Three friends rent a notorious video tape and are joined by a strange fourth boy, who proves far scarier than anything they can see on the television.

This is a short, sharp, and genuinely scary little story, both horrifying and poignant, as the best ghost stories always are. I’m certainly in the same demographic as these three young teens in the early ’80s seeking some video thrills (“Faces of Death” and “Mondo Cane” were about as extreme as we got), and I can certainly picture myself in a similar predicament if I’d had the opportunity.