A Horrific Recap of July 3 - 9, 2022
Updated: Nov 19, 2022
Hey there horror fans, good to see you, and welcome back to Horror Junket. As always, I have that scare filled Horrific Recap for you that will prepare you should any horror pop quizzes come your way. A lot of good horror occurred last week so let's not waste another minute. Go on and grab your fright pillow tight, as we begin our look back at last week's spooks and chills starting with...
July 3 - Sunday
Prey is the latest film to come out of the Predator franchise and it won't be the last according to Prey director Dan Trachtenberg, who linked up with Phil de Semlyen of Time Out.
"There are a lot of exciting ideas for what could be next for the franchise," says the Prey director, "The things that most excite me are the boldest swings and I think there's scope to do other things that haven't been done before."
Prey will enjoy its premiere on Hulu next month, opening up a wide possibility of ways to tell more stories set in the Predator universe. Sure, there could be more theatrical Predator releases, but it would be real cool to see a limited series, maybe even an animated show or two. Given the success and evolution of streaming and the services they provide, a number of Predator related projects could come to fruition in the future.
The Predator franchise sticks to Earth again with Prey, but the time and setting have severely changed with the character of Naru, a young Comanche warrior, who goes against the trophy-seeking, skilled extraterrestrial. Written by Patrick Aison, Prey will star Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, Stormee Kipp, Michelle Thrush and Julian Black Antelope.
July 4 - 4th of July
More scares begin streaming tomorrow on Shudder, bringing some much-needed chills and cold sweats to your already hotter than hot summer.
Start your day off right with a horror binge, where Shudder has you covered with three new releases that are sure to bring some decades old scares your way with The Burning, Meatcleaver Massacre, and Mansion of the Doomed. Whether it's a burn victim seeking revenge, a college professor with murder on the mind, or a surgeon with an eye for experimental surgeries, your Monday won’t be without scares when these three feature films get their Shudder premieres.
Finally, also being released tomorrow will be the Argentinian horror film, On the 3rd Day, directed by Daniel de la Vega and written by Alberto Fasce and Gonzalo Ventura. The film will tell the story of Cecilia, a woman found wandering alone three days after a horrible car crash, who finds herself with more frightening questions than answers. Shudder brings all this horror and more, starting tomorrow July 5.
Scream Factory is doing what they do best and giving three films of horror the 4K Ultra Hi-Def Collector's Edition treatment, that only Scream Factory can provide.
John Carpenter's classic The Fog is first up with a release coming in the next couple months, even though the extra features for the Collector's Edition are still being produced. Coming with an exclusive 18" x 24" poster, this 4K UHD edition of The Fog will be one for the movie collectors and available in other editions that include extra goodies for a price.
Army of Darkness and Evil Dead will get the same treatment from Scream Factory, with releases that will come later and include their own exclusive posters and special features. All three films can be pre-ordered now over at Scream Factory's site, with The Fog releasing on September 13 and Army of Darkness and Evil Dead following shortly after, with a release date on September 27.
The writer's room for Stranger Things 5 will open here shortly and Collinder has the exclusive after they had a chat with Stranger Things creators, Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer.
“We're going to take a little vacation in July,” says Stranger Things co-creator, Ross Duffer, who finishes saying, “and then we're going to come back. I know that the writer's room is going to start in that first week of August.”
With the fourth season wrapping up earlier in the month of July with the release of the last two episodes, fans are eager to know how the series will conclude, and those behind the show are eager to tell that story. Getting over a billion views since its release, the ending to Stranger Things 4 only shows how popular the hit Netflix series is, and just how big the fifth and final season will be.
July 5 - Tuesday
More rumors have surfaced about Neve Campbell's hush hush return to the Scream franchise, this time fueled by Instagram user bambitchwentdown.
"Neve will allegedly be filming her scenes for Scream 6 on 28 July through to 30 July," says bambitchwentdown, further saying, "It appears that if Neve really has signed on for the project, they are trying to keep her signing back on a secret as a surprise the fans."
This isn't the only rumor to come out about Neve's return to the franchise. Just last week we had the first rumors surface that said the actress had signed on for Scream 6 and Scream 7, with a much larger role promised in the latter film. I for one, will be happy to see the return of Sidney Prescott. I think it's a mistake to make a Scream film without her, and until the character is killed off, Sidney should have at the very least a cameo, in every Scream film going forward.
July 6 - Wednesday
Am I a Munsters fan? I have been since I was a child. Am I fan of what Rob Zombie is doing with one of TV's spookiest families? You bet I am!
The new poster for Rob Zombie's upcoming feature film, The Munsters, has the heads of the Munster family standing outside their cooky mansion, the whole poster a colorful spectacle for the eyes. Filming for The Munsters gets closer to the end, with the film eyeing a release for later this year.
Written and directed by Rob Zombie, The Munsters will star Jeff Daniel Phillips, Sheri Moon Zombie, Daniel Roebuck, Cassandra Peterson and Dee Wallace.
Can fans expect the release of a trailer soon? Going off how these things usually go, an official poster release is at most times followed by the release of a trailer. It would be safe to say that my anticipation for the film continues to grow and I cannot wait for The Munsters' release later this year.
Move over Sam and Dean, it's time for mom and dad to have their stories told when The Winchesters premieres on the CW later this year in October.
Developed by Supernatural star Jensen Ackles and his wife, Danneel Ackles, The Winchesters will tell of how the parents of Sam and Dean Winchester came to be, and how they got into their demon hunting ways. The series will be directed by Glen Winter with Robbie Thompson writing the prequel series. Drake Rodger, Meg Donnelly, and Bianca Kajlich will star in the upcoming series, with Jensen Ackles serving as narrator for the show.
The Winchesters will premiere on the CW later in the year on October 11.
July 7 - Thursday
Hollywood legend James Caan has passed away today, the iconic actor known for his horror roles in Misery and Santa's Slay, leaves behind an even bigger legacy with films like The Godfather, El Dorado and the kinda holiday classic, Elf.
Working with some of the biggest and brightest stars in the movie industry, James Caan would live the ups and downs of a Hollywood star, facing the harsh realities of life, along with the good, gaining recognition and award nominations for his work in films and television. 1971 and 1972 were good years for Caan as far as awards were concerned, the actor winning an Emmy for his portrayal of Brian Piccolo in Brian’s Song, and a nomination for Best Supporting Actor as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather.
In the 1980s James Caan considered retirement, and in 1990 he would come back in a big way, taking the role of Paul Sheldon in Rob Reiner’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, Misery. The film was a hit and James Caan’s plans of retirement were dashed, with the actor continuing to work in Hollywood up until his last days. James Caan was 82 when he passed.
The cast and crew of The Munsters are done filming and back home in the US, after shooting took place in Budapest over the last few months.
Writer and director Rob Zombie took to his Instagram to post about the crew's touchdown back at home, a post that should also excite fans for the film's upcoming work in post-production, as it readies for a release later this year. Those that have been following the rocker/director's Instagram have had the joy of following The Munsters’ filming journey, with Rob Zombie posting cast updates, behind the scenes photos, and all kinds of production goodies from the upcoming film.
Starring Jeff Daniel Phillips, Sheri Moon Zombie, Daniel Roebuck, Cassandra Peterson and Dee Wallace, The Munsters moves from filming and onto post-production, for what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting, family-friendly films of the year.
July 8 - Friday
A new line of toys is coming your way and if you're a collector, you might want to pay attention to these upcoming toys just announced by Netflix Geeked, that will feature an "Upside Down Remix" you never saw coming.
Available now for pre-order over at Target's website, a new line of action figures from Playmates Toys will be released in two sets, featuring your favorite characters from Stranger Things and the comic inspired Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Leader of the turtles, Leonardo, teams up with the telekinetic Eleven, in one of two sets that will set you back $40. Raphael and Hopper will be included in the second set and cost the same, both sets having no concrete release date just yet.
Also available for pre-order at Target will be one of McFarland Toys latest renditions of Spawn, Manga Spawn. The 7" figure complete with a sword and shield is a Target Exclusive Spawn figure that will be available later this year.
If you were one of the lucky ones to catch 2020’s low-budget shark film, Ouija Shark, and are following along with the production of the sequel, then I have some exciting news for you!
A trailer for Ouija Shark 2 has emerged and is available to view over on Deadline. From Wild Eye Releasing, Ouija Shark 2 will once again see the demonic shark wreak havoc on the lives of those that only want to put an end to the shark’s evil. However, this time around, Ouija Shark has some larger monsters to fight as well. Taking inspiration from Godzilla and other Japanese kaiju monster films, Ouija Shark 2 will enjoy a theatrical release in Japan next month in August. As for a North American release, no word yet.
July 9 - Saturday
Filming ends on Mike Flanagan's current project, The Fall of the House of Usher, the director taking to Twitter to let his followers know the good news, and to also share some kind words about those that have worked with him over the last few years.
No photos, just words as the Hill House director started his tweet by saying, “A few minutes ago we wrapped production on THE FALL OF THE HOUSE USHER, closing a huge chapter of my life. I’ve worked in Vancouver almost nonstop since BLY MANOR in 2019. We made 4 series in 3 years, only taking a short break for the COVID lockdown in early 2020.”
The Midnight Mass director continued for eight more tweets, were he praised his crew for all their dedication and hard work, with the hopes that they get to work together again in the future. Having made his home in Vancouver for the duration of his series’ productions, Flanagan was also thankful to the Canadian city and its residents, ending his tweet with #thatsawrap. It is indeed a wrap for The Fall of the House of Usher, a series that has endured a few setbacks, only to now move forward in its pursuit of a release date, which could be as early as this year.
Thanks for stopping by Horror Junket today, I hope it was as scary for you as it was for me. Should any horror pop quizzes come your way, you should be able to pass at least with a B+ now, given all you read in this week's Horrific Recap, a look back on some of the horror that occurred last week. Stop by again through out the week, catch up on some scary news and don't forget to take care of yourself and others. See you next time.