Pulse (Kairo) Before The Grudge, before Dark Water, there was Pulse, one of the scariest films ever made from the master of Japanese horror, Kiyoshi Kurosawa. A group of young friends is rocked by the sudden suicide of one of their own. When his ghostly image appears on their computer screens, something far more horrifying is unleashed. The terror mounts as more deaths and disappearances occur. Kurosawa s Pulse is a psychologically unsettling tale, which effects will endure long after the chills have subsided. Inspiration for the American Remake, Pulse.
Sick Nurses In a neglected hospital, seven young nurses and a respected doctor have been selling body parts of dead patients on the black market. When one of the nurses falls in love with the doctor, she urges them all to get out of the scam. Threatening to go to the police, she is viciously murdered and dies uttering a vengeful curse. Seven days later her tormented soul, longing to find its love, returns. Preying on each of the women s obsessions and weaknesses, she exacts her horrifying revenge.
Every Autumn, I find a gem or two in a thrift store or the bargain bin of a major retailer. Last year's treasure on the cheap was retrieved from the bloated corporate bowels of Wally World for ten swiftly devaluing Federal Reserve Notes. It's more than a bit odd to see one of the finest horror features ever shot paired with a tawdry (albeit enjoyable) flick on the same disc. Granted, they have a few things in common: both were created in the same decade and hemisphere by carbon-based life … more