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!
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!
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!
Episode 143: Catching Up With Joe Bob Briggs in Chattanooga, TN!
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!
Episode 142: The Strange, Sinister World of Scott Derrickson
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!
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!
Episode 140: Catching Up With Fangoria's Phil Nobile!
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!
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!
Episode 138: Talking Visual Effects with Michael L. Fink
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.
Episode 137: Jules McLean from The New Beverly Cinema!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Episode 133: Horror Noire with Tananarive Due and Rachel True!
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!
Episode 132: Piercing & Grudge Director Nicolas Pesce!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Episode 127: Top 5 Horror Films and Favorite Things from 2018!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they wrap up the year with their top 5 horror movie picks, and top 5 favorite horror related things from this year. Movie-wise, what made the cut? Where did favorites MANDY, SUSPIRIA, TERRIFIED, HEREDITARY, ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE rank? Did the return of Joe Bob Briggs and FANGORIA magazine play into the highlights of 2018? Kick back, relax, and join the conversation to find out!
Episode 126: Top 10-6 Horror Films and Favorite Things from 2018!
This is it! The year is winding down and your Shock Waves hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry are here to walk you through the best horror of 2018! But first, the gang touch base on what they've seen lately. For Ryan, it was LEPRECHAUN RETURNS. Elric reports back on GOOD MANNERS. Rob talks URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT. Bekah signs off on HOUSEWIFE. And then we get into it! We count down both our Top 10 horror movies of the year, as well as our 10 favorite horror things in 2018. For this episode, we tackle picks 10 through 6! What made the cut? Did the updates of SUSPIRIA and HALLOWEEN sneak into the top 10? How about break out indie favorites like HEREDITARY and MANDY? Or Shudder originals like TERRIFIED and SATAN'S SLAVES? You'll have to tune in to find out!
The entire gang is back! Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry welcome special guests Jocelin Donahue and Morgan Peter Brown to the show, but first the latest horrors! On the home video front, Rob talks about Blue Underground's ZOMBIE and MANIAC releases, as well as Warner Archive's DRACULA A.D. 1972 & THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA, and Scream Factory's URBAN LEGEND. Ryan dives into the CRITTERS box set, Vinegar Syndrome's THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD (aka ALIEN ZONE), and THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE. Elric talks INCIDENT IN A GHOSTLAND, BLUE MY MIND & INSIDE NO 9. Bekah catches up on Netflix's MAY THE DEVIL TAKE YOU, CAM, OVERLORD & the graphic novel SEVERED. Then we shift the conversation to holiday horrors in honor of Bekah's anthology film ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING. Break out the egg nog and let's celebrate!
Episode 124: Talking DEAD WAX with Graham Reznick!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! Elric took a look at CAM, OVERLORD, APOSTLE and SATAN'S SLAVES. Ryan revisited I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, DAGON & has been listening to the podcast THE HORROR OF DOLORES ROACH. Rob braved MIND RIPPER aka HILLS HAVE EYES 3, as well as RAZORBACK! The gang is then joined by special guest Graham Reznick to talk his new Shudder series DEAD WAX, his sound design work on Ti West films, working with Larry Fessenden on UNTIL DAWN and much, much more!
Episode 123: Live from the Knoxville Horror Film Fest!
Live from the Knoxville Horror Film Festival Elric hosts a roundtable with filmmakers (and festival judges) Jill Gevargizian (Dir. The stylist, 42 Counts) Brian Lonano (Dir Crow Hand, Gwilliam, BFF Girls) , Jay Kay "Horror Happens Radio Show” as they delve into their “Handshake Horrors” picking 5 horror films each that made them the horror fans / filmmakers they are today. Special thanks: Recorded by Andy Vinson and Loch and Key Productions
The entire gang is back! Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they talk the latest horrors! Including, the new SUSPIRIA, LORDS OF CHAOS and more! Rob checked out Warner Archives releases of BAD RONALD, THE SWARM & VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED. Ryan reports back on WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE. Bekah read the novel FANTASTICLAND. Elric signs off on THE UNNAMABLE, NEXT OF KIN, POSSUM & IN FABRIC. We then welcome very special guest Paul Davis, the director of Hulu's Into The Dark's THE BODY! Paul has a long fascinating history between documentaries (BEWARE THE MOON), books (THE LOST BOYS), and as a creature character (SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY)! We discuss it all and then some! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
Your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are back to discuss all the latest horrors! Elric reports back from the Knoxville Horror Film Fest! The entire gang discuss TERRIFIED on Shudder, as well as the SUSPIRIA remake! Rob is blown away by Vestron's gem release of CLASS OF 1999. Then we welcome special guests Joe Rubin and Jeff Gittel from Vinegar Syndrome onto the show! We chat about the humble beginnings of the label Vinegar Syndrome, the process of tracking down some of their crazy titles, and much more!
Episode 120: Live from the Halloween 40th Convention with Tom Atkins!
For our 120th episode of Shock Waves, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane are live from the Halloween 40th anniversary convention in South Pasadena with very special guest Tom Atkins, the star of HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH, THE FOG, NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D and much more! Happy Halloween!
Episode 119: Christian Hand Breaks Down The GHOSTBUSTERS Theme!
Join your hosts Ryan Turek and Rob G as they discuss the new HALLOWEEN, Hammer Horror such as THE MUMMY, and horror themed TV THE CURIOUS CREATIONS OF CHRISTINE MCCONNELL, LIGHT AS A FEATHER and more! They're answering questions from FANGORIA. Then, they're joined by returning special guest Christian James Hand of The Session On Air to do a music breakdown of one of the 80's most famous spooky songs, Ray Parker Jr's GHOSTBUSTERS! Happy Halloween!
Episode 118: The Chilling Adventures Of Axelle Carolyn!
Hosts Rob Galluzzo and Elric Kane are joined by Axelle Carolyn, writer on the Netflix series CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, and author of the Frightfest Guide book "Ghost Movies!" But first, the latest horrors! Rob gives his spoiler-free review of HALLOWEEN 2018, JIGSAW, MALEVOLENCE 3: KILLER and the Hammer Horror 8 disc collection. Elric raves about Mike Flanagan's Netflix series THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE. We're then joined by Axelle Carolyn to discuss Hammer Horror, best ghost movie discoveries while researching her book, and diving into the world of television writing with SABRINA! All this and more on the latest Shock Waves!
Bonus Episode: HALLOWEEN Live from Beyond Fest with Nick Castle!
On Saturday, October 6th, the Los Angeles based film festival Beyond Fest hosted a double feature of the original 1978 HALLOWEEN, along with the West Coast premiere of the brand new Blumhouse produced 2018 HALLOWEEN. Your Shock Waves co-hosts Rob Galluzzo and Ryan Turek welcomed "The Shape" himself Nick Castle to discuss both movies in between the double feature! Just in time for the October 19th release, check out this candid Q & A with the man behind Michael Myers mask!
Episode 117: Ben from Fright-Rags, and Andrew Kevin Walker!
Join your hosts Ryan Turek and Rob Galluzzo as they welcome to the show Ben Scrivens, the owner/creator of horror T-shirt company Fright-Rags! Reviewed! TALES FROM THE HOOD 2, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE. The gang is also joined by special guest Andrew Kevin Walker, the screenwriter of David Fincher's SE7EN, SLEEPY HOLLOW, BRAINSCAN, 8MM, THE WOLFMAN, and much, much more. We get candid about the screenwriting process, the projects that never came to be, his working relationship with Fincher, and how he wrote SE7EN while working at Tower Records! All this and more!
Episode 116: Our All-Night Horror Marathons! Plus: Michael Ironside!
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!
Bonus Episode: FANGORIA Lives! A Preview Of The New Issue!
Join your Shock Waves hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, and Elric Kane for this special episode of Shock Waves, in which the gang are opening the first brand new issue of FANGORIA magazine in over 3 years! Labeled as Volume 2, Issue #1, hear the hosts history with FANGORIA over the years and their initial reactions to the new articles, contributions, cover and more! From the new HALLOWEEN to SUSPIRIA to the unmade TEXAS CHAINSAW 2; editorials from legendary Fango scribes Tony Timpone and Michael Gingold, articles by Don Coscarelli, Robert Englund & Alexandre Aja, an original short by Chuck Palahniuk and much, much more, here's the first preview for the epic return of FANGORIA!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Ryan Turek as they welcome special guest Grady Hendrix to the show! But first, the latest horrors! Ryan reports back from Fantastic Fest where he caught OVERLORD, APOSTLE, ONE CUT ABOVE THE DEAD, and more! Elric's continuing his CHILD'S PLAY binge with CURSE OF CHUCKY. Rob got a sneak peak at Hulu's Into The Dark kick-off filmTHE BODY, as well as Severin's Blu-Ray for ABSURD. Then, returning to the show is acclaimed author Grady Hendrix! We discuss his latest novel WE SOLD OUR SOULS, how his last book PAPERBACKS FROM HELL has changed the market for horror paperback novels, the New York Asian Film Festival, and much, much more. Kick back and tune in!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss all the latest horrors! Ryan reports back from TIFF where he caught YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER and IN FABRIC. Rob hit up the Son Of Monsterpalooza convention where he picked up the Blu-Ray for BODY MELT. Bekah discovered the 1965 STING OF DEATH, while Elric uncovered the HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN. The crew welcome to the show special guest Jon Schnitzer, the director of the Netflix documentary HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE, and opens up an in depth chat into the "extreme haunt" craze. From Blackout to McKamy Manor to The 17th Door and more, get the inside scoop!
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!
Episode 112: Gigi Guerrero & Rue Morgue's Andrea Subissati
Episode 112 is here and Shock Waves is welcoming our Canadian horror pals to the show. Kick back and listen to filmmaker Gigi Guerrero, of Luchagore Productions, and Andrea Subissati - from Rue Morgue Magazine and the Faculty of Horror podcast - as they delve into a variety of topics. But, before all of that, hosts Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane take you through their thoughts on films like Slaughterhouse Rock, Upgrade, Miss Leslie's Dolls, Hocus Pocus and more! We hope you enjoy...
Aspiring filmmakers, you'll want to tune in to this episode as Jack Davis and Kate Krantz talk about their scary short film empire CryptTV. The two reveal what makes this digital company tick, what they're looking for, what horror films are taking off in the YouTube space and more. But first, your Shock Waves hosts - Robert Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry - have a lot of ground to cover in the way of horror both in film and in print. Rebekah dives in with her assessment of RIKI-OH: THE STORY OF RICKY; Rob G. takes a trip into the vampire-laden 3D landscape of PRIEST; Ryan revisits some mid-'90s John Carpenter with VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED; and, Elric takes a step into THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD aka ALIEN ZONE. DEEP RISING, a DARKMAN sequel and the comic books NAILBITER and BEAUTY are the topic of conversation, too! We hope you enjoy.
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they celebrate Rob's birthday with very special guest Udo Kier! But first, the latest horrors! The gang reviews THE MEG, PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH, BRAINSCAN, OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN, SUMMER OF '84, GHOSTED and much more! Udo Kier is on to tell us stories about working with Lars von Trier, Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey, Gus Van Sant, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jim Carrey, and many more! Kick one back and Udo take you away!
Episode 109: Talking Metal & Horror With Brendon Small!
The Shock Waves hosts are back in the studio to discuss the latest horrors, including a rare FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 screening in 3D, Hulu's CASTLE ROCK, DEAD NIGHT, THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW, STUNT ROCK, Scream Factory's RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD PART 2, and more! Then we welcome to the show Brendon Small! The creator of the animated series HOME MOVIES, METALOCALYPSE, and the band DETHKLOK joins us to talk heavy metal in horror, King Diamond, and more! Kick back, turn us up to eleven and enjoy the conversation.
Episode 108: Tom Holland, Vampires, Live from Midsummer Scream!
On this week's show, Shock Waves is broadcasting live from the acclaimed MidSummer Scream Convention in Long Beach, California! Rebekah and Elric are joined by the legendary Tom Holland (FRIGHT NIGHT, CHILD'S PLAY), filmmaker Dave Parker (THE HILLS RUN RED), and horror guru Ryan Larson (as well an enthusiastic live audience) for a discussion about their favorite vampire films through-out history. Get ready for crazy Hollywood stories and a few killer vampire titles you've likely never heard of.
Episode 107: Scream Factory On SDCC 2018 Announcements!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they talk the latest horrors! Elric signs off on TO HELL & BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY, THE SINNER on Netflix, LIKE ME and LUZ. Bekah checked out NERVE, ALLIGATOR and the graphic novel REVIVAL. Rob raves about LOWLIFE, THE UNSEEN and MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN! Then, we welcome back to the show Jeff Nelson and Cliff MacMillan from Scream Factory! We delve into all 14 titles announced at SDCC 2018, including CANDYMAN, the CRITTERS collection, URBAN LEGEND, SINGLE WHITE FEMALE, THE CRAFT, SLEEPWALKERS, STARMAN, SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT 2 and more! They also discuss CREEPSHOW, THE EXORCIST 2, SCREAM FOR HELP and drop other tidbits about the future of Scream Factory!
Episode 106: Live from Mad Monster Party, AZ with Felissa Rose & Amanda Wyss!
Join host Rob Galluzzo live from the Mad Monster Party convention in Arizona as he welcomes special guests Felissa Rose (SLEEPAWAY CAMP) and Amanda Wyss (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) onto Shock Waves! The trio discuss everything from Felissa and Amanda's respective horror classics, what films scared them growing up, what the convention circuit has been like from their perspective, and much, much more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they embark on a game of Dead Right Horror Trivia! But first, the latest horrors! Elric and Bekah both report back on ALIEN PREDATORS (1987). Bekah caught THE FIRST PURGE, and has been watching THE FORREST on Netflix. Speaking of Netflix, Rob's bringing the new Michael C. Hall show SAFE. Elric talks KWAIDAN, THOROUGHBREDS, CALIBER and THE CITY OF THE DEAD! Then Bekah brings on her trivia co-host Jared Rivet, along with special guests Brian Collins (Birth Movies Death) and Paula Haifley to compete against Rob & Elric in Dead Right Horror Trivia! Join in on the fun!
Episode 104: Talking Horror Fiction with Paul Tremblay!
Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are all back to talk about the latest horrors! Ryan checked out THE FIRST POWER and season 2 of SLASHER. Elric tells us about the long lost DOOM ASYLUM! Bekah watched LET THE CORPSES TAN and THE CALLER from 2011. Rob experienced the madness of SHOCKING DARK, as well as Arrow's new LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT Blu-Ray. Then the gang welcome author Paul Tremblay to discuss horror fiction, his books A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS and THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD, and his life long love of the genre! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
In honor of July 4th, the Shock Waves crew is celebrating JAWS in this bonus episode with a special sneak preview of the INSIDE JAWS podcast, hosted by Mark Ramsey! INSIDE JAWS takes you on an immersive journey through the making of 1975’s pulse-pounding hit film JAWS, the first-ever summer blockbuster. Subscribe to INSIDE JAWS on Apple Podcast today or hear the first 5 episodes at wondery.com/plus
Episode 103: Horror-Adjacent Films with David Sandberg & Brea Grant!
This week, your hosts Rob Galluzzo and Rebekah McKendry are joined by 2 very special guests David Sandberg (LIGHTS OUT, ANNABELLE: CREATION, SHAZAM) and Brea Grant (Reading Glasses Podcast, THE ARRANGEMENT)! The entire gang discuss a series of movies that are "horror-adjacent," such as JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, REVENGE, UNSANE, LOOK, HOTEL ARTEMIS and SHOCKING DARK! We also get the news on their latest projects! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane as they welcome special guest make-up FX artist Chris Nelson! But first, the latest horrors! The gang report back from Etheria Film Night 2018. Elric and Rob braved the madness of LIQUID SKY, while Ryan tackled NINJA III: THE DOMINATION! Bekah investigated the insect based terrors of LARVA and THE THAW. Rob checks out the ABOMINABLE Blu-Ray, while Elric talks about animated flick FEAR(S) OF THE DARK! Christopher Allen Nelson joins us to talk about his long career in make-up FX, including redesigning the new Michael Myers mask, KILL BILL, SUICIDE SQUAD, cult films like FREAKED, and much much more! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 101: Analyzing Tubular Bells, The Theme From THE EXORCIST!
On episode 101 of Shock Waves, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are joined by special guest Christian James Hand to do a deep dive analysis of "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield, known by most horror fans as the theme to THE EXORCIST! But first: the latest horrors! The entire gang sign off on HEREDITARY and the highly anticipated HALLOWEEN trailer! Rob checked out WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK & Scorpion's new DEATH SHIP Blu-Ray. Elric watched STEPFATHER 2 & 3, as well as Arrow's new release of Abel Ferrara's THE ADDICTION. Bekah reports back on HELL HOUSE LLC and THE VINEYARD. Then we're joined by radio DJ and creator of The Session On Air Christian James Hand, who walks us through a story teller version on the history of "Tubular Bells," one of the most epic pieces of music ever recorded! You will never hear it the same after this! Kick back, relax, and join us!
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!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they talk the latest horrors! Elric braves ZOMBIE 5: KILLING BIRDS, THE CARPENTER (1981) and WELCOME TO SPRING BREAK. Ryan tells us about SPASMS, DARK TOWER (1989), and DALAW (2010). Bekah's on a TV binge with TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL and PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, and also checked out REMOTE CONTROL (1988). Rob watched the long sought after "found footage" film THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES. Then the gang welcome back to the show Graham Skipper, the director of the new Shudder exclusive SEQUENCE BREAK! We talk video games in horror movies, and then horror video games! Kick back, grab your game controller and join the conversation!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! Rob and Elric talk Severin Films ZOMBIE 3 & 4. Ryan and Rob both checked out BLOOD HOOK and the new Netflix original CARGO. Elric tells us about SCALPEL, while Ryan reports back on the BUBBA HO-TEP & THE COSMIC BLOOD-SUCKERS comic book, and Rob checks out the new blu-rays for THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW and THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING. Then we welcome very special guest Scout Taylor-Compton to the show! She tells us about her latest horror film FERAL, her experiences on both of Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN films, growing up the daughter of a mortician, imaginary friends, working in the TV world, tackling directing, portraying Lita Ford and much, much more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they report back from Texas Frightmare Weekend, and catch up on all the latest horrors! Rob attended an anniversary screening of HALLOWEEN 4, talks Vinegar Syndrome's BLUE VENGEANCE and Arrow's THE THING release. Ryan saw ANGUISH (1987), TERRIFIER, and revisited IT'S ALIVE. Elric got to experience LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH on the big screen, and tells us about Severin Films' ZOMBIE 3 and THREADS releases. And Bekah went BEYOND THE SEVENTH DOOR, to JP Monroe's sleazy nightclub with HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH, and checked out ALTERED HOURS. Then we welcome special guests Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson to the show! The filmmakers behind the upcoming THE ENDLESS, as well as SPRING and RESOLUTION detail the evolution of their filmography in this candid, informative chat. Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
Episode 96: The Scariest Horror Films 1970 - 2018!
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!
Episode 95: Barbara Crampton, Jenn Wexler & Owen Egerton
Shock Waves is live at the Overlook Film Festival, recording in the heart of New Orleans' haunted Bourbon Orleans Hotel. Co-host Ryan Turek was on the ground in the French Quarter and he invited actress/producer Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR, co-star of the upcoming PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH) and directors Jennifer Wexler (THE RANGER) and Owen Egerton (Rooster Teeth, BLOODFEST) to join him in a thoughtful conversation about the horror genre you do not want to miss. 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!
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.
Episode 93: Live from The Chattanooga Film Festival with Joe Bob Briggs!
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!
The whole gang is back! Join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! The entire team weigh in on this week's big box office hit A QUIET PLACE. Elric, Rob and Bekah report back from the Chattanooga Film Festival where they caught GHOST STORIES, NOVEMBER, THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH, WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS, THE RANGER, REVENGE and much more! Ryan revisited the WARLOCK trilogy, as well as GODZILLA VS MEGALON! Then we welcome to the show very special guest Natasha Kermani! Her debut film is IMITATION GIRL, featuring a duel performance by fan fave actress Lauren Ashley Carter, and we talk about her humble beginnings, genre films and directors that influenced her storytelling style, and New York versus Los Angeles! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
With his team off having fun at the Chattanooga Film Festival, co-host Ryan Turek flies solo this week and he's brought actors Lucy Hale (of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) and Tyler Posey (TEEN WOLF) and director Jeff Wadlow (KICK-ASS 2) with him. The three are celebrating the release of their upcoming film TRUTH OR DARE, however, they open up on about their earliest horror memories, the films that shaped them, SCREAM 4, Wes Craven and much more. We hope you and enjoy! And, if you're listening via iTunes, don't forget to leave us a rating or a review.
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they talk all the latest horrors! But first, a brief debate about how you listen to your favorite podcasts! Bekah and Rob have been loving the new season of SANTA CLARITA DIET. Elric and Ryan have been watching THE TERROR. Bekah also reports back from Wondercon, and the comics QUEEN CRAB and GONERS. Rob breaks down the new Blu-Ray releases of DEEP RED and THE SECT. Ryan watched THE WILLIES and PYEWACKET. Elric revisited RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 2, INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, INSIDE NO 9 and IMITATION GIRL. Then we welcome to the show very special guest Stephanie Rothman! The writer/director of TERMINAL ISLAND, THE VELVET VAMPIRE, THE WORKING GIRLS, and more tells us about her humble beginnings working with Roger Corman, the challenges of directing during that period in the 60's, and we go beyond the horror genre for her to give us her all time favorite movie recommendations! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they talk all the latest horrors! Elric and Ryan discuss Shudder's latest COLD HELL. Rob's been catching up on ASH VS EVIL DEAD season 3, and also enjoying the Scream Factory releases for THE BURBS and BEHIND THE MASK. Bekah checked out DANCE MACABRE and ANTHROPOPHAGUS. Elric revisited the original INVADERS FROM MARS and ED WOOD. Then we welcome very special guest Jonah Ray to the show! Jonah is the host of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE RETURN and a huge horror fan! We delve into his humble beginnings in Hawaii, what movies he'd love to riff on for future MYSTERY SCIENCE episodes, his role in VICTOR CROWLEY, and much, much more. Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
Episode 88: Going Beyond The Gates With Brian Yuzna!
Join you hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turk as they discuss all the latest horrors! Ryan reports back from SXSW where he saw anticipated genre offerings A QUIET PLACE, HEREDITARY, and GHOST STORIES. Elric caught THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT and MIDNIGHTERS. Bekah tells us about her daughter's first magical experience at Disneyland riding The Haunted Mansion, as well as about the fright feature TAG. Rob's been spinning the SAW Anthology vinyl set and braved the new DEATH WISH. Then, they welcome very special guests Jackson Stewart and legendary producer/director Brian Yuzna to the show! Stewart reveals exclusively on Shock Waves his next project, as well as what he's collaborating with Yuzna on. And we delve into stories about SOCIETY, RE-ANIMATOR, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3, THE GUYVER, NECRONOMICON: BOOK OF THE DEAD and more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they talk all the latest horrors! Ryan & Elric discuss ANNIHILATION. Elric also brings up Grindhouse Releasing's CORRUPTION with Peter Cushing. Ryan revisited the 1975 BUG and the Netflix original animated GODZILLA movie. Rob watched HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS and Alfred Hitchcock's SPELLBOUND. Bekah read the PAPER GIRLS graphic novel and checked out Vinegar Syndrome's LIQUID SKY Blu-Ray release. Then we welcome to the show very special guest Johannes Roberts, the director of THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT, 47 METERS DOWN, and THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR. We delve into the challenges of making a sequel to the modern cult hit, how Roberts navigated in the film business during his early films, and we even get a little tease of the upcoming 48 METERS DOWN. Kick back, relax and enjoy the conversation!
Episode 86: The Return of Channel Zero: Butcher's Block
The entire team, Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane, are back for episode 86 of Shock Waves! The gang collectively chime in on HELLRAISER: JUDGEMENT. Ryan talks the PUMPKINHEAD comic book, his latest VHS find SPARE PARTS, and VIDEO VIOLENCE. Rob discovered the French gem DEADLY GAMES, gives the low down on Arrow's CAT O' NINE TAILS Blu-Ray, and also Scream Factory's collector's editions of THE STRANGERS and DRAG ME TO HELL. Elric reports back on Netflix's VERONICA and THE DEAD PIT. Bekah watched Fulci's HOUSE OF CLOCKS, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, THE LODGERS and SCALPEL. Then we welcome back to the show CHANNEL ZERO creator Nick Antosca with the director of the new third season of the spooky SyFy cult hit BUTCHER'S BLOCK, Arkasha Stevenson. The duo tell us how this particular storyline came together, talk cannibalism, and working with the legendary Rutger Hauer! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
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!
This week on Blumhouse’s Shock Waves Podcast, co-host Rebekah McKendry gathers a panel of amazing ladies from the horror industry to discuss witches and witchcraft, examining the topic from childhood perceptions to portrayals in contemporary media. The group includes Mali Elfman (producer of BEFORE I WAKE and FUN SIZE HORROR), actress and Shock Waves regular Brea Grant, actress and comic book writer Amber Benson (who horror fans will recognize as Tara from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER), and diehard horror fan Ciara Aumentado (who also happen to be Ryan Turek’s fiancé).
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they talk about all the latest horrors! First up, the entire gang discusses this week's surprise Netflix premiere of THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX! Rob raves about MAYHEM and HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE. Elric reports back on ICE CREAM MAN and Mariano Baino's DARK WATERS. Bekah checked out the horror anthology ASYLUM, as well as the original JURASSIC PARK. Then we welcome to the show the filmmakers behind TRAGEDY GIRLS, director Tyler MacIntyre and writer Chris Lee Hill! TRAGEDY GIRLS is a new cult classic in the vein of HEATHERS in which two serial-killer obsessed teens use the real life terrors inflicted on a town to boost their social media popularity. It's a biting satire loved by the whole Shock Waves crew, and yet Rob was troubled by his feelings after the film. The filmmakers attempt to psychoanalyze Rob to get to the bottom of his complex feelings on TRAGEDY GIRLS! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
Episode 82: Inside Psycho & The Exorcist With Mark Ramsey!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they delve behind-the-scenes of some horror classics with Mark Ramsey! But first, the latest horrors! Ryan reports in from the set of HALLOWEEN on Panos Cosmatos' latest MANDY. Rob dove right into the Severin Films Amicus box set with THE BEAST MUST DIE and AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS, as well as INNOCENT BLOOD! Elric survived BEYOND THE 7TH DOOR, OUT OF THE DARK, and RAZORBACK. Bekah watched THE VAULT on Netflix, as well as GEOSTORM and HAPPY DEATH DAY. Then we welcome to the show the creator, narrator and producer of the recent podcasts INSIDE PSYCHO and INSIDE THE EXORCIST Mark Ramsey! Part bio, part narrative, we break down the lengthy process in which Ramsey took to tell the stories of the people at the helm of some of horror's most well regarded masterpieces. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the conversation!
Episode 81: Severin Films Fights Back From The Grave!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome back to the show Severin Films label head David Gregory! But first, the latest horrors! Elric and Bekah has survived the latest death trap that is JIGSAW! Elric also raves about MOM & DAD, and has finally experienced the madness of THE EXORCIST 2: THE HERETIC. Bekah checked out the 1987 cult favorite ANGUISH, Samuel Fuller's SHOCK CORRIDOR and the TV series HAPPY! Rob entered the 3rd Dimension of SILENT HILL: REVELATION, and went on some comic book adventures with Jack Burton in Boom's BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA comic book series! The gang then welcomes David Gregory from Severin Films who kicks off his return appearance by announcing a horror classic to Severin's library. We also get the full scoop on the AMICUS collection, JACK THE RIPPER, THE DEVIL'S HONEY, the whereabouts of BURIAL GROUND's Peter Bark and much, much more! Kick back, relax and enjoy the conversation!
This week, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and surprise guest co-host Brea Grant, along with special guests Aaron Pruner and Jack Conway from the podcast Punch Drunk TV, to talk all things horror TV! But first, the latest horrors! Rob checked out THE GOOD SON and BULLET HEAD. Ryan reports back from the set of the new HALLOWEEN where he squeezed in viewings of GHOSTHOUSE, HELL NIGHT and DAY OF THE DEAD: BLOODLINE. Elric caught a screening of THE HOLY MOUNTAIN with Alejandro Jodorowsky in attendance! He also tells us about THE SUCKLING and THE PSYCHOTRONIC MAN! We're then joined by Brea Grant of the podcast READING GLASSES, and PUNCH DRUNK TV hosts Aaron Pruner and Jack Conway to talk all things horror television! From THE EXORCIST to THE WALKING DEAD to THE X-FILES, SUPERNATURAL, TWIN PEAKS and beyond, all grounds are covered! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
On episode 79 of Shock Waves, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are joined by very special guest, and now podcast network colleague, Mick Garris! But first, the latest horrors! Rob kicks off by talking a bit about the new Dread Central Presents label. He also saw DOWN, the American remake of THE LIFT (which Elric talks about this week), along with BUTCHER, BAKER, NIGHTMARE MAKER. Elric also signs off on WISH UPON. Bekah saw the 1987 ELM STREET-inspired DON'T PANIC, SILK, and reports back on the graphic novel BLACK HOLE. Then the gang are joined by friend and colleague Mick Garris! The host of the horror interview podcast POST MORTEM is bringing his show to Blumhouse Productions, and we're here to celebrate! We catch up with Mick on how he finds the latest horror features, film festivals, and a whole lot more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
Episode 78: Lin Shaye & Adam Robitel's Stories from the Further
It's 2018, and the Shock Waves gang is back! Join Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! The crew talks about the holiday break and Christmas horrors RED CHRISTMAS and BETTER WATCH OUT! Rob reports back on Scream Factory's HELL NIGHT Blu-Ray, as well as the Synapse SUSPIRIA release. Ryan revisited THE HIDDEN and PROJECT METALBEAST. Bekah caught up on new episodes of INSIDE NO 9, GHOST WRITER, and VAMPIRE CIRCUS. Elric rang in the New Year with NEW YEAR'S EVIL, PSYCHIC KILLER and BLACK MIRROR. Then we welcome to the show INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY director Adam Robitel and star Lin Shaye! Robitel tells us about going from his cult directorial debut THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN to tackling the INSIDIOUS franchise, and Lin details the journey she's had fronting the series as Elise Rainier. Join us in the further!
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!
Episode 76: Madman Mendez and The Legendary Brian Collins!
On this week's episode of Shock Waves, hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are joined by special guests Brian Collins (Birth Movies Death, Horror Movie A Day) and director Mike Mendez (DON'T KILL IT, BIG ASS SPIDER) to talk about the best stuff the genre had to offer this past year. But first, the latest horrors! Both Elric and Rob watched the Netflix original movie 1922. Rob also checked out Blue Underground's DEATHDREAM Blu-Ray. Elric talks about Walter Hill's latest THE ASSIGNMENT and SZAMANKA. Bekah joins us in the love/confusion for Lucio Fulci's THE DEVIL'S HONEY, and also checked out DOWN (aka THE SHAFT), as well as the book ROTTERS. Then we hear from our guests regarding their favorite things in the genre this year. For Mendez, it's everything from events like BEYOND FEST, to movies like KING COHEN and GET OUT, to toy collectibles. For Collins, it's finally getting a proper release of CATHY'S CURSE, books like PAPERBACKS FROM HELL, the FRIDAY THE 13TH video game, puzzles, and more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
Join your Shock Waves hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry, as they're joined by special guest Liam O'Donnell, the writer/director of BEYOND SKYLINE! But first, the latest horrors! Rob reports back on the new THING board game, as well as ANNABELLE: CREATION, Code Red's Blu-Ray release of THE BEING, and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK. Bekah talks about ISLAND OF TERROR, THE OXFORD MURDERS, and is re-reading MEG. Elric caught Thankgiving "slasher" HOME SWEET HOME, KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, AMITYVILLE: AWAKENING, MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND, THE DEVIL'S HONEY, and more! Then we're joined by Liam O'Donnell, who explains how a sequel to the maligned SKYLINE came to be 7 years after the release of the original! Frank Grillo and THE RAID's Iko Uwais star! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
The holidays are upon as and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane, and Ryan Turek have gotten together to discuss the things we're most thankful for this year! From horror events and shops, to board games, to genre labels, to record releases, and more, we highlight the coolest things the genre had to offer this year. Conventions? The FRIDAY THE 13TH video game? Letterboxd? Other podcasts? Let's kick back, relax, and celebrate all the horror goodies we're all thankful for!
Episode 73: Going Into The Dark Backward with Adam Rifkin
Join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they welcome special guest Adam Rifkin to the show! But first, the latest horrors! Ryan's been on a "giallo" kick and went back to Dario Argento's THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, as well as THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM and THE RESURRECTED. Rob braved a triple feature of DRACULA 3D, I, FRANKENSTEIN 3D, and THE MUMMY 3D. Elric reports back on THE LORE, A GHOST STORY, BAD MATCH, and KILLING GROUND. Bekah checked out THE SATANIST from 1968, THE RIFT from 1990, and the book THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS. Then they welcome very special guest Adam Rifkin, aka Rif Coogan! They delve into Rifkin's early days in the business with films like PSYCHO COP RETURNS, THE DARK BACKWARD, and THE CHASE, which gave Henry Rollins his first big screen credit. He explains how he ended up being a sought after screenwriter responsible for MOUSETRAP and SMALL SOLDIERS. As well as writing and directing a new movie with his hero Burt Reynolds. All this and more on the latest Shock Waves!
Another Halloween has come and gone, but the horror chat continues as usual on Shock Waves! Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they discuss what post-2000 genre films are destined to be considered classics! But first, Ryan blows our minds with NIGHT SCHOOL and his revisit of 13 GHOSTS. Elric reports back on CREEP 2, THE BABYSITTER, CHANNEL ZERO, and X-RAY. Bekah checked out the TV series NIGHT FLIGHT, as well as Indian horror flick 13B, and ANGEL HEART. Rob took in a triple feature including THE OLD DARK HOUSE and THE CAT & THE CANARY, and also looked at Wes Craven's lost TV movie SUMMER OF FEAR with Linda Blair! Then we delve into our topic - which of the recent horror releases are going to earn their place among the horror classics we already know, love, and celebrate? Join us as we discuss THE DESCENT, SAW, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, THE STRANGERS, 28 DAYS LATER and much, much more. Which cult classics deserved to be rediscovered? All this and more on the latest Shock Waves!
Episode 71: Our Halloween Show With Waxwork Records!
It's Halloween on Shock Waves, and your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek are celebrating with special guests Kevin Bergeron of Waxworks Records and TRICK 'R TREAT composer Douglas Pipes! But first, the latest horrors! Shock Waves is now on Hulu! Details on our first ever video episode at the top of the show. Ryan talks about THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and THE DEVIL'S RAIN! Elric's been revisiting the CHILD'S PLAY series again, and reports back on SEQUENCE BREAK. Bekah checked out the 2003 RED RIDING HOOD, and the TV show LORE. Rob continues his all October anthology kick with ASYLUM and TWICE-TOLD TALES. Then we welcome Kevin Bergeron, the head of the Waxwork Records label, as well as famed composer Douglas Pipes (THE BABYSITTER, KRAMPUS, TRICK 'R TREAT). We discuss Kevin's experiences launching and running the label, working with filmmakers such as William Friedkin and Martin Scorsese, and collaborating with Douglas Pipes on the HOUSE OF WAXWORK comic book. We also delve into Pipes work with Michael Dougherty. We even get 2 new title announcements from Waxwork Records! Kick back, join the conversation, and Happy Halloween!
Episode 70: New Nightmares with Heather Langenkamp!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Ryan Turek as they welcome to the show very special guest Heather Langenkamp! But first, the latest horrors! You can find the gang on Hulu under the new original video series "Frights and Insights!" Ryan and Rob discuss the new Netflix flick THE BABYSITTER by McG. Elric reports back on TRAGEDY GIRLS, RUIN ME, THE LODGERS and THE STENDHAL SYNDROME. Ryan continues 31 nights of Halloween with SLITHER, GOING TO PIECES and CHILD'S PLAY 2. Rob's still doing 31 horror anthologies, this week includes CAT'S EYE, TRILOGY OF TERROR, and DEAD OF NIGHT. Then, the crew welcome to the show Freddy Krueger's greatest adversary Heather Langenkamp, who portrayed Nancy Thompson! Along with her husband David LeRoy Anderson, they operate the FX company AFX Studio, which was responsible for CABIN IN THE WOODS, DAWN OF THE DEAD 2004 and the last few seasons of AMERICAN HORROR STORY! We also delve into Heather's experiences on the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series, working with Wes Craven, and her mysterious local radio show! All this and more on the latest episode of Shock Waves!
Episode 69: Talking LGBT Horror With Christopher Landon!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane, along with guest host Brennan Klein (from the SCREAM 101 podcast) as they welcome to the show HAPPY DEATH DAY director Christopher Landon! But first, the latest horrors! It's Halloween season, so the gang has been getting in their daily horror fix! Ryan's watched INNOCENT BLOOD, NEW NIGHTMARE, URBAN LEGEND, & SCREAM 2. Rob's been on anthologies, most recently seeing TALES OF TERROR and AFTER MIDNIGHT. Bekah checked out THE GHOUL and revisited DEATHSTALKER 1 & 2. Elric reports back on THE OLD DARK HOUSE, THE MUMMY and BETTER WATCH OUT. Brennan chimes in with his thoughts on CULT OF CHUCKY and the AMITYVILLE series! Then Klein leads a great discussion with filmmaker Christopher Landon about the origins of HAPPY DEATH DAY, but also about LGBT in horror. From the 2004 "slasher" HELLBENT, to William Friedkin's CRUSING, to KILLER CONDOM and beyond, all grounds are covered! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Rob reports back from Knott's Scary Farm! Then the gang talk about GERALD'S GAME, CULT OF CHUCKY, THE EXORCIST Season 2, BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 and more! They then welcome special guest Kier-La Janisse, the author of HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN, A VIOLENT PROFESSIONAL: THE FILMS OF LUCIANO ROSSI and editor on LOST GIRLS: The Cinema Of Jean Rollin. Keep back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 67: 31 Days Of Halloween and The Cult Of Chucky!
Join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they kick off the Halloween season with their collective 31 horror recommendations for October! Then, they welcome special guests Nick Antosca and Don Mancini to discuss the new season of CHANNEL ZERO: NO-END HOUSE, as well as the latest film in the CHILD'S PLAY series CULT OF CHUCKY! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 66: Super Dark Times and Coming Of Age Horror!
This week, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry, along with very special guests Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, the screenwriters of SUPER DARK TIMES, SIREN and the upcoming STEPHANIE to discuss coming of age movies! But first, the latest horrors! Elric gives his thoughts on MOTHER! As well as A CURE FOR WELLNESS. Bekah's been watching AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT, revisited 47 METERS DOWN and has been reading the novel A PLACE FOR SINNERS. Rob checked out INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3, THE SHINING (1997) and festival flicks IMITATION GIRL and TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY. Then we welcome SUPER DARK TIMES writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski who tell us about their earliest horror recollections, their collaborative process, and how it took 5 years for several of their projects to get produced! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
On episode 65, the Shock Waves crew Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane pay tribute to the late, great George Romero. But first, the latest horrors! The entire gang discuss Andy Muschietti's adaptation of Stephen King's IT! Ryan also saw THE LODGERS and has been reading CHAINSAW CONFIDENTIAL. Elric reports back on the documentary TICKLED. Bekah's been watching HBO's THE DEUCE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT, PSYCHOVILLE and DR. BLACK, MR. HYDE. Rob revisited the 1974 flick DERANGED and checked out Vincent Price in THE LAST MAN ON EARTH. Then, we share our memories and stories regarding the indelible work of George A. Romero. From our first time seeing one of his DEAD films, to his work with Stephen King, to his underappreciated works, we talk all things Romero. Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
Episode 64: Slashback Video! A Tribute To VHS Horror!
This week, join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they are live from Slashback Video, the all horror VHS art installation at the Mystic Museum in Burbank! The gang are joined by the Bearded Lady Vintage shop owner Erick Yaro Wessel to talk about how Slashback Video came together. There's also the latest horrors! Ryan tells us about the Kane Hodder documentary TO HELL & BACK and the book SOMEONE'S INSIDE THE HOUSE. Rebekah recommends the graphic novel MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS, GODZILLA VS MOTHRA and ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX. Elric talks about THE SLAYER, the first episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT and THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD podcast. Rob caught a Hitchcock matinee of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, Mike Flanagan's BEFORE I WAKE, SHIN GODZILLA and SOUL SURVIVOR. Then we welcome to the show special guest Sebastian Mathews, the owner of Touch Vinyl, and Cinefile. We talk about what it's like to run and maintain a modern video store, and then give our horror recommendations for titles only available on VHS! Kick back, relax and enjoy!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they discuss all the latest horrors! Rob has got the early word on the new adaptation of Stephen King's IT and LEATHERFACE! Elric, Rob and Ryan talk the new Netflix version of DEATH NOTE. Ryan reports back on finding SHOCK 'EM DEAD, and a double feature of CUJO and PET SEMATARY. Elric also watched PHOENIX FORGOTTEN and Bekah checked out VICIOUS LIPS and THE BATTERY, as well as the graphic novel BITCH PLANET. Then the gang are joined by screenwriter Jared Rivet to talk about his latest feature JACKALS from Scream Factory, which at one point, started as a project 10 years ago for Tobe Hooper! That leads us into our tribute to Tobe Hooper where we trade stories and talk everything from TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE to LIFEFORCE to INVADERS FROM MARS, THE TOOLBOX MURDERS and much, much more. Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 62: Exploitation Faves and Recommendations
The whole gang, Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane, are back to close out "exploitation" month on Shock Waves! First up, the latest horrors! Rob reports back from the surprise premiere of VICTOR CROWLEY, aka HATCHET 4, as well as RE-ANIMATOR: THE INTEGRAL VERSION, BEYOND THE DARKNESS, BEYOND THE DOOR and JENNIFER. Ryan tells us about the TV movie WHEELS OF TERROR, DON'T PANIC, PUPPET MASTERS and NIGHT TRAP. Elric continues watching HBO's ROOM 104, and caught THE TRANSFIGURATION. Bekah talks about the 1958 Albert Band flick I BURY THE LIVING! Then, the crew focuses on their favorite "exploitation" sub-genres. From Bekah's love of "nunspoiltation" like SCHOOL FOR THE HOLY BEAST, to Rob's appreciation for Nikkatsu Pink Cinema, to Elric and Ryan's love of "canuck-sploitation" like CURTAINS, MY BLOODY VALENTINE & DEATHDREAM, all sleazy, weird and bizarre grounds are covered! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they welcome to the show very special guests Joseph Ziemba (Creator of Bleeding Skull, American Genre Film Archive) and Bret Berg (American Genre Film Archive) share with us their favorite, obscure genre deep cuts! But first, the latest horrors! Rob reports back on THE DARK TOWER, and Blue Underground's upcoming disc of AMSTERDAMNED. Elric saw the new ANNABELLE: CREATION, as well as Arrow Video's BRAIN DAMAGE release, and TRICK OF TREATS. Bekah checked out BILLY JACK and the Italian cult classic 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS. Then we welcome Joseph Ziemba and Bret Berg on who tell us about the recent restorations, theatrical engagements and Blu-Ray releases for THE ZODIAC KILLER and EFFECTS. Then they hit us with the weirdest, most bizarre recommendations they could dig up! Crazy Mexican Cinema! PSYCHED BY THE 4D WITCH! The films of Long Islander Nathan Schiff! Jame Bryan, Renee Harmon and JUNGLE TRAP, and much, much more! Kick back, relax and join the conversation! This episode is dedicated to the memory of Dustin Pace.
Exploitation month continues on Shock Waves, as hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane are joined by special guest BJ Colangelo! But first, the latest horrors! Fresh from his trip to New York City, Elric reports back on HERE ALONE, Mario Bava's PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES, THE UNTAMED & the HBO anthology series ROOM 104. Bekah checked out THE WRAITH, PROM NIGHT 2 and THE WORST WITCH. Ryan tells us about Arrow Video's recent release MADHOUSE. Rob watched Code Red's new Blu-Ray of ONE DARK NIGHT, John Carpenter's GHOSTS OF MARS and Scream Factory's DEMENTED. Then we talk about the launch of BJ's blog "DAY OF THE WOMAN" and it opens up the discussion to the controversial sub-genre of "rape/revenge" movies. I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE is the most notorious and infamous of the bunch. But what about the films that came before it? Or in it's wake? LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, MS. 45, THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE, DEATH WISH 2, SAVAGE STREETS, AMERICAN MARY. At what point do these films go too far making them exploitation? And what is it about these certain titles that we find entertaining, or in some cases therapeutic? We delve into this difficult topic full on! Kick back, listen and join the conversation!
Episode 59: Live from MidSummer Scream! Sharksploitation!
For episode 59, Shock Waves is live in front of a convention audience in Long Beach, CA for MidSummer Scream 2017! Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo and Rebekah McKendry, along with special guest Rob Schrab (MONSTER HOUSE, COMMUNITY, THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM) as we kick off exploitation month by talking about "sharksploitation!" That's right, we're discussing the movies that came in the wake of the summer blockbuster success of JAWS right up to the SyFy's SHARKNADO phenomenon, and everything in between. Kick back and get ready to seek out 3 recommendations of "sharksploitation" from each host.
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!
Episode 57: Death Lines, Pimps & Poltergeists with Gary Sherman!
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!
Episode 56: Tales From The Horror Trenches With WISH UPON Director John Leonetti
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!
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.
Are you ready for the summer? Your hosts Ryan Turek and Rob Galluzzo are! And for this special bonus episode of Shock Waves, the duo are playing their favorite music themes from "summer" themed horror movies. From the disco grooves of FRIDAY THE 13TH, to the sweet songs of "Angela's Theme" in Camp Arawak, to the mournful sounds from the CANNIBAL movies, and the intense strings of a killer Great White shark! That's right. Kick back, relax and let's listen to the soundtracks to summer horrors!
BONUS: Spinning Some Damn Fine Cuts From The Crypt!
On this special BONUS episode of Shock Waves, join your host Rob Galluzzo and special guest Tony Giles from The Damn Fine Network as they spin a series of horror themed soundtracks and score music! You can expect the sweet sounds of John Carpenter, to classic Italian themes from DEMON and ZOMBI 3, to TV music from TWIN PEAKS and STRANGER THINGS. Howard Shore and David Cronenberg are represented, as are cult genre movies BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW and THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN. Kick back, relax, and groove to some damn fine cuts from the crypt!
On this special bonus episode of Shock Waves, your host Rob Galluzzo interviews fellow co-host Ryan Turek to give listeners a bit more insight into the tastes of the current head of development over at Blumhouse Productions. Ryan dishes the dirt on his top 5 desert island horror movies, first genre celebrity encounter, horror dates, favorite filmmaker and much more! Then Elric Kane chimes in to give us his thoughts on IT COMES AT NIGHT.
This week on the show, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss horror TV anthology shows! But first, the latest horrors! Bekah checked out THE UNHOLY, ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK and Severin Films new Blu-Ray of DARK WATERS. Elric tells us about JULIE DARLING, ZEDER (aka REVENGE OF THE DEAD) and HACK-O-LANTERN. Both Elric and Rob report back from the live show SLASHED! THE MUSICAL. And Rob was in full MUMMY mode having revisited the entire original 30's and 40's franchise. Then the gang welcome on special guest Desmond Dolly, the co-creator and co-writer of the new Hulu original anthology series DIMENSION 404! We talk about the origins of that show, and then discuss at length other great horror tv anthology shows, naming our favorite episodes of TALES FROM THE CRYPT, TWILIGHT ZONE, AMAZING STORIES, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, FREDDY'S NIGHTMARES and much, much more. Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 54: Talking Summer Horror With FINAL DESTINATION Creator Jeffrey Reddick!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they welcome special guest Jeffrey Reddick onto the show to talk "summer horrors!" But first, the latest in horror! Ryan and Rob have seen THE MUMMY and share their thoughts on Universal's attempt at launching their "Dark Universe." Elric and Ryan report back from the New Beverly triple feature of SCREAM FOR HELP, THE STEPFATHER & LISA. Rob & Elric have watched Joe Spinell in Vinegar Syndrome's release of THE UNDERTAKER. Elric also saw TWISTED NIGHTMARE, THE STRANGENESS & NECROMANCY. Ryan revisited SILENT HILL, as well as ATTACK ON TITAN and DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE. Bekah caught up on the Netflix series THE KEEPERS and tells us about the Etheria Film Festival. Rob brings up the indie vampire flick AARON'S BLOOD. Then we welcome very special guest Jeffrey Reddick to the show! Jeffrey wrote and created FINAL DESTINATION, which actually started out as an X-FILES spec script! We discuss the franchise, breaking into the industry through New Line Cinema, his latest feature DEAD AWAKE, and what went wrong on the 2008 DAY OF THE DEAD. We also discuss what horror films we enjoy breaking out for summer! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 53: FRIDAY THE 13TH Comes Early With Sean Cunningham!
Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane and Rob Galluzzo as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Bekah reports back from the Phoenix, Arizona Comic Con. She also checked out the graphic novel THE PROMISED NEVERLAND, as well as THE BEAVER TRILOGY. Ryan gives his thoughts on the new FRIDAY THE 13TH video game, as well as David Fincher's THE GAME. Elric checked out HOUNDS OF LOVE and did a double bill of HOUSE 1 & 2. Rob enjoyed Hammer Film's THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL, CIRCUS OF FEAR, a Tim Burton double feature and brings up PSYCHO COP RETURNS with the gang. Then in the second half of the show, Rob and Bekah conduct a lengthy interview with Sean Cunningham, the creator of the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise, and producer behind the HOUSE movies! We go back to his humble beginnings and learn about how we broke into the film business, meeting Wes Craven, the recent revival interest in the HOUSE franchise, and what's in store for the upcoming FRIDAY THE 13TH TV series. Kick back, fiends. Friday The 13th has arrived early!
Episode 52: Celebrating 5 Years of Scream Factory!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Rob and Elric got a sneak peek at the SUSPIRIA restoration for Synapse Films upcoming Blu-Ray and share their thoughts! Then, the whole gang delve into a lengthy discussion about ALIEN: COVENANT and the new episodes of TWIN PEAKS! Ryan and Rob revisited the Snoop Dogg fronted supernatural slasher BONES, while Elric checked out LAKE BODOM. Ryan also saw MY DEMON LOVER and TWO PIGEONS. Rob recommends the new Netflix series THE KEEPERS. Then, in honor of Scream Factory's 5th anniversary, we welcome back to the show Cliff MacMillan and Jeff Nelson! The pair debut exclusively on Shock Waves four new upcoming Scream Factory titles! And we discuss the changes and challenges of the business over the course of the last 5 years, some of their upcoming summer slate which includes SLITHER, SPECIES, the Paul Naschy collection, TEEN WOLF and much, much more. For home video collectors, this is a must listen!
Episode 51: Behind-The-Scenes of Synapse Films with Don May Jr!
Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, they report back from the recently wrapped Texas Frightmare Weekend convention, and the Friday Night Frights screening of LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III. Elric checked out A DARK SONG and SWEET, SWEET LONELY GIRL. Ryan finished up the WISHMASTER series and tells us about Parts 3 and 4. Bekah saw PETEY WHEATSTRAW, THE DEVIL'S SON IN LAW and THE DISMEMBERED. Rob celebrated Mother's Day with a triple feature of SERIAL MOM, PSYCHO and THE BABADOOK, and also is wowed by Severin's new disc release of BLACKENSTEIN. Then we welcome very special guest Don May Jr. from Synapse Film! We go back to the beginning of Elite Entertainment starting with the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Laserdisc and learn about how Synapse Films came to be. Don reveals the first details on why their upcoming Blu-Ray of Dario Argento's SUSPRIA will be the definitive release, and we talk about the challenges of the restoration process, working with studios, the steelbook craze and much, much more. Kick back and enjoy this insightful chat into one of the best boutique home video companies out there!
Episode 50: Live From Texas Frightmare Weekend 2017!
This is it! Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane and Rob Galluzzo as they take Shock Waves to the Texas Frightmare Weekend 2017 convention for their 50th episode! They're joined by special guest Sam Zimmerman from Shudder, and they're talking underrated 90's horror in front of a live convention audience! Each of the hosts pick 3 titles from the 90's that they feel deserve another look. From the arthouse masterpiece DARK WATERS, to horror comedy IDLE HANDS, to the Mario Van Peebles werewolf movie FULL ECLIPSE, to Peter Jackson's THE FRIGHTENERS, all grounds are covered! As an added bonus, we're including a full version of our opening theme music composed by Gregory Burkart under the moniker of Corvo. This episode is sponsored by Shudder. Get a FREE month of the streaming service by entering the code "SHOCK" at checkout.
In this bonus episode of Shock Waves, Ryan Turek sits down with author Grady Hendrix. A former journalist, Grady has made a name for himself writing SATAN LOVES YOU and, later, HORRORSTOR, MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM and the upcoming look at the pulp horror novel scene of the '70s and '80s PAPERBACKS FROM HELL. Tune in as Ryan and Grady talk about his projects past and present!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss all the latest horrors on a new Shock Waves! Elric is back from New York and tells us about the films he's seen at the Tribeca Film Festival, including THE ENDLESS and SUPER DARK TIMES. He also reports back on NY viewings of ABBY, HIGH TENSION, NIGHT OF 1000 CATS, FEAR CITY, Dario Argento's INFERNO and TERROR TRAIN. Bekah caught the indie flick THE TRANSFIGURATION, revisited BRAIN DAMAGE, and read DISSOLVING CHILDREN. Rob saw PSYCHIC KILLER, the madness of DEMON WIND, and a double feature of THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES and THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD. Then we welcome to the show Jim Kunz, an unsung jack-of-all-trades one-man-crew that's worked with everyone from Elvira, to Crispin Glover, to Richard Stanley and more. He's been responsible for the bonus features and restorations for hundreds of titles from Scream Factory, Severin Films, Grindhouse Releasing, Blue Underground, Code Red DVD, Arrow Video, Drafthouse Releasing and many, many more. This truly is behind-the-scenes insight at many of the discs in your home library from someone who has worked on them all! We also get first word on his anthology flick BETAMAX, and his upcoming documentary on movie novelizations. Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 48: The HOUSE Franchise & Answering Listener Questions!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Ryan revisited THE BLOB 88 after last week's interview with FX legend Tony Gardner, as well as TALES FROM THE HOOD. He also watched THE LESSON, the live action version of ATTACK ON TITAN and the ROAD WARRIORS rip-off movie from CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST's Ruggero Deodato RAIDERS OF ATLANTIS. Bekah was amused by HANSEL AND GRETEL GET BAKED, and tells us about the comic book GYO. Ryan reports back on the recently released HOUSE box set from Arrow Video. He marathoned all 4 films in the franchise and gives us his thoughts! Then, we open up the show to our Facebook Shock Waves Movie Club group and answer listener questions. We tackle topics such as why we haven't seen any modern, iconic "slashers" villains, to scariest real life situations we'd make into movies, to what we think would make a horror script stand out. We even pull some stories on what we've found most surprising from previous guests on the show! Lot of fun ground is covered, so kick back, and join the conversation!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they discuss all the latest horrors! First up, the gang report back from the Monsterpalooza convention in Pasadena. Elric caught THE VOID and the new Swedish Shudder series JORDSKOTT. Ryan reports back on DIG TWO GRAVES and Scream Factory's release of TALES FROM THE HOOD. Rebekah tells us about David Lynch's LOST HIGHWAY and TANK 432. Rob talks about WITCHTRAP, HOBGOBLINS and the new PHANTASM box set! Then we welcome to the show special FX legend Tony Gardner! We get to learn about Tony's formative years, getting his big break on RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, how the majority of the jaw-dropping FX were pulled off in the 1988 remake of THE BLOB, and what it's been like to man Chucky for the last 3 CHILD'S PLAY movies, including the recently wrapped CULT OF CHUCKY. All this and more on the latest episode of Shock Waves!
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!
The entire Shock Waves crew is back! Join Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane and Ryan Turek as they delve into all the latest horrors! First up, the gang signs off on the new trailer to the upcoming IT! We dabble in a bit of TV talk with BATES MOTEL, THE WALKING DEAD, THE MAGICIANS and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Bekah also saw THE DEVIL'S CANDY and the 1952 feature DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK featuring a young Marilyn Monroe. Elric and Ryan duke it out over their thoughts on LIFE. Elric also checked out PREVENGE, BLOODY LAKE and PERSONAL SHOPPER. Ryan's recommends the upcoming M.F.A. Rob watched some W.T.F. films including NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DIE, BLOODY MOON, BAD TASTE, DRILLER KILLER and C.H.U.D. Then we turn the topic of discussion to the work and world of Clive Barker with very special guests Mark Alan Miller and Ben Meares! Mark is the Vice President of Seraphim, and Ben is the editor and one of the main writers behind the upcoming HELLRAISER ANTHOLOGY: VOLUME ONE graphic novel. (Shock Waves own Bekah McKendry co-wrote one of the stories with her husband Dave!) We learn about the day to day operation over at Seraphim, the unusual creative process of Clive Barker and what of his properties is being adapted for other mediums. We each get to share our stories of first discovering Clive's work, personal encounters with him at conventions, favorite material and where we'd each like to see a HELLRAISER story set. Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
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!
Episode 43: Building The "Perfect" Horror Anthology!
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!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane as they catch up on all the latest horrors! Rob talks about the latest from Sean Byrne(director of THE LOVED ONES), THE DEVIL'S CANDY, as well as the original 1933 KING KONG, and reports back from a double bill of John Carpenter's ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 and COMBAT COPS. Elric checked out new releases DON'T KILL IT and THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS. Bekah drops some deep cuts and tells us about SHE CREATURE and SOUNDS OF SILENCE. While Ryan rewatched FRIGHT NIGHT on the big screen, as well as SLAUGHTERHOUSE and DRAG ME TO HELL. Then we welcome to the show one of our most coveted guest, the great Don Coscarelli! With the upcoming PHANTASM Collection Blu-Ray box set coming April 11th, we delve into his early career, how the PHANTASM franchise came to be, analyze how Don's films have tackled youth (KENNY AND COMPANY) and age (BUBBA HO-TEP), and discuss how he finds such off-beat material, like JOHN DIES AT THE END. We also get to hear about the latest film he's producing APPLECART, and pay tribute to the late, great Angus Scrimm. Kick back, relax and join the conversation, Shockers. This is one of our most candid, and best interviews yet! This episode is brought to you by The Belko Experiment, opening in select theaters, Friday, March 17th!
Episode 41: Social Commentary and Political Horror!
This week on Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, Ryan Turek, and special guest co-host Brea Grant (BEYOND THE GATES, HALLOWEEN 2) as the group analyze social commentary and political horror in the genre! But first, the latest horrors! Bekah checked out the 80's horror anthology DEADTIME STORIES and Ed Wood's ORGY OF THE DEAD. Rob delves into the questionable with DRIVE-IN MASSACRE and THE ZODIAC KILLER. Ryan talks about THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS and revisits TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING and CREEPSHOW 2. In honor of Bill Paxton, we rewatched FRAILTY. And Elric reports back on GET OUT, which leads us into this week's topic. The gang look at social commentary and underlining political messages in horror, whether unintentional or overt. Starting with Adam Simon's excellent documentary which tackles this subject in THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE. To everything from the original GODZILLA, to THE TWILIGHT ZONE, to the films of George Romero and John Carpenter and more. Is all art in a sense political, but not necessarily specifically about politics? Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!
Episode 40: The Art Of The Horror Short Film with David Sandberg!
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!
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.
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they discuss all the latest horrors! First up, they talk about the new Netflix series SANTA CLARITA DIET. Ryan and Rob give their thoughts on RINGS. Bekah watched SATANICO PANDEMONIUM and HOWL. Elric reports back on POLTERGEIST 2, CHUD, CLINICAL and the shorts THE STYLIST, THE HOME and ROOM AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, all currently streaming on Shudder. Ryan talks about GINGER SNAPS 2, OFFERINGS and FRIGHT NIGHT PART 2. Rob saw Vestron's new Blu-Ray release of PARENTS for the first time, and checks out Severin Films' WILD BEASTS release. Then we welcome to the show Jovanka Vuckovic, Roxanne Benjamin and Sofia Carrillo, 3 of the 5 directors behind the upcoming anthology film XX, the first horror collection to showcase all female filmmakers. They dig deep into the origins of the project, the challenges of being a female filmmaker in the movie industry, how they decided on their respective shorts, earliest horror recollections, and bringing in rock star St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark to make her directorial debut! Plenty is covered in this in depth conversation, so kick back, relax and join the chat! This episode is brought to you by the fine fiends at Fright-Rags! Head over to their website at Fright-Rags.com, enter the code SHOCKWAVES10 at check out, and get a 10 percent discount on your order! Valid until March 31st!
Episode 37: RESIDENT EVIL, 3D Madness and A Chat With RINGS Director Javier Gutiérrez
Ryan Turek is back with a report from Sundance, and he joins co-hosts Rob Galluzzo and Elric Kane to catch up on all the latest horrors. First up, Rob goes into the third dimension with TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D and Twilight Time's new release THE MAD MAGICIAN. Ryan tells us about the new RESIDENT EVIL, both movie and video game, as well as the early 90's cult classic HIGHWAY TO HELL and THE GRUDGE. Elric raves about RAW, SPLIT and the 80's slasher flick THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW. Then Ryan gives us a run down of films he saw at Sundance that we can look forward to later this year. Then we welcome to the show Javier Gutiérrez, director of RINGS. We delve into his early days as a filmmaker in Spain, his first feature BEFORE THE FALL, and how he almost remade PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS and THE CROW before landing on the new RINGS sequel. Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 36: Sex, Drugs, and Special FX with Steve Johnson!
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!
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."
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!
BONUS: “Checking Out” Hotel Horrors: The Notorious Cecil Hotel and Hotel Horror Movies
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.
Episode 33: A Killer POV/Bloodcast Reunion! The Best Horror Of 2016!
This is it! The last episode of Shock Waves for 2016! And it's an extended episode where we countdown our top 10 horror films of the year! Your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry welcome a very special guest to join in on the fun, Clarke Wolfe from Collider Nightmares! And since Rob, Elric and Bekah made up the podcast Killer POV, and Ryan and Clarke were formally known as The Bloodcast, this makes it a Killer POV / Bloodcast reunion! What will be on the gang's collective lists? Will studio fare like LIGHTS OUT, DON'T BREATHE and THE CONJURING 2 break the top 10? Where do Korean imports like THE WAILING and TRAIN TO BUSAN rank? What about indie favorites like THE WITCH, THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE and THE EYES OF MY MOTHER? You'll have to tune in to find out! Also, we discuss our favorite horror TV, best discovery of the year, favorite performances, best Blu-Ray release and much, much more. If you want to know the best of 2016 horror, we've got you covered!
Episode 32: A SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT Family Reunion Christmas Special!
Horror fans, it's a Christmas miracle! This time of year, we tend to pull out holiday specific horror films to marathon and get us in the mood for Christmas. On the top of most of our queue's would be SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT, Parts 1 and 2! For this special holiday episode of Shock Waves, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane have invited two very special guests on. For the first time anywhere, we've brought together Robert Brian Wilson, Billy from SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT and Eric Freeman, Ricky from SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2! It's a family reunion for these cinematic siblings! Kick back, grab some spiked egg nog, and listen as we get the full story on how both ended up playing a killer Santa in their respective films, how the controversies after the fact affected them both personally and professionally, and how they discovered the cult fanbase for these movies all these years later. Both are very humble about their cinematic counterparts, and very candid and up front in this in depth interview. For fans that have always grown up with the SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT movies, this episode is a must listen for you! Have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy Garbage Day!
Episode 31: For The Love Of Horror, With Bryan Fuller!
For episode 31 of Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they welcome to the show very special guest Bryan Fuller! A life long horror fan, we go way back to the beginning and discuss Fuller's earliest horror recollections, starting with his love of THE MUNSTERS. We delve into growing up a voracious horror reader, in particular of movie novelizations! We talk about how he got into TV and how he went about adapting such iconic characters such as CARRIE and HANNIBAL for television. And we find out how he takes his love of Hitchcock with him to every writer's room. Kick back, fellow fiends! This is a fun, candid chat about the love of horror with one of TV's sharpest creative minds!
Episode 30: The Rise Of The "Shockers," Year End Recommendations & I'll Be Amsterdamned
This week on Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, we talk about the rise of the "Shockers," the new Facebook group "Shock Waves Horror Movie Club" created by our listeners and fully endorsed by the Shock Waves crew! In an attempt to catch up on the year end horror releases, Rob watched DEMON, I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER and THE EYES OF MY MOTHER. Bekah watched THE BLAIR WITCH and the Netflix Series 3%. Ryan reports back on SPECTRAL and MERCY. Elric got his Christmas Horror fix with SILENT NIGHT BLOODY NIGHT, and also watched MICROWAVE MASSACRE, the Chuck Norris slasher SILENT RAGE and AMSTERDAMNED! Rob also checked out the recent Vestron Blu-Ray releases for RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3 and CHUD II: BUD THE CHUD! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 29: Going BEYOND THE GATES With Jackson Stewart
On episode 29 of Shock Waves, your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane welcome to the show very special guest Jackson Stewart, the director and co-writer of BEYOND THE GATES! Having known the hosts personally for several years, we dive right into a discussion of his earliest horror recollections, his experiences on SUPERNATURAL, working for Stuart Gordon and the inspiration behind his script with Stephen Scarlata for BEYOND THE GATES. We also get a handful of rare horror recommendations from Jackson, who was the one that originally turned us onto the madness that is BLOOD RAGE! Kick back, relax and enjoy this candid conversation with this emerging new horror filmmaker!
Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they catch up on all the latest horrors! But first, this episode kicks off with a special visit from Chris Cullari and Jennifer Raite, the creators of the new You Tube Red series 12 DEADLY DAYS! We get a preview of the Christmas horror anthology show, which features genre directors such as Joe Lynch and Eduardo Sanchez! Ryan talks about upcoming horror films THE UNTAMED (from Mexico) and 1974 (from Spain). Elric has seen THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, THE FITS and SiREN. Bekah checked out DON'T GO TO SLEEP and ROSE RED. Rob reports back from the "Museum of Death," as well as on the films THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE and FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN, which leads into a discussion about the upcoming Universal Monster Universe, which will be kicked off by the Tom Cruise fronted THE MUMMY! We talk our reactions to the new trailer and featurette, as well as our hopes for the famous monsters going forward. Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 27 Part 2: Delving Into CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE!
In Part 2 of Shock Waves Episode 27, join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they go behind the scenes on the SyFy hit series CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE with creator and showrunner Nick Antosca and series writer Harley Peyton. Now that the 6 episode mini-series has wrapped, we delve into how the series came to be, the inspiration behind the terrifying "tooth kid" monster, what we can expect from Season Two of CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE and much, much more. We even touch upon Peyton's work on TWIN PEAKS and collaborating with David Lynch and Mark Frost, and get the scoop on Antosca's script for the latest FRIDAY THE 13TH! Kick back, relax and join in on the conversation!
Episode 27 Part 1: LAST GIRL STANDING, ALIENS and One Hell Of A KILLER PARTY!
The whole Shock Waves gang - Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane return to usher in the last batch of episodes for the year 2016, and they're here to discuss all the latest horrors! On this episode, Ryan revisited the ALIENS franchise, as well as the cult classic CHUD. Bekah reports back on THE EYES ON MY MOTHER and PATHOLOGY. Elric caught 80's slasher classic THE INITIATION, Bryan Bertino's THE MONSTER and Shudder's BEYOND THE WALLS. The gang also discuss LAST GIRL STANDING and KILLER PARTY, as well as Synapse's new Blu-Ray release of Dario Argento's PHENOMENA. Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Join Rob Galluzzo and Ryan Turek for a second helping of Thanksgiving goodness in this bonus Shock Waves episode devoted solely to the musical evolution of THE EVIL DEAD franchise! We go in chronological order to listen to and discuss the work of composer Joseph LuDuca on THE EVIL DEAD, EVIL DEAD 2, ARMY OF DARKNESS and ASH VS EVIL DEAD. We divert briefly to hear one of the themes by Roque Baños for the EVIL DEAD remake. And then we play and analyze Joe LuDuca's brand new "re-imagined" score coming next year from Mondo / Death Waltz. If you love the spooky, creepy atmosphere created by the music of THE EVIL DEAD, this is the episode for you!
Join your Shock Waves co-hosts Rob Galluzzo and Ryan Turek as they discuss and listen to the musical evolution of the SCREAM franchise! They go in chronological order playing snippets of Marco Beltrami's score for Wes Craven's SCREAM films, and check out the new score by composer Jeremy Zuckerman for MTV's SCREAM: THE TV SERIES. How has the music of the franchise evolved to match the story evolutions on screen? Can Rob win Ryan over with the music from the TV series? Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 26 Part 2: We Scream For John Karna From MTV's SCREAM!
In part 2 of episode 26, the Shock Waves crew are thrilled to welcome to the show very special guest John Karna, who plays Noah on MTV's SCREAM: THE TV SERIES! Over the course of 2 seasons and a Halloween special, Noah is to the TV series what Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy) was to the SCREAM movie franchise; the movie savvy horror nerd that knows all the rules and has seen all the genre flicks! He's quickly become a fan favorite, and now we get to delve deep into the workings of the show! John admits to being a listener to both Killer POV and Shock Waves and that it helped in his research for the character of Noah. He tells us about the audition process, the many changes that happened in both seasons while they were shooting, his recollections of watching the original SCREAM and much, much more. If you're a fan of the show, this is the podcast for you!
Episode 26 Part 1: BLACK MIRROR, Shout Select & Netflix Horror Recommendations
In the first part of Shock Waves episode 26, join your co-hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Ryan Turek as they talk about all the latest horrors! Elric brings up the latest season of BLACK MIRROR, and also saw TRAIN TO BUSAN, ISLE OF THE DEAD and MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN. Ryan recommends Scream Factory's new web show HORROR HUNTERS, as well as the films FEAR ITSELF, Abel Ferrara's 1993 BODY SNATCHERS adaptation and the new WAXWORK Blu-Ray. Rob revisited Neil Marshall's 2008 post-apocalyptic cult classic DOOMSDAY and delves into the new Shout Select library with NIGHTHAWKS and TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. The gang then each pick a handful of horror titles currently streaming on Netflix Instant specifically catered to our listeners. Tune in and get all the latest on the horror genre here!
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!
Episode 25 Part 1: DRACULA, THE PURGE & Listener Questions Answered!
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!
Episode 24 Part 2: Lloyd Kaufman, President & Co-Founder of Troma Entertainment!
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!
BONUS: Halloween 2016 All Treats, No Tricks Episode!
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.
Sneak Preview: Blumhouse.com presents the HALF PAST MIDNIGHT podcast!
HALF PAST MIDNIGHT is a new podcast dedicated to bizarre news, weird history, legends and folklore, creepypasta, paranormal phenomena, conspiracy theories, hoaxes, myths, monsters, madness and more! On our first episode, we tackle the touchy topic "What's the deal with all the creepy clowns?" We're joined by special guest Joshua Ryan Zehner, a professional clown whose resume includes gigs with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Cirque du Soleil, and The Amazing Johnathan!
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!
Episode 21: Behind-The-Scenes Of Halloween Horror Nights!
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!
Episode 12: DON'T BREATHE / EVIL DEAD Director Fede Alvarez!
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!
Episode 10: The Mind's Eye Of Joe Begos & Graham Skipper
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!
Episode 5: The Resurrection Of A Hollywood Horror Director
On episode 5 of Shock Waves, join co-host Rob Galluzzo as he's first joined by Elric Kane to discuss Korean feature THE WAILING, OUIJA and BEYOND THE GATES. Then Bekah reports back from the Phoenix Comic Con. Ryan Turek joins the show with his horror pick of the week, VENOM. Then we're joined for a very candid chat with filmmaker Mark Pavia. Pavia made his feature film debut with the 1997 cult favorite adaptation of Stephen King's NIGHT FLIER. And most recently the Scream Factory original FENDER BENDER. But we go into depth about the long break from directing and examine the true, tough challenges when it comes to directing horror in the studio system. We talk about SLICE, DEADWORLD and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, all of which didn't happen. His relationship working with Stephen King. And how FENDER BENDER marks a resurrection through perseverance! A recommended listen for all aspiring horror filmmakers out there.
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they chat about the latest horrors! First up, they report back on the screenings of HAXAN and EYES OF FIRE as part of the Cinefamily's month long "witch horror" celebration, as well as the FENDER BENDER premiere. Elric raves about the 1st episode of OUTCAST. And then we play some snippets of Patrick Nettesheim's score to Mark Borchardt's COVEN as part of our new segment "now spinning." Ryan Turek chimes in with his horror pick of the week. Then we welcome very special guest Mike Flanagan for a lengthy chat about his earliest horror experiences and his journey into becoming a director. We chat about everything from the original OCULUS short film to his love of Stephen King and his take on GERALD'S GAME, "DREAMCATCHER" day, how he got Doug Jones in his first film, the making of HUSH, writing the I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER remake, why he chose to direct OUIJI 2 and much, much more. Kick back and join in on the conversation!
On the third episode of Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they talk about all the latest horrors! First, the big news is the announcement of the new HALLOWEEN movie! The gang then discuss John Carpenter's live show, and review such films as PASSION OF DARKLY NOON, TEXAS CHAINSAW 2, EYES OF A STRANGER, HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS 3D, as well as CAT PEOPLE and the I KNOW WHAT YOU DID movies. Then Ryan Turek checks in with his pick of the week THE STUFF. And lastly, the gang is then joined by production company SpectreVision, consisting of Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh Waller. They delve into where their love of horror begin, the origins of SpectreVision as a company and we go film by film to discuss how their filmography came to be. Get ready for an in depth, lengthy horror chat!
Join Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry for the second episode of Shock Waves! First up, the latest horrors! The trio discuss the latest films they've all seen. All 3 of them chime in on 'The Boy.' Rob also saw 'Most Likely To Die' and the 'F/X' movies. Elric talks about 'Frightmare,' 'Black Sunday' and 'Anguish.' And Bekah tells us about 'Wild Zero.' Then Ryan Turek checks in with his horror pick of the week, before being joined by Scream Factory's Jeff Nelson and Cliff MacMillan. The duo talk about their upcoming 4 year anniversary, the changes in the home video market since their inception, their first original feature 'Fender Bender,' their new sub-label 'Shout Selects' and the controversy surrounding their 'Jeepers Creepers' releases. All of this and much more on episode 2 of Shock Waves!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (Blumhouse.com), Elric Kane (Inside Horror) and Rebekah McKendry (editor in chief of Blumhouse.com) for the first episode of Shock Waves! The trio talk about their all time favorite horror movies, first time they recognized a genre actor in a non-genre role, their first time meeting a horror icon, horror movies they'd most want to see on Blu-Ray and much, much more. Bonus segments in this episode include Ryan Turek's "Horror Pick Of The Week" and a chat about vinyl soundtrack releases with The Damn Fine Cast co-host Tony Giles!