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The Signal Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 17, 2008
[A] cagey low-budget horror flick.
February 29, 2008
It's all screwball fun until someone gets bugsprayed down the throat.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 22, 2008
It doesn't take long for the The Signal's promising beginning to fade into a haze that leaves the viewer exhausted and irritated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 22, 2008
None of the rabbit holes in The Signal go that deep. But you do leave persuaded that you've discovered some talented people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 22, 2008
A movie that explores the common ground between visceral horror and sketch comedy, and finds plenty of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 22, 2008
The Signal is electrifying, deliciously mad and twisted filmmaking. It's certainly not for everyone, but chances are it will inspire many.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 22, 2008
With just one compelling sequence emerging from so many filmmakers' efforts, The Signal is decidedly less than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 22, 2008
This three-part horror movie directed by a trio of Atlanta filmmakers is set during the collapse of Terminus, a fictional city whose citizens are being driven to rage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 22, 2008
A slasher fest that references such predecessors as George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead and Pulse, a 2001 chiller by Japan's talented Kiyoshi Kurosawa, while still remaining original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 22, 2008
Ultimately, The Signal doesn't rewrite the rules of horror, the way those masters did. But its filmmakers do provide a creepy, bloody good show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 22, 2008
You will definitely appreciate this film's ambition, if not its execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 22, 2008
A startlingly original, smart indie film that so effortlessly mixes high-caliber gore, suspense and shocking violence with vaudevillian hilarity, it's clearly animated by the spirit of the classic Re-Animator films.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 21, 2008
The Signal is a well-oiled example of that oxymoronic Tarantino phenomenon: the arty grindhouse picture.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 21, 2008
In a movie about perception, misperception and the ramifications of misunderstanding, it's a bit ironic that the directors can't get out of one another's way.
February 20, 2008
This Look Ma, no hands! And no head either! horror film makes a Mixmaster stew out of Poltergeist, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Re-Animator, They Came From Within, and Shaun of the Dead.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 20, 2008
This uneven but impressive shot-on-digital shocker earns a marker in the mausoleum of apocalyptic horror -- a genre that's proving (un)surprisingly durable in the new century.
February 8, 2007
Thesps get seriously into the roles, rendering the situation that much funnier.