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  • Writer's pictureEric J. Cullen

A Horrific Recap of July 17 - 23, 2022

Updated: Nov 19, 2022

Hello again, and welcome back to the site that has hopefully given you a scare or two over the last couple of years. I'm glad you're here, an you're just in time for another terrifying horror refresher, filled with some the chills and thrill that went on last week. Let's not waste another minute and jump right on into the most recent Horrific Recap, as we take a look at some of the scares that occurred last week, starting with...


July 17 - Sunday

A rumor is circulating that The Boys actor, Antony Starr, could be in line to play Dracula in the upcoming Blade reboot from Marvel. If it's true, that would be a pretty good choice, if my opinion matters any.

Nothing has been confirmed yet by either the Homelander actor or those behind the Blade film, but if the rumor is true, Antony Starr could make one hell of a Dracula to go against Mahershala Ali as Blade.

With San Diego Comic-Con on the way, the rumor could be confirmed or squashed as early as this week, where Marvel will surely have more than a few panels going due to their unveiling of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. More is sure to come later this week when the popular international event kicks off in Southern California.


July 18 - Monday

It looks like Netflix is about to get spookier in a family friendly way later this year, with the premiere of Tim Burton's Wednesday and Rob Zombie's The Munsters.

No official date is set yet for the premiere of Wednesday, the new series from Tim Burton, that will center around Wednesday Addams, as she navigates life at Nevermore Academy, and the mysteries that surround the town and her family. Starring Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Riki Lindhome, Gwendoline Christie, and Christina Ricci, Wednesday is created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, and will feature the music of Danny Elfman.

Rob Zombie's The Munsters will find it ways to a Netflix premiere in September, the reboot of the zany, 1960's sitcom set to tell the early love story of how Lily met Herman. Written and Directed by Rob Zombie, The Munsters will star Jeff Daniel Phillips, Sheri Moon Zombie, Daniel Roebuck, Jorge Garcia, Dee Wallace, and Cassandra Peterson.

Some good, family friendly horror coming to Netflix just before the start of the spookiest month of them all, and just in time for Halloween. Be sure to check out Wednesday and The Munsters when they release later this year.

R.L. Stine has confirmed that more Fear Street films are in development by Netflix, the horror author sitting down with Yahoo's Y! to reveal the good news.

Having been a fan himself of the three Netflix produced films that came out last year, R.L. Stine would be excited to see more bloody films based on his work, and I don't think there is a horror fan out there that would disagree. "There's still talk about more Goosebumps movies," says Stine, "and I also hear rumors about more Fear Street movies for Netflix because the first ones did so well last summer."

Directed by Leigh Janiak, Fear Street Part One: 1994, would start the trilogy off with a release on July 2nd of last year, with the other films, Fear Street Part Two: 1978 and Fear Street Part Three: 1666, following shortly after in the same month. As someone who enjoyed the three Fear Street films, and really enjoyed the kills, I would love to see more Fear Street movies in the future.


July 19 - Tuesday

Michael Myers' time may be coming to an end this spooky season, when the current Halloween trilogy comes to end with the release of Halloween Ends.

The official trailer for the film just released on Universal Pictures' YouTube channel and it doesn't give too much away. Fans have been expecting a huge showdown between The Shape and Laurie Strode for some time now, and the official trailer promises that showdown when the film releases in October.

Directed by David Gordon Green, who co-writes the film along with Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan, and Chris Bernier, Halloween Ends will pick up four years after the events of Halloween Kills, where we saw a whole town damn near slaughtered by Michael Myers, and the birth of a new town slogan in, "Evil Dies Tonight!"

Evil did not die that night, and fans now have Halloween Ends to look forward to when the film enjoys a theatrical premiere on Friday, October 14.

Sony has confirmed the release date for the next Insidious film, and fans will have to wait until next year in order to see the evil that awaits them.

Announced just ahead of the big San Diego Comic-Con weekend, Sony has definitely given horror fans an early treat for a franchise that hasn't released a film since 2018. Patrick Wilson and Ty Simpkins will return to reprise their roles, with Patrick Wilson also filling the role as the film's director. Scott Teems will write. Insidious 5 is being produced by Jason Blum, Leigh Whannell, and James Wan.

Insidious 5 is currently in production, and though filming has not started yet, the film is looking to hit theaters next year during the summertime on Friday, July 7, 2023.


July 20 - Wednesday

The official trailer for the upcoming slasher, They/Them, has just arrived on Peacock's YouTube channel, giving fans a taste of the horror, humor, and bloodshed that is sure to come when the Peacock Original releases next month.

They/Them will tell the story of a group of LGBTQ+ campers, sent away to a week long conversion camp where they must not only survive a BS rhetoric, but a mysterious masked killer too. Produced by Blumhouse Productions, the film was shot at Camp Rutledge in Atlanta over the course of the September month last year in 2021l.

Written and directed by John Logan, They/Them is being describes as an "empowering slasher" will star Kevin Bacon, Anna Chlumsky, Carrie Preston, Theo Germaine, and Austin Crute. They/Them is set to enjoy its premiere on Peacock, next month on Friday, August 5.


July 21 - Thursday

Sarah Michelle Gellar will produce and star in a new werewolf series, the Scooby-Doo actress making a surprise appearance at the Teen Wolf: The Movie panel at San Diego Comic-Con today.

Sarah Michelle Gellar will join Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis, Paramount+, and MTV Entertainment Studios in bringing Wolf Pack to life, the series centered around Gellar's character who finds something quite interesting in the remains of a burned down forest. Wolf Pack is based on the book series by Edo Van Belkom, the first book in the series published back in 2004.

Sarah Michelle Gellar joins Armani Jackson, Bella Shepard, Chloe Rose Robertson, and Tyler Lawrence Gray, Gellar playing Kristin Ramsey, an arson investigator brought in to track down the arsonist of a large wildfire in Los Angeles County. During her investigation, she ends up uncovering a supernatural predator instead. Wolf Pack is set to release sometime later this year.


July 22 - Friday

The return of The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes will no longer be a movie(s) , but will instead become a six-episode series that will find its home on AMC+.

Announced at San Diego Comic-Con during the AMC panel, Walking Dead showrunner and producer, Scott M. Gimple, was happy to break the news to fans in attendance, but you best believe that that was not all the news that those behind the upcoming series had left to tell.

Michonne is set to return to The Walking Dead universe, and actress Danai Gurira will once again step into the familiar role that became a fan favorite immediately after her introduction to the hit television series. The new Rick Grimes/Michonne Walking Dead spin-off will be the third series currently in the works, coming to fans next year in 2023.


July 23 - Saturday

San Diego Comic Con is in full effect this weekend, and the horror news is just starting to come out.

Chucky fans will be excited to hear that a new trailer has emerged for the show's upcoming season, giving fans a first look at what the survivors from last season are up to, as well as dropping some very exciting plot details as well.

From series and Child's Play creator Don Mancini, the killer return of Chucky's second season will bring back much of the cast from season one, assuming they survived. Things look grim for the young cast who appear to be badly coping with the events of the first season. All that aside, it appears fans are still in for a humorous, blood-soaked television event, that all but guarantees that killing is a family affair.

Starring Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif, Zackary Arthur, Björgvin Arnarson, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Carina London Battrick, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise, and Devon Sawa, Chucky returns to TV on SYFY and USA Network -- later this year and just in time for Halloween -- on Wednesday, October 5.

The reboot of Blade will be coming to theaters next year, breaking news was just announced at San Diego Comic-Con during a Marvel panel in Hall H and posted to Marvel Studio's Twitter shortly after.

Mahershala Ali is still in line to play Blade and will be joined in the film by Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre. The rumor from earlier in the week about Antony Starr possibly playing the villain, Dracula, was not touched on during the panel.

Blade will be directed by Bassam Tariq and written by Stacy Osei-Kuffour, who served as a writer on HBO's Watchmen. Fans of the vampire superhero, or just Marvel films in general, can expect Blade to see a theatrical release next year on Friday, November 3, 2023.


That's the end. That's all the horror news I have for you with this week's Horrific Recap. I hope it gave you a chill or two, and if not, well now you're up to date on some of the horror coming your way. Whatever reason brings you to Horror Junket, I thank you for stopping by, and until next time, take care of yourselves and other, and I'll see you next week for another Horrific Recap, filled with all kinds of terrifying horror treats.

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ERIC J. CULLEN is a writer currently residing in California. A fan of horror since childhood, Eric spends his free time developing Horror Junket, writing screenplays, HODLING, as well as producing films in the horror genre. Eric is currently the future owner of a 1958 Plymouth Fury.

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