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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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Jim Parsons (as Chadrian McKnight)
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Screaming Man (as Dave Bruckner)
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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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Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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4 July 2008 (Italy)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$144,836 (USA) (22 February 2008)

Gross:

$597,420 (USA) (11 July 2014)
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Trivia

The opening sequence is an excerpt from "The Hap Hapgood Story," a winning entry in the 48-hour film festival directed by Jacob Gentry. See more »

Goofs

When Mya and Rod flee the building and head to the car you can see the corpse with the yellow blouse breathe and move. However, it is never established that it is a corpse. It could very well be someone dying, but not yet dead. 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 »

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References Resident Evil (2002) See more »

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Lucifer
Written by Gregor Narholz (as Gregor F. Narholz)
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User Reviews

 
A Low Budget Visionary MASTERPIECE!!!
13 June 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I rented this flick hearing rumors it was good, damn was that an understatement. This movie was mind-blowing. Being an indie filmmaker myself, I was amazed at the simple creativity, style and thought that went into this gem. Being written and directed by three individuals had me a little skeptical, but it definitely worked in their favour.

First off, the begginning of the film got my attention right off the bat, It was quick, stylish and bold. The following first sequence was just as striking. It moved with lightening pace and with intensity. The middle section added some great dead-pan humour, that I found myself laughing out loud at, then literally jumping back into suspense and intensity. The last third of the film, rounded the story out in a realistic and grim style, that also stood out on it's own. I didn't want this movie to end.

The characters were very well developed throughout the story, and added to the humour and chills, slipping seamlessly from humorous situations, to the insane and horrific. The fx were excellent and not over used.

Overall, I'd have to say the story, though conceived before in other ways, worked soo damn well here because of the way it was brought about by the directors. Kudos to the filmmakers for a very sic, groundbreaking and inspiring piece of work.


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