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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Landlady (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Dr. Waterson
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Mike J. Regan ...
Phantom (as Mike Regan)
Male Newscaster #2


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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the film "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" also starring Kristen Bell, during the dinner scene, a movie very similar in plot to Pulse is talked about that Sarah was in. It is humorously referred to as a horrible movie with a ridiculous premise. See more »


Although the movie is set in Ohio, Mattie is shown coming from an underground subway system. Comlumbus Ohio does not have a subway line. See more »


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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Esto Es Lo Que Hay
Written by Maurico Jose Arcas, Armando Figueredo, Jose Luis Pardo, Jose Rafael Torres, Julio Briceno,
and Juan Manuel Roura
Performed by Los Amigos Invisibles
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Not as bad as you might think
25 November 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I've seen the trailer for this movie some time ago, and I decided to watch it. It's one of those horror movies with eerie sets and shots. They chose Bucharest, Romania as a main location, so I found familiar places in it. The campus featured in the film is the one from "Politehnica" University.

The movie itself is well written and has a coherent plot. Of course, there are times when you can predict the next turn of events. But this does not happen very often.

The special effects are OK, not dated or something. They integrate very well in the unfolding of the plot. The soundtrack is also good, many low frequency noises, kind of electric ones (reminds me of "The Ring").

For a remake of a J horror movie, this one does a pretty good job. Worth watching if you have a couple of hours to spare.

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