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The Signal (2007)

Cast: A.J. Bowen, A.J. Bowen, Anessa Ramsey, more...
Director: Jacob Gentry, Dan Bush, David Bruckner, more...
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Studio: Magnolia
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction , Zombies
Running Time: 103 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish
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As glasses are raised for a New Year's Eve toast, the denizens of the city of Terminus fall prey to a mysterious transmission that pulses through all electronic devices and transforms rational, sane people into murderous, rampaging psychopaths. All forms of communication have been jammed, and now the airwaves have been saturated with an ominous signal that preys on fear and deep-rooted desire. Though Terminus was once a city defined by conformity, any semblance of order in this concrete jungle has now been replaced with screaming, bloody chaos. Fortunately, Ben has managed to avoid having his brain scrambled by the signal, and now he's determined to make his way through the bedlam that's sweeping the streets and rescue the woman he loves. It's not going to be an easy task, though, and in order to sweep his love to safety, Ben will first have to face off against her rabid husband. In a city where everyone seems to have lost their mind, the only way Ben will be able to determine who he can trust and who has given in to their bloodlust is to find out the true origins of this ominous broadcast. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Coming in Strong -- then Weak by talltale June 11, 2008 - 11:22 AM PDT
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
THE SIGNAL is actually three joined-at-the-plot movies directed by three different guys. Two of them are crackerjack (#1 is scary/creepy, #2 surprisingly funny) but the third is so-so. Unfortunately the best comes first, near-best is second and the finale pretty much sucks. This is a shame, really, because the totality offers some excellent acting, writing/direction that ranges from truly scary to charming/deadpan/weird, and the visuals are usually appropriate and often much more. I'd suggest watching the three sections in reverse order but you'll want closure (or at least to learn what, in this case, closure means) so I'm afraid that you must watch in order. And be disappointed.

Best social commentary by ABernstineIII June 10, 2008 - 2:58 PM PDT
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
This was one of the best films I saw last year hands down!!!!! Best social commentary on technology I've seen in years. While it has it's brutal moments, we are not far off and in some areas it's already happening. This film has stayed with me since.

Sounds like a rip-off of Stephen King by TlovesJ May 21, 2008 - 6:15 PM PDT
0 out of 9 members found this review helpful
I haven't seen this yet so I'll update my rating when I do. But sounds like a rip-off of Stephen Kings book "Cell" which is about a strange signal sent over cell phones that makes people go crazy. King's book is due out as a movie in 2009 directed by Eli Roth (Hostel).

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