The Horror Of Imagination: The Black Tapes Podcast Is As Clever As It Is Creepy

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It was broad daylight. I was hunched over a table in a crowded coffee shop, listening to a podcast several people on the interwebs had recommended to me while I gathered notes for a different essay (that’s a lie: I was wistful-shopping ModCloth). I liked the premise of the first episode, dove into the second prepared to be deliciously creeped out but not too bothered. I’m An Adult, after all; I survived The Exorcist with my bravery intact.

Halfway through, as a character described the shadowy, inhuman figure that inexplicably haunted them in photographs, a hand-to-God chill shuddered up my spine. In broad daylight. Surrounded by people.

Then I watched kitten videos for a while.

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