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TV 

Netflix Debuts The Teaser Trailer To CASTLEVANIA: VENGEANCE!

Now this is just so cool! Netflix is killing it in terms of their original programming, and it seems like they’ve got a show for everyone. For those of you that grew up on the Nintendo classic CASTLEVANIA, are you ready for the animated series? Netflix just debuted the first teaser trailer for their upcoming […]

Films 

When Dracula Discovered Kung Fu: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN DEADLY VAMPIRES

When Christopher Lee finally decided to hang up his cape and fangs at Hammer after the box office flops, DRACULA A.D. 1972 and THE SATANTIC RITES OF DRACULA, things got really weird. For the second time Hammer decided to make a Dracula film sans Lee — the first being BRIDES OF DRACULA — the immediate […]

Films 

Universal Pictures Announces DARK UNIVERSE Starting With THE MUMMY; BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN Is Up Next!

We’ve always known that THE MUMMY has been intended to kick off yet another monster-based “shared” universe, which quite frankly, is something the original Universal Monster movies did to begin with. I always kind of appreciate that each sequel would pick up where ever the last one left off (like The Wolfman and Frankenstein’s monster […]

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The Weirdest Jack the Ripper Appearances

At the end of the 19th Century, Jack the Ripper took the world by storm. His murders changed the world forever, giving us the first famous serial killer and giving tabloid journalism it’s first big story, altering the way we receive news even to this day. So powerful is the idea of Saucy Jack that […]

Films 

Blood is Blood: Queer Subtext in THE LOST BOYS

The first time I saw THE LOST BOYS, I was too young to acknowledge the reasons for its charm over me. It was a fun, subversive vampire movie with a rocking soundtrack. But as I got older, and started figuring things out about myself, the film took on new meanings for me. It was an allegory […]

Films 

5 Villains, 5 Heroes… Let’s Recast Our Own MONSTER SQUAD!

Last week on episode 46 of the Shock Waves podcast, we welcomed special guests Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert from THE MONSTER SQUAD onto the show. And in honor of these particular guests, we wanted to give each other (and our listeners) a fun homework assignment. If you could pick any 5 monsters and any […]

Films 

We’re Building Our Own MONSTER SQUADs On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they discuss all the latest horrors! First up, in books, Rob recommends SLASH OF THE TITANS: THE ROAD TO FREDDY VS JASON and Lois Duncan’s original I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. Movie wise, Elric revisited THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER and UNCLE […]

TV 

Remembering the Crazy 1976 TV Series MONSTER SQUAD!

In today’s TV landscape, horror fans are spoiled across all platforms when it comes to the type of programming they have to choose from. Long before Netflix, or even cable for that matter, horror shows weren’t produced as abundantly as they are today and finding a show with a decent amount of suspense in it could be […]

Comic Books 

A Look Back At Marvel’s Marvelous Monsters!

Marvel Comics is a bit of a juggernaut these days. In fact, they have been for a few years. With the backing of Disney and a solid and formidable line up of creators, writers, artists and more, Marvel has been pumping out yearly (sometimes twice a year) events and right now that event is something […]

Films 

Plight Of The Platinum: The Impact of Blonde Women in Classic Horror on Society

“Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.” — Alfred Hitchcock To be a person of virtue, one must possess the characteristics of being morally just and kind-hearted. It’s easy to determine whether or not a person is virtuous based on interactions with them, but to be able […]

Films 

Why I Love DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT

Mel Brooks is a maestro of lovingly parodying genres and conventions. From the western BLAZING SADDLES to specific stories like ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS, Brooks manages to take genre tropes to play them for laughs. He took a stab at the FRANKENSTEIN mythos and Universal horror movies with the Gene Wilder-led classic YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, but […]

Films 

Universal’s Most Iconic Movie Monsters: Where Are They Now?

When classic movie monsters are brought up, everyone knows the usual suspects. The fanged DRACULA and misunderstood Frankenstein’s Monster often head up the back followed by the cursed Wolfman. If you dig a little deeper, though, you round out the roster, and encounter perennial favorites such as THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, THE INVISIBLE […]

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I Love You, Winona Ryder

I’m going to date myself here, so please don’t laugh at grampa Faraci too much, ok? I was eleven when BEETLEJUICE came out. My family went opening weekend, and when we walked out of the theater, there were cameras and lights. They were filming the audience for one of those testimonial type commercials and at […]