Howdy there, Scream Freaks! As you would have guessed it, things have been busy ’round our parts, and we’re hurryin’ as fast as we can to bring you the next excitin’ episode of Screaming Soup! Until then, there’s been plenty goin’ on behind the scenes we can’t wait to share with ya!

For starters, we can officially say we got one of the alternate covers for Full Moon Comix’ Dollman Kills the Full Moon Universe #3 due out ’round October! Yeehaw, that achievement feels real good, if we say so ourselves, and we can’t wait for y’all to see it along with the rest our work we did for them! For those of y’all keepin’ track, we got a page of art in the first and second issue, and now we’re one of the cover options for the third issue. So, if Dollman blowin’ up all your favorite Full Moon characters wasn’t enough incentive to buy the series already, now you know you’ll also be collectin’ artwork in these historic issues by us here at Screaming Soup!

All this excitement has definitely lit a fire under our asses to make more headway with our plans for a Screaming Soup! comic we mentioned a while back. It’s currently planned to be a four issue mini-series and will be a prequel that shares a few of our adventures in the Crosslands before settlin’ down at the Howl-Inn Grub and Spirits. We already have the plots figured out and started draftin’ page layouts which we just finished for the first issue. This goes against normal practice somewhat, but we’re gonna complete all four issues before hittin’ up potential publishers we have in mind for printin’ this series. We’re gonna make sure every issue is packed with humor, action, monsters, and content not already found in the show.

And while we’re on the topic of horror comics, be sure to swing by our latest reviews of what we’re readin’ on our Sequential Slime blog. There’s a lot of good horror movie tie-in comics hittin’ the racks right now, and we give ya our two cents on most of them issue by issue. We bitch ’bout the Army of Darkness/KISS crossover rehashin’ Raimi’s third Evil Dead flick for the umpteenth time, praise the latest Big Trouble in Little China mini-series, ride the fence on the brand spankin’ new books on Pumpkinhead and Jeepers Creepers, and fall into abysmal disappointment over Robocop’s latest storyline. Despite great artwork, it always comes down to story determinin’ how well these comics are received or not.

Before we forget, let us mention to ya we think the El Rey Network may have finally watched our Screaming Soup! submission for their animated edition of the People’s Network. We haven’t been officially notified or anythin’ yet, but we saw the YouTube views on that private video jumped a little which is GREAT, ’cause that means someone watched it at least three times. Fangs crossed that means one judge watched it and liked it enough to promote it ’round the office over there or somethin’. And if that weren’t enough excitement to keep us on the edge of our bar stool, we were remindin’ folks in a tweet ’bout our excitement over the return of legendary horror host Joe Bob Briggs on Shudder, and a fan replied with interest in seein’ the two of us in some kind of crossover. We fired back we have a script written for such a horrific ocassion, and Joe Bob directly hit us up wantin’ to read it! Toxic taco toadies, can you imagine the sonic boom thunderin’ ‘cross the lands from our heads explodin’ if somethin’ so surreal were to happen as Joe Bob Briggs doin’ a crossover with our show?!! Breath . . .

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’.

For all you fearmakers out there workin’ on your next scary feature, remember to shoot it our way as an entry in our Scream Freak Film Contest! Three winners will be reviewed in our 50th episode and promoted to all the Scream Freaks lookin’ for the next big thing Hollywood’s too scared to capitalize on. Deadline’s 8/20/18, so hurry!

Warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns currently playin’ on Beta Max TV and Sluggo’s The Vortexx!

See ya later, Scream Freaks!



Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Hope you enjoyed the 4th of July as much as we did. While you were shoving hot dogs in your faces, cannon balling into the shallow end, and running to the emergency room to treat firework injuries, we were having a Thing marathon!

The Thing has to be one of the scariest horrors imagined. That is, the alien from “John Carpenter’s The Thing.” The original Howard Hawks “Thing From Another World” was about a damn vegetable man trying to bash everyone. No, Carpenter definitely tapped into some great body horror with a whole reimagining of this monster attacking from the inside, representing what could arguably be a loose metaphor for fears at the time like AIDs. A monster whose every cell is its own entity, willing to do anything to survive, causing everyone who comes in contact with it to become paranoid and crazily anti-social for fear of being infected by the merest touch. Dark Horse comics was cool enough to continue the ’82 movie’s storyline in the 90’s with a few mini-series titled after the original movie, “Thing From Another World,” and was a great follow up for horror fans that didn’t disappoint. When interest picked back up in the late 2000’s to take another cinematic pass at such a influential movie, the filmmakers wisely told a story not even the comics did which is the obliteration of the Norwegian camp that dug up the Thing before it arrived at the American research station in the ’82 version. In retrospect, the 2011 story was good. The filmmaker really did their research, and the scene where the guy is combined into the 2 headed monster is pretty unsettling. The only shortcoming was the digital effects that just didn’t stand up to Rob Bottin’s slimy creature designs from the 80’s. It all felt too artificial and wasn’t really as gross as it should have been. We still hold the worst effect to be the transformation in the helicopter. It just didn’t look organic at all, but more like a jigsaw puzzle breaking apart with clean CGI wire innards blowing out!

Anyway, we got on a Thing kick and heard a KISS song recently that inspired us to edit together another Re-Make Re-Mix video for you Scream Freaks we hope you enjoy. It shows you all the good parts from the original Howard Hawks movies and most the goodies from the remakes. Enjoy!

And be on the lookout for the next episode of Screaming Soup! coming 7/20/15!

Otherwise, be sure you’re caught up with 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!

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