• Eric J. Cullen

Horrific Recap of October 24 - 30, 2021

Updated: Dec 30, 2021

Hey there horror fans. It's good to see you all back here at Horror Junket for another Horrific Recap because lets face it, our beautiful month of October is almost over. I won't be too sad though because I write this early in the morning of Halloween day and who can be sad during the scariest time of the year? I won't make this longer than it has to be so go on and grab your fright pillow tight—a little tighter now, as we recap on some of the horror that occurred last week.


 

October 24 - Sunday



Resident Evil and Fortnite join forces with the introduction of the S.T.A.R.S. bundle, a collection of Fortnite goodies that will give players two very well known Resident Evil skins.


Epic Games is no stranger to adding popular licenses to Fortnite and this time fans will be able to play as either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine from the hit zombie franchise. They won't be playing as Milla Jovovich or Michelle Rodriguez or anything but Jill and Chris are spooky--and familiar enough for Resident Evil fans to jump aboard.


The S.T.A.R.S. bundle will include some extra fun goodies like an herb and typewriter to be worn on the back while you fight and build. There will also be two pickaxes available and a Resident Evil themed loading screen to keep your eyes entertained. Top prize for the bundle will be an umbrella with a very familiar Umbrella logo on it. Fight, build and play as some of your favorite Resident Evil characters, available in Fortnite now!


 

October 25 - Monday



I don't know about you but I won't shop Black Friday in store. I don't mind online but in store shopping—I would probably murder someone.


Black Friday, a horror/comedy based on the post-Thanksgiving retail holiday, feels the same way and will pit a group of unfortunate retail workers against a horde of bloodthirsty and infected deal shoppers. I hope those retail workers have invested in crypto and meme stocks because things are about to get bad!


Directed by Casey Tebo and written by Andy Greskoviak, Black Friday will star Devon Sawa, Bruce Campbell, Michael Jai White and Ivana Baquero. Be sure to catch Black Friday when it releases to theaters on November 19 and later to VOD on November 23.





Lori Evans Taylor, writer of the upcoming thriller Bed Rest, has been tapped to help pen the next film in the Final Destination franchise.


Having been in development for some time and still in the early stages of pre-production, the next entry in the death filled series—that will hopefully give the Faces of Death videos a run for their money—was confirmed back in late 2020 by series creator Jeffrey Reddick.


With Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan onboard to write the film, there is talk that those behind the latest Final Destination film will be taking the film in another direction, dealing less with strangers to death and more so those that experience death day to day like EMTs and others in the medical field. More news is sure to come as this still-in-development project matures and you'll read about it here first.


 

October 26 - Tuesday



Filming is complete on Evil Dead Rise, according to the film's director Lee Cronin.


Months have gone by filming in New Zealand. 1,700 gallons of fake blood have been used. There is no doubt in my mind that Evil Dead Rise will be bloody as hell!


Bruce Campbell may not be in this one but he will be producing along with Sam Raimi, for a new generation of Evil Dead horror that will have two sisters facing down an unimaginable horror.


Evil Dead Rise, written by Cronin and Raimi, will star Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Morgan Davies, Gabrielle Echols, Billy Reynolds-McCarthy, Nell Fisher and Tai Wano. No release date is known yet due to the film now entering pre-production but one could venture a safe guess and say the film will be out sometime next year.


 

October 27 - Wednesday



To all fans of Zack Snyder's hit Army of the Dead, I know that you are already well-informed about the sequel currently in the works. I am just here to let you all know that the sequel now has a name.


Planet of the Dead will be the title of the Zack Snyder directed sequel, a big change occurring as we go from an army, to now a planet full of the walking dead.


More questions remain for the upcoming sequel, questions like, who will return? Will Dave Bautista's daughter be back to get everyone killed? Will Dave Bautista return in zombie form? All of that may, or may not be answered when Planet of the Dead premieres on Netflix sometime next year...maybe.


 

October 28 - Thursday



The Tell Tale Heart takes home more wins, this time at Killer Valley Horror Film Festival in Ashland, Oregon. Winner of both Best Actor for Sonny Grimsley and Best Overall Film, The Tell Tale Heart is doing very well in its current round of film festival screenings.


But wait! That's not all. The Tale Tell Heart is looking to win more awards at the HorrOrigins Film Festival in Tucson, Arizona. Nominated for both Best Short Film and Best Director, The Tell Tale Heart is no doubt going to secure those wins due to its incredible visual, sound and set design.


Written by McClain Lindquist and John Lindquist, The Tell Tale Heart stars Sonny Grimsley, James C. Morris, Mikah Olsen and Teren Turner.


 

October 29 - Friday



A scary new gaming experience from Soedesco will be released on the Nintendo Switch today, just in time to start your Halloween off right.


Dollhouse is a film noir horror game that follows Marie, a detective trying to figure out old memories while she engages in a suspenseful game of cat and mouse. Upgrade Marie with over 40 different Abilities and Passives to help in her pursuit of the past.


Dollhouse from Soedesco is available digitally on the Nintendo Store or physically at your local retailer like GameStop.


 

October 30 - Saturday



Before the screams and scares kick off tomorrow in New Jersey, I just want to wish everyone under the Riffing On Horror umbrella an early, and a very spooky Halloween.


Congratulations on all the hard work and the accomplishments that will come with the official kick-off of Sam-Hain's Havok, an event that will surely be a treat for all those in attendance!


To everyone at Riffing On Horror and to all the supporters and fans, your love of all that is macabre and terrifying, is what keeps the small peeps like Horror Junket going, and I will be forever grateful for that love and support.


I wish you all at Riffing On Horror nothing but good times and scares with Sam-Hain's Havok, and I hope to hear of its return come Halloween of 2022, and the annual returns for years to come.


 

That's all the horror from last week I have for you. I can't write to long because the Halloween holiday is pressing me for time. I'm so happy you tuned in today for a recap on the horror that occurred last week and I hope you have a very Happy Halloween. We have another spooky week of horror to look forward to once November begins and that terrifying Christmas music takes over. I'll see you next week.

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