SCREAMING AT THE CANDYMAN HIMSELF!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Things have been a lot calmer since the premier of our 50th episode this Halloween, but we’re still hard at work bringin’ ya further adventures from the wild weird west with an upcomin’ season yer sure to go bonkers over. In the meantime, our amigos over at our favorite palace of plastic playtime from yesteryear and today, Toy Federation, have been keepin’ us in the loop with even more horror icons they booked in light of all the con cancellations this year, and this time ’round, they wrangled in the Candyman himself, Tony Todd!

While initially intimidated to meet the fella whose mere presence sends folks runnin’ outta room, we were surprised Tony’s actually a big cut up. Rather than spookin’ fans with his loomin’ stature or gravely voice, he spent the majority of his time jokin’ ’round, sharin’ recipes, and even snagged a couple of comedy routines with us for his Instagram which was beyond unbelievable. He ended up bein’ so entertainin’, it’s any wonder someone thought he could translate into one of the scariest supernatural killers to ever be captured on celluloid, but that’s just how talented of a thespian he is.

While on his good side, we persuaded Tony to give us a few minutes for an interview and got more than we bargained for with all kinds of silly reactions and answers we never saw comin’! It was a little harder to pull a theme together for the questions this time compared to past interviews at Toy Federation, ’cause Tony has such a varied body of work after more than 30 years in the actin’ biz, but we think it all worked out and made for one funny vid y’all are sure to enjoy below. Let us know what ya 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, Sluggo’s The Vortexx, and Mr. Lobo‘s OSI 74!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT THE SCREAM QUEEN NEXT DOOR, DANIELLE HARRIS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Boy, if y’all didn’t know better, you’d probably think we traded our digs at the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits for our new favorite toy store, Toy Federation, ’cause that’s where we spent ‘nother weekend diggin’ through collections of yesteryear and today’s action figures while wranglin’ in visitin’ horror legends for a friendly chat ’bout different odds and ends of their careers. This week, that lucky icon gets to be none other than horror’s favorite scream queen next door, Danielle Harris!

With the chance to shoot the breeze for a minute, we were hard pressed to ask Danielle anythin’ that wasn’t already covered in a bajillion interviews ‘cross the interweb, but did find a lack of information regardin’ her stint as lead rugrat in several toy commercials from the ’80s. Diggin’ up her past playin’ with high dollar hunks of plastic, Danielle was more than happy to skip down memory lane with us. Just watch the vid 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!

SCREAMING AT WEREWOLVES AND DR. PEPPER WITH DAVID NAUGHTON!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Sorry, it’s been awhile since we last checked in, but Halloween’s right ’round the corner, and we’re balls to the wall crankin’ out the goods to ensure we get y’all the long awaited finale to our fifth season that also happens to be -(GASP!)- our 50TH EPISODE!! Jumpin’ jack-o-lanterns, right? Yup, it’s an all out spooktacular as we wrap up everything from our descent into the bowels of hell, finally review the winnin’ flicks of our Scream Freak Film Contest, and party with most guest star cameos we’ve ever had. Just check out some of these sneak peeks!

In the meantime, we had to tear ourselves away from the grindstone when we heard Toy Federation was bringin’ ‘nother horror hall of famer ’round their parts, and it was none other than the American Werewolf himself, David Naughton! With the chance to bend his ear for a quick chat, we were hard pressed to ask David anythin’ he hadn’t already answered a bajillion times ’bout his time as a special effects werewolf but did find a lack of information regardin’ his time as Dr. Pepper’s fizz pushin’ pitchman he fondly mentioned on An American Werewolf in London‘s commentary track. Decidin’ to dig up his past as the face of a generation of peppers, David was more than happy to share his unexpected career in soda ads from the very first commercial to his questionable separation An American Werewolf in London might be to blame for. Just watch the vid 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!

SCREAMING AT JAMES WINBURN, HALLOWEEN’S FALL GUY!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Boy, if y’all didn’t know better, you’d probably think we traded our digs at the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits for our new favorite toy store, Toy Federation, ’cause that’s where we spent ‘nother weekend diggin’ through collections of plastic goods from yesteryear and today while shootin’ the breeze with horror legends. Ran by a swell bunch of horror lovin’ fan boys, these new amigos of ours are puttin’ their store to great use in the face of all the convention cancellations, makin’ it an intimate meetin’ ground for folks to continue seein’ stars from their favorite fright flicks.

This time ’round, they flew in seasoned stuntman James Winburn whose long and successful career is most celebrated for a fall he took from a second story balcony as Michael Myers in John Carpenter’s original Halloween. Bein’ one of the first actors in an exclusive club to play the infamous Shape, we were plenty excited to hear some of James’s stories from the set, but even happier he was willin’ to give Screaming Soup! a few minutes to talk ’bout his involvement with other cult classic movies and actors.

An easy goin’ workhorse, James was a hoot to talk to as he unloaded encyclopedias worth of old Hollywood knowledge on us. Talkin’ through recent dental work he had done, James shares his association with Michael Myers as a horror icon, recounts the horrifyin’ street violence surroundin’ the production of 1991’s Popcorn, recalls jokes he pulled on the set of Ilsa She-Wolf of the SS, fondly remembers the late Robert “Maniac Cop” Z’Dar, and shares some of the hardest hits he’s ever taken in the stunt business. In hindsight, the injuries segment’s a bit long, but we feel it’s important to document as much of these kinda stories as possible for the benefit of anyone interested in bein’ a stunt man and to really capture what a conversation with James is like.

There’s so many more of his movies we wanted to ask James ’bout (like the fact there’s a Gong Show movie), but we got a fantastic handful of behind the scenes stories ya ain’t gonna find anywhere else. Check the video out below, and 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!

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 EARTH STATION ONE PODCAST!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Once again we find ourselves coming face to skull with the curious cats surfing the net wanting a conversation with the web’s #1 animated horror host show, and we were all too willing to shoot the shit. This week we’re interviewed by our friends over at the Earth Station One Network who are hot on reporting all things geek! In retrospect, we probably didn’t talk enough about the show itself which is our bad, but live and learn you know? We’re sure they’ll be more to come. Click HERE to listen to this exclusive interview from earlier in April’15.

This interview was made possible from our brush with ESO co-host Michael Gordon who we first heard about after reading his indy comic “Tiki Zombie” which is a fun story he came up with about a bartender named Tiki Z who is cursed with a giant tiki head and protecting the island he lives on from all types of crazy characters with bad intentions. You should contact Michael directly and get a copy today! Below is our artsy thank you we sent him for bringing us onto the show with Tiki Z having to break up a drunken brawl Deadwest has in his bar. Michael was so impressed, he said he’d print it in his next Tiki Zombie comic he’s working on. Cool, huh?

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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SCREAMING AT MONSTER DOG & INTERVIEWS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Whoo doggy, it’s been one busy week so far, but we ain’t tired yet.

To kick this shindig off, we have an all new episode of Screaming Soup! for ya that’s a rocking celebration of the one and forever awesome Alice Cooper! Fuck 11, we’re jamming our Howl-Inn jukebox to freak’n 12 and enjoying some of Alice’s most memorable tunes while reviewing his 80’s horror flick, “Monster Dog.” Full of music, laughs, and glam rock werewolves, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this obscure treasure we stumbled across.

And if you’re interested, Tommy Finton of Youtube’s “Tommy Talks” has just conducted the first publically released video interview with us here at Screaming Soup! and spends an hour chatting with us about Screaming Soup’s inspirations, goals, and general opinion on the horror genre. Tommy’s been a real pleasure to meet, and we’ll be tuned in to see him guest on Comedy Central’s “Tosh.O” Tuesday 5/5/15 at 10pm EST. You can check out his Youtube channel HERE.

Other than that, be sure to catch up on all the latest Screaming Soup! episodes so far for season 2 and don’t forget to check out the newest additions to our Gallery for you art fans out there! 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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