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Blumhouse and FANGORIA present Shock Waves! Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (Acquisitions & Development, Fangoria), Elric Kane (Inside Horror, Pure Cinema Podcast), Rebekah McKendry (Writer-Director, Professor) and Ryan Turek (VP of Development, Blumhouse) for a weekly discussion and analysis of all facets of the horror genre. Shock Waves dives into the latest horror films, dissects classic titles and welcomes very special guests from the industry to tackle a range of topics. Listeners get 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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Blumhouse and FANGORIA present Shock Waves! Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (Acquisitions & Development, Fangoria), Elric Kane (Inside Horror, Pure Cinema Podcast), Rebekah McKendry (Writer-Director, Professor) and Ryan Turek (VP of Development, Blumhouse) for a weekly discussion and analysis of all facets of the horror genre. Shock Waves dives into the latest horror films, dissects classic titles and welcomes very special guests from the industry to tackle a range of topics. Listeners get 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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832 Ratings
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748
41
12
8
23

They will reignite you’re soul

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Looooovvveee this podcast!

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Shock Waves

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Blumhouse and FANGORIA present Shock Waves! Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (Acquisitions & Development, Fangoria), Elric Kane (Inside Horror, Pure Cinema Podcast), Rebekah McKendry (Writer-Director, Professor) and Ryan Turek (VP of Development, Blumhouse) for a weekly discussion and analysis of all facets of the horror genre. Shock Waves dives into the latest horror films, dissects classic titles and welcomes very special guests from the industry to tackle a range of topics. Listeners get 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!

Rank #1: Episode 96: The Scariest Horror Films 1970 - 2018!

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This is it! Your hosts Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, Ryan Turek and Robert Galluzzo are revealing the films that scared them. The assignment is simple: The four each chose a single title from each decade (beginning with the '70s) they felt was the scariest film from that time and the backdrop for this conversation could not be better...

Yes, this is our LIVE episode from Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas! Get ready for a wild, humorous discussion and get those pencils and notepad ready, you're going to want to take notes on the films mentioned here.

A friendly reminder: Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and give us a follow there. And be sure to leave us feedback or a star rating if you're finding us on iTunes!

May 11 2018

1hr 42mins

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Rank #2: Episode 100: The Shock Waves 100!

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Buckle up for an epic episode. You've heard hosts Robert Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek talk about "Shock Waves Approved" titles. These are horror movies that all four hosts agree demand your attention. With this episode, they've prepared the Shock Waves 100. One hundred movies. All "Shock Waves Approved." And they're going through the list title by title. Before that, however, they trip down memory lane, reflecting on their favorite Shock Waves guests and more. Tune in now!

Jun 08 2018

2hr 48mins

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Rank #3: BONUS: Shock Waves Top 10 Horror Of 2018!

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For those that want to get right to the Shock Waves top 10 horror films and favorite horror things of 2018, this special bonus episode is for you! Culling our picks from Episodes 126 and 127, this specially edited continuous episode has hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry counting down their 10 picks of the year. Do the new versions of SUSPIRIA and HALLOWEEN rank? What about Shudder cult picks TERRIFIED, SATAN'S SLAVES or YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER? Will box office hits A QUIET PLACE, HEREDITARY or MANDY be among the best? Kick back, relax, and tune in for the full top 10 of 2018 count down!

Dec 30 2018

2hr 42mins

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Rank #4: Episode 139: Our Favorite Stephen King Movies

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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!

Apr 05 2019

2hr 29mins

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Rank #5: Episode 171: Our Top 10 Favorite Horror Movies of the Decade!

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We've already counted down the top 10 horror films of 2019, now your co-hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane, and Ryan Turek are looking back at the last decade and picking their top 10 personal favorites. This last 10 years saw the rise of so many distinct horror voices: Jordan Peele, Robert Eggers, Ari Aster; films like IT FOLLOWS, GET OUT, the EVIL DEAD remake, South Korean classics like TRAIN TO BUSAN. Where'd they all land on the Shock Waves crews lists? Tune in to find out!

Dec 20 2019

2hr 47mins

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Rank #6: Episode 113: Panos Cosmatos' First Podcast!

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Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss the latest horrors! Rob reports back from Frightfest in London where he caught ANNA & THE APOCALYPSE, UPGRADE, CLIMAX & more. Elric and Bekah caught this week's big box office victor THE NUN! Bekah's been researching thrillers and watched MUTE WITNESS. And the entire gang saw MANDY, the latest film from our special guest writer/director Panos Cosmatos! We welcome the helmer of MANDY and BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW for his first ever podcast appearance to talk about his early filmmaking days, the long road and inspiration to get MANDY made, working with Nicolas Cage, and much, much more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation! 

Sep 14 2018

1hr 52mins

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Rank #7: Episode 170: Our 10 Favorite Horror Films of 2019!

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Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they count down their top 10 favorite horror movies of the year! Where did theatrical hits US, CRAWL, or READY OR NOT land? What about MIDSOMMAR, THE LIGHTHOUSE, or DOCTOR SLEEP? Or foreign films such as ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, or indies like DANIEL ISN'T REAL or KNIFE + HEART? Tune in to episode 170 of Shock Waves, presented by Blumhouse Productions and Fangoria, to find out!

Dec 13 2019

2hr 46mins

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Rank #8: Episode 77: Our Top 10 Horror Films Of 2017!

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This is it! It's the final episode of Shock Waves for 2017! Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek (Skyping in from the shooting location of the new HALLOWEEN) as they count down their favorite 10 horror films of the year! But first, as always, the latest horrors! Rob caught Guillermo del Toro's latest THE SHAPE OF WATER and the Vinegar Syndrome recent release BLOOD BEAT! Ryan reports back on the Blu-Ray releases of THE SLAYER, THE UNHOLY, and DEMON SEED. Elric checked out 78/52, while Bekah watched MANSFIELD 66/67. Then the gang gets right into their top picks for 2017! Where will crowd pleasers like GET OUT and IT rank? What about indie faves like A DARK SONG, THE DEVIL'S CANDY, or THE BLACKCOATS DAUGHTER? This was the year of Stephen King, so how many of his movie adaptations were named? What controversial choices will the gang throw out there! Rules are broken! There are thrills, chills, screams, gasps and more as we reflect back on the best horror of 2017!

Dec 15 2017

1hr 53mins

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Rank #9: Episode 46: Monster Squad Goals

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Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they discuss all the latest horrors! First up, in books, Rob recommends SLASH OF THE TITANS: THE ROAD TO FREDDY VS JASON and Lois Duncan's original I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. Movie wise, Elric revisited THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER and UNCLE JOHN. Bekah rewatched Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGO, and checked out the new Hulu series DIMENSION 404. Ryan delved into Vestron's WISHMASTER Bul-Ray set. Him and Rob also bared witness to the craziness that is CATHY'S CURSE. Speaking of crazy, Rob upgraded to Blu with THEY'RE PLAYING WITH FIRE, and teases the upcoming PHANTASM box set. Then we welcome to the show special guests Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert, Sean and Rudy from THE MONSTER SQUAD! We ask them about their experiences making that film as child actors, the ever growing cult following of the flick, and what the convention circuit is like. Then, each of us builds our own "monster squad!" We select 5 monsters we'd love to see team up, and then we pit them against our 5 choices for heroes that would make up our own personalized "Monster Squad!" Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Apr 07 2017

2hr 11mins

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Rank #10: Episode 94: Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes!

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Your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane welcome producer Brad Fuller to the show. Fuller is one-third of the team behind Platinum Dunes, the company that brought you the smash-hit A QUIET PLACE as well as the remakes for THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, FRIDAY THE 13th and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Fuller takes you behind-the-scenes of A QUIET PLACE and talks candidly about Platinum Dunes' body of work.

Before all of that, however, the team discuss titles such as NIGHTMARE SISTERS, PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH, DEMON WIND, THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ and much more. We hope you enjoy! And don't forget, if you're listening via iTunes, be sure to leave us a star rating or review.

Apr 27 2018

1hr 53mins

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Rank #11: Episode 36: Sex, Drugs, and Special FX with Steve Johnson!

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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 27 2017

1hr 43mins

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Rank #12: Episode 93: Live from The Chattanooga Film Festival with Joe Bob Briggs!

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Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they record episode 93 of the Shock Waves podcast in front of a live audience! In this show, they report back on some of the festival's movies and events, then welcome special guests Jeremy Gardner (THE BATTERY), producer David Lawson (THE ENDLESS), Jenn Wexler (THE RANGER) and Brian Lonano (CROW HAND, GWILLIAM). Our co-host and special guest for the latter half of the discussion is the mighty Joe Bob Briggs, who joins us to discuss the weirdest movies we've ever seen! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Apr 20 2018

2hr 7mins

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Rank #13: Episode 39: How Do You Consume Horror?

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Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Ryan responds to the recent new HALLOWEEN movie announcement. Valentine's Day just passed, so Ryan talks about the 2001 "slasher" VALENTINE, while Rob brings up his favorite moment from MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D. Ryan also checked out AMITYVILLE 3D and PARENTS. Bekah discusses the "giallo" IN THE FOLD OF THE FLESH and THE APPLE. Elric raves about THE WHIP & THE BODY and SAUNA. Rob talks about his recently wrapped audio commentary track for the PSYCHO remake Blu-Ray! Then we welcome very special guest Mark Ward of RLJ Entertainment, formally Image Entertainment to the show. Mark was at Anchor Bay during their heyday of acquisitions and ushered out films such as HATCHET, BEHIND THE MASK, THE LOST, and more recently helped get titles such as THE MIND'S EYE and BONE TOMAHAWK out. Mark's a lifelong horror fan, so we decided to tackle a topic with him. How do we consume horror? For most of us, it dates back to the VHS era, so we share our stories of discovering horror on VHS, and then the transition to LaserDics and finally DVD. How do we consume horror nowadays and how has the distribution model changed? All this and more in this week's Shock Waves conversation!  This episode is brought to you by Scream Factory! Be sure to visit their Facebook page for all the latest, or visit the official website at www.ScreamFactoryDVD.com

Feb 17 2017

2hr 6mins

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Rank #14: Episode 43: Building The "Perfect" Horror Anthology!

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This week on Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and special guest co-host Darin Scott as they delve into horror anthologies! But first, a discussion on the KING KONG franchise, spurred by the latest film KONG: SKULL ISLAND, and then the latest horrors!  Ryan revisited the '89 Robert Englund fronted PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the original VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, THE GATE, and EVIL DEAD II in honor of its 30th anniversary. Bekah checked out THE LORE, SUGAR HILL and GOD'S LEFT HAND DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND. Elric watched ALWAYS SHINE on Shudder, the 1988 feature PULSE, and EVILSPEAK. Rob gives an early tease of Bryan Fuller's upcoming Starz series AMERICAN GODS. Then we talk horror anthologies! Darin Scott produced two well regarding horror anthologies, FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM and TALES FROM THE HOOD, which hits Blu-Ray from Scream Factory on April 18th. We figured he'd be the perfect co-host to tackle this assignment with. Each of us were instructed to pick our 5 favorite segments, wrap-around optional, and put them together to build what we'd each consider our perfect horror anthology. What were the results? Were there any unanimous picks? Tune in and find out! This episode is brought to you by THE RAKING, now available on DVD/VOD from Midnight Releasing!

Mar 17 2017

1hr 53mins

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Rank #15: Episode 186: Monsters with Mallory O'Meara!

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This week on Shock Waves, your hosts Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane, and Rob Galluzzo are joined by special guest Malloy O'Meara, author of THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, to talk monsters! But first, the latest horrors! The gang discusses Shudder's CURSED docu-series, WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE 2, Ryan revisited the entire SCREAM franchise, as well as SCREAM DREAM on Night Flight, and our Night Flight pick of the week was AMSTERDAMNED! Then Mallory joins us to tell us a bit about her book on Milicent Patrick, now available in paperback, and then we each pick our 3 favorite cinematic non-Universal monsters in horror! The picks are varied! Tune in now!

Apr 17 2020

2hr 30mins

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Rank #16: Episode 85: Hey, It's John Landis!

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Strap in and prepare yourself for a filled to the brim episode of Shock Waves with you hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane! First up, we're joined by Dallas Sonnier, the new owner of Fangoria Magazine who gives us the first scoop on the resurrection of the infamous monster mag and what we can expect from this new iteration of Fangoria! Then, Blumhouse Producer and President of Production Couper Samuelson sits in for Ryan Turek to talk with us about all the latest horrors! Rob and Elric talk about the Netflix original THE RITUAL. Rob did a double feature of the new Criterion NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD with GET OUT, and also talks BASKET BASE, EATEN ALIVE and CREEP 2. Bekah watched RACE WITH THE DEVIL, AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS and HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP. Elric revisited THE FLY, FORTRESS, and has been enjoying CHANNEL ZERO: BUTCHER'S BLOCK. We're then joined by legendary director John Landis! In our nearly 2 plus hour chat, we get classic stories on Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Tony Perkins, and many, many more! Kick back, relax, and enjoy the conversation!

Feb 23 2018

3hr 4mins

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Rank #17: Episode 165: THE LIGHTHOUSE & THE WITCH with Robert Eggers!

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The gang are back, or at least Rob Galluzzo and Elric Kane, from several weeks of traveling and are reporting on the movies they've seen at Salem Horror Fest and the Knoxville Horror Film Fest! Also reviewed: THE FURIES on Shudder, IN THE TALL GRASS on Netflix, Rodman Flender's latest EAT BRAINS LOVE, TAMMY & THE T-REX and more! Then we welcome to the show writer/director Robert Eggers in a rare West Coast appearance to talk about his latest feature THE LIGHTHOUSE, as well as his surprise hit THE WITCH! It's a fascinating candid chat with one of the most unique genre filmmakers working today, and where he draws his inspirations from. Is a remake of NOSFERATU in his future? Tune in for all the answers!

Oct 25 2019

1hr 51mins

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Rank #18: Episode 44: Double Features!

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This week on Shock Waves, it's just Ryan Turek and Rob Galluzzo as they discuss the latest horrors! First, the duo brings us up to speed on the new Shock Waves merchandise from Cavity Colors, an update on the upcoming Texas Frightmare convention, and then we pay tribute to the late, great Bernie Wrightson. Ryan caught a double bill of KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE and THE FUNHOUSE, and also recommends to keep an eye out for TRAGEDY GIRLS. Rob went to the other side with POLTERGEIST 3D and Scream Factory's new FIRESTARTER disc. Elric checks in from home to report back on THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, THE DEVIL'S CANDY and CREEPY. Then we welcome special guests Scott Reynolds (DEXTER, THE FOLLOWING, JESSICA JONES, IRON FIST) and Daniel Budnik (EVENTUALLY SUPERTRAIN, BLEEDING SKULL) to talk about "double features!" Most of the great friendships revolve around sharing double features with each other, so we discuss the ones we've hosted, the one's we've attended, the most memorable theatrical ones, and franchise double bills! It's a fun, candid chat with a lot of titles thrown out, and some whiskey consumed. Grab a pen and pad, kick back and enjoy!

Mar 24 2017

2hr 6mins

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Rank #19: Episode 40: The Art Of The Horror Short Film with David Sandberg!

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In episode 40 of Shock Waves, 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 discuss the sudden rise in horror themed board games! Ryan reports back on A CURE FOR WELLNESS, the new POPCORN Blu-Ray and DEMON KNIGHT. Rob discovered the Argentinian anthology WILD TALES, and revisted Anthony Perkins in PRETTY POISON. Elric had poetry in his eyes for Joe Spinell in THE LAST HORROR FILM, SHREW'S NEST and DON'T KNOCK TWICE. Bekah talks about LEMORA and SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM. TV wise, we bring up BATES MOTEL, LEGION and RIVERDALE. Then we welcome to the show very special guest David F. Sandberg, the director of LIGHTS OUT and the upcoming ANNABELLE 2! We get into his early days as a horror fan, making horror shorts in Sweden with his wife, and the amazing story of how LIGHTS OUT became a major feature film. We get into the development of turning the short into a full length story, the test screening process, the controversial ending, and more! We also discuss the importance of consistently making horror shorts, what works best and which are the most effective ones. Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Feb 24 2017

2hr 6mins

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Rank #20: Episode 116: Our All-Night Horror Marathons! Plus: Michael Ironside!

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This week on Shock Waves, hosts Rob Galluzzo and Elric Kane are joined by Brian Saur of the Pure Cinema Podcast! Elric reports back from BeyondFest after seeing several David Cronenberg films. Rob kicks off Halloween season with Universal Halloween Horror Nights and Knott's Scary Farm. He also watched SCREAM FOR HELP and THE TOXIC AVENGER. We're then joined by special guests Michael Ironside and director Michael Peterson, whose new film KNUCKLEBALL is out now! We delve into their working relationship, but also Ironside's previous work with Cronenberg, Paul Verhoeven and much, much more. PLUS! A special preview of the NO SLEEP podcast! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation! 

Oct 05 2018

2hr 28mins

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Episode 192: Horror Franchises, Live from The Virtual Chattanooga Film Fest!

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For this special live episode, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane, and Ryan Turek are tuning in remotely for the first "virtual" Chattanooga Film Festival! And they're discussing franchises! Because let's face it, these days, ya gotta have a sequel! We're going to delve into each hosts personal favorite franchise, best overall run, best continuity, most bonkers franchise, post-2010 horror film we wish turned into a franchise and much, much more.

May 29 2020

1hr 35mins

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Episode 191: Having A SCREAM with Kevin Williamson

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Kick back with hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they're joined by very special guest Kevin Williamson, in his first podcast appearance! But before all that, let's talk the latest horrors! The gang discuss ANACONDA, the forgotten giallo TRAUMA, HUMONGOUS, the upcoming SPUTNIK, MONSTRUM, DEAD HEAT and much more! Then we get candid with Kevin Williamson about everything from his break-out in the business SCREAM, to the many cursed cuts of CURSED, to VAMPIRE DIARIES, his proposed SCREAM 4-6, and more!

May 22 2020

1hr 50mins

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Episode 190: Blue Underground Goes 4K!

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Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome special guest Bill Lustig to the show! But first, the latest horrors! The gang is chatting Shudder's Z, Mike Flanagan's 1st feature ABSENTIA, BRAHMS: THE BOY 2, Vinegar Syndrome's recent release of PALE BLOOD, Wings Hauser in DEAD MAN WALKING & more! Bill Lustig joins us to talk about the new 4K releases of MANIAC and ZOMBIE, what's next for his label Blue Underground, an update on the HBO MANIAC COP series, what new genre movies he's been watching and much, much more!

May 15 2020

1hr 55mins

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Episode 189: Getting Lucky McKee!

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Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, Ryan Turek, and Elric Kane as they welcome to the show very special guest Lucky McKee! But first, the latest horrors! The gang are discussing cult faves CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS, ALICE SWEET ALICE, and DOLLY DEAREST! Elric went to the drive-in to catch THE WRETCHED. Rob dug into classic Tod Browning with THE UNKNOWN and FREAKS. Also: BLOOD LINK, the original SATAN'S SLAVE and more! Then writer/director Lucky McKee joins us for a candid chat about the origins and personal inspirations behind his debut MAY, the struggles on THE WOODS and RED, the making-of THE WOMAN, his collaborations with Chris Sivertson, Jack Ketchum, Tobe Hooper, and much, much more. Our Night Flight pick of the week is DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW!

May 08 2020

2hr 6mins

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Episode 188: Vinegar Syndrome III

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In another quarantined edition of Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss all the latest horrors! Ryan revisited the Hannibal Lector franchise & CABIN FEVER! Bekah took a chance on I SEE YOU and the BLOOD FEAST remake. Elric caught up on some new genre offerings: THE SIREN, 1BR, BLOOD QUANTUM. And Rob discovered the kindertrauma of the original 1973 DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK! Then we welcome back to the show special guests Jeff Gittel and Joe Rubin from Vinegar Syndrome! They're giving us the inside scoop on their upcoming halfway to Black Friday sale, discussing RAD, THE CANDY SNATCHERS, HOLLYWOOD HORROR HOUSE, BEYOND THE DOOR III, XTRO III, FORGOTTEN GIALLI and so much more. We even get one surprise title announcement out of them! Kick back and enjoy!

May 01 2020

1hr 42mins

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Episode 187: David Dastmalchian & The Creation of Count Crowley!

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It's another quarantined Shock Waves! Join hosts Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, Rob Galluzzo, and Elric Kane along with special guest David Dastmalchian! But first, the latest horrors! In TV horror, the gang's diving into the new season of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and Quibi's 50 STATES OF FRIGHT. Plus: EXTRA ORDINARY, WITCHCRAFT 70, DEADLINE, the F/X movies, THE TURNING and more! Then we're joined by actor/writer David Dastmalchian, a life-long horror host fan who tells us about the creation of his comic book COUNT CROWLEY: RELUCTANT MIDNIGHT MONSTER HUNTER, as well as his experiences working with David Lynch on TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN, Christopher Nolan on THE DARK KNIGHT, and Denis Villeneuve on the upcoming DUNE!

Apr 24 2020

1hr 44mins

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Episode 186: Monsters with Mallory O'Meara!

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This week on Shock Waves, your hosts Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane, and Rob Galluzzo are joined by special guest Malloy O'Meara, author of THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, to talk monsters! But first, the latest horrors! The gang discusses Shudder's CURSED docu-series, WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE 2, Ryan revisited the entire SCREAM franchise, as well as SCREAM DREAM on Night Flight, and our Night Flight pick of the week was AMSTERDAMNED! Then Mallory joins us to tell us a bit about her book on Milicent Patrick, now available in paperback, and then we each pick our 3 favorite cinematic non-Universal monsters in horror! The picks are varied! Tune in now!

Apr 17 2020

2hr 30mins

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Episode 185: Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares with Michael Gingold!

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All 4 of your hosts, Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane, are here for another quarantined edition of Shock Waves, this time, with very special guest Michael Gingold! But first, the latest horrors! The gang is discussing SEA FEVER, THE OTHER LAMB, THE STAND, TALES FROM THE LOOP, Dario Argento's SLEEPLESS, Vinegar Syndrome's DEADLINE, CURSED FILMS on Shudder, FORBIDDEN WORLD, THE WRETCHED, THE CORRUPTION OF CHRIS MILLER and much, much more! Then, we delve into FANGORIA editor Michael Gingold's 3-part books series Ad Nauseam, Ad Nauseam 2, and Ad Astra, which collects decades worth of newspaper ads for horror and sci-fi movies! An art unto itself, we discuss some of our favorite horror campaigns growing up, marketing stunts, trends and more!

Apr 10 2020

2hr 8mins

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Episode 184: Under Quarantine with Leigh Whannell

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On the new episode of ‘Shock Waves: Under Quarantine,’ Ryan Turek, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are joined by the Writer / Director of THE INVISIBLE MAN, Leigh Whannell to suggest three streaming horror films each that you can enjoy right now from the safety of home. The picks range from modern classics to “Deep Cut” cult films but all are available to stream now. Co-host Rob G also manages to sneak in his picks. In addition, they discuss what they’ve been watching while housebound including 80’s classics DEMONS 2 and APRIL FOOLS DAY, along with more recent releases THE SILENCE, ROOM and the eerily relevant VIVARIUM.

Apr 03 2020

1hr 58mins

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Episode 183: Horror Comics with Cullen Bunn!

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Join your Shock Waves hosts Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane, and Rob Galluzzo as they check in remotely to talk all the latest horrors! First, a tribute to the late, great Stuart Gordon. Next, discussions on VEROTIKA, THE PLATFORM, THE HUNT, the COFFIN JOE trilogy, TWO EVIL EYES, and more! We then welcome very special guest Cullen Bunn, writer of THE 6TH GUN, HARROW COUNTY, BONE PARISH, and DARK ARK to discuss horror in comics, and we each pick our personal favorite graphic novels! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Mar 27 2020

2hr 16mins

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Killer POV Flashback: In Honor Of Stuart Gordon

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On Tuesday, March 24th, we lost "Master of Horror" and friend Stuart Gordon. In his memory, we wanted to re-share this early episode of our previous podcast, Killer POV. We had Stuart on for episode 33 which aired on October 11th, 2013 when he was mounting a feature version of NEVERMORE. We discussed that, the theater, favorite Poe adaptations, and much more.

Mar 25 2020

1hr 13mins

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Episode 182: These Are Strange Times

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For episode 182 of Shock Waves, the team is recording remotely from home! Join Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane, and Rob Galluzzo as they delve into the plethora of genre films they've been watching in self-isolation! Titles include: THE PASSION OF DARKLY MOON, THIRST (1079), JACOB'S LADDER (1990), THE CRAZIES (2010), NIGHT OF THE DEVILS, FUTURE-KILL, THE NEW DAUGHTER, THE PERISHED, HBO's THE OUTSIDER, NIGHT KILLER, THE ASTROLOGER, RIDING THE BULLET, ROAD GAMES and BIRDEMIC! There may even be an "invisible" guest? Lots of recommendations for lots of downtime. Tune in!

Mar 20 2020

1hr 5mins

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Episode 181: Editing HUNTERS, DEXTER, and PSYCHO!

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The whole team is back! Join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they talk about all the latest horrors from the Blumhouse offices, including INVISIBLE MAN, PAGANINI HORROR, POSSESSOR, EXORCIST, DEATH VALLEY, BLOOD ON HER NAME, DER FAN and more! Then we welcome special guest Amy Duddleston to the show! Amy's one of the editors on the Amazon series HUNTERS, as well as DEXTER, THE KILLING, AMERICAN GODS, and even Gus Van Sant's 1998 remake of PSYCHO! We talk to her about all of those and more!

Mar 13 2020

1hr 44mins

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Episode 180: A Discussion on Body Horror, Live from Panic Fest!

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Live from the amazing Panic Film Festival in Kansas City, Bekah and Elric countdown their favorite non-Cronenberg body horror flicks along with filmmaker Paddy Murphy. Featuring plenty of extra gooey body horror deeps cuts, this one gets super gory!

Mar 06 2020

1hr 29mins

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Episode 179: Al Adamson & The Reel Life of Severin Films!

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Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane as they invade the Severin offices to celebrate the release of the new documentary BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON! But first, the latest horrors! The gang talks HUNTERS on Amazon, the Tartan Asian label, FRIGHTMARE, SENNENTUNTSCHI: CURSE OF THE ALPS. Then we welcome back to the show David Gregory of Severin Films and the director of the new Al Adamson documentary! We talk about the upcoming masterpiece box set, he reveals several surprise upcoming titles, the evolution of the label and more!

Feb 28 2020

1hr 38mins

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Episode 178: Best Movies Never Made Crossover at Slashback Video!

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This week on Shock Waves, your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane are recording from the new exhibit Slashback Video: The Beginning! Mystic Museum co-owner Erick Wesell joins us at the top of the show to give us a sneak preview of the new iteration of Slashback. The gang catch up on the latest horrors including CLOSE CALLS, SIMON KING OF THE WITCHES, THE PACK and debate the best work of Lucio Fulci. We're then joined by Josh Miller (SONIC THE HEDGEHOG) and Stephen Scarlata (JODOROWSKY'S DUNE) from the podcast Best Movies Never Made to discuss horror gems that never made it to or through production! Lost Romero, a sequel to Carpenter's THE THING, and much more! Plus: since we're in Slashback Video, we have to talk about our favorite VHS rarities! All this and more straight from the aisles at Slashback Video!

Feb 21 2020

1hr 28mins

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Episode 177: Raining Blood, Live from Grill 'Em All!

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Field trip for the Shock Waves crew! Ryan Turek, Elric Kane, Rob Galluzzo, and Rebekah McKendry stopped by the heavy metal burger joint GRILL 'EM ALL in Alhambra, CA with special guest Christian James Hand of The Session to break down Slayer's masterpiece track "Raining Blood!" Plus: a MY BLOODY VALENTINE contest, ALTERED, R POINT, burgers, beer and metal!

Feb 14 2020

53mins

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BONUS: The 2020 FANGORIA CHAINSAW AWARDS!

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Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they read off the nominees for the 2020 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, and announce the winners, as voted on by YOU, the fans! Which movie ranked in the "best kill?" Which streamer premiere was considered the best among genre fans? Who was the best actor, actress, movie in the genre this last year? Listen to find out!

Feb 08 2020

21mins

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Episode 176: COME TO DADDY with Ant Timpson!

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Join your hosts Elric Kane, Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome to the show Ant Timpson, the director of COME TO DADDY! But first, the latest horrors! Bekah and Elric caught GRETEL & HANSEL. Ryan revisited STUDENT BODIES and has been reading the COUNT CROWLEY comics. Rob checked out DEADLY MANOR on Blu, and THE DEAD DON'T DIE. Elric reports back on the obscure THE FIFTH FLOOR. Then we're joined by one of the most influential people in Elric's life, Ant Timpson, who launched The Incredibly Strange Film Festival in New Zealand. He tells us about how a real life personal tragedy finally pushed him into the director's chair for his film COME TO DADDY, starring Elijah Wood.

Feb 07 2020

1hr 40mins

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Episode 175: Issa López and the Journey to TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID

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Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome to the show TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID writer/director Issa López! But first, the latest horrors! This week's group movie was Dario Argento's OPERA! Bekah and Elric report back from Panic Fest, Ryan revisited THE EXORCIST, Bekah's reading the novel THE FISHERMAN by John Langan, and Rob had a VHS night with NIGHT TERRORS! Issa López joins us to tell her about her long journey from Mexican comedies to her masterpiece TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, the influence of Carlos Enrique Taboada, and how she finally got the attention of Guillermo del Toro!

Jan 31 2020

1hr 58mins

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