SCREAMING AT ROBO VAMPIRE!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Woowee, this is one special occasion! Not only do we have an all new episode of Screaming Soup! to serve y’all, but this sucker’s got two — count it — TWO times the horror hosts to enjoy! That’s right. We’ve been promisin’ a crossover with more of our horror lovin’ contemporaries on YouTube, and this time out, we’re lucky ‘nough to share the small screen with none other than Doctor Wolfula!

Everyone’s favorite Scooby-Doo obsessed Wolfulite first visited our show as one of our many guest stars helpin’ celebrate our 50th episode, and his splatter happy appearance was a particular favorite ‘mong fans. Disappointed we were too busy that hectic episode to officially run into Wolfula, we made it our mission to rectify that with a legit meetin’ of our twisted minds in this latest episode featurin’ our introduction to the Crossland’s version of Frankenstein. What better ‘cuse fer a crossover, right?! Lucky fer us, our fellow Silver Bolo winner agreed and happily lent his talents to help us wrangle in this science fair oddity as we shoot the shit on a helluva copycat flick, Robo Vampire!

Lucky ‘nough to first discover this movie at the video store thanks to its bogus box art, we had the displeasure of goin’ into this sucker blind and comin’ out a more deranged fan of horror and Robocop. A miraculous misfire of ambitious short-cut filmmakin’, this Robo knock-off is what introduced us to the shameless practice of international rip-offs, cut-and-paste filmmakin’, and the wildly prolific filmography of Godfrey Ho, the Ed Wood of Hong Kong, that includes two loose sequels to Robo Vampire. Putrid polecats! As cinematic masochists, we couldn’t help but cover this falsely advertised trilogy fer yer benefit and even came up with a fun way to recap its source material fer a few laughs with us jazzin’ up Robocop’s origin story with clips from all his commercials and PR stunts over the decades. That was alotta fun! 

But we’re sharin’ too much! Jump down and watch the episode already and don’t bash us fer what happens to Doctor Wolfula, alright? That’s all his idea fer how he exits the show!

And ‘fore ya’ll go, check out our hostin’ duties fer Horror Addicts‘ latest Ahh Scares Award Show. We once ‘gain announce the winner fer Best Animated Horror, and Mandy pulls double duty handin’ off the Afterlife Achievement Award. It was alotta fun as always and is a great introduction to other horror themed YouTubers and programs ya might not be aware of.

Other than that, please show your support for our show with donations through Patreon, Buy Me A Coffee, and Ko-fi, 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, Sluggo’s The Vortexx, and Mr. Lobo‘s OSI 74 .

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT A SPECIAL QnA WITH KANE HODDER!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Y’all may recall awhile back our comin’ face to face with one of horror’s heaviest hitters, and what a bitter sweet encounter that was. Kane Hodder blew through our neck of the woods fer an appearance at our favorite toy chest fer yesteryear and today’s playful plastics, Toy Federation, and as with many of the store’s guests, we anxiously anticipated an interview with Kane that would shed some light on his more obscure body of work outside the Jason and Victor Crowley movies. With him bein’ a professional fall guy turned monster suit actor turned regular thespian, we had no shortage of questions regardin’ his stints on popular TV shows like Who’s the Boss? and experiences actin’ ‘longside such high profile talents as Charlize Theron and Steven Seagal.

If ya read that blog by Mandy, however, then ya already know our attempt at that interview was nothin’ short of disappointin’. Kane just politely refused to do an interview and that was that, respectfully. He still answered any and all our questions from the word on ‘nother Muck movie to why Death House sucked so hard it blew, but just not in front of a camera. Mind ya, Kane was still a fantastic guy to meet, and we even spent the next day hangin’ ’round him as he signed autographs and jump scared unsuspectin’ customers, but we always regretted not bein’ able to add him to our growin’ roster of interviews.

Fast forward a few months, our second chance came, and we death gripped that sucker for all its worth!

Kane was swingin’ back by Toy Federation fer ‘nother store signin’, but this time he’d cap the night off with a showy QnA ‘fore an outdoor screenin’ of Jason Takes A Cruise To Canada. After makin’ arrangements fer us to host the QnA on the store’s behalf, we made sure to have cameras on the scene and capture the night’s festivities with Kane’s awareness. After a humorous half hour or so of him tellin’ stories from Hollywood and answerin’ fans’ all too familiar questions, we finally had the footage we needed to make an interview special!

Unlike our usual interviews with celebrities in a corner of the store bein’ asked a handful of questions, this video was more challengin’ to produce, ’cause it was an actual event and called fer a more creative presentation which is fun and different. Takin’ a laughable out of context approach akin to the kinda comedy Space Ghost: Coast to Coast is best known for, we dropped Kane into a completely animated world and exaggeratin’ the events that unfolded that night with our show’s characters in place of Kane’s real life cheer section.

A perfect example of this exaggeration is our overreaction to Kane’s answer to whether or not he’s ever met one of his own heroes from the silver screen. Our one and only deep cut question ‘fore the fans could claim him, and he confusingly talks ’bout how blessed he is to have played Jason so many times. Did he mishear us or forget what the question was altogether? We’ll never know, but it makes fer great comedy we hope y’all enjoy while learnin’ somethin’ new ’bout the man recognized for the most kills on film.

Other than that, please show your support for our show with donations through Patreon, Buy Me A Coffee, and Ko-fi, 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, Sluggo’s The Vortexx, and Mr. Lobo‘s OSI 74 .

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT MORE EEEH-CARD! VALENTINE’S!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Whether y’all like it or not, it’s Valentine’s Day, and yer either that lucky stiff bein’ showered with affectionate nick knacks sweet ‘nough to tease a diabetic coma or an apathetic wreck drownin’ some disturbin’ loneliness in top shelf depressants while soul churnin’ emo tunes play at full blast. Or maybe yer butt’s in the recliner happily rewatchin’ some of yer favorite holiday horrors like Valentine or the My Bloody Valentine flicks. 

However y’all celebrate this greetin’ card invention, we hope yer lucky ‘nough to love and be loved today, especially durin’ such crazy times that’ve more than tested relationships new and old. As fer you Scream Freaks still lookin’ fer that arm candy of yer twisted dreams, we have just the thang!

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Last Valentine’s, we introduced a new line of grade school inspired Valentine’s Day Eeeh-Cards! featurin’ our monstrous mugs, and folks got pretty good mileage out of ’em. No idea if they led to any weddin’ bell marches or awkward pump and dump flings but feedback was positive ‘nough fer us to produce a second wave of cards featurin’ even more of our enticin’ antics. Whether yer breakin’ the ice with Deadbeat, introducin’ yerself with Voodoo Bitch, reaffirmin’ a love connection with Rebel Devil, or cheerin’ folks up with Fera, these new Eeeh-Cards! are sure to help y’all reach out and touch someone yer interested in with the most minimum of creep vibes. Use ’em wisely!

Catchin’ y’all up on current updates, we’re still gunnin’ fer Screaming Soup! episode #52 to be released by the end of this month. We’re animatin’ the episode’s final cast member right now, after which we’ll be hastily pluggin’ in the music and sound effects ‘fore postin’ to our YouTube channel. With that checked off our list, y’all can expect us to follow it up with our special Kane Hodder interview sometime in March. It’s real excitin’ stuff, so we can’t wait fer y’all to see it!      

Other than that, please show your support for our show with donations through Patreon, Buy Me A Coffee, and Ko-fi, 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, Sluggo’s The Vortexx, and Mr. Lobo‘s OSI 74 .

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT THINGS TO COME IN 2022!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! New year, new – – – aw, forget it! We’re still the same ol’ animated misfits ya love to throw a few drinks back with, and have we gotta buncha irons in the fire over here at Screaming Soup! HQ!

So, y’all may have noticed thangs ’round here have been draggin’ a little. Sorry, ’bout that. Until we get more fortune with our fame comin’ through our Patreon, we’ve had to shift focus over to some more profitable gigs fer a spell, but believe you us — we’re still in the thick of bringin’ you more wild weird west adventures! In fact, we’re jugglin’ three in production right now!

First, Episode #52 of Screaming Soup!’s Mad Monster Mash season. The reviews already done, and ’bout 4/5 the animation is completed with aims for premierin’ next month. Our gang takes our first big step helpin’ Count Ted be the new king of the vampires with a house call from an ol’ friendly foe of Dracula’s, and things get so outta hand, none other than our fellow horror host in arms, Doctor Wolfula, can help! To boot, expect a surprise cameo by an actress from one of our favorite horror flicks! 

Second, our long awaited interview with the meanest boogey stuntman ’round, Kane Hodder. This wasn’t one of our normal interviews at Toy Federation and required a more creative approach which is why it’s taken so long to produce. Snaggin’ an interview with this horror icon was no easy feat, and we’re pullin’ out all the stops to present it as such.  

Finally, we’ve been workin’ on a top secret video project this past year regardin’ a series of movies we hold near and dear to our hollow chests. We don’t want to give too much away now, but we promise it’s gonna make up for the lack of vids lately when y’all see it. Hint: Ya better eat ’em ‘fore they eat you! 

That’s it fer now, Scream Freaks. Remember, even if our YouTube channel ain’t jumpin’, we’re just a tweet or email away!

Other than that, please show your support fer our show with donations through Patreon, Buy Me A Coffee, and Ko-fi, 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, Sluggo’s The Vortexx, and Mr. Lobo’s OSI 74!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT CHRISTMAS 2021!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! With convoys of speedy delivery trucks hurlin’ material goods at houses covered in fire hazards, frostbite nippin’ at our extremities, and painfully long out of date tunes loopin’ on the radio, that can only mean one thang — it’s Christmas! Like, the real Christmas. Not Christmas in July or pre-game Christmas that jumped the gun ‘fore Halloween even got here. No sir, the legit Christmas full of sing-song strangers holdin’ concerts in yer yard like Purge night for loiterers, parents ignorin’ the rules of stranger danger fer any rando in a Santa suit, and folks battlin’ with their inner Grinch in an effort to be good fer the sake of others.

When we think of Christmas here at Screaming Soup! HQ, the yuletide season means a few things. Jammin’ to Christmas rap albums, fightin’ with the assembly of mema’s tree on the family farm, engorgin’ ourselves on crockpots full of holiday meatballs, wearin’ ugly sweaters that surprisingly have some mistletoe magic to ’em, and gettin’ bent outta shape knowin’ how much happier we’d be with cold hard cash than the useless pile of last minute nick knacks it was blown on. But most importantly, it means holdin’ our horses long ‘nough to break outta the day-to-day routines and appreciate what we got goin’ fer us, and those we’re lucky ‘nough to share it with.

And that includes y’all, Scream Freaks! So, Merry Christmas!! When it comes to our show, we couldn’t ask fer a better bunch of supporters to cheer us through our animated antics these past seasons, and we’re lookin’ forward to many many more. We’re still hard at work on our next episode featurin’ a crossover with Doctor Wolfula (which will be premierin’ soon), have more Toy Federation interviews and secondary vids planned that includes a chat with our favorite Jason, Kane Hodder, and even snagged an animated cameo with an actor from one of our favorite cult films we talk ’bout all the time. It’s all very excitin’, and there’s more where that came from (like ‘nother 50 episodes of Screaming Soup! worth)! 

So, sling some soup at a shelter, leave Santa a stiff drink, grab someone to kiss at the strike of the New Year, watch a scary flick full of mutant reindeer, snowmen stalkers, and axe wieldin’ Kris Kringles — however ya celebrate, live fer the moment and dream big in 2022!

Other than that, please show your support fer our show with donations through Patreon, Buy Me A Coffee, and Ko-fi, 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, Sluggo’s The Vortexx, and Mr. Lobo’s OSI 74!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

And enjoy the holiday rap album by Crew X that warped us as young’ns!! 

SCREAMING AT THANKSGIVING 2021!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! It’s that sappy time o’ year ‘gain when folks reflect on everythin’ worth reminiscin’ ’bout and what better place to vent our tear jerkin’ thanks than here with y’all?

Most recent stuff first, we’re super thankful to the fine fellas at our favorite toy chest of yesteryear and today’s playful plastics, Toy Federation, and had an incredible time at their momentous event this past weekend, Retro Toy Con. It was a full weekend cuttin’ up with ol’ friends, networkin’ with new talents, and meetin’ excited Scream Freaks in person. 

We drew doodles of fans with their favorite pop icons from Michael Myers to G.I. Joe, haggled fer a buncha new wall art to hang at the Howl Inn Grub & Spirits, and had fun makin’ joke announcements over the intercom like requestin’ Sgt. Slaughter move his Sherman tank ‘fore it’s towed for bein’ double parked. The most memorable moments, however, had to be the accidental encounters we had sittin’ down with the celebrity guests over lunches. We got to shoot the breeze with Sgt. Slaughter fer a bite while talkin’ ’bout his amazin’ career from cameos on Super Mario Bros. Super Show to bein’ a He-Man figure this past year, then later found ourselves discussin’ the value of takin’ an actin’ class over pizza with Dan Gilvezan (voice of the original Transformers’ Bumblebee and Spider-Man from Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends) and François Chau (Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze). Freakin’ awesome!

One truly amazin’ thing we saw that could be a new trend on the horizon for cons is a mobile service that turns folks into their own action figure size statues! Yup, a little company called Shrunk 3D hauls a trailer ’round the country containin’ this sophisticated camera booth, and when someone steps inside, it instantly snaps every visible nook and cranny of their essence. Feedin’ that info into a super computer, the photos are then crunched into a 3D image over the next few weeks that’s eventually spit out of a 3D printer in uber detail, colors and all, and shipped back to its life-size doppelganger. Jumpin’ jack-o-lanterns, that’s cool as hell! With six different size figures to choose from, we so badly wanted to create our first ever Deadwest figure but ultimately decided our miniature lifelike double would come out a little too fragile and misshapen compared to the sweet hand sculpted look we imagine in our heads. Still though, a fantastic idea fer anyone who ever wants to immortalize themselves in plastic, so look this travelin’ business up in time fer the holidays!

We’re also thankful ‘gain fer the Silver Bolo Award we received from Joe Bob Briggs on Shudder’s The Last Drive-In. The announcement was made back in April this year durin’ the premier of The Last Drive-In‘s third season, but we just now got the silver painted bolo and certificate in the mail which was just as excitin’! We value this win so much, we made a copy of the certificate to show off at Retro Toy Con and proudly wore the Silver Bolo from our necks for all to see over the weekend. It’s now a permanent accessory with our attire!    

Somethin’ else we’re thankful fer is the new Ghostbusters flick not suckin’ and stickin’ with the canon of the first two movies which would have made up fer a lot of the problems we had with the 2016 version. Granted, we still had issues with the filmmakers recyclin’ the whole Gozer storyline, but it was still a fun and satisfyin’ return to a childhood favorite of ours.

GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE (2021)

Ditchin’ the Ghostbusters decades ago, Egon passes away on a dirt farm and leaves his inheritance to his grand young’ns he haunts into continin’ his fight as junior Ghostbusters’ gainst Gozer’s apocalyptic return. A fantastic sequel in spirit that keeps within the canon of the first two Ghostbuster flicks, this amazin’ lookin’ film boasts heartfelt actin’, stellar effects, one of the best scores since Back to the Future, and the triumphant return of the original paranormal eliminators I know and love for one brief moment. My only gripes with this sucker is I wish the filmmakers had come up with a whole new big bad to threaten the world ‘stead of recyclin’ Gozer and all his/her predictable plot points. I also didn’t like how quickly the story rushes to the final fight with Gozer as soon as the young’ns encounter their first free floatin’ booger, and the inclusion of Ivo Shandor was cool but pretty pointless overall. Spook chasin’, RC car ghost traps, spirit photography, possessions, spectral comets, ghost traps galore, CGI Egon, ghost chess, hidey hole puzzles, proton stream crossin’, slammer sequences, metal munchin’ boogers, terror dogs, mini-Marshmallow Men antics, Real Ghostbuster toy nods, soul pits, and ancient ruins! 4/5!

And finally, we’re thankful fer everyone who gave our show an opportunity this past year. We’re thankful fer Mr. Lobo, Sluggo, and Uncle Pete fer sharin’ it on their platforms. Thankful fer the fine folks at HorrorHound Magazine fer includin’ us as guest hosts at their virtual film festival. And most importantly, thankful to all you Scream Freaks fer watchin’ our show and sharin’ it with whoever would listen. All this has helped the show grow and fuel the creative fires fer us to continue doin’ what we love.  

Other than that, please show your support fer our show with donations through Patreon, Buy Me A Coffee, and Ko-fi, 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, Sluggo’s The Vortexx, and Mr. Lobo’s OSI 74!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT HALLOWEEN 2021!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks, and Happy Halloween!

Last we wrote y’all, we were in mad preparation fer an unforgettable night with one of the original Michael Myers, Tony Moran. Thanks to our amigos at our favorite toy chest for today and yesteryear’s playful plastics, Toy Federation, we were lucky ‘nough to kick off the holiday season hostin’ a QnA with Tony, whose claim to horror fame is playin’ Michael when he’s unmasked at the top of the stairs by Laurie in Halloween ’78. Needless to say, the night was electric!

After spending hours at Toy Federation with arms full of Myers memorabilia for Tony to grace with his John Hancock, Halloween die-hards eagerly followed the slasher of the hour over to the theater around the corner for even more unforgettable face time ‘fore kickin’ back to a candid QnA followed by a big-screen showin’ of Michael’s screen debut. There were Michael Myers cosplayers roamin’ the theater, folks teasin’ each other with the jingle from Halloween III, deep geek discussions over who Michael can whoop in a fight . . . 

The highlight of the night fer us, however, was this one uber fan who rolled up without a clue what was even happenin’. With her car blinged out in bumper to bumper horror flick decals, we happily welcomed her, believin’ she could only be there for Tony and Halloween. Much to everyone’s surprise, she actually came to see Venom: Let There Be Carnage but began hyperventilatin’ at the mention of an actual Michael Myers actor makin’ an appearance. Things only escalated after she parked, ’cause she so happen to stroll up to the theater the same time Tony arrived, meltin’ her into a fan girl puddle. Ever grateful, Tony gave her one of the most genuinely down to Earth greetin’s we’ve ever seen from a celebrity and was kind ‘nough to sign the dashboard of her horror-themed ride with Michael proudly displayed ‘cross the top of the windshield. Class act if we say so ourselves.

After ‘nother round of photos and autographs in the lobby, we finally made our way to the theater to host the QnA, and let us tell ya —- Tony’s a hoot of a storyteller! Now, some convention videos on the web wanna spin Tony’s brash stories into portrayals of him bashin’ on the horror genre, its fans, and especially the Halloween franchise, but that’s all out of context. Tony does knock these things, but ’cause he’s sharin’ his initial thoughts and feelin’s as a twenty somethin’ actor bein’ cast in a little obscure horror flick. He admits he thought it was all nonsense 40 plus years ago, but has since come to appreciate the movie(s) and its impact on fans worldwide who he now has a deeper respect and love for.   

So, after ’bout an hour of where-when-how he became involved in Halloween with reservations over wearin’ a mask in a non-speakin’ role for what he feared was a porno for a hot second (on account of a prominent jar of Vaseline that was actually used to prevent his hair from stickin’ to the inside of the mask), Tony gave his final heartfelt bow of the night and exited to a uproarious round of applause as the flick that brought him there began playin’ ‘cross the silver screen. It was a pretty memorable night, and we’ll be sharin’ video of it as soon as possible.

Even better, Tony teased at his involvement in the newest Myers flick, Halloween Kills, which most of us were pretty pumped ’bout this month. We say most, ’cause if you saw our latest Graphic Violence video reviewin’ every Halloween funny book ever published, then ya heard our rant on how dumb we think Laurie’s mission to kill Michael is now that they’re no longer related. We still had alotta respect fer the 2018 resequel, however, and was moderately anxious to see the latest installment in this revised timeline of the Halloween continuity. Already goin’ in with low expectations, no one could’ve prepared us fer the dumpster fire of a storyline we would witness!

HALLOWEEN KILLS (2021)

An immediate follow-up to Michael Myers’ newest mulligan timeline introduced in 2018’s Halloween, the infamous bogeyman remains at large and continues ruinin’ Halloween for everyone in Haddonfield with an indifferent murder spree that gains the attention of a town wide lynch mob led by survivors of Michael’s first holiday massacre in 1978. Easily one of my least favorite sequels ‘mong the Halloween movies, Halloween Kills is just a string of ridiculous moments that feels like some teenager’s attempt at fan fiction that’s neither fun or rewatchable. The dialogue’s wildly over the top and repetitive (“Evil dies tonight!), there’s way too many folks spillin’ a buncha needless exposition, most the characters returnin’ from the ’78 flick are shoehorned in as opposed to bein’ organically introduced with an actual role to play, there’s the stupidest case of mistaken identity that drags out waaay too long in the middle, and the biggest dick slap to the mug is the anti-claimatic endin’ the movie spends its whole runnin’ time buildin’ up to. Besides an impressive stand-in for Loomis in flashbacks and the funny scenes of the couple livin’ in the Myers house, the only positive thing I can say ‘about this farce is it absolutely delivers what the title promises, and that’s a non-stop gore-fest of brutal deaths that’s perfect for background horror at Halloween parties. Stabbin’ galore, vigilante justice, street pizzas, fatal freefall suicides, head smashin’ galore, home invadin’, carjackin’, house infernos, firefighter massacres, axes to the face, saws to the fact, lotta broken windows, impaled faces, keep away, turkey baster injections of courage, gushin’ neck wounds, gunshots to the chest, and panicked mobs! 3/5!

Thank Craven we at least had Chucky to save Halloween this year with his new show on Syfy/USA. That sucker’s a homerun in our opinion! The last couple of movies struggled to back off the laughs in favor of the fear inducin’ tension the first three Child’s Play flicks had, but this series perfectly strikes that delicate balance with dark nerve wrackin’ humor as well rounded characters are given meaningful deaths in contrast to Chucky’s laughable antics. If you recall our previous posts, we threw our hats in the ring to be one of the few lucky artists hired to animate show bumpers and design thumbnails fer the episodes, but we’ll be damned if any of that’s been seen anywhere yet. What’s up with that?

In other news, we got some Halloween goodies fer y’all! Below you’ll find our newest Halloween Eeeh-Cards! fer y’all to share with yer friends and frienemies, and we just released our latest horror celebrity interview with none other than Roger Jackson, the creepy voice of Ghostface from the Scream franchise! Roger was a riot to corner fer a conversation, and he really shows off what all his pipes can do fer our amusement. A voicebox dynamo all ’round, watch the vid and learn all ’bout his work in video games and yapp happy toys.  

And BIG UPDATE! Screaming Soup! is back on the con scene! That’s right, November 19-21, 2021, we can be found at Retro-Toy Con in Greenville, SC. Yessir, we’ll be lined up with the likes of Sgt. Slaughter, a buncha G.I.Joe voice actors, and the fella who played Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, all thanks to our amigos at Toy Federation! So, if ya ever wanted to meet an animated horror host, stop on by, and we’ll shoot the shit while makin’ art and takin’ pictures together. It’s sure to be alotta fun, so don’t miss out! More information HERE!

Other than that, please show your support for our show with donations through Patreon, Buy Me A Coffee, and Ko-fi, 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, Sluggo’s The Vortexx, and Mr. Lobo‘s OSI 74!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

 

SCREAMING AT HALLOWEEN COMICS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Trick ‘r treat, smell our feet, and give us somethin’ good to review! The Halloween season is upon us, and what better way to break it in than with an in depth look at Michael Myers’ stint in the funny books as everyone’s favorite killer shape. 

Yessir, we’ve been mired in Michael’s continuin’ murder spree as a sequential slasher, and what a turbulent history it is. From indie publications to mainstream comic racks, these graphic exploitations are just as controversial to the splintered Halloween continuity as they are gore-tastic reads. We cover the sweet return of some of Halloween’s most popular characters, wince at the sours of some ridiculous retcons, and lap up the amazin’ artwork it’s all told through. 

And if that weren’t ‘nough, we go deep into the talents behind these various publications and the events they were tied to, gloss over each comics’ impact on Halloween’s competin’ timelines, and give our two scents on the newer 2018 requels while throwin’ in stuff ’bout the young adult novels for a bonus. What more could you possibly ask for?!

Phew! After all that work, you’d think we’d be sick and tired of Billy Shatner’s disfigured mug in our faces, but Michael ain’t done with us yet. Thanks to our amigos over at our favorite toy chest of yesteryear and today’s playful plastics, Toy Federation, we’ll be spendin’ this Friday, October 1st, with none other than Tony Moran (aka Michael without his mask at the top of the staircase in the 1978 Halloween), and hostin’ his QnA with fans ‘fore enjoyin’ a late night screenin’ of John Carpenter’s original masterpiece that started it all. Who could ask for a better way to kick off our favorite holiday, right?

It’s gonna be a killer time, so if ya happen to be in the neighborhood, stop on by and catch us all at Camelot Cinemas in Greenville, SC. Find all the details HERE

Other than that, please show your support for our show with donations through Patreon, Buy Me A Coffee, and Ko-fi, 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, Sluggo’s The Vortexx, and Mr. Lobo‘s OSI 74!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT I BOUGHT A VAMPIRE MOTORCYCLE

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Lots of stuff happenin’ here at the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits, and lucky fer y’all, it’s all at your greasy fingertips below!

Fer starters, we’re proud to premier none other than our long anticipated SIXTH SEASON, Mad Monster Mash! Woo wee! Yessir, it’s an all new storyline, new cast of friends and foes to meet, and especially — more fully animated reviews featurin’ some of the nuttiest flicks we could get our mitts on. You might be wonderin’ how we can possibly top ourselves sailin’ into the bowels of hell to delay the apocalypse ‘gainst the Iron Horsemen of Doom last season, but rest assure, there’s plenty more trouble where that came from for yer favorite animated horror host to tangle.

As you’ll see in our latest episode below, this season is gonna be an ode to some familiar movie monsters with a Screaming Soup! twist as we’re wrangled into some unlucky sap’s mess involvin’ lotta royal melodrama in the classic hierarchy of monstrous stereotypes. And you bet yer britches, with each Hollywood horror we spotlight, we’ll dig up some obscure B movie you may have never heard of and likely wish you could scrub from yer noodle.

And keep yer peepers peeled, ’cause we’re reintroducin’ our I-Spy game from Season 4, but ‘stead of searchin’ high and low for the Full Moon Empire’s Dollman, we’re now askin’ y’all to keep a look out for the Crosslands biggest mini-menace, Ralphie Rottenhead. The first Scream Freak to spot this fella onscreen need only email us the timecode or a screenshot of his onscreen presence to ScreamingSoup@gmail.com, and the first one to shoot us the correct answer wins a free horror movie and an original piece of Screaming Soup! artwork! Pretty damn cool, if we say so ourselves!

And fer the first time ever, y’all can show your support as a Scream Freak and donate to our show through one of our new accounts at Patreon, Buy Me A Coffee, and Ko-fi. Took long ‘nough, right? Pitch in now and take advantage of some cool perks from monthly podcasts ’bout what all we’re watchin’ to alotta behind the scene looks at what it takes to make a Screaming Soup! episode! 

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, Sluggo’s The Vortexx, and Mr. Lobo‘s OSI 74!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT MICHAEL BAILEY SMITH!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! We’re comin’ at ya off the heels of some sucky news, so bear with us. Nothin’ terrible or even all that awful mind ya, but we ain’t thrilled ’bout it none the less.

Ya ever have yer sights set on somethin’ ya really thought was yours for the takin’, just to find out the cosmos had other plans for ya? A couple of week’s ago, the Syfy channel announced they were takin’ pitches for animated bumpers to be produced for their upcoming Child’s Play TV series scheduled later this year, and each pitch selected would guarantee a $2000 payday. The Syfy channel? Chucky?! Greenbacks for doin’ what we love and gettin’ it seen on TV?!! Sign us up, right?

So, naturally we dropped everything we were doin’ and threw all our energy into this pursuit of small screen fame and fortune. With a turnaround of a dog’s hair more than a week, we had to work fast to maximize our chances at bein’ picked. With an allowance of five entries, we hit the drawin’ board and came up with numerous 10-20 second situations that humorously showcased Chucky as the deceptive little bastard we love him for. Followin’ the rules of submission, we wrote all the synopses, pulled together the different treatments, drew up detailed storyboards, and even went the extra mile to record a last second face-to-face video to verbally express our take on what makes our ideas so special. Lotta work. Lotta effort. Worth the potential reward.

Well — as you’ve already guessed, we weren’t picked. One of our ideas was a finalist, but six other creators’ pitches were deemed better options for Syfy’s needs, and they’re all rushin’ to get their TV spots in production as we’re writin’ this. Are we fightin’ mad ’bout it? Naw. Are we disappointed by it? Sure. Who wouldn’t, right?

The most important thing, however (and the whole reason we felt like sharin’ this), is none of this diminishes our self worth as creators. We accept there’s always gonna be someone better than us at certain things out there, but we also believe our stuff is just as good as the winnin’ pitches, and it just came down to a matter of preference as the decidin’ factor. It always helps to remember even award winnin’ masters of their field lose gigs every now and again. Like when special effects wizard Stan Winston’s pitch for turnin’ folks into monkeys for Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes lost to Rick Baker’s make-up concepts. It didn’t mean Stan was any less an amazin’ fabricator of fantasy. Burton just preferred Rick’s approach at the time.

Who knows? All the examples of our work we included with our submissions were Screaming Soup! videos, so maybe the powers that be at Syfy got a good gander at who we are and will end up wantin’ to add us to their Saturday night line-up of toons. It could happen.

On a cheerier note, we’re proud to return to our favorite one-stop toy chest for yesteryear and today’s playful plastics, Toy Federation, and hang out with the latest celeb passin’ through, Michael Bailey Smith! Now, if ya don’t recognize him, that’s no surprise given he’s been under alotta monster make-up for most his career. First hittin’ the screen as Super Freddy in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, that accidental castin’ launched Michael’s career as a heavy favorite from the mutant cannibals in The Hills Have Eyes remakes to playin’ several supernatural villains on TV’s Charmed.

A top shelf personality we could really pal ’round with, Michael was a hoot to meet and kind ‘nough to let us pick his noodle for ‘nother thrillin’ interview guarantee to shed some excitin’ light on his impressive filmography. We laugh, we poke fun, we get our tailbone kicked into ‘nother dimension . . . just check it out 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, Sluggo’s The Vortexx, and Mr. Lobo‘s OSI 74!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

 

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