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Podcast! Shock Waves 2.7, Looking Back at Horror in 2012
It’s our year-end special! ShockTillYouDrop.com’s managed editor, Ryan Turek, and Lawrence Raffel, of FEARnet.com, reflect on horror in 2012.  While Turek focuses on the films that did not make his “top 8″ list (consider it the “best of the rest”), Raffel weighs in with his movies picks of the year.  Perhaps you missed out on some of the titles they recommend in this title…  Listen in! Music provided by:  Paul Leonard-Morgan (Dredd soundtrack, “Mega City One”)
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Podcast! Shock Waves 2.6, The Best of the Horror Remakes
Remakes, remakes, remakes!   When it comes to horror, Hollywood loves remakes and Ryan Turek (ShockTillYouDrop.com) and Lawrence Raffel (FEARnet.com) are here to discuss the topic with Brian Collins (Horror Movie a Day/BadAss Digest) and Sam Zimmerman (Fangoria).   Rather than mire the discussion talking about decades-worth of bad remakes, this quartet take a look at their personal favorite remakes.  Which films made the cut and why?  Head inside and give this latest episode a listen (or visit iTunes and download the episode!). Music provided by: Paul Buckmaster (12 Monkeys theme), 3 Inches of Blood (Goatriders Horde)
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Podcast! Shock Waves 2.5, Horror Sequels That Don’t Suck
In this jumbo Halloween episode, ShockTillYouDrop.com’s Ryan Turek and FEARnet’s Lawrence Raffel turn their focus to “sequels that don’t suck.”   Which films have you easily written off and never seen because they are a sequel?  Maybe they’ve made Ryan and Lawrence’s list and are worth checking out! The two also chat about their Halloween Horror Nights experience at Universal Studios Hollywood, share their thoughts about the teaser trailer for the Evil Dead remake and offer reviews for the Maniac remake, Mockingbird Lane and American Horror Story: Asylum. 
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Podcast! Shock Waves 2.4, the Fantastic Fest Episode
It’s post-Fantastic Fest wrap-up time…   ShockTillYouDrop.com’s Ryan Turek and FEARnet.com’s Lawrence Raffel are back from the 8th annual Austin, Texas event and they’re here to tell you about the best and worst films.  Listen in as they weigh in on Antiviral, American Mary, Frankenweenie, Berberian Sound Studio, Come Out and Play, The American Scream and more! Music provided by: Nine Inch Nails (“Last” from The Cabin in the Woods soundtrack)
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Podcast! Shock Waves 2.3 Gets Nostalgic
Ryan Turek, from Shock Till You Drop, and Lawrence Raffel, from FEARnet, trip down memory lane and reflect on the films that got them into horror, what influenced their tastes and, ultimately, what set them on the path to work in the genre.  Also, stick around as they weigh in on the “sharks in a supermarket” thriller Bait 3D.  This episode’s a long one, so settle in and enjoy! Music/Clips provided by: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (The Dickies), Bait 3D (trailer), Deep Blue Sea (LL Cool J)
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Podcast! Shock Waves 2.2 is a Review Bonanza…
It’s a review-heavy second episode of Shock Wave’s sophomore season.   Shock Till You Drop’s Ryan Turek and Lawrence Raffel, of FEARnet, weigh in on SyFy’s third season of Face Off, the new series Collection Intervention and Scream Factory’s Blu-ray presentations for Halloween II and Halloween III: Season of the Witch as well as ParaNorman, V/H/S, The Revenant, My Sucky Teen Romance, Hell and Starship Troopers: Invasion.   Also, what’s getting them excited about Fantastic Fest’s second wave of films?  Find out in this episode!
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Our Podcast Returns! Listen to Shock Waves 2.1 Now!
About six months ago, FEARnet’s Lawrence Raffel and myself put the all-horror podcast we had been collaborating on, called Shock Waves, on hold. A few factors into its hiatus (we knocked out 18 episodes consistently from July 2011 to January of this year), but nothing ever stays dead in this genre so we both agreed it was time to bring Shock Waves back, especially after the listener feedback asking when it would return. Here’s the rub.  All of our old episodes, from “season 1″ we’ll call them, are gone.  Lost to the Internet.  Don’t ask me where they went, but they no longer exist, sadly.  We’re starting “season 2″ with a clean slate you might say. In this installment, we’re getting back into the groove of things.  We look at various horror movies we’ve liked and disliked in 2012 so far.  We also weigh in on the Korean import Deranged, now playing in select theaters. Brian Collins (from BadAss Digest, Horror Movie a Day) swings by for a discussion about Halloween 4 and Halloween 5, two titles making their Blu-ray debut this month from Anchor Bay Entertainment.  How do the sequels featuring the iconic horror villain Michael Myers hold up?  Oh, we’ll tell you… All of this and much more in the Shock Waves relaunch!  Listen inside.
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Podcast! Shock Waves 1.3
After three weeks of silence, Shock Waves is back.  Hosts Ryan Turek (Shock Till You Drop’s managing editor) and Lawrence Raffel (FEARnet.com) are back to briefly reflect on the highlights of Comic-Con. The two present mini-reviews of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Super Hybrid and Atrocious. Also on the discussion table: The forthcoming Resident Evil: Retribution. Should fans be more open-minded about cinematic adaptations of their favorite properties? Lawrence and Ryan also field questions from Shock Waves listeners. What got the hosts into horror in the first place? Are there any horror directors today showing promise? And finally, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. Ryan thinks the casting for the new film is too gimmicky, Lawrence disagrees. All of this and more!
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