The Signal 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… The Signal 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… R PT101M Horror Sci-fi and Fantasy Scott Poythress Justin Welborn A.J. Bowen Magnolia Pictures
Movie Review

The Signal

MPAA Rating: R
THE SIGNAL Justin Welborn in this angry horro-thriller that seems unlikely to become all the rage
THE SIGNAL Justin Welborn in this angry horro-thriller that seems unlikely to become all the rage
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Rated: R; Length: 101 Minutes; Genres: Horror, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Scott Poythress and Justin Welborn; 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+

Originally posted Feb 20, 2008 Published in issue #980 Feb 29, 2008 Order article reprints