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  • Writer's pictureEric J. Cullen

Horrific Recap of October 3 - 9, 2021

Even though the weather is not cool and crisp like it should be, it still feels good waking up, knowing that it's the beautiful month of October. All kinds of horror and spookiness are taking place and it is a joy to see and experience. With that said, lets not wait and get right into some horror that occurred last week. Go ahead and grab that pillow you keep in times of fright and grip it tightly, as we begin our Horrific Recap of last week's horror!


October 3 - Sunday

Mr. Harrigan's Phone is well into pre-production with the casting of Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell in lead roles.

Adapted from a short story by Stephen King and based off the screenplay from John Lee Hancock, Mr. Harrigan's Phone will tell a dark story of friendship between Martel's teenage Craig and Sutherland's Mr. Harrigan, a friendship that continues even after the old man dies.

Produced by Blumhouse, Ryan Murphy and Netflix, Mr. Harrigan's Phone is set to begin production later this month with an eye on next year for its release.


October 4 - Monday

Alan Wake is ready to release again for the latest generation of gaming and consoles, now with a more polished and updated look for the 11-year-old game.

The light-wielding horror author, voice by Matthew Porretta, returns to consoles and PC tomorrow. Alan Wake will once again take gamers through the bestselling author's horrific tale and fight through the sleepy town of Bright Falls. Helped by his sidekick Barry, voiced by Fred Berman, Alan Wake will fight the dark and shadowy lumberjacks, rising everything to find his wife Alice.

Available for pre-purchase now through retailers such as GameStop, Alan Wake will be available to play starting 12AM EST on Xbox, Playstation and PC.

Before Fried Barry hits Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, why not sit down for an interview with director Ryan Kruger?

Wicked Horror's Zach Lufkin sits down with Fried Barry director Ryan Kruger to talk about the film's development, actor and of course the South African port city it all takes place in, Cape Town.

Get in depth with Fried Barry and its director in a way that only Wicked Horror can provide and be sure to check out Fried Barry again when it comes out tomorrow, October 5 on Blu-ray and DVD.


October 5 - Tuesday

AMC's Interview with the Vampire has found its young vampiress Claudia with actress Bailey Bass.

Bass joins Sam Reid and Jacob Anderson for a new telling of Anne Rice's popular vampire novel, which received a feature film adaptation from Neil Jordan back in 1994.

Created by Rolin Jones, this new eight episode telling of Interview with the Vampire will begin filming in New Orleans this December.


October 6 - Wednesday

Ghostface and Frank from Donnie Darko will soon be available as Operators for the upcoming Call of Duty's The Haunting event.

Scream's Ghostface will be available starting October 19 with Frank becoming available later in the month on October 24. Both Operators will surely come with their own film inspired emblems, badges and guns, that will offer unique and colorful tracer rounds for some splashy executions.

Available later this month during Call of Duty's The Haunting event, be sure to check out the COD Store where these Operators will be available for 2400 COD Points each.


October 7 - Thursday

After watching the trailer for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, I can say with much excitement that I cannot wait to see this adaptation of my favorite video game series.

Written and directed by Johannes Roberts, this new telling of the biohazard event that occurred in Raccoon City, will be pretty damn faithful to the video game series. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is set to bring to life some of the game's biggest names such as Leon S. Kennedy, Albert Wesker and siblings Chris and Claire Redfield.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will star Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Neal McDonough and Tom Hopper and is set to release next month on November 24.

Kiernan Shipka will step back into a familiar role when she appears during the sixth season of CW hit Riverdale.

Confirmed after Riverdale's fifth season finale by writer Evan Kyle, Sabrina Spellman will appear in Riverdale's sixth season in a cross-over story event, that will once again see Kiernan Shipka portray her Chilling Adventures of Sabrina character.

Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Riverdale tells the story of comic favorites Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica with a CW twist. Riverdale stars K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse and will premiere its sixth season this November.


October 8 - Friday

Something's Wrong with Rose, the upcoming horror film from Paramount Players, adds more names to its cast.

Kyle Gallner, Kal Penn, Judy Reyes and Jessie T. Usher, join the upcoming horror film written and directed by Parker Finn. The four new additions join Sosie Bacon, who was cast a short time ago back in September. Something's Wrong with Rose is a horror feature film that will tell the story of Bacon's psychiatrist, who can't quite trust her mind after a traumatic experience with a patient.

Something's Wrong with Rose is still in pre-production with no news of a filming start date yet. I would expect the film to release some time next year.


October 9 - Saturday

This one goes out to horror fans in New Jersey and the surrounding areas!

October is in full effect and it wouldn't be Halloween without spooky events to celebrate the holiday.

As I'm sure you've heard me mention by now, Riffing On Horror, the group of horror minded individuals from Vineland, New Jersey, are putting on Sam-Hain's Havok and it might just be the perfect fit for your Halloween plans.

With all kinds of events in store for kids and adults, Sam-Hain's Havok will be the perfect Halloween treat for the family. Sound like a plan? You can still purchase tickets, here.


And that's the recap for last week's horror, horror fans and it looks like will still have a lot of scares to look forward to, even when October ends. But before that happens, we a couple more spooky weeks left in October and a few more Horrific Recaps to looks forward to. I'll see you next week horror fans and don't forget to get out there and create some screams and scares; it's the perfect month to do so.

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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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