SCREAMING AT PUPPET MASTER COMICS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! If you’ve been ’round since our fourth season, then you know this latest Graphic Violence is looong overdue. That’s right, before we work anymore on the next excitin’ chapter of our apocalyptic themed season, we finally take the time to check a major comic review off our to-do list–Puppet Master!

From their first funny book appearance in the Eternity comics from the ’90s to their recent 3 year stint at Action Lab, we cover the puppets’ entire sequential history in this video. We discuss the different series’ relations to the movies, explain how writers tried pluggin’ glarin’ plot holes created by the sequels, and finally get some answers to just how Toulon’s damn elixir works! And most importantly, we tell ya just what Toulon and his fightin’ splinters have been up to since their last modern adventure in part 5 . . . wait. Part 6 is modern, but is that a prequel or sequel? Oh, and I forget where Pupper Master Legacy fits into the timeline. Damn. See how confusin’ this all gets?!!

Anyway, get a crash course in the Puppet Master books below, find ya some trades afterward for maximum enjoyment, and stick ’round for a special message at the end that schools ya in how to find a lot of these older comics we like talkin’ ’bout.

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

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SCREAMING AT COMIC REVIEWS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! The art is prepped, the next review is cut together, and we’re jumpin’ face first into the initial stages for animatin’ the next excitin’ episode of Screaming Soup! with the gang goin’ on a rescue mission to save Billy from the clutches of the Iron Horsemen of Doom. Jumpin’ jack-o-lanterns, these are some excitin’ times to tune into our show!

In the meantime, we’re pretty pumped for Full Moon Empire’s new comic scheduled for release next month, Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe. The first comic series featurin’ Charlie Bands’ characters to be published in-house, this mini-series guarantees to be a tour de slaughter of glorious mayhem as Dollman, a 13″ alien cop with an attitude, makes it his mission to obliterate all evil off the face of the Earth includin’ the Demonic Toys, Killjoy, Castle Freak, and even the Puppet Master characters! With out own artwork makin’ it into the comics, we’ve just been burstin’ with excitement ’bout all this and decided it was time to revisit a review that’s long past due.

As of right now, we’re workin’ on an all new Graphic Violence video that will review the entire run of Puppet Master comics from the ’90s Eternity issues through Action Lab’s stint that just recently ended. We had plans for this durin’ our fourth season while we were still in the middle of our crossover with Full Moon, but the animation got to be so epic, we had to put this particular review on the backburner ’til now. Actually works out better this way, ’cause with Action Lab’s licensin’ contract ended, we can now give y’all a complete review of that particular series with foreshadowin’ at the puppet’s return in these Dollman comics. Visit FullMoonComix.com to stay up to date on their shenanigans, be on the look out for our review sometime next week, and keep your eyes open at your local comic shop for Full Moon’s next excitin’ chapter in entertainment hittin’ the racks in August ’18!

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT THE LAST DRIVE-IN WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Woowee, that was one doozy of a Friday the 13th if ya know what we mean, and we think ya do. Yup, horror host hall of famer Joe Bob Briggs was back in the national slimelight for one last hoorah with a live streamin’ marathon on Shudder called The Last Drive-In, featurin’ his long missed wisecracks and commentary the public’s been denied since MonsterVision‘s unfortunate cancellation on the TNT network back in 2000. As soon as news broke ’bout his comeback, die-hard Joe Bob fans’ heads exploded with joy and did all they could to prepare. Fans answered Joe Bob’s call for video testimonials to help seal Shudder’s commitment to the event, workin’ stiffs rearranged their lives to watch most if not all the marathon, online merchants raised the prices of Joe Bob’s inexpensive books, and overexcited parents and spouses corralled their loved ones ’round the TV to expose them to their own sick brand of nostalgic joy. Our gang was no different.

We made a testimonial video, blocked off time for the marathon, and brought our gang together to party and witness the return of one of our show’s biggest idols of horror host entertainment. The build-up to the event was especially surreal when Joe Bob responded to our video with a complimentary email, started respondin’ to our tweets here and there, and even hit us up after mentionin’ we had a script for a potential cameo/crossover with him on our show. Anticipation only grew more as Joe Bob gained momentum toward the marathon with online interviews, answerin’ fans ‘ questions on Reddit, and makin’ public appearances celebratin’ movies that were unknowingly part of the marathon at the time. Add all that with the hype this event was goin’ down the night of Friday the 13th, it was a perfect storm of expectations.

Scheduled to start at 9pm EST, Joe Bob would dominate Shudder TV’s livestream for roughly 26 hours, playin’ 13 horror flicks back to back. Followin’ the same format he had hostin’ Drive-In Theater and MonsterVision, Joe Bob returned on a set built to resemble his ol’ trailer home and effortlessly fell back into his familiar groove with openin’ rants ’bout today’s society, drive-in totals, intermittent movie trivia, answerin’ fan mail, and closin’ the whole shebang out with charmin’ jokes most PC millennials probably can’t stomach today. Kept under wraps ’til the marathon aired them one by one, here’s the roster of Joe Bob’s flicks in the order they were presented:

Now, this return to glory was advertised as a one time deal. Even Joe Bob himself warned fans in the promo this wasn’t planned to be published as a video on demand series anyone can watch at anytime anywhere. No sir, he practically double dog dared folks to a gruelin’ iron butt challenge if they wanted to witness his self proclaimed cicada song. Most scoffed at the idea of bein’ forced to watch somethin’ live given all the advancements in idiot box technology, but Joe Bob explains this madness in one of his weekly online articles he writes for Taki’s Magazine. In a nutshell, Joe Bob believes movies are somethin’ to be shared and experienced with others as a community and sees this feelin’ of cinematic communion fadin’ away with every yahoo spotted watchin’ movies on their handheld device by their lonesome in a bubble of solitude. That’s why he wanted to do this marathon via livestream so Joe Bob fans old and new could come together at the same time and place to celebrate the infamous three Bs: blood, breasts, and beasts. To paraphrase Joe Bob’s motivation any further would only do harm to his poetic wisdom, so we’ll stop while we’re ahead. If ya can spare a second from watchin’ Screaming Soup! on your iPhone from the toilet, we encourage you to give this incredibly insightful article a read. It serves as a prefect warm-up to the marathon.  Check it out HERE.

That said, whether folks read that inspirin’ article or not, Joe Bob’s dream of a united experience came true as homes ‘cross the nation shut out the rest of the world, saddled up in front of their boob tubes, and prepared for the return of their favorite drive-in critic. Super markets were sellin’ Lone Star beers by the case load, families were zappin’ the bejabbers out of bacon curls, and countless social media junkies hopped on Twitter to interact with Joe Bob who promised to be available durin’ the movie segments. As 9:00 rolled around, our gang joined a small army of horror fans tunin’ into Shudder’s livestream and  . . . nothin’. Blank screen, error messages, and endless loops of spinnin’ graphics.

What the ever lovin’ fuck?!!

By this point, we’re cursin’ our Roku, racin’ to log into Shudder on more than one computer, and strugglin’ to keep our cool as we desperately fumbled over every electronic device we own to be there for Joe Bob’s entrance which we think is the most important part of the marathon next to his exit. Believin’ everythin’ was failin’ us from bad internet connection to defective devices, we were smart enough to keep tabs on Joe Bob and Shudder’s Twitter accounts and felt easier after fans started postin’ the same problems with blank screens and error messages. Turns out so many people tuned in to watch Joe Bob, it crashed Shudder, and the hang-up was on their end. The Neilsen ratin’s just shit its pants! What’s that say ’bout someone’s popularity?

At this point, fans on Twitter held out hope for a quick fix to this technical hiccup. Joe Bob had full run of Shudder’s Twitter account for the first movie and maintained a lighthearted atmosphere with reposts of fan’s funnier reactions to the disruption while Shudder officials kept viewers up to date they were hurryin’ to fix the problem. After ’bout three hours and still no sign of Joe Bob, patience was wearin’ thin. While we were comically on the edge of our bar stools like gargoyles when we weren’t spot checkin’ different devices like decapitated chickens, other fans were a mixed bag of reactions durin’ the blackout. Most were obviously annoyed but kept a cool head waitin’ this disaster out. Others expressed their embarrassment at holdin’ guests and family TVs hostage ’til the show came on. For once, the suspense was killin’ us waitin’ for Shudder to load!

Then there were the groups of more irate fans thinkin’ this was all a plan for the man to stick it to them. See, there’s a number of fans who weren’t already Shudder subscribers, so these folks took advantage of Shudder’s free 7 day trial for the sole purpose of watchin’ Joe Bob this one and only night. No biggie. We did that to binge Cobra Kai on YouTube Red. Anyway, after three to four hours of zilch, Shudder started tweetin’ apologies and how they’d make up for the inconvenience by re-airin’ the marathon next weekend. Well, next weekend ain’t Friday the 13th or enough time for some folks to rearrange their lives again, and most importantly, would be past the trial period meanin’ those particular fans would now have to pay a small subscription fee to watch the marathon. Understandably, this made them more upset than they already were. As soon as cynics’ blew up Shudder’s twitter with crooked conspiracies posts, the high sheriffs at Shudder went back on their promos and announced the first movie most everyone missed would be available on demand as soon as possible.

Well after midnight, our gang finally figured out the Shudder apps on our cellphones and iPads were workin’ and managed to tune into the marathon halfway through the second movie. The livestream issue for watchin’ the marathon on a TV was finally resolved sometime in the middle of the night, but there were still issues with it crappin’ out whenever a new movie started and not workin’ again ’til ’bout a quarter into the movie. Recognizin’ what was owed to the viewers when the marathon was all said and done, Shudder quickly made it a point to announce all the movies with Joe Bob’s segments would be posted as videos on demand through their various services and those are up as of now.

Ironic. Joe Bob’s wish was to bring all his fans together for this one of a kind experience, but it worked so well, it ultimately prevented them from enjoyin’ it to its fullest splendor. Despite this frustratin’ fail of technology, however, the loyalty of Joe Bob’s fan base and the underestimated kindness of the horror community powered through and endured all the glitches and crashes to Joe Bob’s final sign off late Saturday night. Talk ’bout sharin’ an experience, especially over social media. Fans tweeted supportive jokes to Joe Bob, acted as each other’s IT desk, and one fella with access to the marathon durin’ the blackout was sharin’ it with the rest of us through Twitch ’til they canned his ass, and now he’s gettin’ a t-shirt from Joe Bob for his efforts.

When everythin’ was workin’ for the most part, and we could get back to simply enjoyin’ a trip down memory lane with one of the hosts responsible for our humorous perspective on the horror genre, we’re here to tell ya Joe Bob Briggs was back and never missed a beat! Not that the man’s been out of practice whatsoever. If you’ve been keepin’ up with his career since his MonsterVision days, then you know he still books public discussions on film topics, tours the convention circuits, regularly works as a journalist, and continues to make appearances championin’ cult films and drive-ins. The man’s never stopped doin’ what he does best, it just hasn’t been on TV.

For the most part, the sweets of The Last Drive-In is Joe Bob stickin’ to his tried and true format he perfected while on the Movie Channel’s Drive-In Theater and TNT’s MonsterVision. What made it more interestin’ and fun was we got to see it unfiltered this time! Without any “high sheriffs” from the network tellin’ Joe Bob what he can and can’t say on screen or show in a movie, we finally got to see him in his prime. Joe Bob was droppin’ F bombs every so often, played uncensored flicks with all the boobs we could handle, and even went off on tangents ’bout penises more than once. You got to see it to disbelieve it!

Another sweet return many ’bout bulldozed Joe Bob to know beforehand was the mail girl. Numerous talents have toted Joe Bob’s mailsack full of letters from drive-in mutants and jailbirds over the years, and the honor this time out went to the beautiful Diana Prince, a cosplayer with an affinity for horror movies. Each mail segment, she’d walk on set dressed in an inventive costume inspired by the movie currently playin’ and always brought this energy we don’t think the show exploited enough. Joe Bob always had this comedic rapport with his mail girls that normally lead to tongue in cheek sexist remarks, but we didn’t feel that chemistry here. Be it how well Joe Bob and Diana did or didn’t know each other, or maybe some exec on the show thought folks would find it creepy if Joe Bob hit on her, we still think this was a missed opportunity to humorously have them play off each other as a 20th century horror fan tryin’ to understand or even tolerate a millennial horror fan. Untapped potential there, we tell ya what. The letters Joe Bob read were a little hit and miss as well, given (we believe) everythin’ was pre-recorded and he was readin’ emails and whatever from before the marathon ever started. That fan mail would have been waaay more interestin’ if they were read durin’ a literal live feed with all the technical difficulties goin’ on. For those wantin’ to see more of the dynamite Diana, you can look up her Twitter account, @kinky_horror, and let us know if ya find any photo collections of her outfits from the Last Drive-In, ya hear?

As far as the movies are concerned, that’s a sweet and sour combo for us. All of them were excellent picks that completely jive with Joe Bob’s style of hostin’ and the drive-in atmosphere he was aimin’ to give us, but we think they were a little stuck in the ’80s. A handful of the movies were pre-’80s with the oldest one bein’ Blood Feast from ’63, but the rest were from the ’80s with Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama as the most recent flick from ’88. As you can tell from our own reviews, we love horror movies from the ’80s and always get a kick from Joe Bob scrutinizin’ them. We just wanted to see him tackle at least one film from each decade after the ’80s, so we can get his two cents on horror’s progression into the 21st century, you know? We wanna hear all ’bout his feelin’s on the torture porn movement, the found footage boom, and maybe why Universal seems incapable of bringin’ their classic monsters back in a satisfyin’ movie. Shudder’s got plenty of these kind of movies, so why can’t we get just one recent flick to at least spark a conversation ’bout what to watch or who to watch for among today’s horror films?

We felt that way again when Joe Bob started talkin’ ’bout the history of horror hostin’ in the final stretch of the marathon which perked our ears right up. After instigatin’ a controversial debate with a valid argument John Zacherle, not Vampira, is history’s first true horror host with his act bein’ the format every horror host copycats to this day, he lectures on TV stations’ original need for horror hosts, highlights a few graveyard shift personalities, and wraps it all up with stories of his own run-ins with the late Zacherle who he feels deserved more recognition than he got. Again, we found ourselves frustrated at how the ’80s seem to be the stoppin’ point, and so badly wanted to know what Joe Bob thought ’bout horror hosting’s evolution into the digital age and how modern hosts’ platforms and audiences changes the game for better or worse. It’s like watchin’ one of them annoyin’ bio-pics of a musician’s life when the filmmaker’s end their story at the halfway point of their existence when they kick a drug habit or get married like in Ray or Walk the Line.

Regardless of all that, it was clear Joe Bob’s point was recognizin’ Zacherle as the true granddaddy of horror hostin’, and most importantly, a friend he could look up to. This was one of the most electric and vulnerable moments of the marathon when Joe Bob connected with us on a level we’ve never had before. While talkin’ ’bout Zacherle’s passin’ and what it was like to work with the original horror host legend a few times, Joe Bob shared words of wisdom the Cool Ghoul imparted to him with a near crackin’ voice. “He knew the journey was not about the stage, it was about the life and the joy you create while you’re standing on it.” After that, he dedicated his final movie of the night to Zacherle with an almost teary eyed stare that was an unexpected but touchin’ moment we don’t think any fan could have anticipated.

In our opinion, Scream Freaks, the marathon was a success, technical difficulties and all. Whether you watched it durin’ the livestream or after the fact on demand, Joe Bob gave this program his all, and we relished every second of it. From his disgusted explanation of the schizo titlin’ and marketin’ of the Demons sequels, to singin’ Big Foot songs with a ‘squatch hunter, makin’ us look-up what the Kuleshov effect is, and talkin’ deformed penises with Sleepaway Camp star, Felissa Rose, we were lucky enough to finally be allowed a glimpse at Joe Bob Briggs at his best without any interference. It was so fun, 26sh hours passed like nothin’, and we sadly watched our long awaited drive-in critic exit the stage once more. That is, ’til he strolled back seconds later and burned a hauntin’ image in our brains of him sittin’ quietly in the dark as the credits rolled, leavin’ us to wonder where cicadas disappear to?

For those of ya needin’ a little pick me up after such a surprisingly movin’ finale, we want to share this vid with ya that was Joe Bob’s last broadcast from his time hostin’ Drive-In Theater on the Movie Channel. He never got the chance to say good-bye to his fans when MonsterVision was suddenly canceled, but he was given enough of a heads up before Drive-In’s demise. You’ll notice a lot of similarities to his sign-off from the marathon, and even get to hear a lot of behind the scenes secrets you may have never known before. This just serves to remind y’all you never know what’s comin’ next, so like his jump from the Movie Channel to TNT, who knows where Joe Bob will turn up!

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

PS

We know everyone’s been watchin’ that interview Joe Bob had with James Rolfe the week before the marathon, but we’re much bigger fans of this interview where Joe Bob goes way more in depth with his time hostin’ MonsterVision to its unfortunate end. Enjoy!

SCREAMING AT HARDWARE AND DEATH MACHINE!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Throw your claws in the air and scream, ’cause it’s time for an ALL NEW episode of Screaming Soup! Durin’ your last visit to the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits, things were gettin’ pretty damned hectic with the arrival of the Iron Horsemen of Doom. These mean hombres wanna send the Crosslands back into the dark ages to return their fallen masters to power, and they need our Billy to do it! Tarnations! Big top bar brawls, nuclear crossovers, and now this?!

Good thin’ we got plenty of movies to help us cope with all the stress, and this time ’round, we take a look at two rock ’em sock ’em battle bot flicks from the ’90s called Hardware and Death Machine. Late to the party, we neglected these techno nightmares for far too long and are more than happy to finally check them off our bucket list. We were completely in the dark regardin’ Hardware for the longest time but hunted this sucker down after readin’ a pretty enamored review in Fangoria’s book, 101 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen. Death Machine, on the other claw, is somethin’ we regretfully passed up in the video aisles for years, never suspectin’ that ambiguous box art was giftwrappin’ a unique mish mash of movie mayhem we’ve come to love and always on the lookout for. Thank Craven for Netflix offerin’ this at one point and helpin’ correct the errors of our ignorant ways.

But enough ’bout that. You’re eager to watch the new episode, we’re anxious to show it, so skip on down and get on with it for both our sakes. Let’s rewatch this sucker ’til our eyes bleed and then catch back up with the new Joe Bob Briggs marathon on Shudder this comin’ weekend, what do ya say?

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT JULY 4TH HORRORS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks, and Happy belated Fourth! Hope ya had a relaxin’ holiday of explosions and that all your greasy digits are still intact. We certainly had our fair share of celebratin’ ’round our parts but don’t think that slowed down our efforts to get the next episode of Screaming Soup! out to ya. No siree, Bob, that sucker’s in its final stages of completion and should be beamin’ to ya anytime this upcomin’ week, so keep your peepers open for it!

Ya know, as much fun as we had July 4th, we can’t help but be annoyed by our lack of options for holiday themed flicks this time of year. We normally fall back on Independence Day classics like Jaws and the I Know What You Done Did That Summer trilogy, but after followin’ this tradition for so many years, we’re just a little burnt out on those. Still love ’em, but we just wanna shake things up with some different flicks, you know? This pursuit of happiness, however, can be a rabbit hole of confusion and disappointment.

Like anyone else who hits a wall, we go to the web for suggestions. Google “July 4th horror,” and you get a whole slew of folks’ lists for holiday themed horrors familiar and new. We were reminded of some good ones from The Bay to Independence Day, but had to spit fire when we were directed back to flops like Uncle Sam. We’d rather gargle fire ants than watch that buzzkill again. And there’s the newer flicks we didn’t even know existed like The Evil In Us and You Are Not Alone, which we checked out You Are Not Alone and damned that pissin’ time contender in our latest R-Rated Reviews.

The suggestions that really blow our minds, however, are the movies that barely have anythin’ to do with the Fourth. Take The Shining (1980) for example. Horror fans keep bringin’ this flick up ’cause there’s that one ballroom photo taken from July 4th, 1921. Damn, is that all it takes to make these lists? If we made a movie with a passin’ mention of Halloween, Christmas, and Thanksgivin’ and feature a photo taken on Daylight Savin’s Time, Arbor Day, and National Fried Chicken Day, does that automatically get us on every list for those holiday themed horror picks? That’s almost as bad as these holiday themed horrors that ixnay all the festive décor (Christmas, Bloodbeat), breeze past the celebrations, and, Craven forbid, take the story beyond the designated calendar date (Cinco De Mayo, Pinata Survival Island).

And we can’t overlook the lists pluggin’ flicks like Final Destination 3 and Piranha 3D as Fourth of July themed horrors. They make for fun summer horrors with theme parks and beaches, but Final Destination 3‘s final act is a celebration of the town’s establishment, not America’s independence, and Piranha 3D takes place durin’ spring break.

Putrid polecats!

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT OUR LATEST WORK AND JOE BOB BRIGGS COMEBACK!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Damn if this isn’t the longest wait between episodes for our show, but we assure you we’re not neglectin’ things ’cause we’re distracted by the motherload of B movies we’ve discovered through Amazon Prime. No sir, things happen, ya put one fire out at a time and do what you can with the time you got. With that said, we are nearin’ the final stretch of the latest double feature review which is gonna kick off the next phase of the season. So don’t loose yer shit just yet, ’cause that episode’s comin’ sooner than later. Until then . . .

Our ambition to produce a Screaming Soup! comic is still undead and kickin’, and we’re continuin’ to fine tune the page layouts while writin’ the scripts. We’ve got about half of the four issues prepped so far, and they’re lookin’ great. We’ll introduce a bunch of new characters, reveal the origins of ones ya know, and each issue will be themed after a genre of classic B-movie/grindhouse schlock.

We’re also workin’ on some new original Screaming Soup! artwork as well. We still have several pieces leftover from last year that just need colorin’, but the newest one we’re most proud of completin’ as soon as we break the newest episode is a disasterpiece we call “The Screaming Supper.” Inspired by the events of this current season, you’ll see how it perfectly captures the humor of our animated lunacy.

And regardin’ stuff that has nothin’ to do with us (but was supported by us), horror host legend Joe Bob Briggs returns as our favorite movie critic cowboy. Scheduled 9pm EST 7/13/18, Shudder TV will be livestreamin’ a whole slew of movies hosted by Joe Bob in an 24 hour-ish marathon called the Last Drive-In. We can’t tell ya how excited we are to see this crazy comeback that’s ’bout 20 years in the makin’ since fans awaited his return from sudden cancellation on TNT back in 2000. And fangs crossed Shudder will be usin’ a clip from our petition video in a openin’ montage or somethin’ that shows all us fans beggin’ them to bring Joe Bob back. That’s free publicity afterall!

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT HORROR COMICS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! As you would have guessed it, things have been busy ’round our parts, and we’re hurryin’ as fast as we can to bring you the next excitin’ episode of Screaming Soup! Until then, there’s been plenty goin’ on behind the scenes we can’t wait to share with ya!

For starters, we can officially say we got one of the alternate covers for Full Moon Comix’ Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe #3 due out ’round October! Yeehaw, that achievement feels real good, if we say so ourselves, and we can’t wait for y’all to see it along with the rest our work we did for them! For those of y’all keepin’ track, we got a page of art in the first and second issue, and now we’re one of the cover options for the third issue. So, if Dollman blowin’ up all your favorite Full Moon characters wasn’t enough incentive to buy the series already, now you know you’ll also be collectin’ artwork in these historic issues by us here at Screaming Soup!

All this excitement has definitely lit a fire under our asses to make more headway with our plans for a Screaming Soup! comic we mentioned a while back. It’s currently planned to be a four issue mini-series and will be a prequel that shares a few of our adventures in the Crosslands before settlin’ down at the Howl-Inn Grub and Spirits. We already have the plots figured out and started draftin’ page layouts which we just finished for the first issue. This goes against normal practice somewhat, but we’re gonna complete all four issues before hittin’ up potential publishers we have in mind for printin’ this series. We’re gonna make sure every issue is packed with humor, action, monsters, and content not already found in the show.

And while we’re on the topic of horror comics, be sure to swing by our latest reviews of what we’re readin’ on our Sequential Slime blog. There’s a lot of good horror movie tie-in comics hittin’ the racks right now, and we give ya our two cents on most of them issue by issue. We bitch ’bout the Army of Darkness/KISS crossover rehashin’ Raimi’s third Evil Dead flick for the umpteenth time, praise the latest Big Trouble in Little China mini-series, ride the fence on the brand spankin’ new books on Pumpkinhead and Jeepers Creepers, and fall into abysmal disappointment over Robocop’s latest storyline. Despite great artwork, it always comes down to story determinin’ how well these comics are received or not.

Before we forget, let us mention to ya we think the El Rey Network may have finally watched our Screaming Soup! submission for their animated edition of the People’s Network. We haven’t been officially notified or anythin’ yet, but we saw the YouTube views on that private video jumped a little which is GREAT, ’cause that means someone watched it at least three times. Fangs crossed that means one judge watched it and liked it enough to promote it ’round the office over there or somethin’. And if that weren’t enough excitement to keep us on the edge of our bar stool, we were remindin’ folks in a tweet ’bout our excitement over the return of legendary horror host Joe Bob Briggs on Shudder, and a fan replied with interest in seein’ the two of us in some kind of crossover. We fired back we have a script written for such a horrific ocassion, and Joe Bob directly hit us up wantin’ to read it! Toxic taco toadies, can you imagine the sonic boom thunderin’ ‘cross the lands from our heads explodin’ if somethin’ so surreal were to happen as Joe Bob Briggs doin’ a crossover with our show?!! Breath . . .

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

 

SCREAMING AT HALLOWEEN 2018 AND FULL MOON COMIX!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! We’re happy to FINALLY find the time to touch base with ya and shoot the shit on what’s been happenin’ lately.

First off, the next episode is still truckin’ along and will be a doomsday machine double feature with our gang standin’ our ground ‘gainst the Iron Horsemen of Doom so they don’t get their mitts on Billy for all the worst reasons. It’s full of action, laughs, and we even grill some awful remakes.

Speakin’ of remakes, you see the new trailer for the 2018 Halloween? Really mixed feelin’s on our end. We’re excited ‘bout Jamie and Carpenter’s return to the franchise that made them legends, but at the same time, isn’t this story kind of like Halloween: H20 take two? We understand now why this movie was hard to peg as a sequel, remake, or reboot durin’ its news hype. It’s technically a sequel to the original ’78 Halloween, but it’s also rebootin’ the series while kind sorta remakin’ H20, Halloween 2, and ah hell, maybe even Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2. You followin’ this? What’s worst is that title. Halloween?! Did the filmmakers try outdoin’ Stallone’s system for namin’ Rambo movies or somethin’?! It was easy enough to separate the last remake from the original in conversations, because they were simply referred to as Halloween and Rob Zombie’s Halloween. Now, we gotta specify if we’re rantin’ ‘bout Halloween, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, or the 2018 Halloween ‘cause Carpenter ain’t enough clarification since he’s involved with the ’78 version and the newest one. This is getting’ as bad as Leatherface’s movies now with Halloween arguably havin’ as many as five timelines; Timeline 1) Halloween ’78 – Halloween: Resurrection, Timeline 2) Halloween ’78, Halloween: H20Halloween: Resurrection, Timeline 3) Halloween ’78 – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Timeline 4) Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1-2, and now Timeline 5) Halloween ’78 – Halloween 2018. And I’m not even gonna get into the alternate timelines in the Halloween comics over the years!

In other news, we haven’t heard a peep from the El Rey Network yet ‘bout our video submission to be featured in one of their animation showcases. Fangs crossed though, ‘cause we can see on our YouTube channel they haven’t watched the vid yet which means there’s still a chance we could be nationally broadcast right out of Robert Rodriguez’s ranch sometime in the near future. We’ve also been busy hittin’ Full Moon Empire up for more work on their new in-house comic, Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe. Yup, we closed the deal on havin’ artwork in the first issue, and currently meetin’ some fast deadlines for squeezin’ more work into the second issue while gunnin’ to be one of the variant covers for issue three! This historic series is due to hit stands in comic shops ‘cross the country beginnin’ in August, so keep an eye out! As far as our own aspirations for a prequel comic to Screaming Soup!, we decided to expand it to a four issue limited series since most graphic novels are made of four or more comics. More work of course, but this is somethin’ we’re compelled to check off our bucket list.

Lastly, we returned to ConCarolinas recently. Sadly, we dropped the ball for getting’ on any panels and had to sit on the bench and hang our heads at every overlooked detail we felt the “professionals” failed to mention durin’ conversations ‘bout Godzilla and horror icons. Putrid polecats! One good thing that came of it, though, was meetin’ some indie filmmakers who seemed very enthusiastic when we mentioned them and their fellow cinephiles enterin’ our Scream Freak Film Contest. Can’t wait to see what they submit!

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT EL REY NETWORK!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Long time, no see! Sorry for the black out period that may have left you thinkin’ we fell off the face of the graveyard, but we’re back now and ready and rearin’ to jump back in the saddle and get this rodeo movin’ again. For y’all who just gotta know what’s happenin’ on our side of the Crosslands, we’ve had a full plate. While still workin’ on the next excitin’ episode of Screaming Soup! (which will be a doomsday machine double feature by the way), we’ve been stickin’ our gnarled thumbs in other pies recently. That sounded dirtier than intended, didn’t it?

First off, we cut together pieces of past Screaming Soup! episodes to produce an adventure we could submit to the El Rey Network, better known as Robert Rodriquez’s cable channel. See, every so often El Rey features somethin’ called the People’s Network Showcase which broadcasts a handful of submitted works by filmmakers and artists on the rise. The point is to help get these creative folks exposure so fans and talent hungry companies alike can discover them and hopefully boost their career one way or another. Along with horror, suspense, and action showcases, the People’s Network also has an animated category which promotes all kinds of animators from stop-motion and CGI to 2D animation and still pictures . After watchin’ the latest animation showcase and seein’ El Rey’s lookin’ to round up enough content for a third round at their site right now, we couldn’t pass up another opportunity and made the time to enter our show. If it gets picked, we’ll tell ya right now, there’s no review. It’s strictly an animated adventure with your favorite gang from the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits, ’cause we don’t wanna be disqualified for too long a runnin’ time or for includin’ copyrighted content they may be uncomfortable broadcastin’ despite the fair use laws. This was submitted a short time ago, so fangs crossed we’ll get some national exposure soon!

We also took a whole weekend to invite a bunch of our posse back to record dialogue for future Screaming Soup! episodes which have now been written through Season 7. It was a lot of fun to see some returnin’ faces along with new talent which ran the full gamut of actin’ from stage and film actors to newbies and folks who doubled for Bruce Willis and James Woods back in the day. Most the recordings went really well, but there were some actors who needed a little more work with the characters we’d randomly throw at them to voice, makin’ for some hilarious bloopers we need to share sometime.

Lastly, we’re still gung-ho about the idea of a Screaming Soup! comic book now that we’re armed with the knowledge it’s highly probable it could be picked up by one of these smaller publishers we’ve been noticin’ at the comic shops. We definitely have a three issue mini-series locked down as far as plot and story are concerned, we just need to start fillin’ in the details and puttin’ art to paper at this point. In other comic news, we deserve a big ol’ pat on the back ’cause one of our original drawin’s will be appearin’ in Full Moon Comix’s first publication, Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe! Wooo-doggy, right?! Yessir, thanks to the connections we made with the fine folks over at Full Moon Empire, we luckily pitched the right kind of Full Moon artwork to them and was hired to work with author/screen writer Brockton McKinney in bringin’ it to print. We don’t wanna reveal too much about it, but we will say it’s a parody of those ol’ gag ads we use to see all the time in comics when you could still buy x-ray specs and tanks in the mail.

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT SPOT THAT HORROR HOST!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! We don’t have a lot of time, so we gotta make this quick.

First, hope you enjoyed the newest episode of Screaming Soup! as much as we did and checked out Homicidal Homemaker and the Mummy and the Monkey’s YouTube channels. Speakin’ of fellow horror hosts, you may have noticed several of your favorite ones hidden away in the background of this latest episode. We mentioned last week we might make a game out of it or somethin’, and that’s just what we did. Earlier this week, we posted a little challenge across our social media darin’ fans to hunt for these horrific personalities and tell us where they found them to unlock their animated avatars. Thanks to some Super Scream Freaks, they were all unlocked within three days, and are now available for download HERE. Save ’em, post ’em, make collage art out of ’em for your sick pleasure, and even though they’ve all been found, take a look at the chart below and see who you can spot in the episode.

In other news, we’re movin’ forward with our plans for submittin’ an episode of Screaming Soup! to the El Rey Network in the hopes they’ll play it durin’ one of their People’s Network presentations which gives filmmakers the chance to get their work seen by TV audiences ’round the world. To increase our chances of bein’ selected, we went ahead and cut out the movie review portion, leavin’ only an animated adventure that’s a bit hodge podged from past episodes to expose TV audiences to as much of our wild weird west as we can. We still talk about bein’ horror hosts, but just act as though the adventure’s one big build up with us fightin’ monstrous forces just to deliver the review. Should have this submitted over the weekend and will keep y’all posted on its progress for bringin’ us before the home viewin’ masses. Fangs crossed!

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

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

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

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

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