Imagine waking up in the middle of the night with your TV mysteriously switched on, broadcasting a hypnotic droning signal. You soon discover that your cell phone and radio are contaminated as well. As you try to go back to sleep you begin hearing screams of rage and terror outside your apartment. You have just entered the world of The Signal, a violent, gory, quirky, satirical horror flick.
With a shoe string budget,
I thought the gore, acting, and camera work were all well above what you'd expect from such a low budget. The story, although most might object, was interesting, unique, and nail biting. I was laughing and cringing in every other scene. Although the ending was predictable, I found it romantically satisfying.
I have a sweet tooth for films like this one. Not the goofy, overly bloody or sexual trash that pops into most minds when hearing those words, "low budget horror", but instead the ones that really try to make something terrifying and satirical. Something that really does pull at the emotions beyond the cheep parlor tricks of the genre.
I may lose all credibility when saying this, but I really enjoyed the movie and have the urge to watch again. I blame the signal.