Shudder Presents: J-Horror Juggernauts - Pulse

A benchmark for all J-horror ghost stories that followed in its wake, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Pulse spins terrifying gold from the deceptively simple premise that spirits are invading the interwebs. Held from the American public for nearly six years, this insomnia-inducing tale deals in the horror of single-minded ghosts hell-bent on trapping more souls in eternal loneliness.It only adds to the chill factor that these ghosts have no interest in simply killing people–and why would they, if it only leads to more ghosts. Don’t miss this chance to see one of the only truly fucking terrifying contemporary ghost stories in existence, delivered with enough elegance and artistry to belong next to Kaneto Shindô’s Kuroneko in the annals of exceedingly-pale specter cinema.

Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2001, 35mm, 118 min.