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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!

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!

Episode 46: Monster Squad Goals

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 JOHN. Bekah rewatched Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGO, and checked out the new Hulu series DIMENSION 404. Ryan delved into Vestron's WISHMASTER Bul-Ray set. Him and Rob also bared witness to the craziness that is CATHY'S CURSE. Speaking of crazy, Rob upgraded to Blu with THEY'RE PLAYING WITH FIRE, and teases the upcoming PHANTASM box set. Then we welcome to the show special guests Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert, Sean and Rudy from THE MONSTER SQUAD! We ask them about their experiences making that film as child actors, the ever growing cult following of the flick, and what the convention circuit is like. Then, each of us builds our own "monster squad!" We select 5 monsters we'd love to see team up, and then we pit them against our 5 choices for heroes that would make up our own personalized "Monster Squad!" Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Episode 45: The Work and World of Clive Barker!

The entire Shock Waves crew is back! Join Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane and Ryan Turek as they delve into all the latest horrors! First up, the gang signs off on the new trailer to the upcoming IT! We dabble in a bit of TV talk with BATES MOTEL, THE WALKING DEAD, THE MAGICIANS and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Bekah also saw THE DEVIL'S CANDY and the 1952 feature DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK featuring a young Marilyn Monroe. Elric and Ryan duke it out over their thoughts on LIFE. Elric also checked out PREVENGE, BLOODY LAKE and PERSONAL SHOPPER. Ryan's recommends the upcoming M.F.A. Rob watched some W.T.F. films including NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DIE, BLOODY MOON, BAD TASTE, DRILLER KILLER and C.H.U.D.

Then we turn the topic of discussion to the work and world of Clive Barker with very special guests Mark Alan Miller and Ben Meares! Mark is the Vice President of Seraphim, and Ben is the editor and one of the main writers behind the upcoming HELLRAISER ANTHOLOGY: VOLUME ONE graphic novel. (Shock Waves own Bekah McKendry co-wrote one of the stories with her husband Dave!) We learn about the day to day operation over at Seraphim, the unusual creative process of Clive Barker and what of his properties is being adapted for other mediums. We each get to share our stories of first discovering Clive's work, personal encounters with him at conventions, favorite material and where we'd each like to see a HELLRAISER story set. Kick back, relax and join the conversation!

Episode 44: Double Features!

This week on Shock Waves, it's just Ryan Turek and Rob Galluzzo as they discuss the latest horrors! First, the duo brings us up to speed on the new Shock Waves merchandise from Cavity Colors, an update on the upcoming Texas Frightmare convention, and then we pay tribute to the late, great Bernie Wrightson. Ryan caught a double bill of KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE and THE FUNHOUSE, and also recommends to keep an eye out for TRAGEDY GIRLS. Rob went to the other side with POLTERGEIST 3D and Scream Factory's new FIRESTARTER disc. Elric checks in from home to report back on THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, THE DEVIL'S CANDY and CREEPY. Then we welcome special guests Scott Reynolds (DEXTER, THE FOLLOWING, JESSICA JONES, IRON FIST) and Daniel Budnik (EVENTUALLY SUPERTRAIN, BLEEDING SKULL) to talk about "double features!" Most of the great friendships revolve around sharing double features with each other, so we discuss the ones we've hosted, the one's we've attended, the most memorable theatrical ones, and franchise double bills! It's a fun, candid chat with a lot of titles thrown out, and some whiskey consumed. Grab a pen and pad, kick back and enjoy!

Episode 43: Building The "Perfect" Horror Anthology!

This week on Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and special guest co-host Darin Scott as they delve into horror anthologies! But first, a discussion on the KING KONG franchise, spurred by the latest film KONG: SKULL ISLAND, and then the latest horrors! 

Ryan revisited the '89 Robert Englund fronted PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the original VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, THE GATE, and EVIL DEAD II in honor of its 30th anniversary. Bekah checked out THE LORE, SUGAR HILL and GOD'S LEFT HAND DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND. Elric watched ALWAYS SHINE on Shudder, the 1988 feature PULSE, and EVILSPEAK. Rob gives an early tease of Bryan Fuller's upcoming Starz series AMERICAN GODS. Then we talk horror anthologies!

Darin Scott produced two well regarding horror anthologies, FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM and TALES FROM THE HOOD, which hits Blu-Ray from Scream Factory on April 18th. We figured he'd be the perfect co-host to tackle this assignment with. Each of us were instructed to pick our 5 favorite segments, wrap-around optional, and put them together to build what we'd each consider our perfect horror anthology. What were the results? Were there any unanimous picks? Tune in and find out!

This episode is brought to you by THE RAKING, now available on DVD/VOD from Midnight Releasing!

Episode 42: The Great Don Coscarelli!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane as they catch up on all the latest horrors! Rob talks about the latest from Sean Byrne(director of THE LOVED ONES), THE DEVIL'S CANDY, as well as the original 1933 KING KONG, and reports back from a double bill of John Carpenter's ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 and COMBAT COPS. Elric checked out new releases DON'T KILL IT and THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS. Bekah drops some deep cuts and tells us about SHE CREATURE and SOUNDS OF SILENCE. While Ryan rewatched FRIGHT NIGHT on the big screen, as well as SLAUGHTERHOUSE and DRAG ME TO HELL.

Then we welcome to the show one of our most coveted guest, the great Don Coscarelli! With the upcoming PHANTASM Collection Blu-Ray box set coming April 11th, we delve into his early career, how the PHANTASM franchise came to be, analyze how Don's films have tackled youth (KENNY AND COMPANY) and age (BUBBA HO-TEP), and discuss how he finds such off-beat material, like JOHN DIES AT THE END. We also get to hear about the latest film he's producing APPLECART, and pay tribute to the late, great Angus Scrimm. Kick back, relax and join the conversation, Shockers. This is one of our most candid, and best interviews yet!

This episode is brought to you by The Belko Experiment, opening in select theaters, Friday, March 17th!

Episode 41: 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, 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 and Ed Wood's ORGY OF THE DEAD. Rob delves into the questionable with DRIVE-IN MASSACRE and THE ZODIAC KILLER. Ryan talks about THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS and revisits TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING and CREEPSHOW 2. In honor of Bill Paxton, we rewatched FRAILTY. And Elric reports back on GET OUT, which leads us into this week's topic. 

The gang look at social commentary and underlining political messages in horror, whether unintentional or overt. Starting with Adam Simon's excellent documentary which tackles this subject in THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE. To everything from the original GODZILLA, to THE TWILIGHT ZONE, to the films of George Romero and John Carpenter and more. Is all art in a sense political, but not necessarily specifically about politics? Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Episode 40: The Art Of The Horror Short Film with David Sandberg!

In episode 40 of Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, the gang discuss the sudden rise in horror themed board games! Ryan reports back on A CURE FOR WELLNESS, the new POPCORN Blu-Ray and DEMON KNIGHT. Rob discovered the Argentinian anthology WILD TALES, and revisted Anthony Perkins in PRETTY POISON. Elric had poetry in his eyes for Joe Spinell in THE LAST HORROR FILM, SHREW'S NEST and DON'T KNOCK TWICE. Bekah talks about LEMORA and SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM. TV wise, we bring up BATES MOTEL, LEGION and RIVERDALE.

Then we welcome to the show very special guest David F. Sandberg, the director of LIGHTS OUT and the upcoming ANNABELLE 2! We get into his early days as a horror fan, making horror shorts in Sweden with his wife, and the amazing story of how LIGHTS OUT became a major feature film. We get into the development of turning the short into a full length story, the test screening process, the controversial ending, and more! We also discuss the importance of consistently making horror shorts, what works best and which are the most effective ones. Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!

Episode 39: How Do You Consume Horror?

Join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Ryan responds to the recent new HALLOWEEN movie announcement. Valentine's Day just passed, so Ryan talks about the 2001 "slasher" VALENTINE, while Rob brings up his favorite moment from MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D. Ryan also checked out AMITYVILLE 3D and PARENTS. Bekah discusses the "giallo" IN THE FOLD OF THE FLESH and THE APPLE. Elric raves about THE WHIP & THE BODY and SAUNA. Rob talks about his recently wrapped audio commentary track for the PSYCHO remake Blu-Ray!

Then we welcome very special guest Mark Ward of RLJ Entertainment, formally Image Entertainment to the show. Mark was at Anchor Bay during their heyday of acquisitions and ushered out films such as HATCHET, BEHIND THE MASK, THE LOST, and more recently helped get titles such as THE MIND'S EYE and BONE TOMAHAWK out. Mark's a lifelong horror fan, so we decided to tackle a topic with him. How do we consume horror? For most of us, it dates back to the VHS era, so we share our stories of discovering horror on VHS, and then the transition to LaserDics and finally DVD. How do we consume horror nowadays and how has the distribution model changed? All this and more in this week's Shock Waves conversation! 

This episode is brought to you by Scream Factory! Be sure to visit their Facebook page for all the latest, or visit the official website at www.ScreamFactoryDVD.com

Episode 38: The Directors of XX

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they discuss all the latest horrors! First up, they talk about the new Netflix series SANTA CLARITA DIET. Ryan and Rob give their thoughts on RINGS. Bekah watched SATANICO PANDEMONIUM and HOWL. Elric reports back on POLTERGEIST 2, CHUD, CLINICAL and the shorts THE STYLIST, THE HOME and ROOM AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, all currently streaming on Shudder. Ryan talks about GINGER SNAPS 2, OFFERINGS and FRIGHT NIGHT PART 2. Rob saw Vestron's new Blu-Ray release of PARENTS for the first time, and checks out Severin Films' WILD BEASTS release.

Then we welcome to the show Jovanka Vuckovic, Roxanne Benjamin and Sofia Carrillo, 3 of the 5 directors behind the upcoming anthology film XX, the first horror collection to showcase all female filmmakers. They dig deep into the origins of the project, the challenges of being a female filmmaker in the movie industry, how they decided on their respective shorts, earliest horror recollections, and bringing in rock star St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark to make her directorial debut! Plenty is covered in this in depth conversation, so kick back, relax and join the chat!

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