SCREAMING AT TONY MORAN!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Woo-wee, what a week this has been! After checkin’ out a double feature of Jaws and Jurassic Park at the drive-in, word got to us one of the original folks to play The Shape (better know as Michael Myers to some) was droppin’ by a local toy store for an appearance, and it turned out to be none other than Tony Moran, the fella who played Myers unmasked when he had that fedangled eye lid from a close encounter with a clothes hanger.

Thanks to the fine folks at Toy Federation for makin’ this happen, Tony was more than welcomed by his fans with a line out the door that snaked ’round the buildin’. Now, we normally hate the idea of standin’ ’round fer so long, but Tony was such a grateful guest, he managed to distract everyone’s boredome with periodic visits to the back of the line to extend his thanks for everyone’s patience while cuttin’ up with ’em. He especially got a kick when he saw us standin’ out from the crowd and even yanked his photographer outta his shoes to snap some pics with the web’s #1 animated horror host!

After that, surroundin’ folks wanted their own picture with us, and we were happy to oblige while spreadin’ the word ’bout Screaming Soup! with free tradin’ cards and magnets. Sweet! Even better, one little monster lovin’ young’n made our day when he pointed right at us and said, “I want one!”

Anyway, we eventually made it to Tony who was still entertainin’ the crowd with corny jokes inside, he lit up with excitement all over ‘gain at the sight of us as he surrendered his John Hancock on a still for Mandy, and our gang happily rode off into the moonset. What? Did ya think we made an instant love connection with Tony, and he invited us to shoot pool with the him after throwin’ himself at our boots, beggin’ to join our animated adventures? Woulda been damn cool, but naw. This was just a fun in-and-out signin’ with a class act from a legendary horror flick we’re happy to have been there for. Lotta thanks to Toy Federation ‘gain for arrangin’ this, and lookin’ forward to their next signin’ event with Kane freakin’ Hodder at their store!

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 THIS IS THE END!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Took a bit o’ time to get here, but partner, we promise the wait was worth it! One step closer to our epic Season Five finale, and things are literally heatin’ up as we make our big move to rescue everyone’s favorite apocalyptic goat from bein’ sacrificed in the name of kickstartin’ doomsday. There’s rapid fire action, high flyin’ tension, and plenty o’ laughs as we dish out our most ambitious episode yet!

As fer the movie we chose to review, it seems y’all are really bein’ thrown for a loop with this one. This Is The End ain’t yer typical horror flick and is much newer than the stuff we normally review, but that’s why we picked it. We always said we want to focus on more of the overlooked oddities folks should know ’bout, and this neglected “comedy” we had an instant love connection with is no different. Seems some of y’all’s reaction are polar opposites regardin’ it bein’ a Seth Rogen project, and while we trust him as an entertainin’ filmmaker, our praise for this film really boils down to its incredible execution for laugh and scares we would think alotta folks can connect with. We were so surprised and overwhelmed when we first saw This Is The End in theaters, it’s the last movie that made us excitedly round up as many amigos as we could for a second viewin’ in the same day!

We also want to give a shout-out to our amigo Danny Knightmare from the Horror Addicts fer squeezin’ his voicebox as the demonic lava surfin’ dude, Rebel Devil. We had some difficulty fillin’ that role and grateful for his savin’ the episode in the last minutes of its production. Now, that we’ve heard his radical take on the dude, we’re slappin’ ourselves in the face for thinkin’ anyone else coulda been cast as this character. Check Danny and the rest of his horrific family out at their YouTube channel, and Twitter!

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 FROM THE QUARANTINE ZONE!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Sorry it’s been so long since we last checked-in with ya, but we’ve been takin’ full advantage of this whole shut-in situation and workin’ ’round the clock to get the newest episode of Screaming Soup! out ASAFP! With only two episodes left this season, we’re ready to rescue Billy from the Iron Horsemen of Doom and bring this storyline to a close, but not at the expense of a high quality adventure to make it all well worth yer wait. Here’s a few sneak peek at what we’ve got so far!

Yep, it’s all comin’ together, and we’re animatin’ the final segment as we’re writin’ this. Once we’re done with that, it’ll just be a matter of throwin’ in the music and sound effects to deliver ya an all new wild weird west adventure reviewin’ ‘nother favorite flick of ours that maybe doesn’t get the recognition it deserves as a horror.

For fun, some of y’all been askin’ how we’ve been passin’ the time durin’ the quarantine. Well, when we’re not watchin’ horror flicks we’re archivin’ in our R-Rated Review Blog, we’re playin’ cartoons in the background for inspiration while we animate. Some of these we haven’t seen in a really long time, and others we’ve been meanin’ to check out and what better time than now? Watchin’ ’em in their entirety, our quarantined viewin’ includes Gargoyles, Darkwing Duck, James Bond Jr., ’90s Speed Racer, VR Troopers, Power Rangers in Space, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Ultraforce, Stone Protectors, My Pet Monster, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, Mighty Ducks, Avengers ’99, Spider-Man ’94 & ’81, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Captain Bucky O’ Hare, X-Men ’94, X-Men Evolution, Ducktales, Tron: Uprising, Ultimate Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys, Creepy Crawlers, Robocop, Robocop: Alpha Commando, New Adventures of Mighty Mouse, ProStars, Botsmaster, Stunt Dawgs, WildC.A.T.S., and Biker Mice From Mars. Phew! Surprised we hadn’t become one with our couch at this rate!

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 ST. PATTY’S CORONAVIRUS DAY!

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!

VOTE for Deadwest as yer favorite horror host for the 18th annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards! Simply copy paste “Favorite Horror Host: Deadwest from Screaming Soup!” into an email with your name and shoot that vote to taraco@aol.com by 3/29/20. To vote in the other award categories, check out the full ballot HERE.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT WASHING YOUR HANDS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Ya know, when ya stay in as much as we do to work on bringin’ y’all the best animated horror host show on the web, it’s amazin’ how much ya can miss in the outside world. The second we stick our head outta our hidey hole for a breather, we learn the world’s been turned upside down in the wake of this Coronavirus that’s been wreckin’ everyone’s plans lately.

Some kinda respiratory thing, the Coronavirus has been makin’ headlines as this big bad bug from the East, killin’ some recorded number of young’ns and seniors who’s developin’/dilapidated bodies can’t handle the strain of the virus’s symptoms. At first, a lotta folks were crackin’ jokes ’bout it all from internet memes of quarantined Corona beers to the cast of Saturday Night Live coughin’ for laughs, but now it all seems to have taken an unexpected turn. With reports of this thing slowly spreadin’ to the other side of the world, concerts are bein’ cancelled, sports are bein’ played without crowds on the sidelines, schools are suspendin’ certain programs, Disney parks are lockin’ tourists out of their kingdoms, and upcomin’ movie premiers are bein’ pushed back as far as November! We don’t mind waitin’ for Daniel Craig’s final Bond performance but Quiet Place 2? Really?

Even the bird and pig flu never converted this many folks into panicked germophobes. Like milk sandwiches durin’ a blizzard, stocks of hand sanitizer and paper surgical masks are non-existent in stores at this point. People are spooked of touchin’ the wrong thing or shakin’ the wrong hand and bein’ forced into a two week quarantine from the comfort of home. My go-to chuckle in all this noise is all the news breaks of yahoos who refuse to believe avoidin’ this epidemic is as simple as “washin’ yer hands.” There’s actual reports out there warnin’ citizens to avoid the followin’ strategies for reducin’ their risk of infection, meanin’ at least one clueless yokel thought these bogus claims would help ’em battle the coronavirus; masterbation, doin’ hard narcotics like blow, and drinkin’ bleach. In a world where fads have included teens drinkin’ hand sanitizer to get drunk and ingestin’ Tide pods for the sheer hell of it, it’s not that far fetched to imagine people givin’ these things a try, but come on!

The bigger joke to us are all the businesses exploitin’ the Coronavirus with a parade of “comfortin'” messages to anyone who’s ever shopped their stores. These bulletins ensure their valued customers they’re treatin’ the threat of the virus very seriously and takin’ every germ killin’ precaution imaginable, so you can shop without a worry in the world. In other words – we installed Purell dispenser by the door.

Anyway, we here at Screaming Soup! headquarters are fine and dandy for those who care to know, and ’bout ready to start animatin’ our next excitin’ episode as soon as we wrap up a short toon we’re pullin’ together for Wolfgang from the Ghouligans (that retired gang of horror hosts who guest starred in our review of the Slumber Party Massacre series). In the meantime, remember to be smart with yer hygiene, don’t believe every little thing ya read or hear on the internet, and don’t forget – we’re in the middle of an election year, so things like this often get blown waaay out of proportion as a means to someone’s political end.

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!

VOTE for Deadwest as yer favorite horror host for the 18th annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards! Simply copy paste “Favorite Horror Host: Deadwest from Screaming Soup!” into an email with your name and shoot that vote to taraco@aol.com by 3/29/20. To vote in the other award categories, check out the full ballot HERE.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT NEON MANIACS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! You’ve waited long ‘nough for it, so here it is. An all new episode of Screaming Soup! featurin’ a review of one of the most confusin’ slashers ever assembled – the Neon Maniacs! 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, Sluggo’s The Vortexx, and Mr. Lobo‘s OSI 74!

 

VOTE for Deadwest as yer favorite horror host for the 18th annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards! Simply copy paste “Favorite Horror Host: Deadwest from Screaming Soup!” into an email with your name and shoot that vote to taraco@aol.com by 3/29/20. To vote in the other award categories, check out the full ballot HERE.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT STREAMING SKIN!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Man, the campaign trail is hot as we work to get the word out we’re up for a Rondo Award right now. Eager to get as many votes as possible, we’re emailin’ ol’ amigos, hittin’ folks up on every social media platform we can think of, and even postin’ ads on popular message boards. But in all the hustlin’ we’ve been doin’, we were reminded of a few tactics we’d been meanin’ to try for helpin’ spread the word ’bout our show to horror fans still in the dark to our existence.

Willin’ to give almost anythin’ a shot for more exposure, one crazy idea we finally saw through is uploadin’ our vids to one of ’em skin streamin’ sites we always hear folks referrin’ to whenever they need some special “alone time.” We ain’t gonna say which site, mind ya, ’cause that’s not the point of this week’s post (and the fact we might be a little bit ashamed).

No sir, the reason we’re even botherin’ to tell y’all ’bout this is ’cause of the laughable non-sense we’ve been called down for by the site’s administrators. Without knowin’ if they’re real keyboard slappers or data scannin’ bots, this particular site we used for a test drive is a harsher censor than YouTube. Like YouTube, this site allows anyone to create an account and upload content for all to enjoy. We haven’t figured out if there’s anyway to make a buck off every time an ad for explodin’ dicks or bang buddy datin’ loops beside our videos yet, but we’re only focusin’ on how much attention this could swing toward the show right now. We mean, come on, our vid’s thumbnails are sure to stick out like a soar thumb in somebody’s search for whatever floats their boat, and ‘fore we know it, we’ll have curios new fans checkin’ our stuff out ‘tween turn ons.

Anyway, the funny thing is we all know how sensitive YouTube can be at times, and how they’ll shut yer stuff down without hesitation at the slightest transgression ‘gainst their policies. Copyrighted sounds, images, too much skin on skin action, cruel acts of violence, and crybaby yahoos bitchin’ ’bout rights to some public domain commercial from forever ago can all be used as strikes ‘gainst ya. Sometimes it’s a person puttin’ eyeballs on yer stuff to flag it for these things, sometimes it’s a digital demonoid whose only purpose is to suck all the fun outta life. But whichever it is, it somehow knows how to decipher cinema from home shot snuff. Ya upload a review of somethin’ like Toolbox Murders 2 or Frankenhooker, YouTube recognizes this footage as a product from Hollywood and not some Faces of Death fan video. We’re guessin’ they have all these movies archived in their databanks for their computers to identify as legal properties, a service this particular skin site doesn’t seem to have.

After uploadin’ our first season (10 episodes that’ve been happily playin’ on YouTube since 2014 without a hitch), we were automatically slapped with sassin’ messages statin’ some of our reviews were deemed unfit and removed without any option to argue back like folks always do on YouTube. The two in question were Deadgirl (S1E1) and The Asphyx (S1E2). Seems this particular site can’t tell the difference ‘tween movies and real life, so it bucked Deadgirl out for involvin’ “unwillin’ participants in a sexual act” and The Asphyx for “animal cruelty.” If ya seen the movies or our reviews, then ya know they’re right, but in the wrong context. Deadgirl’s an unwillin’ sex partner, ’cause she’s a feral zombie chained in a basement. A guinea pig is killed in an experiment in The Asphyx but gains immortality as a result. And again, they’re just movies we’re talkin’ ’bout. Obviously, none of it’s real!

We just find the whole thing funny and thought y’all might too. Lotta folks think of skin sites as these cyber cesspools of immoral filth corruptin’ the minds of the innocent, but there’s even things YouTube will play these sites want no part of! As for the rest of our season, they’re still up and runnin’ on this particular site, but it may just be a matter of time ‘fore someone or somethin’ wrongly flags the kill counts in ’em for snuff.

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!

VOTE for Deadwest as yer favorite horror host for the 18th annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards! Simply copy paste “Favorite Horror Host: Deadwest from Screaming Soup!” into an email with your name and shoot that vote to taraco@aol.com by 3/29/20. To vote in the other award categories, check out the full ballot HERE.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT RONDO AWARDS VOTING!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! We’ve got some great news this week. Thanks to y’all’s amazin’ support to help us gain more recognition as the web’s #1 animated horror host show, our screams have been heard, and Screaming Soup! has been officially nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Favorite Horror Host.

We did it!

But while we consider that nomination a big win for us, the toughest part has just begun as we gotta now rally y’all once more to send in yer votes so we can take home that beautiful bald head of a status symbol. And it’s fierce competition, let us tell ya. Not only are we up ‘gainst Svengoolie’s nine year winnin’ streak, but other big name hosts like Joe Bob Briggs and Elvira, not to mention friends like Mr. Lobo and Mummy and the Monkey. Yessir, there’s ‘nough room in the coffin fer all horror hosts, but only one Rondo Award!

So, let’s ride out and conquer, Scream Freaks! Read the directions below and let the Rondo Awards know the future of horror hostin’ is here!!

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

VOTE for Deadwest as yer favorite horror host for the 18th annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards! Simply copy paste “Favorite Horror Host: Deadwest from Screaming Soup!” into an email with your name and shoot that vote to taraco@aol.com by 3/29/20. To vote in the other award categories, check out the full ballot HERE.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT THIS WEEK’S UPDATE!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! We’re busy workin’ on the next excitin’ episode of Screaming Soup! fer y’all, so not a lot of time for updates this week. Here’s some sneak peeks at what’s comin’ up!

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

And don’t forget to visit the Rondo’s Classic Horror Film Board (click HERE to go directly to it), and take a minute to sign up with Taptalk so ya can comment on the forum and nominate Deadwest from Screaming Soup! for favorite horror host. Be sure to include our site address, ScreamingSoup.com, and a reason why ya want to nominate us as yer favorite.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT CROSSOVER BUZZ!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! ‘nother week, ‘nother step closer to the next excitin’ episode of Screaming Soup! Yessir, while we’ve got our noses to the grindstone to pump out the next chapter in “Hard Road to Hell,” we’re simultaneously plannin’ for episodes beyond that. We’ve got all new villains in the works, unseen corners of the Crosslands to develop, and are even networkin’ more crossovers with some horrific personalities ya may have heard of.

With our 50th episode on the horizon, we’ve got some horror host hall of famers on the line for a special appearance, but nothin’s a done deal just yet. Hopefully, these iconic titans of humorous commentary will take a shine to seein’ themselves animated, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

The one upcomin’ crossover we can spill the beans on, however, is the one y’all have been beggin’ for. Ya ready for this? We will be crossin’ paths with none other than — Doctor Wolfula!

Yup, we first heard of this fan favorite horror host through our amigos, the Horror Addicts, and have been pleasantly entertained by his YouTube vids for the couple of years we’ve been watchin’ ’em now. A hard workin’ reviewer since 2010 with a zombie punchin’ bag for a sidekick named Ghoulash, Doc is relentless with his fandom for all things Scooby-Doo and tirelessly explorin’ any and all avenues for reachin’ fans ‘cross the web. He switches his presentation styles up ‘tween live action and animation, interacts with his followers through live streamin’ avatars and motion capture, and has even started producin’ an online comic strip. What can’t this fella do?

Anyway, we’ve been teasin’ a crossover ‘tween our shows for a long time on Twitter and finally reached out to each other this week to make that happen. With an upcomin’ episode in mind, we pitched Doc a guest star appearance that brings him face to face with Deadwest at the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits, and he quickly agreed to do it. No spoilers, but this legendary meetin’ of the horror hosts will be occurrin’ in our 52nd episode. A little ways off, we know, but hey, it’s none the less excitin’!

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!

And don’t forget to visit the Rondo’s Classic Horror Film Board (click HERE to go directly to it), and take a minute to sign up with Taptalk so ya can comment on the forum and nominate Deadwest from Screaming Soup! for favorite horror host. Be sure to include our site address, ScreamingSoup.com, and a reason why ya want to nominate us as yer favorite.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

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