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Horrific Recap of July 25 - 31, 2021

Updated: Jun 2, 2022

Hey there, horror fans and welcome back! It's the start of a new week and that means it's time for another Horrific Recap, brought to you by Horror Junket. Thank you for dropping by because I'm excited to get a few of last week's horror tidbits to you, and if you haven't done so already, go ahead and grab your pillow tight—a little tighter now, because things are about to get all bump in the night as we recap some of last week's spookiest horror news.


Sunday - July 25

Well, today is certainly a good start to a week full of horror. Popping up on YouTube are three new trailers, for three upcoming shows, dealing with some of horror's biggest names and franchises. Get ready horror fans as we start this Sunday off with a bang!

Tired of seeing Ted Bundy pop up everywhere? So am I, and I'm going to start things off with television's favorite serial killer, Dexter Morgan.

Showtime thought it would be best for fans of Dexter to get some more plot details about the upcoming ninth installment of the series, as well as a solid release date too. Dexter: New Blood, returns later this year on November 7.

Move aside Andy, as the world of Child's Play welcomes ostracized teenager, Jake.

Jake—from the looks of it—is in over his head for what should be quite the bloody, new adventure in Chucky, a new series featuring Charles Lee Ray in Good Guy form. Behind the upcoming project are USA Networks, Syfy and of course Child's Play creator Don Mancini.

Plot details are still thin there should be no shortage of blood and violence when Chucky takes over your TV on October 12.

Syfy has been busy with many new works of horror lately and the world of George A. Romero has not gone unnoticed.

Released just ahead of the new Chucky trailer by mere moments, Day of the Dead had its own official trailer release on YouTube, with a sneak peek at the re-tooled telling of the George A. Romero, zombie classic.

Looking more like an original Syfy movie, Day of the Dead will tell the story of six strangers that will fight to survive the first 24 hours of the day the dead came back to life. Day of the Dead will be available from Syfy later this year in October.


Monday - July 26

Big news for the upcoming Exorcist film in the works—three films I should say, spearheaded by David Gordon Green.

Much like he's done with his recent entries for the Halloween franchise, Green looks to make three films that will expand on the timeline set forth by 1973's The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin.

Universal Pictures joins David Gordon Green, having bought the rights to the upcoming three Exorcist films, in a deal worth $400 million. Many hands are involved in the upcoming Exorcist projects, including original franchise owners Morgan Creek Entertainment and Blumhouse Pictures' Jason Blum.

That's not all the big news for the upcoming Exorcist films, not even close. Ellen Burstyn, who did a fantastic job as Clair's mother in House of Cards, returns to the role of Chris MacNeil, a role she hasn't stepped into since filming The Exorcist back in 1973. More news is sure to come and maybe some more casting surprises, as David Gordon Green takes helm of The Exorcist franchise.


Tuesday - July 27