Films: Kairo (2001)
Location: Haunted Home/Civilized Area
Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil
Summary: As the new millennium got off to a good start, technology was quite literally starting to take over our society. For the most part, this was a good thing, as we were more connected than ever. But at the same time, isolation came with it. And who knows? Maybe our gizmos will become portals for mind-screwing spirits!
History: It seems that the spirit world has finally found a way to cross over into our own. Mainly, through all the computers and phones that we have nowadays. Some believe they're here to give us immortality, while others just don't want to be possessed, killed, or reduced to black ashes in no particular order.
Notable Kills: Their invasion causes a cargo plane to crash into the ground. Also, most deaths are people reduced to blackened stains on the walls.
Final Fate: The ghosts have completely taken over the world, with Tokyo in ruins and similar events happening everywhere else. What they might do next, none can say...
Powers/Abilities: Possession, immortality, manipulation of reality.
Weakness: Can be held in rooms surrounded by red tape.
Scariness Factor: 5-An unstoppable army of spirits coming to make us one of their own. That's certainly something to keep you up at night. But the scariest part about them is what they represent. The isolation, the depression, and the overall bitter loneliness that they claim technology has created is encompassed by their presence. Whether they intend to or not, these beings kill hope dead.
Trivia: -The film's original title is Kanji for "Circuit", while in America it is known as "Pulse".
-The ghosts seem to be partially inspired by the Tsukumogami, a Yokai that is born when any tool and/or appliance ages for a century and acquires a spirit.