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Horrific Recap of October 17 - 23, 2021

It's time for another recap of all that is horror on this beautiful Sunday in October and like any horror fan I could not be more excited. The Halloween holiday is almost here but before that happens we have some horror news to cover with another Horrific Recap. Go ahead and grab that fright pillow tight—a little tighter now, as we recap the scares of last week starting with October 17.


Sunday - October 17

The sweet treats come early for those who stop by Krispy Kreme this month, where they can gobble down 4 new spooky and delicious "Krispy Skreme" doughnuts.

Whether it's an Enchanted Cauldron, a Bewitched Broomstick, an Abra Cat Dabra or a simple orange ring with sprinkles, Krispy Kreme has just the treat for you this October with all 4 doughnuts available on your next trip in.

Drop by your local Krispy Kreme on a Saturday, all throughout the month of October, and receive even more savings while picking up your favorite glazed dozen. For a dollar more, doughnut-munchers can add the Krispy Skreme dozen to their order as well, making off like a bandit with some treats indeed!


Monday - October 18

Rob Zombie drops the update I've been waiting for with a casting announcement that should have every fan excited.

You better believe that Rob Zombie's The Munsters is going to be something special and as proof he has provided a cast photo of the top members of the Munster family.

With the exterior construction of the house completed a bit ago, it was only a matter of time before casting announcements were made. Stepping into the patriarchal roles of the spooky family are Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster, Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa Munster and Sheri Moon Zombie looking good as Lily Munster.

No word yet of who has been cast as the Munster children but Rob Zombie is sure to keep fans in the know through whatever means necessary.

Disney's upcoming Haunted Mansion film is gong to be quite the star-studded event, now even more so with the casting of Danny DeVito.

Danny DeVito is set to add another great role under his belt as he joins LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish and Rosario Dawson, for a new story based on one of the more famous attractions at the Disneyland Parks, Haunted Mansion.

Directed by Justin Simien and written by D.V. DeVincentis, Katie Dippold and Guillermo del Toro, The Haunted Mansion, according to sources, will tell the tale of a mother and son who move into a very haunted mansion located in the bayous of the southern United States. DeVito's role will be that of a professor.

Still in the early stages of production, The Haunted Mansion more news is sure to come from a film that moves closer to a filming date.


Tuesday - October 19

Dee Wallace joins CAMPFIRE, the upcoming anthology horror flick from writer John Lohmann.

CAMPFIRE will be a film about six spooky ghost stories, told around a campfire throughout the appropriate duration of a feature film.

Dee Wallace, no stranger to the genre of horror, will join Daniel Roebuck for one of six installments in CAMPFIRE, which will also star Erika Eleniak, Jim Cummings, Lisa Wilcox and Matty Cardarople.

CAMPFIRE remains in pre-production while eyeing a release date that will come later next year in the month of October.


Wednesday - October 20

Stephen King and Richard Chizmar join forces once again, to bring readers the third installment in the life of Gwendy Peterson.

First introduced in 2017, Gwendy Peterson was a young girl living in 1974's Castle Rock, Maine. Bullied for her weight—much like Ben Hanscom was—Gwendy was contemplating suicide.

Now in her third story, Gwendy is grown up and fully established in her life and career as a senator. In "Gwendy's Final Task", Senator Gwendy Peterson will once again protect the Button Box from evil forces that will do anything to get their hands on it.

Coming in at 408 pages the final tale of Gwendy Peterson will be quite the story indeed. "Gewdny's Final Task" will be available to readers next year on February 15, 2022.


Thursday - October 21

Just in time for Halloween, the much anticipated Resident Evil 4 VR releases today on the Oculus Quest 2.

Those ready to once again play as Leon Kennedy and save the President's daughter, Ashley, can now do so in a very immersive first person experience, that allows players to further dread those sure-to-come chainsaw enemy encounters.

Available only on the Oculus Quest 2, Resident Evil 4 VR takes players through the same gameplay experience that they remember from 2005 when Resident Evil 4 first released.


Friday - October 22

The Japanese remake of Cube has its debut in Japan today, bringing strangers and various ways to die together once again.

Based on the 1997 Canadian film written by Vincenzo Natali, the Japanese remake will follow a similar setup with seven strangers who must use their skills to escape a shifting prison of death cubes.

Directed by Yasuhiko Shimizu and written by Kôji Tokuo, Cube stars Masaki Okada, Takumi Saitoh, Masaki Suda, Hikaru Tashiro, Anne Watanabe and Kôtarô Yoshida.


Saturday - October 23

The Tell Tale Heart continues to win, win, win, this time at the Swedish International Film Festival.

The short horror film from McClain Lindquist and John Lindquist, based on the popular horror story from Edgar Allan Poe, claims the award for Best Horror Short at SIFF. Completed back in early 2020, The Tell Tale Heart has been screening at film festivals and picking up awards since its first wins in Mindfield Albuquerque and Indie Shorts.

Starring Sonny Grimsley, James C. Morris, Mikah Olsen and Teren Turner, The Tell Tale Heart is described as a "re-imagined and mind-bending" take on the Edgar Allan Poe classic. The Tell Tale Heart continues its film festival run with no doubt more awards on the horizon.


Well that's your recap for some of the horror that occurred last week. Being October and all there is just so much more horror out there to enjoy, it really is an exciting time to be a horror fan. Go enjoy all the scary movies that are showing, treat your eyes to the homes that have enough holiday spirit to dress things up and best of all, breath in deep that crisp autumn air and don't forget to scream every once in awhile. I'll see you next week.

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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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