Blumhouse.com presents SHOCK WAVES: Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (Senior Editor: Blumhouse.com, FEARnet, Icons Of Fright), Elric Kane (This Week In Horror, Inside Horror) and Rebekah McKendry (Editor In Chief: Blumhouse.com, 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 61: Exploitation Preservation!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they welcome to the show very special guests Joseph Ziemba (Creator of Bleeding Skull, American Genre Film Archive) and Bret Berg (American Genre Film Archive) share with us their favorite, obscure genre deep cuts! But first, the latest horrors! Rob reports back on THE DARK TOWER, and Blue Underground's upcoming disc of AMSTERDAMNED. Elric saw the new ANNABELLE: CREATION, as well as Arrow Video's BRAIN DAMAGE release, and TRICK OF TREATS. Bekah checked out BILLY JACK and the Italian cult classic 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS. Then we welcome Joseph Ziemba and Bret Berg on who tell us about the recent restorations, theatrical engagements and Blu-Ray releases for THE ZODIAC KILLER and EFFECTS. Then they hit us with the weirdest, most bizarre recommendations they could dig up! Crazy Mexican Cinema! PSYCHED BY THE 4D WITCH! The films of Long Islander Nathan Schiff! Jame Bryan, Renee Harmon and JUNGLE TRAP, and much, much more! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
This episode is dedicated to the memory of Dustin Pace.
Episode 60: Day Of The Woman!
Exploitation month continues on Shock Waves, as hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane are joined by special guest BJ Colangelo! But first, the latest horrors! Fresh from his trip to New York City, Elric reports back on HERE ALONE, Mario Bava's PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES, THE UNTAMED & the HBO anthology series ROOM 104. Bekah checked out THE WRAITH, PROM NIGHT 2 and THE WORST WITCH. Ryan tells us about Arrow Video's recent release MADHOUSE. Rob watched Code Red's new Blu-Ray of ONE DARK NIGHT, John Carpenter's GHOSTS OF MARS and Scream Factory's DEMENTED. Then we talk about the launch of BJ's blog "DAY OF THE WOMAN" and it opens up the discussion to the controversial sub-genre of "rape/revenge" movies. I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE is the most notorious and infamous of the bunch. But what about the films that came before it? Or in it's wake? LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, MS. 45, THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE, DEATH WISH 2, SAVAGE STREETS, AMERICAN MARY. At what point do these films go too far making them exploitation? And what is it about these certain titles that we find entertaining, or in some cases therapeutic? We delve into this difficult topic full on! Kick back, listen and join the conversation!
Episode 59: Live from MidSummer Scream! Sharksploitation!
For episode 59, Shock Waves is live in front of a convention audience in Long Beach, CA for MidSummer Scream 2017! Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo and Rebekah McKendry, along with special guest Rob Schrab (MONSTER HOUSE, COMMUNITY, THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM) as we kick off exploitation month by talking about "sharksploitation!" That's right, we're discussing the movies that came in the wake of the summer blockbuster success of JAWS right up to the SyFy's SHARKNADO phenomenon, and everything in between. Kick back and get ready to seek out 3 recommendations of "sharksploitation" from each host.
Episode 58: The Many Faces of Ted Raimi
Ted Raimi joins your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo and Rebekah McKendry for Episode 58 of Shock Waves, but first, the latest horrors! Bekah reports back from the Fantasia Film Festival and caught a lot of gems to look out for including NOVEMBER, DELIVER US, THE LAPLACE'S DEMON, GAME OF DEATH, LOVE & OTHER CULTS, as well as the eagerly anticipated documentary KING COHEN on the life and movies of Larry Cohen! Ryan revisited the Crispin Glover version of WILLARD, GRINDHOUSE and HELLO MARY LOU, PROM NIGHT II. Rob talks about the recent screening of DEATH LINE following last episode, the Blue Underground release of Dario Argento's THE STENDHAL SYNDROME and Scream Factory's THE ISLAND!
Then we welcome to the show very special guest Ted Raimi! We delve into his humble beginnings in the film business, auditioning for Wes Craven, his relationship with fellow actor Larry Drake in DARKMAN, the strange surreal story behind his feature SKINNER, being in CANDYMAN, and of course, returning to the EVIL DEAD universe in Season 2 of ASH VS EVIL DEAD, and much, much more! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 57: Death Lines, Pimps & Poltergeists with Gary Sherman!
Join the entire Shock Waves crew, Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they welcome very special guest Gary Sherman to the show! But first, the latest horrors! Bekah's been researching "satanic panic" films and revisited THE SEVENTH SIGN. Elric talks about Tobe Hooper's SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION. Ryan checked out the 80's summer slasher TWISTED NIGHTMARE, as well as Brandon Cronenberg's directorial debut ANTI-VIRAL. Rob spent a little time with David Hayter's WOLVES, as well as Paul Nashcy's NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF. And since it's summer, we also screened SHARK NIGHT 3D in 3D!
Then we're proud to welcome Chicago based filmmaker director Gary Sherman! His first feature DEATH LINE is getting the collectors edition treatment on Blu-Ray from Blue Underground and he's currently touring a 4K restoration. We talk about that, breaking into the business, DEAD & BURIED, Wings Hauser in VICE SQUAD, the troubled shoot on POLTERGEIST 3 and much more! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 56: Tales From The Horror Trenches With WISH UPON Director John Leonetti
The entire Shock Waves gang is back! Join Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Ryan gives us the scoop on "Slashback Video," an upcoming immersive VHS inspired event! Movie-wise, Bekah checked out THE BONEYARD, THE UNTAMED, WISHMASTER and VIRUS. Ryan watched LAND OF THE DEAD, the shot-on-video cult flick DREAMSTALKER, THE FINAL GIRLS and NERVE. Elric reports back on Arrow's release of MADHOUSE, PARENTS and the original BEGUILED. Rob saw the French import LIVID, and Scream Factory's director's cut of THE LAWNMOWER MAN!
Then the group welcome to the show famed cinematographer and director John Leonetti. We delve into how he got into the business, working on classics like the original POLTERGEIST, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, WEIRD SCIENCE, CHILD'S PLAY 3 and more. He eventually hooked up with James Wan and shot DEAD SILENCE, DEATH SENTENCE, INSIDIOUS and THE CONJURING. Now, he's behind the camera as the director of ANNABELLE and WISH UPON! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
BONUS: Strange But True Tales From Horror Movies
On this special BONUS episode of SHOCK WAVES, co-host Rebekah McKendry is joined by her husband David Ian McKendry to discuss some the legends and weird tales behind horror movies. Specializing in strange history and urban legends, Bekah and Dave explore the real story behind Wes Craven’s movie THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW, looking at the actual truth behind the voodoo zombification process. Bekah shares the fascinating history of how Bram Stoker’s estate sued the NOSFERATU movie in the case of DRACULA v. NOSFERATU. Then they examine the real-life town of Centralia, PA which is burning from underneath the ground and eventually became one of the main influences for the SILENT HILL series. Finally, they round out the show by discussing how the chainsaw was originally created, a gut-churning story that will no doubt leave you pale and queasy.
BONUS: Music Themes From Summer Horrors!
Are you ready for the summer? Your hosts Ryan Turek and Rob Galluzzo are! And for this special bonus episode of Shock Waves, the duo are playing their favorite music themes from "summer" themed horror movies. From the disco grooves of FRIDAY THE 13TH, to the sweet songs of "Angela's Theme" in Camp Arawak, to the mournful sounds from the CANNIBAL movies, and the intense strings of a killer Great White shark! That's right. Kick back, relax and let's listen to the soundtracks to summer horrors!
BONUS: Spinning Some Damn Fine Cuts From The Crypt!
On this special BONUS episode of Shock Waves, join your host Rob Galluzzo and special guest Tony Giles from The Damn Fine Network as they spin a series of horror themed soundtracks and score music! You can expect the sweet sounds of John Carpenter, to classic Italian themes from DEMON and ZOMBI 3, to TV music from TWIN PEAKS and STRANGER THINGS. Howard Shore and David Cronenberg are represented, as are cult genre movies BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW and THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN. Kick back, relax, and groove to some damn fine cuts from the crypt!
BONUS: 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, favorite filmmaker and much more! Then Elric Kane chimes in to give us his thoughts on IT COMES AT NIGHT.
Episode 55: Talking Horror TV Anthology Shows!
This week on the show, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss horror TV anthology shows! But first, the latest horrors! Bekah checked out THE UNHOLY, ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK and Severin Films new Blu-Ray of DARK WATERS. Elric tells us about JULIE DARLING, ZEDER (aka REVENGE OF THE DEAD) and HACK-O-LANTERN. Both Elric and Rob report back from the live show SLASHED! THE MUSICAL. And Rob was in full MUMMY mode having revisited the entire original 30's and 40's franchise. Then the gang welcome on special guest Desmond Dolly, the co-creator and co-writer of the new Hulu original anthology series DIMENSION 404! We talk about the origins of that show, and then discuss at length other great horror tv anthology shows, naming our favorite episodes of TALES FROM THE CRYPT, TWILIGHT ZONE, AMAZING STORIES, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, FREDDY'S NIGHTMARES and much, much more. Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 54: Talking Summer Horror With FINAL DESTINATION Creator Jeffrey Reddick!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they welcome special guest Jeffrey Reddick onto the show to talk "summer horrors!" But first, the latest in horror! Ryan and Rob have seen THE MUMMY and share their thoughts on Universal's attempt at launching their "Dark Universe." Elric and Ryan report back from the New Beverly triple feature of SCREAM FOR HELP, THE STEPFATHER & LISA. Rob & Elric have watched Joe Spinell in Vinegar Syndrome's release of THE UNDERTAKER. Elric also saw TWISTED NIGHTMARE, THE STRANGENESS & NECROMANCY. Ryan revisited SILENT HILL, as well as ATTACK ON TITAN and DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE. Bekah caught up on the Netflix series THE KEEPERS and tells us about the Etheria Film Festival. Rob brings up the indie vampire flick AARON'S BLOOD. Then we welcome very special guest Jeffrey Reddick to the show! Jeffrey wrote and created FINAL DESTINATION, which actually started out as an X-FILES spec script! We discuss the franchise, breaking into the industry through New Line Cinema, his latest feature DEAD AWAKE, and what went wrong on the 2008 DAY OF THE DEAD. We also discuss what horror films we enjoy breaking out for summer! Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 53: FRIDAY THE 13TH Comes Early With Sean Cunningham!
Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane and Rob Galluzzo as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Bekah reports back from the Phoenix, Arizona Comic Con. She also checked out the graphic novel THE PROMISED NEVERLAND, as well as THE BEAVER TRILOGY. Ryan gives his thoughts on the new FRIDAY THE 13TH video game, as well as David Fincher's THE GAME. Elric checked out HOUNDS OF LOVE and did a double bill of HOUSE 1 & 2. Rob enjoyed Hammer Film's THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL, CIRCUS OF FEAR, a Tim Burton double feature and brings up PSYCHO COP RETURNS with the gang.
Then in the second half of the show, Rob and Bekah conduct a lengthy interview with Sean Cunningham, the creator of the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise, and producer behind the HOUSE movies! We go back to his humble beginnings and learn about how we broke into the film business, meeting Wes Craven, the recent revival interest in the HOUSE franchise, and what's in store for the upcoming FRIDAY THE 13TH TV series. Kick back, fiends. Friday The 13th has arrived early!
Episode 52: Celebrating 5 Years of Scream Factory!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Rob and Elric got a sneak peek at the SUSPIRIA restoration for Synapse Films upcoming Blu-Ray and share their thoughts! Then, the whole gang delve into a lengthy discussion about ALIEN: COVENANT and the new episodes of TWIN PEAKS! Ryan and Rob revisited the Snoop Dogg fronted supernatural slasher BONES, while Elric checked out LAKE BODOM. Ryan also saw MY DEMON LOVER and TWO PIGEONS. Rob recommends the new Netflix series THE KEEPERS. Then, in honor of Scream Factory's 5th anniversary, we welcome back to the show Cliff MacMillan and Jeff Nelson! The pair debut exclusively on Shock Waves four new upcoming Scream Factory titles! And we discuss the changes and challenges of the business over the course of the last 5 years, some of their upcoming summer slate which includes SLITHER, SPECIES, the Paul Naschy collection, TEEN WOLF and much, much more. For home video collectors, this is a must listen!
Episode 51: Behind-The-Scenes of Synapse Films with Don May Jr!
Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, they report back from the recently wrapped Texas Frightmare Weekend convention, and the Friday Night Frights screening of LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III. Elric checked out A DARK SONG and SWEET, SWEET LONELY GIRL. Ryan finished up the WISHMASTER series and tells us about Parts 3 and 4. Bekah saw PETEY WHEATSTRAW, THE DEVIL'S SON IN LAW and THE DISMEMBERED. Rob celebrated Mother's Day with a triple feature of SERIAL MOM, PSYCHO and THE BABADOOK, and also is wowed by Severin's new disc release of BLACKENSTEIN. Then we welcome very special guest Don May Jr. from Synapse Film! We go back to the beginning of Elite Entertainment starting with the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Laserdisc and learn about how Synapse Films came to be. Don reveals the first details on why their upcoming Blu-Ray of Dario Argento's SUSPRIA will be the definitive release, and we talk about the challenges of the restoration process, working with studios, the steelbook craze and much, much more. Kick back and enjoy this insightful chat into one of the best boutique home video companies out there!
Episode 50: Live From Texas Frightmare Weekend 2017!
This is it! Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane and Rob Galluzzo as they take Shock Waves to the Texas Frightmare Weekend 2017 convention for their 50th episode! They're joined by special guest Sam Zimmerman from Shudder, and they're talking underrated 90's horror in front of a live convention audience! Each of the hosts pick 3 titles from the 90's that they feel deserve another look. From the arthouse masterpiece DARK WATERS, to horror comedy IDLE HANDS, to the Mario Van Peebles werewolf movie FULL ECLIPSE, to Peter Jackson's THE FRIGHTENERS, all grounds are covered!
As an added bonus, we're including a full version of our opening theme music composed by Gregory Burkart under the moniker of Corvo. This episode is sponsored by Shudder. Get a FREE month of the streaming service by entering the code "SHOCK" at checkout.
BONUS: The Mad Literature Of Grady Hendrix!
In this bonus episode of Shock Waves, Ryan Turek sits down with author Grady Hendrix. A former journalist, Grady has made a name for himself writing SATAN LOVES YOU and, later, HORRORSTOR, MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM and the upcoming look at the pulp horror novel scene of the '70s and '80s PAPERBACKS FROM HELL. Tune in as Ryan and Grady talk about his projects past and present!
Episode 49: The Unsung Exploits Of Jim Kunz!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss all the latest horrors on a new Shock Waves! Elric is back from New York and tells us about the films he's seen at the Tribeca Film Festival, including THE ENDLESS and SUPER DARK TIMES. He also reports back on NY viewings of ABBY, HIGH TENSION, NIGHT OF 1000 CATS, FEAR CITY, Dario Argento's INFERNO and TERROR TRAIN. Bekah caught the indie flick THE TRANSFIGURATION, revisited BRAIN DAMAGE, and read DISSOLVING CHILDREN. Rob saw PSYCHIC KILLER, the madness of DEMON WIND, and a double feature of THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES and THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD.
Then we welcome to the show Jim Kunz, an unsung jack-of-all-trades one-man-crew that's worked with everyone from Elvira, to Crispin Glover, to Richard Stanley and more. He's been responsible for the bonus features and restorations for hundreds of titles from Scream Factory, Severin Films, Grindhouse Releasing, Blue Underground, Code Red DVD, Arrow Video, Drafthouse Releasing and many, many more. This truly is behind-the-scenes insight at many of the discs in your home library from someone who has worked on them all! We also get first word on his anthology flick BETAMAX, and his upcoming documentary on movie novelizations. Kick back, relax and join the conversation!
Episode 48: The HOUSE Franchise & Answering Listener Questions!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Ryan revisited THE BLOB 88 after last week's interview with FX legend Tony Gardner, as well as TALES FROM THE HOOD. He also watched THE LESSON, the live action version of ATTACK ON TITAN and the ROAD WARRIORS rip-off movie from CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST's Ruggero Deodato RAIDERS OF ATLANTIS. Bekah was amused by HANSEL AND GRETEL GET BAKED, and tells us about the comic book GYO. Ryan reports back on the recently released HOUSE box set from Arrow Video. He marathoned all 4 films in the franchise and gives us his thoughts! Then, we open up the show to our Facebook Shock Waves Movie Club group and answer listener questions. We tackle topics such as why we haven't seen any modern, iconic "slashers" villains, to scariest real life situations we'd make into movies, to what we think would make a horror script stand out. We even pull some stories on what we've found most surprising from previous guests on the show! Lot of fun ground is covered, so kick back, and join the conversation!
Episode 47: FX Legend Tony Gardner!
Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they discuss all the latest horrors! First up, the gang report back from the Monsterpalooza convention in Pasadena. Elric caught THE VOID and the new Swedish Shudder series JORDSKOTT. Ryan reports back on DIG TWO GRAVES and Scream Factory's release of TALES FROM THE HOOD. Rebekah tells us about David Lynch's LOST HIGHWAY and TANK 432. Rob talks about WITCHTRAP, HOBGOBLINS and the new PHANTASM box set! Then we welcome to the show special FX legend Tony Gardner! We get to learn about Tony's formative years, getting his big break on RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, how the majority of the jaw-dropping FX were pulled off in the 1988 remake of THE BLOB, and what it's been like to man Chucky for the last 3 CHILD'S PLAY movies, including the recently wrapped CULT OF CHUCKY. All this and more on the latest episode of Shock Waves!