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Horrific Recap of December 19 - 25, 2021

Welcome back to Horror Junket horror fans. It's Christmas day as I write this and I could not be more happy to be doing so. There is nothing like all this horror to keep us occupied while the Holiday cheer is at its highest. We had some good horror news come about last week and I am excited to tell you all about it in this Horrific Recap. If you haven't done so yet, go ahead and grab that fright pillow of yours tightly--a little tighter now as we look back on some of the horror that occurred last week.


December 19 - Sunday

Those behind the film Stoker Hills dropped a trailer for the film last week on YouTube.

In the town of Stoker Hills, a killer known as The Shadow is responsible for a number of the town's disappearances. With many lives at stake, it is up to two of Stoker Hills' detectives to find the missing and put a stop to the killer plaguing their town.

Directed by Benjamin Louis and written by Jonah Kuehner, Stoker Hills stars Tony Todd, Steffani Brass, David Gridley, Vince Hill-Bedford and William Lee Scott. Keep an eye out early next year when Stoker Hills releases on January 14, 2022.


December 20 - Monday

In the latest featurette dropped on the Scream YouTube channel, cast and crew sat down in front of the camera to relive their favorite memories about legend and horror icon Wes Craven.

Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Kevin Williamson and more remembered the director fondly, their memories taking them back to 1996 when the first film in the franchise was being filmed.

The next installment in the Wes Craven created saga will hit theaters next year on January 14, 2022. #ForWes


December 21 - Tuesday

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is now available digitally and if you missed it in theaters, then now is the time to enjoy it in the safety of your own home.

Released to theaters in late November, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City was a more faithful adaptation of the video games series that inspired it.

Starring Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, Donal Logue and Neal McDonough, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City can deck the halls with blood and screams, available now on various digital platforms.


December 22 - Wednesday

Gremlins is even more kid friendly now with a new show coming to HBO Max next year.

The video comes courtesy of HBO Max and is full of sneak peeks and glimpses of all the upcoming projects from the streaming service. Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is one of those projects and its sneak peek can be easily missed.

Featuring the voice work of Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, James Hong, Izaac Wang and A.J. LoCascio, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai will tell the early adventures of Sam Wing and his furry friend Gizmo as they navigate life in China.


December 23 - Thursday

Looking to add a little horror to your gaming collection? I might have just the game for you.

Vampyr, the action RPG from DONTNOD and publisher Focus Home interactive, is free for a short period of time on the Epic Games store. Players will take control of Dr. Jonathan Reid, new to being a vampire in 1918's London, whose choices can affect the outcome of the game.

Epic Games is currently offering free games every day until December 30, as part of their 15 Days of Free Games event. Be sure to act quick on Vampyr, as the game will only be available until December 24 at 8AM PST.

Writer and director Buddy Cooper is returning to the horror he created back in the 80s with a sequel, news breaking this week from a press release by OK Productions.

A sequel to 1984's The Mutilator, a film that was heavily edited due to the MPAA giving it the dreaded X rating at the time. The press release was packed with Mutilator goodies that you can go ahead and discover for yourself.

38 years after the release of the cult classic film, The Mutilator, writer/director Buddy Cooper is bringing back the bloodbath with the long awaited sequel, Mutilator 2. Starring such horror icons as Terry Kiser (Friday the 13th Part VII, From a Whisper to a Scream) and Damian Maffei (The Strangers: Prey at Night, Haunt), as well as The Mutilator alumni Ruth Martinez and Bill Hitchcock, Mutilator 2 brings together modern horror and a taste of the 80’s fun that fans loved from the original.

Filming begins in 2022, so keep your eyes on The Mutilator movie Facebook ( and Instagram (@the_mutilator_shop) pages for updates.

Fans of the first Mutilator can now let their excitement build because starting next year a second Mutilator film will be in the works. Here's to hoping that the sequel will be two times bloodier than the first.


December 24 - Christmas Eve

Rob Zombie and the cast of The Munsters wish all horror fans a very Merry Christmas in a new photo posted to the director's Instagram.

Gathered around the Christmas tree, the new cast of The Munsters which includes Daniel Roebuck (Grandpa), Jeff Daniel Phillips (Herman) and Sheri Moon Zombie (Lily), look perfect as Mockingbird Lane's spookiest family.

The Munsters has been filming since early November and director Rob Zombie has done a very fine job of keeping fans updated on his Instagram. Horror Junket of course awaits more news as The Munsters continues its production.


December 25 - Christmas Day

Last night NECA made a surprise announcement that will surely put a chill in the spirit of Christmas this year, and next year.

In their final reveal before settling in for the Christmas Eve night, NECA announced a collaboration with director Michael Dougherty, to produce a line of Krampus figures that will be fit for any horror collector's trove of terror.

Production on the line of Krampus inspired figures will begin next year, and become available for the 2022 holiday season. One can only wonder as to which figures will come about, and if we'll see figures modeled after actors Adam Scott and Toni Collette?


Thanks for tuning into Horror Junket this week. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, and for those that don't celebrate Christmas, I hope it was at the very least a pleasant day. I look forward to the new year and I wish you all the best in 2022. I'll see you back here next week with another Horrific Recap of the horror that occurred at the tail end of the year 2021. Take care horror fans.

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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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