The 13th Floor



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 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!

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

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!