More ghosts in the machine

InfectedEveryone thought The Ring was great, but personally, I found the idea of terror via videocassette to be a bit unconvincing. There’s something quite uncreepy (or unsupernatural, anyway) about modern technology. Which is why I’m skeptical about Pulse, a movie coming out next year in which a guy dies and then starts sending his buddies e-mails. You can imagine the conversations at the studio. “The kids liked the Scream movies.” “And the kids do love that e-mail!” Whether wireless-enabled ghosts are frightening remains to be seen. In any case, the film has a Web site,, which has been set up to look like an FTP site. It’ll be updated steadily as the March 3 release date approaches. (Thanks to Movie Marketing Madness for the link.)

—Posted by Tim Nudd