As just announced via Deadline, Blumhouse Productions and Red Seat Ventures, who teamed up last year to launch Blumhouse.com, are continuing to expand their collaboration by launching The Blumhouse.com Podcast Network; which will feature a mix of original fiction and non-fiction genre podcasts.
The new series of shows kicks off on Wednesday, May 11th with SHOCK WAVES, an all horror podcast hosted by Blumhouse.com editor-in-chief Rebekah McKendry (Fangoria), yours truly Rob Galluzzo (FEARnet, Icons Of Fright) and Elric Kane (Inside Horror, This Week In Horror). The trio wrapped up their 140 episode of the podcast Killer POV on Geeknation last week, after having just won a Rondo Award for “Best Multimedia Site” and was recently named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s “podcasts you have to listen to.”
The new show will tackle a variety of horror related topics and discussions and include weekly special guests from all aspects of the horror industry. Ryan Turek, the head of development at Blumhouse Productions and former managing editor at Shock Till You Drop will have a weekly segment on the show giving his horror recommendation of the week. The new SHOCK WAVES logo (picture at the top of this article) was designed by Aaron Crawford of Cavity Colors. And the theme music was provided by Greg Burkart of the band CORVO. You can hear the trailer for the new show right here.
Red Seat recently launched Mike Rowe’s podcast which has been as high as #5 on the iTunes chart. Blumhouse.com is part of Blumhouse’s multi-platform expansion- the company’s television division has won multiple Emmys (The Jinx and The Normal Heart), it has produced multiple live events both in the U.S. and abroad, has a publishing imprint with Doubleday and a partnership with Jack Davis and Eli Roth’s digital genre network CryptTV.
SHOCK WAVES will be available weekly at Blumhouse.com/Podcast and on iTunes starting Wed May 11th. Be sure to tune in!