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

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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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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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Trivia

The bottom floor of a convention center was used as the location for the train station in the third act. 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 »

Connections

References Irreversible (2002) See more »

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Atmosphere
Written by Ian Curtis (as Ian Kevin Curtis), Peter Hook, Stephen Morris (as Stephen Paul David Morris) & Bernard Sumner
Published by Universal-Polygram International Publishing, Inc. on behalf of Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Ola Podrida
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Too Many Cooks Spoil The Pot
3 January 2008 | by SkeletonMurdererSee all my reviews

It's terrible to see a movie with a first act this good because I'm absolutely certain that if David Bruckner had been given his Georgian turn as writer-director of an entire feature you'd see a critical and commercial success in The Signal. As it is what we have is a brilliant third followed by a haphazard tailspin into mediocrity where the other filmmakers treat the source material like the film they ape at the beginning, a bad Horror movie. In Bruckner's hands this material becomes the best remake of The Crazies you'll ever see, not a zombie movie, and he does it from an objective standpoint. The other two try to probe, over explain, and choose antagonists for the audience to be afraid of when the real danger is absolutely every human being in Terminus; maybe the world. We almost had a Salo of the zombie subgenre (cruel social commentary that never backs down) but like all modern Horror it retreats back to it's comfort zone of nonsensical cliché. Too bad, this almost made Horror relevant again... Almost.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$251,150

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,040,386
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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