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!

SCREAMING AT THE RONDO AWARDS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Rockin’ and a rollin’ through these first weeks into the new year, we’re continuin’ to work our tails off to deliver the best animated horror host show to yer faces, and we’re comin’ closer and closer to releasin’ the next excitin’ episode as we speak. In the meantime, contemporaries of ours have alerted us it’s time ‘gain for one of the most coveted award seasons in the horror community – the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards or Rondos for short!

For those of ya in the dark, the Rondo is a prestigious symbol of acclaim ‘mong horror fans that’s been honorin’ a crazy spread of top shelf talent associated with classic horror since 2002. Modelin’ it’s awards after actor Rondo Hatton’s malformed mug (specifically from his role as the Creeper in Universal’s House of Horrors, but y’all probably recognize him best as the inspiration for Lothar’s make-up in The Rocketeer), these mini-busts are essentially love messages from fans, ’cause they’re the ones who vote on who they think is most deservin’ of these babies. Votin’ by an open ballot, fans have successfully helped creative individuals win in categories that include best movie commentary, magazine cover, comic book, toy, website . . .  and the whole reason we’re bringin’ all this up – favorite horror host!

You already know what we’re gonna say, Scream Freaks, so scream it with us – Let’s get us a Rondo!

Elvira’s got one, Count Gore De Vol’s got one, Svengoolie’s got a record breakin’ coffin full of ’em as the favorite host of this past decade practically . . . it’s time Screaming Soup! step in the arena and shake things up and show ’em how we’re reinventing horror hostin’ for the 21st century!

First things first. To be part of the ballot, we have to be nominated. Luckily, this is easy ‘nough. All anyone has to do is visit the Rondo’s Classic Horror Film Board (click HERE to go directly to it), take a minute to sign up with Taptalk so ya can comment on the forum, and when all that’s set-up, leave the board a message sayin’ ya want to nominate Deadwest from Screaming Soup! for favorite horror host and be sure to include our site address, ScreamingSoup.com, and a reason why ya want to nominate us as yer favorite. We only have ’til the end of January to get Rondo’s attention for addin’ us to the official ballot fans will be openly votin’ on 2/2/20, so giddy up, Scream Freaks and thank ya fer everythin’ ya do!

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 THAT OLD SCREAMS QUEENS REALITY SHOW!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! With the new year underway, we’re knockin’ our remainin’ side gigs out and workin’ harder than ever to get back to deliverin’ regular content on our YouTube channel for ya’ll. We’re catchin’ up with writin’ reviews for upcomin’ episodes, layin’ the groundwork for completin’ ideas we started in other vids, and back in the swing of animatin’ our adventures through hell. It feels great and helps to have Joe Bob Briggs’s Silver Bolo Award servin’ as a goal to work toward for the chance to be officially recognized by such a legendary host in the horror community.

Between stretches of our iron butt marathons at the computer and drawin’ desk, we’ve been veggin’ in front of the idiot box and bingin’ a guilty pleasure we just discovered. Browsin’ the Vidmark channel’s latest acquisitions on Roku, we stumbled ‘cross a show we never heard of called Scream Queens. Not that horror comedy with slashers after Emma Roberts, mind ya, but a short lived reality show from back in the day on VH1 featurin’ up and comin’ actresses competin’ to be in the Saw movies.

Minds blown!

As mentioned in our review of the Saw comic, we knew the franchise exploited its popularity with tons of merch, haunted house attractions, and roller coaster rides, but we would’ve never guessed it had a reality show, too!

The basic premise is ten aspirin’ actresses compete ‘gainst one ‘nother for eight weeks in a series of horror related actin’ challenges, and based on their performances, they either get a call back for a closer shot at bein’ in a major motion picture, or they get the ax. Each episode is broken into three phases: The girls begin with an actin’ challenge that features some element of horror to help ’em hone their skills as scream queen contenders, then they’re put through some group exercises by an actin’ coach, and finally gotta bring all these lessons together on a set where a director judges how well they take direction and adapt to the demands of the shoot. With the only constant bein’ actin’ coach John Homa ‘tween seasons, Saw’s favorite bad girl Shawnee Smith helped judge the first season as a mentor with a pre-Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn servin’ as the director, and season two switched ’em out with actress Jaime King and the director of the newer 2001 Maniacs movies, Tim Sullivan. We were surprised at first the producers at Lionsgate brought in Jaime King as a mentor ‘stead of ‘nother Saw actress to judge season two, but it made sense when we learned she had just starred in their remake of Troma’s Mother’s Day at the time which Saw alum worked on.

Anyway, as far as any sours are concerned, they’re pretty trivial and nothin’ that spoils the fun of the show. The biggest tick we get is whenever the judges from any season criticize the actresses for not meetin’ their definition of a scream queen they basically describe as a strong sexy survivor. Tell me if I’m wrong, but aren’t they describin’ the traits for the final girl? I mean, a final girl can be a scream queen, but the show’s called Scream Queens, and not all scream queens are final girls ya know? Just look at the careers of scream queen royalty like Brinke Stevens and Linnea Quigley. They played final girls, victims, villains, straight up screamers . . . it’s a very loose term that can really apply to any character type so long as they’re screamin’ bloody freakin’ murder in a horror movie.

And ‘course, ya can’t have a reality TV show starrin’ ten gals crammed in a house without some catty drama, and that’s somethin’ we can do without. Now, we’re fully aware of executives alterin’ footage and stagin’ situations to spice things up for the home audience, but regardless of that, we do believe in the competition itself and the girls actin’ their hearts out to win it. That said, anytime there’s a confrontation, we’re skeptical of it bein’ at all genuine and just wanna get back to the fun of the challenges. Luckily, only season two has any of this non-sense and the majority of it’s bitch slappin’ tension is relegated to one episode. The real drama should have been with wardrobe dressin’ these gals like they’re bein’ auctioned off for human traffickin’ in the ball room scenes.

Regardin’ the sweets of this eye candy parade, our joy for the show comes from watchin’ the challenges and how they all relate to makin’ horror movies. If you’re an actor or filmmaker, this show shares a lot of valuable tips, tricks, and trades in the movie makin’ industry ya can take away. These girls work with pools of blood, wires, stunts, motion capture, squibs, critters, make-up, and show just how much thought and emotion goes into every performance from the most subtle facial twitch to the biggest gesture. The most fun we have watchin’ is usually Homa’s actin’ classes which always result in a true comedy of errors with the girls strugglin’ to impress him.

The only thin’ we think is missin’ from all this that would make it more fun is the girls’ fandom for horror. Season two touched on this a little, but for the most part, we don’t know if these gals are just a bunch of hungry actresses usin’ the show as their foot in the door for that big break or if they grew up on a steady diet of Freddy and Jason movies and want to be the next Michelle Bauer or Jacqueline Lovell. We were especially surprised how uninterested they looked when told they’re workin’ with Debbie Rochon for a day or actin’ on the same sets used for movies like Saw and Leprechaun.

SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE OF Y’ALL CONVINCED TO WATCH!

With the prizes bein’ roles in Saw VI and Saw VII: The Final Chapter, Scream Queens only lasted two seasons. Tanedra Howard won the first competition and is the gal choppin’ her arm off in the beginnin’ of part six who comes back as one of the Jigsaw support group members in part seven. Gabby West won the next and final season and was cast as the girl screamin’ under the car trap that turns her into roadkill. A prize is a prize, and it’s awesome to be part of such a major franchise that played in theaters worldwide, but we find it funny how Gabby’s role paled in comparison to Tanedra’s. Tanedra got to flex her thespian chops with a legitimate performance that showed her range as an actress in scenes of varyin’ emotions with other actors. Gabby, on the other hand, was hogtied under a car screamin’. Eight weeks of intense competition provin’ she had the ability to outact a fierce pack of talent, and it was all to show she could scream under a spinnin’ tire on her back. It’s even funnier when ya wonder if her difficulty with blockin’ forced the filmmakers to put her in one of the most immobile roles in the movie.

The other fun part ’bout watchin’ a 10+ year old reality show like Scream Queens is seein’ just how these “life changing” roles affected these leadin’ ladies’ careers. Accordin’ to IMDb, Tanedra continues to have a steady TV career followin’ her stint in the Saw movies, her biggest role bein’ Tammy in a show called Black Boots. Gabby’s filmography, however, is more sporadic with large chunks of time ‘tween projects, her last recorded roles bein’ a couple of TV episodes in 2018. She was no fluke on Scream Queens, so hopefully Gabby’s applyin’ her talent to other uncredited avenues of filmmakin’ or at least the theater scene someplace. As for the other contestants who got the ax over the seasons, ’bout half of ’em seem to have stopped actin’ after a while, but the rest can still be found on TV and in movies like Christine Haeberman, Sarah Agor, Sarah Alami, Karlie Redd, Rosanna Pansino, Tai Davis, and Jessica Ortiz who’s currently one of the major players on ABC’s Station 19.

We’re not the biggest fans of reality shows, but Scream Queens has a lotta things we enjoy as fans of horror, filmmakin’, and purdy ladies. It’s a shame it was so closely tied to the Saw movies which were comin’ to a stoppin’ point at the time, ’cause we would love to see more of this show with potential scream queens fightin’ to be in even more upcomin’ franchise sequels like the new Halloween movies. Come on, Blumhouse, make it happen!

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 PAYDAY DELAYS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Y’all best take cover, ’cause Christmas is comin’ at us like its brakes are cut, and 2020 ain’t too far behind. Tarnations, the holidays are flyin’ by this year. Barely have any time to kick-back with some SoCo nog and soak it all in ya know? Not that we have that kind of time to spare anyway as the web’s #1 animated horror host show, ’cause we’re consistently keepin’ the wheels on our operation rollin’ to pump out more Screaming Soup! content in the near future.

Now, we freely admit we’ve been professionally distracted from maintainin’ the tight production schedule our show used to keep, but when folks start wavin’ money in our faces to work on other projects, can ya blame us for temporarily steppin’ away from our passion fueled project to earn a payday? Luckily, most of these side gigs have been quick turnarounds like drawin’ independent comics for friends and alternate covers for Full Moon’s Deadly Ten comics. There was this one job buildin’ a website, however, that took twice as long as predicted, and ate up a whole two months we weren’t prepared to lose.

But hey, Screaming Soup!’s still as active as ever in the meantime. Our first season’s been uploaded to Mr. Lobo’s OSI 74 channel, we pitched our show to an important rep at a big time animation studio we’re waitin’ to hear back from, still deliverin’ the Howl’n Hottie of the week, continuin’ to add new bite size movie reviews on our R-Rated Reviews blog, added more reviews of the latest comics we’re readin’ on our Sequential Slime blog, and created a page here on the site featurin’ all our art for Full Moon Comix.

Despite all that though, most y’all will be happy to hear the jobs are beginnin’ to die down, and we’ll have an easier time addin’ animatin’ back into our daily jugglin’ act for your sake and ours. Mark our words, Screaming Soup! season five will be wrapped next year or we’ll change the name of the show to Pukin’ Poop!

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!

PS

Here’s a Christmas CD ya probably never thought existed!

SCREAMING AT ELEVATOR PITCHES!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Well, we rocked Halloween, gobbled our way through Thanksgivin’, and now we’re slidin’ into Christmas, the holiday folks have been burstin’ at the seams to celebrate since August. Yup, for months we’ve been seein’ folks eagerly cover their homes in garish lights, slam their fridges with eggnog, and orchestrate full on drone attacks with those little terminator start-ups bombin’ neighborhoods with online goods they ordered in the comfort of their underwear. But as fun and relaxin’ as the holiday is, it’s also a lot of work, and we’re busy as it is bein’ the web’s #1 animated horror host show!

Like a couple of weeks ago. If y’all recall, we mentioned we were ’bout to hit up a convention where an important contact for a well-known animation studio would be in attendance, and we were dead set on gettin’ ’em to see our stuff. Well . . . we did just that. We found the very person we were lookin’ for, introduced ourselves when the moment was right, and as if karma was piggyback ridin’ the cosmic balance comin’ into alignment, curious bystanders saw our eye-catchin’ Screaming Soup! logos on our outfits and excitedly asked us ’bout our show as soon as we struck a conversation with the rep.

Right on cue, we flung open our portable DVD player with the show’s intro already playin’ and gave our best elevator pitch while handin’ ’em a folder containin’ our show’s bible ‘long with Screaming Soup! tradin’ cards, magnets, and a DVD featurin’ sample episodes in the back. Everyone’s eyes widened with joy from what they were lookin’ at, the rep told us how impressed they were with our pitch package and immediately told us they wanted to share it with their studio after Thanksgivin’. After a brief discussion regardin’ TV politics and show pitches to the head honchos of a studio, we exchanged business cards and happily parted ways. We feel really good ’bout this, Scream Freaks. Now, it’s just a finger-crossin’ waitin’ game as we hope our stuff impresses the big fish ‘nough for televised syndication.

Patience, y’all . . . this could be our wildest ride yet!

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 THANKSGIVING 2019!

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 UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Thought we’d drop-in real quick so ya didn’t think we abandoned y’all and catch up on what’s new with your favorite animated horror host show. Tarnations, simmer down! We know you’re hungry for another excitin’ episode of Screaming Soup!, but that’ll be served soon ‘nough. In the meantime, we’re cookin’ up some side dishes that, if we’re lucky, could be a big break for all of us!

Now, we’re no stranger to knockin’ on doors and askin’ networks to take a gander at our show for possible syndication. Independent streamin’ services have been the easiest to contact and work out mutual content-for-exposure deals, but the corporate ran operations aren’t as easy to rub elbows with. For years now, we’ve submitted numerous samples of our show to cable channels, emailed screeners to a handful of supposed program directors, and tweeted our stuff at countless TV station accounts on Twitter – all in the hope someone would recognize how special our content is and help Screaming Soup! reach a larger audience we know will love it as much as we do.

Recently, we became aware of an upcomin’ convention where a representative for a well-known animation studio will be in attendance, and we dropped everythin’ to prepare for such a rare occasion. With the chance to potentially pitch Screaming Soup! to someone who can help us take horror hosting to the next level, we put the petal to the metal and cranked out an awesomely wicked pitch package full of information on our show, its characters, the game changin’ direction Screaming Soup!’s takin’ horror hosting in for 21st century audiences, and a DVD full of content from past episodes to boot! We’d be flabbergasted at anyone who didn’t feel the same excitement every Scream Freak experiences when seein’ our show for the first time.

We’ll keep ya posted on how all this goes, but ’til then – fangs crossed, y’all!

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!

The illustrated spoils for the winner of Mandy‘s Halloween Movie Compilation Contest!

SCREAMING AT OSI 74!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Hope you had a speedy recovery from yer Halloween hootenannies without too much regret, ’cause the witchin’ season may be over, but we’re just kickin’ it into overdrive ’round here.

First off, you may have heard we were in attendance at the Reedy Reels Film Festival this past weekend ’cause  one of our misadventures was accepted as an animated short. Our show’s never hit this kinda artsy fartsy scene before, so it was quite the treat rubbin’ elbows with all walks of indie talents from ambitious filmmakers to up and comin’ actors. The free grub and happy hours didn’t hurt either! While we didn’t come away with any awards to speak of, we still felt like a success with every laugh we heard through the theater when our re-edited version of Deadwest Screams at Blood Diner played ‘cross the screen. Even better is when we got to go up on stage with fellow filmmakers whose films played durin’ the same block as ours and entertain the audience with our upcomin’ episodes of fightin’  demonic dung beetles on rivers of shit to stop the Iron Horsemen from damnin’ the Crosslands. Pretty tough act for flicks ’bout psycho bitches, Civil War spies, and narc comedies to follow we think.

Besides runnin’ into a emphatic audience member who became an instant fan of our show after it played, the best part of the festival was gettin’ to see a local horror director present his newest feature, A Nun’s Curse, starrin’ Sleep Away Camp‘s Felissa Rose as a homicidal nun. This guy and his crew did a great job hypin’ the film up with cool banners, buttons, and even a couple of guys dressed as nuns hangin’ in the back of the theater, but it unfortunately failed to meet the bar it set for me. I was expectin’ to enjoy a Tom and Jerry plot of a slasher movie but it endin’ up bein’ this talk heavy tour of a dilapidated prison that saves all its important deaths for the very end with some psychological switcheroos that completely ruined it for me. Fun experience ’cause of the festival but could be a lot better.

More sweet news that happened lately is our recent induction into Mr. Lobo‘s Roku channel, OSI 74! For those who don’t know, Mr. Lobo’s the horror host of Cinema Insomnia where he makes the case, “They’re not bad movies – just misunderstood.” If ya ever get the chance to read the man’s bio, he’s got a pretty impressive history with all kinds of creative endeavors from underground comics to starrin’ in the 2015 spin on Plan 9 From Outer Space. More recently, the legendary jack of all trades launched his own Roku channel featurin’ a sweet collection of entertainin’ programs. Similar to a UHF station, OSI 74 offers a line-up of original shows that include indie toons, space adventures, pop culture reviews, obscure flicks, and a variety of horror host programs that include Mr. Lobo himself, Veronique Von Venom, Lord Blood Rah, and even Sleazy P. Martini of GWAR fame.

We were hooked the second we stumblin’ ‘cross this one of a kind collaboration ‘mong hosts and been plannin’ to pitch our show as one of its programs for awhile. The only reason we held out so long is ’cause our original plan was to wrap up Screaming Soup!’s fifth season ‘fore we contacted Mr. Lobo, but with all the recent work we picked up drawin’ covers for Full Moon Comix impactin’ our production schedule, now seemed as good as any to continue gettin’ the word ’bout our show out and grow our fan base. So, after a few messages ‘tween us and Mr. Lobo, he liked what he saw, had us edit our kick-off season into 30 minute packages, and we’re now streamin’ on OSI 74 as we speak. Lotta thanks to Mr. Lobo for the exposure and ecstatic to be included in such good company of talented hosts. Get OSI 74 today and check it out, Scream Freaks!

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!

SCREAMING AT HALLOWEEN PARTY MUSIC!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Halloween’s still creepin’ up ’round the corner, but with this bein’ the last weekend of October, it’s high party time for all us spooks and ghouls ready to blow this holiday out! Trick ‘r treatin’ will still be reserved for the true calendar date of course, but the majority of us are ready to get the good times rollin’ with rowdy get-togethers full of costumed creeps, fright flicks, gross out grub, and most importantly — hauntin’ tunes that’ll rock ya to the bone!

Yessir, music ain’t our strongest area of trivia, but we sure as shootin’ love it, and that’s why we took it upon ourselves to compile what we consider the best playlist of horror related tunes to jam out to this Halloween. A nice mix of upbeat tracks with pops of mellow melodies to break it up, our list is comprised of over 300 songs we’ve hunted down over the years, all which have somethin’ to do with horror. Songs from all grades of horror movie soundtracks, ditties with dark lyrics, and terrifyin’ tunes sung by monstrous musicians we enjoy listenin’ to on a daily basis at the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits.

Now, ‘fore ya say anythin’, we admit we omitted some mainstream classics like “This is Halloween” from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sheb Wooley’s “Purple People Eater,” ‘long with fan favorite themes from Psycho, Halloween, and Tales From the Crypt. Not ’cause we forgot ’bout ’em, mind ya! This list was primarily made for our own entertainment as stuff we’d enjoy at a party, and those beats (as much as we like ’em) just aren’t things we wanna hear after a double play of Metallica or Alice Cooper ’cause they’re more ’bout buildin’ forebodin’ atmosphere versus lively fun. But hey, if that rocks yer boat the wrong way, than we encourage ya to use our playlist as a launchin’ pad for creatin’ your own mix of jack-o-lantern jams.

For a read-out of what’s on our playlist in the order they play, click HERE. Otherwise, hit the play button below and start barkin’ at the moon!

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

SCREAMING AT MEMORY OVERLOAD!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! You know, we can’t help but feel a little frustrated as horror hosts lately. As leadin’ influencers of horror entertainment, we strive to keep up with all the latest fright flicks while ‘pandin’ our encyclopedic knowledge of horror films in general. Scannin’ endless streamin’ services, checkin’ local theater listings, readin’ obscure movie review books — we’re always on the hunt for content worth sharin’ with y’all while ensurin’ our position as legitimate horror aficionados. The longer we do this, however, the more we realize there’s only so much one sick brain can retain!

Use to be, we could quote entire horror movies from beginnin’ to end with ‘nough spit leftover to share the most hardcore trivia no one asked for. A Nightmare on Elm Street series, the Evil Dead trilogy, John Carpenter films . . . we swam circles in the most mainstream horror titles, rewatchin’ the same monster movies over and over, ’cause we thought that’s all there was. In hindsight, it’s hilarious rememberin’ how frustrated we use to get thinkin’ there weren’t ‘nough horror movies to watch, forcin’ us to resort to an umpteenth viewin’ of Candyman 2 or Bride of Chucky. It wasn’t ’til we made the decision to be horror hosts we doubled down our efforts to dig up more content worth talkin’ ’bout and discovered an ocean of counterculture cinema we never knew existed!

At a rate of one to three horror movies a day, we’ve covered some considerable ground in the pursuit of knowledge these past few years (as documented in our R-Rated Review Blog) but startin’ to realize the cost of all that exposure. With us dedicatin’ so much time to only watchin’ stuff we haven’t seen, there’s rarely a time we ever rewatch anythin’ ‘less it’s for review purposes. That said, we’re shocked when we notice we haven’t watched a memorized favorite in years like Re-Animator or An American Werewolf in London, and find it surprisingly difficult to recall certain details like character names or theme music.

It’s kind of like a gag we saw in a season eight episode of Married . . . With Children, “Kelly Knows Something.” Al learns his daughter Kelly’s bimbo brain can actually retain a lot of sports trivia to help him win a gameshow, but there’s a limit to how much her cranium can hold. Whenever someone tells her somethin’ new, prior knowledge is lost to make room for that information which humorously puts her at risk for losin’ the game altogether. By comparison, we use to know everythin’ ’bout the Freddy and Jason movies, ’cause that’s all we regularly watched, but in an effort to become familiar with as many horror movies as we can from grades A through Z, chunks of grey matter dedicated to those nit picky factoids are bein’ divvied up so we can impress y’all we know a little somethin’ ’bout more ‘scure titles like Nightmare Beach or Sonny Boy.

Is it worth it? We think so, but it’s still a little embarassin’ when we claim to be such horror experts but can’t tell ya the name of the band screamin’ some rock tune in the background of a Michael Myers kill. Not that we’re livin’ in fear we’re gonna lose street cred with any of you, Scream Freaks, but this is just somethin’ that’s been kinda stickin’ in our craws lately. The one comfortin’ fact is seein’ horror host legends like Joe Bob Briggs even gettin’ stumped from time to time by fans quizzin’ him to name a particular horror flick on his show. That fella acts like his wrinkled muscle is a steel trap, but if even he can’t recall a few details out of the three lifetimes worth of movies he’s watched, then we think we’re in good company.

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 and Sluggo’s The Vortexx!

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