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 88: Going Beyond The Gates With Brian Yuzna!

Join you hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turk as they discuss all the latest horrors! Ryan reports back from SXSW where he saw anticipated genre offerings A QUIET PLACE, HEREDITARY, and GHOST STORIES. Elric caught THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT and MIDNIGHTERS. Bekah tells us about her daughter's first magical experience at Disneyland riding The Haunted Mansion, as well as about the fright feature TAG. Rob's been spinning the SAW Anthology vinyl set and braved the new DEATH WISH. Then, they welcome very special guests Jackson Stewart and legendary producer/director Brian Yuzna to the show! Stewart reveals exclusively on Shock Waves his next project, as well as what he's collaborating with Yuzna on. And we delve into stories about SOCIETY, RE-ANIMATOR, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3, THE GUYVER, NECRONOMICON: BOOK OF THE DEAD and more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Episode 87: The Strangers Return!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they talk all the latest horrors! Ryan & Elric discuss ANNIHILATION. Elric also brings up Grindhouse Releasing's CORRUPTION with Peter Cushing. Ryan revisited the 1975 BUG and the Netflix original animated GODZILLA movie. Rob watched HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS and Alfred Hitchcock's SPELLBOUND. Bekah read the PAPER GIRLS graphic novel and checked out Vinegar Syndrome's LIQUID SKY Blu-Ray release. Then we welcome to the show very special guest Johannes Roberts, the director of THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT, 47 METERS DOWN, and THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR. We delve into the challenges of making a sequel to the modern cult hit, how Roberts navigated in the film business during his early films, and we even get a little tease of the upcoming 48 METERS DOWN. Kick back, relax and enjoy the conversation! 

Episode 86: The Return of Channel Zero: Butcher's Block

The entire team, Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane, are back for episode 86 of Shock Waves! The gang collectively chime in on HELLRAISER: JUDGEMENT. Ryan talks the PUMPKINHEAD comic book, his latest VHS find SPARE PARTS, and VIDEO VIOLENCE. Rob discovered the French gem DEADLY GAMES, gives the low down on Arrow's CAT O' NINE TAILS Blu-Ray, and also Scream Factory's collector's editions of THE STRANGERS and DRAG ME TO HELL. Elric reports back on Netflix's VERONICA and THE DEAD PIT. Bekah watched Fulci's HOUSE OF CLOCKS, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, THE LODGERS and SCALPEL. Then we welcome back to the show CHANNEL ZERO creator Nick Antosca with the director of the new third season of the spooky SyFy cult hit BUTCHER'S BLOCK, Arkasha Stevenson. The duo tell us how this particular storyline came together, talk cannibalism, and working with the legendary Rutger Hauer! Kick back, relax and join the conversation! 

Episode 85: Hey, It's John Landis!

Strap in and prepare yourself for a filled to the brim episode of Shock Waves with you hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane! First up, we're joined by Dallas Sonnier, the new owner of Fangoria Magazine who gives us the first scoop on the resurrection of the infamous monster mag and what we can expect from this new iteration of Fangoria! Then, Blumhouse Producer and President of Production Couper Samuelson sits in for Ryan Turek to talk with us about all the latest horrors! Rob and Elric talk about the Netflix original THE RITUAL. Rob did a double feature of the new Criterion NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD with GET OUT, and also talks BASKET BASE, EATEN ALIVE and CREEP 2. Bekah watched RACE WITH THE DEVIL, AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS and HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP. Elric revisited THE FLY, FORTRESS, and has been enjoying CHANNEL ZERO: BUTCHER'S BLOCK. We're then joined by legendary director John Landis! In our nearly 2 plus hour chat, we get classic stories on Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Tony Perkins, and many, many more! Kick back, relax, and enjoy the conversation!

Episode 84: All Them Witches!!!

This week on Blumhouse’s Shock Waves Podcast, co-host Rebekah McKendry gathers a panel of amazing ladies from the horror industry to discuss witches and witchcraft, examining the topic from childhood perceptions to portrayals in contemporary media. The group includes Mali Elfman (producer of BEFORE I WAKE and FUN SIZE HORROR), actress and Shock Waves regular Brea Grant, actress and comic book writer Amber Benson (who horror fans will recognize as Tara from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER), and diehard horror fan Ciara Aumentado (who also happen to be Ryan Turek’s fiancé).  

Episode 83: Tragedy Girls!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they talk about all the latest horrors! First up, the entire gang discusses this week's surprise Netflix premiere of THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX! Rob raves about MAYHEM and HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE. Elric reports back on ICE CREAM MAN and Mariano Baino's DARK WATERS. Bekah checked out the horror anthology ASYLUM, as well as the original JURASSIC PARK. Then we welcome to the show the filmmakers behind TRAGEDY GIRLS, director Tyler MacIntyre and writer Chris Lee Hill! TRAGEDY GIRLS is a new cult classic in the vein of HEATHERS in which two serial-killer obsessed teens use the real life terrors inflicted on a town to boost their social media popularity. It's a biting satire loved by the whole Shock Waves crew, and yet Rob was troubled by his feelings after the film. The filmmakers attempt to psychoanalyze Rob to get to the bottom of his complex feelings on TRAGEDY GIRLS! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Episode 82: Inside Psycho & The Exorcist With Mark Ramsey!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they delve behind-the-scenes of some horror classics with Mark Ramsey! But first, the latest horrors! Ryan reports in from the set of HALLOWEEN on Panos Cosmatos' latest MANDY. Rob dove right into the Severin Films Amicus box set with THE BEAST MUST DIE and AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS, as well as INNOCENT BLOOD! Elric survived BEYOND THE 7TH DOOR, OUT OF THE DARK, and RAZORBACK. Bekah watched THE VAULT on Netflix, as well as GEOSTORM and HAPPY DEATH DAY. Then we welcome to the show the creator, narrator and producer of the recent podcasts INSIDE PSYCHO and INSIDE THE EXORCIST Mark Ramsey! Part bio, part narrative, we break down the lengthy process in which Ramsey took to tell the stories of the people at the helm of some of horror's most well regarded masterpieces. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the conversation! 

Episode 81: Severin Films Fights Back From The Grave!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome back to the show Severin Films label head David Gregory! But first, the latest horrors! Elric and Bekah has survived the latest death trap that is JIGSAW! Elric also raves about MOM & DAD, and has finally experienced the madness of THE EXORCIST 2: THE HERETIC. Bekah checked out the 1987 cult favorite ANGUISH, Samuel Fuller's SHOCK CORRIDOR and the TV series HAPPY! Rob entered the 3rd Dimension of SILENT HILL: REVELATION, and went on some comic book adventures with Jack Burton in Boom's BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA comic book series! The gang then welcomes David Gregory from Severin Films who kicks off his return appearance by announcing a horror classic to Severin's library. We also get the full scoop on the AMICUS collection, JACK THE RIPPER, THE DEVIL'S HONEY, the whereabouts of BURIAL GROUND's Peter Bark and much, much more! Kick back, relax and enjoy the conversation!

Episode 80: Punch Drunk TV!

This week, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and surprise guest co-host Brea Grant, along with special guests Aaron Pruner and Jack Conway from the podcast Punch Drunk TV, to talk all things horror TV! But first, the latest horrors! Rob checked out THE GOOD SON and BULLET HEAD. Ryan reports back from the set of the new HALLOWEEN where he squeezed in viewings of GHOSTHOUSE, HELL NIGHT and DAY OF THE DEAD: BLOODLINE. Elric caught a screening of THE HOLY MOUNTAIN with Alejandro Jodorowsky in attendance! He also tells us about THE SUCKLING and THE PSYCHOTRONIC MAN! We're then joined by Brea Grant of the podcast READING GLASSES, and PUNCH DRUNK TV hosts Aaron Pruner and Jack Conway to talk all things horror television! From THE EXORCIST to THE WALKING DEAD to THE X-FILES, SUPERNATURAL, TWIN PEAKS and beyond, all grounds are covered! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation! 

Episode 79: Post Mortem with Mick Garris!

On episode 79 of Shock Waves, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are joined by very special guest, and now podcast network colleague, Mick Garris! But first, the latest horrors! Rob kicks off by talking a bit about the new Dread Central Presents label. He also saw DOWN, the American remake of THE LIFT (which Elric talks about this week), along with BUTCHER, BAKER, NIGHTMARE MAKER. Elric also signs off on WISH UPON. Bekah saw the 1987 ELM STREET-inspired DON'T PANIC, SILK, and reports back on the graphic novel BLACK HOLE. Then the gang are joined by friend and colleague Mick Garris! The host of the horror interview podcast POST MORTEM is bringing his show to Blumhouse Productions, and we're here to celebrate! We catch up with Mick on how he finds the latest horror features, film festivals, and a whole lot more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation! 

Episode 78: Lin Shaye & Adam Robitel's Stories from the Further

It's 2018, and the Shock Waves gang is back! Join Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! The crew talks about the holiday break and Christmas horrors RED CHRISTMAS and BETTER WATCH OUT! Rob reports back on Scream Factory's HELL NIGHT Blu-Ray, as well as the Synapse SUSPIRIA release. Ryan revisited THE HIDDEN and PROJECT METALBEAST. Bekah caught up on new episodes of INSIDE NO 9, GHOST WRITER, and VAMPIRE CIRCUS. Elric rang in the New Year with NEW YEAR'S EVIL, PSYCHIC KILLER and BLACK MIRROR. Then we welcome to the show INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY director Adam Robitel and star Lin Shaye! Robitel tells us about going from his cult directorial debut THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN to tackling the INSIDIOUS franchise, and Lin details the journey she's had fronting the series as Elise Rainier. Join us in the further! 

Episode 77: Our Top 10 Horror Films Of 2017!

This is it! It's the final episode of Shock Waves for 2017! Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek (Skyping in from the shooting location of the new HALLOWEEN) as they count down their favorite 10 horror films of the year! But first, as always, the latest horrors! Rob caught Guillermo del Toro's latest THE SHAPE OF WATER and the Vinegar Syndrome recent release BLOOD BEAT! Ryan reports back on the Blu-Ray releases of THE SLAYER, THE UNHOLY, and DEMON SEED. Elric checked out 78/52, while Bekah watched MANSFIELD 66/67. Then the gang gets right into their top picks for 2017! Where will crowd pleasers like GET OUT and IT rank? What about indie faves like A DARK SONG, THE DEVIL'S CANDY, or THE BLACKCOATS DAUGHTER? This was the year of Stephen King, so how many of his movie adaptations were named? What controversial choices will the gang throw out there! Rules are broken! There are thrills, chills, screams, gasps and more as we reflect back on the best horror of 2017!

Episode 76: Madman Mendez and The Legendary Brian Collins!

On this week's episode of Shock Waves, hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are joined by special guests Brian Collins (Birth Movies Death, Horror Movie A Day) and director Mike Mendez (DON'T KILL IT, BIG ASS SPIDER) to talk about the best stuff the genre had to offer this past year. But first, the latest horrors! Both Elric and Rob watched the Netflix original movie 1922. Rob also checked out Blue Underground's DEATHDREAM Blu-Ray. Elric talks about Walter Hill's latest THE ASSIGNMENT and SZAMANKA. Bekah joins us in the love/confusion for Lucio Fulci's THE DEVIL'S HONEY, and also checked out DOWN (aka THE SHAFT), as well as the book ROTTERS. Then we hear from our guests regarding their favorite things in the genre this year. For Mendez, it's everything from events like BEYOND FEST, to movies like KING COHEN and GET OUT, to toy collectibles. For Collins, it's finally getting a proper release of CATHY'S CURSE, books like PAPERBACKS FROM HELL, the FRIDAY THE 13TH video game, puzzles, and more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Episode 75: Going Beyond Skyline!

Join your Shock Waves hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry, as they're joined by special guest Liam O'Donnell, the writer/director of BEYOND SKYLINE! But first, the latest horrors! Rob reports back on the new THING board game, as well as ANNABELLE: CREATION, Code Red's Blu-Ray release of THE BEING, and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK. Bekah talks about ISLAND OF TERROR, THE OXFORD MURDERS, and is re-reading MEG. Elric caught Thankgiving "slasher" HOME SWEET HOME, KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, AMITYVILLE: AWAKENING, MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND, THE DEVIL'S HONEY, and more! Then we're joined by Liam O'Donnell, who explains how a sequel to the maligned SKYLINE came to be 7 years after the release of the original! Frank Grillo and THE RAID's Iko Uwais star! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Episode 74: Five Things We're Each Thankful For!

The holidays are upon as and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane, and Ryan Turek have gotten together to discuss the things we're most thankful for this year! From horror events and shops, to board games, to genre labels, to record releases, and more, we highlight the coolest things the genre had to offer this year. Conventions? The FRIDAY THE 13TH video game? Letterboxd? Other podcasts? Let's kick back, relax, and celebrate all the horror goodies we're all thankful for!

Episode 73: Going Into The Dark Backward with Adam Rifkin

Join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they welcome special guest Adam Rifkin to the show! But first, the latest horrors! Ryan's been on a "giallo" kick and went back to Dario Argento's THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, as well as THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM and THE RESURRECTED. Rob braved a triple feature of DRACULA 3D, I, FRANKENSTEIN 3D, and THE MUMMY 3D. Elric reports back on THE LORE, A GHOST STORY, BAD MATCH, and KILLING GROUND. Bekah checked out THE SATANIST from 1968, THE RIFT from 1990, and the book THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS. Then they welcome very special guest Adam Rifkin, aka Rif Coogan! They delve into Rifkin's early days in the business with films like PSYCHO COP RETURNS, THE DARK BACKWARD, and THE CHASE, which gave Henry Rollins his first big screen credit. He explains how he ended up being a sought after screenwriter responsible for MOUSETRAP and SMALL SOLDIERS. As well as writing and directing a new movie with his hero Burt Reynolds. All this and more on the latest Shock Waves!

Episode 72: The New Horror Classics

Another Halloween has come and gone, but the horror chat continues as usual on Shock Waves! Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they discuss what post-2000 genre films are destined to be considered classics! But first, Ryan blows our minds with NIGHT SCHOOL and his revisit of 13 GHOSTS. Elric reports back on CREEP 2, THE BABYSITTER, CHANNEL ZERO, and X-RAY. Bekah checked out the TV series NIGHT FLIGHT, as well as Indian horror flick 13B, and ANGEL HEART. Rob took in a triple feature including THE OLD DARK HOUSE and THE CAT & THE CANARY, and also looked at Wes Craven's lost TV movie SUMMER OF FEAR with Linda Blair! 

Then we delve into our topic - which of the recent horror releases are going to earn their place among the horror classics we already know, love, and celebrate? Join us as we discuss THE DESCENT, SAW, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, THE STRANGERS, 28 DAYS LATER and much, much more. Which cult classics deserved to be rediscovered? All this and more on the latest Shock Waves!

Episode 71: Our Halloween Show With Waxwork Records!

It's Halloween on Shock Waves, and your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek are celebrating with special guests Kevin Bergeron of Waxworks Records and TRICK 'R TREAT composer Douglas Pipes! But first, the latest horrors! Shock Waves is now on Hulu! Details on our first ever video episode at the top of the show. Ryan talks about THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and THE DEVIL'S RAIN! Elric's been revisiting the CHILD'S PLAY series again, and reports back on SEQUENCE BREAK. Bekah checked out the 2003 RED RIDING HOOD, and the TV show LORE. Rob continues his all October anthology kick with ASYLUM and TWICE-TOLD TALES. Then we welcome Kevin Bergeron, the head of the Waxwork Records label, as well as famed composer Douglas Pipes (THE BABYSITTER, KRAMPUS, TRICK 'R TREAT). We discuss Kevin's experiences launching and running the label, working with filmmakers such as William Friedkin and Martin Scorsese, and collaborating with Douglas Pipes on the HOUSE OF WAXWORK comic book. We also delve into Pipes work with Michael Dougherty. We even get 2 new title announcements from Waxwork Records! Kick back, join the conversation, and Happy Halloween!

Episode 70: New Nightmares with Heather Langenkamp!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Ryan Turek as they welcome to the show very special guest Heather Langenkamp! But first, the latest horrors! You can find the gang on Hulu under the new original video series "Frights and Insights!" Ryan and Rob discuss the new Netflix flick THE BABYSITTER by McG. Elric reports back on TRAGEDY GIRLS, RUIN ME, THE LODGERS and THE STENDHAL SYNDROME. Ryan continues 31 nights of Halloween with SLITHER, GOING TO PIECES and CHILD'S PLAY 2. Rob's still doing 31 horror anthologies, this week includes CAT'S EYE, TRILOGY OF TERROR, and DEAD OF NIGHT. Then, the crew welcome to the show Freddy Krueger's greatest adversary Heather Langenkamp, who portrayed Nancy Thompson! Along with her husband David LeRoy Anderson, they operate the FX company AFX Studio, which was responsible for CABIN IN THE WOODS, DAWN OF THE DEAD 2004 and the last few seasons of AMERICAN HORROR STORY! We also delve into Heather's experiences on the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series, working with Wes Craven, and her mysterious local radio show! All this and more on the latest episode of Shock Waves!

Episode 69: Talking LGBT Horror With Christopher Landon!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane, along with guest host Brennan Klein (from the SCREAM 101 podcast) as they welcome to the show HAPPY DEATH DAY director Christopher Landon! But first, the latest horrors! It's Halloween season, so the gang has been getting in their daily horror fix! Ryan's watched INNOCENT BLOOD, NEW NIGHTMARE, URBAN LEGEND, & SCREAM 2. Rob's been on anthologies, most recently seeing TALES OF TERROR and AFTER MIDNIGHT. Bekah checked out THE GHOUL and revisited DEATHSTALKER 1 & 2. Elric reports back on THE OLD DARK HOUSE, THE MUMMY and BETTER WATCH OUT. Brennan chimes in with his thoughts on CULT OF CHUCKY and the AMITYVILLE series! Then Klein leads a great discussion with filmmaker Christopher Landon about the origins of HAPPY DEATH DAY, but also about LGBT in horror. From the 2004 "slasher" HELLBENT, to William Friedkin's CRUSING, to KILLER CONDOM and beyond, all grounds are covered! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!