SCREAMING AT PUPPET MASTER 1-6!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Lock the doors and hurl your phones out the window, ’cause you ain’t gonna wanna be disturbed while watchin’ the next excitin’ entry in (indie film company not wantin’ free publicity) vs Full Moon! Yessir, after seven months of nail-bitin’ anxiety, we are proud to finally present the fellas you’ve been waitin’ for since the beginnin’ of this fantasy brawl . . . Andre Toulon’s puppets from Full Moon’s Puppet Master series!

Believe it or not, this is a series we’ve been wantin’ to review the most since startin’ Screaming Soup! Watchin’ so many horror hosts and YouTube reviewers over the years, we’ve seen different ones touch upon a few of the more popular Puppet Master flicks but never dig in with a fully comprehensive look at the entire series. That’s why we’re crankin’ things from 10 to 11 with a two-part ULTRA review that’ll chew the fat on EVERY Puppet Master flick made, includin’ (fangs crossed) Puppet Master Axis Termination! We’ll try for Puppet Master: Littlest Reich as well, but that’ll be tougher to get our hands on in time since another film company is makin’ it.

In the meantime, kick your feet up, enjoy some animated mayhem, and keep an eye out for the Dollman so you can win this month’s random Full Moon DVD with a piece of original Screaming Soup! artwork. For those who don’t know how the game works,  look below for the rules and join the revered ranks of past winners who were first to tell us they spotted Full Moon’s 13″ cop with an attitude!

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 SECONDARY VIDEOS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Another week, another marathon keepin’ the wheels rollin’ on our most epic season yet! We announced the arrival of Toulon’s teenie tiny assassins from the Puppet Master series for our next ultra review, and as excited as everyone’s been about that, some of you have been askin’ about our other vids that take a look at horror related comics and toons. Rest assured, this current season’s been a lot of work (3 years in the makin’!), but we’re doin’ our best to knock out some more Graphic Violence and Re-Animated Reviews before it’s all over!

We have all the comics and cartoons for different Troma and Full Moon properties and written reviews for each, but gettin’ to the video stage has been delayed a lot more than expected. We are plannin’ to review comics related one way or another to Herbet West from Re-Animator, we’ve got a complete review of every Puppet Master comic series to date with notes on how they work into the continuity of the Full Moon movies, and we collected every obscure Toxic Avenger related comic to review along with the Toxic Crusaders cartoon. So, it’s all in the works, and we’re gettin’ to it as fast as we can without sacrificin’ the quality of the regular animated episodes.

And with Halloween drawin’ closer, we’re addin’ more fun times to our schedule with different cameos and appearance comin’ up in the next couple of months. We already announced we’ll be doing a crossover video with our friends The Horror Addicts premierin’ in October, but we also have a crossover in the works for next season with Kaci the Homicidal Homemaker. We’re also brainstormin’ some horror related topics for panel discussions to attend at this years’ Big Fandom Greenville, and have an improv group invitin’ us to be special guests at one of their shows where they’ll perform improv inspired by clips from our show they’ll be playin’ on (duh duh DUH!) Friday the 13th this Halloween. That’s an event we’ll be sure to share with y’all!

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!

In the meantime, enjoy a visual game of Where’s Deadwest? courtesy of Lauren Fox, The Cartoon Physicist!

SCREAMING AT SHARK WEEK 2017!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! As many of you know, it’s Shark Week, and several horror host/YouTube reviewers are blowin’ their channels out with everything shark related right now. We want to do somethin’ in that same vein with a series of shark movie reviews we’ve been itchin’ to do since we started our show, but our hard pressed animation schedule usually prevents it from happenin’. Despite this hindrance, however, we still want to share with you the horrific shark movies we enjoy watchin’, excludin’ the big kahuna blockbusters like the Jaws and Sharknado series. These ain’t full reviews or even R-Rated Reviews, but just a heads up for killer fish flicks to watch out for if you’re lookin’ for things that step up the genre.

SHARKMAN aka HAMMERHEAD (2005)

William Forsythe’s gotta sink Jeffrey Combs’ mad science experiments for curin’ cancer, because they involve poor women bein’ mated with a mutant shark man who keeps eatin’ them! Fun movie with a great Street Sharks kinda monster stalkin’ people in the water and on land. We have plans for animating a review of this flick in the future. 4/5!

ycreatPETER BENCHLEY’S CREATURE (1998)

The U.S. Government creates a feral Stan Winston shark man for winning the Vietnam war but scraps the gene splicing project as soon as he goes on a frenzy. Decades later, the beast with teeth is accidentally freed and treats himself to some Caribbean islanders unless marine biologist Craig T. Nelson and his family can stop him! 3/5!

GHOST SHARK (2013)

The tide carries a shark’s bloated corpse into a magical cave that manifests its spirit into free flyin’ ecto-terror with teeth! With water as its conduit, no one’s safe as you watch this lost Ghostbusters goober tear into folks from bubble baths to lawn sprinklers with Richard Moll playin’ its Ahab. 4/5!

SHARKTOPUS (2010)

Roger Corman brings us a freaky hybrid of a shark crossed with an octopus that gobbles you up at sea or on the beach! It’s military science gone horribly wrong with Eric Roberts racin’ to the rescue! 4/5!

 

SAND SHARKS (2011)

If Tremors was less creative with its Jaws inspired graboids, then you’d have Sand Sharks. Sharks are literally swimmin’ through sand and threatenin’ a beach’s livelihood unless a professional partyer and Dr. Brooke Hogan can blow it up. Sounds like a silly movie, but fun characters and nice production value. 4/5!

And that’s pretty much it, Scream Freaks! The shark movies that instantly send us into a happy frenzy whenever they’re on TV, and we’d highly recommend each of these for a DVD purchase if you’re lookin’ to add some wild new stuff to your horror collection. We hope to have more shark movies to share in the near future, but these should be enough to hold you over for now.

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 THE CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH SERIES!

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

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

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

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT GHOULS’ NIGHT OUT!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! We’ve got quite a treat planned for you this week as the dark cosmos aligns and brings together 3 of horror entertainment’s favorite gals. Streamin’ LIVE this Saturday night (7/15/17) at 8pm PST on the Horror Addicts’ YouTube channel (click HERE to book mark it), hostess Gory B. Movie invites the Homicidal Homemaker and our very own ghost girlfriend Mandy to cook up trouble and discuss our shows while drinkin’ some deadly concoctions.

For those unfamiliar with these gore gore girls, Horror Addicts is a family themed show created by Gory and her husband Danny Knightmare. No strangers to the horror community, they network with a lot of today’s online talents, includin’ yours truly with a guest appearance in our episode Deadwest Screams at Frankenhooker! and even guest hosted a review on Bloodbath & Beyond’s YouTube channel. Their vids normally range from movie reviews to unboxin’s, and of course, Ghouls’ Night Out which features an impressive roster of women who know their Frankensteins from their Frankenstein’s monsters. With past guests on Ghouls’ Night Out includin’ Spooky Astronaut, Lady Hellbat of The Batcave, and Horrorgal, we’re proud to be counted among such frightful fun.

Sharin’ the night with Mandy will be Kaci Hansen, another horror hostess better known as the Homicidal Homemaker. But rather than review trashy movies, she serves up appetizin’ dishes inspired by them in a horror themed cookin’ show! Whether it’s Halloween or a poltergeist party, the Homicidal Homemaker offers several easy to follow recipes that make for some screamin’ displays of culinary goodness. She’ll teach you to mix a Twin Peaks cocktail, make bloody custard ears from Dead Alive, or whip up some macaroni brain salad to satisfy your horrendous hunger.  Even if your not a cook lookin’ for new ideas in the kitchen, Homemaker kicks up her show’s entertainment value with impressive parody skits (our favorite is the pool party) along with additional unboxin’ vids and food reviews. You can check out her YouTube channel HERE. Rumor has it the girls are askin’ Homemaker to think up some new poison for them to drink Saturday night, and it’s sure to be sinfully sweet.

As for our favorite ghostly girlfriend, Mandy will be takin’ a break from the disastrous war that’s been upsettin’ things around here and kickin’ back at the Howl-Inn for this shin-dig. She’ll be talkin’ about Screaming Soup! teamin’ up with Full Moon, tease at things to come in our next episode on 7/20/17, and may even share a picture that helps you freaks see who’s fillin’ that dress! You should also know this live stream will have a chat room for fans to talk to each other and the girls. So, any burnin’ questions you have can be answered on air or in the chat room by Mandy. Other members of Screaming Soup! will be in the chat room on and off durin’ the stream if you wanna ask them any questions.

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 THE 4TH OF JULY 2017!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Woo-doggy, we’ve had some fireworks ‘roud here, and it’s far from over as the epic battle between your favorite independent film companies continues. T####’s pissed at Screaming Soup!, Full Moon’s up to some secret means of escapin’ the Crosslands, and all hell’s breakin’ loose as Gingerdead Man instigates a bar brawl between Killjoy and some Cretins that can tip the delicate truce back into full scale war! Things have been so hectic, we didn’t even have time to touch base with you folks last week!

To catch you up on what’s been goin’ on lately, we still have a lot of irons in the fire as this season draws closer to bein’ wrapped up. We’re poised for our 5th apocalyptic season we’re excited to get started on, preppin’ Season 6 well in advance, and doin’ our best to catch up the secondary vids we promised like Graphic Violence and Re-Animated Reviews. We want to review the Toxic Crusaders cartoon and tell y’all about all the comics based on Toxie, Puppet Master, and Re-Animator. The scripts have been written, and the comics have been scanned for those, but we’re in the thick of editin’ the last 20 reviews together which is gonna have to delay those a little longer. With a big honcho like Full Moon involved this season, you’ll understand why we’re puttin’ all our energy into these episodes for the time bein’!

We’re also busy spreadin’ the word about our show to help grow our fanbase. We’re reachin’ out to other streamin’ services needin’ programs, applyin’ for panel discussions at Big Fandom again, and contactin’ popular horror publications that might want to write an article about the world’s first fully animated horror host show. In addition, we’re plannin’ certain crossovers that won’t interrupt our production schedule and have a couple lined up with the Horror Addicts. As of now, our favorite ghost girlfriend Mandy is supposed to make a guest appearance on B. Gory’s “Ghoul’s Night Out” livestream this month, and Deadwest and Billy will be in a crossover review with Danny Knightmare talkin’ ’bout Full Moon’s Goobers sometime in October. Promises to be fun, and we’ll keep you up to date on those as they happen. And we’re excited to announce we’ll be featurin’ Pretty Weird Art’s Death Elf and Woose in some episodes next season. We interviewed the creators behind this cool independent comic a couple years back in our Graphic Headstone blog and are thrilled to have the chance to bring their creations to life like we did with Michael Gordon’s Tiki Zombie in our Pinata Survivor Island review!

And before we go, just a heads up to you regulars that we dumped a lot of new reviews into the R-Rated Review blog and finally updated the Sequential Slime blog with new comic we recently picked up. And in case you missed it, we’ve got some new Screaming Soup! art in the gallery that’s showcased below.

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 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!

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