In Part 2 of episode 25, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome on special guests Chela Johnson and Garo Setian from Lionsgate! Chela is the Vice President of marketing in Home Entertainment and the one that helped make this Vestron line a reality! And Garo is an in-house editor for Lionsgate and has been the man behind hundreds of trailers, TV spots and promotional videos, including the new trailers for the Vestron Blu-Ray releases.
We delve into their history with horror and Lionsgate. Discuss the first 6 titles in the Vestron Blu-Ray library, which consist of CHOPPING MALL, BLOOD DINER, WAXWORK 1 and 2, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3 and CHUD II: BUD THE CHUD. Not only do we learn about how this line came to be, but we make suggestions for titles we'd personally like to see.
Then we talk about the importance of horror movie trailers! This includes the most successful ones, our favorite teasers and much, much more. Kick back, relax and enjoy!
In Part 1 of episode 25, the whole gang consisting of Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry gather to discuss the latest horrors! Ryan reports back from New Orleans over Halloween weekend, and tells us about the House Of Shock haunted house! Elric watched THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR, a double bill of RABID and SLUGS, the original CAT PEOPLE and THE 7TH VICTIM. Bekah checked out Blue Underground's new Blu-Ray of MANHATTAN BABY. Rob recommends Scream Factory's new CARRIE collector's edition, as well as Severin's new Blu-Ray release of the documentary THE KILLING OF AMERICA.
Rob also saw the new doc THE TRAIL OF DRACULA, which opened up a discussion on the history of DRACULA films. What are the best? What are the most radical? Who is our favorite? And can DRACULA re-emerge in the current climate of horror?
Lastly, we took to our Facebook page to answer listener questions about everything from best double bills, to horror films we wish had sequels, what we'd like to see get adapted for TV and much, much more. Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
In the second portion of episode 24 of Shock Waves, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry sit down with the one and only Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment, the longest standing truly independent film company. In this candid, yet fun chat, we get to learn a bit about Lloyd's humble beginnings in the film business, how he met Troma's Michael Herz, his early comedy successes with SQUEEZE PLAY and THE FIRST TURN-ON, hooking up with John Avildsen and helping on ROCKY, and much, much more.
We discuss the origins of THE TOXIC AVENGER, how he gave everyone from James Gunn to Eli Roth to Trey Parker & Matt Stone their starts in the film business, to the drastic changes of independent filmmaking and more over the course of this interview. Kick back, relax and listen to one of horrors most fascinating raconteurs tell it like it is!
In the first part of episode 24, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, every reports back on their Halloween. Rob celebrated with a handful of horror anthologies including John Carpenter's BODY BAGS, DEADTIME STORIES and TERROR TRACT. Elric went with some classics such as THE WOLF MAN, THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER and Oz Perkins' Netflix original I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE. Bekah catches up on CHANNEL ZERO and AMERICAN HORROR STORY, and watched LADY IN WHITE and some Disney Halloween goodies. Rob also discusses Netflix's 3rd series of THE FALL starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan.
Then Bekah challenges both Rob and Elric to a little trivia! Two games: in the first, she names a famous restaurant name and we have to identify what horror movie or TV show it's from. And then, we're provided with a horror movie quote, and must answer which movie it originates from! Play along and join the conversation!
It's Halloween! Join Rob Galluzzo and Ryan Turek, along with special guest Tony Giles for this special bonus episode of Shock Waves! In honor of the holiday, we're playing records and music recommendations from Alfred Hitchcock, Freddy Krueger, Elvira, GHOST, Slasher Film Festival Strategy, SURVIVE, Slasher Dave and much, much more. Tony announces a special Lakeshore Records contest to Shock Waves listeners, and Rob challenges Ryan and Tony in a game to identify which HALLOWEEN sequel a series of audio clips is from! Kick back and enjoy! Happy Halloween!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss all the latest horrors! First, the gang catches up on horror TV with THE EXORCIST, THE WALKING DEAD, ASH VS EVIL DEAD, CHANNEL ZERO and much more. Bekah checked out THE CONJURING 2, PURGE: ELECTION YEAR & DEAD END DRIVE-IN. Elric revisited the original THE HAUNTING, and reports back on OUIJA 2 and UNDER THE SHADOW. Rob talks the new Blu-Ray releases of WAXWORK and BURIAL GROUND, and finally got to see Don Coscarelli's KENNY & COMPANY. Ryan watched the bonkers THE PIT, and teases LAKE BODOM.
Then we welcome to the show very special guest Leigh Whannell! We get candid and learn about the origins of SAW and INSIDIOUS, what went wrong on DEAD SILENCE, and how his creative relationship with James Wan works. We also discuss "haunted house" horror and try to break down why this specific sub-genre of horror is the scariest! We also give our Halloween movie picks! Kick back, relax and join the conversation.
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they touch base on all the latest horrors! Ryan revisited ALICE SWEET ALICE, WOLF and THE FRIGHTENERS. Rob & Elric hit up Screamfest for TRASH FIRE. Rob also caught the 1979 Frank Langella DRACULA and FROM THE DARK via Shudder. Elric saw THE MASTER CLEANSE and reports back on The Tension Experience! Bekah's been watching a lot of TV including CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE, FALLING WATER and CRY BABY LANE.
Then we welcome to the show very special guest Oz Perkins, former actor and now writer/director behind the Netflix original I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE (debuting Oct 28th) and the highly anticipated FEBRUARY, aka THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER. He shares a lot of insight into his creative process, what he learned about the business from his father Anthony Perkins, tells us which horror films excite him and confesses that he almost directed a FRIDAY THE 13TH movie. A great chat and his first ever podcast! Kick back, relax and listen!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors, and this week, there was a lot to catch up on! The entire gang reports back on Beyond Fest 2016 where they got to see DAWN OF THE DEAD 3D, SADAKO VS KAYAKO, THE BAD BATCH, THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, THE MONSTER, RAW and much more! Elric survived the New Beverly's annual all-night horror marathon, which screened 35mm prints of RACE WITH THE DEVIL, THE HORROR OF BEACH PARTY, RAWHEAD REX, BAY OF BLOOD, SLAUGHTER HIGH and TICKS! Rob delves into Scream Factory's EXORCIST III Blu-Ray and the differences between both cuts, as well as LADY IN WHITE.
Then we're happy to welcome to the show very special guest John Murdy, the creative director and executive producer of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood, California! We delve into the history of the horror mazes, the process of obtaining well-known properties, the work that goes into executing this event every year and much, much more. It's a candid peek behind the curtain from a genuine horror fan that loves this stuff as much as we do. Kick back and listen!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, the gang all attended Universal's Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood, CA and report back on the entire experience! Also in full swing is Beyondfest! Rob talks about the Fabio Frizzi live re-score to THE BEYOND! Elric attended the premiere of the PHANTASM 4K restoration with PHANTASM RAVAGER. Bekah saw BEYOND THE WALL. Bekah also saw NIGHT TIDE and the ROCKY HORROR pilot. Elric gives his thoughts on the MARTYRS remake. Ryan revisited THE HOWLING, SLEEPY HOLLOW, ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK and POLTERGEIST II. Rob checked out the new Tim Burton flick MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN and DONNIE DARKO.
Then the crew welcome special guest David Hartman to the show! The renowned artist is know for his cartooney monster drawings on SideShowMonkey.com, as well as his work for Rob Zombie. He has a history in animation with EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS, TRANSFORMERS PRIME and GODZILLA. But now, as a lifelong horror fan, he's the director of the ambitious PHANTASM RAVAGER, the 5th and final film in Don Coscarelli's PHANTASM series. We delve into how the project came to be, why it took years to put together and how this is truly a labor of love for the fans. Kick back and enjoy!
This week on Shock Waves, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek kick off the show by paying tribute to the late, great Herschell Gordon Lewis, the "Godfather of Gore." Ryan reports back from Fantastic Fest with his thoughts on THE HANDMAIDEN, ARRIVAL, DARK SONG, SWEET SWEET LONELY SONG & more. The whole hang chime in about THE EXORCIST TV series. Elric saw Lucio Fulci's AENIGMA, CANDYMAN, BLOODY BIRTHDAY & MARTYRS. Bekah reports back on AMERICAN HORROR STORY & THEY'RE WATCHING. Rob tracked down and found FRIGHT NIGHT PART 2, FADE TO BLACK & RAWHEAD REX and did a double bill of the Spanish version of DRACULA with THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN.
Then the gang welcomes special guests Andrew Kasch (NEVER SLEEP AGAIN, TALES OF HALLOWEEN) and Buz Wallick (NEVER SLEEP AGAIN, HORROR'S HALLOWED GROUNDS) to discuss Halloween haunts, mazes and interactive theater. Both Andrew and Buz have been part of the ongoing "Tension Experience" for the last several months and try to explain to us the dense & intricate narrative that led to one of the most ambitious interactive events ever concocted (secretly) by Darren Lynn Bousman and Clint Sears. It's David Fincher's THE GAME, for real! And if you inadvertently joined a cult! Hearing is believing, so kick back and listen!
Lots going on for Episode 18 of Shock Waves! First up, announcement: you can now pre-order the official SHOCK WAVES T-Shirt, courtesy of our friends at Cavity Colors! Your hosts Rob Galluzzo (that's me!), Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry catch up on all the latest horrors!
First up, Elric and Rob get into a debate over the new BLAIR WITCH, and the franchise as a whole. Rob finally revisited PARANORMAL ACTIVITY after years of avoiding the franchise, and also reports back on the superior "director's cut" of Brian De Palma's RAISING CAIN and the 3 new Stephen King Blu-Ray releases for CAT'S EYE, IT and SALEM'S LOT. Bekah watched PANDORUM, the 1979 STALKER and the 1996 MOBEIUS. Elric went back to David Lynch's THE ELEPHANT MAN, and caught up on our special guests films BONE, THE AMBULANCE & RETURN TO SALEM'S LOT.
Then we welcome very special guest Larry Cohen to the show. We delve into his humble early years in New York, writing for television, taking full control of his scripts for such films as IT'S ALIVE, Q THE WINGED SERPENT, GOD TOLD ME TO, THE STUFF, how he struck up a friendship with legendary director Sam Fuller, as well as with famed composer Bernard Herrmann and much, much more. He even teases us the plot of his latest script CAFFEINE! Prepare to be captivated by one of the Hollywood greats!
This week on Shock Waves, join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! Bekah watched THE SHALLOWS, MURDER ROCK and the Thai horror flick COMING SOON. Elric reports back on DEMON, the 1984 cult flick THE POWER and the first 2 DEATH WISH movies. Ryan continued his Universal Monster binge with THE MUMMY'S HAND, as well as HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW and CAST A DEADLY SPELL. Rob chimes in with his thoughts on NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB and the first 2 episodes of ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 2! Then the group welcome on very special guest Greg McLean! They delve into the true story that inspired WOLF CREEK, his plans for the upcoming series and WOLF CREEK 3, his humble beginnings in filmmaking, teaming with James Gunn for THE BELKO EXPERIMENT and much, much more! Kick back and join the conversation!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they gather 'round the table to talk all the latest horrors! In celebration of Dario Argento's birthday, the group throw out their favorite Argento films. Both Rob & Elric saw & discuss Rob Zombie's latest '31.' Bekah checked out the Scorpion Releasing Blu of HARLEQUIN. Elric reports back on I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER and the bonkers 1982 cult film THE INCUBUS. Ryan revisited the original MUMMY, which sparked a discussion on the Universal Monster Movies. And Rob advocates the work of director Jim Mickle after seeing his two latest films COLD IN JULY and WE ARE WHAT WE ARE.
Then the gang welcome very special guest Jordan Peele to the show! Despite being most well known for his comedy work on the show KEY & PEELE, as well as this year's feature KEANU, Peele recently wrapped up production on a straight horror film with Blumhouse Productions titled GET OUT. And through that experience, we discovered his love of the genre. So we delve into how he got into horror through FANGORIA magazine as a kid, his favorite theatrical experiences, how horror has influenced his comedic work & the correlations between the two, what his top 5 genre movies are and much, much more in this fun, laid back candid chat. Sit back, relax and join the conversation!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they talk about all the latest horrors! Elric gives us his thoughts on DON'T BREATHE, the number 1 movie in America from former guest Fede Alvarez, as well as the documentary DE PALMA, the short film PIGSKIN and revisiting the original BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. Bekah talks about the controversial BASKIN and TALE OF TALES. Rob did a double feature of Rob Zombie's first 2 films HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES & THE DEVIL'S REJECTS and teases about the upcoming RAISING CAIN and THE THING Blu-Ray's.
Then the Shock Waves crew welcome very special guest Simon Barrett! They delve into his humble beginnings as a filmmaker, how the collaboration with director Adam Wingard works, and why they chose to resurrect the BLAIR WITCH for Lionsgate. We also touch on A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE, YOU'RE NEXT, THE GUEST and the V/H/S films, as well as the upcoming American remake of I SAW THE DEVIL. Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Elric checked out the 80's "slasher" flick GIRLS NITE OUT, EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, DARLING and THE GREASY STRANGLER. Bekah caught SOUTHBOUND and talks TV with SLASHER and MTV's SCREAM. Ryan survived the MARDI GRAS MASSACRE, as well as cult classics THE GATE and THE LOST BOYS. Rob got a sneak peek at THE 6TH FRIEND and plays a snippet from the recently released soundtrack to MONTAUK CHRONICLES.
The group then welcome very special guests Joshua Miller and Mark Fortin, the screenwriters behind 2015's THE FINAL GIRLS to the show. We delve into their earliest experiences in the horror genre. For Miller, it was seeing his father in THE EXORCIST as Father Karras, and starring in movies like NEAR DARK & RIVER'S EDGE. The two delve into why they love horror, how they met and partnered up, as well as maneuvering themselves in Hollywood as writers & creators on such TV shows as QUEEN OF THE SOUTH. A lot of ground is covered in this lengthy, candid chat! Sit back, relax and join the conversation.
This week on Shock Waves, join hosts Rob Galluzzo and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First, they discuss FX legend Steve Johnson's new Kickstarter campaign for his epic bio book RUBBERHEAD: SEX, DRUGS & SPECIAL FX. We also chat about custom-made horror board games and the new ZOMBI comic books from Eibon Press! Movie-wise, Rob saw the Eli Roth produced CLOWN, Scream Factory's new release of SESSION 9 and the BASKET CASE trilogy! Ryan tells us all about the new Farsi-language horror film UNDER THE SHADOW, the impressive debut from filmmaker Babak Anvari.
Then they welcome very special guests Tiffany Shepis and Felissa Rose to the show for a candid, and at times out-of-control conversation! They talk about the evolution of "Scream Queens," what that term means nowadays, the every changing convention circuit, how they both met & raised their kids together and what of their horror films they'd be comfortable showing their kids. We also get some fun stories, including how Jewel Shepard just saw SLEEPAWAY CAMP with Felissa for the first time and Ryan's infamous encounter with Brinke Stevens! Kick back, relax and join in on the conversation!
This week, join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they delve into their thoughts on the hit Netflix series STRANGER THINGS. Then they discuss all the latest horrors! Bekah checked out Michele Soavi's THE SECT and reports back from the Scare LA convention. Elric revisited Ulli Lommel's THE BOOGEY MAN, Chuck Russell's THE BLOB, Scream Factory's new release THE BITE and LACE CRATER. Ryan talks about the Korean zombie smash hit TRAIN TO BUSAN and Scream Factory's new INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Blu-Ray. Rob caught the rare documentary MANSON, Ken Russell's sleazy CRIMES OF PASSION and the visual assault that is HARDCORE HENRY.
Then the group welcome onto the show very special guest Fede Alvarez, director of EVIL DEAD and the upcoming DON'T BREATHE! We get candid and in-depth and find out the first horror movies Fede discovered as a budding genre fan. How his short film PANIC ATTACK got the attention of Hollywood, what it was like to tackle the remake of EVIL DEAD, and how his new nail-biting thriller DON'T BREATHE came to be! Pizza, beer, and horror talk. Tune in!
This week on Shock Waves, join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they sit down with horror icon and actor extraordinaire Bill Moseley! In this candid chat, we get to learn about Moseley's first horror experiences, how his short film "Texas Chainsaw Manicure" led to getting cast as Chop-Top in Tobe Hooper's TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, the first time he met Rob Zombie at the Universal Studios Eyegore Awards, reprising the role of Otis for THE DEVIL'S REJECTS and much, much more. Kick back, relax and enjoy one of Moseley's most extensive interviews ever!
First up on this week's episode of Shock Waves, Rebekah McKendry reports back from the 2016 Fantasia Film Festival and has tons of horror recommendations including titles such as WE ARE THE FLESH, WE GO ON, TRASH FIRE, I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER and much, much more. Then hosts Rob Galluzzo and Elric Kane are joined by special guests Joe Begos and Graham Skipper, the writer/director and star (respectively) of the upcoming horror/sci-fi flick THE MIND'S EYE. We delve into the inspirations behind the film, making movies with your friends on your own terms, how they both met while working for Stuart Gordon and then start gushing about Gordon's filmography. Only one full bottle of whiskey was harmed during the recording of this episode, so kick back and enjoy this candid chat!
On episode 9 of Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they chat about the latest horrors! All 3 hosts are currently watching the Netflix original series STRANGER THINGS. Rob and Elric give their thoughts on the controversial new GHOSTBUSTERS remake. Rob talks about JUST DESSERTS: THE MAKING OF CREEPSHOW Blu-Ray release. And Elric reports back on a slew of movies including POLTERGEIST III, LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET, the black and white version of THE MIST, George Romero's MARTIN and much more. Then the gang welcomes on producer and former president of FEARnet Peter Block! We get to hear about Block's humble beginnings in marketing before switching into acquisitions and advocating movies such as HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, CABIN FEVER and OPEN WATER for Lionsgate. We delve into how SAW came across his desk and became the successful franchise it became, and get into the rise and fall of the beloved cable network FEARnet. Kick back and enjoy this lengthy, educational conversation with one of Hollywood's greatest producers.
On this edition of Shock Waves, Elric Kane is back from his cross country trip and joined by co-hosts Rob Galluzzo and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! Elric got to see THE SHALLOWS, THE NEON DEMON, George A. Romero's SEASON OF THE WITCH and EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE. Bekah talks about the documentary 30 YEARS OF GARBAGE about the infamous Garbage Pail Kids trading card series. Rob plays a bit of the single "A New Beginning" by Wolfie's Just Fine, a loving tribute to FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V. Then the gang welcome on very special guests David Gregory and Carl Daft of Severin Films! We celebrate their 10th anniversary by learning about their humble beginnings, the "video nasties," the rise and fall of the DVD market, some of their titles such as DOCTOR BUTCHER M.D., SANTA SANGRE, THE SINFUL DWARF, AXE, FELICITY and much more. They even reveal that CATHY'S CURSE will be one of their upcoming titles! As always, kick back and enjoy a chat about our love of weird and eccentric genre pictures!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek and Rebekah McKendry for this bonus mini-episode in celebration of the July 4th holiday! The trio delve into the latest horrors they've seen including THE PURGE: ELECTION DAY and THE SHALLOWS. Ryan just discovered the "slasher" cult classic SLAUGHTER HIGH, Bekah checked out GREEN ROOM, Dario Argento's TENEBRE and HOW TO KILL YOUR FRIENDS. Rob enjoying double features of JAWS 3D with BAIT 3D, as well as HOWL an BAD MOON: Director's Cut! Kick back, relax and enjoy your 4th with some horror talk!
On episode 7 of the Shock Waves podcast, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they answer all your questions! We delve into various topics based upon listener social media inquires regarding favorite horror movies, recommended podcasts and more! Then Ryan Turek, head of development at Blumhouse Productions joins us for his horror pick of the week THE RUINS! We also welcome very special guests Jen & Sylvia Soska to the show, the Twisted Twins! We go through their entire filmmaking history and have a candid chat about everything from DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK to AMERICAN MARY to tackling television with HELLEVATOR and their upcoming remake of David Cronenberg's RABID! Lots of ground covered, so kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss all the latest horrors! First up, THE CONJURING 2! Elric and Rob both delve into their thoughts on James Wan's new sequel. Elric also spent 20 hours on an airline flight catching up on THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR, LAST WITCH HUNTER, VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN & PENNY DREADFUL. Rob reports back on GOOSEBUMPS 3D, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE & ABATTOIR. Bekah fills us in on the recently wrapped Etheria Film Festival. Then Rob and Ryan bring 2 soundtrack selections in this weeks segment of "Now Playing;" one from TENTACLES and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3. Then we're joined by very special guests "masters of horror" Mick Garris and William Malone where we dissect THE FLY franchise from the original 1958 movie through to the 1989 sequel to Cronenberg's classic remake! We also recall the first time we saw each FLY film, we break down what makes a successful remake, and analyze what makes a great adaptation. Kick back, relax and enjoy an in-depth fan discussion among the masters of horror regarding THE FLY!