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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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Rod (as Sahr)
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Matthew Stanton ...
Jerry (as Matt Stanton)
Suehyla El-Attar ...
Janice
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Christopher Thomas ...
Ken
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Laura
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Jim Parsons (as Chadrian McKnight)
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Sightless Woman
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Screaming Man (as Dave Bruckner)
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Screaming Man
John Clifton ...
Maintenance Man
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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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Release Date:

4 July 2008 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

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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 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

Every apartment in the movie has the same television set. Considering the television set is so prominently featured, and all the main televisions are obviously the same, it is more likely that the director intended it. In theory, every home in Terminus was issued the exact same TV. 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 »

Soundtracks

Straight from Hell
Written by Gregor Narholz (as Gregor F. Narholz)
Courtesy of APM Music
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beauty in blood
11 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Independent films have always been enjoyable to watch for me because they normally show the real side of things, but, that not being the point of emphasis in The Signal (hah) I was nervous about seeing it, especially because I wasn't sure about the three different genres mixed. But man, was I surprised! The three genres of: Section 1: Horror. Section 2: Dark Comedy. Section 3: Science Fictions, were done by three different directors not making contact with one another after they had written the script and began filming. None the less, with the fantastic and willing cast, and the offset music that plays once in a while, these three men who wrote and directed, and I believe one helped produce, create a masterpiece that will be a cult legend forever as well as a movie everyone should see. BOTTOM LINE: The smoothness of three completely different genres surprises and amazes to bring one of the most enjoyable and momentous time at the movies this year.


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