The Signal
The Signal (2008)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 22, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 10, 2008
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Signal is gruesome, funny, and has big thoughts about society, but those disparate elements fail to come together convincingly.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[A] cagey low-budget horror flick.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

None of the rabbit holes in The Signal go that deep. But you do leave persuaded that you've discovered some talented people.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...suffers from an increasingly uneven sensibility that ultimately becomes oppressive...

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

It's all screwball fun until someone gets bugsprayed down the throat.

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Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times

A movie that explores the common ground between visceral horror and sketch comedy, and finds plenty of it.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

Funny, terrifying and haunting all at once, this tripartite vision of postmodern alienation, societal breakdown and mental disintegration is as arresting as a baseball bat to the head - while still cutting to the heart.

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James Berardinelli

It doesn't take long for the The Signal's promising beginning to fade into a haze that leaves the viewer exhausted and irritated.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The Signal is electrifying, deliciously mad and twisted filmmaking. It's certainly not for everyone, but chances are it will inspire many.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Esforçando-se ao máximo para alcançar o equilíbrio entre gore e paródia que transformou Uma Noite Alucinante em cult, esta bomba torna-se risível apenas pela incompetência generalizada com que foi realizada.

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Bruce Bruce
.A very funny slasher / horror film, A Electronic Signal is being transmitted on the phones, TV and Radio which make people kill each other there are only a few… More
Alex roy
The Signal is a decent horror flick that had the potential of being a great film. The problem with this film is that it starts off promising enough, but halfway… More
Jani H
"Do you have the crazy?" Low budget horror flicks are a pain in the ass nowadays. So many distributors are releasing mediocre films in hope of easy… More
Ken Stachnik
One of those movies where things only occur because the script says so, with a total abandon of logic and plot. Sometimes seeing the signal makes you… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Clark: Anna, I need a couple of things that Ken borrowed, namely my hatchet... and some garbage bags. An awesome, original, independent horror film. Divided… More