• Pulse (2001)


Release Date: 2001

R |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

After college student Taguchi (Kenji Mizuhashi) commits suicide, a number of young adults living in Tokyo witness terrifying visions transferred across the Internet. As more people disappear throughout the city, the Internet becomes a breeding ground for malevolent spirits. Three seemingly disconnected stories follow Michi (Kumiko Aso), Ryosuke (Haruhiko Katô) and Harue (Koyuki) as they attempt to solve the mystery behind the ghostly visions that are seeping beyond their computer monitors.

Cast: Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Aso, Koyuki , Kurume Arisaka, Masatoshi Matsuo, Shun Sugata, Kenji Mizuhashi, Masayuki Shionoya

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Genres: Horror , Thriller

Production Co: Columbia

Keywords: Escape, 2000s, Mother, Mystery, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    It's a horror movie for aficionados. But it's also for people who don't usually like horror movies at all, who regard them as cheap, crude and over-obvious.There's nothing cheap or crude in Pulse," a fine, shivery movie about the terror of solitude and emptiness. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Just know that Pulse possesses the dark art to make your pulse pound and your hair stand on end -- with no cheating. show more

  • 100
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    If one masterpiece were to emerge from the recent glut of generally good quality Japanese horror movie, this chilling apocalyptic ghost story from Kyroshi Kurosawa is it. show more

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