Last week, the hosts of horror podcast Killer POV surprised their listeners by declaring that the most recent edition of the much beloved GeekNation show would also be the last. But it was announced today that, like one of those seemingly unkillable terror tale psychos, the three-presenter team of Rebekah McKendry, Rob Galluzzo, and Elric Kane is anything but dead. In fact, the trio are returning from their extremely brief spell in the podcasting afterlife to host a new horror genre-themed show called Shock Waves, starting May 11. This venture will be the first show on the newly launched Blumhouse Podcast Network. McKendry is editor in chief at Blumhouse.com while Galluzzo is the horror website’s senior editor.
There were clues that the trio intended to carry on podcasting together. For example, on the Killer POV page at GeekNation, the “final” show was accompanied by an image from the poster for 1993’s Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, the ninth but — as it transpired — very much the not final entry in the Jason Voorhees-featuring franchise.
Launched in 2013, Killer POV gained a reputation for its hosts’ informed — if at times idiosyncratic and even inebriated — opinions, and for playing a crucial role in helping to promote such indie-horror films as Joe Begos’ Almost Human and Jeremy Gardner’s zombie fable, The Battery. The podcast could also claim an impressive list of guests, which included directors Neil Marshall (The Descent), Karyn Kusama (The Invitation), Ti West (House of the Devil), and Richard Stanley (Hardware). The podcast recently won a Rondo Award — a “horror” Oscar, in effect — for Best Multi-Media Site.
The Blumhouse Podcast Network is also in development on a variety of scripted and non-scripted programs which will launch later this year.