So after Nightmare on Elm Street hit big, a Lot of other directors (Wes Craven included) began looking for a new Freddy Krueger. We had shocker, then the Horror Show, both of which tanked, although Shocker was quite good in my opinion. We were then treated to Pulse where the killer was electricity itself. It was even labeled as "The Ultimate Shocker"
Its the story of young David, who goes to live with his dad and stepmom. He doesn't want to go, in fact he would rather stay with his mom, something that truly saddens his dad. One night their neighbor goes nuts and gets fried by the combination of water and electricity.
Turns out is was no accident and the electricity in question has its own mind. Yes, it can see things and moves around from televisions and so forth. It decides to kill David's family. It moves around "Pulsing" and we see it in video tapes, television screens, you name it. It even Burns David's stepmom in the shower.
By the time they figure out that this force is real, thanks in part to the town crazy its time for the final showdown between David's Dad and "The Pulse"
The acting in the film is very good, in fact David is played by Joey Lawrence, who in all farness was a hell of a child actor. In an ironic twist of fate his neighborhood friend is played by his real brother, and actor Matthew Lawrence.
The film has a PG-13 Rating so don't expect lots of gore and violence. You can expect a nice little piece of nostalgia when you watch it though. I got a kick out of the kids playing GI Joe, as that was my favorite toy.
Mill Creek did a great job on the transfer to Blu-ray. I had a lot of fun watching this one again and you will too. If you have never seen it before its well worth checking out.
Overall 2.5 out of 5 stars