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      The Signal

      R Released Feb 22, 2008 1 hr. 41 min. Horror List
      59% 71 Reviews Tomatometer 58% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Mya (Anessa Ramsey) and Ben (Justin Welborn) are very much in love, but she cannot quite find the courage to leave her awful husband, Lewis (A.J. Bowen). However, when a mysterious transmission starts turning people, including Lewis, into murderous maniacs, the lovers must go on the run. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 02 Buy Now

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

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      Diana S Unintentionally reflective of the trajectory of social media, which was in its infancy in 2007. I was actually a little amazed at how prescient this movie is with regard to the past ten years. I hated the ending, but that was the only real disappointment I felt. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/17/23 Full Review Kyle M Lies prophetic algorithm underneath the triggered terror in attempt to devise societal commentary transitionally modernized the genre's certain elements targeting the well-expressed inner self, but not enough frightening boost to heighten its decently average value. (B) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/07/24 Full Review Gabriel G This flick was directed by three filmmakers. It was amazing what they accomplished with just $50K. The acting, the make up, the production values are all great. The story was very good except for the middle portion. It didn't quite have the same urgency as the beginning and end. Regardless, very well made. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/09/23 Full Review Boo H I really loved this little gem! Honestly, it checked a lot of important boxes for me. It didn't need a bow tied up at the end but I'm glad it was there. And it was a simple fun horror flick for absolute guiltless pleasure. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/20/22 Full Review Audience Member The segmented, dream-like style this is broken into may be off-putting to some, especially with its lower budget, but it's a unique and cool way to portray this descent into the Apocalypse. I used to not care for the comedic segment in the middle, but it may be my favorite part now. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/21 Full Review Audience Member Like nothing I've ever seen before. It's bloody, disgusting & sometimes humorous. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Edelstein New York Magazine/Vulture The schlock-horror signal in which they've been bathed makes them believe that their grindhouse misogyny is the human condition. Oct 17, 2018 Full Review Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review J. R. Jones Chicago Reader [A] cagey low-budget horror flick. Dec 17, 2008 Full Review Patrick Cavanaugh The Wolfman Cometh Like many fragmented horror stories, the experience isn't consistent from start to finish, but it succeeds more than it falls short in this ambitious infection experience. Rated: 4/5 Sep 22, 2023 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review The Signal is one of the most creative, visceral horror anthology movies in recent years—an exhausting experience where little makes logical sense. It's a disturbing procession of distorted judgment and its ensuing bloodbath. Rated: 3.5/4 Sep 6, 2023 Full Review Dave White Movies.com Rated: 4.5/5 Apr 4, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Mya (Anessa Ramsey) and Ben (Justin Welborn) are very much in love, but she cannot quite find the courage to leave her awful husband, Lewis (A.J. Bowen). However, when a mysterious transmission starts turning people, including Lewis, into murderous maniacs, the lovers must go on the run.
      Director
      David Bruckner, Jacob Gentry, Dan Bush
      Executive Producer
      David C. Ballard, Pete Ballard, Hilton Garrett, Morris Ruskin
      Screenwriter
      David Bruckner, Jacob Gentry, Dan Bush
      Distributor
      Magnolia Pictures
      Production Co
      POP Films, Shoreline Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Pervasive Language|Brief Nudity|Strong Brutal Bloody Violence)
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 22, 2008, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 17, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $249.9K
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