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Shock Waves

Blumhouse.com presents Shock Waves: Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (Senior Editor: Blumhouse.com, FEARnet, Icons Of Fright), Elric Kane (This Week In Horror, Inside Horror) and Rebekah McKendry (Editor In Chief: Blumhouse.com, Fangoria) for a weekly discussion and analysis of all facets of the horror genre! Shock Waves puts the focus on the latest horror films, retrospectives on classic titles and welcomes very special guests for all aspects of the industry to tackle a variety of topics and give listeners candid insight into how some of the best genre films are made. Shock Waves is here to quench your insatiable thirst for all things horror!
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Sep 13, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome DANIEL ISN'T REAL director Adam Egypt Mortimer to the show! But first, the latest horrors! Elric and Bekah report back on IT CHAPTER 2, Elric talks about the latest from Jim Jarmusch THE DEAD DON'T DIE, Bekah catches up with MA, and Rob spins the new Vinegar Syndrome disc for HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN! Then we're joined by writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer to discuss his festival favorite DANIEL ISN'T REAL, breaking into the biz with SOME KIND OF HATE, and the controversial term he coined to describe the "DeathWave" movement. All this and more on the new episode of Shock Waves!

Sep 6, 2019

The gang is back, and Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are talking all the latest horrors, which includes: READY OR NOT, 47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED, SCARY STORIES, as well as THE POSSESSED, EVIL DEAD (2013) Extended Cut, PERDITA DARANGO, CRUISING, & VICE SQUAD! Mystic Museum's Erick Wesell and Ghosthouse Pictures' Jose Canas give us a special preview of the upcoming Burbank EVIL DEAD exhibit! And filmmakers Joe Begos and Josh Ethier return to the show to discuss their two new films BLISS and VFW! Tune in! 

Aug 23, 2019
 
Bekah and Elric review 'SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK,' '47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED' and look ahead to their most anticipated horror films of 2019.

They are then joined by horror novelists Adam Cesare (Video Night) & Matt Serafini (Under the Blade) to countdown their favorite under appreciated film adaptations. 
Aug 9, 2019

Join your hosts Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane, and Robert Galluzzo, along with very special guest Axelle Carolyn as they discuss their 5 favorite "haunting" movies live from the Midsummer Scream convention in Long Beach, California! 

Aug 2, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome to the show writer/director Ricky Bates to discuss his latest feature TONE-DEAF! But first, the latest horrors! Author Aaron Dries joins us for the first half of the show where we report back from CAMP FANGORIA, which included screenings of THE BURNING and SLEEPAWAY CAMP. Bekah's watching TYPEWRITER on Netflix, while Rob is checking out THE BOYS on Amazon Prime. And Aaron tells us a bit about DARLIN'. Then we're joined by Ricky Bates, writer/director of cult classics EXCISION, SUBURBAN GOTHIC, and TRASH FIRE, and we get the scoop on the long, painful creative process that birthed his latest TONE-DEAF, starring Robert Patrick and Amanda Crew. A unique conversation with a unique filmmaker! 

Jul 26, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they bid farewell to co-host Ryan Turek as he's off to produce the new HALLOWEEN sequels! The gang then discusses the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise, Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING & A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, THE VAMPIRE DOLL and EYE OF THE DEVIL. We welcome back to the show very special returning guests Jeff Nelson and Cliff Macmillan to discuss all the exciting Scream Factory announcements from Comic Con! We run down the entire list, including BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH, DRACULA 1979, BODY PARTS and more! They also set the record straight on some of the issues from last year, the upcoming action figures with NECA, answering fan questions from social media, and much, much more. 

Jul 19, 2019

Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah join Robert Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry on the new Shock Waves. But first, the latest horrors! The crew finally delve into a discussion on Ari Aster's MIDSOMMAR. (Warning: spoilers!) Ryan and Rob report back from the LA premiere of Glenn Danzig's horror anthology premiere VEROTIKA! Bekah talks CRAWL, Elric signs off on PARTY HARD DIE YOUNG and FRESH MEAT, and Ryan's watching HBO's LOS ESPOOKYS. We welcome back to the show Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah, two of the key forces behind SpectreVision, to talk about their new limited series podcast VISITATIONS in which they get personal with filmmakers like Taika Waititi, Mike Flanagan, Panos Cosmatos, Richard Stanley and more! We also get the first word on COLOR OUT OF SPACE! 

Jul 15, 2019

On Friday, July 12th, the Shock Waves gang, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane, were fortunate enough to host a special screening of the 1988 Mexican horror film DON'T PANIC at the Billy Wilder Theater in Los Angeles in association with the UCLA Film & Television Archive department as part of a month long screening series from AGFA. (The American Genre Film Archive) We're joined by AGFA's Joseph Ziemba, Bret Berg, Sebastian Alvarez del Castillo and Alicia Coombs. We discuss DON'T PANIC, the Doris Wishman catalog, the inner workings of finding and restoring these exploitation films, TAMMY & THE T-REX, and much much more. The screening series is running now through August in Los Angeles, so come on down!

Jul 12, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they chat with Gary Dauberman, writer/director of ANNABELLE COMES HOME, as well as writer for THE NUN, ANNABELLE, CREATION, IT Chapters 1 and 2, BLOOD MONKEY and more! But first, the latest horrors! The gang finally discusses the CHILD'S PLAY remake! STRANGER THINGS 3, Severin Films release of NIGHT KILLER, CULTURE SHOCK, GOTHIKA, THE CHILD from the Arrow AMERICAN HORROR PROJECT VOL. 2 box set, and much much more. Then we talk with one of the main creative forces behind the ever-growing CONJURING universe, including the latest movie ANNABELLE COMES HOME, Gary Dauberman! 

Jun 28, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss all the latest horrors, including ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, VAMPIRE'S KISS, NIGHTMARE WEEKEND, HEAD COUNT and more! Then we're joined by special guests Mick Garris and Alejandro Brugues, two of the director's behind the new horror anthology NIGHTMARE CINEMA where we delve into it's origins, the evolution of horror anthologies, and much, much more! 

Jun 21, 2019

It's a podcast crossover event as we welcome Attack Of The Queerwolf hosts Michael Kennedy, Nay Bever, Sam Wineman, and Brennan Klein to talk "camp" horror! But first, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! Elric reports back from Cinepocalypse where he caught THE LODGE, BLISS, and SATANIC PANIC. Ryan checked out GOOSEBUMPS 2 and TRAPPED ALIVE. Bekah caught the BEETLEJUICE musical, THE MANITOU, and MIDSOMMAR! Rob had a blast with LEPRECHAUN RETURNS! Things get loud when the hosts of Attack Of The Queerwolf educate us on "camp" in genre movies and beyond! From John Waters to ROCKY HORROR to CURSED and more, tune in and laugh along with the entire gang!

Jun 14, 2019

Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, and Elric Kane as they dive into all the latest horrors, including DC's SWAMP THING, HBO's CHERNOBYL, the restored NEW YORK RIPPER Blu-Ray, DEMONWARP, AMITYVILLE: IT'S ABOUT TIME and much more! Then, we welcome special guest Bill Neil to the show to discuss marketing and editing horror trailers. Bill is responsible for some of the most indelible horror trailers of the last decade, including IT CHAPTER 1 and 2, HALLOWEEN 2018, PET SEMATARY, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2003, FREDDY VS JASON, and much, much more. He explains the whole process and it becomes a fascinating conversation on how to sell a horror movie to the general public. 

Jun 7, 2019

Join Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they record a special episode of Shock Waves in front of a live audience at the Chattanooga Film Festival! We're talking sequels with directors Jeff Burr and Gary Sherman! Jeff directed FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM, LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3, STEPFATHER 2, PUMPKINHEAD 2 & much more! Gary directed POLTERGEIST 3, VICE SQUAD, DEATH LINE, and DEAD & BURIED. We talk everything from early filmmaking experiences, working with screen legends such as Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Donald Pleasence, and keeping up with the genre! 

May 31, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Ryan Turek as they welcome special guest Christine McConnell to the show! But first, the latest horrors! The gang sign off on the Netflix hit THE PERFECTION, BRIGHTBURN, LORDS OF CHAOS, the 2011 FRIGHT NIGHT, STARFISH, MASKED MUTILATOR, and Ryan reports back from a GODZILLA marathon, while Elric talks about Phoenix Fan Fusion! Then we welcome the star of the creepy pastries Netflix series THE CURIOUS CREATIONS OF CHRISTINE MCCONNELL to the show! We delve into her early horror memories, her love of the ALIEN franchise, how her photos and cakes evolved into a book and much, much more! 

May 24, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, Ryan Turek, and Elric Kane live from the Texas Frightmare Weekend convention with very special guest "Ghoulish" Gary Pullin! In honor of Gary's tremendous work, as well as his recently unveiled Shock Waves design, we decided to each pick and discuss the 5 most influential VHS box covers we remember from the video stores we grew up visiting. Be sure to check out our accompanying video version of this episode on the official Shock Waves You Tube and Facebook page! 

May 17, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome to the show rock legend Dee Snider! But first, the latest horrors! Rob checked out the Netflix original EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL, AND VILE. Ryan revisited STARSHIP TROOPERS & the early FRIDAY THE 13TH series. Bekah's watching HBO's CHERNOBYL and rewatched SLUGS. Elric tells us about the lost Italian classic THE DEMON, and A REFLECTION OF FEAR. Then we're joined by rocker Dee Snider who worked with Bekah during the Fangoria Radio days and tells us about his early days of touring & discovering horror movies, how Tom Savini helped him get STRANGELAND right, cameoing in Tim Burton's first movie, his Twisted Sister gig with the members of Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson, and much, much more!

May 10, 2019

Join the Shock Waves crew Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they report back from their recent trip to Texas Frightmare Weekend, along with Ewan Cant from Arrow Films! Our special guest is director Chelsea Stardust, and we talk about her recently released Hulu Into The Dark feature ALL THAT WE DESTROY, as well as Fangoria Films' upcoming SATANIC PANIC, her humble beginnings at Blumhouse Productions, and much more! Also: TAMMY & THE T-REX, UNINVITED, THE PREY and much more! 

May 3, 2019

From April 11th through the 14th, the Shock Waves gang traveled to the Chattanooga Film Festival! Your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane were able to follow up last year's live show with an intimate one hour conversation with Joe Bob Briggs! Since last we spoke, The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs has taken off as a hit for Shudder, so we discuss the resurgence, his fanbase then versus his fanbase now, why TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is such an important piece of horror history, and much, much more! 

Apr 26, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome to the show very special guest Scott Derrickson! But first, the latest horrors! Discussed this episode: SCREAM 4, HAGAZUSSA, SCARED STIFF, PLANKTON: CREATURES FROM THE ABYSS, THE GHOST OF SIERRA COBRE, Scream Factory's SUPERSTITION & much more! Then we're joined by writer/director Scott Derrickson who openly shares candid stories of his upbringing, his humble beginnings as a writer, origins of THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE and SINISTER, collaborating with Marvel on DOCTOR STRANGE, and much, much more!

Apr 19, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they welcome special guests Jeff Gittel and Joe Rubin from Vinegar Syndrome back to the show! But first, the latest horrors! The gang report back from the recently wrapped Chattanooga Film Festival and Monsterpalooze convention. They also discuss THE DEAD CENTER, BLACK SUMMER on Netflix, THE WIND, Scream Factory's release of THE BRAIN, and the TALES FROM THE CRYPT radio drama CD! Then, we delve into the recent releases of Vinegar Syndrome including THE SUCKLING, THE UNINVITED, THE KILLING KIND, SUDDEN FURY, and much, much more. They also drop the exclusive scoop on some upcoming titles! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation! 

Apr 11, 2019

This week, the Shock Waves team welcomes Phil Nobile Jr, the new editor-in-chief of the re-launched Fangoria magazine. With three issues now under his belt, we catch up with him to discuss his vision of the new magazine, the challenges and more. Before all of that, however, Phil joins Ryan, Rebekah, Elric and Rob to weigh in on the film and book selections they've consumed over the week including the PET SEMATARY remake, UNDER THE SILVERLAKE, the SCREAM sequels, and much more! Enjoy!

Apr 5, 2019
In honor of the new PET SEMATARY, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane are talking their favorite Stephen King movies! Plus, the directors of the new PET SEMATARY, Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, are our guests to talk about updating one of King's most famous novels! But first, the latest horrors! Rob braved the entire RESIDENT EVIL franchise, and lived to tell the tale! Bekah reports back from Wondercon. The entire gang talk about the Rated R Speakeasy. And TV-wise, we're delving into WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and KILLING EVE. We then enter spoiler territory (don't worry, we'll alert you when!) to talk about the big changes to the new version of PET SEMATARY and what King thought of this interpretation. All this and more on episode 139 of Shock Waves!
Mar 29, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss all the latest horrors! The gang discuss Jordan Peele's US, pay their respects to Larry Cohen. Also: CRITTERS: A NEW BINGE, KNIFE+HEART, HONEYMOON HORROR, LOVE OBJECT, and more! They're then joined by special guest Michael L. Fink, visual effects supervisor on such films as BLADE RUNNER, THE BLOB 1988, CONSTANTINE, WARGAMES, THIR13EEN GHOSTS, X-MEN, AVATAR and more! The delve into his early career, working with Terrence Malick, the monumental task of post-converting THE WIZARD OF OZ into 3D, and much more.

Mar 22, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! Including: THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH, I TRAPPED THE DEVIL, DEADLY DETENTION, Netflix's THE ORDER, ZOMBIES: THE BEGINNING, the films of Don Dohler, SCREAMERS and much more! We're then joined by special guest Jules McLean, the Director of Operations at Los Angeles' New Beverly Cinema, where we get insight into the programming process, day to day operations, and her life-long friendship with Quentin Tarantino. 

Mar 8, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they're joined by a very special guest... Ryan's dad, Mark Turek! First, we catch up on all the latest horrors, including MAN'S BEST FRIEND, RAVENOUS, ROMAN, BLOOD FREAK, UMBRELLA ACADEMY, and much more! Then, we get to learn a bit about Ryan's horror education from the person that shaped him most, his horror loving dad! Between his love of classic monster movies, horror fiction, fan conventions, tales of taking Ryan to FRIGHT NIGHT, and pulling him out of school to meet Stephen King, this week it's all about the family on Shock Waves!

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