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Horrific Recap of July 4-July 10, 2021

Welcome back, horror fans! It's about 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 so, if you haven't done so already, go ahead and grab your pillow tight—a little tighter now, because things are about to get scary as we recap last week's horror news.


Sunday - July 4

The name for The Dark Pictures Anthology fourth title is now known, just months before the premiere of the anthology's third game, House of Ashes.

Found on Justia Trademarks, the title for the fourth game in The Dark Pictures Anthology, the horror games from Supermassive Games and Bandai Namco Entertainment, will be The Devil in Me. The trademark filing also includes a picture of the skull and compass, a familiar logo for those that follow The Dark Pictures games, as well as the newly revealed title for the game.

The next installment of The Dark Pictures Anthology will come later in the year with House of Ashes. Players will take control of CIA field operative Rachel King, played by Ashley Tisdale, for a dark tale set in Iraq, in a search for chemical weapons. Also returning to the game is the soft spoken Curator, played by Pip Torrens. House of Ashes will be available later this year on October 22.

Jason's famed hockey mask, worn in the SWAT scene from Jason Goes to Hell: the Final Friday, has sold in auction and for way more than what anyone expected it would go for.

Sold at auction held by the Prop Store, along with other famed items from some of Hollywood's biggest feature films, Jason's hockey mask would fetch a whopping $180,000 once all bidding was exhausted. The screen worn item was only expected to get between $20,000-$30,000 when it was first announced for sale. On top of the buyer's premium, the winning bidder will pay a total of $225,000 for the legendary hockey mask, a true collector's piece for any horror fan's collection.


Monday - July 5

Photo Credit: Alan Light

Director Richard Donner has passed away at the age of 91, leaving behind a legacy of films that will be enjoyed for generations to come. Well known for his hits like Superman, The Goonies (Hey, you guys!) and the Lethal Weapon films, Donner would also be behind a couple of good horror flicks as well.

Director of The Omen, Richard Donner would help to bring abut one of the creepiest kids in film history, Damien. Not just a director but also producer, Donner would executive produce the 1986 vampire teen hit, The Lost Boys, after vacating the director's chair. Richard Donner was onboard to produce The Goonies 2 before his passing.

The official trailer for Fear Street: Part Two - 1978, has arrived just before the film's soon-to-come release on Netflix later this week.

Fear Street: Part Two - 1978 will take viewers to Camp Nightwing, where the only things to do are to have fun in the sun, enjoy time with friends and survive. Fear Street: Part Two will star Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins and Gillian Jacobs, for a summer camp adventure that begins Friday, July 9.


Tuesday - July 6

From director Valdimar Jóhannsson comes a trailer for Icelandic horror film, Lamb, starring Noomi Rapace, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson and Hilmir Snær Guðnason.

Lamb will the story of María and Ingvar, a childless couple that happen upon an infant on their farm one day. From there the story could be anyone's guess but the question has to be begged, what is in the crib? Keep an eye for Lamb.

From Loot Crate comes a limited edition Artist Collection crate that features art by Junji Ito. The limited edition subscription will include 4 crates, delivered bi-monthly, with the first crate arriving in late October.

Known for his work in horror, Ito would create such horrific titles like Tomie, Uzumaki and Gyo. Tomie will be featured on some of the 4-6 collectibles that will arrive with each crate. Fans will want to act fast as these $40 crates are limited. They can pre-ordered, here.


Wednesday - July 7

Director Matt Bettinelli-Olpin took to Twitter to announce that the upcoming Scream, the fifth film in the series, is complete. Along with Tyler Gillett, the film's second director, both directors have been doing a good job of keeping fans informed on the film's production process.

Scream will see the return of Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, available next year on January 14.

Zack Snyder, the director of zombie hits, took to Twitter to give followers a first look at, Army of Thieves, coming soon to Netflix.

Army of Thieves will be directed by Matthias Schweighöfer and written by Snyder, who co-wrote the film with Shay Hatten. Army of Thieves will take place before the vault cracking adventures that occurred in Army of the Dead.

It may not be "Viva Las Vegas" this time around but we will see the return of German safecracker Dieter, the film set in the earlier days of his safe-busting career. Dieter will assist another team, this time hired by a mysterious woman, to once again do what he does best, with some zombies sprinkled in.

Starring alongside Schweighöfer will be GoT actress Nathalie Emmanuel, Guz Khan, Ruby O. Fee, and Jonathan Cohen, for this second round of zombie/heist fun.


Thursday - July 8

Filmed during the COVID pandemic in Canada, Demonic, the upcoming horror film written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, will open the 22nd annual FrightFest held in London.

Having had one premiere already at Berlinale back in March, Demonic will also release to some theaters and VOD later in August. Demonic will star Carly Pope, Terry Chen and Chris William Martin. FrightFest opens on August 26 and will continue until August 30.

As we get closer to the release of Ryan Murphy's latest horror project, American Horror Stories, an official trailer has released to give audiences a quick sneak peek as to what awaits them.

In the new series we will once again a haunted house with a past, this time with the Rubber Woman who may, or may not be at the center of the house's evil. Find out when American Horror Stories releases on FX later in the month on July 15.


Friday - July 9

The Swarm is a film that is sure to make you squirm if you hate bugs. Directed by Just Philippot, The Swarm is a French film that will tell the story of a mother who creates a business with grasshoppers. After an accident, the mother and the grasshoppers form a bond, a very close bond.

The Swarm will star Suliane Brahim, Sofian Khammes, Marie Narbonne and Raphael Romand. It is coming soon to Netflix.


Saturday - July 10

The upcoming Pet Sematary prequel moves forward with the addition of Jack Mulhern, Forrest Goodluck, Natalie Alyn Lind and newcomer Isabella Star LaBlanc. No word yet of the roles they will play in the upcoming prequel but they join Jackson White, who was cast as a younger Jud Crandall, in the Lindsey Beer directed film.


That's about all for last week's horror, I hope that got you all caught up. Be safe out there, I'll you next time and don't forget to let out a bloodcurdling scream every once in awhile. Set your mind straight, you know?

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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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