Halloween in January was an idea introduced in season one of BoJack Horseman in 2014 as an example of a bad idea. However, the idea was launched as just a storefront with no merchandise, and was referenced in later episodes.
But that doesn't mean people aren't thinking about Halloween in January! Far from it. We've already seen the Halloween & Party Expo last week in Las Vegas. If you missed it, there are plenty of other Halloween and horror events happening long before October, so all you Halloween fans need to get started on your plans!
Fort Widley, New Hampshire, is the location for the next Zombie Encounter on Friday, January 20th. This is an hour-long adventure tour featuring plenty of the undead. If you miss it in January, you'll have another chance in March and then May.
The Days of the Dead horror convention in Atlanta will run January 27-29, so there's still time to book your tickets. Malcolm McDowell leads a list of celebrities who will be there. If you can't make it to Atlanta, the same production company has horror conventions in February in Las Vegas and Indianapolis in June. There's also a specialized convention called Monsters Attack in Chicago happening in May for monster movie buffs.
Witches Night In will also be held the weekend of January 27-29, in Toronto. This is a fairy tale and folklore convention with speakers, entertainment, vendors, food, tattoos, and tarot readings, among other witchy delights.
The Zombie Escape 5K and 1 Mile Run is scheduled for Saturday, January 28th in Escondido, California. Yes, it's a footrace, but actually more of an obstacle course as you are being chased by a horde of zombies! Winners are those who make it to the finish line without being infected.
The annual Creep I.E. Con horror convention will take place in Ontario this February 4th and 5th. The celebrity lineup includes stars from horror movies old and new, slasher films, and The Walking Dead.
TransWorld's Halloween Attractions Show will be held February 2-5 in St. Louis. It's a trade show, but offers plenty for Halloween fans.
There will be plenty more Halloween and horror events in the spring and summer, so check back for a schedule when they become available. Who says Halloween is only in October?