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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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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:

$249,905 (USA) (14 March 2008)
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Trivia

The name of the city in the film is Terminus. The movie was filmed entirely in Atlanta, Georgia which was originally called Terminus when it was settled in 1837. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the third part of the film, when Lewis is confronting Ben in the street after Mya has driven away, a shot of Lewis clearly shows Mya's car still parked in its spot behind him. 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)
Courtesy of APM Music
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sometimes it just takes time
19 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After watching this movie the other night I walked out feeling like I just watched a solid horror movie. but the more I talked about it with friends and discussed it with other horror buffs, the more I realized how much I love this film!

It has all the ingredients of an instant horror classic and never gets cliché. The first and last segment feel very similar but only because the middle (funny chapter) is starkly different. This just makes for a movie that ends where the audience was first captured, which is great!

Oh and did I mention it was original, not overproduced, well-written and never leaves you thinking "ah they should have done it this way." GREAT Movie, so refreshing.


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