While on a late night road trip home, a woman must save her rebellious teenage daughter who runs off with a bizarre group of blood-letting psychos.

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Divorced business-bitch Senga Wilson grudgingly drives daughter Nathalie 'Nat' home after a visit to her dad, far away. During a rest-stop, Nat sneaks out with a friend and joins a weird truck-nomadic hippie-like sort of cult, which Senga tails. Its 'father' uses drugs and sex to bind everyone to his bloodthirsty scheme. When Bradford PD detective Ned Stephens investigates, Nat's dad assures him she's safe with him and Senga is pathologically disturbed. Nightmares blur who is imagining or lying what. Written by KGF Vissers

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In The Vein Of Terror. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug and sexual content | See all certifications »

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$11,500,000 (estimated)
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Mischa Barton had her belly button pierced specially for her role in this movie. See more »

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When Senga and Nat drive past the scene of the first accident, the background chatter on the police radio loops. See more »

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The Father: No body in chains ever soared up to the sun.
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Written by Williams / Williams / Goodwin
Performed by Doves
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At times quite compelling!
21 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As you have probably gathered from the other reviews, this film badly needed a script doctor. If you watch films only to watch "stories," then move on. If, however, you appreciate stylish. dreamlike imagery and provocative dramatic situations, then this film does have something to offer. "Pulse" has been running on Showtime (under the title "Octane") and I have watched long sections of it several times. As scenes and sequences, many of these sections are quite compelling. I would like to see what this film's screenwriter(s) produce in five or ten years and I would like to see this director work with more coherent material.


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