It’s 2020 and I am writing about a horror series that’s premiering on Facebook Watch – these are good times. Blumhouse Productions brings Sacred Lies – The Singing Bones over to Facebook Watch. Yes, that link that was until now only for those watching some kinda movie becomes a platform for a Blumhouse Project. So, be ready for several other filmmakers looking at Facebook Watch as a legit streaming platform.
There are some differences though. With Facebook’s mobile-first policy, the horror series is shot in what we’d call a picture box dimension, something that’s perfect for the smartphone. Viewers will not need to pinch and zoom or go full screen to watch Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones. The content will rest peacefully on their mobile devices, as they hold their phones in a vertical position. The first season of Sacred Lies consists of ten episodes, and there’s no information about the duration of the said episodes.
Facebook Watch was a simple tool through which users could view content simultaneously and comment about it in the sidebar. Not that Google hasn’t done that. Google used to have Watch Parties. That tool came handy for couples who’d not be able to meet in real life. They could mope about the love stories that they watch.
With so many streaming platforms, the question looms large about whether Facebook Watch will be a success. Of course, currently, the services are for free, and that’s a sweet price point in India and abroad. But there’s always that question about the platform and the viewing window – will it be able to rope in the pre-millennials? Run to this Facebook Page to find out more.
Until the Vertical Resolution doesn’t become mandatory, here’s the trailer for us pre-millennials: