SCREAMING AT THE BLAIR WITCH!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Simmer down now, we haven’t seen the new Blair Witch yet but plan on watching it tonight. Fangs crossed it doesn’t just recycle everything from the original. I can only hope we go beyond shaky cams and endless screaming in the woods to actually having witches and other demonic forces chargin’ the screen with a little bit of blood and gore given the budget and technology this series has at its disposal now.

Would you believe some of us didn’t even watch The Blair Witch Project until a handful of years ago! When the original came out, there were so many spoofs made about it from Scary Movie to Scooby-Doo commercials on Cartoon Network and porn parodies like the Bare Wench Project (with B-goddess Julie Strain we might add), several of us felt like we saw the movie already. And after finally sitting our tailbones down and viewing it from reel to reel, we were pretty much right! Still no shame in seeing Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows in the theaters years before checking out the original marketing moneymaker (but we are ashamed of being suckered by the Sci-fi Channel special that promoted the film as real found footage.).

Anyway, working hard on preparing Screaming Soup! Season 4 for 2017, excited about this upcoming episode 9/20/16 with a special cameo by Michael Gordon’s comic book creation, Tiki Zombie (tikizombie.net), still watching buttloads of ’80s slasher movies on YouTube, and picking up some more comics this week which should pop up on our Sequential Slime blog later next week. So, lots going on, gotta go, and see you next week for the all new episode where we review Pinata Survival Island!

As a reminder, 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!

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SCREAMING AT MORE YOUTUBE MARATHONS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! We almost missed this week’s update , because we’re still glued to the TV watching YouTube video after YouTube video of ’80s slasher flicks digital bootleggers put up. Two-headed show ponies, we never knew there was so much, and we keep finding more!

Hopefully you’re still keeping up with our R-Rated Reviews and see what we’re watching. Some films are eeeehhh, but others are stomach dropping, hair raising, shots of Wa-Pow! to the kisser! We find it funny how we find so many bad movies from the ’80s more tolerable than a lot of the cheaply filmed shit that comes out today. Probably because back then, if you wanted to make a movie, you had to actually work at it! Folks during the ’80s didn’t have cameras on every digital device, allowing dimwits to cobble together shaky cam bullshit with no regard for the art behind filmmaking. No, sir. Making a movie used to be more of a life changing operation, and only the truly committed saw it through. Wrestling with lights, renting filming equipment, investing in expensive footage to film on and then develop . . . there used to be way more care and thought before today’s simple point and shoot mentality. And when you invest that much time, money, and effort into a production, you damn well saw it through as best you could.

Enough of that soapbox jabber! We’re gettin’ back to reviewing/watching more bottom of the barrel entertainment, but look below for YouTube links to some of the better films we’ve seen recently.

As a reminder, 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!

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Microwave Massacre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ap82N6ok5o
Nailgun Massacre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCHrCq90ySI
Flesh Eating Mothers:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQli5FbelUo
Fatal Games:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlDdbOTgA7Q
Iced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUtDso2ii2E

SCREAMING AT ’80s SLASHERS ON YOUTUBE!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! It’s been a busy busy week, I tell you what! Now, there’s plenty of you horror hounds out there tweeting requests for us to give ya our 2 cents on everything from your favorite B-movies to cartoons and video games, and we’re more than happy to oblige! Problem is, however, animation is a long and tedious process that limits how many of these requests we can get to with a full blown animated adventure. Our compromise? The R-Rated Review blog!

Here, we update you every week on what we’ve been watching from bootleg DVDs of forgotten horrors from yesteryear to the Imax blockbusters of today. We can’t give ya a full blown course of an animated review for everything we see, but we can easily feed ya some snack size opinions that clearly give ya our quick and dirty rundown of a film’s worth.

Another problem with review requests is whether or not we have the movies you want us to watch and shoot the shit about. We’ve got a huge collection of horror we’re adding to every month, but our wish list of movies is pretty long before we can turn to hunting down and purchasing what you want us to see. But then there’s the Scream Freaks we love who make things easy by either mailing their requested movies to us for review or send us links to videos online.

Thanks to these loyal Scream Freaks, we’ve been made aware of some more obscure slasher films we’ve never seen from the ’80s, and those fans even provided us with Youtube links to watch them all! Sure some of them are poor bootleg quality, but they’re all watchable and free until some higher force takes them down. Honoring the fans, we’ve pretty much been shut ins the last couple of weeks watching these B-movies one after another, constantly adding to the R-Rated Review blog. Because those Scream Freaks were nice enough to share this nostalgic entertainment with us, we want to share it with you. Check out the links below, and see what we think about them in our blog after watching them or use our reviews to help choose some horrific entertainment!

As a reminder, 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!

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Special thanks to the Scream Freaks who provided these. You know who you are!

the children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGEjRKlJJhI
island claws https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PhFEMQy08Y
The Rejuvenator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKXXdhi5TGw
The Wild Beasts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDFjprQLg70
Mongrel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXFefoVP7hI
The Demon Murder Case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD1SxXMZtR4
Night Of The Demon (1980) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsUsljWrH2k
Blood Beach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11DZaPMivE4
The Demon (1981) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_keELkpuGPk
Don’t Go To Sleep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz-CqZ_1uTY
Berserker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvbkvc5tsBU
Bloodbeat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfan-ozeITY
Blood Tracks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wm-tRAMmBs
Ghostkeeper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZD3OhBxlvE
Slaughterhouse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vuD_AZI_ME
Offerings (1989) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rugzZFpTIhg
Spookies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKWjjhYEdRM
The Midnight Hour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMMCG–ex_8
Attack of the Beast Creatures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4dMP6y_6Ro
Blood Song (1982) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU4HC9Z2tlw

SCREAMING AT JESSE JAMES MEETS FRANKENSTEIN’S DAUGHTER!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Start poppin’ that popcorn and pour some alcohol in your soda as we kick back for another exciting episode of Screaming Soup! Buzzkill’s still got the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits under his thumb and help is still being recruited for taking him and his monster misfits out. This time the road to victory leads us to legends in both western and horror with the oddball combo of Jesse James and Maria Frankenstein!

These nuts first met in Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter which obviously becomes our flick to review this episode. It’s a different kind of film with its genre mish-mashing that’s a hit and miss from scene to scene, but had enough going on in it for us to have some fun stuff to shoot the shit about. Hopefully without too much trouble from the voodoo hoodoo gang that runs the restaurant we’re meeting them at!

And a special thanks to the Grim Reaper from Your Final Answer for putting up with Buzzkill as a guest star. Check out the Reaper’s website (paradeofhorrorables.com), and subscribe to his Youtube page!!

Still reading this? Skip down and watch the vid already!

As a reminder, 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 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 ANOTHER BLOG ENTRY!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! This summer’s truly flyin’ by our sunburnt mugs, but that’s okay, ’cause it means Halloween’s just around the corner! Still a ways off, we know, but we’ve been busting our tailbones to get things shaking around here in time for the most ass kicking shindig of the year.

We’ve already got production underway for Screaming Soup! Season 4 which is easily proving to be the biggest undertaking of our show, and might just blow the horror community up with all the excitement we hope it’ll generate. Don’t want to say too much more about that surprise yet, but all will be revealed in our Halloween episode 10/20/16. We’re also working on fixing our website’s background layout for those few fans experiencing issues, and we’re looking into setting up some donation links through Youtube and Patreon.

The reason we’re looking at receiving donations is because there are a lot of things we wanna see done with our show and characters but are either spread thin workwise or simply lack the revenue to see some things happen. We’ve got plenty of ideas for trading cards, comics, game apps, a convention booth for appearances, etc., but animation takes so much time it’s almost impossible to complete it all as quickly as we’d like to see it done. With donations, however, we can support other artists and commission a lot of that kind of work and get more Screaming Soup! merch in your hands and quickly. Just need to get that up and running, and see where it goes from there!

Heads up next week, because we’ll be posting our next entry in the Graphic Violence review series 8/10/16 and will be taking a look back at the Little Monsters movie and its 6 issue mini-series from Now Comics. Sure to be informative and fun all at the same time!

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!

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SCREAMING AT SPRAINS AND BEYOND!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! What a busy and frustrating week it’s been. First off, our lead animator sprained their wrist connected to their artistic hand and had to lay off the creative stuff a few days. He tried pushing through the pain a day or 2 but ultimately gave in to some needed r & r. He’s back in the saddle and happily animating away now, but he was incredibly depressed not being able to work with our gang of cartoon monsters for most of last week.

To raise morale during his hiatus, we caught up with friends over the weekend, some who asked for all kinds of support. We helped a filmmaker round up a beer slinging audience at an improv show to be extras watching a prison execution scene for a short they’re shooting. Ate the most expensive bland food anyone’s ever put deniro down for at a pretentious hole in the wall shit bar to listen to a partner’s band play. And had to pass on the new Lights Out flick, because everyone wanted to watch the new Star Trek sequel. Star Trek Beyond was good, mind ya, but Lights Out’s getting’ a lot of praise, and we gotta see why!

So, interesting week overall, but we’re firing on all pistons again and prepping the next secondary vid that’ll be posted 8/10/16. We don’t wanna give away what that vid is just yet, but we will say it’ll be another Graphic Violence review!

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!

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SCREAMING AT TICKS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Down a glass of raw protein and prepare to break a sweat, ’cause we’re going to the gym! Not to shred our bods mind ya, but to recruit the first folk on Frankenhooker’s list of the Crossland’s toughest umbres for helping take back the Howl-Inn from Buzzkill and his monster misfits. Yessir, we introduce a lot of new faces this episode with the arrival of Brainbasher, Roogaroo, and the mountains of might known as the Ticking Time Bombs who prove to be less than cooperative.

The Ticking Time Bombs did help inspire this month’s review at least, a nature gone wrong flick from the ’90s called Ticks. Starring Seth Green, Carlton from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Clint “Infested” Howard, this movie pits troubled campers against dopey dope farmers and giant ‘roid raging ticks they accidentally create. Solid teen performances and great special effects, you have to watch why this is easily one of our favorite bug movies below!

Also wanted to let you Scream Freaks know we swung by the theater this past weekend and checked out the new Ghostbusters that’s all but broken the internet. We came out the other side with surprisingly differing opinions and provide 2 different reviews. We have the flash fry review in our weekly R-Rated Reviews page, and provide a more in depth review by Mandy in a new blog HERE. Enjoy!

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 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! In case you didn’t know, the ’80s was a major turning point for youngn’s entertainment. Not only was the toy market being driven by popular cartoons many criticized for being half hour commercials, but the wholesome family image began to slip, giving way to more gruesome forms of fun. There were crazy looking products of bizarre nature like Madballs, Real Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and most importantly . . . the Garbage Pail Kids!

In response to the Cabbage Patch Kids craze, Topps spoofed the cabbage cult with trading cards that mirrored the creepy dolls in horrifically twisted parodies and became a runaway success with the kiddies. Topps experienced popular responses to macabre cards before with their previous Mars Attacks! and Civil War News card sets back in the day, so they were more than familiar with what kind of dark images youngn’s wanted to see, and pumped out an ass load of them before petering out in the late ’80s.

Decades later, and we’re still enjoying these sick cards! The detailed art, the dark humor, the roster of unforgettable characters, and we still have lightning bolts of joy shoot through us every time we see new merchandise hit the shelves that’s 30 years overdue. And speaking of overdue, nothing was more so than the canceled Garbage Pail Kids cartoon series!

You read right. The same year the less than favorable GPK movie was released, CBS produced a Garbage Pail Kids cartoon series. Before the show could air on its first TV, however, the angry parents of yesteryear believed it would be every bit as despicable as the cards and convinced the CBS execs to give it the axe. Since then, it’s been locked away until receiving a second chance on DVD in the mid-2000s. Like a secret blast from the past, this shamed series is now up for grabs for all GPK fans such as ourselves, and we give it a look in the vid below to see just what all the fuss was about back then. Hope you enjoy it!

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 PURGE: ELECTION YEAR!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! It’s sure been one hell of a fourth with misfiring fireworks and American flag cakes churning our insides green. But by the end, most everyone came out with their limbs, eyebrows, and humility intact, and we all ended the stuffy night throwing back beers around the TV while watching the annual Jaws marathon. You know, we love that silly shark, but much like Jaws 4, it gets old after awhile.

That’s why this year we opted to expand our horror palate with a marathon of the Purge movies, given the newest installment just hit theaters in time to make us rethink our votes this election season. Some of us hadn’t seen any of the Purge films before, and it wasn’t because we refused to, but we simply didn’t make it a priority. Thanks to encouragement from those who gave this series the thumbs up, however, we finally sat our tailbones down and peeled our eyes to see what all the fuss was about.

Jumpin’ jack’o lanterns! We expected these films to be decent at best, but they were actually pretty damn good. For the clueless, the story is a future America has a new government in place that solves society’s problems by allowing Americans 1 night out of the year to purge their pent up angst and hostility in whatever fashion they choose, even if it’s murder. The first movie shows this purge event through the eyes of a rich family forced to defend themselves against purgers after a man they unexpectedly shelter, and the second is more from the poor’s perspective which we thought was the best of the trilogy. Purge: Anarchy is a balls to the wall adrenaline rollercoaster that’s like The Running Man meets Escape From New York with a Punisher wannabe playing hero to a group of passives he helps protect against all levels of violent crazies. It was always on the go, you never knew who was going to die or what crazy shit to expect. Highly impressed, we were more than willing to check out the next sequel, Purge: Election Year, on the big screen.

In this 3rd installment, the purge has been around for at least 20 years, and Senator Roan has had enough. Closing in to win the presidency, Roan will have the power to abolish the national holiday once and for all, but not if the new founding fathers can stop her. Taking advantage of the latest purge night, they hire some big guns and sick a white power army after her, all of who get their asses whipped by Roan’s bodyguard, Barnes, the Punisher wannabe from the last movie. The ambush forces them in the open and leaves them running through the underbelly of the nation’s capital, fighting tooth and nail to survive the night with the help of a deli-man’s crew and an underground purge resistance.

This sequel is a smart progression for the Purge series. We’ve seen how both ends of the social class celebrate and combat the annual “Halloween for adults,” and now we get more insight into the people in power behind the night itself. The main characters like Roan and Barnes are kinda static, with more minor characters like the purge rebels carrying the major decisive points of the film. There’s lots of action like bullets blowing through people’s heads, on screen beheadings, and girls getting run over, but we did kind of wish the gore could have been pushed a little more. We figure this might have been downplayed for an R rating or even to mirror protagonists’ viewpoints with the filmmakers refusing to glorify the violence which is sort of the point of the films. But the filmmakers still could have done a better job creating a sense of uneasiness in this sequel, leaving us afraid any of the characters could die next. Halfway through the movie, we felt pretty secure the main characters were probably going to make it to the end alright and lost a lot of that edge of our seat intensity we relished in Anarchy.

Overall, Purge: Election Year is an engaging film, maintaing the spirit of the first 2 films while raising the stakes and expanding the Purge universe, and is anything but boring and repetitive. To see how we rate it and the other Purge films, visit our R-Rated Reviews page!

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!

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