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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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May 25, 2018

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! Rob and Elric talk Severin Films ZOMBIE 3 & 4. Ryan and Rob both checked out BLOOD HOOK and the new Netflix original CARGO. Elric tells us about SCALPEL, while Ryan reports back on the BUBBA HO-TEP & THE COSMIC BLOOD-SUCKERS comic book, and Rob checks out the new blu-rays for THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW and THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING. Then we welcome very special guest Scout Taylor-Compton to the show! She tells us about her latest horror film FERAL, her experiences on both of Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN films, growing up the daughter of a mortician, imaginary friends, working in the TV world, tackling directing, portraying Lita Ford and much, much more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation! 

May 18, 2018

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they report back from Texas Frightmare Weekend, and catch up on all the latest horrors!

Rob attended an anniversary screening of HALLOWEEN 4, talks Vinegar Syndrome's BLUE VENGEANCE and Arrow's THE THING release. Ryan saw ANGUISH (1987), TERRIFIER, and revisited IT'S ALIVE. Elric got to experience LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH on the big screen, and tells us about Severin Films' ZOMBIE 3 and THREADS releases. And Bekah went BEYOND THE SEVENTH DOOR, to JP Monroe's sleazy nightclub with HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH, and checked out ALTERED HOURS. 

Then we welcome special guests Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson to the show! The filmmakers behind the upcoming THE ENDLESS, as well as SPRING and RESOLUTION detail the evolution of their filmography in this candid, informative chat. Kick back, relax, and join the conversation! 

May 11, 2018

This is it! Your hosts Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, Ryan Turek and Robert Galluzzo are revealing the films that scared them. The assignment is simple: The four each chose a single title from each decade (beginning with the '70s) they felt was the scariest film from that time and the backdrop for this conversation could not be better...

Yes, this is our LIVE episode from Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas! Get ready for a wild, humorous discussion and get those pencils and notepad ready, you're going to want to take notes on the films mentioned here.

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May 4, 2018

Shock Waves is live at the Overlook Film Festival, recording in the heart of New Orleans' haunted Bourbon Orleans Hotel.

Co-host Ryan Turek was on the ground in the French Quarter and he invited actress/producer Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR, co-star of the upcoming PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH) and directors Jennifer Wexler (THE RANGER) and Owen Egerton (Rooster Teeth, BLOODFEST) to join him in a thoughtful conversation about the horror genre you do not want to miss.

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Apr 27, 2018

Your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane welcome producer Brad Fuller to the show. Fuller is one-third of the team behind Platinum Dunes, the company that brought you the smash-hit A QUIET PLACE as well as the remakes for THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, FRIDAY THE 13th and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Fuller takes you behind-the-scenes of A QUIET PLACE and talks candidly about Platinum Dunes' body of work.

Before all of that, however, the team discuss titles such as NIGHTMARE SISTERS, PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH, DEMON WIND, THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ and much more. We hope you enjoy! And don't forget, if you're listening via iTunes, be sure to leave us a star rating or review.

 
Apr 20, 2018

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they record episode 93 of the Shock Waves podcast in front of a live audience! In this show, they report back on some of the festival's movies and events, then welcome special guests Jeremy Gardner (THE BATTERY), producer David Lawson (THE ENDLESS), Jenn Wexler (THE RANGER) and Brian Lonano (CROW HAND, GWILLIAM). Our co-host and special guest for the latter half of the discussion is the mighty Joe Bob Briggs, who joins us to discuss the weirdest movies we've ever seen! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Apr 13, 2018

The whole gang is back! Join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! The entire team weigh in on this week's big box office hit A QUIET PLACE. Elric, Rob and Bekah report back from the Chattanooga Film Festival where they caught GHOST STORIES, NOVEMBER, THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH, WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS, THE RANGER, REVENGE and much more! Ryan revisited the WARLOCK trilogy, as well as GODZILLA VS MEGALON! Then we welcome to the show very special guest Natasha Kermani! Her debut film is IMITATION GIRL, featuring a duel performance by fan fave actress Lauren Ashley Carter, and we talk about her humble beginnings, genre films and directors that influenced her storytelling style, and New York versus Los Angeles! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Apr 6, 2018

With his team off having fun at the Chattanooga Film Festival, co-host Ryan Turek flies solo this week and he's brought actors Lucy Hale (of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) and Tyler Posey (TEEN WOLF) and director Jeff Wadlow (KICK-ASS 2) with him. The three are celebrating the release of their upcoming film TRUTH OR DARE, however, they open up on about their earliest horror memories, the films that shaped them, SCREAM 4, Wes Craven and much more. We hope you and enjoy! And, if you're listening via iTunes, don't forget to leave us a rating or a review.

Mar 30, 2018

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they talk all the latest horrors! But first, a brief debate about how you listen to your favorite podcasts! Bekah and Rob have been loving the new season of SANTA CLARITA DIET. Elric and Ryan have been watching THE TERROR. Bekah also reports back from Wondercon, and the comics QUEEN CRAB and GONERS. Rob breaks down the new Blu-Ray releases of DEEP RED and THE SECT. Ryan watched THE WILLIES and PYEWACKET. Elric revisited RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 2, INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, INSIDE NO 9 and IMITATION GIRL. Then we welcome to the show very special guest Stephanie Rothman! The writer/director of TERMINAL ISLAND, THE VELVET VAMPIRE, THE WORKING GIRLS, and more tells us about her humble beginnings working with Roger Corman, the challenges of directing during that period in the 60's, and we go beyond the horror genre for her to give us her all time favorite movie recommendations! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Mar 23, 2018

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they talk all the latest horrors! Elric and Ryan discuss Shudder's latest COLD HELL. Rob's been catching up on ASH VS EVIL DEAD season 3, and also enjoying the Scream Factory releases for THE BURBS and BEHIND THE MASK. Bekah checked out DANCE MACABRE and ANTHROPOPHAGUS. Elric revisited the original INVADERS FROM MARS and ED WOOD. Then we welcome very special guest Jonah Ray to the show! Jonah is the host of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE RETURN and a huge horror fan! We delve into his humble beginnings in Hawaii, what movies he'd love to riff on for future MYSTERY SCIENCE episodes, his role in VICTOR CROWLEY, and much, much more. Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Mar 16, 2018

Join you hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turk as they discuss all the latest horrors! Ryan reports back from SXSW where he saw anticipated genre offerings A QUIET PLACE, HEREDITARY, and GHOST STORIES. Elric caught THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT and MIDNIGHTERS. Bekah tells us about her daughter's first magical experience at Disneyland riding The Haunted Mansion, as well as about the fright feature TAG. Rob's been spinning the SAW Anthology vinyl set and braved the new DEATH WISH. Then, they welcome very special guests Jackson Stewart and legendary producer/director Brian Yuzna to the show! Stewart reveals exclusively on Shock Waves his next project, as well as what he's collaborating with Yuzna on. And we delve into stories about SOCIETY, RE-ANIMATOR, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3, THE GUYVER, NECRONOMICON: BOOK OF THE DEAD and more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Mar 9, 2018

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they talk all the latest horrors! Ryan & Elric discuss ANNIHILATION. Elric also brings up Grindhouse Releasing's CORRUPTION with Peter Cushing. Ryan revisited the 1975 BUG and the Netflix original animated GODZILLA movie. Rob watched HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS and Alfred Hitchcock's SPELLBOUND. Bekah read the PAPER GIRLS graphic novel and checked out Vinegar Syndrome's LIQUID SKY Blu-Ray release. Then we welcome to the show very special guest Johannes Roberts, the director of THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT, 47 METERS DOWN, and THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR. We delve into the challenges of making a sequel to the modern cult hit, how Roberts navigated in the film business during his early films, and we even get a little tease of the upcoming 48 METERS DOWN. Kick back, relax and enjoy the conversation! 

Mar 2, 2018

The entire team, Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane, are back for episode 86 of Shock Waves! The gang collectively chime in on HELLRAISER: JUDGEMENT. Ryan talks the PUMPKINHEAD comic book, his latest VHS find SPARE PARTS, and VIDEO VIOLENCE. Rob discovered the French gem DEADLY GAMES, gives the low down on Arrow's CAT O' NINE TAILS Blu-Ray, and also Scream Factory's collector's editions of THE STRANGERS and DRAG ME TO HELL. Elric reports back on Netflix's VERONICA and THE DEAD PIT. Bekah watched Fulci's HOUSE OF CLOCKS, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, THE LODGERS and SCALPEL. Then we welcome back to the show CHANNEL ZERO creator Nick Antosca with the director of the new third season of the spooky SyFy cult hit BUTCHER'S BLOCK, Arkasha Stevenson. The duo tell us how this particular storyline came together, talk cannibalism, and working with the legendary Rutger Hauer! Kick back, relax and join the conversation! 

Feb 23, 2018

Strap in and prepare yourself for a filled to the brim episode of Shock Waves with you hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane! First up, we're joined by Dallas Sonnier, the new owner of Fangoria Magazine who gives us the first scoop on the resurrection of the infamous monster mag and what we can expect from this new iteration of Fangoria! Then, Blumhouse Producer and President of Production Couper Samuelson sits in for Ryan Turek to talk with us about all the latest horrors! Rob and Elric talk about the Netflix original THE RITUAL. Rob did a double feature of the new Criterion NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD with GET OUT, and also talks BASKET BASE, EATEN ALIVE and CREEP 2. Bekah watched RACE WITH THE DEVIL, AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS and HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP. Elric revisited THE FLY, FORTRESS, and has been enjoying CHANNEL ZERO: BUTCHER'S BLOCK. We're then joined by legendary director John Landis! In our nearly 2 plus hour chat, we get classic stories on Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Tony Perkins, and many, many more! Kick back, relax, and enjoy the conversation!

Feb 16, 2018

This week on Blumhouse’s Shock Waves Podcast, co-host Rebekah McKendry gathers a panel of amazing ladies from the horror industry to discuss witches and witchcraft, examining the topic from childhood perceptions to portrayals in contemporary media. The group includes Mali Elfman (producer of BEFORE I WAKE and FUN SIZE HORROR), actress and Shock Waves regular Brea Grant, actress and comic book writer Amber Benson (who horror fans will recognize as Tara from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER), and diehard horror fan Ciara Aumentado (who also happen to be Ryan Turek’s fiancé).  

Feb 9, 2018

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they talk about all the latest horrors! First up, the entire gang discusses this week's surprise Netflix premiere of THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX! Rob raves about MAYHEM and HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE. Elric reports back on ICE CREAM MAN and Mariano Baino's DARK WATERS. Bekah checked out the horror anthology ASYLUM, as well as the original JURASSIC PARK. Then we welcome to the show the filmmakers behind TRAGEDY GIRLS, director Tyler MacIntyre and writer Chris Lee Hill! TRAGEDY GIRLS is a new cult classic in the vein of HEATHERS in which two serial-killer obsessed teens use the real life terrors inflicted on a town to boost their social media popularity. It's a biting satire loved by the whole Shock Waves crew, and yet Rob was troubled by his feelings after the film. The filmmakers attempt to psychoanalyze Rob to get to the bottom of his complex feelings on TRAGEDY GIRLS! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Feb 2, 2018

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they delve behind-the-scenes of some horror classics with Mark Ramsey! But first, the latest horrors! Ryan reports in from the set of HALLOWEEN on Panos Cosmatos' latest MANDY. Rob dove right into the Severin Films Amicus box set with THE BEAST MUST DIE and AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS, as well as INNOCENT BLOOD! Elric survived BEYOND THE 7TH DOOR, OUT OF THE DARK, and RAZORBACK. Bekah watched THE VAULT on Netflix, as well as GEOSTORM and HAPPY DEATH DAY. Then we welcome to the show the creator, narrator and producer of the recent podcasts INSIDE PSYCHO and INSIDE THE EXORCIST Mark Ramsey! Part bio, part narrative, we break down the lengthy process in which Ramsey took to tell the stories of the people at the helm of some of horror's most well regarded masterpieces. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the conversation! 

Jan 26, 2018

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome back to the show Severin Films label head David Gregory! But first, the latest horrors! Elric and Bekah has survived the latest death trap that is JIGSAW! Elric also raves about MOM & DAD, and has finally experienced the madness of THE EXORCIST 2: THE HERETIC. Bekah checked out the 1987 cult favorite ANGUISH, Samuel Fuller's SHOCK CORRIDOR and the TV series HAPPY! Rob entered the 3rd Dimension of SILENT HILL: REVELATION, and went on some comic book adventures with Jack Burton in Boom's BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA comic book series! The gang then welcomes David Gregory from Severin Films who kicks off his return appearance by announcing a horror classic to Severin's library. We also get the full scoop on the AMICUS collection, JACK THE RIPPER, THE DEVIL'S HONEY, the whereabouts of BURIAL GROUND's Peter Bark and much, much more! Kick back, relax and enjoy the conversation!

Jan 19, 2018

This week, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and surprise guest co-host Brea Grant, along with special guests Aaron Pruner and Jack Conway from the podcast Punch Drunk TV, to talk all things horror TV! But first, the latest horrors! Rob checked out THE GOOD SON and BULLET HEAD. Ryan reports back from the set of the new HALLOWEEN where he squeezed in viewings of GHOSTHOUSE, HELL NIGHT and DAY OF THE DEAD: BLOODLINE. Elric caught a screening of THE HOLY MOUNTAIN with Alejandro Jodorowsky in attendance! He also tells us about THE SUCKLING and THE PSYCHOTRONIC MAN! We're then joined by Brea Grant of the podcast READING GLASSES, and PUNCH DRUNK TV hosts Aaron Pruner and Jack Conway to talk all things horror television! From THE EXORCIST to THE WALKING DEAD to THE X-FILES, SUPERNATURAL, TWIN PEAKS and beyond, all grounds are covered! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation! 

Jan 16, 2018

On episode 79 of Shock Waves, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are joined by very special guest, and now podcast network colleague, Mick Garris! But first, the latest horrors! Rob kicks off by talking a bit about the new Dread Central Presents label. He also saw DOWN, the American remake of THE LIFT (which Elric talks about this week), along with BUTCHER, BAKER, NIGHTMARE MAKER. Elric also signs off on WISH UPON. Bekah saw the 1987 ELM STREET-inspired DON'T PANIC, SILK, and reports back on the graphic novel BLACK HOLE. Then the gang are joined by friend and colleague Mick Garris! The host of the horror interview podcast POST MORTEM is bringing his show to Blumhouse Productions, and we're here to celebrate! We catch up with Mick on how he finds the latest horror features, film festivals, and a whole lot more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation! 

Jan 5, 2018

It's 2018, and the Shock Waves gang is back! Join Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! The crew talks about the holiday break and Christmas horrors RED CHRISTMAS and BETTER WATCH OUT! Rob reports back on Scream Factory's HELL NIGHT Blu-Ray, as well as the Synapse SUSPIRIA release. Ryan revisited THE HIDDEN and PROJECT METALBEAST. Bekah caught up on new episodes of INSIDE NO 9, GHOST WRITER, and VAMPIRE CIRCUS. Elric rang in the New Year with NEW YEAR'S EVIL, PSYCHIC KILLER and BLACK MIRROR. Then we welcome to the show INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY director Adam Robitel and star Lin Shaye! Robitel tells us about going from his cult directorial debut THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN to tackling the INSIDIOUS franchise, and Lin details the journey she's had fronting the series as Elise Rainier. Join us in the further! 

Dec 15, 2017

This is it! It's the final episode of Shock Waves for 2017! Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek (Skyping in from the shooting location of the new HALLOWEEN) as they count down their favorite 10 horror films of the year! But first, as always, the latest horrors! Rob caught Guillermo del Toro's latest THE SHAPE OF WATER and the Vinegar Syndrome recent release BLOOD BEAT! Ryan reports back on the Blu-Ray releases of THE SLAYER, THE UNHOLY, and DEMON SEED. Elric checked out 78/52, while Bekah watched MANSFIELD 66/67. Then the gang gets right into their top picks for 2017! Where will crowd pleasers like GET OUT and IT rank? What about indie faves like A DARK SONG, THE DEVIL'S CANDY, or THE BLACKCOATS DAUGHTER? This was the year of Stephen King, so how many of his movie adaptations were named? What controversial choices will the gang throw out there! Rules are broken! There are thrills, chills, screams, gasps and more as we reflect back on the best horror of 2017!

Dec 8, 2017

On this week's episode of Shock Waves, hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are joined by special guests Brian Collins (Birth Movies Death, Horror Movie A Day) and director Mike Mendez (DON'T KILL IT, BIG ASS SPIDER) to talk about the best stuff the genre had to offer this past year. But first, the latest horrors! Both Elric and Rob watched the Netflix original movie 1922. Rob also checked out Blue Underground's DEATHDREAM Blu-Ray. Elric talks about Walter Hill's latest THE ASSIGNMENT and SZAMANKA. Bekah joins us in the love/confusion for Lucio Fulci's THE DEVIL'S HONEY, and also checked out DOWN (aka THE SHAFT), as well as the book ROTTERS. Then we hear from our guests regarding their favorite things in the genre this year. For Mendez, it's everything from events like BEYOND FEST, to movies like KING COHEN and GET OUT, to toy collectibles. For Collins, it's finally getting a proper release of CATHY'S CURSE, books like PAPERBACKS FROM HELL, the FRIDAY THE 13TH video game, puzzles, and more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Dec 1, 2017

Join your Shock Waves hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry, as they're joined by special guest Liam O'Donnell, the writer/director of BEYOND SKYLINE! But first, the latest horrors! Rob reports back on the new THING board game, as well as ANNABELLE: CREATION, Code Red's Blu-Ray release of THE BEING, and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK. Bekah talks about ISLAND OF TERROR, THE OXFORD MURDERS, and is re-reading MEG. Elric caught Thankgiving "slasher" HOME SWEET HOME, KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, AMITYVILLE: AWAKENING, MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND, THE DEVIL'S HONEY, and more! Then we're joined by Liam O'Donnell, who explains how a sequel to the maligned SKYLINE came to be 7 years after the release of the original! Frank Grillo and THE RAID's Iko Uwais star! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Nov 22, 2017

The holidays are upon as and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane, and Ryan Turek have gotten together to discuss the things we're most thankful for this year! From horror events and shops, to board games, to genre labels, to record releases, and more, we highlight the coolest things the genre had to offer this year. Conventions? The FRIDAY THE 13TH video game? Letterboxd? Other podcasts? Let's kick back, relax, and celebrate all the horror goodies we're all thankful for!

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