Worth Watching - Aug 31: The Signal Trailer
by Alex Billington
August 31, 2007
Do you have the crazy?! This indie horror / thriller elicits feelings like 28 Days Later but with an entirely different premise. The Signal first premiered at Sundance last January and didn't get that much buzz, only a bit of praise from online critics. It's about a mysterious transmission which invades every cell phone, radio and TV, turning people into killers, as told through three different perspectives and by three different directors.
This trailer is one they pulled from distribution, most likely because it is way too violent. The one released on Apple recently isn't even worth watching, but this one on the other hand most certainly is!
Watch the trailer for The Signal:
The Signal's three perspectives were written and directed by first-timers David Bruckner, Dan Bush, and Jacob Gentry. The film is set to open in limited theaters starting around Halloween on October 26th.
That looks interesting. I can't help but think, though, that someone is just taking the opportunity to scoop the idea from Stephen King's "Cell" before they can get that film finished.
Jedi on Aug 31, 2007
Thank you Alex. Heard about this movie a while back and was waiting for more news on it. Trailler looks real violent. Hope the movie has more to it than that. Love the premise though. Our own technology spreading illness.
Heckle on Aug 31, 2007
hmmmm it is such a blatant rip off of stephan king's novel cell i see a lawsuit coming......CHACHING !!!!!! for king.......
dave on Aug 31, 2007
I know the filmmakers personally, and they didn't rip the concept off from Steven King. They came up with the idea three years ago and began making the film. Unfortunatley, Steven King had a very similar idea after they had already finished shooting it. This film is remarkable, and I'm not just saying that because I know the filmmakers. It's remarkable because it is told in such an original way, it grapples with very serious shifts in society and it is generally scary. Most of all, it was made for no money, and I mean that literally. The filmmakers had no money at all. They poured blood, sweat, tears and... intelligence... into its making, as did the increadible cast. Since their budget was so low, they had to depend on a story that was genuinely gripping told by characters who show flaws that we all share. It's not often you see such a smart horror film, and the fact that three no-names with no cash were able to pull it off hopefully points to a new trend where technology has allowed people with good ideas to go out there and make great work without having to make their way through the studio system. Anyway... yes, I know the filmmakers, but that doesn't play into how much I love this film. It is great, and it wasn't a rip-off from "The Cell," which I'm sure will also be great.
Brent on Sep 1, 2007
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