Trace the Origin of 'The Signal' with New Viral Site Videos & More
by Ethan Anderton
May 8, 2014
Before the fantastic first trailer for the Sundance selected sci-fi flick The Signal arrived, a viral site led up to the release allowing users to engage with a mysterious terminal that seemed to be tracking our location. Now that same terminal has located the source of a mysterious signal believed to belong to a hacker known only as Nomad23541. Now a new viral video has given us the coordinates to track the signal and learn more. Upon entering the site and using the location function in the terminal, a map shows us an isolated location somewhere outside of Las Vegas where some very weird videos and photos can be found. Look!
If you head to the viral website RUAGITATED.com, you're met with this computer prompt:
Type in the word "LOCATE"and then this map will appear:
Click "Enter Coordinates" in the lower right hand corner, and enter the information found here:
Slowly the map will zoom in on a small town outside of Las Vegas, and you'll see a series of video and photo pinpoints with teases of The Signal. This is a pretty damn clever little viral website, and it makes everything happening seems pretty creepy. The videos are super short clips from the film of Brenton Thwaites and his friends tracking this mysterious signal to an abandoned house in the middle of the desert and the photos show some of the happenings as well. Go explore and see what you can find. Plus, if you're on Snapchat, seek our user @Nomad23541 and see what you can uncover there too.
The Signal is directed by William Eubank (Love), who also co-wrote the script with newcomers Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio. Nick (Brenton Thwaites) and Jonah (Beau Knapp) are MIT freshmen and serious hackers. While driving through Nevada with Nick’s girlfriend, Hailey (Olivia Cooke), they follow rival hacker Nomad’s clues to a location 180 miles away. After a terrifying confrontation with Nomad in the desert, the trio regain consciousness in captivity, are forced to confinement and discover they are part of something unbelievable. Focus Features releases the Sundance selected film in limited theaters June 13th.
This is a fun viral campaign. Those (ad) guys are earning their money.
DAVIDPD on May 8, 2014
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