• Eric J. Cullen

Horrific Recap of September 19 - 25, 2021

Updated: Dec 30, 2021

Welcome back, aficionados of horror. We start another week of scares, terror and dread on this beautiful Sunday, but before we do that, it's time for another Horrific Recap of some the horror that occurred last week. Go ahead and grab that pillow tight—a little tighter now, as we dive into last week's all-too-spooky horror news.

 

Sunday - September 19



Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart are back together again, this time for a one-hour baking show that will deliver heaping piles of competition, along with scares and good food.


Snoop and Martha's Very Tasty Halloween special will air on Peacock next month. The duo— along with food creator Alvin Zhou—will be the judging panel when it comes to the spookiness of some tasty and elaborate food creations. Large scale Halloween worlds will be made by teams of three bakers, tasked with bringing the spirit of the season to their epic creations.


Be sure to tune in and don't forget to bring a snack because Snoop and Martha's Very Tasty Halloween, is sure to make your mouth water when it debuts on Peacock next month on Thursday, October 14.


 

Monday - September 20



The final trailer for Halloween Kills is here and it looks like Michael will have his work cut out for him.


The sequel to 2018's hit Halloween will bring a whole town together, in an effort to put an end to evil in its most pure form. Halloween Kills will see the return of some familiar faces, faces that haven't been seen since the original Halloween stalked audiences back in 1978.


Laurie Strode, her family and the rest of Haddonfield, Illinois will faces off against Michael Myers when Halloween Kills hits theaters and Peacock, next month on October 15.





Ryan Kruger's short film #MeowToo will be screening at Grimmfest this year. Director, writer and producer Ryan Kruger returns to the festival, that last year was host to his extraterrestrial film, Fried Barry.


The short film #MeowToo will tell the story of anthropomorphic Meow, a feline heroine caught up in the maniacal plans of film producer Alan. #MeowToo stars Suraya Rose Santos, Alex Anlos, Billings Siwila and Gary Green, fresh off his success with Fried Barry.


Grimmfest's LIVE festival will take place next month on October 7 - October 10. Shortly after, Grimmfest will host its ONLINE festival on October 14 - October 17. Info on Grimmfest can be found, here.


 

Tuesday - September 21



Cassandra Peterson's memoir hit bookshelves this Tuesday, making it quite the day in horror for literature.


Struggling to recall the name? You might know Cassandra Peterson better as the sharp, dark and sexy Mistress of the Dark, Elvira. Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark will tell the story of Cassandra's decades long history in movies, television and her transformation in becoming one of horror's biggest names, Elvira.


Peterson's life did not come without pain or struggle. Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark tells of the hardships that Cassandra faced, both as Elvira and as a woman just trying to make it in the world. Becoming a fan of horror at an early age-—due mostly in part to Vincent PriceCassandra Peterson would nurture her love for monsters and horror. It was a love that would lead Cassandra to the role of a lifetime.


Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark is available for purchase, here.


 

Wednesday - September 22



Kevin Bacon is no stranger to horror with hits like Friday the 13th and Stir of Echoes under his belt. He will once again venture into the genre of horror, joining Theo Germaine in an upcoming horror film from Blumhouse and John Logan.


Bacon will join Scott Turner Schofield as executive producer of the as-of-yet untitled horror project. The film will be the directorial debut of John Logan, writer of Bats, Gladiator and Skyfall. Still in the early stages of production, Jason Blum and Michael Aguilar will produce the film that will take place at a gay conversion camp.


 

Thursday - September 23



It was definitely a good week for Cassandra Peterson and her Mistress of the Dark icon, Elvira. The genre of horror has been very fortunate to have Elvira in its fold for the last 40 years, and Shudder will celebrate her all-time horror reign with a special that will premiere on Saturday.


Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special will once feature Elvira, doing what she does best, hosting and providing sharp and biting commentary that only the Mistress of the Dark can provide. Elvira's one-time marathon special will feature her feature film debut Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, as well as other horror classics of the hostess' choosing.


Join the Mistress of the Dark for her next venture in horror, Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special , premiering during Shudder's 61 Days of Halloween, this coming Saturday.





Rob Zombie takes to Instagram once again with a photo that shows the near complete house of the Munster family, as well as the homes belonging to the neighbors.


That's right! Rob Zombie and crew didn't just build a single house, they build a damn neighborhood for what should be a very interesting take on one of America's spookiest families. Construction is currently taking place in Budapest, at a location that Zombie and crew had scouted out a couple months ago.


Still in very early production, Rob Zombie's The Munsters will become even more hyped once the director announces casting decisions, news that I am eagerly awaiting to hear.


 

Friday - September 24



Dead & Beautiful is a horror film on the rise from Taiwan, that will soon arrive on Shudder for American audiences.


Having screened earlier in the year, largely in Netherlands at festivals such as Imagine Film Festival, Film by the Sea Film Festival and Nederlands Film Festival, there was a lot of praise for the psychological vampire thriller. Dead & Beautiful is the story of a group of friends, changed into vampires overnight, and the struggles that ensue after.


Written and directed by David Verbeek, Dead & Beautiful stars Gijs Blom, Philip Juan, Anna Marchenko, Yen Tsao and Aviis Zhong. Dead & Beautiful will be available for streaming in the fall from Shudder on November 4.


 

Saturday - September 25



Four years after MTV's hit show Teen Wolf ended, news breaks that the series will get a feature film revival from Paramount+.


Series creator Jeff Davis will be involved in the one-off film that is expected to see the return of the original cast. A new story will be told, once again taking place in the life of Scott McCall. When a new evil emerges in the town of Beacon Hills, it is up to Scott and others like him to come together, reuniting friends, old and new, for a fight that could cost them everything.





Riffing On Horror LIVE sat down for Episode 59, which took a look at the 1996 horror film from Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson, Scream.


With another film in the series coming out next year, Rob and Dwight were just in time to host a viewing of the slasher classic. The film that threw audiences for a loop by killing off Drew Barrymore early in the film, was not safe from the wit of Rob and Dwight, who even went so far as to give Skeet Ulrich's name new meaning, due mostly in part to a Lil Jon classic.


Tune into Riffing On Horror LIVE every Saturday at 9:00pm EST and be sure to check out their Facebook for links to all that is Riffing On Horror including:


• SPOOKY CUTIE FEATURES - MON THROUGH FRI

• MERKY MONDAY MUSIC REVIEW - MON @ 5PM EST

• REEL REALM MOVIE REVIEW, HORROR WARS PODCAST - TUE @ 5PM EST

• ABOVE TOP SECRET INTERDIMENSIONAL HORROR TV - WED... MAYBE?

• ROB + NEO Z's SIDE B - THUR

• REEL REALM MOVIE REVIEW, DONE TO DEATH PODCAST - FRI @ 5PM EST

• RIFFING ON HORROR (LIVE SHOW) - SAT @ 9PM EST

• NEO Z's CORNER + ROH PODCAST RELEASE - SUN



Also, be sure to check out Sam Hain's Havok, a Halloween event sponsored by Riffing On Horror, that will take place on Halloween night in Vineland, New Jersey. For tickets please visit, here.











 

Well, folks, that's it for the Horrific Recap. I know it was only some of the horror from last week and believe me when I say, there is so much more out there. I do hope to see you next Sunday, when I'll have a whole new rundown of the horror that happens during this current week, and there is plenty that is going to happen. I don't know about you but I have a hard time holding all these screams in, so I wont hold it against you—your neighbors might—if you let out a loud scream every once in a while. Gives you room for all the soon to come screams as the week goes by. Take care.


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