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Horrific Recap of August 15 - 21, 2021

Updated: Jun 2, 2022

Hey there, horror fans and welcome back to Horror Junket for another Horrific Recap! It's the start of a new week and that means I got a few of last week's horror tidbits for you, and of course, if you haven't done so already, go ahead and grab your pillow tight—a little tighter now, because things are about to get all 'turn for the worse' scary up in here, as we recap some of last week's spookiest horror news. Let's go!


Sunday - August 15

FX Network and those behind the upcoming Alien television series, are in no rush to start production, instead they will take things slow and aim for a more realistic release window that blows past 2022.

According to FX Network president John Landgraf, "We want to get it right, and we’re going to take whatever time it takes to do that." Landgaf continued to say, "I have optimism that this show may well roll out in 2023."

With a second wave of COVID rearing its ugly head, those behind the project might have the right mindset taking things slow. Noah Hawley will write and act as showrunner for the untitled Alien project, Hawley already having success with Fargo, which had its season 4 premiere in 2020.


Monday - August 16

MVD Rewind Collection will bring Jack Frost and Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman, up-to-date—Jack Frost for the second time—with a new Blu-ray release packed with some extra goodies like interviews and commentary.

These two straight-to-video cult classics, with covers that haunted the horror sections of late 90s and early 2000s video rental stores, were written and directed by Michael Cooney and starred Scott MacDonald in the evil snowman role. These new Blu-ray releases will include new featurettes and audio commentary with the director, along with the original theatrical trailers for both films.

Jack Frost and Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman are up for pre-order now and will be available on Blu-ray when the Christmas season—yuck!—is in full swing on December 14.


Tuesday - August 17

Samantha Mathis and Henry Thomas join the upcoming Pet Sematary prequel, currently in development at Paramount Players.

The cast of the Pet Sematary prequel, written and directed by Lindsey Beer, continues to grow with the recent additions of Mathis and Thomas. They will star alongside Pam Grier and Jackson White who joined the cast in late June.

Plot details are still underwraps, so are production details but when all is said and done, the completed Pet Sematary prequel will stream exclusively to Paramount+.