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Horrific Recap of December 5 - 11, 2021

Welcome back to Horror Junket all you fans of horror! I guess it is about that time for another Horrific Recap. Even though it's December and the winter is sure to come sometime, that doesn't mean horror slows down. We had a lot of horror movie and horror gaming news last week so lets jump right on into it by grabbing your fright pillow tight--a little tighter now as we look back on some of the horror that occurred last week.


December 5 - Sunday

Those behind the upcoming Morbius film have dropped a new video on YouTube, a video that gives fans a sneak peek of biochemist Michael Morbius' transformation into the vampire Marvel legend that fans know and love.

Morbius is directed by Daniel Espinosa and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, based on the character created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane. Starring Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Matt Smith and Tyrese Gibson, Morbius will enjoy its theatrical release next year on January 28, 2022.


December 6 - Monday

Dave Bautista teams up with M. Night Shyamalan, for the director's next feature film titled Knock at the Cabin.

Bautista will star in the new project from the award-winning filmmaker, somehow finding time in his already busy schedule that will see him in Knives Out 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Details of Knock at the Cabin are slim at this. There is no word on the plot or what Dave Bautista's role will be in the film.

Knock at the Cabin will be released through Universal when its release date comes in February of 2023.

Kim Dickens will return as a series regular for season eight of Fear the Walking Dead.

The popular spin-off series that takes place right as the zombie apocalypse unfolds, last saw Kim Dickens' Madison Clark in season four, where she heroically sacrificed herself so others in her group could escape. Madison Clark was presumed dead.

Begin in the second half of Fear the Walking Dead's seventh season, fans can expect to see the return of Madison Clark and then follow her story into the eighth season.


December 7 - Tuesday

In a recent sit down with Variety, Kyle Richards let it be known that her character Lindsey Wallace, will be returning for round three against Michael Myers in Halloween Ends.

“When my character didn’t die, I was like, ‘Uhh, hello!' I can’t talk about any storylines, but all I can say is that we start filming in January, and I’m so excited to return with Jamie Lee Curtis and David Gordon Green,” say Richards as she confirms her return to the franchise and a start to filming that begins next year in January.


December 8 - Wednesday

Mickey Rourke puts the boxing gloves down for a bit, to star in a WWII horror movie called WarHunt.

Set in 1945, WarHunt will tell the story of Major Johnson (Rourke) who, along with his group, must venture into the German black forest to retrieve intel from a downed aircraft. The soldiers encounter a deadly, supernatural force, a power aiding the Nazis, that they must terminate the evil above all else.

Directed by Mauro Borrelli, who co-wrote the film along with Reggie Keyohara III and Scott Svatos, WarHunt will also star Jackson Rathbone, Josh Burdett, Lou Stassen and Robert Knepper. WarHunt will be released next year on January 21, 2022.


December 9 - Thursday

Fans of a certain video game horror author might want to get their flashlights ready because round two was just announced!

That's right, Alan Wake fans. I know you've been patiently awaiting this game like I have, and now we can rest assured because Alan Wake II is in development. Not much was revealed in the short video from Remedy Entertainment and Epic Games but fans can expect Alan Wake II sometime in 2023. Sadly, it will be one more year until we get to once again take control of the horror author but at least we know the game is in development.

Alicia Silverstone may love animals but how does she feel about sharks?

No doubt in my mind that Silverstone loves all animals or she wouldn't be starring in writer and director Le-Van Kiet's upcoming shark film, The Requin. Silverstone and co-star James Tupper find themselves in an ocean of trouble when they become stranded at sea on their floating villa. What happens though when they lose their ability to stay afloat and the sharks start closing in?

Also starring Kameron Hood, Deirdre O'Connell, Jennifer Mudge, Danny Chung and Kha Mai, The Requin will be available in theaters and digitally on January 28, 2022.


December 10 - Friday

Gun Interactive announced at The Game Awards that a team-based multiplayer video game, based off the film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is currently in the works.

Several different killers, including Leatherface will be available for gamers to choose, teaming up with do what? No one knows quite yet. Still early in its development, or the developers are keeping their cards close to their chest, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game will feature killers from the popular film franchise, as well as new characters created just for the new game.

Details are still non-existent but there is good news that Kane Hodder will be assisting in the chainsaw-wielding role he made famous. Don't hold your breath for this year, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre could be available on PC and current-gen consoles as early as 2022.


December 11 - Saturday

Casting for Mike Flanagan's The Fall of the House of Usher has been announced and the line up is looking pretty stacked.

Frank Langella, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly and Mark Hamill will take part in the eight episode adaptation of the work by Edgar Allan Poe. Fresh off his success with Midnight Mass that had a stellar premiere on Netflix, it's only right that Flanagan chose Poe as his next venture, having already made magic with the works of Stephen King and Shirley Jackson.

I'm surprised that the casting announcements for Kate Siegel and Henry Thomas haven't been made already as I am most sure that they will turn up in some capacity, due to the fact that this is a Mike Flanagan feature.

Still in the early stages of production, The Fall of the House of Usher will premiere some time next year on Netflix.


Well, there you are horror fans. I hope you enjoyed this rundown of some of the horror that occurred last week. I will admit, some of those recaps have my interest piqued. As the month of December continues on, I can guarantee you that more horror is on the way. Join Horror Junket again when this current week ends, and you'll surely have a spooky treat waiting for you. Until next time, take care. You'll find me enjoying the summer-like weather still plaguing California.

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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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