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Welcome to my weekly segment 'This Week in Horror', where I will be sharing some highlights on all things horror and sci-fi that occurred throughout the week in past years and recent. Anything from movie releases, to actor/actress bio's in regards to horror, you will get your weekly fix here. So if you are a BIG horror fan, but don't remember much about old news and releases and you would like to take a walk down memory lane, keep coming by every Monday to check it out.

NOTE: If you think I missed out on anything horror related on this week, I should know about, please feel free to post it on the comments below.

February 22nd

Queen of the Damned is released theatrically on February 22nd 2002.

Based loosely on Anne Rice's third adaptation of the vampire series "The Vampire Chronicles" Queen of the damned follows the story of the queen of all vampires Akasha. She is awaken after many years of slumber by Lestatt, a famous rock star who ends up falling in love with a mortal. The movie was released 6 months after singer Aaliyah tragically lost her life in an airplane crash and it's dedicated to her memory.

Dark Skies is released theatrically on February 22nd, 2013.

Dark Skies follows the story of the Barrett family. A typical suburban family like any other, who suddenly start to experience strange occurrences, specially around their younger son Sammy. After several creepy and UN-usual experiences, the family realizes that they are in for the fight of their lives, against something out of this world. Starring Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton.

February 23rd

Mary Reilly is released theatrically on February 23rd, 1996.

Mary, a servant at the house of Dr. Henry Jekyll, starts to fall for him and with his counterpart, Mr. Hyde. Deemed to have put some viewers to sleep, the movie didn't do so well at the box office, in regards of having Julia Roberts and John Malcovich as the stars of the film. With an estimated loss of approximately 34 million, this is one of Julia Robert's low grossing films.

February 24th

Sadly, there's no horror events today.. :(

February 25th

Cursed is released theatrically on February 25th, 2005.

Cursed is a 2005 American horror-comedy film directed by Wes Craven (rip) and written by screenwriter Kevin Williamson, who both collaborated on Scream. The film stars Golden Globe nominees Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg as the main sister-and-brother protagonists. The plot focuses on two estranged siblings as a werewolf is loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too. The movie was a critical failure and a box office bomb (according to critics).

February 26th

Nobody Gets Out Alive is released on dvd on February 26th, 2012.

Yet another slasher film for you guys to enjoy, the movie follows a group of college students who decide that they might escape their everyday troubles by heading out to a peaceful campsite, only to find out, that they are in the middle of a madman's thirst for revenge. The film is also known by 3 other titles, Down the Road, Punishment, and Slasher in the Woods.

February 27th

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is release theatrically on February 27, 1987.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is a 1987 American slasher fantasy film and the third film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The film was directed by Chuck Russell, written by original creator Wes Craven and co-written by Bruce Wagner, and starred Craig Wasson, Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund and Patricia Arquette in her first role. It is the sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge and is followed by A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger who stalks his victims in their dreams and learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back.

Club Dread is released theatrically on February 27th 2004.

Club Dread (also known as Broken Lizard's Club Dread) is a 2004 comedy horror film written by the comedy group Broken Lizard, who also created Super Troopers. It is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, one of the group members. When a serial killer interrupts the fun at the swanky Coconut Pete's Coconut Beach Resort a hedonistic island paradise for swingers, it's up to the club's staff to stop the violence... or at least hide it!

House of the Dead 2 is released on DVD February 27th 2005.

House of the Dead 2 (alternately titled House of the Dead II: Dead Aim) is the 2005 sequel to Brightlight Pictures' 2003 horror film House of the Dead based on the popular video game. A virus breaks out at a university and people start to become zombies. After 29 days, a team of AMS scientists and soldiers are sent in to deal with the problem, but while they search, things go wrong.

The Lazarus Effect is released on February 27th, 2015.

When two medical researches along with their friends are trying to find a way to help out coma patients, they accidentally stumble upon a serum who instead of doing so, it brings the dead back to life. When the school cuts their funding and a medical research company takes all of their research away, they sneak back in to try to replicate the experiment. But when one of them accidentally dies, they decide to bring their friend back, but things are not what they seem. Developing superhuman powers such as telekinesis and telepathy among others, the rest of the crew must find a way to fight against the demonic undead.

February 28th

The Monster and the Girl is released theatrically on February 28th 1941.

The Monster and the Girl is a science fiction horror black and white film released by Paramount Pictures, on a low budget. After a young woman is coerced into prostitution and her brother framed for murder by an organized crime syndicate, retribution in the form of an ape visits the mobsters.

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors is released theatrically on February 28th 1965.

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors is a 1965 British horror film directed by veteran horror director Freddie Francis,and starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. It was the first in a series of anthology films from Amicus and was followed by Torture Garden (1967), The House That Dripped Blood (1970), Asylum (1972), Tales from the Crypt (1972), The Vault of Horror (1973) and From Beyond the Grave (1974). Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire; a huge plant takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand.

House is released theatrically on February 28th, 1986.

House is a 1986 comedy horror film directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz. It was followed by three sequels: House II: The Second Story, House III: The Horror Show and House IV. A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Odd Thomas is released theatrically on February 28th, 2014.

Based on a novel of the same name by Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas, a clairvoyant cook with supernatural powers to see the dead, teams up with his beloved and the town's sheriff (played by William Defoe) in order to fight against unseen forces and unknown catastrophes. The film was criticized badly by rotten tomatoes, and it had a great loss at the box office. Their budget was a staggering 27 million and they only made a mere $721,286 at the box office.

Well guys there you have it.. This Concludes my Weekly segment of "This Week in Horror". Don't forget to FOLLOW ME for more scary and creepy content, stay tuned for more this upcoming Monday. Please feel free to leave a comment down below and remember... Sweet Screams!

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