• Eric J. Cullen

Horrific Recap of March 6 - 12, 2022

It's the start of another week in the month of March, and that means we have some new horror news and tidbits on the way. Before we get to enjoy those screams though, we have some terror from last week to look back on with another Horrific Recap brought to you by Horror Junket. If you haven't done so yet, go on grab hold of something tight--tighter now, as we look back on the horror news from last week, beginning with Sunday.


 

March 6 - Sunday



Felissa Rose joins the cast of Camp of Terror, the in-development horror flick from those that brought you Room 9.


She is very busy in the world of horror but the Sleepaway Camp star has found time to join Mike Ferguson, who came onboard around the same time Rose did, Lauren Francesca and Maritza Brikisak for Thomas Walton's Camp of Terror, a film being described as a 1980s style slasher film.


Along with producers Jared Safier and Navid Sanati, Thomas Walton, and the stars of Camp of Terror, are putting their efforts into fundraising for the film, and any interested backers should visit the pre-launch site, here.





Here comes Part 7 of Trick or Treat Studios' Toy Fair 2022 reveal with one of the spookiest dolls I have ever seen.


A 50" Pennywise doll from artist Mark Anthony is coming to collectors and those demented enough to keep this one in their bedroom. Standing a little over 4' tall, this highly detailed and beautifully crafted Pennywise doll is ready to come to life at night and kill you.


Inspired by the 2017 film It, this Pennywise doll is made of a durable vinyl for the head, and a soft foam body that is fully posable, whether its done by yourself or it. Pre-orders will open in the summertime, along with all the other spooky goodies coming from Trick or Treat Studios.





Matt and Ronnie from Gun Interactive are joined by Kane Hodder for a panel at Mad Monster earlier this month, to talk about their upcoming game, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.


Excitement builds for what will be an "asymmetrical horror experience based on the groundbreaking and iconic 1974 horror film." The three panelists sat in front of an eager to listen audience, as they discussed the video game making process, and what they have accomplished so far in developing a Texas Chainsaw based game.


Not too much is known yet about the game that has had a trailer out since December of last year, but we do know that the gameplay process will rely heavily on stealth for Victims, as they try and survive the Slaughter Family. With no known release date at the moment, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre continues on in its development, for what should be a frightening and blood-soaked game.


 

March 7 - Monday



Part 8 of Trick or Treat Studios' Toy Fair 2022 reveal is here, and with it comes the end of one of the most exciting action figure and collectible events for horror fans.


Coming to collectors as soon as this year will be figures on the smaller side, with inspiration coming from horror films like Candy Corn, Haunt and Children of the Corn. Standing at just a little over 3" tall and coming in packs of two, these action figures are the perfect space-fillers for any horror fan's collection.


Be sure to act fast when these pre-orders open in the summertime, they are sure to go fast, along with all the other collectible figures announced by Trick or Treat Studios over the last week, and only the luckiest of horror collectors will get their hands on them.





Another Walking Dead spinoff is on the way, this one titled, Isle of the Dead, and starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan.


Just when you thought you had heard it all from the series that keeps on walking, AMC and those behind the hit zombie apocalypse series, have more in store for you with a new tale centered around Negan and Maggie. The pair will travel to NYC, now crumbling in its own dead and demise.


Isle of the Dead will begin its six episode run next year, with a first season debut that will occur on AMC and AMC+.



 

March 8 - Tuesday



If you weren't able to catch the latest Scream film in theaters, or for its recent digital release, then perhaps watching it on Paramount+ is your thing.


Available now for your viewing pleasure, the fifth Scream film is now streaming on Paramount+ just before its physical release to 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD next month. Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette return to Woodsboro in the next chapter of Scream, this time directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, from a script by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.


Watch Scream today on Paramount+ or wait for its physical release on 4K UHD, Blu-ray or DVD on April 5.





Hammer Studios has secured the rights to Doctor Jekyll, "a modern interpretation" of the 1886 classic novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson. The newly formed provider of screams from Hammer Films and Network Distributing, will join B Good Picture Company, in bringing Doctor Jekyll to UK audiences.


Directed by Joe Stephenson and written by Dan Kelly-Mulhern, Doctor Jekyll will tell the tale of Dr. Nina Jekyll, a recluse, who relies on her newly hired assistant, Rob, in order to keep Hyde from destroying her life.


Starring Eddie Izzard and Scott Chambers, Doctor Jekyll is currently filming and expected to enter post production later this year.


 

March 9 - Wednesday



I'm sure it was on everybody's mind when Rob Zombie announced his next film would be The Munsters, but rest assured that this one will definitely be one for the family.


Rob Zombie took to Instagram to announce the film's recent PG rating, and I know that my excitement is peaked due to the rating news, and due to the fact that Zombie is a big, big fan of the series that premiered back in 1964.


Written and directed by Rob Zombie, The Munsters will star Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Daniel Roebuck and Jorge Garcia, for what should be a fun love letter to the original Munsters television series, in a way that can only come from Rob Zombie.


 

March 10 - Thursday



Monstrous, the upcoming horror film starring Christina Ricci, heads to theaters later this year for a Friday the 13th release.


Directed by Chris Sivertson and written by Carol Chrest, Monstrous will tell the story of Laura, who flees her abusive ex-husband with her son in tow. The last thing they expected was to flee one evil and run right smack dab into another. Also starring Santino Barnard, Don Baldaramos, Colleen Camp and Lew Temple, Monstrous will be in theaters May 13.


 

March 11 - Friday




Writer and director Lee Cronin says that editing is complete on Evil Dead Rise, the film now one step further in its post-production development.


Moving onto music and sound next, Evil Dead Rise will tell the next chapter in the Evil Dead universe, this time without Ash. Filming began in June of last year and came to a finish in October. Since then the film has continued its journey in post, still eyeing a release for later this year.


Director Lee Cronin has been doing well in keeping fans updated with the film's development and I am sure that any more news, or a release date, will come from Cronin. Starring Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Morgan Davies and Jayden Daniels, Evil Dead Rise is projected to release later this year.


 

March 12 - Saturday




Hitting YouTube yesterday, those behind Stranger Things 4 gave fans a weekend treat, dropping a promo video that takes you back to when it all started.


In the new video that begins a countdown of sorts, fans are told exactly how long the wait will be, until season 4 of one of Netflix's largest shows ever arrives. The video takes viewers back to Stranger Things' first season when they were just a bunch of kids with a love for D&D and mischievous adventure.


A little older now and having to deal with the struggles of being teens, the cast of Stranger Things 4 will have even more problems heaped on their plates, when the fourth season premieres on Netflix on May 27.



 

I hope that horror rundown wasn't too spooky for you horror fans, if it wasn't, I'll try harder next time. That's all the horror news I have for you this week, and be sure to stop by again next Sunday to discover, or recap, horror that is currently taking place this week. Until then, take care and don't forget to give your neighbors a little something to talk about, when they you scream in the dead of night. I'll be seeing you.

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