Originally Posted by kevinp8192
Wasn't familiar with it, so I took a look-see on IMDB. Seems like another teen-20 something fright fest. I wonder why there aren't more horror films featuring adults 35-50 somethings? They seem to do pretty well at the box office (Sixth Sense, The Others, What Lies Beneath, Signs, The Ring, etc.), I'm not sure why there are so many movies like this one with young model/actors in absolutely ludicrous situations.
My guess is because all of those movies have big name stars that demand BIG money. We're talking about Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts (and that's not all). Four of them being among the highest paid actors/actresses around (not sure about Watts, though after King Kong and the Ring I'm sure she's up there now). With someone like Kristen Bell they get a high quality actress from Veronica Mars for a much much lower price. Though she wasn't used nearly as well as she is on Veronica Mars, obviously. On one she's an average scared teen girl and on the other she's a brilliant part time PI with fantastic and witty dialogue.
The story of Pulse can seem a bit ridiculous if you really dwell on it, but it was fairly creepy and moody. That's what really matters. I'm just glad it wasn't as bad as The Grudge. The Grudge felt like it was made by someone on drugs, but not in a good way.
Admittedly I had really lowered expectations after the reviews, despite thinking the trailer looked quite good and creepy. So, expecting it to be as bad as the Grudge helped me enjoy it more.