By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Dimension Films
While running out the door I was fortunate enough to check my email to find that our good buddy 'RonJon' has sent us over a grip of posters including the first go at Pulse.
The recent trend for horror movie posters is to have them creepy enough to frighten small children. Saw II tested the MPAA, Hostel was nightmarish, Silent Hill tests the limits of freaky and now Pulse gives us yet another image to remember just before going to bed.
Adaptation of the Japanese film Kairo, Pulse tells the story of a group of young friends rocked by the sudden suicide of their own, and his subsequent, ghostly reappearance in grainy computer and video images. Is their friend trying to contact them from beyond the grave, or is there something much more sinister afoot? The mysterious floppy disk they find in the dead man's apartment may provide a clue, but instead launches a program that seems to present odd, ethereal transmissions of people engaged in solitary activities in their apartments.
But there is something not quite right in the appearance and behavior of these lonely souls. Soon, there are more strange deaths and disappearances within the group, terrifying rooms sealed in red tape, and the appearance of more ghosts as the city of Tokyo- and the world - is slowly drained of life.