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  • Writer's pictureEric J. Cullen

A Horrific Recap of June 5 - 11, 2022

Welcome back to Horror Junket! It's a pleasure to have all you fans of the spooky and macabre here today for what should be a quick refresher on all the horror that occurred last week. I enjoy doing these Horrific Recaps for all you horror fans out there, and I must say, they help me to keep on top of all the spookiness going on out there in the world, because let's face it, it's hard to remember it all. Just in case any horror related pop quizzes are floating around out there, we better get to it with a look back at last week's scares, starting with...


June 5 - Sunday

Pre-orders have begun for Clowns in the Woods, the must have film for any clown fan in your life.

Written and directed by Adrian Esposito and Curt Markham, Clowns in the Woods will tell the story of Marcus, a disabled young man that dies after a prank by some bullies goes wrong. Marcus meets a group of killer clowns in the afterlife, clowns that want to help Marcus get revenge on those that did him wrong. Clowns in the Woods will star Dalton Letta, Roselyn Kasmire, Biz LaChance and Amy Zubieta.

I love horror but I'm no psychopath, so it's no surprise that killer clowns scare me the most, and they can scare you too when you pre-order Clowns in the Woods at any number of retailers including Walmart or Amazon. Pre-orders will begin shipping as soon as June 17, with Clowns in the Woods expected to arrive at your front door by June 21.


June 6 - Monday

Neve Campbell will not be returning for the next Scream film currently in production, the offer made to the actress to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott, was not what the actress had in mind--and good for her--considering all that Neve Campbell has brought to the franchise.

In a statement released by Variety, the Scream actress said, "Sadly, I won’t be making the next 'Scream' film. As a woman I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to 'Scream.' I felt the offer that was presented to me did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise."

And Neve Campbell has a very valid point. I know I haven't gone into a Scream film thinking, it'll be okay if Sidney doesn't show her face. Having been in every Scream film since the first flick released back in 1996, Neve Campbell has secured her spot among the Final Girls in horror, her character Sidney Prescott having a solid fan base in the spookiest genre of them all.

The actress continued her statement by offering her fans kind words and thanks. "It’s been a very difficult decision to move on. To all my ‘Scream’ fans, I love you. You’ve always been so incredibly supportive to me. I’m forever grateful to you and to what this franchise has given me over the past 25 years,” says Campbell, who truly seems to be hurt as she says goodbye to the franchise she helped to build over the decades.

The sixth Scream film will again be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. With filming to begin this summer, the next entry into the Scream saga is expected to hit theaters next year on March 31, 2023.


June 7 - Tuesday

Tales of the Walking now has a release date in its sights, the upcoming show being one of many new AMC series, inspired by The Walking Dead which originally aired back in 2010.

A new cast of survivors will tell their tales in the zombie apocalypse with Samantha Morton, Terry Crews, Parker Posey, Olivia Munn, Anthony Edwards and Jillian Bell, all set to star in the soon to come anthology series. Scott M. Gimple will serve as executive producer, with Channing Powell onboard as showrunner for the series.

The first season of Tales of the Walking Dead will be told in six, hour-long episodes, with the series set to make its summertime premiere on AMC and AMC + when August 21st rolls around. Those subscribed to AMC+ will be in for an extra special treat and can watch the second episode right away, without having to wait another week.


June 8 - Wednesday

It's Ghostbusters Day and if you're following along with Netflix's Geeked Week, then you're Ghostbusters Day just got a whole lot better with the announcement of a Ghostbusters animated series coming our way.

Developed in partnership between Netflix and Ghost Corps., a Sony division production company that oversees the Ghostbusters franchise, the soon-to-come animated series under the working title, Firehouse, will be directed by Jennifer Kluska and Chris Prynoski. Brenda Hsueh will serve as writer for the series.

Ghostbuster: Afterlife creators Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan will serve as executive producers for the upcoming animated series, which as of this date has no known release window.

A short featurette for Jordan Peele's latest and upcoming venture into the eerie and unknown, titled A Cinematic Event, has emerged on Universal Picture's YouTube channel, and is a small viewing treat for fans like myself that can't wait to see Nope.

Describing Nope as an ambitious, cinematic event, director Jordan Peele can be seen in the short video, working behind the camera and on location as filming takes place in Santa Clarita, California. Filled with plenty of behind the scenes shots of some of the more well-known footage from trailers and TV spots, this small featurette still keeps plot details to a very small minimum.

With another trailer set to release soon for the sci-fi horror experience, Nope will hit theaters later this month.


June 9 - Thursday

Monkeypaw Productions continues to build its foundation in the spookiest genre of them all, this time acquiring the pitch for Goat, a new film that will soon be in development from Jordan Peele's production company and Universal Pictures.

Goat, or possibly GOAT, currently has no director in place yet, however, Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie will be writing the film, the title referring to the acronym “Greatest Of All Time,” an example being Lakers' All-Star Kobe Bryant. There is not a lot plot detail for the upcoming feature film yet, but the story will appear to center on a highly talented, young athlete who gets the chance of a lifetime to train with a retiring star athlete.

No further details are known for the still early in development film, but as production ramps up for the future project, you'll read about the details here on Horror Junket.

I think this one is shaping up to be another Horrific Recap dominated by Jordan Peele news, what do you think?

With a little more than two weeks left to go before its theatrical release, Universal Pictures felt it was only right to give fans and moviegoers, a final trailer for the Get Out director's latest sci-fi horror venture, Nope.

Written and produced by Peele and Ian Cooper, both from Monkeypaw Productions, Nope is the story of OJ and Emerald Haywood, sibling ranchers that attempt to capture evidence of a UFO on film. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Brandon Perea and Michael Wincott, Nope will release later this month on June 22.


June 10 - Friday

Netflix's Geeked Week continues and announces their second venture into the Castlevania lore, with a new series coming from Kevin Kolde, developer of the production company's first Castlevania series that premiered back in July of 2017.

Along with creator and writer Clive Bradley, Kolde and Netflix will develop Castlevania: Nocturne, a new series that will see the latest of the Belmont family, Richter Belmont, as he navigates his own vampire hunting adventure, one that is hopefully filled with familiar faces and classic Belmont enemies.

Produced by Project 51 Productions, along with Powerhouse Animation, Castlevania: Nocturne is currently in development with no known release as of yet.


June 11 - Saturday

Filming has wrapped on M. Night Shyamalan's next film, Knock at the Cabin, the writer/producer/director taking to Twitter to announce the good news.

The director posted a picture of his slate board from the film, along with the accompanying words, "Going on the wall. Just wrapped #knockatthecabin sincerest love to the cast and crew. This one really changed me as a person and an artist. #riskeverythingeverytime."

As filming wraps up for M. Night Shyamalan's fifteenth feature film, fans can look forward to Knock at the Cabin's post-production, a process that will surely be updated by Shyamalan on his various social media sites.

Knock at the Cabin will star Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint, Jonathan Groff, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Ben Aldridge. Fans can expect the film to make its theatrical release early next year in February of 2023.


That's all the scares I managed to gather for you with this week's Horrific Recap, the horror review that takes a look at some of the scares that occurred last week. I appreciate you stopping by Horror Junket today, and ask that you come back next week where another horror review will be waiting for you, chock-full of scares, terror and the news that frightens you. Until then, take care of yourselves and don't forget that a loud scream in the middle of the night, can be both satisfying for you, and terrifying for others.

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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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