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October 17, 2015
Oddly upbeat and very refreshing. Story is told in three segments that are unique to one another while still telling continues story. It's quirky, charming, and overall different. Second segment is by far my favorite. This is a strong seven, so I will bump it up to an eight as I nearly lost it. Eight strange transmissions out of ten.
September 12, 2015
The Signal succeeds in it's incessant determination to bewilder it's audience through it's unconventional execution of what could have been a typical apocalyptic horror/thriller movie.
½ July 1, 2015
Take a boring episode of outer limits and stretch it out and this is what you get.
One of those movies that is so enthralled with its shock ending that the rest of the movie takes the back seat. One of those movies with a lot of staring. Boring.
June 25, 2015
While not expecting anything, I was pleasantly surprised. Good idea for a plot; a little gruesome; gets a little silly (especially the end); but entertaining for a rainy afternoon. NOT FOR KIDS.
½ June 7, 2015
Most low-budget, straight-to-DVD horror flicks like this are either really fun or boring as hell. But occasionally, like this film, they sort of get lost somewhere in the mix. This movie had the perfect freaky set-up to be awesome with all the key horror ingredients; blood, carnage, large body count & violence with dark humour mixed throughout, however the overall feel of the movie was almost overbearing & at times stupidly irritating - especially in its second half. Plus it has one of those 'did it happen, or not' endings that makes you wanna smash your TV in a fit of rage. Or was that the point?
April 16, 2015
After a strong first segment, the film descends into incoherence. I get that it's showing the characters' struggle to maintain their thoughts and stay sane but it simply doesn't make for compelling viewing. Side note: the short film at the start only makes for more confusion.
March 8, 2015
Kinda reminded me of a cheaper 28 Days Later/The Crazies. It starts out really promising, then it's as if the director gives up as the longer the movie goes, the slower it gets which ended up being boring. Flip side for gorehounds is it's filled with cruelty and senseless ultra-violence.
February 19, 2015
Made with $50,000 this film proves that low budget is not a problem in creating a fresh and cult class horror flick. Even though this film may be uneven at times and confusing due to some editing sequences but it's still be able to deliver the thrill, tension, violent, and even its humor well with its unique concept and plot. There are lots of violence here and some GORY scenes that's still in a satisfying level to its potential budget here as well as some SCARY and creepy performance. Overall, if you are looking for a FUN low budget horror film to try out, this film is definitely will be one of the top choices out there really fulfills its premise. [B]
Robbanflix
Super Reviewer
June 24, 2008
A horror / thriller movie with a story much like 28 days later and other similar flicks. A strange signal makes people into a mad and violent behaviour.. This movie had some comedy kinda aswell and overall worth seeing. But there are alot better movies out there in this genre.
½ October 2, 2014
Great premise, a shame it's so poorly put together. I made it an hour in, but there was no suspense or thrill. "Though it does boast a few intriguing sequences, The Signal suffers from unevenness. The film slowly but surely squanders the good will established by its admittedly effective opening half hour to become an unexpectedly tedious piece of work. There's little doubt that most of the movie's problems stem from the ill-advised decision to allow three separate filmmakers to tackle a third of the story individually, with the disjointed atmosphere that inevitably ensues exacerbated by the almost hopelessly low-rent visuals and production values." -David Nusair,
Reel Film Reviews
½ September 29, 2014
What a mind-funk. The Signal is a crazy film which sets up showing a collection of people who become homicidal maniacs, but it's from their perspective as their perceptions of events are twisted and contorted while they have moments of realization and regret only to return to complete insanity as they kill and mutilate again. It's a fascinating concept of a movie. The only problem is, it goes on and on, and it turns us into pretzels trying to keep up to the point that we don't know which way we are going and begin not to care.
May 29, 2008
Surprisingly enjoyable, a well-directed dark comedy horror.
½ March 5, 2014
This movie can be pretty hard to understand, because it jumps between different plots and perspectives alot.
But I thought it was really good !
January 3, 2014
Three separate vignettes come together to make one fantastically twisted film
November 9, 2013
wow ummmn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a really brilliant movie 2 watch.....its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie.....i think that aj bowen, anessa ramsey, justin welborn, matt stenton, cheri christian, jim parsons (from the brilliant tv series the big bang theory), christopher thomas, play good roles/parts throughout this movie......i think that the director of this horror/mystery/suspense/sci-fi/fantasy movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie.......IN SOME SCENES THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE IT CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE......YOU HAVE GOT TO WATCH THE END OF THE CREDITS THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE AS SOMETHING HAPPENS DURING THE CREDITS OF THIS MOVIE......i think that this is a really freaky movie 2 watch........i think that the fight scenes throughout this movie were pretty good.......its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie......i think that Aj bowen was great as Lewis throughout this movie as i think that he played the part really well......i think that the special effects throughout this movie were really good as well.....i think that this is a funny horror/slasher movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie........i think that this is an enjoyable movie 2 watch......i did not know anything about this movie when i brought it but i am so glad that i brought this movie because its such an enjoyable horror movie 2 watch,.......its a post apocolyptic love story as well......i think that this is a great independent sci-fi/horror/psychological thriller movie 2 watch its so really well directed movie 2 watch its got a great cast thorughout this movie....i think that aj bowen was absolutley brilliant throughout this movie as lewis.....i think that this is a great movie 2 watch its got some good humor in some scenes throughout this movie its such an enjoyable movie 2 watch
October 26, 2013
A Badly Made B-Movie, Which Is Actually Quite Entertaining. This Film Explores The Themes Of Visceral Horror & Sketch Comedy, Which When Combined Works Well Enough To Create A Decent Flick. Told In Three Stories The Signal Is A Mysterious Transmission Which Overtakes Phones & TV's To Create A World Of Madmen Who Will Do Nothing But Kill.
½ October 20, 2013
A wild ride from start to finish! I realize the movie has its flaws, but it's refreshingly original, and masterfully edited with loopy plot elements (literally and figuratively) working extremely well. Kudos to first-time directors for pulling off such a feat.
October 19, 2013
It jumps from funny to freaky and messes with you mind, in a good way.
December 27, 2012
A very 'used' situation, but with a enough new energy to make this worth watching. The second transmission was just great!
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