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Strange Happenings in December

December is typically a month that horror fans and Halloween enthusiasts bemoan as the glitter encrusted, eggnog soaked, saccharine month of Christmas. I myself don’t mind the holiday itself, but the commercials, crowds, parties, and over wrought feel goodness that leads up to it can really wear me out. Well fear not grinches, because there are plenty of things in December for us to look forward to. There’s Krampusnatch and the winter solstice to celebrate ( I’ll show you how as the month goes on), one more Friday the 13th, the brightest meteor shower of the year, and darker entertainment to enjoy. I’ve even got a list of Christmas horror movies at the bottom of this post. So muster up some enthusiasm worthy of Gomez Addams, and enjoy December your way. December 5th Not much is known about the origins of the European holiday Krampusnatch, but we do know that it is celebrated the night of December 5th, before the feast of Saint Nicholas. The holiday pays homage to Krampus, the hairy, horned companion of …

Strange Happenings in November

November 1st All Saints Day November 8th Doctor Sleep in theaters November 9th Fathom Events airs Madama Butterfly from The Met in Theaters November 13th The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park , New true-crime series on AMC November 14th Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood on shelves November 17th Black Bequeathment by Simon Strantzas on shelves November 18th Peak of the Leonids Meteor Shower November 27th Thanksgiving Knives Out in theaters

Strange Happenings in October

October 1st Imaginary Friend by John Green on shelves. Full Throttle: Stories by Joe Hill on shelves. The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher on shelves. In the Shadow of the Moon streaming on Netflix. (film) Marianne streaming on Netflix. (series) Freeform’s 31 Days of Halloween Marathon begins. Syfy’s 31 Days of Halloween Marathon begins. October 3rd Look for Jupiter and a crescent moon to align closely just above the horizon. The Last Seance: Tales of the Supernatural by Agatha Christie on shelves. TMC’s marathon of classic horror films begins. October 4th The Joker and Lucy in the Sky in theaters. In the Tall Grass streaming on Netflix (film) October 6th and 10th Ghostbusters in theaters. October 8th Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo on shelves. October 11th The Addams Family and Parasite in theaters. Fractured streaming on Netflix (film) October 12th AMC’s Fear Fest horror movie Marathon begins. October 13th Full Moon October 18th Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Zombieland: Doubletap in theaters. Eli streaming on Netflix (film) October 20th The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror XXX …

Strange Happenings in September

Each month I look for TV shows, movies, and events to look forward to.  September 2 Labor Day September 3rd Søren Sveistrup’s new book Chestnut Man on shelves. Known for writing the global hit television show The Killing, this Sveistrup’s debut novel. September 6 IT Chapter 2 in theaters. 27 years later, Pennywise rises again to taunt and terrifying the grownup Losers Club. September 10th Stephen King’s The Institute on shelves. King has written over 60 best sellers, and his latest offering is set in a mysterious institute in Minneapolis conducting terrifying experiments on children with paranormal gifts. September 13 Freaks released in theaters. According to imdb.com, Freaks follows Chloe, who “discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father’s protective and paranoid control.” Apparently the less you know going in the better. September 14 Full Moon September 18 Fathom Events Three from Hell and Devils Rejects double feature in theaters. The latest chapter in Rob Zombies ultra-violent saga, 3 From Hell will reunite Baby Firefly, Captain …

Strange Happenings in August

Each month I look for TV shows, movies, and events to look forward to.  August 1 No One Saw a Thing premieres on SundanceTV. The 6 part series examines an unsolved and unusual death in the 1980s. A resident was shot dead in front of almost 60 townspeople in Skidmore, Mo. All of them continue to claim they didn’t see a thing. August 2nd Them That Follow in theaters. The film centers around a forbidden love in a Pentecostal church in the Appalachia that uses the reptiles to worship. August 5th Harry Houdini stays underwater for 1.5 hours in a casket before escaping in 1926. August 8 Two Sentence Horror Stories, a new horror anthology series, premieres on the CW. The series will be comprised of eight half hour episodes focusing on universal social and primal fears. August 9th Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in theaters. In her family mansion, young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of …

Strange Happenings in July

Each month I look for TV shows, movies, and events to look forward to.  July 2nd Peter Tremblay’s collection of short horror stories Growing Things and Other Stories debuts. July 3rd The new horror movie Midsomer, written and directed by  Ari Aster (Hereditary), is released in theaters. The film follows a couple as their visit to a small town in Sweden turns from relaxing to increasingly more disturbing.  July 4 Season Three of  Stranger Things is available for streaming on Netflix. It’s summer in Hawkings, Indiana, and danger still looms over the town. The show’s characters will grapple with both impending adulthood and evolving evil. July 9th WGN debuts drama series The Disappearance. Originally aired in Canada in 2017, the show centers around the abrupt disappeared of a 10 year old boy, and the unexpected impact it has on the rest of the family. July 13 Embrace Your Geekness Day is always celebrated on July 13th. Whether your knowledge in and enthusiasm for is math or comics, show it off with pride today! July 16 Full …

Strange Happenings in June

Each month I look for TV shows, movies, and events to look forward to. June, 2nd: NOS4A2, a new horror series based on Joe Hill’s terrifying novel about a woman who battles a supernatural killer and has her own unusual way of finding things. Luther returns for a 5th season on BBC America, with Ruth Wilson back to reprise her popular character Alice. June 4th: The Oslo Killing, a new true crime docu-series from Sundance, chronicling the 40 year investigation of Anni Nielsen Iranzo’s murder. June 9th: Legends of the Deep, docuseries from the Science Channel, following Céline and Fabien Cousteau as they pursue mysteries in the ocean deep. June 10th: Jupiter at Opposition. The planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and will be brighter than any other time of the year, staying visible all night long. This is the best time to view Jupiter, a good pair of binoculars should allow you to see Jupiter’s four largest moons, appearing as bright dots on either side of the planet. June 14th: The …

Strange Happenings in May

Each month I look for TV shows, movies, and events to look forward to. Keep checking back, as I plan on adding more events as I discover them.   Touring: The Oddities & Curiosities Expo is a traveling oddities event established in 2017, and quickly growing. Doubling from eight cities in 2018 to sixteen in 2019, each stop features a full spectrum of local and national venders offering all sorts of strange and unusual offerings. Some of the stops will feature  Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! mini museum. I already have my tickets for their June 29th stop in Charlotte, which will also feature a side show and live human suspensions. Thursday, May 2nd– Catch Venus and a crescent Moon aligning close to each other before twilight. Saturday, May 4th– The post time for 2019’s Kentucky Derby may not be until 6:50pm, coverage will start on NBC at 2:30pm. I plan on making the most out of watching the two minute race by enjoying mint juleps and taking some free guesses at some of the most …