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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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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!

Mar 1, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome special guest George Mihalka, director of the original MY BLOODY VALENTINE, to the show! But first the latest horror! Listen to the gang chat about CURSE OF THE UNDEAD, POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE, THE NEW KIDS, Tobe Hooper's I'M DANGEROUS TONIGHT, LUTHER THE GEEK, GOOD LUCK MISS WYKOFF, THE MOLE PEOPLE and much more. Then, the group is joined by filmmaker George Mihalka for a candid chat about humble beginnings in filmmaking, the legacy and cult following of Harry Warden, bouncing back from English genre films to French comedies, and much, much more. 

Feb 22, 2019

On this episode of Shock Waves, hosts Rob Galluzzo and Elric Kane discuss the documentaries DESPITE THE GODS & ALL THE COLORS OF GIALLO, Scream Factory's VALENTINE Blu-Ray, BABA YAGA, HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U, RITUALS, THE WALKING DEAD, the Amazon series LORENA, Letterboxd ratings, music, and much more! The, Ryan Turek sits down for a one on one chat with Tobias Forge of the band GHOST! Usually known for his anonymity, Tobias went unmasked for this special interview to delve into horror roots, influences, and his creative process! 

Feb 15, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, Ryan Turek, and Elric Kane as they're joined by HORROR NOIRE's Tananarive Due and Rachel True! But first, the latest horrors! The gang discuss spoilers in trailers, COLD SKIN on Shudder, the Topp's JASON VS LEATHERFACE comic book, the novel VIDEO NIGHT, MINDHUNTER on Netflix, THE BELIEVERS, AUDREY ROSE, EVIL OF DRACULA and much, much more! In honor of the new Shudder original documentary HORROR NOIRE, we welcome to the show author/producer/film professor Tananarive Due and actress Rachel True (THE CRAFT) to talk about the doc, black horror history, the new CANDYMAN and much more! Kick back and join the conversation!

Feb 8, 2019

Nicolas Pesce hit the horror scene hard with his grim, violent and effective debut feature film THE EYES OF MY MOTHER. Now he's back with the equally violent, deeply weird thriller PIERCING, starring Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska.

Pesce talks to the Shock Waves team about his return to the director's chair for his sophomore effort and its inspired use of Italian horror soundtrack. He also gives us a preview of his upcoming release: A reboot of THE GRUDGE, aptly-titled GRUDGE.

But before all of that, tune in as Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek discuss Netflix's VELVET BUZZSAW, Shudder's HORROR NOIRE and titles like THE RELIC, THE HOLE IN THE GROUND, DOWN A DARK HALL and SILENT SCREAM.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Feb 1, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and special guest host Sam Zimmerman as they welcome director Rolfe Kanefsky to the show and catch up on all the latest horrors! Ryan and Sam report back from Sundance and give us the first word on WOUNDS, THE HOLE IN THE GROUND, the new TED BUNDY film and more! Elric doubles down on Lucio Fulci with MURDER ROCK and THE PSYCHIC. Bekah doubles down on Dario Argento with INFERNO and MOTHER OF TEARS, as talks about Netflix's PERFUME. Rob talks Vinegar Syndrome with BLOOD HARVEST & UNINVITED. Then, in honor of the new Blu-Ray release of THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE, we welcome to the show writer/director Rolfe Kanefsky. We talk about his cult classic first feature re-emerging again, the struggles in the business, his unreleased lost movie TOMORROW BY MIDNIGHT, his latest ART OF THE DEAD and much more! 

Jan 25, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Ryan Turek as they welcome special guest Katt Shea to the show! But first, the latest horrors! The crew discuss Severin Films' release of SKINNER, Lucio Fulci's MURDER ROCK, PLEDGE, TUMBBAD, the Netflix series YOU and more! Then, in honor of the upcoming triple feature of POISON IVY, STREETS and STRIPPED TO KILL at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles this month, we welcome writer/director Katt Shea to the show! We talk acting for Anthony Perkins, working for Roger Corman, jumping on board the CARRIE sequel, her upcoming NANCY DREW movie and much, much more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation! 

Jan 18, 2019

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome to the show director Sophia Takal! But first, the latest horrors! The gang discuss CHANNEL ZERO: THE DREAM DOOR, SLEEP NO MORE, THE LAST SHOWING, DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THE GUILTY, John Carpenter's STARMAN and more! Then, Sophia Takal is on to tell us about the making of her Hulu Into The Dark feature NEW YEAR, NEW YOU, as well as ALWAYS SHINE, GREEN, V/H/S, and much more. Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Jan 11, 2019

In the first episode of 2019, join the entire gang, Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they talk all the latest horrors! The group weigh in on Netflix hits BIRD BOX and BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH, ESCAPE ROOM, Vinegar Syndrome's releases of MAUSOLEUM, CUTTING CLASS, THE CHILDREN and TERROR, as well as NIGHTMARE BEACH, Abel Ferrara's THE ADDICTION & BODY SNATCHER, HELLFEST and more! Then they're joined by very special guest Lin Shaye for an intimate, candid career retrospective discussion. They delve into her humble beginnings in theater, her relationship with her brother Bob Shaye, working with directors such as Walter Hill, Jack Nicholson, the Farrelly brothers, and much, much more. Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

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