• Eric J. Cullen

Horrific Recap of January 23 - 29, 2022

Welcome back to Horror Junket everyone! I have another horror rundown for you horror fans, and that includes plenty of movie trailers, some new award nominations, and the horror coming soon to gamers. I won't blab on too much, in fact, let's get into it with another Horrific Recap, that will look back at some of the horror that occurred last week.


 

January 23 - Sunday



The Horror Writers Association has announced their Preliminary Ballot for the 2021 Bram Stoker Awards and voting will begin in the next few days.


Active and Lifetime Members will vote to form the Final Ballot for this year's Bram Stoker Awards, a ceremony that honors works of horror in many different categories. No nominees have been announced yet, but with the anticipation of a Final Ballot at the end of February, the excitement is building. Voting is set to begin on January 26 and will go into the month of February, when a Final Ballot is set to be revealed on or around February 23.


Past winners and nominees of the Bram Stoker Awards include world-renowned authors like Stephen King, Thomas Harris, Anne Rice, Peter Straub and Chuck Palahniuk, as well as newer authors in the genre of horror like Joe Hill, Christopher Rice and Caitlin R. Kiernan.


 

January 24 - Monday



Dead by Daylight drops the official trailer for another Saw debut on their popular survival horror game, an addition that is sure to be a horrific and bloody time.


Players of Dead by Daylight will be able to complete more quests that will unlock new Memories, Logs, Cinematics, Charms and Bloodpoints as they play. Memories and Logs will further expand on the stories of The Observer, Amanda Young and David Trapp.


Saw first saw its Dead by Daylight premiere back in 2018 with the addition of Killer Amanda Young, Survivor David Trapp and a map of the Gideon Meatpacking Plant to survive or kill on. Set to release here in the next few days, Dead by Daylight's Saw Archives Tome 10 will be available across all platforms like PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch on January 26, 2022.


 

January 25 - Tuesday



The trailer for Monstrous has dropped and things are looking absolutely chilling for Christina Ricci's new horror film.


Having fled an abusive relationship with her young son in tow, Christina Ricci will star as Laura, a mother who only wants to make a happy life for her and her son, Cody. Things take a dark turn however, when Cody makes a new supernatural friend, a friend who doesn't quite get along with Laura.


Directed by Chris Sivertson and written by Carol Chrest, Monstrous will also star Santino Barnard, Don Baldaramos, Lew Temple and Colleen Camp. The film is still in post-production and is due to arrive in theaters later this year.





Jamie Lee Curtis takes to Instagram to give Halloween fans a peek at Laurie Strode, back for a round three, as filming gets underway on Halloween Ends.


Filming in Savannah, Georgia, the third film in the new Halloween trilogy from director David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, will take place four years after the events in Halloween Kills. With the words, "OLD DOG" "NEW TRICKS" accompanying the photo, it will very interesting to see what is in store for the horror icon, in the film that will mark her goodbye to the series.


Yes, the story of Laurie Strode will find its ending with Halloween Ends, a fate that has been well known to fans of the new trilogy since the start. That's not to say that the character of Laurie dies, but at this point who knows?


Halloween Ends is currently filming in Savannah, Georgia and is expected to release later this year on October 14, 2022.


 

January 26 - Wednesday



After making its premiere at Sundance and Sitges, The Cursed is ready to make its theatrical debut next month. Before that happens though, those behind the film have given us a small treat to enjoy.


Originally titled Eight for Silver, The Cursed will tell the story of a small village in 19th-century France, and pathologist John McBride, who has been sent to stop the horrors that plague the village.


Written and directed by Sean Ellis, The Cursed will star Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, Alistair Petrie, Roxane Duran and Nigel Betts. Be sure to keep an eye on theater listings for The Cursed when it begins its theatrical rollout on February 18, 2022.


 

January 27 - Thursday



Jamie Lee Curtis took to her Instagram once again, this time to post an endearing photo from the set of Halloween Ends.


Sitting at the bar in full Laurie Strode mode, Jamie Lee Curtis is flanked by her onscreen granddaughter Andi Matichak, and two-time Michael Myers survivor, Kyle Richards. Accompanied by the words, "TOGETHER TILL THE END!" and a date that will get Halloween fans excited, the photo is one of the softer moments that will come from the film, set to release later this year in October.


Currently filming at the moment, Halloween Ends will wrap up the David Gordon Green directed trilogy, bringing the story of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers to an end...maybe.


 

January 28 - Friday



Jenna Ortega sat down with Evan Nicole Brown from The Hollywood Reporter to discuss her upcoming school shooting film, The Fallout, but things took a turn for horror when the topic turned to Scream and Ortega's upcoming, Wednesday.


The Scream actress was asked if she was feeling pressure for portraying such a well known character and in response Ortega had this to say, "The thing is, there are several different paths that anyone could have taken for this character. We’ve never seen Wednesday Addams as a teenage girl, so some of her harsh mannerisms may come off as hilarious when she’s younger, but as you get older, how much of that can you get away with? Or how do you keep that at the forefront of her personality without people growing to dislike her or find her annoying? So just trying to balance that … I’ve never felt so much pressure on a job, and I’m trying to keep my cool."


Last seen in the fifth Scream film, which released this month on the 14th, Jenna Ortega has been quite busy in the genre of horror. She can next be seen in Netflix's Addams Family spin-off Wednesday, a new series that will follow Wednesday Addams as she navigates her social life, high school and her spooky family. Be sure to also look out for Jenna Ortega in the upcoming rock horror film from The Foo Fighters, Studio 666 and Ti West's X.


 

January 29 - Saturday



Writer and director Julia Marchese has an update for those following the development of her short film, I Know What You Need.


Currently in post-production, the short film adapted from the Stephen King short story published in Cosmopolitan back in September of 1976, is in the process of being edited together to "craft the mood" that those behind I Know What You Need are looking for.

Julia Marchese and editor Richard A. Dominicus have been working side by side to establish a rough cut of the film as post-production continues.


Starring Caroline Goldenberg, William Champion, Colin McKechnie and Giovanna Drummond, I Know What You Need will tell the twisted love story of college student Elizabeth and the rather odd Edward, who seems to know exactly what Elizabeth wants.


 

That's all the horror I have for you this week horror fans. We start the month of February with the coming of next week, and you can be sure that the horror will follow. I'll see you back here next week for another Horrific Recap and be sure to check out the rest of Horror Junket for horror that can't be found in the Horrific Recap. Take care horror fans and I'll see you next Sunday.

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