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Horrific Recap of February 13 - 19, 2022

Updated: Jul 25, 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