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Shock Waves – 12 Days of Podmas

It was so popular last year that we decided to do it again! Join us this holiday season as we introduce you to twelve of our favourite podcasts in the 12 Days of Podmas!


What does a rabid horror movie fan do when they find themselves looking for their latest fix? They’ve watched everything at the cinema and scoured the horror section of Sky Cinema and iTunes, now what? They go to the Shock Waves podcast.

A weekly couple of hours freshly made in the Blumhouse back offices is a fly-on-the-wall peek into a conversation with some of the most knowledgeable, industry seasoned veterans ever to grace your podcatcher with their presence.

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Evolved from Geeknation’s Killer POV podcast, Shock Waves sees journalist, lecturer and film-maker Rebekah McKendry (All The Creatures Were Stirring) along with the now head of Film Acquisitions at Fangoria Rob Galluzzo, and lecturer and film-maker Elric Kane (The Week in Horror) join Blumhouse’s own Development director and Halloween producer Ryan Turek for a couple of hours of in depth genre talk every Friday.

Split evenly each episode, Shock Waves will usually spend the opening hour catching up with its hosts and what they’ve been watching since the last time you heard from them. Here, even the most seasoned genre fan will come out with a list of new films to revel in. The hosts aren’t afraid to mix a few classics in with VHS bargain bin favourites and new releases that plenty of people haven’t heard of yet. It is a sheer joy to listen to the group gush over the cheesy video cover of their latest find or to feel like you’ve gotten an exclusive early bit of info on something that might still be a couple of months off of being available to watch. Shock Waves shares its host’s industry knowledge and insight with anyone that cares to listen.

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Also shared is the far reaching list of friends the hosts have. The second half of each episode is always an interview, or a guest who wants to spend time sharing their stories. The four in charge ask filmmakers and stars questions from their earliest horror memories to the trials and tribulations of their latest forays in Hollywood and everything in between. The podcast has had everyone from Pet Sematary directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer to Halloween and Feral star Scout Taylor-Compton share their stories. With the occasional left field addition like professional music producer Christian Hand spending an hour deconstructing Ray Parker Jr’s Ghostbusters theme tune, Shock Waves will never rest on its laurels and will always have a surprise for loyal listeners and newcomers alike.

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