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The Signal

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The Signal

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
101 minutes
performer:
Scott Poythress, Justin Welborn, A.J. Bowen
director:
David Bruckner, Dan Bush, Jacob Gentry
distributor:
Magnolia Pictures
author:
3750, 61699, 66375
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Horror

We gave it a C+

An electronic signal, sent through television screens, reduces people to their raging ”primal” selves. They’re not zombies — they are just murderously angry. Told in three sections (each with a different director), 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. The Dada gross-out jokes are inventive, but The Signal mostly comes down to rage fiends going at one another with baseball bats, knives, pesticide tanks, and power drills. C+

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