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The 25 Best Horror Films of the Aughts

Pulse1. Pulse. When The Social Network came out, it was tagged with suspicious unanimity as the movie of "our moment." But nearly a decade earlier, Kiyoshi Kurosawa pretty much wrote the ultimate obituary for the concept that there would ever again be an "our" anything, moment or otherwise. A neo-Invasion of the Body Snatchers in ghostly J-horror trappings, Pulse is a mournful techno-eschatology in which the world ends with not a bang, but the quiet murmur of billions of modems snatching away the souls of all who use them, and leaving all who opt out feeling even more alone than the throngs doing purgatory on the other side of the monitor. Coming, as it did, almost concurrently with the onset of "death of cinema" alarm bells, Pulse's desperate plea for real, messy, analog emotions is all but unbearable, and should send a chill through anyone who's found themselves absently caught up in YouTube roulette. EH


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