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Strange Happenings in November

Halloween may be over, but there are plenty of spooky and strange things to look forward to in November.

Four intriguing documentaries, three movies, two horror novels, and a lunar eclipse are just some of the things to look forward to in the final full month of Fall.

November 1st

Look for the Southern Taurids meteor shower, expect up to 15 meteors per hour.

The Cloisters: A Novel by Katy Hays on shelves

“When Ann Stilwell arrives in New York City, she expects to spend her summer working as a curatorial associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Instead, she finds herself assigned to The Cloisters, a gothic museum and garden renowned for its medieval art collection and its group of enigmatic researchers studying the history of divination.

Desperate to escape her painful past, Ann is happy to indulge the researchers’ more outlandish theories about the history of fortune telling. But what begins as academic curiosity quickly turns into obsession when Ann discovers a hidden 15th-century deck of tarot cards that might hold the key to predicting the future. When the dangerous game of power, seduction, and ambition at The Cloisters turns deadly, Ann becomes locked in a race for answers as the line between the arcane and the modern blurs.”

November 2nd

Killer Sally streaming on Netflix

“Interviews with friends, family and Sally McNeil herself chart a bodybuilding couple’s rocky marriage — and its shocking end in a Valentine’s Day murder.”

November 4th

Causeway streaming on Apple TV+

“Having earned her first Oscar nomination for 2010’s Winter’s Bone, Jennifer Lawrence reconnects with her indie film roots playing a soldier who returns home from Afghanistan with a brain injury. As she struggles to readjust to civilian life, she finds an unexpected friend (played by Brian Tyree Henry). Causeway mark the feature directorial debut of acclaimed theater director Lila Neugebauer.”

November 8th

Full moon and total lunar eclipse

The Hollows by Daniel Church on shelves.

“In a lonely village in the Peak District, during the onset of a once-in-a-lifetime snow storm, Constable Ellie Cheetham finds a body. The man, a local ne’er-do-well, appears to have died in a tragic accident: he drank too much and froze to death.

But the facts don’t add up: the dead man is clutching a knife in one hand, and there’s evidence he was hiding from someone. Someone who watched him die. Stranger still, an odd mark has been drawn onto a stone beside his body.”

November 10th

State of Alabama vs. Brittany Smith streaming on Netflix

“This documentary tells the harrowing story of a woman trying to use Alabama’s Stand Your Ground law after killing a man she says brutally attacked her.”

November 11th

Capturing the Killer Nurse streaming on Netflix

When mysterious lab results link a series of deaths at a local hospital, a heroic nurse teams up with two small-town detectives to help capture nurse and friend Charles Cullen, one of the most prolific serial killers in American history.

The Wonder streaming on Netflix

“Based on Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name, The Wonder stars Oscar nominee Florence Pugh as a 19th-century English nurse sent to investigate a religious miracle in the Irish countryside. Donogue (herself an Oscar nominee for adapting her novel, Room) also co-wrote this screenplay, which is directed by Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman).”

November 17th

Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? streaming on Netflix

“The year was 1996, and the cola wars were raging. Despite Pepsi’s celeb-soaked advertisements, Coke still held the bigger market share, so the second-place brand decided to roll out their biggest campaign ever: Called “Pepsi Stuff,” it featured a soon-to-be infamous commercial implying that if you just bought enough of their products, you could use “Pepsi Points” to purchase sunglasses, leather jackets… and maybe a Harrier jet?”

November 18th

The Menu streaming on shelves

“A young couple, Margot and Tyler (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult), travel to a remote island for an exclusive restaurant run by an enigmatic chef (two-time Oscar nominee Ralph Fiennes). But there’s more in store for the wealthy guests than a tasting menu and wine pairings in this darkly comedic satire of foodie culture.”

November 21st

The Evaporated by Jake Adelstein streaming

“The Japan-based crime writer Jake Adelstein may be under some scrutiny (which he claims is unwarranted) for the veracity of Tokyo Vice, but he’s still out there spinning yarns on Japan’s seedy underbelly. His latest project is a podcast series that examines the phenomenon of jouhatsu, or people who decide to vanish from their own lives.”

November 23rd

Wednesday streaming on Netflix

Follows Wednesday Addams’ years as a student, when she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents.

Bones and All in Theaters

“Luca Guadagnino reunites with his Call Me By Your Name star, Timothée Chalamet, for a cannibal love story, about a young woman (Taylor Russell) coming to terms with her unusual hunger and the charming drifter (Chalamet) who understands her urges. The film is adapted from Camille DeAngelis’ novel of the same name by screenwriter David Kajganich.”

November 29th

Sweet, Young, & Worried by Blythe Baird on shelves

“Following her widely successful debut, Baird wastes no time as she reels in her reader with breathtaking imagery and punching narratives. With expert precision and vulnerability, Baird guides us on an expedition embracing queerness, love, loss, mental health, feminism & healing along the way.”

November 30th

Take Your Pills: Xanax streaming on Netflix

A cure for some and a curse for others, widely prescribed anti-anxiety medication is examined by patients and experts in this revealing documentary.

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