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The SignalAn electronic signal, sent through television screens, reduces people to their raging ''primal'' selves. They're not zombies — they are just...The SignalSci-fi and Fantasy, HorrorPT101MRAn electronic signal, sent through television screens, reduces people to their raging ''primal'' selves. They're not zombies — they are just...2008-02-20A.J. BowenMagnolia Pictures
C+

The Signal

Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy, Horror; Starring: Scott Poythress, Justin Welborn, A.J. Bowen; Director: David Bruckner, Dan Bush, Jacob Gentry; Author: David Bruckner, Dan Bush, Jacob Gentry; Runtime (in minutes): 101; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

An electronic signal, sent through television screens, reduces people to their raging ”primal” selves. They’re not zombies — they are just murderously angry. Told in three sections (each with a different director), this Look Ma, no hands! And no head either! horror film makes a Mixmaster stew out of Poltergeist, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Re-Animator, They Came From Within, and Shaun of the Dead. The Dada gross-out jokes are inventive, but The Signal mostly comes down to rage fiends going at one another with baseball bats, knives, pesticide tanks, and power drills. C+

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