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Strange Happenings in July

July 1st

Unsolved Mysteries reboot streaming on Netflix. The new version will be produced by members of the original team and be released in 6 episode batches periodically. A few changes have been made to the original format, each episode will focus on a single mystery, and run for 50 minutes. It will not replace original host Robert Stack, who passed away 5 years ago.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia on shelves. When glamorous socialite Noemí Taboada receives a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging to be rescued from a mysterious doom, it’s clear something is desperately amiss. Catalina has always had a flair for the dramatic, but her claims that her husband is poisoning her and her visions of restless ghosts seem remarkable, even for her.

July 3rd

Renowned musical Hamilton streaming on Disney+. Consider it a Christmas in July gift that Disney scrapped plans to release Hamilton in movie theaters this fall and decided to offer it on Disney+ the Friday before 4th of July. The perfect alternative to canceled fireworks shows.

July 4th

The second lunar eclipse of 2020 will be visible throughout North America, Central America, South America, and western Africa. Another fireworks alternative!

July 5th

Full Moon

July 11th

Manhattanhenge occurs at sunset. Head to 14th Street, 34th Street, 42nd Street, 57th Street and 79th Street for the best views.

July 7th

Survival Song by Paul Tremblay on shelves. The follow up to his first three novels—A Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, and Cabin at the End of the World—chronicles a rabies-like virus that causes insanity.

July 14th

Jupiter at opposition will appear brighter than at any other time of the year and be visible throughout the night.

July 17th

Cursed streaming on Netflix. Based on the illustrated novel of the same name by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler, this Arthurian reboot centers around the Lady of the Lake.


Into the Dark: The Current Occupant steaming on Hulu. A twelve episode horror anthology series, each episode is a stand alone story.

July 19th

The Alienist: Angel of Darkness premiers on TNT at 9 p.m. The second season will be released in four, two hour installments. All three lead characters return, along with Ted Levine’s shadowy former NYPD Police Commissioner Thomas Byrnes.

July 21st

Mallory by Josh Malerman on shelves. A sequel his debut novel Birdbox, which was adopted into a movie by Netflix.

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