• Eric J. Cullen

Horrific Recap of February 13 - 19, 2022

Can you feel it in the air? No, it's not all the love because of Valentine's Day. It's all the spine-tingling frights that are soon to come as we rundown last week with another Horrific Recap. Thank you for stopping by Horror Junket again and as always the frights are just around the corner. If you haven't done so already go ahead and grab that fright pillow tight--a little tighter now--as we take a look at last week's scares and terror, starting with the biggest American holiday ever, Super Bowl LVI!


February 13 - Super Bowl Sunday

A sad announcement came early in the day that acclaimed director and producer Ivan Reitman had passed away.

Born in 1946 in Komárno, Czechoslovakia, Ivan Reitman and his family would arrive in Canada as refugees, with not much else known about Reitman's early life. In college at McMasters, Ivan Reitman would get into directing and producing, making numerous short films while at the college. Keeping with what he had learned, Reitman would go on to direct and produce some blockbuster hits, as well as some cult classic films, that would starred Hollywood greats like Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.

Ivan Reitman's success in Hollywood would become the story of legends, his films becoming blockbusters and home video staples in the 1980/1990 family homes. If Reitman wasn't directing the film, there was a good chance he was attached as a producer. Ivan Reitman had a hand in a lot of the films that so-called 90's kids would grow up with. Film's like Ghostbusters, Kindergarten Cop, Beethoven, Stripes and Twins, all films with that signature Reitman touch, would become family favorites that would only help further the director's legacy, even now and for years to come.


February 14 - Valentine's Day

Don't blink or you'll miss it. A first look at the upcoming series Interview with the Vampire, can be seen in a small video from AMC and its streaming service AMC+.

Mixed in with a bunch of other AMC titles that will soon premiere as well, the really quick snippet of Interview with the Vampire offers a look at Louis and Lestat, in the soon to come series based on the novel from Anne Rice.

Premiering on AMC+ later this year, a new telling of Interview with the Vampire will emerge with Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid and Bailey Bass in the lead roles. Created by Rolin Jones, who will produce along with Alan Taylor, Mark Johnson and Christopher Rice, Interview with the Vampire will premiere on AMC+ sometime later this year.


February 15 - Tuesday

Recent news about A Quiet Place Part III is exciting to say the least, but don't expect to see the film this year or even next year.

During a Paramount investor event, John Krasinski did say that a third Quiet Place film is in the works, but don't expect to see a finished product until 2025. At this time, A Quiet Place Part III is nothing more than a thought in the minds of the creators, with Krasinski keeping plot details, casting choices production roles close to the chest.

At the same time, a Quiet Place spinoff film is currently in the works with director Michael Sarnoski at the helm. The film is expected to arrive in theaters some time in 2023.


February 16 - Wednesday

MTV's Teen Wolf: The Movie ramps up pre-production with a cast announcement that is sure to excite fans.

Tyler Posey is set to return as Scott McCall in the TV movie, along with co-stars Holland Roden, Crystal Reed, Colton Haynes and Linden Ashby set to return as well. Unfortunately some fans will be disappointed as it appears a few names have been left out. As this time, don't expect a return from Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin or Arden Cho.

Written and produced by Jeff Davis, Teen Wolf: The Movie is still in early pre-production. No premiere date is known yet but keep those fingers crossed because it could be as early as this year.


February 17 - Thursday

Texas Chainsaw Massacre has its Netflix debut tomorrow, and I for one am excited to see a new chapter in the legacy only Leatherface could cut.

A new group of victims will find themselves in the wrong part of Texas, where they cross paths with the most bloodthirsty of the Sawyer bunch, in what is being called a "requel" to the 1974 horror hit The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Directed by David Blue Garcia and written by Chris Thomas Devlin, based on a story from Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, Texas Chainsaw Massacre will star Sarah Yarkin, Elsie Fisher, Jacob Latimore, Moe Dunford and Mark Burnham.


February 18 - Friday

Sorry horror fans, you won't be able to view this one without going over to YouTube and signing in, but I assure you the extra keystrokes and mouse clicks will be worth it, just so you can check out the Studio 666 red band trailer.

It's the Foo Fighters like you've never seen them before. I've always known that these guys were a fun bunch and the latest trailer for their upcoming horror flick shows just that. The gore and laughs will be plenty with this fresh new, feature film venture that was made during the COVID lockdown.

Directed by BJ McDonnell and written by Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes, based on a story from Dave Grohl, Studio 666 will star Foo Fighter's Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, and Chris Shiflett, as well as up and coming horror star Jenna Ortega. Studio 666 is set to arrive in theaters later this month on February 25.


February 19 - Saturday

For all of those that like to put in the extra effort with their collectibles, NECA is looking out for you with this next one.

Well, maybe not all of you, but at least the ones that will be lucky enough to get their hands on Universal's ancient Egyptian monster, The Mummy, when it releases later this year in June.

NECA's The Mummy accessory set will come with two items that will add some fun and realism to your horror photography. Included in the accessory set will be a 9 inch sarcophagus and a two inch tall Egyptian chest. Currently available for pre-order now at multiple retailers, The Mummy accessory set can be yours for $48 with shipping beginning as early as August 2022.


That's all the terror I have for you this week horror fans, and I thank you for tuning into the site this week. There's been some good horror to come our way since the beginning of the year, and you can be sure that the scares will continue as we near the end of February. Be sure to stop by again next week, where I'll have another Horrific Recap waiting for you and until then, enjoy the new chapter in the Texas Chainsaw franchise and stay spooky.

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