There's a fine line between horror and horrible, when it comes to horror films. I believe its called the 'plausibility vs cheese' line. Drift too far into cheese and it becomes as bad as Manos. Drift way too far and you get Horror comedy like Evil Dead2. Drift too far into plausible and you enter thriller or make the villian not scary enough.
In today's episode, we look at a well-balanced yet not too interesting horror series called Ghost and the Negro, a Youtube series that made the film festival rounds a few years back. A bookseller meets an interesting customer, then gets hasseled by an old man, who dies in front of him while walking home. Unfortunately this means the ghost wants his phone back. But the bookseller doesn't have it. Dude, you know you can call your phone from a payphone...
Anyway, the black and white filming give the series a scarier tone than if it were in color. So I recommend it if you're a fan of Hitchcock films. I didn't see anything about there being a conclusion or sequel when I looked up series details. So if you're a fan of ambigous ending, I recommend it. Just don't get too annoyed by the jump scares.
We should be back to a full posting schedule starting this week. I'll also be combining some of the future shows into doubleheaders to make up for lost time. So if I said to you that I'd cover your work this year and I haven't yet: don't worry, I'm working on it.