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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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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.

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