SCREAMING AT EXTREME FOCUS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Happy to see ya back and hope ya enjoyed our newest animated review we premiered last week, Creatures From the Abyss. Things got so sticky, we’re still blowin’ our mugs into rolls of TP to ensure there ain’t anymore of that monstrous booger in our nasal caverns. Now that we’re mere episodes away from wrappin’ up our most epic season yet, we’re kickin’ things up a notch and goin’ all out to produce this final stretch before Halloween rears its mischievous head.

With plenty more monsters and guest stars to come as we enter the final levels of hell, we ain’t lettin’ nothin’ not nobody distract us from pumpin’ these crucial episodes to y’all as quickly as we can. Well, we say that, but there is gonna be the occasional side project or payin’ gig we’ll be compelled to do for one reason or another. Full Moon contacted us for more art, we’re assistin’ with some friends with their film company title screens, and have a potential client lookin’ to hire us for whippin’ up a one shot comic book for them while we’re busy tryin’ to produce our own mini-series prequel for Screaming Soup! (which, great news, we’re already drawn the first handful of pages!).

Never the less, regardless how full our hands get, we’re never takin’ breaks from the show and keepin’ you Scream Freaks our first priority. We know how bad ya need yer servin’ of animated reviews, and we want to get it to ya even worse.

Oh, and on a side note – folks have been askin’ ’bout the Scream Freak Film Contest. It’s original deadline was back in 2018, but once our production schedule got blow outta the water, we changed it to whenever episode 48 premiers. By then, we’re hopin’ to have even more entries, providin’ us with plenty of indie cinema to share with y’all in celebration of our 50th episode. So, we do have clocks and calendars and know how to read ’em. We’re just too lazy to update bits of contest information here and there which is shame on us.

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

SCREAMING AT CREATURES FROM THE ABYSS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! To kick this week’s blog off, we thought we’d share a little announcement with ya first . . . all NEW excitin’ episode of Screaming Soup! Y’all have no idea how good that feels to say, especially since it seems like forever since the last episode was released. We try makin’ these suckers as fats as we can without sacrificin’ any quality, but there was just a lot of side projects that slowed our production time a little bit. Full Moon Empire contacted us for more artwork, we helped push the promos for that In Search of Darkness documentary, and cut together some proposals for gettin’ our show seen on more streamin’ services to help build our fan base. So, we’re always workin’ on Screaming Soup! content one way or ‘nother, but these episodes are our meat and potatoes we get the most joy sharin’ with y’all!

So, we pick right back up with our suicide mission to save Billy from bein’ sacrificed to the apocalypse in the underworld, and things get sticky quick. There’s a new villain, a lot of laughs, plenty of action, and a romantic origin for a bonus! Even better, we’re reviewin’ an ‘specially obscure creature feature we stumbled ‘cross by chance a few years back, Creatures From the Abyss. One of the nuttiest films we’ve ever seen, it’s kind of like The Thing on the stormy high seas with a stranded horny circle of friends fightin’ mutant goober fish on an abandoned boob cruise, and we’re are ecstatic to finally be sharin’ it with ya!

So, let’s wrap this up and cannonball into this new episode below already!

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

SCREAMING AT FULL MOON MADNESS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! If ya kept your ear to the ground lately, ya may have heard our amigos over at Full Moon Empire have thrown the gauntlet down and boldly declared plans for no less than 10 movies this year. Jumpin’ jack-o-lanterns, that even possible?! Whether it is or not, Charlie Band and his gang of indie misfits are gonna give it their best shot and already set things in motion all around the world to see these flicks made.

While some of these films will be all-new stand alone titles (Grim Rapper, The Shadowheart Curse, and The Hourglass), the majority of them will be sequels to past hits like Head of the Family, Femalien, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Subspecies, and Necropolis with character favorites like Blade and the Gingerweed Man gettin’ their own solo adventures outside the series that introduced them. Based on these project’s synopsis we found at Ain’t It Cool News, we’re most excited to see Grim Rapper, Blade: The Iron Cross, Halloweed Night, and especially Bride of the Head of the Family which Charlie’s been itchin’ to make for several years now. We’re definitely gonna be first in line for ‘nother Slimeball flick by David DeCoteau and never let anyone forget it already has a no strings attached Z-grade sequel with DeCoteau’s blessin’ from the ’90s called Sorority Babes in the Dance-A-Thon of Death. 

Another piece of excitin’ news we can’t share too much ’bout is rumor of ‘nother Full Moon Empire comic on the way! Yessir, seems the Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe mini-series was just the beginnin’, and these latest flicks in the makin’ inspired Charlie to publish even more stories based on his most popular characters. Even better, we’ve been contacted to provide more parody art for these potential publications, continuin’ the gags we started with writer Brockton McKinney in Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe with fake ads for mail-aways, cartoons, and video games based on Full Moon movies. Can’t wait!

‘course, we’re gonna do our best to not let any of these outside projects slow down our production for more Screaming Soup! episodes, and the next one is just ’bout done. The animation is 90-95% finished, and editin’ in the music and sound effects won’t take long after that. So, be on the ready for watchin’ us venture into the next level of hell to save Billy from a Doomsday sacrifice while reviewin’ a mutant goober fish disasterpiece sometime in the next couple of weeks. Until then, enjoy a sneak peek 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 video channels, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail comin’. You can also warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns currently playin’ on Beta Max TV and Sluggo’s The Vortexx!

SCREAMING AT HOW REDNECKS SAVED HOLLYWOOD WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! If ya haven’t been keepin’ up with our social media lately, then ya probably had no clue we hit the highways and dieways this past weekend to see one of the biggest names in horror hostin’ next to Elvira and the Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang, Joe Bob Briggs. The legendary drive-in critic made a rare trip to the Queen city of North Carolina as part of his How the Rednecks Saved Hollywood tour, and we were all too excited to see the master at work.

We didn’t know what to expect upon our arrival, but the settin’ was surprisingly casual compared to other celebrity centered shindigs we’ve attended. Set up in an event space on the fringes of Charlotte, NC, there were no masses of people throwin’ elbows to bottle neck into a gymnasium or squads of tenacious bouncers barkin’ how long you could stand anywhere. Quite the opposite. Parkin’ was a breeze, there weren’t any lines to get into the buildin’, and we happily strolled into a space that felt like a barn crossed with a basement with its doors wide open to the warm Spring evenin’ outside.

Inside, ratty posters of yesteryear’s redneck flicks were sparsely hung on the painted concrete walls above decorative spotlights, one of which beamed on a marquee proudly remindin’ us the drive-in would never die. The stage was ready as it’d ever be with a podium adorned with a movie reel. Clips of hootin’ truckers played ‘cross a projection screen with songs like “Convoy” and a redneck rendition of “Thunderstruck” playin’ over the sound system while an enthusiastic audience member failed to get a chorus goin’. A modest head count of maybe 200 fans chatted happily among themselves in anticipation despite sittin’ in the world’s most uncomfortable foldin’ chairs that have to have been donated by a local chiropractor needin’ work. Some of these fans had other reasons to jump out of their seats, however, ’cause immediately to our right, Joe Bob was already greetin’ his fans and takin’ pictures.

First steps in the door, and our minds are already blown! We’ve become so used to the talent bein’ on lockdown ’til an event was over and only accessible under the most controlled circumstances at a designated time and place (usually behind a velvet rope in beach tent), but here’s Joe Bob livin’ it up with folks without a single wrangler in sight! It was all so laid back with everyone bein’ on their best behavior and simply approachin’ him for a handshake or picture. An even bigger bonus was his latest mail girl Darcy (Diana Prince) bein’ there, who we didn’t even know was part of this tour. Seems she has roots in this neck of the woods and even has connections to the Carolina Panthers which warranted a visit from their mascot, Sir Purr, who came dressed as the werepanther from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video. Needless to say, the atmosphere got much livelier when he popped in on the scene and showered Joe Bob with some NFL themed gifts.

‘nother shockin’ bonus was Joe Bob’s surprise guest from Alaska, MonsterVision’s most popular mail girl, Rusty! Jumpin’ jack-o-lanterns! That was quite the photo opportunity for fans, ’cause Joe Bob said this was the first time two of his mail girls had ever been in the same place at the same time. It was even funnier when our favorite ghost girlfriend Mandy told us later Rusty was darin’ her to peek in the little boos room for fun.

Anyway, it came time for the show to start, Darcy and Sir Purr said “Here’s Joe Bob!” and we kicked our boots up to an impressive 2.5 hour speech on how rednecks saved Hollywood’s ass with uncensored Joe Bob commentary supported by tons of pictures, trailers, and clips. Now, we feel like it’s a losin’ battle when we want to share a single thought with folks sometimes, so it’s damn impressive to watch anyone hold a crowd’s attention for nearly three hours and still have ‘nough gas in the tank for ‘nother meet and greet afterward. Wow!

But before we tell ya ’bout meetin’ the man himself, we’ll give you Scream Freaks some of the highlights from his speech without costin’ Joe Bob any future ticket sales. In a nutshell, he starts off with a lot of historical facts regardin’ where rednecks come from, who gave them their label, and how their culture came to be mirrored in Hollywood. From there, he took us through the many phases of redneck cinema from its comedic sing-song glory days to its two-fisted, car crashin’ heyday. He shared its darker side from underage marriage themes to rapin’ killbillies, and gave insightful commentary on why they make for the perfect politically correct villain of all time. By the end, the most important things we took away it all was Li’l Abner is the first comic character to ever made into a movie, Slingblade trumps Forrest Gump, Burt Reynolds was the redneck king, and we all need to show more pride in bein’ Ernest P. Worrell fans.

After Joe Bob wrapped everythin’ up with what he considers to be the greatest redneck movie of all time, we were quick to haul ass over to his table by the door where he immediatley plopped down for ‘nother round of meet and greets. The first person we met with high-fives was Darcy the mail girl who is incredibly nice and sociable. We had been tweetin’ back and forth with her, so she knew we were comin’ out and recognized us by our Screaming Soup! logo we were proudly wearin’. ‘course we had to back up our own excitement and reintroduce ourselves as people versus the animated characters she’s become familiar with which felt strange and funny to do. We gave Darcy some Screaming Soup! magnets and tradin’ cards as a gift, and just as that conversation was warmin’ up, we suddenly found ourselves up next to speak with one of our show’s biggest inspirations.

Thinkin’ ’bout this moment for months, we really wanted to make a memorable impression on Joe Bob with a gift no one else had thought of. Earlier this year, he wrote an article for Taki’s Magazine called Gillette Can Kiss My Smooth Cheeks where he proclaimed an exaggerated love for the Gillette Fushion5 ProShield razor. Who’d think to give a horror aficionado a razor, right? Well, we shake his hand, say howdy, show off our show’s logo for validation with Darcy runnin’ over tellin’ him, “You’re gonna know who they are!” and hand him the razor with some Screaming Soup! magnets and stickers attached. “Can’t have too many of these,” he said. After havin’ him sign a Last Drive-In poster tellin’ us to keep up the great work (which is now hangin’ in the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits), we asked for a photo, and when he stood up -tarnations! Joe Bob is HUGE! We ain’t kiddin’, Scream Freaks. We think of ourselves as average sized folks, but Joe Bob towered a whole head over us with these long Slender Man limbs. It felt so weird when he put ’em ’round our shoulders for the photo, we had to re-position for a manlier lookin’ handshake ’cause we suddenly felt like children havin’ a picture taken with a big friendly giant. Wild stuff!

With a final thank you, we happily made our exit and hit the road back to the Howl Inn Grub & Spirits, where we hope to blazen as bright of a trail in horror hostin’ as Joe Bob and keep the tradition alive and well for future generations to pick up after us.

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

SCREAMING AT PET SEMATARY!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! While we’re hard at work animatin’ the next episode of Screaming Soup! ’til our hands are ’bout to literally fall off, we still tear ourselves away long ‘nough to check out the latest horror flicks hittin’ the big scream. Last week, we decided to indulge in a tub of popcorn and buckets of beer while watchin’ the newest Stephen King flick to be recycled, Pet Sematary.

For those out of the loop, King claims Pet Sematary is the scariest novel he’s ever written usin’ events from his own life as inspiration. Like all his books, Pet Sematary was adapted into a 1989 movie followed by a sequel that was a total product of Hollywood King washed his hands of. In nutshell, every Pet Sematary is ’bout a family movin’ to a remote home next to a cursed Indian burial ground. When loved ones start dyin’, a family member finds out the land can resurrect the dead, and tries bringin’ everyone back with the best of intentions. Unfortunately, folks come back different with a mean homicidal streak.

Full confession, half of us here at Screaming Soup! never watched the original flick from ’89. We’ve had a copy of it collectin’ dust on the shelf for years now but never made the effort to check it out. Mainly ’cause we always compared its ankle bitin’ killer to Chucky which is a stupid reason not to watch what so many people told us is the scariest movie they’ve ever seen, but that’s how our fucked up noodles work. Plus, we saw the sequel with the kid from Terminator 2 which we’re big fans of, and didn’t think a possessed little boy story could compete. But with the arrival of the newest take on the film in the wake of Stephen King redux, we finally tried to make a movie night out of it, but Mandy’s got her hang ups ’bout animal deaths, and those of us who already saw it were too scared to watch it again. No shit!

So, we went into the newest Pet Sematary as novice without any thoughts or feelin’s for the original distractin’ us from judgin’ how good or bad it is.

When a doctor’s daughter is taken from him by high speed textin’ and drivin’, he refuses to say good-bye and uses cursed Indian grounds behind his house to resurrect her with violent consequences. This remake essentially follows the same beats as the ’89 Pet Sematary but is a bizarro version with most situations and actions flipped to keep it “unexpected.” We think the film looks great and has a compellin’ cast of actors that includes a talented pussy cat who proves practical pets are scarier than any CGI critter, but the whole thin’ of characters bein’ haunted by ghosts from their pasts feels too disconnected from the plot, and the pacin’ of the family’s reunion with their daughter seems rushed ‘stead of impactful. A decent 3/5 watch overall, but not good ‘nought to wanna see it again anytime soon.

While we still haven’t seen the original Pet Sematary (which will change sooner than later), we are familiar with its theme song by the Ramones we included in our Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits Jukebox Playlist. It’s different, catchy, and makes for a hell of a karaoke song if ya ever get the chance to sing it at the bar the next time ya go out for drinks. We’re bringin’ this ol’ diddy up, ’cause even this got a remake by a band called Starcrawler which has been gettin’ mixed reviews. It’s not radically different and is okay at best, but what do y’all think?

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

SCREAMING AT THE NEWEST TWILIGHT ZONE SERIES!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! It’s been 60 years since Rod Serling helped home audience unlock a door into another dimension with the key of imagination, but since Hollywood can never retire a good idea, The Twilight Zone has been revived once again, promisin’ all the ironic twists and high brow suspense that made the original broadcast a classic. Hosted by Get Out and Us director Jordan Peele, the horror guru of the hour pulls double duty as an executive producer on Twilight Zone’s fourth iteration since the days of black and white idiot boxes and aims to recreate Serling’s world of shadows and substance while re-imaginin’ classic episodes. So, far . . . we ain’t too impressed.

Now, we like The Twilight Zone, but we’re the furthest thin’ from claimin’ to be its biggest fans ’round here. We watched the TV marathons on SyFy, recognize the iconic characters, read some of the comics, enjoy the movie from the ’80s, and remember Forest Whitaker bein’ the host at one point, but we’re just average fans who catch it every now and again on TV. That said, we kicked our boots up to watch the first two episodes of its latest comeback, “The Comedian” and “Nightmare at 30,000 Ft,” and were left pretty frustrated and mildly entertained at best.

The premier episode, “The Comedian,” is ’bout Tracy Morgan playin’ a magical negro who tells a failin’ comic to put more of his personal life in his act so the audience will connect with him better. The advice works, turnin’ the stand-up wannabe into an overnight success, but he soon realizes anyone he mentions in his jokes disappear from existence, because he’s surrendin’ these people in his life to the audience in an almost literal sense. Eventually, it becomes too much for the fella to keep erasin’ folks from history for instant fame which screws up his timeline, and he makes a joke at his own expense to fix everythin’ with him never bein’ born. This is a top shelf production from top to bottom, but what kills us ’bout this episode is its story. We get there’s a lot of subtext here with this bein’ some big metaphor for how comics alienate themselves exploitin’ their closest amigos on stage for a laugh, but the correlation between the jokes and the disappearances are all off. Is Tracy makin’ this stuff happen or pass some curse to the fame hungry comic? The comedian wants to be genuinely entertainin’, but once he knows he only needs to say one person’s name to be a hit for the night, why even bother with jokes? For an episode featurin’ stand-up comedy, couldn’t anyone tell any actual jokes? And what’s with the competin’ comic he accuses of runnin’ over folks at a bus stop? Is that a joke in poor taste or are we to believe that guy’s just happily walkin’ ’round without anyone givin’ him shit for killin’ families?

The next episode is a re-imaginin’ of the original series’s classic “Nightmare at 20,000 Ft,” “Nightmare at 30,000 Ft.” ‘stead of Billy Shatner losin’ his shit watchin’ a carpet monster tear his flight apart in the air, this sky high scare follows a passenger who discovers an audio device that provides a blow by blow description of how his plan crashes as if it’s an unsolved mystery from the past. Scared the recordin’s not a hoax, the journalist investigates the events before the plane’s predetermined expiration but ends up doin’ more harm than good. Now, this is The Twilight Zone we were expectin’. Dull tension with bits of paranoia, lotta dialogue, and an ironic twist endin’ we see comin’ a mile away. Plays like a formulaic EC comic book a high schooler can see through, but waaay better than “The Comedian”So, kind of a rocky start for the latest swing at The Twilight Zone, but that’s the forgivin’ beauty of an anthology series. Every new episode is a fresh start with a new creative team that’ll hopefully raise the bar for audiences’ expectations. And oh yeah . . . Peele does a pretty good job as the latest host to bookend these tales. Doesn’t have quite the same charisma as Serling, but ya can’t really compare anyone to that one of a kind personality!

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

SCREAMING AT IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS PROMOS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! We’ve been busier than Crystal Lake undertakers ’round here and for good reason! After we spent last week remindin’ ya’ll ’bout In Search of Darkness, the definitive documentary on ’80s horror, the fine folks behind this highly anticipated factoid flick hit us up with a butt load of sneak peeks and promoted us from sideline cheerleaders to official promoters! Yessir, armed with a bunch of stills and video snippets of interviews with some of horror’s hottest talents, we eagerly got to work preppin’ it for public consumption like only the web’s #1 animated horror hosts can.

Obviously, we aren’t the only online talent contacted for generatin’ buzz ’round this project, so we knew we needed to stand out from the other promoters throwin’ this stuff up on their YouTube channels. Most uploaded the videos the exact same way they were delivered to them, some added an openin’ message explainin’ the documentary to their fans, and others mix different promos together in the same post to hook viewers with a one-stop vid that saves them the trouble of huntin’ for everythin’. We decided to be more interactive than that, and with the filmmakers’ blessin’, hacked the promos up for our own animated presentation that’s in a league of its own.

With the final push for the documentary’s IndieGoGo campaign endin’ next week, we had to be quick on our feet and think of a comedic formula that merged the interview clips with our show in a way we could promote the documentary while havin’ good hearted fun at the interviewee’s expense. After hurlin’ heaps of spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks, our first animated promos can be found below with us kickin’ our boots up to Jeffrey Combs and flippin hat over spurs for the beautiful Barbara Crampton. These will be followed by us hecklin’ more insightful conversations in the next day or so with Keith David, Joe Bob Briggs, and the Angry Video Game Nerd. Thanks again to the In Search of Darkness crew for allowin’ us to do this. Enjoy!

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

SCREAMING AT IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! While shyin’ away from all the mama drama stalker flicks definin’ 2019 as late, we’ve been hard at work creatin’ more content while findin’ new ways to network our show to a wider audience. One of these attempts was answerin’ an open call for interviews bein’ requested for an in depth factoid flick claimin’ to be the definitive ’80s documentary of horror, In Search of Darkness.

When we first saw the trailer advertisin’ this project’s Kickstarter last year, sweet sugar pumpkins, we were hooked! If this sample is a genuine taste of what’s to come, we’d be stupid to pass up the chance at bein’ part of somethin’ the horror community’s so enthusiastic ’bout, they gave the filmmakers nearly four times the budget they asked for to finish it! Packin’ in as much material as they can from ’80-’89, the filmmakers are coverin’ all the bases with commentary on horror’s significance to the VHS boom, its unforgettable poster art, and nods to movies as obscure as Xtro to mainstream hits like Friday the 13th. Obviously, there’s goin’ to be interviews, and this ambitious crew’s been proudly updatin’ their followers with a slew of interviews they scored with horror hall-o-fame directors, actors, effects wizards, and even a handful of today’s influencers like us.

Yup, famous online commentators on yesteryear’s horror like the Angry Video Game Nerd and GoodBadFlicks have been officially announced as part of the documentary’s line-up of talkin’ heads, and fangs crossed, we’ll be joinin’ them! After hittin’ up the documentary’s production company, CreatorVC Studios, for what to do, they fired us a list of burnin’ questions we answered in our own animated way. For y’all’s entertainment (’cause even if it’s accepted, there’s no chance it’ll all be used), enjoy our insightful and uncut interview we submitted to the fine people behind In Search of Darkness.

Now, while In Search of Darkness ain’t due for a few months, there’s still a lot you can gain by visitin’ their IndieGoGo page. Ya get all the gritty details for release dates and which talents’ faces they crammed with a camera, and find plenty of deals and opportunities for perks that include early bird digital releases, posters, t-shirts, and even producer credits. Find it all here at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/in-search-of-darkness#/

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

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

SCREAMING AT BRAINSTORMING!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Things have certainly calmed down ’round here since our visit to Mad Monster Party, and we’re back at the grindstone workin’ on new content for the show as we speak. New audio tracks have been laid for the next excitin’ episode, there’s new pin-ups of your favorite Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits hotties comin’, we’re ’bout to jump on editin’ our long overdue review of every Michael Myers comic, and currently wrappin’ up commercial spots we’ve been animatin’ for new Roku channels we’re contactin’ to play reruns of Screaming Soup!

Aside from all that, we’ve also been spendin’ a lot of time thinkin’ of ways to keep our YouTube channel more lively since our output significantly slowed down thanks to bein’ more ambitious with the animation which takes a little longer. Some ideas we’ve tossed ’round are more reviews of a specific theme without the animated bookends like Graphic Violence and Re-Animated Reviews to fill in the gaps between episodes. We’re brainstormin’ vids focused on horror trivia horror newbies should know, extreme horror movies for cinema sickos, black and white horror flicks that don’t suck . . . Another thought we had was to maybe turn our R-Rated Reviews blog into weekly 15-30 minute podcast kinda videos with us discussin’ the movies we recently checked out. The blog would still be updated like normal, but y’all would get a more lively unscripted review of these movies with back and forth chatter among your favorite characters. Let us know what you’d be most interested in seein’!

We’re also revisitin’ the idea of creatin’ a Patreon account. We always hesitated before, ’cause we couldn’t think of any good incentives we could offer and easily keep up with, but after a lot of research and talkin’ with fellow YouTubers, we think we might have somethin’ that can work. But no worries! An incentive will never be the ability to watch our show, ’cause that will ALWAYS be free to watch. The incentives we’re considerin’ have more to do with behind the scenes access and Screaming Soup! merch of some kind.

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

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

SCREAMING AFTER THE MAD MONSTER PARTY ENDS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Well, Mad Monster Party came, we went, and we did our best to promote our show while learnin’ the ropes as first time vendors for three straight fun packed days. There were wacky shorts in the film festival, bodacious dancers in the burlesque show, an asylum’s worth of clowns, tons of unique horror merch, and ‘nough celebritites to keep two rooms of wanderin’ fanatics happy.

When all was said and done, we definitely feel like we grew Screaming Soup!’s fan base. We kept our fliers stocked on every table we could possibly find, proudly wore our logo wherever we went, and met a bunch of new fans who watched our show and skits playin’ in the film festival all weekend. Makin’ a name for ourselves in this outlet of the horror community did have its challenges, however.

After all, we’re an unknown entity in a sea of familiar movie memorabilia and horror hall of famers with instant recognition, so it’s hard to compete for folks’attention. The most surprisin’ thing were the unexpected reactions our booth yielded after months of careful plannin’. For instance, it was unbelievable how many folks completely missed our display’s TVs playin’ our show. Even when someone did see them, we still had to help them put two and two together the footage was from the show our entire booth was advertisin’.  One person even admitted how long it took for them to realize the 6’ tall Deadwest prop in front of it all was the star of what they were seein’ onscreen. Now, we’re not insulted by any of this, so this ain’t ventin’, but it’s wild how all of our careful plannin’ for a cool lookin’ booth display yielded such unexpected reactions.

But we didn’t go in with delusions of grandeur, mind ya. No sir, we knew folks wouldn’t be clamorin’ for products of a YouTube channel they just heard of, so we marked everythin’ a $1 from our stickers to our magnets. The very first person to walk over and survey our stuff, they picked up two items of interest . . . and then kept walkin’. A neighborin’ vendor saw the whole thin’ go down, and asked us why we didn’t stop ‘em. “Because,” we said, “They obviously think our stuff’s cool ‘nough to pick up and check-out. We don’t wanna ruin that first impression with us houndin’ ‘em for two dollars like that paperboy from Better Off Dead!”

Before long, we gave up on the idea of anyone purchasin’ Screaming Soup! art and got resourceful. Friends of ours had advised us how much cons love sketch artists, so we started advertisin’ $5 sketches of whatever folks wanted. This is when the tide turned, and we suddenly found ourselves swamped with people. We drew all kinds of things from Freddy and Pinhead to folks holdin’ Gizmo or havin’ their heads crushed by Jason. We drew comic book heroes, four year olds dressed as commandos from Aliens, and even drew a whole slew of clown art for one fella. The best part ‘bout this (besides folks returnin’ with our art signed by Kane Hodder and the newest actor to play Michael Myers), is it brought people to our table, so we could tell ‘em ‘bout Screaming Soup! while we drew and showered ‘em with promotional freebies. Even better, those in line for a sketch were watchin’ Screaming Soup! on our TVs while they waited!

Another highlight for us were Mad Monster Party’s celebrity guests. We sat directly ‘cross from the master of monster suit actin’ Doug Jones, who we learned literally explores the world through his fingertips and was surprised and flattered by our positive review of the Bye-Bye Man. Mandy was most excited to meet Adrienne Barbeau to discuss General Hospital and voice actin’ tips and kept bumpin’ into Kane Hodder at every turn, wishin’ she had somethin’ worth sayin’ to him each time. We flirted with the idea of approachin’ Bruce Campbell to show off our copy of his first funny book appearance in the comic adaptation of Moon Trap, but we were entertained ‘nough seein’ him have a whole stage to himself that towered over the other celebrities, refusin’ to see anyone who wasn’t ready to pony up ‘round $50 for the thrill of a speedy interaction with handlers barkin’ at ‘em.

But the smile from Hollywood we were most excited to meet was the amazingly talented Ray Wise who we parody as the owner of the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits. We luckily caught him between waves of fans to shake his hand with high praise for his work, and mentioned Screaming Soup! and his animated double. He was tickled by the idea we had animated him which gave us enough courage to humbly ask if he’d mind havin’ his picture taken with the Deadwest prop. He was kind ‘nough to oblige and you can see the result below! Thank ya kindly, Ray. We’ll get ya that link to the episode like ya asked soon!

One of the best surprises, though, was getting’ to meet the personalities behind ‘nother HorrorTube channel, The Horror Show. We’ve been swimmin’ in the same online circles since the Horror Addicts’ Creepy Channel Crawl in 2018, and they’re the first gang of fellow horror reviewers we ever met in person which was excitin’. Flown in to serve as the con’s official coverage, they made a special point to stop by and say hello and even discuss an upcomin’ video we could be featured in. A talented gang of horror aficionados, we look forward to collaboratin’ with them and recommend checkin’ out their site HERE.

So, there ya have it, Scream Freaks. We learned a lot, found some cool stuff, met some great folks, and can’t wait to do it again.

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

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

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