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Horror Junket's Horrific Recap of June 13-19, 2021

Updated: Jul 24, 2021

What is up, horror fans and thank you for stopping by the site again, or maybe it's for the first time — either way, welcome. I'm excited to get last week's horror news to you because maybe it's the first time you're hearing it, or maybe this will all be a refresher for you. Either way thank for dropping by. I won't ramble on longer than I have to, so grab your pillow tight — a little tighter now, and lets recap last week's spooky news starting with...


Sunday - June 13

Nicknamed the busiest man in Hollywood, actor Ned Beatty has passed away Sunday from natural causes.

Beatty, who would rise to fame with his role as Bobby in the John Boorman thriller, Deliverance, would become a familiar face in Hollywood. Along with his well-known roles in drama and comedy, Ned Beatty would also appear in a handful of horror films such as Exorcist II: The Heretic, The Unholy, television's Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Haunting of Barney Palmer. Beatty would continue his work as an actor up until his last days. Ned Beatty passed at the age of 83.

Redfall has been announced by Bethesda and Xbox during their showcase at E3 2021, and the co-op, first-person shooter exclusive has me intrigued.

The game takes place within the island community of Redfall, which has been overtaken by vampires. It is up to you and three other players to shoot, carve and slay your path across the island — ridding it of its bloodsucking infestation. Redfall will release next Summer 2022, and will be available day one on Xbox Game Pass and in store for Xbox X/S.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, a game fans have been waiting for, was brought up again during the Bethesda and Xbox Showcase, this time with an official gameplay trailer. It was a welcome treat to the eyes, especially after seeing the trailer during the Xbox Showcase last year.

The much anticipated sequel to the 2007 first-person shooter/survival horror game, has been in development for more than a decade now. It was cancelled back in 2012, sitting in limbo before being brought back to life in 2018. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will take players back to Chernobyl for all kinds of scavenging and mutant fighting fun — or dread, depending on how you look at it. Fans and newcomers the series can enter The Zone when S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl releases next year on April 28, available on PC and Xbox X/S.


Monday - June 14

Upcoming news from the spookier side of Shout! Factory this Monday. Scream Factory will be giving the Christopher Walken starring classic, The Dead Zone, the 4K treatment.

The Collector's Edition of the film will feature four audio commentaries from crew like director of photography Mark Irwin, associate producer Jeffrey Chernov and film historians Michael Gingold, Dr. Steve Haberman and Constantine Nasr.

But wait! There's more! Bonus features also include an interview with star Brooke Adams and a feature where horror director Mick Garris reflects on the 1983 film. Order the upcoming Collector's Edition of The Dead Zone early and you could receive an exclusive 18" x 24" poster, available while supplies last, so be quick and pre-order your copy here.