BK, Hulu, and “People Die in This Movie” in the news

Today’s Reel Thing keeps us in the Halloween spirit(s) with some creepy news from around the world of advertising and film.

Last week, we reported on Fox’s All City and the scary work they are doing for Mars Candies. Now we have this whopper (ha!) from Burger King.

Like I haven’t had enough of scary clowns from Stephen King’s It to this season’s American Horror Story to the clown in the… you know where I’m going with this.

Anyhoo, BK is offering free Whoppers at five U.S. locations to anyone dressed as a clown. Check out the spot below:

Hulu wants to scare you into subscribing

Hulu is celebrating “Huluween” with a “Hulu Haunted House” that combines a short-form six-part anthology series called The House.

VR videos, exclusive interviews with horror film stars and creators as well as a creepy spin on the Yule Log videos that are popular during the Christmas season. The films include the seven-minute “Let Us In,” featuring a couple dressed as nuns who break into a haunted house. And there are twists. Major twists!

People have died in Nicole Bauer’s new film

All year, we have been tracking the progress of DuPage College filmmaker Nicole Bauer and her fun short film, People Die in This Movie. The film enjoyed a cast and crew “screaming” this previous Friday the 13th and her project is now ready for festivals. We also now have a trailer that you can watch below:

Sabella joins Onion

According to Robert Feder’s blog, Jen Sabella, who was twice named most powerful woman in Chicago journalism, resigned Thursday as deputy editor and director of social media at DNAinfo.com Chicago, the news source she helped launch in 2012.

Feder says she is joining “The Onion” in Chicago to work on a forthcoming website. “The last six years of my life have been pure magic thanks to the incredible team here, and watching the site become such a vital part of the Chicago media landscape has been incredible,” she stated on Feder’s blog. Nothing really scary of note there. Of course, changing jobs can always be somewhat terrifying at first. Good luck Jen!

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