Tension filled Premiere Theatre 8 as on-screen, The Joker (the late Heath Ledger) put a knife in a gangster's mouth and told the crime boss how the clown-like villain got the scars on his face. That is the power of Ledger's chilling Clown Prince of Crime in "The Dark Knight" terrifying, charismatic, methodical, random and hysterical, sometimes all at once.
Thanks to The Joker, the body count is high in the highly anticipated "Batman Begins" sequel. In real life, there was another high body count, with two standing room-only midnight showings in Norwalk.
Several fans sported Joker or Batman T-shirts. One Monroeville resident, Alex Bird, put two small Batsymbols on her cheeks and wore a Batgirl Halloween costume, complete with a yellow utility belt and waist-length, black cape.