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Lost on VHS: MAKING MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER

I have a confession to make: When I was a kid, I was a huge Michael Jackson fan — so much so that I took a little heat from it from other kids. Despite this, I was scared to death of the THRILLER music video. I grew up in a time when my Dad would […]

Films 

What Goes Bump In The Night In The Horror Short, MR. THUMP?

The sun is going down, it’s getting dark out, you’re probably prepping for dinner, or maybe even contemplating what will be on your agenda for the weekend. Well, if you need a quick break from all those responsibilities, might we suggest the following 7 minute horror short? I found this one randomly on You Tube, […]

Films 

Meet Dr. Jekyll In This New Featurette For THE MUMMY!

If there’s one thing I love, it’s the Universal Monster Movies. They were, after all, my earliest recollections of the horror genre, and what turned me into the horror fanatic I am now. I rather like the various updates and reinterpretations we’ve seen over the years. Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 DRACULA is a visual feast. […]

TV 

Intense New Trailer For Spike’s Upcoming TV Series Based On Stephen King’s THE MIST!

A few weeks back, we got a sneak peek at the upcoming TV series version of Stephen King’s THE MIST, which will be premiering on Spike this June 22nd! That spot didn’t reveal too much. In fact, people were left pondering if the show would feature monsters at all, or if it’d be a more psychological […]

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 […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

5 Frightening Mythological Monsters from Russia

There’s been a lot of talk about Russia lately. I’ll just assume it has something to do with the country’s vast collection of mythical creatures, supposedly roaming the 6,592,800 square feet of land, making up the largest country in the world. Check out five of the most fascinating and legendary Russian creatures below. Vodyanoy The Vodyanoy appears […]

Films 

MONSTERPALOOZA 2017 Conquers Pasadena, CA Yet Again!

Well, it’s that time of year again! It’s the first of two times that the MONSTERPALOOZA weekend descends upon California and rocks the socks off of all us monster lovers out there. The convention, whose primary focus centers around celebrating the art of special FX, kicked off back in 2008 at the Burbank Marriot Convention […]

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 […]

Films 

Here’s The Second Trailer For THE MUMMY With Tom Cruise!

Another trailer surprise this weekend! Universal Studios new version of THE MUMMY is quite a curiosity. I mean, this is the studio that for many decades housed all the world famous Universal monsters in their library. They’re a bit part of “Universal” as a brand. And now, they’re looking to relaunch the Universal Monsters in […]

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 […]

TV 

The Five Most Brilliant Episodes from Season 1 of THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Picking favorite episodes of Rod Serling’s brilliant late ’50s to mid ’60s hit THE TWILIGHT ZONE is a daunting task. Every single season of the show has a few groundbreaking tales — but believe it or not, there’s a slight dearth of sublime episodes in its debut season. That said, the greats of season one are […]

Films 

Waxwork Records Preps Vinyl Soundtrack For KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Here’s a fun surprise from our friends over at Waxwork Records. The label has a lot of cool stuff in store for 2017. Everything from their Subscriber Club titles, to their Deluxe Edition of THE THING (see that right here), to their upcoming EXORCIST release, and their comic book line! Occasionally, they release a modern […]