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The Signal (2014)

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On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.


William Eubank
3,449 ( 144)
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Cast overview:
Patrick Davidson Patrick Davidson ... Boy Playing Claw Game
Brenton Thwaites ... Nic
Olivia Cooke ... Haley
Beau Knapp ... Jonah
Jeffrey Grover ... Gas Station Clerk
Laurence Fishburne ... Damon
Roy Kenny Roy Kenny ... Hazmat 1
Timothy Holmes Timothy Holmes ... Hazmat 2
Ricardo Campos Ricardo Campos ... Hazmat 3
Drew Sykes Drew Sykes ... Hazmat 4
Lin Shaye ... Mirabelle
Robert Longstreet ... James


On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This is the signal. If you hear it, you have been chosen. See more »


Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements, violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

10 July 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Сигнал See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$155,642, 13 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$600,896, 13 September 2014
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The IP address that Nic and Jonah use to trace Nomad's location in Nevada,, actually belongs to "SMILE - Internet Gold" which is one of Israel's largest communication companies that provides web connectivity to thousands of subscribers, in both business and residential environments. See more »


When they stop for gas and coffee at the beginning of the movie Nic asks where Haley has gone and then finds her overlooking a canyon with the morning sun covering her whole back but when Nic takes a seat there is a clear shadow of something up to the middle of Haley's back and what looks to be the shadow of a tree on her upper right shoulder. See more »


Nic: The truth of the matter? What is the truth of the matter here? The only thing I know for certain is that you don't know what you're dealing with. You will be pulled from this shitty little shack you call a research facility so fast that the only thing relevant to be shown for any of this is the way it's all exposed, wrecked, and forgotten. You have *no* idea! You have no clue! Do you? Have any clue how fast dumb, lost little kids like me, Jonah, or Nomad could ruin a place like this? Have it ...
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La villa dei delitti
Performed by Gabriele Bazzi Berneri
Written by Gabriele Bazzi Berneri
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Better than the reviews you read on this site
10 October 2014 | by craiginhoustonSee all my reviews

The 'movie-snob' reviews almost kept me from watching this movie -- I'm glad I didn't listen to them. This was one of the most suspenseful movies I have seen in a long time. At one point I paused the movie to check outside because I thought I heard something -- the movie had me spooked and it takes a lot to get that kind of reaction out of me. There was an eerie feel that stayed with me through the entire movie and it had me guessing the entire time.

The movie could have been better -- there is an attempt to show some spiritual triumph for the main character and a love story that doesn't work, but the suspense and sci-fi elements alone make the movie a solid B and worth seeing.

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