What is Movie News After Dark? As of this evening, it’s a nightly movie news column that’s just happy to have a place to call home. It’s thankful for hard working code monkeys and developer-types who worked countless hours to put Humpty Dumpty (that’s actually what we call our server — coincidence, perhaps) back together again. Now it’s time to do the news.
We begin tonight with the best pumpkin design I’ve seen thus far, a Dalek from Doctor Who. It was sent to me by our spooktacular Managing Editor Cole Abaius this afternoon in an email titled “Just in case we have a website ever again…” It’s been a stressful weekend.
Speaking of this weekend. Some of you may have seen on Twitter that Mondo, the art purveying arm of the Alamo Drafthouse, put on a wicked secret screening of George Romero’s original Dawn of the Dead inside a mall filled with zombies. You can see a complete wrap-up of the undead event over at /Film, or read Peter Hall’s great article How I Became a Romero Zombie for the Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo over at Movies.com.
I don’t care too much about Kim Kardashian and her failed marriage. I’m not even sure what a Kim Kardashian is. But I do love the writing of Rob Delaney, who writes at Vice about how he’s suing Kim Kardashian.
The folks at /Film have published a few great pieces of art from Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, which delivers the same creepy sensation felt while watching that bitchin’ slice of cinema. Because yes, you should watch it.
Speaking of things that are frightening, here’s a list of 5 unintentionally horrifying movies to scare the bejesus out of you, courtesy of Pajiba.
Over at Ain’t It Cool News, fellow journo Eric Vespe (you know him as Quint) has solidified his place among the lucky bastards of the profession, as he’s been chosen to be embedded in the production of The Hobbit and will be blogging from location. Add to that Vespe’s considerable storytelling skills and we’ve got ourselves a recipe for a great set blog. I’ll be tuning in, Comic Sans or no Comic Sans.
Thus far the most insane Halloween costume I’ve seen on the internet — not that I’ve been looking that hard — is that of Heidi Klum. Using her considerable resources as a famous person, Klum showed up to her annual costume party as a dead body with the first layer of skin ripped off. Expensive, but clever.
Over at Culture Map, our friend Jacob Hall writes about his desperate and personal journey through Austin’s comic book scene. It’s a great piece that says a bit more about local comic shops than you’d think.
The Playlist got James Mangold talking about The Wolverine, calling it a very dark character piece. That’s exactly what fans have been dying to hear.
We close tonight with something from the fun folks at JoBlo, celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Evil Dead. Such a thing is always worth celebrating, especially on such a hallowed eve.