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Horrific Recap of July 11-July 17, 2021

Welcome back, horror fans! I had a great horror filled week, last week and that means it's time for another Horror Junket's Horrific Recap. It's really good to see you again and thank you for dropping by, as always I'm excited to get last week's horror news to you. If you haven't done so already, go ahead and grab your pillow tight—a little tighter now, because things are about to get spooky as we recap some of last week's horror news.


Sunday - July 11

There's a film I am looking out for on Netflix and it's a spooky little flick that comes from Italy. In a just a few days A Classic Horror Story will release on Netflix and I think it might be worth checking out.

Directed by Roberto De Feo and Paolo Strippoli, the film will star Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Francesco Russo, Peppino Mazzotta, Will Merrick and Yuliia Sobol. A Classic Horror Story will be available to watch later this week Wednesday, July 14.


Monday - July 12

Ted Bundy is quite the popular serial killer these days, the man having popped up in numerous films and shows recently.

This time around Ted Bundy, the infamous lady killer, will be played by Chad Michael Murray for another tale of the serial killer's twisted life. Joining Murray will be icon of horror, Lin Shaye, who will play Bundy's mother in the film written and directed by Daniel Farrands. Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman will premiere on August 16, with tickets available, here.

Ice Nine Kills' new album, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood, is coming soon in what will be the band's sixth album.

I guess you could call this one the band's sequel to their last album, The Silver Scream, which featured songs inspired by some of horror's most famous flicks. The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood has released a new single, "Hip To Be Scared ft. Jacoby Shaddix", and an accompanying music video, both featuring great vocal work from Jacoby Shaddix, the lead singer of Papa Roach.

Be sure to keep an eye out in the autumn when Ice Nine Kills' sixth album, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood, drops October 15.


Tuesday - July 13

First reactions for Lamb are coming out of Cannes and they are mixed, mostly favorable, for the Icelandic film by first time director Valdimar Jóhannsson.

Lamb is a slow burn of a film that is being called "disturbing" and "original" in its premise with performances that are being applauded, especially Swedish actress Noomi Rapace. The story told by Lamb centers around a childless couple on a sheep farm. Things take a strange turn when they suddenly become parents, after a child is born under mysterious circumstances on the farm.

Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson star in Lamb that is currently enjoying its premiere at Festival de Cannes 2021.

Coming to DVD in August, Lodewijk Crijns' film Tailgate, will tell the story of Hans, a family man who tailgates the wrong person one day, putting his family and life in danger. Starring Jeroen Spitzenberger, Anniek Pheifer, Roosmarijn van der Hoek and Liz Vergeer, in the film written and directed by Crijns.

Tailgate, the horror thriller from Netherlands, will be available to own on DVD this coming August 3.


Wednesday - July 14

Jennifer Carpenter will be returning for the ninth season of Dexter, but to what capacity we do not know. Jennifer played Deb, the adoptive sister to Dexter, who would rise through the ranks of her police department throughout eight seasons.

It will be impressive storytelling to see how Deb returns to the ninth season and it is just good knowing that Carpenter will be part of the show again. News of Jennifer's casting comes almost a month after news broke of John Lithgow's return to the series, with his contribution to the upcoming season unknown as well.

Dexter hopes to see its return to Showtime later this year.

The official trailer for Risen has hit YouTube and audiences should prepare for aliens.

When a meteorite hits near the small town of Badger, the residents soon die from contaminates in the air. Homeland Security jumps into action but all is not what it seems with the meteorite. A battle for human life ensues in the film written and directed by Eddie Arya. Risen will star Caroline McQuade, Kenneth Trujillo and Wassim Hawat and will release later next month on August 20.

Lee Cronin has confirmed that his latest project, Evil Dead Rise, is halfway done with filming and the director is feeling "humble".

The next installment of the Evil Dead series is currently in the works and from the looks of things, it's gonna be bloody! Cronin, in celebration of the halfway milestone, took to Twitter to humorously express his "gratitude for the chance to be making such a heartwarming and tender family drama".

Evil Dead Rise is scheduled to release on HBO Max next year in 2022.


Thursday - July 15

Sorry Resident Evil fans, once again Re:Verse has been pushed back, this time until 2022.

The Resident Evil multiplayer experience that was supposed to release alongside Resident Evil: Village back in May, has been delayed once again "to deliver a smooth gameplay experience", whatever that means?

The multiplayer portion of the widely popular video series, now eyes 2022 as the release year, with the year 2023 probably a possibility as well.


Friday - July 16

It's gonna be an Instagram Friday with two big horror announcements coming from two upcoming projects.

The first announcement comes from Rob Zombie, who took to his Instagram to give fans and the curious, a first look at the wig being made for Grandpa Munster, at least that's my guess. It's been big news recently that the famed writer, director and hellbilly rocker is behind a re-telling of America's spooky sitcom family, a show that is close to Rob Zombie's heart.

Zac Efron took to Instagram to announce the end of filming for his next movie, Firestarter, tagging his co-star and onscreen daughter, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, in the post.

Once again the novel by Stephen King gets the silver screen adaptation, with Efron playing the role of father Andy McGee, in the Blumhouse produced project. Directed by Keith Thomas, Firestarter moves on to post production, towards a release window that is as of yet unknown.


Saturday - July 17

Settle in for Episode 51 of Riffing On Horror, as hosts Rob and Kelcie watch 2017's Another WolfCop, sequel to WolfCop.

Humorous commentary and opinion run rampant in the latest episode of Riffing On Horror, as the duo in front of the camera try to figure out what exactly was the mindset of WolfCop creators and the story they spin.

Armed with their bag of knowledge from the first film, Rob and Kelcie are a joy to watch as they chat their way through another episode of Riffing On Horror, brought to you live every Saturday at 9PM EST.


Well, that's it for this round of last week's horror, folks, I thank you for tuning in. Be sure to keep an eye out as there is so much more horror news floating around out there, and more to come as we get closer to the spookiest month of them all. That's all for now but be sure to keep safe and remember, it's okay to scream at the top of your lungs every now and then. Gives the neighbors something to gossip about.

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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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