Worth Watching - Dec 20: The Signal Trailer
Do you have the crazy?! The Signal is an indie horror film that debuted at Sundance and has since been praised by online critics who've seen it. It's told via three different vignettes and is essentially a love story set amidst lots of horror. We ran one of the very first trailers for this back in August - and that trailer was awesome itself. This new one is just as good, so if you're curious to know what the signal is, then check it out below.
I can't wait for this to come out! I've been hearing about how good it was since Sundance in January and every new trailer gets me that much more interested. Hopefully Magnolia Pictures won't move the release date anymore and will actually put it out in February.
Watch the trailer for The Signal:
The Signal's three different perspectives were written and directed by first-timers David Bruckner, Dan Bush, and Jacob Gentry. The film debut at Sundance 2007 and was originally set to open on October 26th this year. It has since been moved to February 22nd, 2008. The newest poster for The Signal is featured below.
I haven't seen this movie yet, but it really looks like a rip-off of Stephen King's "Cell". I hope I'm wrong!
Erin on Dec 21, 2007
It's probably a bit early to call it a rip-off....but I was also very strongly reminded of "Cell" by the trailer.
Joel on Dec 21, 2007
this trailer makes the movie seem more three dimensional. i remember when it was supposed to come out last summer when they had that viral site and nobody knew what the hell it was. ill watch it
mos on Dec 21, 2007
Rip-off of the cell, don't think so. This film pre-dates King’s novel by at least a year.
nick on Dec 21, 2007
I saw a trailer a few weeks ago that put me off the film, because it seemed to be too much like a cross between The Cell and that Kristen Bell movie Pulse. Now seeing this trailer, I sense a bit of 28 Days Later thrown in, and I'm interested to see how they'll pull it all off. I'll go see it whenever it decides to land in theaters.
Michelle on Dec 22, 2007
Rip off of the cell? Do you have the crazy? This movie doesn't even have the same feel as the Cell. The Cell was a concoction of the strange and unreal that was obviously like a dream. This has the fast paced action that modern horror is supposed to have, nothing like the slow beating heart that made the Cell. Maybe to say its as original as the Cell would be proper, but definitely not a rip off. I'm just interested more in the character strain, since the story really isn't that deep or twisting. Its rather straight forward from what I've heard. There's the question at the beginning and the answer at the end, where complex means there's the question, then the answer you wonder about, then the wrong answer, then the answer you think is right until finally it gets to the answer you didn't even think about. This is much more straight forward. Not plot focused, character focused. I think I'll enjoy this one.
C.L.Knight on Jan 9, 2008
Why didn't this movie get released? I watched it last night and want to buy the DVD. It is crazy and I want to watch it again and again. Did "The Happening" bully it out of a play date due to some similarity? Three incredibly talented people are being ignored, how sad for us. Naomi
Naomi on Jun 4, 2008
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