The 13th Floor



Shock Waves Logo presents SHOCK WAVES: Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (Senior Editor:, FEARnet, Icons Of Fright), Elric Kane (This Week In Horror, Inside Horror) and Rebekah McKendry (Editor In Chief:, Fangoria) for a weekly discussion and analysis of all facets of the horror genre! SHOCK WAVES puts the focus on the latest horror films, retrospectives on classic titles and welcomes very special guests for all aspects of the industry to tackle a variety of topics and give listeners candid insight into how some of the best genre films are made. Blumhouse Director of Development Ryan Turek (formally managing editor of Shock Till You Drop) will also be checking in every episode with his horror pick of the week! SHOCK WAVES is here to quench your insatiable thirst for all things horror! The Deep End of Horror!

Episode 169: A Nasty Piece Of Work - A Conversation with Julian Sands

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they chat with special guest Julian Sands! But first, the latest horrors! The gang talk about Scream Factory's new release of PROPHECY, the LA musical theater show CAGES, WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE, NIGHTBEAST, HARPOON, MORTUARY (1983), ATLANTICS, IT CHAPTER 2 & more! Then we have a candid conversation with actor Julian Sands who appears in the new Hulu Into The Dark movie A NASTY PIECE OF WORK. Genre fans know him as WARLOCK, but he's worked with Ken Russell, David Cronenberg, Jennifer Lynch, David Fincher, Paul Schrader, Wim Wenders, and many more, & he shares stories about all of those experiences.

Episode 168: From Craven to DEADWOOD with actor W. Earl Brown

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they sign off on the latest horrors, including Vinegar Syndrome's BERSERKER, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Scream Factory's OMEN collection, ITSY BITSY, HAUNT, DEATH GAME (1977), REC and more! They're then joined by actor W. Earl Brown, most well known to horror fans as cameraman Kenny Jones in the original SCREAM! He shares tons of stories about his time with Wes Craven, playing Dan Dority in DEADWOOD, his time on X-FILES, PROJECT: ALF, LOST SOULS, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY and much, much more.

Episode 167: Hello, Pilgrim! A Chat with Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton

The entire Shock Waves team is back! Join hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome special guests Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton to the show! But first, the latest horrors! After a recap on our Halloween celebrations and Ryan's time on the set of HALLOWEEN KILLS, the group discusses DOCTOR SLEEP, WOUNDS, IN THE TALL GRASS, ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?, CHILD'S PLAY (2019), LITTLE MONSTERS, VAMPIRES and more! Then we welcome to the show screenwriting duo Dunstan & Melton whose new Thanksgiving horror film, PILGRIM, can now be seen via Hulu's Into The Dark series. We also press them for details on SCARY STORIES, their upcoming FINAL DESTINATION, their thoughts on the new SAW and much, much more.

Episode 166: Halloween Monster Mash! Our Favorite Cinematic Ghosts and Ghouls!

It's Halloween! And to celebrate, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane are live from the Knoxville Horror Film Fest to discuss our favorite cinematic monsters: the vampire, werewolves, a witch, ghosts and zombies! Joining us for each monster are filmmaker guests from the festival including Christian Stella (AFTER MIDNIGHT), Juan Ortiz (FINGERS), Jill Gevargizian (THE STYLIST, ONE LAST MEAL), Chad Crawford Kinkle (DEMENTER) and Central Cinema's William Mahaffey! Kick back, relax, and Happy Halloween! 

Episode 165: THE LIGHTHOUSE & THE WITCH with Robert Eggers!

The gang are back, or at least Rob Galluzzo and Elric Kane, from several weeks of traveling and are reporting on the movies they've seen at Salem Horror Fest and the Knoxville Horror Film Fest! Also reviewed: THE FURIES on Shudder, IN THE TALL GRASS on Netflix, Rodman Flender's latest EAT BRAINS LOVE, TAMMY & THE T-REX and more! Then we welcome to the show writer/director Robert Eggers in a rare West Coast appearance to talk about his latest feature THE LIGHTHOUSE, as well as his surprise hit THE WITCH! It's a fascinating candid chat with one of the most unique genre filmmakers working today, and where he draws his inspirations from. Is a remake of NOSFERATU in his future? Tune in for all the answers!

Episode 164: Our 5 Fave TALES FROM THE CRYPT Episodes Live From Salem!

Hosts Rob Galluzzo and Elric Kane are at the Salem Horror fest this year, and joined by special guest co-hosts Jessica Locke (Salem Festival Manager) and Theo Burbank (co-host of the FREAKY FRANCHISE podcast), as well as the Cryptkeeper himself, John Kassir to discuss their 5 favorite TALES FROM THE CRYPT episodes! PLEASE NOTE: This episode was recorded in front of a live audience. The quality through out will vary. 

Episode 163: TRICK or Treat! A One On One Chat with Patrick Lussier!

TRICK or treat? This week on Shock Waves, join co-host Rob Galluzzo as he sits down for an intimate one on one chat with Patrick Lussier, director of the new Halloween themed horror flick TRICK (out October 18th), MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D, DRIVE ANGRY and more! We delve into his latest project with screenwriter Todd Farmer, their collaborations on the unmade HALLOWEEN 3D, learning the craft from Master of Horror Wes Craven, editing the SCREAM movies, writing TERMINATOR: GENISYS and much much more! 

Episode 162: Kailey Marsh on Management and THE BLOODLIST!

Join Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors, including Richard Stanley's long-awaited return COLOR OUT OF SPACE, Shudder's CREEPSHOW series, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON and TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES on Netflix, Severin's WAX MASK, COME TO DADDY, Udo Kier in BLOOD FOR DRACULA and much more! Then we welcome to the show special guest Kailey Marsh, creator of THE BLOODLIST script competition, and entertainment manager. She gives us insight into an aspect of the business that rarely gets touched upon, being a full time manager. Kick back, listen, and join the conversation!

Episode 161: Travis Stevens & The GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo and Elric Kane, along with a special surprise appearance by co-host Ryan Turek who checks in from the set of HALLOWEEN KILLS to talk about all the latest horrors! The Shock Waves crew has seen Robert Eggers' THE LIGHTHOUSE! Also covered: Larry Fessenden's DEPRAVED, BELZEBUTH on Shudder, Arrow's Blu-Ray of ALICE SWEET ALICE, Indicator's WOLF disc and a recap of Knott's Scary Farm! Then we're joined by producer-turned-director Travis Stevens who delves deep into his feature GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR starring C.M. Punk. It's an heartfelt & educational chat about his experiences making indie films for over a decade now, the ever evolving mysteries of distribution, and how art continues to fuel all of our inspirations.

Episode 160: Kicking Off The Halloween Season with Friends!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they kick off the Halloween season right with industry friends Sean Keller, Matthew Currie Holmes, and Tony Giles joining us! But first, the latest horrors! We're reporting back from the Son of Monsterpalooza convention, and talking RIOT GIRLS, HELLRAISER 3 and 4, THE 7TH VICTIM, Dario Argento's SLEEPLESS, and 2008's SAUNA! You'll get to hear two tracks from Sean Keller's new Halloween themed album THE KILLER SOUNDS OF HALLOWEEN and hear all about how it came together! Matt tells us about his horror directorial debut THE CURSE OF BUCKOUT ROAD, and Tony fills us in on MondoCon, and some great new music releases to look out for. This episode is the perfect way to kick off this glorious spooky season!

Episode 159: DANIEL ISN'T REAL with Adam Egypt Mortimer!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome DANIEL ISN'T REAL director Adam Egypt Mortimer to the show! But first, the latest horrors! Elric and Bekah report back on IT CHAPTER 2, Elric talks about the latest from Jim Jarmusch THE DEAD DON'T DIE, Bekah catches up with MA, and Rob spins the new Vinegar Syndrome disc for HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN! Then we're joined by writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer to discuss his festival favorite DANIEL ISN'T REAL, breaking into the biz with SOME KIND OF HATE, and the controversial term he coined to describe the "DeathWave" movement. All this and more on the new episode of Shock Waves!

Episode 158: BLISS and VFW with Joe Begos & Josh Ethier

The gang is back, and Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are talking all the latest horrors, which includes: READY OR NOT, 47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED, SCARY STORIES, as well as THE POSSESSED, EVIL DEAD (2013) Extended Cut, PERDITA DARANGO, CRUISING, & VICE SQUAD! Mystic Museum's Erick Wesell and Ghosthouse Pictures' Jose Canas give us a special preview of the upcoming Burbank EVIL DEAD exhibit! And filmmakers Joe Begos and Josh Ethier return to the show to discuss their two new films BLISS and VFW! Tune in! 

Episode 157: Horror Adaptations with Adam Cesare & Matt Serafini!

Bekah and Elric review 'SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK,' '47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED' and look ahead to their most anticipated horror films of 2019.

They are then joined by horror novelists Adam Cesare (Video Night) & Matt Serafini (Under the Blade) to countdown their favorite under appreciated film adaptations. 

Episode 156: Our 5 Fave "Haunting" Movies with Axelle Carolyn!

Join your hosts Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane, and Robert Galluzzo, along with very special guest Axelle Carolyn as they discuss their 5 favorite "haunting" movies live from the Midsummer Scream convention in Long Beach, California! 

Episode 155: The Return of Ricky Bates with TONE-DEAF!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome to the show writer/director Ricky Bates to discuss his latest feature TONE-DEAF! But first, the latest horrors! Author Aaron Dries joins us for the first half of the show where we report back from CAMP FANGORIA, which included screenings of THE BURNING and SLEEPAWAY CAMP. Bekah's watching TYPEWRITER on Netflix, while Rob is checking out THE BOYS on Amazon Prime. And Aaron tells us a bit about DARLIN'. Then we're joined by Ricky Bates, writer/director of cult classics EXCISION, SUBURBAN GOTHIC, and TRASH FIRE, and we get the scoop on the long, painful creative process that birthed his latest TONE-DEAF, starring Robert Patrick and Amanda Crew. A unique conversation with a unique filmmaker! 

Episode 154: Scream and Scream Again, Scream Factory!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they bid farewell to co-host Ryan Turek as he's off to produce the new HALLOWEEN sequels! The gang then discusses the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise, Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING & A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, THE VAMPIRE DOLL and EYE OF THE DEVIL. We welcome back to the show very special returning guests Jeff Nelson and Cliff Macmillan to discuss all the exciting Scream Factory announcements from Comic Con! We run down the entire list, including BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH, DRACULA 1979, BODY PARTS and more! They also set the record straight on some of the issues from last year, the upcoming action figures with NECA, answering fan questions from social media, and much, much more. 

Episode 153: Visitations with Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah!

Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah join Robert Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry on the new Shock Waves. But first, the latest horrors! The crew finally delve into a discussion on Ari Aster's MIDSOMMAR. (Warning: spoilers!) Ryan and Rob report back from the LA premiere of Glenn Danzig's horror anthology premiere VEROTIKA! Bekah talks CRAWL, Elric signs off on PARTY HARD DIE YOUNG and FRESH MEAT, and Ryan's watching HBO's LOS ESPOOKYS. We welcome back to the show Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah, two of the key forces behind SpectreVision, to talk about their new limited series podcast VISITATIONS in which they get personal with filmmakers like Taika Waititi, Mike Flanagan, Panos Cosmatos, Richard Stanley and more! We also get the first word on COLOR OUT OF SPACE! 

BONUS: Live from the DON'T PANIC Screening with AGFA!

On Friday, July 12th, the Shock Waves gang, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane, were fortunate enough to host a special screening of the 1988 Mexican horror film DON'T PANIC at the Billy Wilder Theater in Los Angeles in association with the UCLA Film & Television Archive department as part of a month long screening series from AGFA. (The American Genre Film Archive) We're joined by AGFA's Joseph Ziemba, Bret Berg, Sebastian Alvarez del Castillo and Alicia Coombs. We discuss DON'T PANIC, the Doris Wishman catalog, the inner workings of finding and restoring these exploitation films, TAMMY & THE T-REX, and much much more. The screening series is running now through August in Los Angeles, so come on down!

Episode 152: Annabelle Comes Home with Gary Dauberman

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they chat with Gary Dauberman, writer/director of ANNABELLE COMES HOME, as well as writer for THE NUN, ANNABELLE, CREATION, IT Chapters 1 and 2, BLOOD MONKEY and more! But first, the latest horrors! The gang finally discusses the CHILD'S PLAY remake! STRANGER THINGS 3, Severin Films release of NIGHT KILLER, CULTURE SHOCK, GOTHIKA, THE CHILD from the Arrow AMERICAN HORROR PROJECT VOL. 2 box set, and much much more. Then we talk with one of the main creative forces behind the ever-growing CONJURING universe, including the latest movie ANNABELLE COMES HOME, Gary Dauberman! 

Episode 151: Nightmare Cinema!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss all the latest horrors, including ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, VAMPIRE'S KISS, NIGHTMARE WEEKEND, HEAD COUNT and more! Then we're joined by special guests Mick Garris and Alejandro Brugues, two of the director's behind the new horror anthology NIGHTMARE CINEMA where we delve into it's origins, the evolution of horror anthologies, and much, much more!