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Horrific Recap of February 20 - 26, 2022

Updated: Jul 25, 2022

Welcome back to Horror Junket! We're almost at the end of February and going right on into the month of March, but before we get there we have some horror news from last week to reflect on. That's right, I feel a Horrific Recap coming on! If you haven't done so yet, go on and grab that fright pillow tight--tighter now as we take a look at all the screams and chills from last week beginning with Sunday, February 20th.


February 20 - Sunday

Last year NECA announced that it was once again setting its sights on John Carpenter's sci-fi/horror classic The Thing, giving fans a Halloween treat with an early look at the dog figure they had planned for collectors and fans. With even better news today, NECA took to Instagram to show off the two new figures in all their gory and mutated glory.

The alien infected sled dog that makes a break from the Norwegians, only to infect another outpost on the Antarctic continent, will get two highly detailed figures that will feature the dog in various stages of its alien transformation. One figure will feature the infected pooch as it begins its transformation with spider-like legs and all. The second figure will feature the sled dog in its more advanced stage of transformation, complete with alien tentacles and all.

Revealed as part of its Toy Fair 2022 line of collectibles, NECA considers the two dog figures from The Thing, works in progress that could see a release as early as this year.


February 21 - Monday

The dark comedy/horror Heckle will make its way to audiences in March, when the film enjoys a digital release from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Starring Clark Gable III, Guy Combes, Madison Clare and Steve Guttenberg, Heckle will tell that story of comedian Joe Johnson, played by Combes, who falls victim to Clark Gable III's clown masked and extremely dangerous heckler, who stalks Joe at a phoneless 80's themed party. Well known for his comedic roles in the Police Academy films, Steve Guttenberg makes a small appearance as a past comedian and inspiration for Joe Johnson.

Directed by Martyn Pick and written by Airell Anthony Hayles, Heckle enjoyed its virtual FrightFest premiere back in October of 2020, and is set to enjoy a wider release when it hits digital platforms next month on March 8.


February 22 - Tuesday

Jamie Lee Curtis takes to Instagram to announce her last day on the franchise that she helped to create back in 1978.

That's right Halloween fans, Jamie Lee Curtis has signed off as her beloved character Laurie Strode, as filming comes to an end for Halloween Ends. The third film in the David Gordon Green and Danny McBride revival will wrap up the story of Laurie Strode and her more than 40 year fight to survive Michael Myers.

One could feel that love and appreciation Jamie Lee Curtis has for her fans and the Halloween franchise. She thanked her creative team and the producers that once again made Halloween a top scare in horror. She gushed about her co-stars and her Strode Strong women, while also thanking the man currently under the mask, James Jude Courtney.