SCREAMING AT CENSORSHIP!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! While you’ve been enjoyin’ animated bloodshed between your 2 favorite indie film companies, there’s been struggles of other sorts behind the scenes. When we first imagined Troma vs Full Moon, we thought it would be amazin’ to get the actual companies involved. No deals, obligations or contracts – just good ol’ fashion fun that gives somethin’ back to the filmmakers who entertained us for so many years.

The pitch was simple enough. Our show humorously parodies their characters in a ridiculous feud, and we review Full Moon and Troma movies we think horror/sci-fi fans need to know about. All covered under Fair Use which legally allows such works to exist like South Park and Robot Chicken. Because Troma vs Full Moon is meant to be a gift for everyone in the horror community to enjoy, we didn’t want any profit off these videos and even went as far as tellin’ Full Moon and Troma they could have the episodes to monetize on their own YouTube channels and streamin’ services. We even shared the full rundown for the season and made adjustments upon request to best promote each company respectively and any films they have comin’ up.

Needless to say, Full Moon loved the idea and recognized it for the win win situation it provided with opportunities for cross promotions, a chance to hype up their internet presence, and see its characters animated. Troma, on the other hand, wasn’t as enthusiastic and ultimately chose to not participate in the end. After several attempts to plead our case for this being a non-profit parody review produced by long time fans who have nothin’ but respect for their material and would only promote their films, we are unfortunately forced to cut Troma out of this fantasy fight.

What does this mean for this season? We’re still movin’ forward with Full Moon’s participation, but will be censorin’ everythin’ to do with Troma, minus the reviews of their movies. At this point, it’s our honest belief the power to turn this whole thing around resides with you Scream Freaks. We can’t explain or understand why Troma of all companies would want to put the brakes on something as independent as this endeavor of love, but maybe your voice can be enough to convince them otherwise.

Email ’em, tweet ’em, Facebook messege ’em, reach Troma however you can and let them know how badly you want to see this season in its full animated glory. And maybe, just maybe, they’ll finally understand there’s no harm in any of this and give us the green light to run free with it.

We respect Troma’s wishes in the meantime, continue to enjoy their films, and don’t harbor any ugly feelin’s over this matter. In all this confusion, however, we can’t help but come back to things Lloyd Kaufman’s written in the past:

“Support independent films, comics and websites! Don’t take ‘NO’ for an answer!”
The New Adventures of the Toxic Avenger #1 introduction.

“-because of the success, and especially the fame of the Toxic Avenger, it is impossible for even me to see the character clearly. Toxie doesn’t belong to me – he’s come to mean too much to other people.”
All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned From the Toxic Avenger (pg. 154)

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 YouTube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

Warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns currently scheduled to play on Beta Max TV ( Sat. 3/4/17 @ 9pm EST) and Sluggo’s The Vortexx (Wed. 3/1/17 @ sometime after 9PM EST)!

If you need the hook-up with instant Troma and Full Moon movies, we’d suggest watching Troma’s films for free on their Youtube channel, and you can get full access to Full Moon’s catalog of work from their movies to their Videozone clips at Full Moon Streaming and their Amazon channel.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

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SCREAMING AT TEENAGE CATGIRLS IN HEAT VS SORORITY BABES IN SLIME BOWL-O-RAMA!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Wooo doggy! We’re only 2 episodes into this war of the independent Bs, and things are heatin’ up! We head back to the Howl-Inn Grub & Spirits for a breather and find some of the war’s secretly spilled over into the basement where our favorite Scream Queen, Linnea Quigley, is throwin’ down with some sassy cat girls from Troma. Good times, plenty o’ drinks, and one hell of an endin’!

This episode also gives you a peek at Troma’s base which is a chunk of Tromaville magically transported to the Crosslands with the rest of Troma’s mutants and psycho gangs. And like Full Moon’s Charles Band sharin’ words of wisdom with his creations last episode, this opens with Lloyd Kaufman bein’ summoned by his characters . . . sorta. The original intention was for Lloyd to make a live cameo like Charlie did, but he unfortunately couldn’t participate at this time, leavin’ us to resort to the next best thing with a blatant lunch sack puppet parody. Maybe he’ll join the fun further into the season, but that’s what’s happenin’ with all that.

We’re also happy to announce an idea we’ve been playin’ around with, the “Spot the Dollman Challenge!” For the rest of the season, we’re gonna play an I Spy game with Full Moon’s 13 inch cop bein’ hidden among the animation from now ’til episode #40. The first Scream Freak to spot the Dollman and email ScreamingSoup@gmail.com a screen shot or video time code of Dollman’s appearance wins a random Full Moon DVD and a signed piece of Screaming Soup! artwork. Pretty cool, huh? Our first winner this season is Jared Johnson from Paradise, CA. Congrats, Jared!

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 YouTube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

Warm up some Screaming Soup! leftovers with reruns currently scheduled to play on Beta Max TV ( Sat. 2/25/17 @ 9pm EST).

If you need the hook-up with instant Troma and Full Moon movies, we’d suggest watching Troma’s films at Troma Now and their Youtube channel, and you can get full access to Full Moon’s catalog of work from their movies to their Videozone clips at Full Moon Streaming and their Amazon channel.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!


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SCREAMING AT THE BYE BYE MAN!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! So far so good with the war between Troma and Full Moon, but as fun as watchin’ mutants and aliens beat the shit out of each other is, it’s good to get away sometimes, you know? This past weekend we took shelter at the Screamplex for a breather and caught a flick some of you have been warned not to think or speak of called The Bye Bye Man. We walked out the theater pretty impressed with it, Mandy especially. So much so, she asked if she could share her thoughts on the monster flick with ya, so here it is:

The Bye Bye Man

“Let’s start with the name.

I got chills the first time I saw a cardboard prop bearing the seemingly innocuous moniker. Years of horror archived in my brain referenced that moment when a child lets the grown-ups know something is amiss. Due to little ones’ limited vocabulary, they tend to name the impending evil something familiar—perhaps something they’ve heard in a fairy tale or a nursery rhyme. We wonder if the child, who’s officially become prey, has any idea what kind of shit storm is about to rain down on his life, and we know the adults are clueless.

If you’re thinking of poor Carol Anne in Poltergeist or hearing “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you” right now—you’ve got the right idea but the wrong movie. The Internet is teeming with lofty language about The Bye Bye Man, a film critics are calling banal and derivative. Speaking as someone who often fights the undertow of the mainstream, I have to say there was lots to like about this tale of a relentless supernatural slasher:

  • Douglas Smith’s performance – As leading man, Elliot, the former Percy Jackson actor eradicated the need for a final girl
  • The warm, retro feel of the film, which was provided in context and not forced as a gimmick
  • The fact that viewers had a chance to get invested in the characters before the killing started; regardless of whether we loved them all, the relationships were solid
  • A freak ass bonus monster whose first appearance is not exactly a jump scare but a “WHAT just happened?” kind of happy moment for horror enthusiasts
  • A pivotal appearance by a Hollywood icon (don’t IMDB or Google if you don’t know) who provides another “WHAT?” followed by happy horrified laughter from the crowd

I’ve already alerted the spoilers, so let’s wrap this up.

Remember, we knew very little about Freddy during the first Nightmare movie. The Bye Bye Man could take a cue from Craven’s masterpiece: Keep the killer in the shadows and torture the cast even more.

Walking away from this one, I hope it follows the path I envision for It Follows – multiple sequels—none ridiculous. With the right framework, Doug Jones could make the eponymous killer another Krueger. My next move will be to research the author of the original story, Robert Damon Schneck. Wikipedia says he’s an American author who specializes in “anomalous phenomena” … Cue The Muppets: Phenomenon. Seriously, I hear he’s creepy. Maybe I shouldn’t say it or think it.

If you thought the film was a lame remix of other stories, use that to fuel your own ideas. There’s a fine line between creative and crazy. Sometimes we need to use that line as a jump rope.

For now, Scream Freaks, this is bye bye.”

-Mandy

Thanks, Mandy! Be sure to tell Mandy what ya think at her Twitter, @ScreamWithMandy!

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 YouTube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

If you need the hook-up with instant Troma and Full Moon movies, we’d suggest watching Troma’s films at Troma Now and their Youtube channel, and you can get full access to Full Moon’s catalog of work from their movies to their Videozone clips at Full Moon Streaming and their Amazon channel.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

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SCREAMING AT TROMAGGOTS VS SHRUNKEN HEADS!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Today is one momentous occasion as we crack open a big ol’ toxic barrel of sci-fi whoop-ass in our most ambitious season yet, Troma vs Full Moon! Yessir, it’s east coast vs west coast, mutants vs aliens, no budget vs more budget as B movies’ last warriors go toe to toe in this fantasy mash-up with your favorite animated horror host reffing the whole shebang!

This premier episode, we’re warmin’ up with reviews of some lesser known movies from Troma and Full Moon, Attack of the Tromaggot and Shrunken Heads. Both are pretty unique films from the warped imaginations of composer Danny Elfman’s brother and kids from Berlin, offerin’ plenty of what the fuck moments, monsters, and craziness you gotta see! We also need to give a HUGE shout out to Charles Band for Full Moon’s support for this event and goin’ as far as givin’ us some cameos to pepper in this season. We’re still workin’ on swingin’ some cameos from Lloyd Kaufman, but Troma’s involvement has unfortunately gone back into limbo for the foreseeable future at this time. Sucks, we know.

Reminder reruns of our show will premier on Beta Max TV 1/21/17 at 8pm durin’ a livestream line-up of horror host shows, and then we’ll be added to their video on demand section ’til the next scheduled rerun. Our first appearance on The Vortexx was this past Wednesday and went well, so we’ll continue bein’ in their scheduled line-up as well. Definitely check these channels out and enjoy some of the talent we’re joinin’ like the Mummy and the Monkey, My Gal the Zombie, and the Cinema Snob.

Other than that, catch up on all past Screaming Soup! Seasons, 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.

If you need the hook-up with instant Troma and Full Moon movies, we’d suggest watching Troma’s films at Troma Now and their Youtube channel, and you can get full access to Full Moon’s catalog of work from their movies to their Videozone clips at Full Moon Streaming and their Amazon channel.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

SCREAMING AT THE COUNTDOWN TO SEASON 4!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Our claws are shakin’, nervous sweat’s runnin’ down our gnarled faces, and our skin’s literally crawlin’ with excitement as we watch the clock tick down the final days before we open a whole can of animated mayhem with our epic new season, Troma vs Full Moon!

Things are in overdrive at Screaming Soup! headquarters as 2017 promises to be a BIG year for the show! Obviously, one big reason for that is the Troma vs Full Moon fight premierin’ 1/20/17.  This war is somethin’ horror/sci-fi fans like ourselves have wanted to see for a looong time and is sure to stir up fans of both film houses like never before. It’s even more excitin’ with Full Moon and Troma throwin’ their support behind the fun, givin’ us the thumbs up to go crazy. And if that weren’t cool enough, head honchos Charles Band and Lloyd Kaufman are gracious enough to film some cameo footage for us to pepper in the whole shebang. How freakin’ awesome is that?!

Other plans we have in the works for this year is hittin’ up different programs for Screaming Soup! to join in the hopes of reaching a wider audience. As of this week, we’ve been accepted by not one but two new families of like minded horror hosts! Weekly reruns of Screaming Soup! seasons 1-3 can now be seen on Beta Max TV and Sluggo’s The Vortexx which are pretty happenin’ channels full of demented content. Our Beta Max TV premier will be 1/21/17 at 8pm durin’ a livestream line-up of horror host shows, and then we’ll be added to their video on demand section ’til the next scheduled rerun. Our first appearance on The Vortexx is scheduled for 1/18/17 sometime from 10:30pm-11pm. Definitely check out the channels ahead of time and enjoy some of the talent we’ll be joinin’ like the Mummy and the Monkey along with the Cinema Snob.

Other than that, be sure to watch our epic Season 3 finale with our review of the Basket Case trilogy that has a snippet of Full Moon vs Troma action in it, catch up on all past Screaming Soup! Seasons, 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.

If you wanna get a jumpstart on everything there is to know about Troma or Full Moon before then, we’d suggest watching Troma’s films at Troma Now and their Youtube channel, and you can get full access to Full Moon’s catalog of work from their movies to their Videozone clips at Full Moon Streaming.

See ya later, Scream Freaks!

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SCREAMING AT 2017!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Comin’ to the end of 2017’s first week, and we’re eagerly warmin’ up for this season of Screaming Soup! as our favorite indie film companies Full Moon Features and Troma Entertainment go head to head in an all out animated brawl that’s sure to entertain!

Our first Howl’n Hottie of the Week for 2017 is Jacqueline Lovell from Full Moon’s Killer Eye, we’re watchin’ some more Troma flicks on their official Youtube channel for some new R-Rated Reviews, and startin’ to leak some sneak peeks through our social media of the what some of your favorite characters will look like animated! Even better is Full Moon’s involvement which will include some cameos by the emperor himself, Charles Band!

There’s so much goin’ on and so much to do, we’re still thinkin’ there won’t be any time for the secondary vids we normally produce in addition to the regular season, but we’re hopin’ to catch up by mid-season so we can get in a Re-Animated Review of the Toxic Crusaders cartoon and a Graphic Violence review of the Puppet Master comics. Can’t guarantee anything just yet, but we’re tryin’!

Since we’re still puttin’ together some of the episodes for this upcomin’ season, give us a scream and let us know which of your Full Moon and Troma characters you really want to see in these episodes. You might be surprised who we already have planned and even learn about others from movies you never knew existed!

Other than that, be sure to watch our epic Season 3 finale with our review of the Basket Case trilogy that has a snippet of Full Moon vs Troma action in it, catch up on all past Screaming Soup! Seasons, 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.

If you wanna get a jumpstart on everything there is to know about Troma or Full Moon before then, I’d suggest watching most of Troma’s films for free on their Youtube channel, and you can get full access to Full Moon’s catalog of work from their movies to their Videozone clips at Full Moon Streaming.

We’ll see ya later, Scream Freaks!

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SCREAMING AT THE END OF 2016!

Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Hope ya had a memorable Christmas for all the right reasons and got some loot to boot under that fire hazard propped up in the corner of your home. We came out all right. Avoided a Krampus beatin’ and got some sweet gifts rangin’ from a year’s subscription to our favorite horror rag, Horror Hound Magazine, a book on historically acclaimed horror hosts, and a new pair of britches!

2016’s been a good year and things are only gonna get bigger and better in 2017 with the whole Troma vs Full Moon season we got in the works for ya. A whole season dedicated to two of our favorite indie film companies, and it’s all for you! 10 episodes pitting Full Moon reviews against Troma reviews. 52 new Howl’n Hotties of Tromettes and Full Moon bimbos. And weekly R-Rated Reviews of all the Full Moon and Troma movies we didn’t include in the regular animated season.

All of this will kick off as soon as next week, but the first episode won’t premier until 1/20/17. We can’t wait!

Before we forget, we added more character bios for Papa Kaka and Emotibot for those who care, and wish you a screaming New Year! We know ya’ll will surely renew that resolution to watch more horror flicks and Screaming Soup!

Other than that, be sure to watch our epic Season 3 finale with our review of the Basket Case trilogy while having our final showdown with Buzzkill, catch up on all past Screaming Soup! Seasons, 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.

If you wanna get a jumpstart on everything there is to know about Troma or Full Moon before then, I’d suggest watching most of Troma’s films for free on their Youtube channel, and you can get full access to Full Moon’s catalog of work from their movies to their Videozone clips at Full Moon Streaming.

We’ll see ya later, Scream Freaks!

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