Short, free, and you don’t even have to leave the seat you’re in now! (Wow… has it really been November since I posted one of these?)
I’ve mentioned Stranger Things before — it’s a video podcast that (in their own words) “depicts a world of ordinary people stumbling into the secret lives of the paranormal, the metaphysical, the unnatural, and the strange.” Imagine a 21st-century version of The Twilight Zone, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what it’s about.
The episode I’m highlighting here, One of Those Faces, would be up for an Academy Award for Best Short if there were any justice in the world. Good story, fantastic ending. A little less than 16 minutes means you can take it in at some odd moment. Check out the other episodes; they’re all good but the first two have rather dark endings.
I’m not sure what facilities they have for dialup — perhaps a DVD will be coming soon?