‘The Signal’ DVD Review

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Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Jeffrey Grover, Lin Shaye, Robert Longstreet | Written by Carlyle Eubank, William Eubank, David Frigerio | Directed by William Eubank

Nothing to do with the no-budget semi-zombie horror film of the same name, frequently found populating the shelves of Poundland and cheapo DVD outlets everywhere; The Signal is a classy Laurence Fishburne joint, casting the big man as a government agent on the trail of bionically superpowered kids and the titular alien (?) signal.

District 9, Chronicle and Catfish (yes, really) are among the unlikely points of reference here, being a story in which a group of pretty young teenagers take off on a roadtrip in search of an elusive Internet figure who lures them out into the middle of nowhere. Once there, things get pretty weird, leaving young Ms sufferer Nic (Brenton Thwaites) waking up in a mysterious government facility, separated from his best pal and girlfriend.
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