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Pulse 3 (2008)

A restless girl embarks on a journey back to a city populated by the dead in search of a mysterious internet lover.

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Joel Soisson

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Joel Soisson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Noureen DeWulf ... Salwa
Rider Strong ... Adam
Lynn Blackburn ... Teacher
Jackie Arnold Jackie Arnold ... Zach
Brittany Renee Finamore ... Justine (as Brittany Finamore)
Georgina Rylance ... Michelle
Robert Gibson Robert Gibson ... Bluesman (as Robert 'One String' Gibson)
William Prael William Prael ... Cliff
Laura Cayouette ... Amy
Karley Scott Collins ... Young Justine
Snowy Highfield Snowy Highfield ... Heartthrob
Marcus M. Mauldin Marcus M. Mauldin ... Burly Man (as Marcus Mauldin)
Thomas Merdis Thomas Merdis ... Caleb Wilkie
Diane Ayala Goldner ... Sarah Wilkie
Courtney Shay Young Courtney Shay Young ... Captive Phantom
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Seven years into the invasion, humankind has fled the cities where billions have died from a plague spread through the internet. JUSTINE (17) dreams of a life beyond her squalid refugee camp where all technology is taboo. She discovers the last working laptop and opens it like Pandora's Box. Someone is waiting for her online. And that someone wants desperately to meet her. The only catch, she must return to the city. With a longing that surpasses fear, Justine embarks on a terrifying journey back to the heart of where it all began. What waits there is something she could not possibly have imagined. Written by Anonymous

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You Can't Stop The Invasion.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Goofs

At 11:28-11:30 when they are at the table, you can hear a cell phone ringing but no cell phones or computer can be used because they cause the ghosts to appear. See more »

Crazy Credits

Watch after the credits for an additional scene. The last string of the guitar player at the camp breaks and he looks at it in despair. See more »

Connections

Follows Pulse (2006) See more »

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Calling All Cars
Written by Kevin Pullen and Chris McInerney
Performed by The Dunes
Courtesy of Curve Music
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Actually enjoyed it...
19 December 2010 | by p-stepienSee all my reviews

I actually enjoyed this third outing of the Pulse trilogy. But well... it is still a bad movie.

First off we get to see a couple in love via internet. He's American, she is Egyptian and they have cyberlove for over 10 months. She gets infected and kills herself off. He is in shock.

Fast forward seven year and we get to hook up again with Justine (the youngling from part 2), who has now turned into a rebellious teen in a Amish society. Taken over by foster parents she isn't satisfied with the life she has. By chance she find an old decrepit laptop stowed away in a car. She unwittingly takes a risk and turns on the little death machine. After which she is instantly attacked by... a chat-room. There she meets Adam, who apparently lives in town (Houston to be exact) and invites her over to visit. Naturally she takes a trip by foot to meet the mysterious internet lover...

Not all is bad with this movie. Yes, some of the acting is off, but in general the action is good and after a while you get used to the crappy blue screen. If you take it at face value you might actually enjoy yourself, as there are a couple of really worthwhile sequences with the opening segment a standout. Additionally there are a couple of interesting ideas, like causing pain to spectres via ultrared light or the whole house in the prairie motive.

But if you put any thought into the movie it just doesn't make any sense. In the end it turns out that Justine's whole trip was pointless and gives nothing to the story. Additionally we are to believe that it took the army seven years to coordinate a global nuclear EMP attack (what does that say about the army?). Not to mention cell-phones that have power after seven years of laying around in the dirt (Nokia eat your heart out!). All in all I strongly doubt that after the prolonged period of lack of power sources (with no-one to run the power plants electricity would be down in a matter of days, save for maybe nuclear facilities), maintenance and so on anything electromagnetic would be working after seven years. Basically the whole premise stinks of crappy writing and zero afterthought as it really doesn't make much sense.

Generally if you were involved by the previous two parts you can watch this to get some sort of closure. But don't expect much (in any department, especially special effects) and you may just have a good time.


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Release Date:

23 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pulse III See more »

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Louisiana, USA

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