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Is the Devil’s Toy Box a Real-Life HELLRAISER Box?

Thirty years ago, Clive Barker brought his sadomasochistic vision of Hell to life in the 1987 release, HELLRAISER. This tale of demons who offer pleasure or pain (and are summoned a puzzle box) was truly a unique vision in the world of horror. As it’s my absolute favorite horror film, I’ve watched every installment, as well […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Behind the Scenes of EXTREMITY with Director Anthony DiBlasi

Previously in this column, the writing team of Scott Swan and David Bond revealed details about a film that looks to be the ultimate word on the “extreme haunt” trend — appropriately titled EXTREMITY. They also revealed that one of my favorite genre filmmakers, Anthony DiBlasi (LAST SHIFT, MOST LIKELY TO DIE), would be helming the […]

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This Artist Is Turning Song Titles Into Epic Looking Horror Novels!

This is awesome! Courtesy of the wonderful world of Instagram, our own Ryan Turek turned me onto the work of artist Butcher Billy. One of the fun things Butcher Billy does is take famous, well-known pop songs and turn them into the titles of vintage horror novels. I mean, as a kid, I used to […]

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 […]

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How Dante’s INFERNO Shaped the Modern Image of Hell

A recent article encountered in the Washington Post, studying adult reading habits from 1982 to 2015, found that there has been a steady decline of literative reading in the United States. That’s not to say that people aren’t reading, but it does say that American adults, when looking for a book to read, are less […]

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The HELLRAISER Rubik’s Cube Puzzle Box Will Tear Your Soul Apart!

Here’s a fun little novelty item that was released by the fine fiends over at Mezco Toys last Spring that I’m only now getting wind of. When it comes to horror franchises, we tend to overdue it when it comes to buying items revolving around that franchise. Outside of the movies themselves, it can be […]

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Midian is Burning: Clive Barker’s NIGHTBREED and Hatred in the 21st Century

I have long been a fan of Clive Barker’s work. It started in high school with THE DAMNATION GAME and continued all the way though his movies, books, comics, and video games. One of the main reasons his work has stayed with me, and I with it, is his celebration of “The Other”: a sympathetic […]

The Resurrection Of A Hollywood Horror Director! A Candid Chat With Mark Pavia On SHOCK WAVES!

Episode 5 of SHOCK WAVES is filled to the brim with horror talk! Join your co-host Rob Galluzzo (that’d be me!) as we journey through various chats and discussions about genre movies. First up, Elric Kane and Rob chat about the Korean feature film THE WAILING, as well as OUJIA, and BEYOND THE GATES, the […]

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10 Young Adult Horror Novels that Should be Made into Movies Right Now!

This week’s release of the trailer for Tim Burton’s adaptation of MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN started plenty of discussions in the horror community about what other horror “young adult” books are ripe for good film adaptations. Below is my list of 10 young adult horror novels that I feel are sorely overdue for a […]