The spookiest time of the year is finally upon us, and we --along with our pals at Geek & Sundry-- have teamed up again for another season of scares for Nerdoween, an annual celebration of all thingsÂ eerie, macabre, and just plain weird.Throughout this ominous season, Nerdoween will frighten and entertain once againÂ with a full lineup of ghastlyÂ Alpha shows,Â this year with three new series,Â Bizarre States: California, Vampire: The Masquerade â€“ L.A. By Night,Â andÂ The Dark Side.
Plus, we're celebrating our favorite horror stories old and new all month long, right here on Nerdist.Â Check out some of the hair-raising highlights below!NEW SERIES â€“ Bizarre States: CaliforniaBizarre StatesÂ hosts Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser are expanding their exploration of the oddball world of the occult, supernatural, and inexplicable withÂ Bizarre States: California, a video series building on last seasonâ€™sÂ Bizarre States: Los AngelesÂ with even more hauntings, urban myths, and unsolved mysteries.NEW SERIES â€“ Vampire: The Masquerade â€“ L.A. By NightVampire: The Masquerade â€“ L.A. By NightÂ follows after the events of theÂ Vampire: The Masquerade â€“ Bloodlines video game, in which the Camarilla clan failed to install a new Prince of Los Angeles. Since then, they never stopped their attempts to reclaim the city as their own. Another player in the power struggle is clan Ventrue, led by Vannevar Thomas, who has declared himself Los Angelesâ€™ new Prince. Blood, politics, and betrayal sit at the foundation of the City of Angels. This new series starsÂ Erika Ishii (as Annabelle), Cynthia Marie (as Nelli G), B. Dave Walters (as Victor Temple), and Alexander Ward (as Jasper Heartwood), each player representing a different character from a different clan with their own motives and moral drivers.NEW SERIES â€“ The Dark SideThe Dark SideÂ explores the dark and twisted truths lurking behind the most iconic faces of pop culture. From your favorite movies, shows, holidays, cartoons, and even breakfast treats, Jess and Bowse,r bring you the terrifying truths, salacious details, and behind the scenes haunts. New episodes ofÂ The Dark Side are available now.Weâ€™re Alive: FrontierÂ Season 2Weâ€™re Alive: FrontierÂ starts its second season this October.Â Geek & Sundryâ€™s post-apocalyptic adventure follows a band of survivors as they journey into the infected American Midwest. Based on the award-winning podcast,Â Weâ€™re Alive: FrontierÂ features five new characters and countless ways to die! Catch up with the intrepid crew of the Rail Driver and see how long theyâ€™ll be able to say â€œWeâ€™re Alive!!!" As a teaser for all fans, Episode 0 will be available to those withÂ and withoutÂ an Alpha subscription.Nerdist PresentsThe creative team behindÂ Nerdist PresentsÂ will offer a special â€œInterview with Other Vampiresâ€ thatâ€™s sure to be a bloodsucking fun time!Alpha Comic Book ClubPutting the BOO in comic books,Â Alpha Comic Book ClubÂ will be reading horror-themed comics all monthlong.Alpha Book ClubCome play with us as Alpha Book Club reads Stephen King's seminal novel, The Shining.Â The Dan CaveHostÂ Dan CaseyÂ offers his expertise on must-watch Horror Anime.Animation InvestigationWhich cartoon offers the most chills?Animation InvestigationÂ invites fans to compare classicÂ The SimpsonsvsSouth ParkÂ Halloween episodes. Â Nerdoween is presented by Bizarre States. New Alpha members can sign up atÂ www.projectalpha.comÂ with the promo code â€œBIZARREâ€ for a special free 60-day trial. Follow along all October-long using #Nerdoween!Â