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Films 

ATTN: NY! Teaser For Mario Bava Retrospective Event Is Here!

Now, this is just excellent. If you’re a New Yorker, you’re going to want to mark your calendar down for the dates between July 14th through the 25th. Manhattan’s Quad Cinema will be hosting a retrospective of the work of Italian master Mario Bava. 21 titles, 13 on 35mm, including BLACK SABBATH, the U.S. premiere […]

Films 

Prepare To Be AMSTERDAMNED By Blue Underground This August!

The fine fiends over at Blue Underground have got a handful of fascinating titles coming at us in the not-too-distant future. A new 3 disc set of Dario Argento’s THE STENDHAL SYNDROME arrive July 25th, Gary Sherman’s cult classic DEATH LINE (known here in the States as RAW MEAT) gets the high def treatment on June […]

Films Music 

Listen To This Awesome Simulakrum Lab Remix from Dario Argento’s OPERA Soundtrack!

With the vinyl resurgence of the last few years, it’s been great to get some of the now-classic horror scores in LP format. One of the greatest marriages of filmmaker and group is, of course, Dario Argento and GOBLIN. The fine fiends at Rustblade Records have just reissued Claudio Simonetti’s beautiful compositions for Argento’s 1987 […]

Films 

New From Arrow Video US – MADHOUSE, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, DOBERMAN COP!

As spring begins to turn into summer, Arrow Video has some real treats in store for cult film fans, with a fantastic blend of horror and action in June. First up, Arrow Video brings you the classic Madhouse, a terrifying bloodbath that is fantastically gruesome. Directed by Ovidio Assonitis (The Visitor,Piranha II: The Spawning), this […]

Films 

First Details On Synapse Films’ Definitive, Upcoming SUSPIRIA Restoration Blu-Ray!

A new episode of Shock Waves just dropped and we were fortunate enough to have Don May Jr. from Synapse Films drop by as our special guest. The entire episode (embedded at the end of this piece for your convenience) was extremely educational in terms of learning about how Synapse operates and some of the […]

Films 

We Go Behind-The-Scenes of Synapse Films In SHOCK WAVES Episode 51!

Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, they report back from the recently wrapped Texas Frightmare Weekend convention, and the Friday Night Frights screening of LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III. Elric checked out A DARK SONG and SWEET, SWEET […]

Films Music 

RADIOHEAD’s Thom Yorke Will Score SUSPIRIA Remake!

Well, here’s a bit of news I didn’t see coming! Variety reports that RADIOHEAD’s Thom Yorke will be providing the score for the recently wrapped remake of SUSPIRIA directed by Luca Guadagnino. SUSPIRIA is, of course, based upon Dario Argento’s 1977 visual and cinematic masterpiece, which featured a memorable & indelible score by Italian rockers GOBLIN. […]

Films 

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, […]

Films Scary Fun 

GORE AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE

Once upon a time in the chop-socky grindhouse days of yore, gore with all of its crimson spewing and  maggot chewing was the sole stock in horror designed to shock and awe theatre goers. But now sadly gore is as ubiquitous as SCREAM QUEENS. Think I’m joking – I’m not. Back in the 1950s Hammer […]

Films video games 

How Italian Horror Cinema Inspired Survival Horror Video Games

Survival horror video games have changed a lot over the years — especially as the technology evolved along with our sensibilities. Soon, we’ll be able to play RESIDENT EVIL 7, OUTLAST 2, and DEATH STRANDING with VR options, putting players in the midst of total terror. But to understand where the subgenre is today, we […]

Films 

The 13 Best Horror Blu-Ray Releases Of 2016!

It’s been a pretty darned good year for horror on all fronts! On the TV side, we got a successful reboot of THE EXORCIST, some welcome returns from ASH VS EVIL DEAD and BATES MOTEL, as well as a handful of new, original properties such as CHANNEL ZERO and STRANGER THINGS. On the movie front […]

Films 

SHOCK WAVES Episode 27 Part 1: LAST GIRL STANDING, ALIENS and One Hell Of A KILLER PARTY!

The whole Shock Waves gang – Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane return to usher in the last batch of episodes for the year 2016, and they’re here to discuss all the latest horrors! On this episode, Ryan revisited the ALIENS franchise, as well as the cult classic CHUD. Bekah reports back […]

Films Music 

Bill Lustig On His Love Of Movie Soundtracks!

Blumhouse.com: Bill, thanks for joining me today! Mondo has just released another vinyl reissue of Jay Chattaway’s MANIAC score. And I listened to an interview with him recently on the Talkin’ Trax podcast via the Damn Fine Network where he mentions how when you both first met, you had him over and played a bunch […]