• Eric J. Cullen

A Horrific Recap of June 19 - 25, 2022

Updated: Nov 19

I bet you're looking for some horror, aren't you? Well, you've come to the right place because I have a brand new Horrific Recap that I'm just dying for you to read. A few things happened in the world of horror last week and if you're like me, you might not have caught them. Well don't worry because this week's Horrific Recap will fill you in on some of the horror that occurred last week, just in case a horror pop quiz should spring up. If you haven't done so already, go on and grab that fright pillow tight--tighter now, as we begin our look back at some of last week's scares beginning with...


 

June 19 - Sunday



Dread Central recently sat down with Emma Roberts and John Gallagher Jr. to discuss their upcoming psychological horror film, Abandoned, but it was only when the actress was asked about a possible return to the Scream franchise, that my interest really took hold.


Unfortunately horror fans and Scream fans alike won't be seeing Emma Roberts re-enter the franchise anytime soon, as the current film in production continues to focus on cast from the last film, as well as moving things to NYC this time around.


Even though her character Jill took a bullet to the heart in Scream 4, there is always the Tinseltown possibility that Jill survived and has been locked away in a hospital ever since. Emma Roberts seems delighted at the hope of a return saying, "I'd go back to Scream. I feel like I wasn't done with Scream."


If Scream continues on after Wes like it has, we just might get that storyline in the future because we know we won't be seeing Randy coming back from the dead, not after the last Scream. Maybe Matthew Lillard, though?


 

June 20 - Monday



Ash Crossan with Screen Rant sat down with producer Jason Blum last week, to talk about The Black Phone, the latest in horror from Blumhouse and director Scott Derrickson. Lucky us, the conversation between the two didn't just linger on the soon to release film, but touched on quite a few upcoming projects in the genre of horror.


Topics of discussion jumped from The Black Phone, to Happy Death Day 3, even the end of the current Halloween trilogy, Halloween Ends, but the topic that excited Blum and Crossan most was when talks turned to Ash's recent interview with actor Robert Englund.


"I can make him come--I can make anyone come back. I mean Ellen Burstyn was 87, I got her back in The Exorcist," says Jason Blum confidently, and I for one, believe him. Currently, Robert Englund has said many times that he's done playing Freddy Kruger but, I feel, with the right script and Blumhouse holding the rights, horror's favorite dream demon could help to make Blumhouse his new home.


 

June 21 - Tuesday



American Horror Stories is almost ready to kick off its second season of horrifying tales on Hulu this summer, but before they do, they have a poster for fans that ties into the series' second season premiere episode "Dollhouse".


Looking like a multiverse Annabelle photo op, the new poster for American Horror Stories doesn't give away much in plot details, as much as it gives me the creeps. The series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk spins off from the FX series American Horror Story, created by the duo back in 2011.


At this time, not much is known yet about the second season of anthology horror and the questions are many. Who's returning from last season? What kind of stories are we in for? Will we see any AHStory alum this season? Those questions and more will be answered when American Horror Stories returns for its Hulu premiere next month on July 21.


 

June 22 - Wednesday



Michael Rooker and John McNaughton team up once again, this time with Tim Perell and Process Media, for a feature film that takes a look at one of humanities darker figures, the vigilante, in a new film titled, Road Rage.


Michael Rooker will star as Stony, a truck driver with a score to settle as he plays judge, jury and executioner while driving around killing people that need killing. Developed by John McNaughton, Road Rage will tell a thriller of a story in what is being called, "a disturbing and exhilarating reflection of contemporary American culture," according to Road Rage producer Tim Perell.


Road Rage will be the first in what is a planned series of films about the truck driver vigilante just trying to get home. A video game is also in development by Navid Khonsari and Vassiliki Khonsari, co-founders of iNK Stories, who hope to help expand the world of Road Rage with their gaming venture.


 

June 23 - Thursday



Nickelodeon knows the summers are hot and come July they will be bringing the chills with season three of their popular horror anthology series, Are You Afraid of the Dark?


New members come together to once again form the Midnight Society, for what should be a terror filled two-episode premiere later in July. Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island will take audiences to a remote island for a summer vacation filled with island mysteries and ghosts. The two-hour premiere will feature the episodes "The Tale of Room 13" and "The Tale of the Teen Spirit" with the remaining two episodes coming later in August.


Starring Telci Huynh, Conor Sherry, Luca Padovan, Dior Goodjohn, Chance Hurstfield and Julian Curtis, Are You Afraid of the Dark? will return on July 30.




Josh Stolberg is set to begin filming on his directorial debut, Skill House, for the next few weeks, taking to Twitter to let his fans and followers know the good news.


Skill House has been in development since last year and has recently finished a unique casting process, where director Josh Stolberg had those interested in a role, to send in a short video for consideration. It appears that decisions have been made, and parts have been cast for the horror project scheduled to begin filming in less than a week.


Bryce Hall of TikTok fame will star in the satirical horror experience about social influencers, their culture, and the things they will do to achieve fame. More news is sure to come from writer/director Josh Stolberg as Skill House continues in its path of production, news you will read about here on Horror Junket as soon I catch word of it.



Halloween is months away but those over at The Riffing On Horror Network are hard at work, getting ready to bring the scares with their second annual Sam-Hain's Havok event.


Set to return to New Jersey this year, Sam-Hain's Havok 2: Night of the Living Pumpkin, is a late October event that is sure to bring fun to both kids and adults just before the Halloween holiday hits. If last year is any example to go off of, those in attendance can expect vendors, food, chills and thrills, along with spooky contests and encounters.


More news and announcements are sure to come from Sam-Hain's Havok 2: Night of the Living Pumpkin, the Halloween event from The Riffing On Horror Network, set to take place later this year on October 29.


 

June 24 - Friday



New horror comes to Tubi today with the release of Tow, a Tubi Original that brings together horror, serial killers and tow trucks?


Starring horror legend Kane Hodder as the notorious serial killer The Mechanic, Tow will tell the story of two twin sisters who survive their encounter with the crazed Mechanic, and the aftermath years later when The Mechanic is scheduled to be executed.


Directed by Vanessa Alexander and written by Caitlin Gerard and Jesse Mittelstadt, Tow will star Caitlin Gerard, Kane Hodder, Abe Bueno-Jallad, Brian Dare and Henry Foster Brown.



You can be one of the lucky few to get your hands on a limited edition T-shirt from Local Boogeyman, featuring the cast of Rob Zombie's upcoming film with Universal Pictures, The Munsters.


Looking good in black and white, Herman and Lily gather around Grandpa and the electric chair, for a one of kind family themed tee that is the perfect gift for the Munsters fan in your life. The preshrunk, single stitched T-shirts are available for pre-order now in many different sizes for both men and women. Available only in white, you can pre-order your shirt today for $39.


The Munsters is set to release later this year but these T-shirts will start shipping next month and you can your hands on one today if you visit Local Boogeyman.


 

June 25 - Saturday



Jennifer Tilly shares a behind the scenes photo, taking to Twitter to do so and of course keeping the hype alive in this Chucky fan.


Later retweeted by Child's Play and Chucky creator Don Mancini, the photo shows actresses Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly and director Don Mancini, on a bed looking up at their reflections in a mirrored ceiling. While this photo might be giving some people Bound vibes, I am reminded of a certain death scene in Bride of Chucky, that might make someone think twice before installing mirrors above their bed, no matter how sexy it looks.


It's always exciting to see how the development of Chucky's second season is coming along, and with how the first season left off, there is a lot of story to cover when Chucky returns to air simultaneously on Syfy and USA Network later this year.


 

That's it for the Horrific Recap this week horror fans and thank you for stopping by Horror Junket this week, and last week, and the week before that one. This site is dedicated to the best genre of them all and it is truly nothing without your readership and support. For that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Be sure to stop by Horror Junket next week when I'll have another Horrific Recap waiting for you, filled with all the horror news and tidbits you've come to expect from this little horror site. Until next time, take care of yourselves and others.

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