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The Signal (2007)

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A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.

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David Bruckner (screenplay), Jacob Gentry (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anessa Ramsey ... Mya Denton
Sahr Ngaujah ... Rod (as Sahr)
AJ Bowen ... Lewis Denton
Matthew Stanton Matthew Stanton ... Jerry (as Matt Stanton)
Suehyla El-Attar ... Janice
Justin Welborn ... Ben Capstone
Cheri Christian ... Anna
Scott Poythress ... Clark
Christopher Thomas Christopher Thomas ... Ken
Lindsey Garrett ... Laura
Chad McKnight ... Jim Parsons (as Chadrian McKnight)
Claire Bronson ... Sightless Woman
David Bruckner ... Screaming Man (as Dave Bruckner)
Dan Bush ... Screaming Man
John Clifton John Clifton ... Maintenance Man
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Storyline

A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Do you have the crazy? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

O Sinal See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$144,836, 24 February 2008

Gross USA:

$251,150

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,040,386
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in thirteen days. See more »

Goofs

When Lewis is chasing after Ben and Clark, he turns a corner and the name on his shirt is backwards, revealing that the film was processed in reverse to change the direction he is walking. Though it could be reasoned that it reflects his mental state. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben: What was that? That was strange.
Mya Denton: [in bed] Come back.
Ben: The TV turned itself on.
Mya Denton: [reaching out] Come back.
Ben: Okay.
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Crazy Credits

About 1 minute into the credits, a video effect similar to "the signal" is shown for a few seconds, and then the credits roll on. See more »

Connections

References Irréversible (2002) See more »

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Atmosphere
Written by Ian Curtis (as Ian Kevin Curtis), Peter Hook, Stephen Morris (as Stephen Paul David Morris) & Bernard Sumner
Published by Universal-Polygram International Publishing, Inc. on behalf of Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Ola Podrida
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User Reviews

 
flick full with twist and turns and dark humor and gore
26 August 2012 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

It took me 5 years to come across this flick. I have seen it and i must say that I liked it. It starts of in pure slasher style and you do not know what is going on. But I thought something was wrong with the DVD. I wont spoil what but after a while you will get it.

Once the flick really starts you will have 3 parts, or transmissions. The first and the last were for me the best part. The second part moves a bit away from the horror and turns into dark comedy. But still it do contains cruelty and gore.

It's that kind of flick you have to watch closely because so much is going on. You will have flash backs towards scene's and seen in from other views of characters. The acting was above average and the way it was directed I liked also. The actors aren't big names but again it's shown here that rather unknowns can deliver a good flick although Justin Welborn (Ben Capstone) isn't uncommon for the horror buffs, you can see him in Dance Of The Dead (2008), The Final Destination (2009), The Crazies (2010). AJ Bowen (Lewis) was seen in the cult hit The House Of The Devil (2009).

It isn't a flick for every horror fan but if you can take weird horrors with some dark comedy and nasty (gory) shots then this is for you. And for the Kleenex boys and girls, Ben Capstone goes full nude but seen on his back and Anessa Ramsey (Mya) comes out of bed with her bra on but without knickers.

Gore 2,5/5 Nudity 0,5/5 Effects 3/5 Story 4/5 Comedy 2/5


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