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Horrific Recap of August 1 - 7, 2021

Updated: Jun 2, 2022

Hey there, horror fans and welcome back! It's good to see you here today and hanging out with Horror Junket, even if it's for a moment. It's the start of a beautiful new week in horror and that means it's time for another Horrific Recap. Again, thank you for dropping by the site today because as always I am excited to get a few horror tidbits to you, even if they are a week old. If you're new, or if you haven't done so already, go ahead and grab your pillow tight—a little tighter now, because things are about to take a turn for the scary, as we recap last week's spookiest horror news.


 

Sunday - August 1



Tickets are now available for one of California's spookiest events of the year, presented by the Winchester Mystery House.


All Hallows' Eve is a brand new seasonal event offered by the Winchester Mystery House for the Halloween holiday. The spooky festivities take place on select nights, starting in September and going until the spookiest day of the year. The All Hallows’ Eve event will feature a new tour called Lost In The House Tour, a paranormal investigative adventure that may, or may not, divulge all the secrets inside the house. Uncovering those secrets is up to you.


Families not looking to think too hard, or have the smaller ones in tow may want to check out the family-friendly Jack O’ Lantern Trail, which will take place in the Victorian Gardens of the historical mystery mansion. All Hallows' Eve, presented by the Winchester Mystery House is sure to be a hit for the upcoming spooky season, so don't miss out. Tickets can be purchased, here.


 

Monday - August 2



More horror figures come your way, this time from Rob Zombie's directorial debut House of 1000 Corpses.


Four more figures have been announced during the Trick Or Treat Streaming Event at Comic-Con, which means Sid Haig's Captain Spaulding action figure—which is set to arrive later this year in November—will be followed by the release of his hellbilly friends and family. Otis, Baby Firefly, The Professor, and Doctor Satan will be given the action figure treatment, the figures not yet available for pre-order but set to release next year.


 

Tuesday - August 3



It seems Universal Pictures is more focused on the side characters from some of Hollywood's biggest names in horror, and Dracula's crazed assistant R. M. Renfield, is the latest to get some attention.


Nicholas Hoult will star in Universal’s Dracula spinoff film Renfield, a film that will be based on the insane asylum patient that falls under the spell of Dracula. Not much is known about the plot of the film but we do know Chris McKay will direct the film written by Ryan Ridley, based off an original story outline from Robert Kirkman. Will this film tie in with other Universal Monster films in production? I couldn't say.


 

Wednesday - August 4