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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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Jan 27, 2017

While Ryan Turek is still at Sundance, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Rob reports back on SPLIT, Scream Factory's new release of DREAMSCAPE and the 1985 cult gem THE PARK IS MINE. Bekah caught CLINICAL on Netflix, and also checked out BLOODY PIT OF HORROR. Elric saw SWEET SIXTEEN, THE HIDDEN, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 and HBO's new documentary BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN. Rob also recommends Marc Maron's podcast interview with the legendary Roger Corman, and explains what it was like to virtually encounter a shark on Playstation's VR set-up.

We then welcome to the show special FX legend Steve Johnson, who has just released his new book RUBBERHEAD: SEX, DRUGS, AND SPECIAL FX, which chronicles his incredible 30 year career in the movie business. We talk about the origins of his memoir-turned-coffee table book, how he got his start with Dick Smith, Rick Baker and Greg Cannom, the challenges he faced on everything from GHOSTBUSTERS to THE ABYSS to BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. And he shares some fun, candid stories about meeting and working with H.R. Giger. Plenty of fun stories from one of the genre's FX masters!

Jan 20, 2017

Ryan Turek is at Sundance these next two weeks, so hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane carry on and catch up on all the latest horrors! Both Elric and Rob talk about their "PIECES" party with MTV's SCREAM cast members John Karna and Carlson Young, who got to witness J.Piquer Simon cult classic PIECES for their first time. It was doubled up with the rare VHS "slasher" EDGE OF THE AXE! Bekah talks about THE SIMILARS and MERMAID IN A MANHOLE. Rob checked out Scream Factory's new POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE Blu-Ray, Arrow's HELLRAISER Scarlet Box and AMERICAN PSYCHO. Elric reports back on VIRAL, BEGOTTEN and the New Beverly Cinema's Dario Argento all-nighter, which included all of the masters seminal works!

Then the gang welcome on to the show director Jackie Kong! She rarely gives interviews, so it was our humble honor to have her stop by in the middle of her tour for the BLOOD DINER re-release. In our candid chat, she talks about her films THE BEING, NIGHT PATROL and BLOOD DINER, the challenges of finding opportunities for female directors and a bit about her humble beginnings, including a friendship with the great Marlon Brando who bought her her first 16mm camera! She also calls out the modern crop of horror shows from THE WALKING DEAD to SCREAM QUEENS to ASH VS EVIL DEAD for not having enough female directors behind the camera for their episodes. Check out our fun, candid and revealing interview with Jackie Kong! As Elric said after first seeing THE BEING, "Kong Is King."

Jan 13, 2017

The whole crew is back for their first new episode of 2017! Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek discuss their most anticipated genre releases of 2017, but first, they catch up on all the latest horrors!

During the break, Elric caught a double feature of the original BLACK CHRISTMAS with SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT. Ryan and Rob talk about celebrating New Year's Eve by watching NEW YEAR'S EVIL. Bekah watched SHE DEVILS ON WHEELS, THE NEON DEMON and the show INSIDE #9. Ryan revisited the "slasher" cult classic JUST BEFORE DAWN and recommends LAKE NOWHERE on Shudder. Elric saw THE SHINING on the big screen, HIDE AND GO SHRIEK, NIGHT SCHOOL and THE RIFT. Rob dives into Arrow Films Blu-Ray releases of CREEPSHOW 2 and the HELLRAISER: SCARLET BOX, as well as Scream Factory's release of THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED. 

Then we look ahead and throw out the horror titles we're most excited about in 2017. Everything from festival favorites RAW, THE CURE FOR WELLNESS and XX, to franchise returns with RINGS, SAW: LEGACY and ALIEN: COVENANT to new reboots of Stephen King's IT and FRIDAY THE 13TH! Get ready, we've got one hell of a year ahead!

Jan 6, 2017

Join ShockWaves co-host Rebekah McKendry along with special guest and weird history expert David McKendry for a journey into strange hotels and why they often serve as a haunting backdrop for both ghost stories and movies. The duo discusses the notorious, supposedly haunted Cecil Hotel located in downtown Los Angeles which was the main inspiration for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL. Bekah and David also share their own extraordinary tales of traveling around the country and the bizarre hotels they encountered. 

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