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Films 

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 […]

Films 

Power Through Slavery: HELLRAISER’s “Chatterer” and BDSM Culture

Clive Barker fans swooned when it was announced that the graphic novel HELLRAISER ANTHOLOGY: VOLUME 2 will feature an origin story for the “Chatterer” Cenobite; what’s more, the story is being written by Nicholas Vince, the actor who made that same character iconic in HELLRAISER (1987) and HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II (1988). The intimidating, semi-mute member […]

Films 

The Queen Of HELLRAISER: The Rise And Fall Of Julia Cotton

When it comes to the infernal faces of horror icons, there are few as memorable as that of Pinhead, the leader of the extra-dimensional Cenobites, “Angels to some, demons to others” as the famous quote goes. He has long since evolved into the mascot of the franchise… that was not how things were meant to […]

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OCCULT WARFARE: Revisiting Clive Barker’s JERICHO

You and your heavily armed squad step into the arena to face the end level boss who is suspended from the ceiling by hooks. This is Governor Cassus Vicus, an obese pervert whose been having a non-stop 3,000-year orgy of sex, torture and cannibalism in his self-made Hell. You point your machine gun at Vicus, whereby he laughs and […]

Films 

R.I.P. Simon Sayce, Designer of the Original HELLRAISER Puzzle Box

It’s one of the most iconic and beautiful works of art in the history of horror cinema: The Lament Configuration — also known as “Lemarchand’s Box” — originally crafted for Clive Barker’s 1987 classic HELLRAISER by phenomenal artist, designer and effects expert Simon Sayce. Regrettably, we must share the announcement that Sayce passed away earlier this […]

Films 

5 Horror Classics You Can Now Stream On SHUDDER!

Have you been taking full advantage of your Shudder account? Do you have Shudder yet? If not, what are you waiting for?! It’s great! There are many ways to watch. You can subscribe online direct through Shudder.com. I subscribe through my Amazon Prime account, which is already hooked up to my living room television. It’s […]

Films 

Seven Of The Most Obvious Horror Movie Twists Ever

Some horror filmmakers aren’t just trying to scare you, they’re trying to blind you with fear. They’re trying to get you so wrapped up in their web of terror that you don’t even notice the giant man-eating spider sneaking up, pincers raised. Or, to put it more simply, these horror filmmakers are hoping you get […]

Films 

Why a Good Filmmaker Can Turn Any Concept Into a Scary Movie

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people claim a movie is great just because it has a great premise. Whether it’s “Come on! Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig are cowboys who fight aliens!” or “How could you not love a movie where the PRIDE AND PREJUDICE girls fight zombies?” Some people seem to think that […]

Films 

Was 1987 the Best Year in Horror Movie History?

Pinpointing the greatest year for genre releases isn’t easy. In fact, if we were to really explore the topic, we’d be combing through decade upon decade and thousands of films, and you’d end up attempting to read a 30,000-word article on your lunch break. That’s not going to happen. What has happened, however, is that […]

Films 

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 […]

Scary Fun Toys 

Check Out the Twelve Creepiest (and Coolest) ReAction Horror Figures!

Towards the end of last year, Funko announced that the company ended its partnership with fellow collectible creators Super 7 in the creation of ReAction figures, leaving the latter to continue the line on its own. These smaller figures took stylistic inspiration from toys of the ’70s and ’80s, but covered a huge number of […]

Films 

BLOOD DINER Director Jackie Kong Is On SHOCK WAVES Proving That “Kong Is King!”

Ryan Turek is at Sundance these next two weeks, so hosts Rob Galluzzo (yours truly), Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane carry on and catch up on all the latest horrors! Both Elric and Rob talk about their “PIECES” party with MTV’s SCREAM cast members John Karna and Carlson Young, who got to witness J.Piquer Simon cult […]

Films Scary Fun Toys 

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 […]