Blumhouse and FANGORIA present Shock Waves! Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (Acquisitions & Development, Fangoria), Elric Kane (Inside Horror, Pure Cinema Podcast), Rebekah McKendry (Writer-Director, Professor) and Ryan Turek (VP of Development, Blumhouse) for a weekly discussion and analysis of all facets of the horror genre. Shock Waves dives into the latest horror films, dissects classic titles and welcomes very special guests from the industry to tackle a range of topics. Listeners get candid insight into how some of the best genre films are made. Shock Waves is here to quench your insatiable thirst for all things horror!
Episode 192: Horror Franchises, Live from The Virtual Chattanooga Film Fest!
1:35:04For this special live episode, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane, and Ryan Turek are tuning in remotely for the first "virtual" Chattanooga Film Festival! And they're discussing franchises! Because let's face it, these days, ya gotta have a sequel! We're going to delve into each hosts personal favorite franchise, best overall run, best continuity, most bonkers franchise, post-2010 horror film we wish turned into a franchise and much, much more.
Episode 191: Having A SCREAM with Kevin Williamson
1:50:22Kick back with hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and Ryan Turek as they're joined by very special guest Kevin Williamson, in his first podcast appearance! But before all that, let's talk the latest horrors! The gang discuss ANACONDA, the forgotten giallo TRAUMA, HUMONGOUS, the upcoming SPUTNIK, MONSTRUM, DEAD HEAT and much more! Then we get candid with Kevin Williamson about everything from his break-out in the business SCREAM, to the many cursed cuts of CURSED, to VAMPIRE DIARIES, his proposed SCREAM 4-6, and more!
Episode 190: Blue Underground Goes 4K!
1:55:06Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek, and Rebekah McKendry as they welcome special guest Bill Lustig to the show! But first, the latest horrors! The gang is chatting Shudder's Z, Mike Flanagan's 1st feature ABSENTIA, BRAHMS: THE BOY 2, Vinegar Syndrome's recent release of PALE BLOOD, Wings Hauser in DEAD MAN WALKING & more! Bill Lustig joins us to talk about the new 4K releases of MANIAC and ZOMBIE, what's next for his label Blue Underground, an update on the HBO MANIAC COP series, what new genre movies he's been watching and much, much more!
Episode 189: Getting Lucky McKee!
2:06:50Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, Ryan Turek, and Elric Kane as they welcome to the show very special guest Lucky McKee! But first, the latest horrors! The gang are discussing cult faves CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS, ALICE SWEET ALICE, and DOLLY DEAREST! Elric went to the drive-in to catch THE WRETCHED. Rob dug into classic Tod Browning with THE UNKNOWN and FREAKS. Also: BLOOD LINK, the original SATAN'S SLAVE and more! Then writer/director Lucky McKee joins us for a candid chat about the origins and personal inspirations behind his debut MAY, the struggles on THE WOODS and RED, the making-of THE WOMAN, his collaborations with Chris Sivertson, Jack Ketchum, Tobe Hooper, and much, much more. Our Night Flight pick of the week is DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW!
Episode 188: Vinegar Syndrome III
1:42:53In another quarantined edition of Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss all the latest horrors! Ryan revisited the Hannibal Lector franchise & CABIN FEVER! Bekah took a chance on I SEE YOU and the BLOOD FEAST remake. Elric caught up on some new genre offerings: THE SIREN, 1BR, BLOOD QUANTUM. And Rob discovered the kindertrauma of the original 1973 DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK! Then we welcome back to the show special guests Jeff Gittel and Joe Rubin from Vinegar Syndrome! They're giving us the inside scoop on their upcoming halfway to Black Friday sale, discussing RAD, THE CANDY SNATCHERS, HOLLYWOOD HORROR HOUSE, BEYOND THE DOOR III, XTRO III, FORGOTTEN GIALLI and so much more. We even get one surprise title announcement out of them! Kick back and enjoy!
Episode 187: David Dastmalchian & The Creation of Count Crowley!
1:44:39It's another quarantined Shock Waves! Join hosts Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, Rob Galluzzo, and Elric Kane along with special guest David Dastmalchian! But first, the latest horrors! In TV horror, the gang's diving into the new season of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and Quibi's 50 STATES OF FRIGHT. Plus: EXTRA ORDINARY, WITCHCRAFT 70, DEADLINE, the F/X movies, THE TURNING and more! Then we're joined by actor/writer David Dastmalchian, a life-long horror host fan who tells us about the creation of his comic book COUNT CROWLEY: RELUCTANT MIDNIGHT MONSTER HUNTER, as well as his experiences working with David Lynch on TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN, Christopher Nolan on THE DARK KNIGHT, and Denis Villeneuve on the upcoming DUNE!
Episode 186: Monsters with Mallory O'Meara!
2:30:21This week on Shock Waves, your hosts Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane, and Rob Galluzzo are joined by special guest Malloy O'Meara, author of THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, to talk monsters! But first, the latest horrors! The gang discusses Shudder's CURSED docu-series, WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE 2, Ryan revisited the entire SCREAM franchise, as well as SCREAM DREAM on Night Flight, and our Night Flight pick of the week was AMSTERDAMNED! Then Mallory joins us to tell us a bit about her book on Milicent Patrick, now available in paperback, and then we each pick our 3 favorite cinematic non-Universal monsters in horror! The picks are varied! Tune in now!
Episode 185: Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares with Michael Gingold!
2:08:27All 4 of your hosts, Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, and Elric Kane, are here for another quarantined edition of Shock Waves, this time, with very special guest Michael Gingold! But first, the latest horrors! The gang is discussing SEA FEVER, THE OTHER LAMB, THE STAND, TALES FROM THE LOOP, Dario Argento's SLEEPLESS, Vinegar Syndrome's DEADLINE, CURSED FILMS on Shudder, FORBIDDEN WORLD, THE WRETCHED, THE CORRUPTION OF CHRIS MILLER and much, much more! Then, we delve into FANGORIA editor Michael Gingold's 3-part books series Ad Nauseam, Ad Nauseam 2, and Ad Astra, which collects decades worth of newspaper ads for horror and sci-fi movies! An art unto itself, we discuss some of our favorite horror campaigns growing up, marketing stunts, trends and more!
Episode 184: Under Quarantine with Leigh Whannell
1:58:01On the new episode of ‘Shock Waves: Under Quarantine,’ Ryan Turek, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry are joined by the Writer / Director of THE INVISIBLE MAN, Leigh Whannell to suggest three streaming horror films each that you can enjoy right now from the safety of home. The picks range from modern classics to “Deep Cut” cult films but all are available to stream now. Co-host Rob G also manages to sneak in his picks. In addition, they discuss what they’ve been watching while housebound including 80’s classics DEMONS 2 and APRIL FOOLS DAY, along with more recent releases THE SILENCE, ROOM and the eerily relevant VIVARIUM.
Episode 183: Horror Comics with Cullen Bunn!
2:16:16Join your Shock Waves hosts Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane, and Rob Galluzzo as they check in remotely to talk all the latest horrors! First, a tribute to the late, great Stuart Gordon. Next, discussions on VEROTIKA, THE PLATFORM, THE HUNT, the COFFIN JOE trilogy, TWO EVIL EYES, and more! We then welcome very special guest Cullen Bunn, writer of THE 6TH GUN, HARROW COUNTY, BONE PARISH, and DARK ARK to discuss horror in comics, and we each pick our personal favorite graphic novels! Kick back, relax, and join the conversation!