These movies all feature technology in the role of the horror itself. Either its computers possessed by demons, psychopathic hackers, serial killers in chat rooms, or cursed video games and things of that ilk. Note we’re not just talking about modern tech users in a horror setting - the technology has to present the threat. As we have moved into the Information Age, these cyberpunk scares have proliferated. They’re our culture’s way of asking “Just what is this 24/7 online life doing to us, as a species, anyway?"