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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.

Writers:

David Bruckner (screenplay), Jacob Gentry (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anessa Ramsey ... Mya Denton
Sahr Ngaujah ... Rod (as Sahr)
AJ Bowen ... Lewis Denton
Matthew Stanton Matthew Stanton ... Jerry (as Matt Stanton)
Suehyla El-Attar ... Janice
Justin Welborn ... Ben Capstone
Cheri Christian ... Anna
Scott Poythress ... Clark
Christopher Thomas Christopher Thomas ... Ken
Lindsey Garrett ... Laura
Chad McKnight ... Jim Parsons (as Chadrian McKnight)
Claire Bronson ... Sightless Woman
David Bruckner ... Screaming Man (as Dave Bruckner)
Dan Bush ... Screaming Man
John Clifton John Clifton ... Maintenance Man
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Storyline

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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This is not a test. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

O Sinal See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$144,836, 24 February 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$597,420, 13 July 2014
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in thirteen days. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in El Reviewer Random: Halloween Special 2012 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Straight from Hell
Written by Gregor Narholz (as Gregor F. Narholz)
Courtesy of APM Music
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A Low Budget Visionary MASTERPIECE!!!
13 June 2008 | by flyroundeeSee 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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