Reviews

Oct 17, 2018
The schlock-horror signal in which they've been bathed makes them believe that their grindhouse misogyny is the human condition.
Nov 17, 2011
Dec 17, 2008
[A] cagey low-budget horror flick.
Feb 29, 2008
It's all screwball fun until someone gets bugsprayed down the throat.
Feb 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.
Feb 22, 2008
An outright horror film that nonetheless veers on occasion into surreal black comedy, The Signal takes Marshall McLuhan's famous statement 'the medium is the message' to extremes not explored since David Cronenberg's Videodrome in 1983.
Feb 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.
Feb 22, 2008
A movie that explores the common ground between visceral horror and sketch comedy, and finds plenty of it.
Feb 22, 2008
The Signal is electrifying, deliciously mad and twisted filmmaking. It's certainly not for everyone, but chances are it will inspire many.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 22, 2008
You will definitely appreciate this film's ambition, if not its execution.
Feb 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.
Feb 22, 2008
It is the wildly chaotic and loony middle section where The Signal truly achieves a level of out-of-control B-movie brilliance.
Feb 22, 2008
For many fans of the genre, the success of the first act and the ambition of the entire concept will be more than enough to make them fans of The Signal.
Feb 21, 2008
The Signal is a well-oiled example of that oxymoronic Tarantino phenomenon: the arty grindhouse picture.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.