Pulse (I) (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  11 August 2006 (USA)
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When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.



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The hacker Josh invades the computer of Douglas Ziegler, who is developing a powerful wireless signal, and accidentally releases a mysterious force that takes the will to live of human beings, generating a suicide epidemic and increasing the force. His girlfriend and student of psychology, Mattie, sees each one of their common friends die and the destruction of the modern world, and together with her new acquaintance Dexter, they try to plan a virus developed by Josh in the network to shutdown the system and save mankind. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi terror, disturbing images, language, sensuality and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Epafi me tous nekrous  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,203,822 (USA) (11 August 2006)


$75,394 (Argentina) (13 October 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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The trailer features footage from the original Japanese film, called Kairo. One shot in particular features a plane crashing. The shot was re-done for the final film See more »


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Douglas Zieglar: The last thing you want, the last thing you ever want is for them to get to you. 'Cause when they grab ahold, they will take your will to live. Everything that made you you is gone. You don't want to talk, you don't want to move. You're a shell.
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If You Have Nothing Better To Do
11 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We just came home from seeing Pulse. Sorry friends, this is one film you won't be sorry you missed. Slow, boring, and lots of loose ends. No thrills, chills or characters you can care about. You are presented with a group of close friends -- yet no one seems concerned or even to notice that one of their buddies hasn't been around, anywhere, for a few days. No one seems to care when his fate is discovered. For some reason, all the college students seem to reside in apartments with black walls and leave food scattered all over the place to rot. I'm guessing the props dept had a lot of bugs around and wanted to use them up. Better to wait until this film shows up on cable at 3 am and you have nothing better to do before you watch this one.

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