Pulse Pounders

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Pulse Pounders
Directed by Charles Band
Written by Danny Bilson
Paul DeMeo
Dennis Paoli
Starring Richard Moll
Jeffrey Byron
Tim Thomerson
Helen Hunt
Art LaFleur
Telma Hopkins
Jeffrey Combs
Barbara Crampton
David Gale
David Warner
Cinematography Mac Ahlberg
Distributed by Empire Pictures
Release date
  • 1988 (1988)
Running time
77 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Pulse Pounders is a 1988 anthology film directed by Charles Band.[1] The film is composed of three 30-minute films, two of which are sequels to The Dungeonmaster and Trancers.[2] The third is an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's The Evil Clergyman. Pulse Pounders was originally shot during 1987 and 1988 with the intention of being released, but was shelved due to the collapse of Empire Pictures.

A workprint of Pulse Pounders was discovered in 2011 and was digitally restored. The Evil Clergyman segment received its world premiere at a showing at the Chicago Flashback Weekend.[3] The movie received mostly positive reviews.[4] HorrorNews.net stated that the movie was a "must-watch for any Re-Animator fan" but that it "doesn’t quite live up to Re-Animator".[2] The Evil Clergyman was later released as a DVD by Full Moon Pictures in October 2012.

The Trancers segment received its world premiere with the launch of Full Moon Streaming with the title Trancers: City of Lost Angels on September 6, 2013. It will later be released on DVD in November 2013. The Dungeonmaster segment is also planned to be released on the streaming channel, where all three segments will be shown as the original Pulse Pounders anthology.[needs update]


  1. ^ Le cinéma fantastique. Corlet. 1995. p. 135.
  2. ^ a b "Film Review: The Evil Clergyman (1988)". Horror News.net. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  3. ^ "AICN HORROR : Ambush Bug talks with Mike Kerz about this weekend's Chicago horror convention FLASHBACK WEEKEND!!!". Ain't It Cool News. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Love Lovecraft?". Ain't It Cool News. Retrieved 20 December 2012.

External links

  • Pulse Pounders on IMDb

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