I’m hearing some really good rumblings about the new horror movie “The Signal”. The film’s indie pedigree seems to be solid, and not one of these, “We’re calling it an indie movie even though we shot it for $20 million” crap that Hollywood likes to pull. “The Signal” is being billed as a sci-fi/horror/thriller, and the trailer certainly looks like it’s a crazy mix of all those three things. I’m not sure about having three directors, harking back to that, “Too many chefs” proverb. But hey, it could work if done right, and without Hollywood interference, they may be able to go farther than a traditional horror movie. We’ll just have to wait and see. New images from the movie and trailer below.
It’s New Year’s Eve in the city of Terminus and chaos is this year’s resolution. All forms of communication have been jammed by an enigmatic transmission that preys on fear and desire driving everyone in the city to murder and madness. In a place once marked by conformity but now sent into complete anarchy, the rebellious Ben must save the woman he loves from the bedlam in the streets as well as her crazed sadistic husband. But the only way he can tell who to trust or who has given in to violence is by uncovering the true nature of The Signal.
Told in three parts from three unique perspectives by three visionary directors, The Signal was originally conceived as an experimental film project called Exquisite Corpse where one filmmaker would begin a story then hand it off to another filmmaker to continue and then to another and so on until the movie was complete. The story eventually took shape and evolved into a scifi/ horror/thriller that imagines a world where everyday anxieties become the catalyst for inhuman terror. The Signal is a horrific journey towards discovering that the most brutal monster might actually be within all of us.
Starring AJ Bowen, Scott Poythress, Anessa Ramsey, Justin Welborn, Michael Sahr Ngaujah, and directed by David Bruckner, Jacob Gentry, Dan Bush.