Really is best horror podcast
Kept seeing it pop up on Twitter a few years ago and am so glad I tried it out. I have now caught up and listened to most of the podcasts. Very likable hosts that you could see having a beer with and talking scary movies. My first episode was Brad Fuller from Platinum Dunes, I think, and what hooked me to the show since then was the takeaways and behind the scenes stuff that they reveal in their interviews. Looking forward to possibly attending a live taping down the road maybe in Salem.
Best Horror Podcast Out There
Shock Waves is the gold standard horror podcast! These folks know their stuff. They don't try to go over the top or fly off the charts. They just bring their game, time after time, of the best of the horror genre. So well done.
I can’t get enough.
Best horror movie podcast by a mile.
Citation and entertainment
The best podcast around keeps on giving! Not only does Shockwaves and it’s four awesome host entertain me and provide conversations about the films and genre I love the most, they provide me with a constant update to my to be watched list and add new movies to my knowledge base! Thanks guys!
It used to be better.
On the plus side...they really love horror. Their passion can not be denied. But as the years go by they have become shills and tools for their own projects or their friends projects. This has affected their credibility as reviewers in my eyes.
LEARN About Horror!
This show is like a Master’s level class in horror. I’ve learned so much by listening to the show and it has really expanded my horror catalog. Highly recommended!
Informative podcast with educated hosts. Sometimes too woke for its’ own good.
Great horror pod but a note on Pod Save America
This podcast is great and well informed about deep cuts in horror. The hosts are all engaging, especially Rebekah.
But the POD SAVE AMERICA name drop was disappointing bc that show is genuinely regressive in its politics… hosted by Obama speechwriters (and let’s not forget Obama turned 2 wars into 7, destroyed Libya and Honduras with Hillary as SOS, signed off on the genocide in Yemen, made bush tax cuts permanent, deported more people than any pres in history, droned like crazy, and created and rejected many of the refugees we see coming in today while building many of the concentration camps Trump is now using to commit the real life horrors we see today…) all this is to say… Obama was a catalyst for Trump and his speechwriters are not on the right side of history.
They encouraged Elizabeth Warren to do her DNA test which was a race debacle. Warren followed up by keeping mum on Standing Rock.
And PSA also encouraged Beto to run for president instead of in Texas where his useless neoliberalism would at least be cosmetic step up from Ted Cruz.
Pod Save America is hosted by Daniel Pfeiffer who is VP of GoFundMe which makes a large portion of its money on people raising $ for medical bills. He has a rooted financial interest in MedicareForAll not going through and his show constantly nips away at the meaning of medicare for all.
POD SAVE AMERICA is a status quo, conservative, con job. There are many brilliant leftist podcasts out there that have no corporate influence or insider conflicts of interests. Please promote those and not this. PSA really does not have the people’s interest in mind.
Was looking for a horror themed podcast. They are my favorite types of movies and tb shows. Saw this as one of the recommendations.. let me tell you it’s so worth it! Everything I ever wanted in a podcast! They also have gave me movies I needed to watch! Not only that but some books and tv shows. If you love horror and everything about I recommend Shockwaves
Rambling Too Much
I tried to like this after a few episodes but I felt there is way too much rambling about films with no concept of what they are actually talking about. They make assumptions that everyone has seen the films the speak of but don’t give any insight into the year the film was made or what it was about...suggestions to see it. I just don’t find this type of back and forth “I like it but this person didn’t” discussion appealing.
Makes it feel cool to be a horror fan
I joined the Facebook group about a year ago after believing it was just a horror group page. But, after figuring out it was for a (fantastic) podcast; I listen to it all the time. Hearing you guys talk passionately about horror and how they’ve affected you as individuals and your careers makes it feel all the comforting about being a horror fan.
Do you enjoy being talked down to?
DonnieDarko Belmar NJ
If you do this is the podcast for you. We get it, you work in the industry. These individuals seem to really like letting you know this fact and somehow think this matters when reviewing a film. At first this perspective is slightly interesting then you realize it’s the same thing over and over. We get it Rebekah, you can relate every new film to the experience you had making that Christmas “horror” film. I will never get to put my ideas on film, and credit given for your accomplishments, but you don’t have to remind us every 5 minutes and not sure why that matters when reviewing a new movie. Also, you dropped something- oh, it’s a name. Seriously, it gets as unbearable as that fake laugh. We get it, you know Graham Skipper- awesome. Wow, sorry I’m being mean, but this podcast triggers something and that’s not what I’m looking for in a horror podcast. There are plenty of other podcasts from real down to earth horror fans that are funny and entertain without making you angry. Avoid.
The Shockwaves crew is a perfect blending of personalities who each add something unique to the show. I always find myself laughing and yelling in agreement. A must listen for any horror fan.
A lot of fun
The hosts are very well-informed, entertaining and have really good chemistry. Plus, they also score some great guests. As a bonus, if you ever get a chance to meet them in person you’ll find a good 50% to be really nice! 😉
Rad horror podcast with a few to many Spoilers
You have to filter through the opinions sometimes, because of the obvious connections to certain projects/releases. But these are people that genuinely love Movies, Horror, and the craft of film making. This really comes through when they are all talking together or interviewing guests. Really enjoy listening to it! I have to skip over certain parts if I can tell there are spoilers coming and I haven’t seen the film yet.
I’ve been listening to these guys for years (previous podcasts) and they’re just the best! They’re experts and they’re passionate horror fans and you’ll love the show if you give it a shot. If you like suggestions, reviews and random horror talk, you’ll love the first hour. The second hour is typically an interview and they can be a lot of fun too. If you’re right of center, like me, don’t be scared off by identity politics stuff here and there. The show is mostly apolitical and their great personalities, wealth of knowledge and chemistry, more than make up for any of that stuff. Each of the hosts has a unique film taste, perspective and voice. From Ryan’s insider seriousness, Elric’s playful ridiculousness, Rob’s pure passion, to Rebecca’s aquatic obsessions, you will enjoy getting to know them all!
Super rad...super dope horror podcast.
The only horror podcast you need to listen to. Hosts Rebekah, Ryan, Rob, and Elric form like Voltron and produce sheer radness. The production value is top notch thanks to Ernie and the professionalism of the hosts. The recommendations, reviews, and interviews try to get you to look outside your comfort zone and experience something fresh in horror. Can’t stress enough how stellar this podcast is. Subscribe today.
The hosts each have encylopedic knowledge of horror films, and film in general. But, they each have idiosyncratic tastes, making it always intersting to hear their takes on a given film and the discussion this produces. Yes, they know some people but they do not drop names as some reviews have stated. Instead, they let the listener in on what movies they've watched lately, who they've watched them with, what they thought of them, etc. The hosts are film directors, distributors, writers, producers, journalists, educators, etc. They use all of their various connections to invite incredible guests on who work in all aspects of horror filmmaking. Yes, they have film projects they are working on! That's great! These are not arm chair critics, or jaded film reviewers, they are fans and filmmakers sharing their world and views with the listener. I don't know them and I've never met them, I've just listened to this podcast for the last year or so and really and truly appreciate their contributions to the world of film. Give it a try and see what you think!
I started from episode one almost a year ago. I can honestly say this podcast changed my life. I was listening to it while I was considering quitting my long time job as a manager in retail and trying to work in production with the ultimate goal of working in any capacity in a horror movie. Hearing the four hosts talk about horror movies, how they were made, how they love working in any capacity in the genre motivated me take the step. I’m only working in commercials now but it’s the best decision I made and I honestly wouldn’t have done it without this podcast. Oh and also they have great conversations with great guests in all avenues of the genre.
Shock Waves: A must listen!
There’s nothing I look forward to more than when the newest Shock Waves podcast episode pops up on my podcast list. Rob, Rebekah, Elric & Ryan not only bring diverse backgrounds to the show but work very hard to bring something new to audiences every week. This backstage pass to the horror genre is both insightful, educational, and just an absolute rollercoaster of fun. Believe me when I say, it will leave you with a huge smile on your face & introduce you to things you may never even have thought to check out. I’ve never had a podcast where felt I more like I’m listening to a group of friends I could chime in with than when I listen to Shock Waves. Keep up the amazing work everyone!!
Best Podcast Out there
The sweet and the sour
The only podcast I listen to, hosted by the coolest dudes around. Not only do they know their movies, but they are genuinely all around cool people.
An absolute must listen for horror fans
Pastor Matt R
An absolute must listen for horror fans. Sure they geek out too much over Fulci (only someone who has a desk like Tony Montana thinks a killer who quacks like a duck is a good idea) but so be it.
An absolute delight!
Rain in Austin
Fun, engaging, an absolute must-listen for fans of horror or those who would like to explore the genre. I always live to hear what people enjoy, and all of these hosts take joy in what they love about the horror genre. No one here wastes much time on what they dislike, and even flawed works are held up for what they attempt or do well, and criticism is weighed in a kind, fair way. This is easily a favorite new podcast.
Hosts are full of themselves
Show is annoying due to the fact that all the hosts do is name drop and talk about their projects. They come off as arrogant. They act as if their opinion is the gospel and if you disagree you aren’t an actual horror fan. Awful show. Much better horror podcasts out there that don’t just toot their own horn the whole time. Hosts sound like they think they are better than everyone.
For the Horror Geek
Unfailingly one of the most consistent and informative pods out there for the Horror Geek. If you grew up on Fangoria, be careful. These are your people!
Long time listener! I enjoy the 4 different takes on genre movies. Although listening does make me spend more on blu-rays and collectibles than I’m comfortable with.
Informative and fun
This is terrific podcast about the horror genre. The hosts are knowledgeable and they keep the conversation moving. It's great for recommending lost or obscure titles, and they're good about breaking down new releases by Arrow, Severin, and Vinegar Syndrome if you feel enticed by those pricey blu-rays by such companies but aren't sure you want to risk the blind buy. I do wish the interviews would delve a bit more, but they're entertaining.
Great podcast and the topics are really interesting simply the best doing it right… now…
The Undertaker and his pals
F-ING awesome. 👨💻🙌🏻🤓 #teambekkah
I almost look forward to this every Friday as much as I do to getting paid. It’s like your favourite artist drops a new album every week! I love the show and I hope I get to meet you guys at Texas Frightmare! Follow me on Insta @thepaperfootballleague 🤘🏻
Used to be good
This used to be a pretty great podcast. Now the wheels are just spinning. Tedious.
Crucial Friday listening
Reek of Podrefaction
Shock Waves has become a crucial part of my Friday work routine. At this point it feels wrong without it. Likable hosts, great interviews, in depth, up-to-date info on what’s new in the genre, but the best part for me is the first half, which deals with recent watches and discoveries. Had this section not existed, I would have never discovered the godliness that is Project Metalbeast, the best cybernetic werewolf movie. All in all, this is absolutely the best horror podcast out there. 100% recommend.
I’ve been a loyal listener since the Killer POV days. I remember being crushed when I saw the news that they were ending, only to be beyond ecstatic when I found out they were simply rebranding as Shock Waves, and also that they were bringing on Ryan Tyrek of Bloodcast fame on as a fourth co-host.
This is my favorite podcast. Their interviews are so fascinating and it’s just comforting listening to the gang talk about what they had seen that week. I love this podcast.
Best Horror Podcast On The Planet
Absolutely love this podcast. Can not get enough of it. Hosts Elric, Rob, Rebecca and Ryan are amazing!!!!!!!!!
Fridays can’t get here fast enough
Fridays can’t get here fast enough for me and that’s not because it’s one day before the weekend but because that’s when Shock Waves appears on my phone before I ever crawl out of my comfy bed and face the day ahead. These four horror veterans (Rob, Elric, Bekah, and Turek) have the conversations I always wish I could have every week. Yet maybe I shouldn’t be excited. Maybe I should be terrified. Not because of the macabre topics on
deck, but because it seems like this podcast has caused me to go out and spend more money than any other podcast, thanks to them almost weekly mentioning no less than one title that I want, nay, NEED in my collection. If you want some smart, fun horror talk, look no further. Come to Shock Waves where “bonkers” is a compliment and every day is Halloween.
One of the best podcasts I've ever listened to.
Shock Waves is probably one of the best pieces of entertainment I"ve found in years. The hosts are all incredible; not only experts in horror, but obviously huge fans of cinema in general. I look forward to new episodes each week, and have been introduced to SO many great films, Blu-Rays, magazines, and books from their shows. If you're a fan of horror, I can guarantee you'll enjoy this podcast. HIGHLY recommended.
I'm a fairly recent listener but I enjoy and look forward to new episodes. The show helps keep me informed about current releases and upcoming projects in the horror world, and often has interesting guests and interviews. Well produced and with pleasant hosts, you should check it out.
Don't hate, appreciate!
I absolutely loved Killer POV and Bloodcast. So when they joined forces, only great things could've happened, right?
Do I always agree with their picks? No, no one should ever have the exact same love for every single movie as someone else. Yes, sometimes they talk about their work. So what? They work in the entertainment industry, there's going to be overlapping somewhere. Contrary to some other reviews, they don't ever constantly talk about themselves and whatever it is they're working on. They try to NOT make the show like that. Lord knows there's enough podcasts that shove ads down our throats and are all about money. It's on the Blumhouse.com network, and most of them worked at BH at some point, but it is never a BH only podcast.
What makes this podcast entertaining for ME is that it really is a group of friends talking horror. They all started at the bottom, as FANS, and worked hard to get where they are and have an absolute love for the horror genre. Each host has a love for different aspects of film and horror. When they all agree on a film, it's usally a good sign that it's worth watching. Hell, I usually watch something if at least one of them like it. They tease each other, quite often disagree with each other, but in the end they all just want to see the next great horror film.
Now, when they get guests on, is where this podcast turns from great to f'in awesome. They get some really greats guests. From directors, actors, producers, to small label blu-ray labels like Shriek Show and Vinegar Syndrome. The guests always seem to be having fun and the hosts do a great job getting fun stories out of each and every one.
The deep end of horror
This podcast will have even the most die hard horror fans reaching for a pen to write down titles. There isn’t another podcast in existence that is as deep and informative as this one. Rebekah, Elric, Rob, and Ryan are a wealth of knowledge.
One of the greatest horror film discussion podcasts out there. Whether you want silly horror, bloody horror, horror music, art house horror, etc... there will be an episode for you. The hosts are all amazing and if you’re lucky enough to go to a horror convention they’re at go tell them high and chat! They’re all chill af and great people!
THE premiere horror podcast
I began listening in its prior incarnation and immediately knew there was something special going on. It wasn’t until a few episodes in, where I began to know the different personalities and each of their quirks of taste, when I was able to place everything into context and how each opinion might reflect my own. (My tastes run toward the Elric perspective, but I love hearing everyone’s point of view. They’re all crucial IMO.) Hearing about the Overlook Film Festival on the podcast was the catalyst for my attending last year and having the opportunity to see a recording of the podcast live. If you like horror, you simply can’t go wrong with this podcast. They direct me toward what’s worth watching in a sea of entertainment, and even when I disagree, I can usually see the merit that one of them was able to articulate about a particular project.
Great horror discussions and fans
This podcast is a horror movie essential listen for horror fans. The hosts are quite knowledgeable and always have fun with the films they see. From low brow trash to the great horror icons, the hosts always find humor, entertainment, or other reasons to see and discuss horror movies. Even if you plan to never see most of the movies they talk about, the energy that they have discussing horror movies will keep you interested.
But I have to reduce stars due to the inside jokes and especially the ads. Almost 4 minutes of ads in the beginning of the show is a podcast sin. They also even have 3 extra minutes of ads at the end. Lucky I always just skip the first 5 minutes of the show. Despite this major problem I still listen to the show. It’s that interesting.
Must Listen Radio
This is the horror podcast. I am a big horror fan but always learn new titles and tidbits from this crew. They have good chemistry and all have different tastes. There is something for everyone here.
love this podcast
gets me through the workday!
I’ve been listening since killer POV and the blood cast. Keep it coming guys. Great job.
This show has really helped me to find flicks that I wouldn’t have otherwise heard about, the cast is great, and it’s going in my podcast rotation permanently. Keep it up guys!!
Best scary movie pod out there
Crem de la crem
Been a fan of this crew since the Bloodcast-Killer POV days, and they continue to get better. Exciting to see how much success and influence they are having individually in the genre, now....amazing!
All things Horror
It’s like hanging with a bunch of friends in a video store and talking movies — something we don’t get much of anymore. One of my absolutely favorite podcasts.
Love these guys but...
Killer POV was the superior podcast even though I think Ryan Turek was a great add on. All of them are very knowledgeable, likable and have given me plenty of good movies to watch over the years. It seems like this podcast really has turned into mostly about blumhouse and new garbage movies. I realiZe they may have exhausted a lot of that material in the old show but they need a better mix of both new movies and old. I find myself turning off the episodes earlier and earlier and i fear I may be unsubscribing sometime in the near future.
Glad to hear I wasn't the only one that enjoyed Rebekah's deep smokers voice while she was sick.