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)

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!

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.

Podcast! Shock Waves 1.1

In the first official episode of Shock Till You Drop’s podcast, Shock Waves, yours truly and FEARnet’s Lawrence Raffel take a look at films like The Reef, Attack the Block and I Saw the Devil, chat about their visit to the 1988 Gallery’s Crazy for Cult event, preview the upcoming terrors that will be seen at the San Diego Comic-Con and reflect on the horror model kit scene. Yes, model kits. A hobby I thoroughly enjoyed in my teens and one that broke my bank on several occasions, but hey, model kit building kept me out of trouble, and that’s what counts, right?

As with episode 0, we’re still getting into a groove here. Your feedback on our last endeavor was encouraging and mostly positive (well, I’ll just say I haven’t heard anything bad yet). This truly is a grassroots effort and something we’re enjoying.

Podcast! Shock Waves 1.2

It was a big week in horror movie news and Shock Till You Drop’s Ryan Turek and FEARnet’s Lawrence Raffel are here to weigh in on it all.

Tune in to hear what they have to say about the upcoming Evil Dead remake, which has Diablo Cody on board as a writer, The Thing prequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D and Godzilla.

The two also review Tucker and Dale Versus Evil and veer off the horror path by discussing The Dark Knight Rises and the new Spider-Man…y’know, because we like other genres, too.

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 ( 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!

Podcast! Shock Waves 1.4

This week, it’s all about the films of Stephen King! Shock Till You Drop’s Ryan Turek and FEARnet’s Lawrence Raffel look at the best and worst King adaptations, but before they get to that, listen to reviews for The Caller, Yellowbrickroad and MTV’s Death Valley.

The two discuss a few trailer premieres and run down some of the big news stories of the week including updates on The Invisible Man remake, Ghostbusters 3 and The Last Exorcism 2. On the comic book scene, hear what they have to say about BOOM! Studios’ “Hellraiser” series and the death of “Hellboy.” Oh yes, it’s another meaty episode. Grab a fork and knife and dig in…!