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. Blumhouse Director of Development Ryan Turek (formally managing editor of Shock Till You Drop) will also be checking in every episode with his horror pick of the week! SHOCK WAVES is here to quench your insatiable thirst for all things horror! The Deep End of Horror!
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!
Episode 141: The Return of Vinegar Syndrome
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!
Episode 139: Our Favorite Stephen King Movies
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.
Episode 136: Like Father Like Son
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!
Episode 135: My Belated Bloody Valentine!
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.
Episode 134: Tobias Forge of GHOST
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!
Episode 131: There's Nothing Out There!
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!
Episode 130: A Katt Shea Triple Feature!
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!
Episode 129: New Year, New You with Sophia Takal
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!
Episode 128: A Conversation with Lin Shaye
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!
BONUS: Shock Waves Top 10 Horror Of 2018!
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!
Episode 125: All The Creatures Were Stirring!
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!