• Eric J. Cullen

Horrific Recap of January 9 - 15, 2022

It's always a big week when it comes to horror and this week in January is no different, when the release of the latest Scream film hits theaters on Friday. It'll be a big day for everything Ghostface, Woodsboro and Wes Craven, when the fifth film in the franchise is released upon audiences like a knife wielding killer with a grudge. Before we get into all of that, we have some horror to catch up on that is sure to keep that Scream peaked. Go on and grab that fright pillow tightly as we jump into a Horrific Recap of some of the terrifying news that came out of last week.


 

January 9 - Sunday



Coming soon to Steam, the co-op horror survival game Holy Purge will pit players against an evil that they must collectively battle in order to save a small village town.


Get together with two more friends and join forces as Holy Priests, sent by God to battle demons, werewolves and witches in a demonic gaming experience from Celeritas Games. Collect ritual items and complete objectives in the medieval open world village, while defending yourself and others with torches, silver weapons and Holy Crosses.


No set in stone release date for Holy Purge just yet but those that utilize Steam for their gaming needs can hopefully play the game later this year.


 

January 10 - Monday



A couple off on a small, quiet getaway get a group of visitors that they may not want to entertain.


Directed by Rich Ragsdale and written by Robert Sheppe and Mark Young, The Long Night stars Scout Taylor-Compton and Nolan Gerard Funk as the couple just looking to get away before all is thrown into chaos by a cult. Also starring Jeff Fahey, Deborah Kara Unger and Scott Daniel, The Long Night will be available for your viewing pleasure, next month on February 4.


 

January 11 - Tuesday



S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fans get ready for some bad, as we find out today that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, has been delayed until later this year.


In a time that has seen even the most hyped games delayed and still fail, fans of the beloved S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series are keeping their fingers crossed in the hopes that these delays are just to further polish a completed game, and not to fix problems that could be game breaking upon release.


In a tweet put out by GCS Game World, the team was sad to announce that the seven month delay, was to ensure that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was the complete and promised game that their fans deserve. "This decision is not an easy one, but we are doing the best possible to deliver you a game that can live up to the expectations," read part of the tweet.


S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl has been delayed until the end of the year. Fans can expect the game on December 8.


 

January 12 - Wednesday


From writer and director Ti West comes his next tale of horror, X.


With a trailer that dropped today on YouTube, X will tell the horrifying tale of a group of "amature filmmakers" that use a Texas Chainsaw looking piece of land to film their movie. On the property live the owners, an old couple with secrets and terror on the mind.


Starring Jenna Ortega, Scott Mescudi, Brittany Snow and Mia Goth, X will be available later this year on March 18.





Big week for Courteney Cox as her fifth venture into the Scream franchise hits theaters on Friday, January 14th, but before she goes back to Woodsboro here's a first look at her upcoming horror-lite of a TV project, Shining Vale.


From creators Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan, Shining Vale will tell the story of Pat, a one hit wonder of an author, who cheats on her husband causing her family to uproot and relocate to a small town. All seems to go well in the newly purchased murder home until the demons within latch on to Pat.


Also starring Greg Kinnear, Gus Birney, Dylan Gage, Mira Sorvino, Sherilyn Fenn and Judith Light, Shining Vale will be available to watch on Starz when it premieres on March 6.


 

January 13 - Thursday



Halloween is not around the corner just yet, but in the hearts of Halloween and horror fans alike, the spookiest holiday of the year is never that far away.


Leave it to Trick or Treat Studios to help keep the Halloween spirit alive with the announcement of three new masks, inspired by the three Fear Street films we saw last year on Netflix. The collection of masks will feature each of the three killers from the Fear Street films, the Skull Mask killer, the Nightwing killer and Billy Barker.


Revealed in the scare providers' 2022 product catalog, the Fear Street masks will be available just in time for Halloween, along with Goosebumps masks that are to be made as well.


 

January 14 - Friday



The fifth entry in the Scream franchise makes its theatrical debut today, to once again bring another tale of horror originating from the small town of Woodsboro.


It's been ten years since fans were last treated to a Scream film, and in that time Scream director and horror icon Wes Craven has passed away. The latest chapter in the book of Scream will once again bring together Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, for a new story that has been toting for the longest time that the killer is "always someone you know".


Audiences can be sure to take part in the Scream fever when the film finally releases theatrically today, on this glorious day in horror.





Rob Zombie makes another Munsters cast announcement on his Instagram, this time to announce Catherine Schell as Zoya Krupp.


Catherine Schell joins Jeff Daniel Phillips, Sheri Moon Zombie and Daniel Roebuck for a new take on the spooky TV series family, that is a passion project for the director and musician Rob Zombie.


The Munsters is currently in pre-production and anyone with an interest to see how things are going behind the scenes, should check out the director's Instagram for all the details. Should all things go well, theater audiences could be treated to the film's theatrical premiere as early as this year.


 

January 15 - Saturday



Bloody Disgusting talks to Sonia Ammar and Mikey Madison ahead of the premiere of the actresses' latest film, Scream.


Getting candid with Meagan Navarro a day before the release of the fifth film in the series, the two actresses recalled memories from the film, along with childhood memories influenced by the earlier Scream films. I don't want to give too much away because it is an engaging four minute video, but lets just say if there is a commentary for the physical release of the film, these two should be a part of it.


 

Well horror fans, that's about all the horror I have for you on this recap. If there were a quiz to follow, you'd be set and as a bonus it would be open book anyways. Thank you for stopping by Horror Junket this week, and be sure to stop by again next Sunday for another Horrific Recap that is sure to aid you in your quest for horror knowledge. Until next time horror fans, take care and don't forget to challenge those nightstalking mountain lions with a very loud scream of your own. Scratching your head at my last line? Google "mountain lion screams" and you'll see what I mean. Absolutely terrifying.

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