All posts tagged: entertainment

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 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 …

WWII Cinderella

Earlier this year I attended a performance Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, and it was fantastic. I have been a huge fan of Matthew Borne and his ballet company New Adventures since I saw their production of Sleeping Beauty on tour in 2013, and The Red Shoes in 2017. Matthew Bourne’s productions are known to feature avant-garde storylines, in the case of Cinderella, the fairy tale is set in London during WWII. The LA Times describes Bourne’s version as a “Valentine to the power of love,” but the real power behind the show is the darkness surrounding the central figures in the story. Sergei Prokofiev’s score was written during WWII, so setting the story in 1940’s London fits perfectly. The audience is dropped straight in the time period by the sounds of airplanes over head before the show starts, and a news real that opens the show reminds show goers and the actors on stage of the perils ordinary citizens faces during the time. Sounds of anti-aircraft fire and exploding shells pepper the score though out the film. Bourne …

Contest Update

I have mentioned a few times over the past few weeks that I had entered in a holiday haiku contest held by little infinite. Thanks to all of the votes from followers here, my family, and friends I placed second and won a $50 prize. Since my resolution for 2019 was to submit more of my writing for publication, this is a very encouraging start! Read: Behind You: One Shot Horror Stories is a series of illustrations by Brian Coldrick. Each panel depicts a monster lurking nearby, with a one sentence caption. Ranging from funny to shiver inducing, each one is beautiful drawn and highly imaginative. See: Sunday, January 20th- Make plans to watch the total luner eclipse, which will start at 10:30 EST, and will turn the moon a deep rusty orange when it reaches totality at 11:40, earning its nickname “Blood Moon.” This Blood will be extra impressive, since it will also occur when the moon is the shortest distance from the Earth during its orbit. Watch: Wednesday, January 16th- Deadly Class premiers on SyFy. …