Pulse Review

January 12, 2012

Just when you thought that cell phones, blackberries, iPhones, iPads, computers, and all the other electronics we have were making our lives better, apparently they can be deadly.


Earl Dittman from Wireless Magazine said it’s “Unlike any horror film you’ve seen before or will ever see!”

After Mattie’s (Kristen Bell) computer hacker boyfriend Josh commits suicide, her and her friends begin seeing strange and frightening things. They find out that Josh had accidentally channeled a mysterious wireless signal, which has caused a terrifying evil to escape and try to take over the world through electronic devices, cell phones and computers. Mattie and her friends have to try to stop it before everyone is dead.

Pulse is a horror movie made in 2006, which stars Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder and Christina Milian. It is a remake of the Japanese movie Kairo.

For those of us who enjoy classic horror movies as well as newer ones, this movie is a good one to see. It is filled with tons of suspense, heart-stopping thrills and gruesome special effects. It is not a horror movie filled with sex and blood being spilled in every scene… but if you scare easily, this movie may make you afraid to look in the shadows. I would say that Pulse is most similar to White Noise, so if you enjoyed White Noise, check out Pulse.

Now it is by no means the best horror movie I have seen. There are many movies that are better, but this movie is quite good, especially when you think of some of the awful horror movies they have put out in recent years. Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy many of the newer horror movies, but there have been some pretty bad ones (some examples being Hostel, and any of the Saw movies made after Saw 2).

If you look on IMDB, the average rating is only a 4.5, and it made slightly over 20 million at the US box office. There is a second and third movie I believe, but I have only watched the first. I would rate Pulse a 7 out of 10. I enjoyed it because of all of the suspense, and because of the similarities to White Noise, which I enjoyed. If you haven’t watched it and enjoy suspenseful horror movies, or movies related to technology taking over, then check it out.


2 Responses to “Pulse Review”

  1. I didn’t think I would enjoy this film when I first saw it years ago, but I was surprised once it finished!

    Although, when you say ‘Pulse is most similar to White Noise’ – don’t you think it’s IDENTICAL to White Noise? The only thing missing is Michael Keaton!

    It’s like The Hills Have Eyes and Wrong Turn – the only difference is the scenario!

    It also reminded me of Poltergeist, with the whole TV electricals thing. Overall though not a bad flick – quite good compared to the standards of horror nowadays anyway…

    • Robyn Says:

      Haha well I didn’t want to say it was identical to white noise! It is very similar to it though. And you’re right, it is similar to Poltergeist as well. I didn’t think of that before!
      With regards to The Hills Have Eyes and Wrong Turn, they are extremely alike, the only difference is that I actually enjoyed Wrong Turn. I didn’t like The Hills Have Eyes at all.
      I’m glad you enjoyed the movie.

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