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A Horrific Recap of June 26 - July 2, 2022

Summer is full effect and the horror is only getting started during these extra warm months of the year. All that is horror follows closely behind the heat, bringing the chills that horror fans know and love. As always Horror Junket is here to let you know of some of those scares that occurred with another Horrific Recap that touches on the last few days of June. Let's not waste another minute as we take a look at some of the terrifying news from last week beginning with...


June 26 - Sunday

Mind control has never looked as good as it did in Disturbing Behavior, the 1998 psychological sci-fi thriller, that had an amazing soundtrack as well.

Coming to own on 4K here in just a little bit, Disturbing Behavior will be released by MVD Rewind Collection and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon's website. The new 4K release will feature a high definition version of Disturbing Behavior in 1.85:1 aspect ratio, along with audio commentary, deleted scenes, an alternate ending and the original theatrical trailer.

Starring James Marsden, Katie Holmes, Nick Stahl and Katharine Isabelle, Disturbing Behavior was written by Scott Rosenberg and directed by David Nutter. Telling the story of town newcomer Steve, who quickly finds out that the town of Cradle Bay has a way of keeping its worst citizens in line and under control. Featuring the music of The Flys, Harvey Danger, Phunk Junkeez and Addict, Disturbing Behavior was The Stepford Wives for teens at the time.

Available for pre-order now and just a little under $30, the MVD Rewind Collection's 4K release of Disturbing Behavior will be yours to own later in the year on October 11.


June 27 - Monday

A new poster comes to us just before the release of the last two episodes in the current season of Stranger Things 4, the second volume of episode set to wrap up some loose ends later this week.

With a poster that makes me think Tyson vs. Holyfield, Eleven and Vecna stare each other down while things go completely bonkers in the background. The first volume of episodes premiered on Netflix back in May, and fans were able to binge watch the first seven episodes numerous times over while they wait for July to arrive.

This won't be the last season of the hit show from Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, with the next season being the series' fifth and final season. Stranger Things will conclude its fourth season later this week on Friday, when the last two episodes release on July 1.

There is a rumor floating around that Neve Campbell might be back for the next Scream film, in what could be good news after horror headlines the last few weeks have been saying the opposite.

dontfuckwiththeoriginal took to Instagram today with the rumor, posting a picture of The Wild Things actress in a still from Scream 4. According to dontfuckwiththeoriginal, Neve Campbell will be back as Sidney Prescott after successful negotiation, but with who, it was not mentioned. The rumor also suggests that the recently negotiated deal will also include a much larger part in the seventh Scream film.

At this time the sixth entry in the Scream saga is currently filming in New York City, moving away from the California town of Woodsboro. Survivors from the fifth film will be making their returns, along with Hayden Panettiere and newly cast Dermot Mulroney.

Scream Factory TV brings horror fans a Summer of Fear, a scare filled summer event packed with terrifying double features every hot and spooky Saturday night.

Beginning before you even get this far in this week's Horrific Recap, Scream Factory TV's Summer of Fear will kickoff with Alligator and its sequel, Alligator II, bringing some creature feature terror that will make you think twice before your next swim. Sleepaway Camp, Piranha and a double dose of Elvira await horror fans this summer, when Scream Factory TV brings the chills with their very own, Summer of Fear.


June 28 - Tuesday

Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be getting a sequel and this should be unexpected news for nobody, due to the success of the 2021 film, that told an exciting new Ghostbusters tale.

Fans can probably expect the return of most of the main cast, I can't imagine they would try anything without Paul Rudd, Mckenna Grace or Finn Wolfhard, for a new feature film that is expected to release around Christmas time of next year. Currently filming under the title, Firehouse, it's safe to say that those behind Ghostbusters: Afterlife like director Jason Reitman and writer Gil Kenan, have a pretty good idea of where to go with the ghostly saga, and I for one am eager for news on the much anticipated sequel.

Things move back to New York City, a setting established in Ghostbusters: Afterlife when the Ecto-1 pulled into the famed firehouse headquarters. Fans can expect the sequel film to hit theaters next year before the Christmas holiday on December 20, 2023.


June 29 - Wednesday

A movie tie-in release for the bestselling novel, ‘Salem’s Lot, is about to hit book retailers, and you can read the horrific vampire story from author Stephen King, before the movie hits theaters later this year.

The tale of Ben Mears, first published back in October of 1975, gets a new cover that shows the cast of the upcoming film from writer and director, Gary Dauberman, staring at the Barlow House, home to some of the most terrifying scares I've ever read about.

Starring Lewis Pullman, Spencer Treat Clark, Makenzie Leigh and Pilou Asbæk, the upcoming film will release in September, with the movie tie-in novel available now for pre-order on Amazon's website, available to own next month on August 2.


June 30 - Thursday

New stills from the upcoming Prey give fans a look at the Predator prequel coming from Hulu and 20th Century Studios.

The trophy seeking alien race will mix it up with the Comanche Nation when Prey releases in August, and introducing Amber Midthunder as Naru, a Comanche warrior that will give her extraterrestrial hunter a hell of a fight. If the pictures are anything to go off of, the alien hunter will be using a mix of human and alien tech, wearing what appears to be a helmet made of bone but still rocking that sweet trio-dot laser.

Directed by Dan Trachtenberg and written by Patrick Aison, Prey will also star Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, Stormee Kipp, Michelle Thrush and Julian Black Antelope. Prey will premiere on Hulu when August 5 rolls around.


July 1 - Friday

A new trailer for Redfall has released giving viewers and future players an introduction to the little town with a severe vampire problem.

Night stalkers aren't the only enemies you'll face in the first person shooter from Arkane Studios and Bethesda Softworks, heavily armed humans will also provide resistance to players when Redfall releases next year. Featuring plenty of characters to chose from, and many different weapons to use, it's up to you and three other players to rid the town of Redfall of its current bloodsucking problem.

Joe Turkel, the man who will forever be known as the bartender from Stanley Kubrick's 1980s classic, The Shining, has passed away earlier in the week on Monday.

Born in Brooklyn, New York to Jewish Polish immigrants in 1927, not much else is known about the early years of Joe Turkel. As a teen he would join the Army and serve in Europe during World War II, and after that he would begin acting in 1949. Turkel's first role would be in a crime drama titled, City Across the River.

Joe Turkel's acting career would include frequent collaborations with Stanley Kubrick, which in hindsight turned out to be a really good career move due to The Shining's popularity in cinema and film culture, and the fact that Turkel's role stands out much like the brief Wendy and Dogman scene.

The scene stealing actor retired from work in front of the camera back in 1998, the last credit to his name being voice work done for his character Dr. Tyrell on a Blade Runner video game. Joe Turkel was 94 when he passed.


July 2 - Saturday

Stranger Things' current season sent the Kate Bush song Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God) barreling through the music charts, where it reached the number 8 spot in the UK Top 10. The song would reenter the Billboard Hot 100, leaving behind the number 30 spot the song once held at peak popularity back in 1985, taking the number 8 spot last month back in June.

Given the popularity the hit Netflix series brought to the Kate Bush single, can we also expect a surge in Metallica’s popularity as well? I’m no betting man but if I was, I would be putting down quite a bit in favor of Metallic’s already massive fan base, getting much, much bigger, thanks in part to what I dub ‘the Stranger Things effect’.


Well, that's all the horror news from last week that I managed to gather. So much more has happened though in the world of horror, and it's all very exciting to see as we get closer to the spookiest month of them all, October, home to the best holiday a horror fan can ask for. Until next time horror fans, take care of yourselves and others, and be sure to stop by Horror Junket throughout the week where you'll find that horror news you and I both love.

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ERIC J. CULLEN is a writer currently residing in California. A fan of horror since childhood, Eric spends his free time developing Horror Junket, writing screenplays, HODLING, as well as producing films in the horror genre. Eric is currently the future owner of a 1958 Plymouth Fury.

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