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This Week On SHOCK WAVES, We’re Talking Social Commentary And Political Horror!

This week on Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, Ryan Turek, and special guest co-host Brea Grant (BEYOND THE GATES, DEAD AWAKE, HALLOWEEN 2) as the group analyze social commentary and political horror in the genre! But first, the latest horrors! Bekah checked out the 80’s horror anthology DEADTIME STORIES […]

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Wes Craven and the Sins of the Parents

Any horror fan worth their weight in red-dyed Karo syrup knows the name of Wes Craven. The late horror master managed to change the face of horror three decades in a row. In 1972, he took the genre to a new, raw plane with a low-budget, exploitation-flavored remake of Ingmar Bergman’s THE VIRGIN SPRING called LAST HOUSE […]

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1428 Elm Street, Springwood, OH: A Pilgrimage To The NIGHTMARE House

Four years after my mother graduated high school, she and one of her closest girlfriends caught a late-night screening of a new horror film that had just hit theaters: Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. The two girls screamed in their seats, absolutely freaked out, and then had to walk home together in the […]

Bonus SHOCK WAVES Episode On The Music Of The SCREAM!

It’s Thanksgiving, so you’re entitled to an additional treat! Perhaps you’re about to take a long commute to spend it with family, or perhaps you’re enjoying a quiet day at home. Whatever the case, we thought we’d give you some bonus SHOCK WAVES to savor over the holiday break! Join your Shock Waves co-hosts Rob Galluzzo […]

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That Time When Freddy Krueger Was On Japanese TV!

Bless the Internet. My friend Michael Gilmore regularly forwards me some of the weirdest and most bizarre things he can find, usually from just casually combing the vaults of You Tube. But here’s one that even stumped him and demanded an explanation. He sent me the following video, which appears to have Freddy Krueger participating […]

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Are Freddy Krueger and Slender Man the Same Person?

The boogeyman exists, and it exists for just one purpose: to scare the bejeezus out of you. That’s why I spent a significant portion of my childhood cowering under my bedsheets, hoping that Freddy Krueger wouldn’t kill me in my sleep. Because say what you will about the disfigured child murderer who became an all-powerful […]

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Listen to Every Freddy Krueger Hotline Story!

Now this is just a wonderful relic from the past that can finally be shared in its entirety! I grew up a total Freddy Krueger fanatic, as I’m sure a lot of you out there did. The NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series was my jam. And when you look back, it’s amazing just how far […]

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Doodles of the Damned! 13 Sinister Google Doodles

Google Doodles are not renowned for their morbidity – which is understandable. They often function as positive reminders and celebrations of human achievement, themes that visually trend towards cuteness. But optimism and cuteness are not the sole domain of general audiences – far from it! Horror and the fantastic have their own wealth of the […]

Celebrating 10 Years Of Hyaena Gallery!

We’ve given a lot of love and coverage to Hyaena Gallery here on Blumhouse.com. And rightfully so, as it’s one of the few places in the Los Angeles area that manages to capture all the things we love about the genre and encompasses them through art and visual expression. Over the years, they’ve featured true […]

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The Lost Years Of Wes Craven And Sean S. Cunningham

It’s hard to imagine the horror genre as we know it today without the influence of Wes Craven and Sean S. Cunningham, the filmmakers who gave us LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and later revitalized the genre by creating Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.  Ironically, neither man set out to be a horror filmmaker. Embed […]

Meet the Staff: 10 Questions With Blumhouse Office Assistant Kevin Easley

Our ongoing series of interviews with the Blumhouse crew continues, in which we share our collective passion for all things scary, discuss our personal and career histories in the genre we all know and love, reveal our favorite films, and maybe even share a few spooky stories. Today we sit down for a Q&A with […]

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REAL Zombies! The True Story that Inspired THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW

In 1988, horror movie legend Wes Craven brought THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW to the big screen. It is the story of Anthropologist, Dennis Alan, who travels to Haiti to seek out a drug used in voodoo rituals to turn men into zombies. Once in Haiti, he finds a man called Christophe who had mysteriously died, […]

Blood in the Forecast: Horror Movie Snow Globes!

Snow globes are undoubtedly more synonymous with Christmastime, grandma’s house, and cheerful tidings than they are horror movies, so you probably wouldn’t expect those two very different things to come together all that often – if ever. But sometimes, wonderful and magical things happen out there in the world. And horror movie snow globes, you […]

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THE HILLS HAVE EYES Is Based on a REAL Story: The Sawney Bean Cave Clan

In 1977 Wes Craven first introduced us to Papa Jupiter’s family. THE HILLS HAVE EYES is a classic horror tale of a family trapped in the Nevada desert and terrorized by a family of inbred mutants living in mountains. The film was then remade in 2006 with the inbreed mutants having been exposed to radiation […]

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Remember When Freddy Krueger Had An Album With The ELM STREET GROUP?

It’s amazing to look back to the peak of the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET popularity and see just how far Freddy-Mania went. Trading cards, sticker books, an impossible to figure out board game, a Maxx FX action figure, a 1-900 Hot Line, a wrist watch, a talking Freddy doll! Oh, the irony of toys being […]