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The Signal (2008)

The Signal

Overview


Genre

Horror

Release Date

February 22, 2008

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

99 min.

Production Budget

$5.21 millions

Studio

Magnolia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

David Bruckner, Jacob Gentry, Dan Bush

Producer

Jacob Gentry, Alexander Motlagh

Screenwriter

David Bruckner, Jacob Gentry, Dan Bush

Starring

  • A.J. Bowen
  • Anessa Ramsey
  • Cheri Christian
  • Justin Welborn
  • Scott Poythress
  • Chad Mcknight

Story


Imagine every cell phone, radio, and television in your city suddenly broadcasting the same mysterious signal over and over. Now imagine these "terminus" transmissions evoking violent, uncontrollable, psychotic chaos from everyone who comes in contact with them.

"The Signal" invades the minds of everyday citizens living their workaday lives and having their sordid affairs. Suddenly struck by the power of the insidious transmissions, they are compelled to kill or be killed. Complicating matters is a zombielike resistance some characters have to the idea of remaining dead. The story violently explodes, blending bloody gore with psychological satire, for a truly original horror experience. The Atlanta filmmaking team of David Bruckner, Dan Bush, and Jacob Gentry tell the eerie tale in three parts (cleverly called "transmissions"), shifting perspectives to draw out a larger story that explores dark secrets and fears as well as jealousy and betrayal.

Not for the faint of heart, "The Signal" will nonetheless satisfy those looking for a smart exploration of the power of media to mutate our minds. It is truly inspired independent filmmaking that will stalk viewers from every dark corner while examining the surprising human madness lying deep within.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a chaotic experience that takes some time to sort out..”
by Alex Markerson [E! Online]
“..so consistently icky, gratuitous and not funny..”
by Bob Strauss [LA Daily News]
“.."The Signal" should be tuned out..”
by Tenley Woodman [Boston Herald]