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Horrific Recap of September 5 - 11, 2021

Welcome back to Horror Junket! It's the start of a new week but if your brain works anything like mine—squirrel!—then you need a refresher of all the horror that happened last week. If you haven't done so yet, go ahead and grab hold of your pillow tightly—a little tighter now, as we study for the pop quiz that is last week's horror.


Sunday - September 5

Is Alan Wake finally getting that remaster treatment hinted at some time ago by Epic Games back in June?

The Xbox 360 game that has some serious Stephen King/Dean Koontz vibes to it, has been prematurely confirmed by Rakuten Taiwan through their website, listing the upcoming remaster as being available for purchase next month.

Fans of Alan Wake will once again be able to take up their trusty flashlight, using it against those ghostly shadow lumberjacks next month on October 5. Confirmation from those behind the Alan Wake remaster is soon to come.

Fried Barry hit Shudder back in May and if the memory of it has stuck with you like a good acid trip, then I have some news for you.

Starting now and going until October 10, Ryan Kruger and those behind Fried Barry are hosting an art competition for fans that may, or may not be artistically gifted. Fried Barry inspired artwork can be turned in through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and should utilize #FRIEDBARRY when submitting.

The big winner has much to gain with prizes including a Fried Barry t-shirt, a signed poster, enamel badges, a vinyl soundtrack, an official bottle of Fried Barry hot sauce and the big announcement made by Fried Barry himself, actor Gary Green.

Get your art in quick before the October 10 deadline. Places to enter your art are listed above and of course, good luck you.


Monday - September 6

Michael Kenneth Williams, the versatile and award winning actor that brought to life so many amazing characters, has passed away.

Born in Brooklyn, Williams would get his start in show business by dancing and starring in music videos. From there, Michael K. Williams would pursue acting, a path that would give audiences Omar Little and Chalky White. Known for his roles in HBO's The Wire and Boardwalk Empire, Michael Kenneth Williams would later go on to star in HBO's Lovecraft Country, a television series adapted from Matt Ruff's Lovecraftian horror novel.

It's truly tragic to be writing about the passing of Michael Kenneth Williams because this man had so much more to offer, so many more roles that he could have cemented into entertainment history. Michael Kenneth Williams was 54 when he passed.


Tuesday - September 7

Always vigilant to his fans when it comes to behind the scenes details of his projects, Rob Zombie gave those following his Instagram an update on the construction of a certain house that sits at 1313 Mockingbird Lane.

Pre-production is well underway for Rob Zombie's reboot of The Munsters, with set updates and makeup details fueling fan anticipation for the soon to come film. There has been no word yet of who will be playing the ghoulish family, though we know Rob Zombie will clue his fans in when when the time arrives.


Wednesday - September 8

The latest in horror from Mike Flanagan is soon to come but those who are interested can enjoy their first look at Midnight Mass, with the official trailer that released today on YouTube.

Midnight Mass is the latest horror project from Mike Flanagan, who has once again teamed up with Netflix, this time to bring the horrors of a small community known as Crockett Island to your TV screen. Starring Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas, Rahul Abburi and Crystal Balint, Midnight Mass begins its seven episode run later this month on September 24.


Thursday - September 9

No need to leave the safety of your house to catch Michael Myers' next killing spree. His latest in hack and slash methods is set to be released to Peacock, on the same day as the film's theatrical release.

Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak and Will Patton return for Halloween Kills, the next chapter in the Michael Myers/Laurie Strode saga. Fans of the John Carpenter created legacy will also enjoy the return of Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards and Nancy Stephens, from past Halloween films.

Halloween Kills will once again be directed by David Gordon Green, who co-wrote the film with Danny McBride and Scott Teems. The team's last project, Halloween, dominated the box office back in 2018 and now its sequel is shaping up to do the same for 2021, when Halloween Kills hits theaters October 15.


Friday - September 10

Those following news of Scott Derrickson's latest and upcoming horror film, The Black Phone, know by now that Ethan Hawke is involved with the film. It should also be noted that he will be starring as the bad guy this time around and that has Horror Junket very excited.

A photo released today shows Hawke's child abducting character in full costume, topped off with a very demonic looking mask. The Black Phone is adapted from a short story by bestselling author Joe Hill and will also starring Jeremy Davies, James Ransone and Madeleine McGraw. The Black Phone is set to release in theaters next year January 28.


Saturday - September 11

Grave Encounters 2 was the latest horror flick to get a riffing, as Rob and Dwight sit down for episode 57 of Riffing On Horror.

Tuning in for the sequel to 2011's Grave Encounters, Rob and Dwight had much to say about Grave Encounters 2 , a sequel that did not involve The Vicious Brothers. I have to admit, I did enjoy the tangent Rob and Dwight went off on.

A very good discussion was had between the two about horror movie ratings and director James Wan, who has been knocking it out of the park lately in horror. It's always a treat to tune into Riffing On Horror and you can join the fun as well with Rob, Kelsey and Dwight, for a weekly horror viewing experience every Saturday at 9:00pm EST.


Well, that's just some of last week's news when it comes to the world of horror. As we start another horrific week—a week that brings us closer to the spookiest time of the year—I'm excited just thinking about all the scary movies and horror news that is sure to come. Until next time, stay safe and take care, and don't forget to let out a scream if you have to.

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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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