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Blue Underground Brings Shock Waves Back to Theaters!
With the arrival of Ken Wiederhorn’s Shock Waves on Blu-ray, distributor Blue Underground is bringing the ’70s horror film back to the big screen to celebrate its 40th anniversary. It is doing so with a brand-new DCP and you’ll find a complete breakdown of theater listings below. Starring Peter Cushing, Brooke Adams and Luke Halpin, the film is pre-dates films like Dead Snow and Frankenstein’s Army, offering horror fans Nazi zombie terror.
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Shock Waves: Episode 18 (Our Favorite Anthology Horror Films)
In this episode, Ryan and Lawrence take a look at some of their favorite horror anthology films, why the narrative format works and why.   Salo, The Wicker Tree, The Children and Chronicle are analyzed and – in the news – the hosts take a look at the horrors of Sundance, the latest on The Evil Dead remake and the Who Can Kill a Child? remake. Music/Clips Provided by: Final Destination (Shirley Walker), Army of Darkness (Joseph LoDuca), Creepshow (trailer), Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (David Rubinstein)
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Shock Waves: Episode 17 (The Dead, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Richard Stanley Interview)
Hosts Ryan Turek and Lawrence Raffel play it loose this episode as they get back into the podcast groove after the last few weeks of sporadic recordings.   This installment features an interview with Richard Stanley, the director of Dust Devil and Hardware.  Here, Stanley discusses “The Mother of Toads,” his contribution to The Theatre Bizarre, an anthology horror film opening January 27.   In the news, this episode looks at James Wan’s The Conjuring, Dark Shadows and a rather exciting Hammer Films announcement.  Also, We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Dead and The Dark Half are discussed in reviews.  And, as usual, Ryan and Lawrence go off on a few other horror-related tangents, so strap yourself in and enjoy! As a bonus, we’ve included an exclusive clip from Stanley’s “The Mother of Toads.” You can find Shock Waves on iTunes via this link.  And don’t forget to “like” Shock Waves on Facebook. And, for previous episodes of Shock Waves, head to our hub here!
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Podcast! Shock Waves Bonus Episode (Karim Hussain Talks The Theatre Bizarre)
We’re keeping this episode short!  With co-hosts Lawrence Raffel and Brian Collins on leave, host Ryan Turek presents a one-on-one interview with Karim Hussain, one of the directors behind The Theatre Bizarre.  Hussain – who served as a cinematographer on Hobo With a Shotgun – directs “Vision Stains,” one of several stories featured in the anthology horror film opening January 27. Don’t forget, we’re currently giving away tickets to see the film on opening night in select cities – follow this link for more details!  And Be sure to visit the film’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
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Shock Waves: Episode 16 (w/Guest Host Brian Collins – Re-Evaluating Splice, Tom Savini Talks Theatre Bizarre)
Hello, 2012!  Shock Waves welcomes in the new year with guest co-host Brian Collins of Horror Movie a Day. In this episode, Collins and host Ryan Turek react to the trailer for the latest contained thriller, ATM, and discuss the upcoming Carrie remake and a new ghost story called HAUNTERS.  Reviews include: The Grey, starring Liam Neeson, Richard Stanley’s Hardware and The Devil Inside.  And for their feature discussion, Collin and Turek analyze Vincenzo Natali’s 2010 sci-fi thriller Splice. As an added bonus…  Tune in for an exclusive interview with Tom Savini as he chats about The Theatre Bizarre, the anthology horror film featuring his contribution: “Wet Dreams.”  Head inside for an exclusive clip from the film.
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Podcast! Shock Waves Episode 15 (The Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2012)
Welcome to the final Shock Waves podcast of 2011! Ryan and Lawrence look back on the year in horror with a brief overview of their top films of the year and discuss some of the worst. Because it’s the holiday season and the Hollywood news machine has slowed down, they jump right into reviews with their thoughts on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Panic Room, Underworld, the Blu-ray edition of Fright Night (’85), the American Horror Story finale and more. For their feature discussion, a look at the most anticipated horror films of 2012 and the hottest movie trailers of the holiday season.
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Podcast! Shock Waves: Episode 14 (Holiday Edition)
Ryan and Lawrence get into the holiday spirit.  In this episode, the two discuss their favorite holiday genre films in addition to reviewing Hostel: Part III, Remains and Cowboys & Aliens (sure…why not?). They also discuss the American Psycho remake and offer their thoughts on the trailer for the anticipated sequel Rec 3.   And, because you asked for it, here is a list of the soundtrack snippets and film clips used: Gremlins (Silent Night/After Midnight – Jerry Goldsmith), American Psycho (sound clip), Die Hard (Gruber’s Departure – Michael Kamen), Silent Night, Deadly Night (sound clip), Tales from the Crypt(“Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas,” Christmas Rap), Black Christmas(sound clip), Darlene Love (Christmas, Baby Please Come Home).
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