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Horrific Recap of April 17 - 23, 2022

Hey there horror fans and welcome back to Horror Junket. It’s another beautiful week in the warming month of April and if you need some chills to go along with all that sunshine, then I have just the Horrific Recap for you. Let’s not delay this any further, go on and grab your fright pillow tight, as we take a look at some of last week’s horror starting with Easter Sunday.


 

April 17 - Easter Sunday



Some extraterrestrial sounds are coming to Fear Faire next month, with Alien Ant Farm set to rock the music event, and those lucky enough to be in attendance.


The Fear Faire Music Festival will take place at the Rio Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, hosting all kinds of shows and events for the Friday the 13th weekend.


Singer Dryden Mitchell, guitarist Terry Corso, bassist Tim Peugh and drummer Mike Cosgrove will take the stage on Saturday, May 14, marking the first time Alien Ant Farm has played together on stage in over two years. Other musical guests will include former members of Oingo Boingo, Voodoo Hacked and Glass Generation.


Tickets start at $40 for The Fear Faire weekend in Vegas, where horror fans can not only enjoy the Friday the 13th celebration, but good music as well.


 

April 18 - Monday



Lionsgate is thinking like a Blair Witch fan and asking, where are all the Blair Witch scares at?


The company hopes to resolve that problem soon, according to Jeff Snieder, who took to Twitter with the good news that Lionsgate was hard at work on more Blair Witch content.


The Blair Witch Project first gave life to the franchise back in 1999, when the film became a blockbuster success, while simultaneously propelling indie film making to the forefront of the millennium. Two sequels, four video games and a series of books under the franchise’s belt already, Blair Witch inspired content could see a big comeback, now that streaming has become the norm.



Bad news for those that were looking forward to the Mina Harker film that was in the works, unfortunately it has been cancelled.


Karyn Kusama’s project was announced back in 2020, with Blumhouse and Miramax Films set to produce the film inspired by the character from Bram Stoker's "Dracula".


Jasmine Cephas Jones was attached to star in the film, with Kusama collaborators Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi writing the script. With this Dracula related project on the outs, fans of Bram Stoker’s beloved bloodsucker will still have other Count related projects to check out, some coming out as early as next year.


 

April 19 - Tuesday



I am forever a fan of M. Night Shyamalan--ever since seeing The Sixth Sense in theater as a kid--and it's exciting to hear that filming on his next feature Knock on the Cabin, is underway.


Starring Rupert Grint, Dave Bautista and Jonathan Groff—fingers crossed for season 3 of Mindhunters—Knock at the Cabin will be M. Night Shyamalan’s fifteenth film, so far. Plot details are very much unknown at this time, it might involve a cabin, but if were lucky Shyamalan will give us more updates via Twitter.







Two auctions are currently underway for props used in Stanley Kubrick’s film, The Shining--props that would be the perfect gift for any Shining fans, but at a price.


An axe used by Jack Nicholson is currently accepting bids, along with an autographed knife used by Danny Lloyd, both currently up for auction at Gotta Have Rock and Roll’s website. The axe currently sits with a bid at $50,000, while the knife remains bid-less, with a minimum bid set at $1,000.


Both auctions will remain open for the next ten days with these props—shrouded in horror history—going to the highest bidder. Good luck!


 

April 20 - Wednesday



Production has begun on the second season of Chucky, the news having just been announced by director and creator Don Mancini, who took to Twitter—hijacking the killer doll’s personal account—to tell fans about the start of production.


Unless they were killed off last season in Chucky, everyone is expected to return for what should be an exciting and bloody round two, of the hit series from SYFY and USA Network, that should pick up right where we left off in season one.


Don Mancini has been amazing at posting to his social accounts, keeping Chucky fans in the know when it comes to most aspects of the series production, filming and editing. More is sure to come from the Child's Play creator, and every bit I hear will wind up here on Horror Junket.






If you didn't know that actress Katey Sagal is also an accomplished singer, well, now you know. In her upcoming film, Torn Hearts, Katey Sagal will use her experience as a singer, mix it with some horror and crazy, in order to bring you Harper Dutch, the country singing idol you might not want to meet.


Pay the cover charge and join the crowd, as Torn Hearts tells the tale of two aspiring country singers, Jordan and Leigh, who manage to get the address for Sagal's reclusive idol. Things take a dark turn as Harper flips the girls' lives upside down, with a plan to drive the two aspiring singers apart by any violent means necessary.


Directed by Brea Grant and written by Rachel Koller Croft, Torn Hearts will star Katey Sagal, Abby Quinn, Alexxis Lemire and Joshua Leonard. Torn Hearts will enjoy a digital release on May 20.


 

April 21 - Thursday



Recipes and meals inspired by the works of Stephen King are coming your way later this year, inspired by the stories set in the fictional Maine town of Castle Rock.


Does Pennywise have a funny taste? Will Cujo taste like chicken? A new cookbook from Theresa Carle-Sanders won't answer these questions, but it will offer plenty of tasty recipes, available in Castle Rock Kitchen.


With a foreword by the bestselling horror author himself, Castle Rock Kitchen is the perfect companion for those horror fans that like to spend quality time in the kitchen. Impress the Stephen King fans in your life with your culinary skills, and be sure to pick up Castle Rock Kitchen when it hits bookshelves on October 4, 2022.


 

April 22 - Friday



Doritos is making their flavor packed snacks just a little spookier, as they join up with Stranger Things to bring a little horror to your favorite chips.


Expected in the next couple days, Doritos will offer Stranger Things promotional bags for various Doritos flavors including Nacho Cheese, Spicy Sweet Chili, 3D Crunch Spicy Ranch and more. All Doritos purchased during the special event will offer Stranger Things fans a chance to view a special “Live from the Upside Down” concert, a music event that will be available in the summertime.


If you’re a fan of Stranger Things, or eating Doritos while watching Stranger Things, the Netflix show and snack provider have you covered, from spring until summer, so enjoy your favorite flavors of Doritos today.


 

April 23 - Saturday



McFarlane Day is coming to GameStop and those looking to get some early deals should visit the GameStop website or app today.


Creator Todd McFarlane took to his Instagram with a video that showed off three new Spawn figures, and other deals, that can be found in-store and at GameStop.com. Those that take part in McFarlane Day can get their hands on two new Spawn figures, and one new Clown figure, all inspired by the superhero Hellspawn comic series that first made its debut back in May 1992.


Coming from McFarlane Toys, fans can expect to add these figures to their Spawn collections in just a few days, when they release on April 30.


 

Well, that’s all the horror I have for you this week, horror fans, but rest assured that more horror news is on the way because lets face it, the world of horror is growing more and more with each passing day. Until next time, take care and I’ll be right here at Horror Junket, working hard on getting you all the news that goes bump in the night. Take care.

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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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