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 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!

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!