As it did in The Ring
, technology takes on a life of its own in the Japanese horror flick Pulse
. After a young man kills himself, his ghost keeps showing up on peoples computers. And its not like they can just log off: The dude dials up (apparently apparitions dont have broadband access), connects, and somehow encourages others to off themselves too. Like most J-Horror movies, Pulse
is elegantly shot . . . and just a little confusing. Bodies drop left and right, but its not easy to keep the characters straight or figure out how they fit into the narrative. And the ending is a real head-scratcher (did we miss an apocalypse?). Still, its atmospheric, spooky, and stylish. Check it out before Hollywood screws it up this summer with a remake starring the guy who played Boone in Lost
Sat., April 8, 9:45 p.m.