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Horrific Recap of January 2 - 8, 2022

Updated: Jun 2, 2022

Happy New Year horror fans! Welcome back to Horror Junket! If you're here for your weekly refresher of some of the horror that occurred last week, then you've come to the right place. I happen to have a new Horrific Recap for you that will put a chill in your new year. If you haven't done so already grab your item of comfort tight—tighter, as we dive into the horror that was last week.


 

January 2 - Sunday



Nicolas Cage sat down with Variety's Awards Circuit podcast to discuss his latest role as Dracula in the upcoming Universal film, Renfield.


The Face/Off actor is no stranger to playing vampires, having done so in Vampire's Kiss, a horror comedy directed by Robert Bierman and also starring Maria Conchita Alonso and Jennifer Beals. Cage, even with his experience, has been looking at other film versions of the Count for inspiration.


“I looked at Bela Lugosi’s performance, and then I looked at Frank Langella’s performance, I looked at Gary’s performance in uncle’s movie, which I think it’s just so sumptuous. Every frame is a work of art,” says Cage about his preparation for the upcoming role. "I want it to pop in a unique way from how we’ve seen it played, so I’m thinking to really focus on the movement of the character. You know, I saw Malignant and I thought what she did with those moves—and even Ringu with Sadako… I want to look at what we can explore with this movement and voice."


Nicolas Cage will star alongside Nicholas Hoult, Awkwafina and Ben Schwartz in the horror comedy, Renfield, directed by Chris McKay and written by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ridley.


 

January 3 - Monday


Vampfather is ready to sink its teeth into audiences when it releases tomorrow across various digital platforms.


Written and directed by Stuart Paul, Vampfather is a low-budget horror film that tells the story of a vampiress, suffering from the loss of her family, who becomes embroiled in a fight to catch a killer before the blame falls on her.


Starring Danny Trejo, Tom Sizemore, Alix Villaret, Stan Harrington and Julia Conley, Vampfather is set to enjoy its US premiere tomorrow, available through Video On Demand.


 

January 4 - Tuesday



Resident Evil: Village takes Game of the Year at the 2021 Steam Awards, beating out competition like the flawed Cyberpunk 2077, and the latest drop in the always beautiful looking car franchise, Forza Horizon 5.


In its sixth year running, the Steam Awards continue to give honors and awards to games it feels have earned the respect of gamers worldwide. While Forbes announced It Takes Two as its GOTY, and PCGamer did the same with Valheim, Steam Awards did right by honoring a truly horrifying Resident Evil experience.