Paul Cooley writes great, scary stories about people. Sometimes it’s action adventure horror like the Black, or psychological horror or supernatural horror or suspense…okay sometimes it’s scifi dinosaur fights, but that’s another thing.
The Black is first and foremost a great story about people in a bad situation. It’s like 'Deep Blue Sea’ meets ‘The Thing’. A few technical glitches do not mar the quality storytelling and setup for scares to come.