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Pulse (2001)
"Kairo" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  9 November 2005 (USA)
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Japanese university students investigate a series of suicides linked to an Internet Web cam that promises visitors the chance to interact with the dead.

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Harue Karasawa
Kurume Arisaka ...
Masatoshi Matsuo ...
Shinji Takeda ...
Yoshizaki
Jun Fubuki ...
Michi's mother
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Shô Aikawa ...
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Takumi Tanji ...
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Hassei Takano ...
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Atsushi Yuki ...
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After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another's computer keeps showing strange, ghostly images. Is their friend trying to contact them from beyond the grave, or is there something much more sinister going on? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Yûrei ni aitai desu ka? (Do you want to meet a ghost?)


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Rated R for some violent images | See all certifications »

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$7,250 (USA) (11 November 2005)

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$49,046 (USA) (16 December 2005)
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Made me squirm...
12 March 2007 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

I'm an old horror buff. I've seen some of the more notorious stuff around (Salo, Cannibal Holocaust, Caligula,...), but they all more or less about visceral horror.

Which doesn't work if you helped slaughter a few pigs.

What does work? Psychological horror. Impending doom you cannot prevent. Things you can't see or understand, but that are there right in front of your face. Music that shouldn't be scary, but which lingers anyway.

It's a typical, slow moving J-Horror with an atypical idea behind it. That oblivion is actually preferable than immortality.

Gore doesn't scare me - but some ideas do.

Like i said - it made me squirm... One of the best horror movies ever made - for the patient ones.


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