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Tales From The Horror Trenches With WISH UPON Director John Leonetti On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

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 […]

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From Broke to Blockbuster: Indie Directors That Deserve Studio Films

We live in the age of the remake, sequel, prequel and spin-off. Fans like us have to delve deep into the smaller independent circuits to find new and original horror films and we drudge through a lot of crap, but we do happen upon some gems from some really cool new talented filmmakers. Lately there’s been […]

Films Music 

Seven Great Songs That Were Ruined by Horror Movies

Music is an essential component of a horror film’s atmosphere. Without Bernard Herrmann’s atonal orchestra, PSYCHO wouldn’t be half the masterpiece that it is. But sometimes a great scary movie will drag other music into its orbit of terror besides the work of a composer. Occasionally, a pre-written song will become the soundtrack to some […]

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Are Horror Sequels Getting Better Than Their Predecessors?

A number of successful horror movies have come out in recent years that have taken audiences by surprise, giving rise to a surge in sequels (we’re talking 4 or 5 here) due to insatiable popularity. The odd thing here is, their sequels were even more popular than the original – a rarity compared to earlier […]

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28 Horror Movies That Make Us Excited for 2017

The horror genre is alive and well and will probably live forever — so we all have a lot to look forward to next year, and the year after that, and so on, and beyond. But let’s just focus on 2017 for the moment, shall we? After a banner year for scary movies in 2016, […]

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Who Are Our Modern Horror Icons?

One of the most majestic qualities of the horror genre is that it’s the one genre of film that once every couple of generations can introduce “icons” into the pop culture lexicon. Whether you’ve seen the famous Universal Monster movies or not, pretty much everyone the world over instantly recognizes Dracula, The Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster, […]

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How CASTLEVANIA Led To INSIDIOUS! Leigh Whannell Is On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (that’s me!), Ryan Turek, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss all the latest horrors on episode 23 of Shock Waves! First, the gang catches up on horror TV with THE EXORCIST, THE WALKING DEAD, ASH VS EVIL DEAD, CHANNEL ZERO and much more. Bekah checked out THE CONJURING […]

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James Wan: The Carpenter/Craven for the Millennial Generation

I’ll never forget the first time I saw John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. I was five years old and stuffed to the brim with my trick-or-treat haul when my mom turned on AMC and told me I could stay up late and watch her favorite scary movie. A year later, we had the same routine, but this […]

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Who Are The NEW Masters of Horror…?

Wes Craven. John Carpenter. George Romero. Alfred Hitchcock. The horror genre doesn’t just have great directors, we practically have royalty. At some point we declared the greatest horror filmmakers in the land to be our “Masters of Horror,” and all was basically well. But then something weird happened. We stopped. Your mileage might vary on […]

Films TV 

7 Times We Saw The Horrors Of Kevin Bacon

Next Friday, May 13th, Kevin Bacon returns to the horror genre when he leads the cast of Greg McLean’s new supernatural chiller THE DARKNESS! But obviously, over the course of Bacon’s vibrant and eclectic career, he’s faced off against plenty of terrifying specters, vengeful ghosts, worm creatures, thugs, serial killers and even Mama Voorhees! In […]

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New Trailer For THE CONJURING 2 Is Here To Give You The Creeps!

Hot on the heels of the LIGHT OUT trailer from producer James Wan, we’ve also now got a brand new trailer to his latest directorial effort, THE CONJURING 2! THE CONJURING 2 arrives in theaters this June 10th, 2016!  You can also watch the first trailer for THE CONJURING 2 in our previous post here. […]

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We Talk THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR With Director Johannes Roberts

What if you lost someone close to you and there was a way that you could communicate with them one last time to properly say goodbye? Would you do it? And would you heed the warning that you are absolutely forbidden from “opening the door” that makes it all possible? In THE OTHER SIDE OF […]

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Check Out The Trailer For THE DARKNESS!

Mark your calendars, fiends! This upcoming Friday, May 13th, we’ve got THE DARKNESS to look forward to. What’s the scoop? It’s the new flick from Greg McLean, the director of WOLF CREEK 1, 2 and ROGUE. It stars Kevin Bacon (THE FOLLOWING), Radha Mitchell (SILENT HILL, PITCH BLACK), David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne from GOTHAM) and Jennifer […]