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 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! 

Episode 68: House Of Psychotic Women!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Rob reports back from Knott's Scary Farm! Then the gang talk about GERALD'S GAME, CULT OF CHUCKY, THE EXORCIST Season 2, BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 and more! They then welcome special guest Kier-La Janisse, the author of HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN, A VIOLENT PROFESSIONAL: THE FILMS OF LUCIANO ROSSI and editor on LOST GIRLS: The Cinema Of Jean Rollin. Keep back, relax and join the conversation!

Episode 67: 31 Days Of Halloween and The Cult Of Chucky!

Join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they kick off the Halloween season with their collective 31 horror recommendations for October! Then, they welcome special guests Nick Antosca and Don Mancini to discuss the new season of CHANNEL ZERO: NO-END HOUSE, as well as the latest film in the CHILD'S PLAY series CULT OF CHUCKY! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Episode 66: Super Dark Times and Coming Of Age Horror!

This week, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry, along with very special guests Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, the screenwriters of SUPER DARK TIMES, SIREN and the upcoming STEPHANIE to discuss coming of age movies! But first, the latest horrors! Elric gives his thoughts on MOTHER! As well as A CURE FOR WELLNESS. Bekah's been watching AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT, revisited 47 METERS DOWN and has been reading the novel A PLACE FOR SINNERS. Rob checked out INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3, THE SHINING (1997) and festival flicks IMITATION GIRL and TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY. Then we welcome SUPER DARK TIMES writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski who tell us about their earliest horror recollections, their collaborative process, and how it took 5 years for several of their projects to get produced! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Episode 65: Our George Romero Tribute!

On episode 65, the Shock Waves crew Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane pay tribute to the late, great George Romero. But first, the latest horrors! The entire gang discuss Andy Muschietti's adaptation of Stephen King's IT! Ryan also saw THE LODGERS and has been reading CHAINSAW CONFIDENTIAL. Elric reports back on the documentary TICKLED. Bekah's been watching HBO's THE DEUCE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT, PSYCHOVILLE and DR. BLACK, MR. HYDE. Rob revisited the 1974 flick DERANGED and checked out Vincent Price in THE LAST MAN ON EARTH. Then, we share our memories and stories regarding the indelible work of George A. Romero. From our first time seeing one of his DEAD films, to his work with Stephen King, to his underappreciated works, we talk all things Romero. Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Episode 64: Slashback Video! A Tribute To VHS Horror!

This week, join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they are live from Slashback Video, the all horror VHS art installation at the Mystic Museum in Burbank! The gang are joined by the Bearded Lady Vintage shop owner Erick Yaro Wessel to talk about how Slashback Video came together. There's also the latest horrors! Ryan tells us about the Kane Hodder documentary TO HELL & BACK and the book SOMEONE'S INSIDE THE HOUSE. Rebekah recommends the graphic novel MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS, GODZILLA VS MOTHRA and ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX. Elric talks about THE SLAYER, the first episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT and THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD podcast. Rob caught a Hitchcock matinee of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, Mike Flanagan's BEFORE I WAKE, SHIN GODZILLA and SOUL SURVIVOR. Then we welcome to the show special guest Sebastian Mathews, the owner of Touch Vinyl, and Cinefile. We talk about what it's like to run and maintain a modern video store, and then give our horror recommendations for titles only available on VHS! Kick back, relax and enjoy! 

Episode 63: Our Tribute To Tobe Hooper

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they discuss all the latest horrors! Rob has got the early word on the new adaptation of Stephen King's IT and LEATHERFACE! Elric, Rob and Ryan talk the new Netflix version of DEATH NOTE. Ryan reports back on finding SHOCK 'EM DEAD, and a double feature of CUJO and PET SEMATARY. Elric also watched PHOENIX FORGOTTEN and Bekah checked out VICIOUS LIPS and THE BATTERY, as well as the graphic novel BITCH PLANET. Then the gang are joined by screenwriter Jared Rivet to talk about his latest feature JACKALS from Scream Factory, which at one point, started as a project 10 years ago for Tobe Hooper! That leads us into our tribute to Tobe Hooper where we trade stories and talk everything from TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE to LIFEFORCE to INVADERS FROM MARS, THE TOOLBOX MURDERS and much, much more. Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Episode 62: Exploitation Faves and Recommendations

The whole gang, Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane, are back to close out "exploitation" month on Shock Waves! First up, the latest horrors! Rob reports back from the surprise premiere of VICTOR CROWLEY, aka HATCHET 4, as well as RE-ANIMATOR: THE INTEGRAL VERSION, BEYOND THE DARKNESS, BEYOND THE DOOR and JENNIFER. Ryan tells us about the TV movie WHEELS OF TERROR, DON'T PANIC, PUPPET MASTERS and NIGHT TRAP. Elric continues watching HBO's ROOM 104, and caught THE TRANSFIGURATION. Bekah talks about the 1958 Albert Band flick I BURY THE LIVING! Then, the crew focuses on their favorite "exploitation" sub-genres. From Bekah's love of "nunspoiltation" like SCHOOL FOR THE HOLY BEAST, to Rob's appreciation for Nikkatsu Pink Cinema, to Elric and Ryan's love of "canuck-sploitation" like CURTAINS, MY BLOODY VALENTINE & DEATHDREAM, all sleazy, weird and bizarre grounds are covered! Kick back, relax and join the conversation! 

Episode 61: Exploitation Preservation!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they welcome to the show very special guests Joseph Ziemba (Creator of Bleeding Skull, American Genre Film Archive) and Bret Berg (American Genre Film Archive) share with us their favorite, obscure genre deep cuts! But first, the latest horrors! Rob reports back on THE DARK TOWER, and Blue Underground's upcoming disc of AMSTERDAMNED. Elric saw the new ANNABELLE: CREATION, as well as Arrow Video's BRAIN DAMAGE release, and TRICK OF TREATS. Bekah checked out BILLY JACK and the Italian cult classic 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS. Then we welcome Joseph Ziemba and Bret Berg on who tell us about the recent restorations, theatrical engagements and Blu-Ray releases for THE ZODIAC KILLER and EFFECTS. Then they hit us with the weirdest, most bizarre recommendations they could dig up! Crazy Mexican Cinema! PSYCHED BY THE 4D WITCH! The films of Long Islander Nathan Schiff! Jame Bryan, Renee Harmon and JUNGLE TRAP, and much, much more! Kick back, relax and join the conversation! 

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Dustin Pace.

Episode 60: Day Of The Woman!

Exploitation month continues on Shock Waves, as hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane are joined by special guest BJ Colangelo! But first, the latest horrors! Fresh from his trip to New York City, Elric reports back on HERE ALONE, Mario Bava's PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES, THE UNTAMED & the HBO anthology series ROOM 104. Bekah checked out THE WRAITH, PROM NIGHT 2 and THE WORST WITCH. Ryan tells us about Arrow Video's recent release MADHOUSE. Rob watched Code Red's new Blu-Ray of ONE DARK NIGHT, John Carpenter's GHOSTS OF MARS and Scream Factory's DEMENTED. Then we talk about the launch of BJ's blog "DAY OF THE WOMAN" and it opens up the discussion to the controversial sub-genre of "rape/revenge" movies. I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE is the most notorious and infamous of the bunch. But what about the films that came before it? Or in it's wake? LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, MS. 45, THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE, DEATH WISH 2, SAVAGE STREETS, AMERICAN MARY. At what point do these films go too far making them exploitation? And what is it about these certain titles that we find entertaining, or in some cases therapeutic? We delve into this difficult topic full on! Kick back, listen and join the conversation!