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Horrific Recap of September 12 - 18, 2021

Another week of horror has passed us by but don't worry, by the end of this short read you'll be caught up on all the big news that has happened. If you're new to the site, welcome, and if you're returning then you know what to do. Go ahead and grab that pillow next to you, hug it tight—tighter, as we dive into last week's horror with another Horrific Recap.


Sunday - September 12

Paramount has acquired Orphan: First Kill, the upcoming prequel to the 2009 creepy kid film, Orphan.

There is no word yet if Paramount plans to release Orphan: First Kill to theaters, or if they will go the route that seems to be picking up favor and releasing the film via their streaming service. Regardless of how the film is released, Orphan: First Kill will see the return of Isabelle Fuhrman, as she steps back into the role of Esther.

Directed by William Brent Bell and written by David Coggeshall, Orphan: First Kill will also star Julia Stiles, Rossif Sutherland and Hiro Kanagawa, in a prequel that explores Esther's origin and the first family that had to deal with her horrifying antics.


Monday - September 13

That's a wrap! Filming has finished on the new Predator film according to cinematographer Jeff Cutter.

The upcoming film from 20th Century Studios, directed by Dan Trachtenberg and written by Patrick Aison, will take the prequel route for the fifth installment in the Predator franchise, this time telling the story of a Predator's first trip to Earth. Currently titled Skull, the film will star Amber Midthunder, Dane DiLiegro and Kyle Strauts and is slated for a release next year in 2022.

The official trailer for soon-to-come horror flick, There's Someone Inside Your House, has hit YouTube and it looks like a new slasher has entered the game.

Directed by Patrick Brice and written by Henry Gayden, based off the novel by Stephanie Perkins, There's Someone Inside Your House has some serious Scream vibes going for it and that might just turn it into Netflix's next horror hit.

Starring Sydney Park, Sarah Dugdale, Kayla Heller and Théodore Pellerin, There's Someone Inside Your House will premiere on Netflix next month on October 6.


Tuesday - September 14

If you haven't done so yet, you need to check out the new Chucky video on YouTube.

If you weren't hyped for the upcoming television series featuring your favorite killer doll, you will be after watch this short video that takes you behind the scenes and behind the story of Chucky's next adventure.

From creator Don Mancini comes a new chapter in the Child's Play franchise, starring Brad Dourif, Alex Vincent, Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif and Christine Elise. Newer faces include Devon Sawa, Zackary Arthur, Carina Battrick, Jana Peck and Bjorgvin Arnarson.

Chucky premieres on Syfy and USA next month on Tuesday, October 12.

The campaign trailer is here for the soon-to-come co-op first-person zombie shooter, Back 4 Blood, and it sure looks like a bloody good time.

With voice work featuring my favorite name in horror, Barbara Crampton, along with the voice talents of Elias Toufexis, Abby Trott and Michelle Wong, Back 4 Blood from Turtle Rock Studios will offer an exciting campaign that is rich in story and detail. Life as a Cleaner may be tougher than you realize but at least there is an arsenal of weapons for your choosing.

How did the infection come about? Who are the Ridden and why are they trying to kill you? All that and more will be answered when Back 4 Blood hits Xbox, Playstation and PC, next month on October 12.


Wednesday - September 15

From Amazon Prime Video comes I Know What You Did Last Summer, a new series that will push the bonds of friendship to their breaking point.

The upcoming eight episode series from director Craig William Macneill and writers Lana Cho, Sara Goodman and Gary Tieche will be based off the 1997 slasher hit written by Kevin Williamson, who based his screenplay loosely off the 1973 novel by Lois Duncan. The new series will star Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Madison Iseman, Ashley Moore and Sebastian Amoruso, as friends who come back together one year after a tragic accident bonded them, forcing the group to secrecy.

I Know What You Did Last Summer will premiere its first four episodes on Amazon Prime Video next month on October 12.


Thursday - September 16

Guillermo del Toro's next venture into the world of fantasy has dropped its official teaser trailer on YouTube, available for your viewing pleasure.

The short peek at Nightmare Alley is beautiful. From the opening shot revealing Bradley Cooper's low man carny, to the long shots of the fair and the Ferris wheel against a pitch black sky, Nightmare Alley looks like it will surely be a treat for the eyes. And why wouldn't it be? This is a Guillermo del Toro feature film.

From Searchlight Pictures and Guillermo del Toro comes a new, original tale of thrill and fantasy starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, and David Strathairn.

Nightmare Alley will release only in theater later this year on December 17.

V/H/S/94 is almost here! The horror anthology's fourth film in the series is due out next month but for now we can marinate with the official trailer.

The Shudder Original film, produced in part by Bloody Disgusting Films, will introduce four new tales of terror brought to you by some very familiar names in horror like David Bruckner, who produces V/H/S/94 along with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett and Brad Miska.

Starring Anna Hopkins, Sean Patrick Dolan, Dru Viergever and Kimmy Choi, V/H/S94 will release next month on October 6.


Friday - September 17

Danielle Harris is set to star in Flesh, the second horror flick from director Chris McGowan.

Written by Reine Swart and Chris McGowan, Flesh is currently in pre-production as they tackle more casting and behind the scene decisions. Danielle Harris will also serve as executive producer for Flesh, a film whose plot details are nonexistent at this time according to the film's IMDB page.

More new is sure to come from Flesh, such as upcoming filming dates and locations. I'll be sure to get that all to you in time.


Saturday - September 18

Riffing On Horror went LIVE with their 58th episode, to end the day with a riffing on Cabin Fever.

Rob and Kelsey sat down for a gross and torturous viewing of Eli Roth's bloody, friends in the woods horror experience starring Corey's best friend Shawn from Boy Meets World.

The slow paced torture-porn of a film did wear on the hosts but in all they came away from Cabin Fever feeling the same way most of us did, grossed out. Cabin Fever stars Jordan Ladd, Rider Strong, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent and Joey Kern, in Eli Roth's directorial debut.

Join Riffing On Horror every Saturday at 9:00pm EST when they sit down with a new horror film to enjoy with their LIVE audience.

Another attempt at adapting the 1980's vampire classic The Lost Boys is underway, this time as a feature film not a television series.

Warner Bros. is behind the remake that will tell a similar story of two brothers moving to a new town plagued by teenage vampires. Jaeden Martell and Noah Jupe will star, not necessarily as the brothers, in a more updated retelling of the story originally created by Jan Fischer and James Jeremias. The film is still very early in pre-production but as news breaks, you'll hear it here first.


Well, that's about it, horror fans. I thank you all for stopping by. It's always good to go into a new week of horror with a little refresher, and that I am happy to provide. Be sure to stop by next week where there will be another Horrific Recap waiting for you. Alright, I'll let you go now but be sure to let your neighbors know you love them, by stepping outside and letting out a good, loud scream. If they yell back at you, it only means they care. Until next week, horror fans.

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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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