The Art of Darkness

The Midnight Archive

December 21st, 2011 by Cobwebs

Indie documentary producer Ron Thomas recently launched The Midnight Archive: A series of shorts which “aims to document the exotic, the strange, the eccentric and the truly unique.”

Often dark and always on the fringe, the series puts an honest look into some of the most fascinating people, places and artifacts that many people are wildly unfamiliar with. From a woman who mummifies pets to the largest collection of automata, the idea is for the subject matter to tell its own story and give the viewer just a taste of something ‘unusual’. No dramatic stings, no editorial drama – just the facts.

Here’s their original teaser:

Each episode is nicely bite-sized (around 5 minutes each), and there are six episodes posted on the site* so far. There doesn’t appear to be a schedule of upcoming additions, but you can sign up to receive email updates.

(Hat tip to Cat)


*Mini-rant: Grey text on a black background does not mean “edgy,” you guys. It means “hard to read.”

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3 Responses

  1. Sisifo Says:

    In Mary Roach’s book, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, one chapter talks about the brain and head transplant and how they tried different things. It is probably one of my favorite books. I’m excited to watch that episode from them. My mother would cringe, but I think, at times, she forgets I AM adopted.

  2. pensive Says:

    I love Stiff. Great book!

    this site should keep me entertained. absolutely.

    and unreadable fonts/colors make me click away every time. i’m constantly tinkering with my own in an attempt to perfect it. feel free to tell me if it is difficult to read.

  3. Beans Says:

    I love this series!

    *never, ever put text on black even if it’s white* That’s my mini rant!

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