The Black Tapes

Under The Radar: The Black Tapes

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4 Mic RatingHow do you feel about paranormal activity? The Supernatural? Ghosts? Spirits? Demons?

Do you believe?

The Black Tapes is a serialized fictional docudrama podcast about one journalist’s search for truth, her enigmatic subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both.

The Black Tapes messes with your head on a couple of levels. First, the creators did a fabulous job of making it sound like an actual documentary. While you’re listening, it’s really easy to believe you’re following a real-life story.

Second, the website continues the illusion by highlighting Alex (the journalist) and Nick (the producer) as actual people when, in fact, they’re fictional characters. There’s even a website for the Strand Institute, which is the organization Alex is investigating.

I had to keep reminding myself that what I was listening to was NOT real.

Why? Because if you start to think it IS, it is truly terrifying.

On the flip side, it took a little bit to really draw me in. The documentary style is so different than what I am used to that it took a couple of episodes for me to really get into the flow.

But, once I did, I found it extremely addicting.

If you like The Exorcist, and other possession/demon stories, The Black Tapes is right up your alley.

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