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Shock Waves Logo presents SHOCK WAVES: Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (Senior Editor:, FEARnet, Icons Of Fright), Elric Kane (This Week In Horror, Inside Horror) and Rebekah McKendry (Editor In Chief:, 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 122: Tall Paul Davis!

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!

Episode 121: Vinegar Syndrome!

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!

Episode 115: We Sold Our Souls To Grady Hendrix

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!

Episode 114: Extreme Haunts!

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!

Episode 113: Panos Cosmatos' First Podcast!

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...

Episode 111: Go Behind-the-Scenes of CryptTV!

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.


Episode 110: Birthday Shenanigans with Udo Kier!

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! 

Episode 105: Dead Right Horror Trivia!

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!