodes. So, needless to say, we’ve been checkin’ a lot of this out lately and happily reminded why MST3K was such a big influence on our own show.

Before we wrap up, we wanna give a big thanks to all you Scream Freaks who participated in Mandy’s Easter Challenge last week. And a big congratulations goes out to the winner, Sarah Day (Durhman, NC), for tellin’ us the scariest thing about the Easter Bunny is he judges your stupid man suit! She’s received a free copy of the throwback slasher flick, Easter Sunday, along with other random goodies!

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 currently scheduled to play on Beta Max TV ( Saturday nights @ 9pm EST) and 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 MANDY’S EASTER CONTEST!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! It ain’t quite here yet, but Easter’s hoppin’ up on us, and our favorite ghostly girlfriend Mandy’s got some prizes to give away. We’re askin’ all you Scream Freaks out there to dig into that humorously dark part of your brain and tweet us the scariest thing about the Easter Bunny with the hashtag #BillyBunny. The tweets will be reviewed by your favorite animated horror hosts here at Screaming Soup!, and our favorite tweet will win a copy of Easter Sunday starrin’ Robert “Maniac Cop” Z’Dar along with other random Easter swag.

What is it with holiday characters anyway? Why is part of their celebrated charm breakin’ into your home and doin’ stuff when you’re sleepin’? Santa expects milk and cookies, Tooth Fairy steals your teeth, leprechauns wreck your shit, ghosts and goblins want candy, and the Easter Bunny either leaves you a basket of chocolate or 2nd Christmas goodies dependin’ on how rich your parents are. It’s no wonder these fantasy creatures are so easily imagined as horror villains, ’cause it ain’t that big a stretch for the imagination to think of these invasive boogey men as Medusa monsters you’re not suppose to see creepin’ around you.

Anyway, if you haven’t seen Easter Sunday yet, it’s a cheap holiday horror that definitely belongs with other like-minded classics like Thankskilling. A bunny mask wearin’ psycho’s Easter massacre is stopped by Sheriff Z’Dar, but it’s rabbit season all over again when some yahoos accidentally resurrect the slasher’s soul years later for some Easter fun. Mandy’s plannin’ a full review for this one later on, so all we’ll say for now is if you like grindhouse inspired flicks, chatty slashers, and gory eye gags, then this is right up your alley!

Contest ends Saturday 4/8/17 and the winner will be announced 4/10/17! Be dark, be funny, be creative, and don’t forget to add #BillyBunny so we can find 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 YouTube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

Warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns currently scheduled to play on Beta Max TV ( Saturday nights @ 9pm EST) and 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 FILM FACTS AND SHOUT OUTS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! The verdict’s in and it sounds like y’all are enjoyin’ this epic 4th season sure enough, but there’s been some confusion and questions surroundin’ the storyline. Aside from the controversy over whether or not the booger from the closet officially won his fight with Rawhead Rex this past episode, some of you have been hittin’ us up askin’ why certain characters are included in Full Moon’s army of super freaks. More specifically, our horror fanfare’s been challenged with Scream Freaks tellin’ us characters from movies like Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Rawhead Rex have no place on Full Moon’s dance card for this war. Well, sit down before ya’ fall down, Scream Freaks, and learn somethin’!

When we here at Screaming Soup! think Full Moon, we think of its head honcho, Charles Band. Charlie’s been in showbiz for a long time and is partly responsible for an assload of horror and sci-fi films fans have no problem recognizin’. His first notable company that pumped out a lot of popular flicks was Empire Pictures which produced and/or distributed films like Re-Animator, From BeyondRawhead Rex, and too many others to name. After a few years, Charlie relocated his base of operations and transitioned to bein’ Full Moon as part of that move. So, since we identify Full Moon as Charlie and Charlie was Empire, then Full Moon = Empire for us. This is why the Jeffrey Combs characters refer to Charlie as Emperor Band as an acknowledgment of their ties to Empire Pictures. Plus, for entertainment purposes, this parody war is 10x more fun addin’ all those Empire characters with Full Moon’s current stars like Gingerdead Man and Killjoy. And if you need more proof, Scream Freak, just refer to the book Empire of the ‘B’s: The Mad Movie World of Charles Band by Dave Jay. Herbert West, Rawhead Rex, and From Beyond are even on the cover with Charlie!

Now that we got that off our chest, we got a few shout outs this week. First, we wanna congratulate a couple of Scream Freaks. Brandon Riggs from Wellsville, OH won this past episode’s “Spot the Dollman Challenge” and got himself a copy of Intruder with an original piece of Screaming Soup! art. Joe Kerr recently had a birthday, so everyone here’s screamin’ him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY because we always need an excuse for cake. We also had the pleasure of meetin’ the author behind the Gingerdead Man comics this past weekend, Brockton McKinney. Lots of fun to talk to and an important man ’round Full Moon ’cause he wrote the latest Evil Bong flick comin’ 4/20/17. Be sure to check out his company Lost Story Studios to see all the comics and movies he’s up to with his gang. And finally, our good friend the Grim Reaper has been bustin’ his ass on a new show, Mondopiece Theatre, and just released his newest episode which we’ve posted below for your pleasure. Give it a peek and tell him what you think!

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 currently scheduled to play on Beta Max TV ( Saturday nights @ 9pm EST) and 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!

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