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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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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!

Nov 17, 2017

Join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they welcome special guest Adam Rifkin to the show! But first, the latest horrors! Ryan's been on a "giallo" kick and went back to Dario Argento's THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, as well as THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM and THE RESURRECTED. Rob braved a triple feature of DRACULA 3D, I, FRANKENSTEIN 3D, and THE MUMMY 3D. Elric reports back on THE LORE, A GHOST STORY, BAD MATCH, and KILLING GROUND. Bekah checked out THE SATANIST from 1968, THE RIFT from 1990, and the book THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS. Then they welcome very special guest Adam Rifkin, aka Rif Coogan! They delve into Rifkin's early days in the business with films like PSYCHO COP RETURNS, THE DARK BACKWARD, and THE CHASE, which gave Henry Rollins his first big screen credit. He explains how he ended up being a sought after screenwriter responsible for MOUSETRAP and SMALL SOLDIERS. As well as writing and directing a new movie with his hero Burt Reynolds. All this and more on the latest Shock Waves!

Nov 10, 2017

Another Halloween has come and gone, but the horror chat continues as usual on Shock Waves! Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they discuss what post-2000 genre films are destined to be considered classics! But first, Ryan blows our minds with NIGHT SCHOOL and his revisit of 13 GHOSTS. Elric reports back on CREEP 2, THE BABYSITTER, CHANNEL ZERO, and X-RAY. Bekah checked out the TV series NIGHT FLIGHT, as well as Indian horror flick 13B, and ANGEL HEART. Rob took in a triple feature including THE OLD DARK HOUSE and THE CAT & THE CANARY, and also looked at Wes Craven's lost TV movie SUMMER OF FEAR with Linda Blair! 

Then we delve into our topic - which of the recent horror releases are going to earn their place among the horror classics we already know, love, and celebrate? Join us as we discuss THE DESCENT, SAW, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, THE STRANGERS, 28 DAYS LATER and much, much more. Which cult classics deserved to be rediscovered? All this and more on the latest Shock Waves!

Oct 27, 2017

It's Halloween on Shock Waves, and your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek are celebrating with special guests Kevin Bergeron of Waxworks Records and TRICK 'R TREAT composer Douglas Pipes! But first, the latest horrors! Shock Waves is now on Hulu! Details on our first ever video episode at the top of the show. Ryan talks about THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and THE DEVIL'S RAIN! Elric's been revisiting the CHILD'S PLAY series again, and reports back on SEQUENCE BREAK. Bekah checked out the 2003 RED RIDING HOOD, and the TV show LORE. Rob continues his all October anthology kick with ASYLUM and TWICE-TOLD TALES. Then we welcome Kevin Bergeron, the head of the Waxwork Records label, as well as famed composer Douglas Pipes (THE BABYSITTER, KRAMPUS, TRICK 'R TREAT). We discuss Kevin's experiences launching and running the label, working with filmmakers such as William Friedkin and Martin Scorsese, and collaborating with Douglas Pipes on the HOUSE OF WAXWORK comic book. We also delve into Pipes work with Michael Dougherty. We even get 2 new title announcements from Waxwork Records! Kick back, join the conversation, and Happy Halloween!

Oct 20, 2017

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Ryan Turek as they welcome to the show very special guest Heather Langenkamp! But first, the latest horrors! You can find the gang on Hulu under the new original video series "Frights and Insights!" Ryan and Rob discuss the new Netflix flick THE BABYSITTER by McG. Elric reports back on TRAGEDY GIRLS, RUIN ME, THE LODGERS and THE STENDHAL SYNDROME. Ryan continues 31 nights of Halloween with SLITHER, GOING TO PIECES and CHILD'S PLAY 2. Rob's still doing 31 horror anthologies, this week includes CAT'S EYE, TRILOGY OF TERROR, and DEAD OF NIGHT. Then, the crew welcome to the show Freddy Krueger's greatest adversary Heather Langenkamp, who portrayed Nancy Thompson! Along with her husband David LeRoy Anderson, they operate the FX company AFX Studio, which was responsible for CABIN IN THE WOODS, DAWN OF THE DEAD 2004 and the last few seasons of AMERICAN HORROR STORY! We also delve into Heather's experiences on the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series, working with Wes Craven, and her mysterious local radio show! All this and more on the latest episode of Shock Waves!

Oct 13, 2017

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane, along with guest host Brennan Klein (from the SCREAM 101 podcast) as they welcome to the show HAPPY DEATH DAY director Christopher Landon! But first, the latest horrors! It's Halloween season, so the gang has been getting in their daily horror fix! Ryan's watched INNOCENT BLOOD, NEW NIGHTMARE, URBAN LEGEND, & SCREAM 2. Rob's been on anthologies, most recently seeing TALES OF TERROR and AFTER MIDNIGHT. Bekah checked out THE GHOUL and revisited DEATHSTALKER 1 & 2. Elric reports back on THE OLD DARK HOUSE, THE MUMMY and BETTER WATCH OUT. Brennan chimes in with his thoughts on CULT OF CHUCKY and the AMITYVILLE series! Then Klein leads a great discussion with filmmaker Christopher Landon about the origins of HAPPY DEATH DAY, but also about LGBT in horror. From the 2004 "slasher" HELLBENT, to William Friedkin's CRUSING, to KILLER CONDOM and beyond, all grounds are covered! Kick back, relax and join the conversation! 

Oct 6, 2017

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Rob reports back from Knott's Scary Farm! Then the gang talk about GERALD'S GAME, CULT OF CHUCKY, THE EXORCIST Season 2, BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 and more! They then welcome special guest Kier-La Janisse, the author of HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN, A VIOLENT PROFESSIONAL: THE FILMS OF LUCIANO ROSSI and editor on LOST GIRLS: The Cinema Of Jean Rollin. Keep back, relax and join the conversation!

Sep 29, 2017

Join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they kick off the Halloween season with their collective 31 horror recommendations for October! Then, they welcome special guests Nick Antosca and Don Mancini to discuss the new season of CHANNEL ZERO: NO-END HOUSE, as well as the latest film in the CHILD'S PLAY series CULT OF CHUCKY! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Sep 22, 2017

This week, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry, along with very special guests Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, the screenwriters of SUPER DARK TIMES, SIREN and the upcoming STEPHANIE to discuss coming of age movies! But first, the latest horrors! Elric gives his thoughts on MOTHER! As well as A CURE FOR WELLNESS. Bekah's been watching AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT, revisited 47 METERS DOWN and has been reading the novel A PLACE FOR SINNERS. Rob checked out INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3, THE SHINING (1997) and festival flicks IMITATION GIRL and TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY. Then we welcome SUPER DARK TIMES writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski who tell us about their earliest horror recollections, their collaborative process, and how it took 5 years for several of their projects to get produced! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Sep 15, 2017

On episode 65, the Shock Waves crew Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane pay tribute to the late, great George Romero. But first, the latest horrors! The entire gang discuss Andy Muschietti's adaptation of Stephen King's IT! Ryan also saw THE LODGERS and has been reading CHAINSAW CONFIDENTIAL. Elric reports back on the documentary TICKLED. Bekah's been watching HBO's THE DEUCE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT, PSYCHOVILLE and DR. BLACK, MR. HYDE. Rob revisited the 1974 flick DERANGED and checked out Vincent Price in THE LAST MAN ON EARTH. Then, we share our memories and stories regarding the indelible work of George A. Romero. From our first time seeing one of his DEAD films, to his work with Stephen King, to his underappreciated works, we talk all things Romero. Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Sep 8, 2017

This week, join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they are live from Slashback Video, the all horror VHS art installation at the Mystic Museum in Burbank! The gang are joined by the Bearded Lady Vintage shop owner Erick Yaro Wessel to talk about how Slashback Video came together. There's also the latest horrors! Ryan tells us about the Kane Hodder documentary TO HELL & BACK and the book SOMEONE'S INSIDE THE HOUSE. Rebekah recommends the graphic novel MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS, GODZILLA VS MOTHRA and ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX. Elric talks about THE SLAYER, the first episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT and THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD podcast. Rob caught a Hitchcock matinee of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, Mike Flanagan's BEFORE I WAKE, SHIN GODZILLA and SOUL SURVIVOR. Then we welcome to the show special guest Sebastian Mathews, the owner of Touch Vinyl, and Cinefile. We talk about what it's like to run and maintain a modern video store, and then give our horror recommendations for titles only available on VHS! Kick back, relax and enjoy! 

Sep 1, 2017

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they discuss all the latest horrors! Rob has got the early word on the new adaptation of Stephen King's IT and LEATHERFACE! Elric, Rob and Ryan talk the new Netflix version of DEATH NOTE. Ryan reports back on finding SHOCK 'EM DEAD, and a double feature of CUJO and PET SEMATARY. Elric also watched PHOENIX FORGOTTEN and Bekah checked out VICIOUS LIPS and THE BATTERY, as well as the graphic novel BITCH PLANET. Then the gang are joined by screenwriter Jared Rivet to talk about his latest feature JACKALS from Scream Factory, which at one point, started as a project 10 years ago for Tobe Hooper! That leads us into our tribute to Tobe Hooper where we trade stories and talk everything from TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE to LIFEFORCE to INVADERS FROM MARS, THE TOOLBOX MURDERS and much, much more. Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Aug 25, 2017

The whole gang, Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane, are back to close out "exploitation" month on Shock Waves! First up, the latest horrors! Rob reports back from the surprise premiere of VICTOR CROWLEY, aka HATCHET 4, as well as RE-ANIMATOR: THE INTEGRAL VERSION, BEYOND THE DARKNESS, BEYOND THE DOOR and JENNIFER. Ryan tells us about the TV movie WHEELS OF TERROR, DON'T PANIC, PUPPET MASTERS and NIGHT TRAP. Elric continues watching HBO's ROOM 104, and caught THE TRANSFIGURATION. Bekah talks about the 1958 Albert Band flick I BURY THE LIVING! Then, the crew focuses on their favorite "exploitation" sub-genres. From Bekah's love of "nunspoiltation" like SCHOOL FOR THE HOLY BEAST, to Rob's appreciation for Nikkatsu Pink Cinema, to Elric and Ryan's love of "canuck-sploitation" like CURTAINS, MY BLOODY VALENTINE & DEATHDREAM, all sleazy, weird and bizarre grounds are covered! Kick back, relax and join the conversation! 

Aug 18, 2017

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they welcome to the show very special guests Joseph Ziemba (Creator of Bleeding Skull, American Genre Film Archive) and Bret Berg (American Genre Film Archive) share with us their favorite, obscure genre deep cuts! But first, the latest horrors! Rob reports back on THE DARK TOWER, and Blue Underground's upcoming disc of AMSTERDAMNED. Elric saw the new ANNABELLE: CREATION, as well as Arrow Video's BRAIN DAMAGE release, and TRICK OF TREATS. Bekah checked out BILLY JACK and the Italian cult classic 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS. Then we welcome Joseph Ziemba and Bret Berg on who tell us about the recent restorations, theatrical engagements and Blu-Ray releases for THE ZODIAC KILLER and EFFECTS. Then they hit us with the weirdest, most bizarre recommendations they could dig up! Crazy Mexican Cinema! PSYCHED BY THE 4D WITCH! The films of Long Islander Nathan Schiff! Jame Bryan, Renee Harmon and JUNGLE TRAP, and much, much more! Kick back, relax and join the conversation! 

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Dustin Pace.

Aug 11, 2017

Exploitation month continues on Shock Waves, as hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane are joined by special guest BJ Colangelo! But first, the latest horrors! Fresh from his trip to New York City, Elric reports back on HERE ALONE, Mario Bava's PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES, THE UNTAMED & the HBO anthology series ROOM 104. Bekah checked out THE WRAITH, PROM NIGHT 2 and THE WORST WITCH. Ryan tells us about Arrow Video's recent release MADHOUSE. Rob watched Code Red's new Blu-Ray of ONE DARK NIGHT, John Carpenter's GHOSTS OF MARS and Scream Factory's DEMENTED. Then we talk about the launch of BJ's blog "DAY OF THE WOMAN" and it opens up the discussion to the controversial sub-genre of "rape/revenge" movies. I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE is the most notorious and infamous of the bunch. But what about the films that came before it? Or in it's wake? LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, MS. 45, THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE, DEATH WISH 2, SAVAGE STREETS, AMERICAN MARY. At what point do these films go too far making them exploitation? And what is it about these certain titles that we find entertaining, or in some cases therapeutic? We delve into this difficult topic full on! Kick back, listen and join the conversation! 

Aug 4, 2017

For episode 59, Shock Waves is live in front of a convention audience in Long Beach, CA for MidSummer Scream 2017! Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo and Rebekah McKendry, along with special guest Rob Schrab (MONSTER HOUSE, COMMUNITY, THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM) as we kick off exploitation month by talking about "sharksploitation!" That's right, we're discussing the movies that came in the wake of the summer blockbuster success of JAWS right up to the SyFy's SHARKNADO phenomenon, and everything in between. Kick back and get ready to seek out 3 recommendations of "sharksploitation" from each host. 

Jul 28, 2017

Ted Raimi joins your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo and Rebekah McKendry for Episode 58 of Shock Waves, but first, the latest horrors! Bekah reports back from the Fantasia Film Festival and caught a lot of gems to look out for including NOVEMBER, DELIVER US, THE LAPLACE'S DEMON, GAME OF DEATH, LOVE & OTHER CULTS, as well as the eagerly anticipated documentary KING COHEN on the life and movies of Larry Cohen! Ryan revisited the Crispin Glover version of WILLARD, GRINDHOUSE and HELLO MARY LOU, PROM NIGHT II. Rob talks about the recent screening of DEATH LINE following last episode, the Blue Underground release of Dario Argento's THE STENDHAL SYNDROME and Scream Factory's THE ISLAND! 

Then we welcome to the show very special guest Ted Raimi! We delve into his humble beginnings in the film business, auditioning for Wes Craven, his relationship with fellow actor Larry Drake in DARKMAN, the strange surreal story behind his feature SKINNER, being in CANDYMAN, and of course, returning to the EVIL DEAD universe in Season 2 of ASH VS EVIL DEAD, and much, much more! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Jul 21, 2017

Join the entire Shock Waves crew, Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they welcome very special guest Gary Sherman to the show! But first, the latest horrors! Bekah's been researching "satanic panic" films and revisited THE SEVENTH SIGN. Elric talks about Tobe Hooper's SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION. Ryan checked out the 80's summer slasher TWISTED NIGHTMARE, as well as Brandon Cronenberg's directorial debut ANTI-VIRAL. Rob spent a little time with David Hayter's WOLVES, as well as Paul Nashcy's NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF. And since it's summer, we also screened SHARK NIGHT 3D in 3D!

Then we're proud to welcome Chicago based filmmaker director Gary Sherman! His first feature DEATH LINE is getting the collectors edition treatment on Blu-Ray from Blue Underground and he's currently touring a 4K restoration. We talk about that, breaking into the business, DEAD & BURIED, Wings Hauser in VICE SQUAD, the troubled shoot on POLTERGEIST 3 and much more! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Jul 14, 2017

The entire Shock Waves gang is back! Join Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Ryan gives us the scoop on "Slashback Video," an upcoming immersive VHS inspired event! Movie-wise, Bekah checked out THE BONEYARD, THE UNTAMED, WISHMASTER and VIRUS. Ryan watched LAND OF THE DEAD, the shot-on-video cult flick DREAMSTALKER, THE FINAL GIRLS and NERVE. Elric reports back on Arrow's release of MADHOUSE, PARENTS and the original BEGUILED. Rob saw the French import LIVID, and Scream Factory's director's cut of THE LAWNMOWER MAN! 

Then the group welcome to the show famed cinematographer and director John Leonetti. We delve into how he got into the business, working on classics like the original POLTERGEIST, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, WEIRD SCIENCE, CHILD'S PLAY 3 and more. He eventually hooked up with James Wan and shot DEAD SILENCE, DEATH SENTENCE, INSIDIOUS and THE CONJURING. Now, he's behind the camera as the director of ANNABELLE and WISH UPON! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Jul 7, 2017

On this special BONUS episode of SHOCK WAVES, co-host Rebekah McKendry is joined by her husband David Ian McKendry to discuss some the legends and weird tales behind horror movies. Specializing in strange history and urban legends, Bekah and Dave explore the real story behind Wes Craven’s movie THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW, looking at the actual truth behind the voodoo zombification process. Bekah shares the fascinating history of how Bram Stoker’s estate sued the NOSFERATU movie in the case of DRACULA v. NOSFERATU. Then they examine the real-life town of Centralia, PA which is burning from underneath the ground and eventually became one of the main influences for the SILENT HILL series. Finally, they round out the show by discussing how the chainsaw was originally created, a gut-churning story that will no doubt leave you pale and queasy.

Jun 30, 2017

Are you ready for the summer? Your hosts Ryan Turek and Rob Galluzzo are! And for this special bonus episode of Shock Waves, the duo are playing their favorite music themes from "summer" themed horror movies. From the disco grooves of FRIDAY THE 13TH, to the sweet songs of "Angela's Theme" in Camp Arawak, to the mournful sounds from the CANNIBAL movies, and the intense strings of a killer Great White shark! That's right. Kick back, relax and let's listen to the soundtracks to summer horrors!

Jun 28, 2017

On this special BONUS episode of Shock Waves, join your host Rob Galluzzo and special guest Tony Giles from The Damn Fine Network as they spin a series of horror themed soundtracks and score music! You can expect the sweet sounds of John Carpenter, to classic Italian themes from DEMON and ZOMBI 3, to TV music from TWIN PEAKS and STRANGER THINGS. Howard Shore and David Cronenberg are represented, as are cult genre movies BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW and THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN. Kick back, relax, and groove to some damn fine cuts from the crypt!

Jun 23, 2017

On this special bonus episode of Shock Waves, your host Rob Galluzzo interviews fellow co-host Ryan Turek to give listeners a bit more insight into the tastes of the current head of development over at Blumhouse Productions. Ryan dishes the dirt on his top 5 desert island horror movies, first genre celebrity encounter, horror dates, favorite filmmaker and much more! Then Elric Kane chimes in to give us his thoughts on IT COMES AT NIGHT. 

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