Released Year: 2006
Runtime: 90 minutes
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Directors: Jim Sonzero
Writers: Wes Craven, Ray Wright
Casts: Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Christina Milian, Rick Gonzalez, Jonathan Tucker, Samm Levine, Octavia Spencer, Ron Rifkin, Joseph Gatt, Kel O'Neill, Zach Grenier, Riki Lindhome, John Burke, Mike J. Regan, Steve Tom
IMDB: Pulse (2006) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 4.7
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3.5
TV Guide -
To say Wes Craven's rewrite of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2001 "Pulse" isn't as bad as it could have been sounds like faint praise, but Kurosawa's "Pulse" is one of the true masterpieces of recent Asian horror, and the track record for Hollywood horror redos isn't great.
Boston Globe -
If Pulse is unsurprising as a horror movie (come on: chalky, soul-sucking freaks again?), as a campaign against the Internet, digital piracy, cellphones, and anything that computes anything (like laptops or brains), it's a riot.
An unrewarding experience that won't scare you, but might make you think twice before opening email attachments.
San Francisco Chronicle -
Has maybe a half-dozen moderately frightening scenes.
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.