Paul is stranded on a lonely country road when his car fails to start. He walks through a melancholic landscape of missing person posters and floral tributes to roadside deaths, before chancing upon another car, but one which ironically is also broken down. Not only will this car provide Paul with salvation and suffering, but force him to face his own recent past actions and a provide him with a potential chance to redeem himself…
“Black Spot” is a 6 minute sensory assault by Sussex based film maker Luther Bhogal-Jones, using only a 3D camcorder roughly the size of a Blackberry. The writer/director’s love of 3D films inspired the classic look of the short. Faster Productions offers three ways to view this short: stereoscopic 3D for 3D tvs, classic 3D requiring red/cyan 3D glasses, or standard 2D. The 3D is what really makes this short, giving it a throwback 70s horror feel. With an unyielding soundtrack, the short isn’t bogged down by unnecessary dialogue either.
All three versions can be viewed here.
While there, be sure to check out Luther Bhogal-Jones’ other horror short, “Creak.” Well received by genre critics, “Creak” is haunting and atmospheric for its short 5 minute run time. It’s amazing what can be done with a small budget and only a few minutes to tell a complete story.