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Horrific Recap of January 30 - February 5, 2022

Updated: Jul 25, 2022

Hey there horror fans and welcome back to Horror Junket for another rundown on the horror that occurred last week. This will be the last Horrific Recap for the month of January, and look how fast this year is going by, as we move onto a spooky February this coming Tuesday. Alright horror fans, if you haven't done so yet, grab that fright pillow tight--tighter now, as we take a look back at the horror that occurred last week.


January 30 - Sunday

Watcher, which enjoyed its Sundance premiere not too long ago, has been acquired by IFC Films for distribution, with Shudder along for the ride, providing the film with a streaming premiere on its service.

Written and directed by Chloe Okuno, who co-wrote the film along with Zack Ford, Watcher tells the story of Julia, a young woman who moves to Romania with her fiance when he finds better employment. Finding herself alone most of the day, Julia can't shake the feeling that she is being watched from afar.

Starring Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman and Burn Gorman, Watcher will most likely be available to watch in theaters later this year, while enjoying a digital release sometime after its theatrical release.


January 31 - Monday

Filming for the upcoming sequel Hocus Pocus 2 is complete and even better, a released window has been revealed.

Doug Jones took to Twitter to excitedly announce, “That’s a wrap on HOCUS POCUS 2!!!” while also telling his followers that his kooky zombie character, Billy Butcherson, “will see you this October 2022 on your Disney+!!”

The tweet has since been deleted from the actor's Twitter page but the fact remains that fans, old and new, will be able to check out Hocus Pocus 2 when it releases on Disney+ this Halloween season.


February 1 - Tuesday

Billy Summers, a limited series based on the crime novel by Stephen King, is in the works with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot onboard to produce. Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz will help bring the project to life with Zwick attached to direct the series that could range between 6 and 10 episodes. No word yet on the role author Stephen King will have in the project.