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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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4 July 2008 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

La señal  »

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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 are driving, the radio is clearly on as you can hear the noise in the background, yet in the shot that shows the radio, the display is blank. 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 Irreversible (2002) See more »

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Into the Light
Written by Yoav Goren & Jeffrey Faymen (as Jeffrey Fayman)
Courtesy of Immediate Music LLC.
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Fantastic Horror Film All The Way!
20 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was definitely an amazing find. I received tickets online to go to a showing at the local Magnolia theater, which only shows Indie films. It was definitely worth driving through an hour and a half of traffic to see this film. The movie turns to three different directions but keeps the plot on track most of the time. It's by three different directors who all have their own styles that work for this film. The first segment, the director does a great job introducing us to the characters and setting up the universe for us. the second director has a hilarious sense of humor that definitely show us the "Crazy" in these crazy people, and almost makes us sympathize with these killers. And the third director brings us back to the action, and takes the audience down a winding and twisting crooked road that doesn't stop until the credits start. I was so glad to hear that this was getting a national release and I hope that people will go see this and experience a truly terrifying, but surprisingly humorous, scary movie.

Kego


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