Horrific Recap of March 27 - April 2, 2022
Welcome back horror fans, I can see that you are in need. In need of what? In need of some horror news of course, and you've back to the right place for it. There's no sense in making this long, so lets get right in to it with another Horrific Recap of some of the horror that went on last week, beginning with...
March 27 - Sunday
If you're a fan of the Australian zombie wasteland movie Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, then I have some good news for you. Just released today, those behind the sequel film, Wyrmwood: Apocalypse, have released a trailer for your viewing pleasure.
The zombie infestation is just the same as ever, and the need to find a cure is stronger. Rhys has taken it upon himself to help the Surgeon General find that cure, taking out any survivors that get in his way.
Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner, who co-wrote the film along with Tristan Roache-Turner, Wyrmwood: Apocalypse will see the return of stars Luke McKenzie, Jay Gallagher and Bianca Bradey, for a sequel that will release to the US next month, April 15.
March 28 - Monday
SLAP! In a surprise move from the Academy Awards, Army of the Dead picks up a win for being the fan favorite film of the year, beating out Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The Academy partnered with Twitter to create the unofficial award, held between February 14 through March 3, and was done mostly in the hope of casting a wider Oscars net, because let's face it, viewership for the star-studded night are dwindling faster then ever before. The zombie heist film from Zack Snyder from Netflix, had its share of complaints due to being shot weird, while also suffering from some major plot issues, but Army of the Dead was still fun to watch. Yes, a CGI tiger can help a lot too.
March 29 - Tuesday
Big news comes from The Ankler's Hollywood Transom with word of a new series that will focus on IT--better known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown--a new series that might soon be in production over at HBO Max.
This inside scoop--filled with coulrophobia and awesomeness--could not have this King/Pennywise fan more excited. Details of the production are still unknown but some tidbits have leaked through, and it is believed that the new series, titled Welcome to Derry, will be a prequel of sorts. I know the backstory of IT quite well and I understand that I am not alone in that knowledge, which fills me with joy knowing that we could get a series that deeply explores the origins of the shapeshifting IT, an entity who has been elevating clown fear since September of 1986.
I'll be keep my ears perked and eyes sharp for any news on this one. So visit Horror Junket time from time and if you're a fan like me, you'll get some new Welcome to Derry news here!
March 30 - Wednesday
The trailer for Choose or Die has dropped on YouTube, and if you're a fan of films about gaming then you might want to check this one out.
Kayla has a passion for coding and retro games, so it's no surprise that she would jump at a chance to play an old retro survival horror game from the 80s. Being a horror film, things take a turn for the worse when the cursed game begins to make Kayla's decisions more real then she could ever ask for.
Directed by Toby Meakins, Choose or Die will star Iola Evans, Asa Butterfield, Eddie Marsan and the voice of horror icon, Robert Englund. Choose or Die will see its Netflix premiere next month on April 15.
March 31 - Thursday
Dark Side of the Con will be going on this weekend over at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, and if you happen to be in the area, I hope you enjoy it.
Calling on more than just horror fans, Dark Side of the Con is asking all fans of the gothic, weird and macabre, to come on down and enjoy themselves with over 20 ways to do so. Check out live music, special performances, vendors, panels and presentations, brought to you by those that may consider themselves fans of the dark, more so than most people are.
April 1 - Friday
A new film adaptation of James O'Barr's "The Crow", has been well underway for quite some time now, and today we get some rather big news, that includes new casting and a new director for the upcoming film.
Bill Skarsgård has been cast in the title role of Eric Draven, a dead man led by a spirit, to get revenge on those that raped and murdered his girlfriend, Shelly. No stranger to playing odd characters, Bill Skarsgård will no doubt bring a very intriguing persona to the role, one that should be vastly different from the Eric Draven once portrayed by the late Brandon Lee back in 1994.
The Crow has also found a new director in Rupert Sanders, the role having previously been filled by a couple directors already. Pre-production of The Crow appears to be going strong, and this Crow fan could not be more excited to see what more is to come from this film.
What Josiah Saw has been picked up by Shudder, the film set to premiere exclusively on the horror storming app later this year.
Directed by Vincent Grashaw and written by Robert Alan Dilts, What Josiah Saw will tell the story of an estranged family, some having gone decades without seeing each other, who are brought together once again. Reunited in an old farmhouse with a dark history, there's no telling what horrors could be brought about due to family secrets.
April 2 - Saturday
Rumor is, a first look at Halloween Ends will be available to those attending Universal's panel at CinemaCon this year, and I would honestly be more shocked if news was that a reveal wasn't happening this year.
Following in the footsteps of the two films before it, Halloween End will most likely show enough footage to get fans excited for the last film in the trilogy, while still holding major surprises close to the chest. Fans can expect to see a final showdown between Michael Myers and Laurie Strode, a plot detail that has been heavily alluded to by actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
Universal will showcase its upcoming films, GO Halloween Ends! Whoo!, during a panel at CinemaCon, later this month on April 27.
That's all for this week Horrific Recap but rest assured that more horror is in the making, and there's a good chance you'll read about some of here on Horror Junket. Until next time, take care of yourselves and others, and don't forget to let out a bloodcurdling scream every once in awhile. It'll help keep your neighbors on edge. See you next week.