The Signal

Synopsis: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Oh, my...

- I can see the...

- What?

I can see the keys.

The... The... The keys.

Here, I can see 'em. Okay?

- I can see 'em outside.

- Okay. Okay.

- It's okay.

- Okay.

I'm gonna come back

and I'm gonna bring the keys,

and we're gonna be okay. Okay?

- Okay.

- We're gonna be okay.

I'm gonna come back.

What was that?

That was strange.


TV turned itself on.

Come back.


What time is it?


You're kidding.

Are you serious?

Oh, God.

I'm sorry, I have to call him.

My phone's out.

Thank you.

Your phone's out too.


I have to go.

Just... Just sit down

and relax.

I can't relax, Ben.

I've never done this before.

I don't know what I'm doing.

I don't know how to do this.

I don't know

how to do this.

First you just breathe

and then...

realize that it's okay.

It's okay? What we're doing?

Do you love

your husband?

It doesn't matter.

All right.

I'm just gonna tell him

that I went and had drinks

with the girls

and my phone didn't work.

Makes sense, right?

Don't even have time

to shower here.

Wouldn't want him

to smell you on me.

You know, you could

just leave him.

It's not that simple, Ben.

I mean, I can't possibly just walk...

Anything's possible,

come on.


You can just drop your stuff

right now

and stay here tonight

and never go back there again.

Or we could...

go up to the rooftop

and build an exotic

flower garden,

or we could...

take one of my cameras

and dress up

like homeless people

and infiltrate their community

and take pictures

of their lives.

Or we could take my TV

and throw it off the balcony

and replace it

with coloring books.

Or we could

leave Terminus tomorrow.

New Year's fucking Eve.

We could.


We'll go down to the station,

we'll walk up to Terminal 13

and we'll get on a train

and we'll get in

our own private compartment.

Rip each other's clothes off

and f*ck our way to freedom.

We'll go to the country

and start a life.

A real life.

Mya and Ben.

New Year's Eve, Terminal 13,

Mya and Ben.

And you don't look back.

That's beautiful.

It's possible.

Leave him.

Leave him.

I have to go.



Heh. What's this?

It's a present.

It's a mix CD.

I made it for you.

Because I'm an awesome guy.

And I like you.


In silence

Don't walk away

In silence

Oh, Jesus.



I need some help.



Okay, I...

Look, I don't have

any money, all right?

I don't any need money.

I am hurt.

If you could come here a minute.

Please, I need some help.


If you could just come here

a minute. Okay?

Please, for f*ck's sake,

you know?

I'm just walking around,

going to my car...

Are you okay?

...and now I'm bleeding.

Bleeding everywhere.

This guy comes up and cuts me

and he runs away,

and I think I...

- Look, okay, all right.

You need to go

to a hospital. Okay?

Oh! Whoa!

Please, just help me

right now. Please.

- Please, help me.

- No.

Don't listen to him.

He's crazy.

You're out of your mind.


And just because you came back early,

doesn't mean I will.

When I leave here, I'm...

I'm not coming back

into your life.

Did you?

Did you have any money?

Bullshit. I am tired of it.

I am a woman.

I cook, I clean, I wash.

That's it. It's your deal.

Now, I'm leaving here.

I'm out of here.

Do you hear me? F*ck off.

Shut the f*ck up!


Hey, Janice.

Lewis is looking for you.

I know, thank you.

He's got his friends in there.

You look rough.

You've got blood on your shirt.


Would you guys

shut the hell up already?

It's 1:
00 in the morning!

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David Bruckner

David Bruckner is an American film director. With Jacob Gentry and Dan Bush, he co-wrote and co-directed The Signal (2007). He also co-wrote and directed "Amateur Night" in the horror anthology V/H/S. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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