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Horrific Recap of January 9 - 15, 2022

Updated: Jun 2, 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.