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Release Date: August 11, 2006

Starring: Kristin Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Jonathan Tucker, Christina Milian, Rick Gonzalez, Samm Levine, and Ron Rifkin

Genre: Horror

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 87 minutes

Address Comments To:

Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein
Co-Chairmen
Dimension Films
The Weinstein Company
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New York, NY 10014
Phone: (646) 862-3400
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Content:

(PaPaPa, OOO, H, B, P, Ho, LL, VV, S, N, A, D, M) Very strong pagan worldview with very strong occult worldview where there is no Heaven or Hell or God, and dead people want to come back to earth but, for some reason, can only do that by haunting and destroying the living, plus some humanist psychology, light moral elements, brief content showing American military in a favorable light, and a joke about homosexuality; 18 obscenities (including one “f” word), one strong profanity and five light profanities; strong scary and threatening violence including flickering ghost images stalk, grab and attack people, sudden car crash, people’s skin infected, ghosts infect people bodies by some form of psychic transfer, infected character’s body turns to ashes, implied suicides, car windows smashed, and fires set; implied fornication and passionate kissing in bed in a couple brief shots; upper male nudity and female cleavage; implied alcohol use; smoking; and, name-calling.

Summary:

In PULSE, a low-budget horror movie, a broadband experiment gone awry enables the ghosts of dead people to invade the world and kill people. PULSE is pretty boring and contains a pagan, occult worldview with an afterlife and no Heaven or Hell, or God.

Review:

PULSE is a low-budget horror movie about ghosts trying to take back the world by coming through broadband signals on computers, cell phones, PDAs, and wireless systems.

Mattie and Josh are college students having an affair at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Mattie hasn’t heard much lately, however, from her boyfriend, who’s being haunted by some kind of flickering, computer-image person who attacks him. Mattie goes over to Josh’s place to confront him. Josh suddenly appears and despondently walks to another room, where he hangs himself.

Mattie tries to move on, but starts getting text messages from Josh saying, “Help me.” One of her college friends goes to turn off Josh’s computer at his apartment, but the computer’s been sold. While there, he is also attacked.

Soon, the whole campus, the whole city and all of the United States are being invaded by the ghosts of dead people. A broadband experiment gone awry has enabled the ghosts physically somehow to attack the world of the living, killing millions along the way. Mattie and Dexter, the young computer expert who bought Josh’s computer, try to stop them.

PULSE is pretty boring. The live people in this half-baked story are just as dead as the ghosts attacking them. Also, the story implies a very strong pagan worldview where there is an afterlife, but no Heaven or Hell, or God. Included in that worldview is an occult device where the ghosts of dead people return to haunt, infect and destroy the living. This is all pretty depressing, especially when compared to the joy and glory of eternal life that God grants to all those who believe on Jesus Christ.

Today’s horror films have lost all sense of humanity, decency and especially joy. There’s no reason to go see them anymore whatsoever, if ever there ever was a reason.

In Brief:

PULSE is a low-budget horror movie. Mattie, a pretty college student, hasn’t heard from her boyfriend, Josh, who’s being haunted by some kind of flickering, ghostly person who attacks him. Mattie goes over to Josh’s place to confront him. Josh despondently walks to another room, where he hangs himself. Mattie tries to move on, but starts getting text messages from Josh. Soon, the whole city and the rest of the United States are being invaded by ghosts. A broadband experiment gone awry has enabled dead people to attack the world of the living, killing millions. Mattie and Dexter, a young computer expert, try to stop them.

PULSE is pretty boring. The live people in this half-baked story are just as dead as the ghosts attacking them. The story implies a very strong pagan worldview where there is an afterlife, but no Heaven or Hell, or God. Included in that worldview is an occult device where the ghosts of dead people return to haunt, infect and destroy the living. This is all pretty depressing, especially when compared to the joy of eternal life that God grants to all those who believe on Jesus Christ.