SCREAMING AT LITTLE MONSTERS

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! It’s Wednesday and that means fresh print just got dumped on the comic racks! If you follow our Sequential Slime blog, you’re already aware of what we’ve been reading and consider the best horror movie related funny books out there right now. We’re still on the fence with the Army of Darkness books, love the Puppet Master comics,and still can’t get over Kurt Russell’s curtain call from comics with the sudden cancelation of Escape From New York and the end of Big Trouble in Little China’s run! But we’re happier than coyotes in a henhouse about the announced crossover between Snake Plissken and Jack Burton!

Anyway, it’s time for another Graphic Violence review, and this time around we picked another lesser known run of licensed rag reads, focusing on the 6 issue mini-series of Little Monsters from NOW comics. Released on the heels of Beetlejuice, Little Monsters is a cult film that’s about a boy named Brian who captures and befriends a monster under his bed named Maurice who introduces Brian to a fantasy world of monsters and magic under the beds of the world. It’s hard to believe this beloved 80s flick isn’t bigger than it is being when it’s so ripe for translating into a successful kids cartoon, but it was simply overlooked for one reason or another.

Lucky for the fans, however, there was one attempt at continuing the adventures of Brian and Maurice, and that was the handful of comics published by NOW comics a few short months after the film’s release in theaters. These comics are alright for the most part, but you’ll need to watch the vid below to get the full run down on what all we liked and despised about them.

Other than that, be sure to catch up on Screaming Soup! Seasons 1-2 after watching the latest Season 3 episodes, check out this week’s Howl’n Hottie, read recent reviews for the newer horror films we’re watching in our R-Rated Reviews blog, and help us get the word out about the web’s #1 animated horror host show! Please use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

We’ll see ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT THE ORIGINAL EVIL DEAD ARTIST, TOM SULLIVAN!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Christmas is still a little ways off, but we want to give you fans an early gift this holiday season. We previously mentioned we were working on a very special artist spotlight for the Graphic Headstone blog, and that interview is now complete and approved by the artist himself for public consumption. For our final Graphic Headstone entry for 2015, we proudly present the original artist of the Evil Dead series since ground zero, Tom Sullivan!

For those who don’t know, Tom was the creative whirlwind behind the art, special effects, and stop-motion animation of the original Evil Dead film, and its short film predecessor, Within the Woods. He continued working on effects in Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, and has had varying levels of involvement with later incarnations of the Evil Dead series.

We first met Tom years ago when he caught us selling self-made copies of his Necronomicon book from Evil Dead 2 online. Amazed one of Evil Dead’s most legendary names was contacting us directly, we of course complied with his demands to cease and desist further infringement on his copyrighted work immediately. Flattered by our respect for his wishes and impeccable duplication of his book, Tom asked to do a trade. For a copy of our Necronomicon knock-off, he mailed us a packet slammed with art prints and copies of his short lived comic, Tom Sullivan’s Books of the Dead: Devilhead, and even invited us to meet him at an upcoming horror convention. Without hesitation, we drove like crazed fan boys and met this living legend in person. Tom is a very nice and easy guy to speak with. He showed us his collection of fan-made Necronomicons he showcases at conventions (ours included), let us hold and look through the ORIGINAL Necronomicon from the first film, and introduced us to all the filmmakers at the convention including Roy Frumkes who gave us a free signed DVD of Street Trash. It was a very memorable experience and is what helped jumpstart our career paths in horror entertainment.

So, whether you’re an Evil Dead fan or just a lover of horror and art, click HERE and read our interview with one of horror’s most memorable artists. You’ll read some Evil dead stories, what Tom’s been doing since Evil Dead, see a lot of really cool Cthulhu art, and learn about a recent documentary that was released about Tom which you can watch the trailer for below.

Enough Evil Dead rambling already! Be sure to catch up on Screaming Soup! Seasons 1-2 before the premier of Season 3 1/20/16, and help us get the word out about the web’s #1 animated horror host show! Please use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

I’ll see ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT MARS ATTACKS ARTIST, JASON CROSBY!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Putrid polecats, is it almost Thanksgiving already?! Seems like Halloween was just yesterday, and it’s no wonder with the workload we’ve been under to prepare what promises to be a kick-ass season for Screaming Soup! next year. With our schedule so packed, we’re almost thinking we have no choice but to put the Graphic Headstone blog on the backburner . . . almost!

For now, we’re continuing to bring you fun and insightful interviews with some of today’s hottest talent bringing us the best in horror entertainment. This week, we present Jason Crosby, an out of this world artist who’s best know for his work on the more recent incarnations of Topps’ Mars Attacks trading cards! This was a lot of fun for us, because we LOVE trading cards. Yessir, from Rocky 3 to Dinosaurs Attack, we’ve collected our fair share of trading cards that span movies, TV, and comics. We hope to make our own Screaming Soup! trading cards one day, and maybe ole’ Jason will be our means of finally doing it. You think he’ll work for cheese sandwiches and a decent floor to sleep on?

So, without further yip yap from us, click HERE to read our interview with Jason Crosby and get a load of his official Topps Mars Attacks artwork, as well as work he’s done for cards sets of Star Wars, Marvel, and DC comics!

Other than that, be sure to catch up on Screaming Soup! Seasons 1-2 before the premier of Season 3 1/20/16, and help us get the word out about the web’s #1 animated horror host show! Please use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

I’ll see ya later, Scream Freaks!

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SCREAMING AT GOOSEBUMPS COVER ARTIST, TIM JACOBUS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Boy howdy, are we halfway through November already?! Time sure does fly when you’re having fun . . . and working hard. Whew, the holidays was supposed to be a chance for us to catch a break before heading full force into Screaming Soup! Season 3 in Jan’16, but we may have overloaded ourselves!

We’ve taken on some outside jobs to help fund the show, trying to keep schedule with the final stretch of production for Season 3, eagerly prepping for Season 4 (premiering 2017), hoping to squeeze in a new Thanksgiving Eeeh!-Card, and racing to keep up the Graphic Headstone blog for your reading entertainment.

Speaking of the Graphic Headstone, we’ve got quite the treat for you this week! With the resurgence of the Goosebumps franchise due to the release of the movie starring Jack Black as Stephen King’s rival, R. L. Stine, we’ve been looking back at these unforgettable children’s books from the 90s. We almost forgot how big it had gotten with its TV shows, video games, toys, board games, clotheslines, school supplies, etc. And as wonderful as we remember the stories being, the imagery was what really stuck with us. A lot of this was owed to the original run of covers with their brightly colored, slime covered, depiction of spooks and monsters. The masterful painter behind these memorable images is New Jersey native, Tim Jacobus.

We had already picked up a copy of his autobiography for 10 yr olds, It Came From New Jersey: My Life As an Artist, a couple years back when we learned of its existence, so we were already familiar with the man behind the art. But with the movie release, we started seeing a lot of online interviews with Jacobus that motivated us to try our hand at contacted the man responsible for inspiring several of today’s horror artists. So, we found him on Facebook, asked for an interview, and to our pleasure he agreed and was more than amused to be interviewed by our show!

So, click HERE to read our interview with Tim Jacobus, the artist behind the Goosebumps covers, and check out his website TimJacobus.com that’s chock full of great art and helpful information about the art business!

Other than that, be sure to catch up on Screaming Soup! Seasons 1-2 before the premier of Season 3 1/20/16, and help us get the word out about the web’s #1 animated horror host show! Please use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

I’ll see ya later, Scream Freaks!

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SCREAMING AT INDY ARTISTS, ETHAN AND RACHEL MONGIN!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Wish we could say we’re taking it easy during the start of the holiday season, but being the web’s #1 animated horror host site keeps you pretty busy! In preparation for season 3, we’re compositing new backgrounds, drawing new characters, writing new reviews, making new contacts, etc., etc. And it’s all for you!

But we can’t keep reporting that same news every week, so we’re proud to bring back our answer to the hiatus between seasons, the Graphic Headstone! For those who don’t know, this is a blog used for spotlighting artists of all kinds we’ve been privileged enough to meet over the past year at conventions and over social media. We’re always seeking out artistic expressions that really speak to us on a creative level and think should be shared with a wider audience which we’re more than happy to help with. This week, we proudly add Ethan and Rachel Mongin from Pretty Weird Art to our list of Graphic Headstone interviews.

When we first met these two aaah!-rtists on the convention circuit, their art obviously pulled us in with its fun-inducing content and use of kinetically charged colors. Much to our pleasure, the maestros behind the work were just as wonderful to speak with. Ethan and Rachel understood their work and how to present it, knew how to interact with people, and made a lasting impression that gained them fans here at Screaming Soup! What also makes their story as independent artists on the rise unique is that they’re a husband and wife team who work on everything together from their comics to stand alone artwork which brings to mind such famous comic couples as Madman creator Mike Allred and his wife. Quite the inspiring team.

So, click HERE to read the interview, check out PrettyWeirdArt.blogspot.com that’s chock full of great art and characters that are sure to entertain, and find out what a Woose and a Skull Gun Bunny is!

Other than that, be sure to catch up on Screaming Soup! Seasons 1-2 before the premier of Season 3 1/20/16, and help us get the word out about the web’s #1 animated horror host show! Please use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

I’ll see ya later, Scream Freaks!

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SCREAMING AT THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE SERIES!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks and Happy Early Halloween w/ our season 2 finale! It’s been an amazing season this year, and we’re wrapping it up with a half hour Mega review of the classic Slumber Party Massacre series from Roger Corman! Mecha-bull riding, bobbing for grenades, hottie contest, pumpkin carving . . . we blow this party out like none other!

Everyone from seasons past are invited and even some new lovely faces make an appearance, but we’re most stoked about the special guests of the night, the Ghouligans! Despite their recent retirement from the horror entertainment business after 10 years, they were cool enough to dust off the fangs and capes to humble us with a cameo that’s like no other Ghouligans performance seen before (because its animated, duh). We’re happy to have connected with this stellar group and hope to work together again in the near future. Despite them closing up shop, you can still dig up their work for some howling entertainment at their website and/or Youtube channel!

Now, just because we won’t be back with more Screaming Soup! episodes until Jan’16, doesn’t mean this site will be abandoned till then. We’ll actually be spending the off season adding more cool interviews with hot artists to our Graphic Headstone blog and giving you more updates on what to expect in the upcoming season 3!

Other than that, keep checking back here every day for more “Bruce Campbell VS” and “Mandy’s I Can’t Believe They Have Pumpkin,” which will continue through Halloween, send someone special a Halloween Eeeh!-Card this holiday, see the latest screen shots added to the gallery from this episode, and be sure to catch up on all the latest Screaming Soup! episodes before starting Season 3 this coming January. Please use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

SCREAMING AT CELLAR DWELLER!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Continuing our graphic celebration inspired by Free Comic Book Day at the beginning of the month, we turn our attention to reviewing a more obscure treasure where horror meets comics in “Cellar Dweller,” a page turning tale where a necronimicon knock-off is used for inspiration creating a comic and results in an awesome looking 80’s monster tearing through all walks of artists! Definitely worth a look see.

You’ll see us rummage through some really strange and unbelievable comics while reviewing this movie, and before you ask, they’re all real! Even the Fright comic with the weird moon butt plug cover. How crazy is that shit? What’s also real and crazy, but in every good way possible, is Bob Burden’s Flaming Carrot comics. Those stories are a great read from an amazingly talented guy who had a lot of influence on us and our brand of humor through the years. We highly recommend picking up back issues of that masterpiece however you can!

To follow up this marvelous sequential creature feature, have a read through our Graphic Headstone archives and check out our interviews with some of today’s comic book talents working on independent horrors to mainstream titles. I’m sure some of them wouldn’t mind saving time with a monster that just created work out of thin air!

Oh, we almost forgot to thank TommyNC2010 for his hilarious rap he did for us as the introduction to this month’s episode. An all around cool guy who can now add Screaming Soup! to along with his other accomplishments such as appearances on MTV and Comedy Central’s Tosh.0. Click HERE to check out his Youtube channel.

Other than that, be sure you’re caught up on the rest of Screaming Soup! Season 2, use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

That’s pretty much it for now, so I’ll see ya’ later Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT HORROR COMICS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Free Comic Book Day is mere hours away, and we couldn’t be more excited since one of our favorite passtimes is reading horror comics. We just dig losing ourselves in a  good scary read chock full of crazy creepy art that’s as wild and horrific as creators want to be. We especially enjoy franchise related comics that help buffer the dead time between horror powerhouse sequels like Freddy and Jason which seem to take longer and longer to film. We’ve collected and read numerous “Tales From the Crypt,” “Swamp Thing,” “Army of Darkness,” “Hellboy,” and have been recently turned onto other popular long running books like “The Goon.” If you’ve kept up with our Twitter, you’ll see we currently read and give our 2 cents on comics like “Puppet Master,” “The Fly: Outbreak,” “Re-Animator,” and “Big Trouble in Little China” which have all been great revivals of cinematic characters we know and love. This is just a great time to be both a comic and horror fan!

To celebrate comics this month, we will be screaming Tribute to an under celebrated monster TV show 5/10/15, and review a graphic horror movie that’s sure to be a winner of an episode 5/20/15. So, be on the look out for those treats heading your way! And if you haven’t checked out our past interviews with horror comic artists and creators, then click HERE to visit our Graphic Headstone page!

Other than that, be sure to catch up on all the latest Screaming Soup! episodes so far for season 2! Please use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

That’s pretty much it for now, so I’ll see ya’ later Scream Freaks!

 

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