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 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 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 MONSTER IN THE CLOSET / BLOOD DOLLS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! It’s time, it’s time! All the way from the war torn Crosslands comes the continuin’ tale of a supernatural bar caught in the middle of an interdimensional feud only one lone gunslinger can keep from bein’ torn apart!

Brace yourself for the biggest monster brawl yet as a booger monster from the closet goes claw to claw with one of horror’s most bad ass beasts ever captured on celluloid, the pissed off psycho pagan, Rawhead Rex. Burstin’ with horror Easter eggs, golden showers, amputations, mutants, reviews, and Charles Band covered in boobs, you’re gonna need a poncho for the bloodbath this episode offers! Hurry and watch below!

And back by popular demand, we bring you 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? Our winner this episode is Brandon Riggs from Wellsville, OH. Congrats, Brandon!

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 CENSORSHIP WITH SCREAM FREAKS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! What a nutty week! If you’ve been followin’ the posts lately, then you’re aware we had to apply the brakes to our current season featurin’ us stuck in a parody war between Full Moon and Troma. Why? ’cause a certain film company that’s always claimed to champion independent entertainment told us they wouldn’t participate and to remove anythin’ to do with them regardless of this bein’ a labor of love made to celebrate the crazy films they’ve given us over the decades.

We’re still tryin’ to break our mugs from their stupefied expressions, wonderin’ how in the world Troma can celebrate works like Attack of the Tromaggot but not this epic animated crossover served on a silver platter for them to exploit however they wish. It only adds to the frustration when we come across recent articles from the Huffington Post with the headline “‘Troma Now’ Supports Uncut & Uncensored Independent Art,” sharin’ a story about Troma welcomin’ an Amazon rejected film into their catalog of flicks, because they won’t stand for independent artists bein’ censored. Lloyd Kaufman’s final quote made us chuck the damn computer across the room:

“So I address this to each and every filmmaker that is being choked by the fascist vertically integrated cartel and censorship mongers — Troma Entertainment’s doors are open to you. Come home to Troma Now. We will showcase your art and deliver it to the world as intended, completely uncut and completely uncensored. Censorship has run amok in this world and we here in Tromaville are fighting back. Give us your poor, your gore, your crude, and your lewd! I say to the independent art and commerce community, Come home! COME HOME TO TROMA NOW! We will be a community for you!”

It’s hilarious how life is mimicking art right now. In the show, our characters’ actions bring these 2 indie companies together, and then they have to protect the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits from the crossfire as a well meanin’ but troublesome Troma camp forces Full Moon’s camp to do things against their wishes. In real life, we brought these 2 indie companies together for a kick-ass season, and end up walkin’ on eggshells to protect the show ’cause of Troma’s attitude against the crossover which forces Full Moon to not be as involved as they want to be, forced to remove the episodes from their streamin’ services.

Anyway, I think it goes without sayin’ nothin’s changed as far as removin’ the censorship. We’ve had wonderful support from you Scream Freaks, and several of you have already contacted Troma askin’ them to let this season happen. Some of you have even made videos to express how upset this unfortunate circumstance has made you, and we’ve posted those below.

Just so you don’t think every week’s goin’ to be a rant against Troma, this is all we got to say until somethin’ significant happens worth mentionin’. We still like Troma and want their blessin’, can’t say enough how awesome Charles Band and Full Moon have been durin’ this mess, and know everythin’s gonna work out for the best in the end!

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 ( Sat. 3/11/17 @ 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 CENSORSHIP!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! While you’ve been enjoyin’ animated bloodshed between your 2 favorite indie film companies, there’s been struggles of other sorts behind the scenes. When we first imagined Troma vs Full Moon, we thought it would be amazin’ to get the actual companies involved. No deals, obligations or contracts – just good ol’ fashion fun that gives somethin’ back to the filmmakers who entertained us for so many years.

The pitch was simple enough. Our show humorously parodies their characters in a ridiculous feud, and we review Full Moon and Troma movies we think horror/sci-fi fans need to know about. All covered under Fair Use which legally allows such works to exist like South Park and Robot Chicken. Because Troma vs Full Moon is meant to be a gift for everyone in the horror community to enjoy, we didn’t want any profit off these videos and even went as far as tellin’ Full Moon and Troma they could have the episodes to monetize on their own YouTube channels and streamin’ services. We even shared the full rundown for the season and made adjustments upon request to best promote each company respectively and any films they have comin’ up.

Needless to say, Full Moon loved the idea and recognized it for the win win situation it provided with opportunities for cross promotions, a chance to hype up their internet presence, and see its characters animated. Troma, on the other hand, wasn’t as enthusiastic and ultimately chose to not participate in the end. After several attempts to plead our case for this being a non-profit parody review produced by long time fans who have nothin’ but respect for their material and would only promote their films, we are unfortunately forced to cut Troma out of this fantasy fight.

What does this mean for this season? We’re still movin’ forward with Full Moon’s participation, but will be censorin’ everythin’ to do with Troma, minus the reviews of their movies. At this point, it’s our honest belief the power to turn this whole thing around resides with you Scream Freaks. We can’t explain or understand why Troma of all companies would want to put the brakes on something as independent as this endeavor of love, but maybe your voice can be enough to convince them otherwise.

Email ’em, tweet ’em, Facebook messege ’em, reach Troma however you can and let them know how badly you want to see this season in its full animated glory. And maybe, just maybe, they’ll finally understand there’s no harm in any of this and give us the green light to run free with it.

We respect Troma’s wishes in the meantime, continue to enjoy their films, and don’t harbor any ugly feelin’s over this matter. In all this confusion, however, we can’t help but come back to things Lloyd Kaufman’s written in the past:

“Support independent films, comics and websites! Don’t take ‘NO’ for an answer!”
The New Adventures of the Toxic Avenger #1 introduction.

“-because of the success, and especially the fame of the Toxic Avenger, it is impossible for even me to see the character clearly. Toxie doesn’t belong to me – he’s come to mean too much to other people.”
All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned From the Toxic Avenger (pg. 154)

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 ( Sat. 3/4/17 @ 9pm EST) and Sluggo’s The Vortexx (Wed. 3/1/17 @ sometime after 9PM EST)!

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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SCREAMING AT TEENAGE CATGIRLS IN HEAT VS SORORITY BABES IN SLIME BOWL-O-RAMA!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Wooo doggy! We’re only 2 episodes into this war of the independent Bs, and things are heatin’ up! We head back to the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits for a breather and find some of the war’s secretly spilled over into the basement where our favorite Scream Queen, Linnea Quigley, is throwin’ down with some sassy cat girls from Troma. Good times, plenty o’ drinks, and one hell of an endin’!

This episode also gives you a peek at Troma’s base which is a chunk of Tromaville magically transported to the Crosslands with the rest of Troma’s mutants and psycho gangs. And like Full Moon’s Charles Band sharin’ words of wisdom with his creations last episode, this opens with Lloyd Kaufman bein’ summoned by his characters . . . sorta. The original intention was for Lloyd to make a live cameo like Charlie did, but he unfortunately couldn’t participate at this time, leavin’ us to resort to the next best thing with a blatant lunch sack puppet parody. Maybe he’ll join the fun further into the season, but that’s what’s happenin’ with all that.

We’re also happy to announce an idea we’ve been playin’ around with, the “Spot the Dollman Challenge!” For the rest of the season, we’re gonna play an I Spy game with Full Moon’s 13 inch cop bein’ hidden among the animation from now ’til episode #40. The first Scream Freak to spot the 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, huh? Our first winner this season is Jared Johnson from Paradise, CA. Congrats, Jared!

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 ( Sat. 2/25/17 @ 9pm EST).

If you need the hook-up with instant Troma and Full Moon movies, we’d suggest watching Troma’s films at Troma Now and 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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SCREAMING AT THE BYE BYE MAN!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! So far so good with the war between Troma and Full Moon, but as fun as watchin’ mutants and aliens beat the shit out of each other is, it’s good to get away sometimes, you know? This past weekend we took shelter at the Screamplex for a breather and caught a flick some of you have been warned not to think or speak of called The Bye Bye Man. We walked out the theater pretty impressed with it, Mandy especially. So much so, she asked if she could share her thoughts on the monster flick with ya, so here it is:

The Bye Bye Man

“Let’s start with the name.

I got chills the first time I saw a cardboard prop bearing the seemingly innocuous moniker. Years of horror archived in my brain referenced that moment when a child lets the grown-ups know something is amiss. Due to little ones’ limited vocabulary, they tend to name the impending evil something familiar—perhaps something they’ve heard in a fairy tale or a nursery rhyme. We wonder if the child, who’s officially become prey, has any idea what kind of shit storm is about to rain down on his life, and we know the adults are clueless.

If you’re thinking of poor Carol Anne in Poltergeist or hearing “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you” right now—you’ve got the right idea but the wrong movie. The Internet is teeming with lofty language about The Bye Bye Man, a film critics are calling banal and derivative. Speaking as someone who often fights the undertow of the mainstream, I have to say there was lots to like about this tale of a relentless supernatural slasher:

  • Douglas Smith’s performance – As leading man, Elliot, the former Percy Jackson actor eradicated the need for a final girl
  • The warm, retro feel of the film, which was provided in context and not forced as a gimmick
  • The fact that viewers had a chance to get invested in the characters before the killing started; regardless of whether we loved them all, the relationships were solid
  • A freak ass bonus monster whose first appearance is not exactly a jump scare but a “WHAT just happened?” kind of happy moment for horror enthusiasts
  • A pivotal appearance by a Hollywood icon (don’t IMDB or Google if you don’t know) who provides another “WHAT?” followed by happy horrified laughter from the crowd

I’ve already alerted the spoilers, so let’s wrap this up.

Remember, we knew very little about Freddy during the first Nightmare movie. The Bye Bye Man could take a cue from Craven’s masterpiece: Keep the killer in the shadows and torture the cast even more.

Walking away from this one, I hope it follows the path I envision for It Follows – multiple sequels—none ridiculous. With the right framework, Doug Jones could make the eponymous killer another Krueger. My next move will be to research the author of the original story, Robert Damon Schneck. Wikipedia says he’s an American author who specializes in “anomalous phenomena” … Cue The Muppets: Phenomenon. Seriously, I hear he’s creepy. Maybe I shouldn’t say it or think it.

If you thought the film was a lame remix of other stories, use that to fuel your own ideas. There’s a fine line between creative and crazy. Sometimes we need to use that line as a jump rope.

For now, Scream Freaks, this is bye bye.”

-Mandy

Thanks, Mandy! Be sure to tell Mandy what ya think at her Twitter, @ScreamWithMandy!

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.

If you need the hook-up with instant Troma and Full Moon movies, we’d suggest watching Troma’s films at Troma Now and 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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SCREAMING AT TROMAGGOTS VS SHRUNKEN HEADS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Today is one momentous occasion as we crack open a big ol’ toxic barrel of sci-fi whoop-ass in our most ambitious season yet, Troma vs Full Moon! Yessir, it’s east coast vs west coast, mutants vs aliens, no budget vs more budget as B movies’ last warriors go toe to toe in this fantasy mash-up with your favorite animated horror host reffing the whole shebang!

This premier episode, we’re warmin’ up with reviews of some lesser known movies from Troma and Full Moon, Attack of the Tromaggot and Shrunken Heads. Both are pretty unique films from the warped imaginations of composer Danny Elfman’s brother and kids from Berlin, offerin’ plenty of what the fuck moments, monsters, and craziness you gotta see! We also need to give a HUGE shout out to Charles Band for Full Moon’s support for this event and goin’ as far as givin’ us some cameos to pepper in this season. We’re still workin’ on swingin’ some cameos from Lloyd Kaufman, but Troma’s involvement has unfortunately gone back into limbo for the foreseeable future at this time. Sucks, we know.

Reminder reruns of our show will premier on Beta Max TV 1/21/17 at 8pm durin’ a livestream line-up of horror host shows, and then we’ll be added to their video on demand section ’til the next scheduled rerun. Our first appearance on The Vortexx was this past Wednesday and went well, so we’ll continue bein’ in their scheduled line-up as well. Definitely check these channels out and enjoy some of the talent we’re joinin’ like the Mummy and the Monkey, My Gal the Zombie, and the Cinema Snob.

Other than that, catch up on all past Screaming Soup! Seasons, 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.

If you need the hook-up with instant Troma and Full Moon movies, we’d suggest watching Troma’s films at Troma Now and 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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