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Pulse (2006)

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.


Jim Sonzero


Wes Craven (screenplay), Ray Wright (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Mattie
Ian Somerhalder ... Dexter
Christina Milian ... Isabelle Fuentes
Rick Gonzalez ... Stone
Jonathan Tucker ... Josh
Samm Levine ... Tim
Octavia Spencer ... Landlady (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Ron Rifkin ... Dr. Waterson
Joseph Gatt ... Dark Figure
Kel O'Neill ... Douglas Zieglar
Zach Grenier ... Professor Cardiff
Riki Lindhome ... Janelle
John Burke ... Newscaster
Mike J. Regan ... Phantom (as Mike Regan)
Steve Tom ... 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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You are now infected. See more »

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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Outside of the United States, the unrated extended cut (which restores approximately 2 minutes of footage) was used for theatrical screenings in foreign territories. See more »


In the beginning you see a group of guys looking at a laptop, and later in the movie you see the same group sitting in same place looking at same laptop with the same windows open See more »


Mattie Webber: Just like Josh said, he pulled something through...
Dexter McCarthy: Pulled ghosts through the Wi-Fi? I just doesn't make any sense.
Thin Bookish Guy: [adding to their conversation] It makes all the sense in the world. Do you have any idea of the amount of data that's floating out there? The amount of information we just beam into the air? We broadcast to everyone where we are, and we think we're safe? The whole freakin' city is going insane, and we're acting like it's nothing. Well, it's not nothing. It's something we don't ...
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Scary ghost story showing strange and mesmerizing images
22 December 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This remake from Japanese film begins when a hacker penetrates the computer of Josh(Jonathan Tucker) and spontaneously releases a weird virus, starting to happen rare things to the University residents. His ex-girlfriend, a psychology student named Matte(Kristen Bell) along with her friends(Christina Milian, Rick Gonzalez,Samm Levine) investigate a series of suicides linked to an Internet web cam which causes visitors an interacting with astonishing dead. Some of them watch crawling shadows on the wall and vision of dead people . Later Matte befriends a new boy(Ian Somerhalder), both facing spectres from beyond the grave when sinister deeds are going on.

This creepy movie contains ghostly images,chills, thrills and a completely eerie mood throughout.This supernatural horror film talks about people may become solitary, the loneliness in modern society, in spite of connecting wireless technology, cellphones and internet .Ghastly and astonishing frames about apocalyptic happenings with dark skies, deserted streets,creepy mood, similarly to classic films, such as 'Lifeforce and Quatermass and the pit'. Casting is quite good, along with young actors,Bell, Milian,Tucker,Somerhalder, appear distinguished veterans,as Brad Dourif, Zach Grenier and Ron Rifkin. Well written by Wes Craven and Kiyoshi Kurosawa, original author of Kairo(2001) and professionally directed by Jim Sonzero. Dark photography with muted colors generating a horror sensation by Mark Plummer. Haunting and incredibly eerie musical score by Elia Cmiral. Followed by an inferior sequel titled : ¨Pulse, after life¨(by Joel Soisson with Jamie Bamber, Giorgina Rylance).Rating : Acceptable and passable, this psychological horror tale will leave you stunned and squirm for intensely eerie events.

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Release Date:

11 August 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$20,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,203,822, 13 August 2006

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2.35 : 1
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