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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 

Horror Movies Within Movies That We Wish Existed!

One of my favorite trends in movies of the late 80s & early 90s was to poke fun at the super successful (and at times super ludicrous) FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise. Case in point, I was watching Chuck Russell’s excellent and vastly underrated 1988 remake of THE BLOB last night, and there’s a moment when […]

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 […]

Comic Books Films 

Epic Gary Pullin Interview In Episode 1 of RATED ART: SCENES OF A GRAPHIC NATURE

For fans of horror art, and in particular the artwork of the great Gary Pullin, you are in for one epic treat! Scott Johannsson, the former co-host of soundtrack podcast The Damn Fine Cast, and one of the people behind the record label Ondes Positives (which put out an excellent double LP soundtrack to the 1961 […]

Films 

The Horror Sequels We Never Got (But Should Have)

Sequels are a divisive slice of cinema but in the realm of horror, fans have had their fair share of them. Perhaps more than any other genre, horror is known for pumping out sequel after sequel to popular franchises such as A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, HALLOWEEN and FRIDAY THE 13TH. Even lesser known series […]

Music 

Rob G’s 10 Favorite Vinyl Releases Of 2016!

Horror soundtracks are more popular than ever. The same applies for music on vinyl, which has seen a major resurgence over the course of the last few years. Tons of specialty labels are either reissuing classic soundtracks, fully remastered with impressive new art and packaging. Some are clearly focusing on capitalizing on new properties or […]

Films 

Editorial: MONSTER SQUAD’s Ryan Lambert On Conquering His Fears Of Horror!

What is scarier than Richard Nixon’s face? A rubber mask of Richard Nixon’s face. Or Jimmy Carter, The Devil, a clown, Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Mummy. I avoided all of the above as a kid. Halloween was a giant panic attack. I was terrified. I think I just thought it was so bizarre and […]

Films 

Welcome To Helloween! New Short Film Shows THE RISE OF THE BOOGEYMEN!

What is it about monster mashes that get us horror fans all riled up? Over the years, it’s become my favorite sub-genre of horror. Everything from ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN to HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN to WAXWORK and THE MONSTER SQUAD. There’s something about seeing multiple monsters share screen time together that’s exciting! And while […]

Films TV 

10 Kid Friendly Halloween Horrors To Watch With The Family!

At this point, you’re probably already overdoing it with the candy, decorations and horror movie marathons… but isn’t this what we live for all year long, anyway? While most people have curated their own 31 days of Halloween horror movie lists, or taken a cue from either the one I whipped up, Bekah’s, Elric’s or Greg’s, […]

Films 

Let’s Howl At The 10 Coolest Looking Cinematic Werewolves!

I love monster movies. I mean, we all do, right? But if I had to narrow it down to one particular monster? The werewolf. I’ve always been a huge fan of werewolf horror, mainly the stories that tackle the duality between 2 personalities, constantly fighting for dominance and then losing all control and succumbing to their […]

Films 

The GOOSEBUMPS Movie Is Nearly Perfect, Except For These 2 Things…

For me personally, GOOSEBUMPS (the books and show) were a bit after my time, so I knew nothing about R.L. Stine’s various horrific stories, or the property in general other than the very basics. So ideally, in regards to the movie adaptation fronted by Jack Black and helmed by Rob Letterman, I was the target […]

Films 

THE MONSTER SQUAD Made Me Who I Am Today!

I have a sneaking suspicion that my mom won’t be very happy about this, but it’s true: I wouldn’t be who I am today without THE MONSTER SQUAD, a 1987 box office bomb about pre-pubescent horror enthusiasts who fight Dracula. Let me explain. In the 1980s the tide was turning in popular culture. After the […]

Films 

We Need More Kid Horror!

When I was a kid, horror was everywhere. For the adults you had THE SHINING, CAT PEOPLE, MISERY and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. For the teens there was FRIDAY THE 13th, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, EVIL DEAD and HELLRAISER. For we youngsters, there was POLTERGEIST, GREMLINS, BEETLEJUICE and MONSTER SQUAD. Everyone had something that could […]