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Woman Freaks Out as Daughter Talks to “Georgie” Down the Sink Drain

What began as a real-life scene out of Stephen King’s IT turned out to be something entirely different… but for a brief moment, an Ohio woman got a serious case of the creeps after finding her three-year-old daughter having a conversation with someone named “Georgie” in the plumbing below the bathroom sink. We probably don’t […]

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This Towering Animatronic Pennywise Hints at IT’s Final Form

Although the final big-screen incarnation of Pennywise is still under wraps as the second half of Andy Muschietti’s mammoth Stephen King adaptation enters production this year, attendees at the TransWorld Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis were both horrified and delighted to see this amazing interpretation of IT’s ultimate evil. Created by Unit 70 Studios, […]

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Not Again! The Creepy Clown Sightings Are Back [VIDEO]

We thought we’d had a break from the rash of clown sightings — which allegedly began a few years ago in the UK, then spread like wildfire, spiking again in 2016, then once more during the theatrical run of Stephen King’s IT remake. But a new sighting has just been verified by video and many […]

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Remembering Tobe Hooper: Much More Than the MASSACRE

I don’t need to tell you how much influential filmmaker William Tobe Hooper changed the entire landscape of horror cinema with his 1974 feature THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE… nor do I need to tell you how much we’re all feeling the pain of this devastating loss to movie history. It’s bad enough we’re still […]

Bonus SHOCK WAVES Episode! Getting To Know Your Host Ryan Turek

On this special bonus episode of Shock Waves, your host Rob Galluzzo interviews fellow co-host Ryan Turek to give listeners a bit more insight into the tastes of the current head of development over at Blumhouse Productions. Ryan dishes the dirt on his top 5 desert island horror movies, first genre celebrity encounter, horror dates, […]

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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 […]

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He Is Legend: The Legacy of Genre Icon Richard Matheson

There are certain names within the world of classic horror that embody the genre and its essence: Stephen King, John Carpenter,Vincent Price… and of course, author and screenwriter Richard Matheson. Though he passed away in 2013, Matheson’s indelible influence on the genre continues to endure.   Stephen King, Anne Rice, Brian Lumley, Harlan Ellison, Neil […]

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R.I.P. ROBOCOP, NIGHT FLIER, TWIN PEAKS Actor Miguel Ferrer

Sad news today. Various outlets are reporting that actor Miguel Ferrer has passed away. He was 61 years old. Ferrer was a regular on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, but of course genre fans grew up with him as Bob Morton from Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 quotable cult masterpiece ROBOCOP. He’s also well known for his role as Dr. […]

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R.I.P. EXORCIST Creator William Peter Blatty

Novelist, screenwriter and creator of THE EXORCIST William Peter Blatty has sadly passed away. He was 89. Director William Friedkin, who helmed the classic film adaptation of THE EXORCIST was the one to break the news via Twitter. William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday — William Friedkin […]

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Stephen King’s Inspiration For IT!

Everyone has something they’re afraid of. As time goes on some people will face and overcome their fears, while others choose to avoid them altogether. Stephen King’s 1986 novel IT revolves around the fears created in a person’s childhood, and follows the characters and their trauma into adulthood. The horror story gave us the infamous clown-disguised […]

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Stephen King Examines Childhood Fears in This Amazing Animated Short

Back in October of 1989, during an interview for WAMC’s Public Radio Book Club, Stephen King was posed a question he’s likely heard thousands of times over the course of his four-decade career: Where do our darkest fears come from? King could have provided a generic answer… but instead, he does what he does best: […]

SHOCK WAVES Episode 28: 12 DEADLY DAYS, Upcoming Spanish Horror & THE MUMMY Redux!

Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they catch up on all the latest horrors! But first, this episode kicks off with a special visit from Chris Cullari and Jennifer Raite, the creators of the new You Tube Red series 12 DEADLY DAYS! We get a preview of the […]

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Is There Anything Scarier Than… Political Horror?

The scariest time of year is just around the corner. When all the creatures come out of their homes for one night looking to fill our pants with fear-created poop. Parents will hold their children closer as the cold, dark night descends upon them. Reporters will stand in random locations looking for survivors willing to tell their […]

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The Clownpocalypse: Hysteria, Hype and Horror

I may not be the first one to utter the words “clowns don’t seem so funny anymore” (I’m pretty sure that happened decades ago), but this year’s massive resurgence in the bizarre phenomenon sometimes known as “clown trolling” — which was first widely reported as far back as 2013 in the UK, but has spiked […]

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This Year’s Nightmarish “Clown Invasion” Seems to Be Spreading… or is it Something Else?

If you saw our coverage of multiple creepy clown sightings in Greenville, South Carolina a couple of weeks ago, you know these incidents have authorities nervous and residents terrified… and not just because leering, stalking clowns tend to appear in more than a few nightmares. While coulrophobia is a real condition, these locals’ concerns aren’t […]