What should you do tonight? Honestly, you should watch the Mets in the World Series. Look, I made you a cheat sheet so you know what’s going on and I told you the best places to go watch it. I’m doing this and all roundups of stuff to do while the World Series is on under duress. If you insist on not watching baseball tonight, there’s some stuff to do that I found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar, but keep in mind you should be watching baseball.
WES CRAVEN FILM FESTIVAL
Hoo boy is this a scary night you’re in for. Wes Craven was a master of horror, and now he’s dead, so he haunts all public screenings of his films. I think, or maybe just made that up. Either way, an all-night triple feature back-to-back-to-back night of Last House on the Left, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare should do wonders for giving you bad dreams and keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep on a work night.
8pm, Standard Toykraft, 722 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, $20
RICHARD HELL: MASSIVE PISSED LOVE: NONFICTION 2001 – 2014
Richard Hell, who you might know from Television or the Voidoids or NYC punk histories, has some thoughts he wants to share with you. Lots of thoughts, 14 years of thoughts to be specific, on all kinds of subjects like art and music and literature, and he’ll share them with you in person tonight. And maybe if you ask nicely he’ll tell you about the Lower East Side in the 70s and 80s.
7pm, Bookcourt, 136 Court Street, Cobble Hill, FREE
SUBREDDIT LIVE: INAUGURAL EXPERIMENT SHOW
Subreddit Live is moving their internet-centric comedy variety show out of a bar and into a real comedy club, and like with any move a show makes to a new location or network, they’re bringing out the big guns. So they’ve got Jo Firestone (fresh off a Kimmel appearance), Anna Drezen and Julio Torres all jumping on stage and making you laugh.
9:30pm, The Experiment Comedy Gallery, 20 Broadway, Williamsburg, $5
SCHLOCK AND HORROR NIGHT: FILMS OF THE WEIRD AND STRANGE
Why watch American slasher flicks for Halloween when you can watch weird arty foreign horror movies that wrap their blood and guts in schlocky attempts at deeper meaning? Mostly because it’s fun to do that I guess, so tonight watch an Italian horror movie about a co-ed strangler stalking American schoolgirls or a Mexican one about a young girl who brings fun stuff like vampirism and Satan worship to a convent.
8pm, Tarot Society Gallery, 4 Charles Pl, Bushwick, $7
GHOSTS WE’VE KNOWN: STORYTELLING AND BONFIRE
If you’re gonna go to one ghost story night in Brooklyn around Halloween, you should definitely do it at Catland, the premiere occult store in Bushwick. The only thing we’d watch out for here is that it’s less a storytelling night and more an chance to sucker people in the door and put weird hexes on them that just sound like stories instead.
7:30pm, Catland, 987 Flushing Avenue, Bushwick, $7