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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 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! 

Episode 104: Talking Horror Fiction with Paul Tremblay!

Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are all back to talk about the latest horrors! Ryan checked out THE FIRST POWER and season 2 of SLASHER. Elric tells us about the long lost DOOM ASYLUM! Bekah watched LET THE CORPSES TAN and THE CALLER from 2011. Rob experienced the madness of SHOCKING DARK, as well as Arrow's new LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT Blu-Ray. Then the gang welcome author Paul Tremblay to discuss horror fiction, his books A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS and THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD, and his life long love of the genre! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

BONUS: INSIDE JAWS!

 

In honor of July 4th, the Shock Waves crew is celebrating JAWS in this bonus episode with a special sneak preview of the INSIDE JAWS podcast, hosted by Mark Ramsey! INSIDE JAWS takes you on an immersive journey through the making of 1975’s pulse-pounding hit film JAWS, the first-ever summer blockbuster. Subscribe to INSIDE JAWS on Apple Podcast today or hear the first 5 episodes at wondery.com/plus

Episode 103: Horror-Adjacent Films with David Sandberg & Brea Grant!

This week, your hosts Rob Galluzzo and Rebekah McKendry are joined by 2 very special guests David Sandberg (LIGHTS OUT, ANNABELLE: CREATION, SHAZAM) and Brea Grant (Reading Glasses Podcast, THE ARRANGEMENT)! The entire gang discuss a series of movies that are "horror-adjacent," such as JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, REVENGE, UNSANE, LOOK, HOTEL ARTEMIS and SHOCKING DARK! We also get the news on their latest projects! Kick back, relax and join the conversation! 

Episode 102: Make-up FX Artist Chris Nelson!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane as they welcome special guest make-up FX artist Chris Nelson! But first, the latest horrors! The gang report back from Etheria Film Night 2018. Elric and Rob braved the madness of LIQUID SKY, while Ryan tackled NINJA III: THE DOMINATION! Bekah investigated the insect based terrors of LARVA and THE THAW. Rob checks out the ABOMINABLE Blu-Ray, while Elric talks about animated flick FEAR(S) OF THE DARK! Christopher Allen Nelson joins us to talk about his long career in make-up FX, including redesigning the new Michael Myers mask, KILL BILL, SUICIDE SQUAD, cult films like FREAKED, and much much more! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Episode 101: Analyzing Tubular Bells, The Theme From THE EXORCIST!

On episode 101 of Shock Waves, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are joined by special guest Christian James Hand to do a deep dive analysis of "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield, known by most horror fans as the theme to THE EXORCIST! But first: the latest horrors! The entire gang sign off on HEREDITARY and the highly anticipated HALLOWEEN trailer! Rob checked out WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK & Scorpion's new DEATH SHIP Blu-Ray. Elric watched STEPFATHER 2 & 3, as well as Arrow's new release of Abel Ferrara's THE ADDICTION. Bekah reports back on HELL HOUSE LLC and THE VINEYARD. Then we're joined by radio DJ and creator of The Session On Air Christian James Hand, who walks us through a story teller version on the history of "Tubular Bells," one of the most epic pieces of music ever recorded! You will never hear it the same after this! Kick back, relax, and join us!

Episode 100: The Shock Waves 100!

Buckle up for an epic episode. You've heard hosts Robert Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek talk about "Shock Waves Approved" titles. These are horror movies that all four hosts agree demand your attention. With this episode, they've prepared the Shock Waves 100. One hundred movies. All "Shock Waves Approved." And they're going through the list title by title. Before that, however, they trip down memory lane, reflecting on their favorite Shock Waves guests and more. Tune in now!

Episode 99: Graham Skipper & Video Game Horrors!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they talk the latest horrors! Elric braves ZOMBIE 5: KILLING BIRDS, THE CARPENTER (1981) and WELCOME TO SPRING BREAK. Ryan tells us about SPASMS, DARK TOWER (1989), and DALAW (2010). Bekah's on a TV binge with TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL and PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, and also checked out REMOTE CONTROL (1988). Rob watched the long sought after "found footage" film THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES. Then the gang welcome back to the show Graham Skipper, the director of the new Shudder exclusive SEQUENCE BREAK! We talk video games in horror movies, and then horror video games! Kick back, grab your game controller and join the conversation! 

Episode 98: Scout Taylor-Compton

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! Rob and Elric talk Severin Films ZOMBIE 3 & 4. Ryan and Rob both checked out BLOOD HOOK and the new Netflix original CARGO. Elric tells us about SCALPEL, while Ryan reports back on the BUBBA HO-TEP & THE COSMIC BLOOD-SUCKERS comic book, and Rob checks out the new blu-rays for THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW and THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING. Then we welcome very special guest Scout Taylor-Compton to the show! She tells us about her latest horror film FERAL, her experiences on both of Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN films, growing up the daughter of a mortician, imaginary friends, working in the TV world, tackling directing, portraying Lita Ford and much, much more! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation! 

Episode 97: The Endless with Benson & Moorhead

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they report back from Texas Frightmare Weekend, and catch up on all the latest horrors!

Rob attended an anniversary screening of HALLOWEEN 4, talks Vinegar Syndrome's BLUE VENGEANCE and Arrow's THE THING release. Ryan saw ANGUISH (1987), TERRIFIER, and revisited IT'S ALIVE. Elric got to experience LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH on the big screen, and tells us about Severin Films' ZOMBIE 3 and THREADS releases. And Bekah went BEYOND THE SEVENTH DOOR, to JP Monroe's sleazy nightclub with HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH, and checked out ALTERED HOURS. 

Then we welcome special guests Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson to the show! The filmmakers behind the upcoming THE ENDLESS, as well as SPRING and RESOLUTION detail the evolution of their filmography in this candid, informative chat. Kick back, relax, and join the conversation! 

Episode 96: The Scariest Horror Films 1970 - 2018!

This is it! Your hosts Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, Ryan Turek and Robert Galluzzo are revealing the films that scared them. The assignment is simple: The four each chose a single title from each decade (beginning with the '70s) they felt was the scariest film from that time and the backdrop for this conversation could not be better...

Yes, this is our LIVE episode from Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas! Get ready for a wild, humorous discussion and get those pencils and notepad ready, you're going to want to take notes on the films mentioned here.

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Episode 95: Barbara Crampton, Jenn Wexler & Owen Egerton

Shock Waves is live at the Overlook Film Festival, recording in the heart of New Orleans' haunted Bourbon Orleans Hotel.

Co-host Ryan Turek was on the ground in the French Quarter and he invited actress/producer Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR, co-star of the upcoming PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH) and directors Jennifer Wexler (THE RANGER) and Owen Egerton (Rooster Teeth, BLOODFEST) to join him in a thoughtful conversation about the horror genre you do not want to miss.

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Episode 94: Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes!

Your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane welcome producer Brad Fuller to the show. Fuller is one-third of the team behind Platinum Dunes, the company that brought you the smash-hit A QUIET PLACE as well as the remakes for THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, FRIDAY THE 13th and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Fuller takes you behind-the-scenes of A QUIET PLACE and talks candidly about Platinum Dunes' body of work.

Before all of that, however, the team discuss titles such as NIGHTMARE SISTERS, PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH, DEMON WIND, THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ and much more. We hope you enjoy! And don't forget, if you're listening via iTunes, be sure to leave us a star rating or review.

 

Episode 93: Live from The Chattanooga Film Festival with Joe Bob Briggs!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they record episode 93 of the Shock Waves podcast in front of a live audience! In this show, they report back on some of the festival's movies and events, then welcome special guests Jeremy Gardner (THE BATTERY), producer David Lawson (THE ENDLESS), Jenn Wexler (THE RANGER) and Brian Lonano (CROW HAND, GWILLIAM). Our co-host and special guest for the latter half of the discussion is the mighty Joe Bob Briggs, who joins us to discuss the weirdest movies we've ever seen! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Episode 92: Conversations Of An Imitation Girl

The whole gang is back! Join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! The entire team weigh in on this week's big box office hit A QUIET PLACE. Elric, Rob and Bekah report back from the Chattanooga Film Festival where they caught GHOST STORIES, NOVEMBER, THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH, WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS, THE RANGER, REVENGE and much more! Ryan revisited the WARLOCK trilogy, as well as GODZILLA VS MEGALON! Then we welcome to the show very special guest Natasha Kermani! Her debut film is IMITATION GIRL, featuring a duel performance by fan fave actress Lauren Ashley Carter, and we talk about her humble beginnings, genre films and directors that influenced her storytelling style, and New York versus Los Angeles! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Episode 91: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey & Jeff Wadlow!

With his team off having fun at the Chattanooga Film Festival, co-host Ryan Turek flies solo this week and he's brought actors Lucy Hale (of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) and Tyler Posey (TEEN WOLF) and director Jeff Wadlow (KICK-ASS 2) with him. The three are celebrating the release of their upcoming film TRUTH OR DARE, however, they open up on about their earliest horror memories, the films that shaped them, SCREAM 4, Wes Craven and much more. We hope you and enjoy! And, if you're listening via iTunes, don't forget to leave us a rating or a review.

Episode 90: Stephanie Rothman!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they talk all the latest horrors! But first, a brief debate about how you listen to your favorite podcasts! Bekah and Rob have been loving the new season of SANTA CLARITA DIET. Elric and Ryan have been watching THE TERROR. Bekah also reports back from Wondercon, and the comics QUEEN CRAB and GONERS. Rob breaks down the new Blu-Ray releases of DEEP RED and THE SECT. Ryan watched THE WILLIES and PYEWACKET. Elric revisited RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 2, INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, INSIDE NO 9 and IMITATION GIRL. Then we welcome to the show very special guest Stephanie Rothman! The writer/director of TERMINAL ISLAND, THE VELVET VAMPIRE, THE WORKING GIRLS, and more tells us about her humble beginnings working with Roger Corman, the challenges of directing during that period in the 60's, and we go beyond the horror genre for her to give us her all time favorite movie recommendations! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Episode 89: Mystery Science Theater 3000's Jonah Ray!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they talk all the latest horrors! Elric and Ryan discuss Shudder's latest COLD HELL. Rob's been catching up on ASH VS EVIL DEAD season 3, and also enjoying the Scream Factory releases for THE BURBS and BEHIND THE MASK. Bekah checked out DANCE MACABRE and ANTHROPOPHAGUS. Elric revisited the original INVADERS FROM MARS and ED WOOD. Then we welcome very special guest Jonah Ray to the show! Jonah is the host of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE RETURN and a huge horror fan! We delve into his humble beginnings in Hawaii, what movies he'd love to riff on for future MYSTERY SCIENCE episodes, his role in VICTOR CROWLEY, and much, much more. Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

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!