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Special BONUS Episode Of The INSIDE PSYCHO Podcast Drops!

Attention fans of Norman Bates and Alfred Hitchcock – did you have a chance to check out the excellent 6 episode podcast series INSIDE PSYCHO, which we first told you about right here? Brought to you by Wondery, and hosted by Mark Ramsey, the series covers the entire history and inspiration behind the making-of Hitchcock’s […]

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The Power Of Expectation: New Video Series Breaks Down PSYCHO!

When it comes to horror history, I love analytical videos and essays that break down the classics! The You Tube page Splendid Dimensions have just launched their first in a series of proposed videos that will shine the spotlight on specific cinema classics. And what better movie to focus on for their premiere than Alfred […]

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6 Things I Learned While Moderating The PSYCHO Remake Commentary!

PSYCHO is unarguably a masterpiece, both in the filmography of Alfred Hitchcock, but also in horror & cinema history. And so, who would have the nerve to remake something considered a classic? Nowadays, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. BATES MOTEL recently wrapped it’s fifth and final season, and provided Norman Bates fans with […]

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Trailer Premiere: This BESETMENT Trailer Does Its Own Riff On PSYCHO

So, here’s a new horror flick coming later this year from Uncork’d Entertainment that seems to have a bit of a PSYCHO vibe to it. Except in this version, it looks like the “Mother” is alive and well! Coming to VOD this June 6th, here is the trailer premiere for Brad Douglas’s BESETMENT! Uncork’d Entertainment […]

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TEXAS FRIGHTMARE 2017 Report! BATES MOTEL! Dario Argento! Rob Zombie’s 31, FRIGHT NIGHT & More!

The 2017 iteration of Texas Frightmare Weekend has just wrapped, and the convention was, yet again, a smashing success! Blumhouse.com and Arrow Video were among the primary sponsors, and I found myself fortunate enough to moderate a handful of the panels, along with my Shock Waves co-hosts, so the following may come off as biased, […]

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Texas Frightmare Weekend Is Upon Us!!!

Greetings fellow fiends! Later today, the Texas Frightmare Weekend kicks off at the Hyatt Regency Hotel over at DFW airport in Dallas, Texas and the Blumhouse.com / Shock Waves crew will be representing all weekend long! (We’re sponsoring along with the fine fiends at Arrow Video!) Drop on by the Blumhouse.com table to meet us, […]

TV 

How BATES MOTEL Restored The PSYCHO “Legacy”

There was a very distinct reason I took it upon myself, with no actual filmmaking experience, to make THE PSYCHO LEGACY documentary. And the finale for A&E’s hit series BATES MOTEL solidified that reason. Plain and simple, I wanted the PSYCHO “legacy” to continue and I feared that, at the time that I started it, […]

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The Finale of BATES MOTEL: A Eulogy

***Spoiler Alert! Do not read this is you have not watched the series finale of BATES MOTEL*** This is the third eulogy I’ve had to write for a genre show this season (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and GRIMM were before this). But this one is hard for me. I loved BATES MOTEL. Like everyone else, I wasn’t sure […]

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Let’s Take A Tour Of The Original PSYCHO House and BATES MOTEL!

When it comes to historic horror film locations, I can think of no other house that’s as instantly recognizable as the PSYCHO house (and Bates Motel) from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece. And with A&E’s recent BATES MOTEL wrapping up its 5 season run, I thought it’d be fitting to take a tour of where the […]

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Joe Hill’s LOCKE & KEY Comes To Hulu From BATES MOTEL’s Carlton Cuse

This is tremendously exciting news. LOCKE & KEY is one of those incredible horror related properties that’s been screaming for a proper live adaptation. And it’s come close in the past! But we’ve never publicly seen those results. Now, perhaps because of the popularity of shows like STRANGER THINGS, coupled with the success of a […]

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5 Best Additions That BATES MOTEL Made To The PSYCHO Mythos!

What’s been fun about BATES MOTEL for me as a life-long PSYCHO fan is trying to guess how and when certain threads from the original mythos will present themselves. Pretty much since the very beginning, we knew this modern remake of the story of Norman Bates and his Mother would eventually loop into the events […]

TV 

10 Shows You Have to Watch on TV in 2017

There are a few new horror titles tapped for a move to the small screen in 2017, and they’ve all got our curiosity working overtime. What happens when one of Dan Simmons finest novels haunts our homes? Can an enormously popular Stephen King story find a comfortable spot on television? What in the world are […]

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We Discuss The Work and World Of Clive Barker On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

The entire Shock Waves crew is back! Join Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane and Ryan Turek as they delve into all the latest horrors! First up, the gang signs off on the new trailer to the upcoming IT! We dabble in a bit of TV talk with BATES MOTEL, THE WALKING DEAD, THE MAGICIANS and […]