A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
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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.
Almost as "the signal" did to people, the first couple minutes of the movie tricked me to think it was going to be some sort of exploitation horror, video nasty material, something that made me really curious about, since I was expecting a 'Pulse' alike feature. With the reveal of those images as just a tv movie, 'The Signal' starts quickly showing the love affair of Mya and Ben just to throw her into a spiral of crazyness, with people going mad and murderous due to a misterious signal, a premiss very similar to Pontypool or The Crazies.
Divided in three acts called "transmissions", each one of them following the intersections between different characters, mostly the ones into the love…
This film is really brilliant. Relentlessly violent and darkly humourous, it grips you with a neverending sense of dread, but also touches the heart. Full of unexpected twists and turns as it moves so fast that you don't have time to see them coming.
Great performances by everyone, great direction and camerawork, this film is an instant horror classic.
Highly underrated Horror that really deserves far more credit. Three directors, three perspectives, three styles all around one very interesting story of a rouge signal transmitted via all technological devices that turns people into killers. The three very contrasting stories follow the same characters and main story line but are quite different in style but ultimately very complimentary. They all combine to make this a very underrated Indie Horror. Like horror, Love this.
The fifth entry in my October marathon of 31 Days of Unseen Horror, in which I watch 31 horror films that I've never seen.
The Signal is a very unique and original take on a horror story, but I can't say that I found it very scary.
I guess this movie is classified as horror because of the seemingly random acts of violence that the characters commit as they are affected by a mysterious television signal. I know the line is blurry when you get into supernatural horror, but The Signal seemed more like a science fiction movie in the structure and how it unravels.
It doesn't go for the scares like a regular horror movie. I guess this can…
How best to describe this..A sort of Romeo & Juliet meets 28 days Later.
A tale of forbidden love, jealousy and a lot of people running around with a rage virus that infects people through electronic signals.
I found this incredibly good fun, very out there and had one of the most bizarre New Years Eve party scenes ever. A watch if you are looking for something a little bit different.
The Signal is tale told from different perspectives, where a town is corrupted by a signal that hijacks all TVs, radios and phones. The corruption causes those exposed to it to tap into a primal side of themselves, usually becoming extremely violent.
The film starts with Ben and Mya (Justin Welborn and Anessa Ramsey) at the tail end of a tryst. It's interrupted by the signal and Mya's need to get back to her husband, Lewis (AJ Bowen).
It continues on with the tale of Ben, Mya, and Lewis from all of their perspectives, as well as the many altered states of perception they experience due to the signal.
Brutally violent, extremely tense with an effective score, The Signal also taps into the right amount of humor. I highly enjoyed it and am kicking myself for not seeing it sooner.
An interesting idea that works very well for me.
The Signal empieza tan arriba que resulta inevitable verla fluctuar a lo largo de sus tres capítulos (cada uno a cargo de un director/guionista distinto), pero no son sinuosidades de onda chunga, sino de montaña rusa americana, de pasar del terror a la comedia vía doble tirabuzón de romance y, cuando el ciclo se completa, encontrarse otra vez en lo más alto, con el estómago revuelto, porque eso es lo que tienen en común el splatter y el amor.
The signal is a violent and alternative film with an open end. It's not a great movie, but it's not the crap that some people say.
A frightening and promising first act is followed by an inappropriately comedic misfire of a second act, then a third act tries to reign it back in but can’t undue the damage done by that awkward middle.
Arriesgado eso de repartirse una misma película y una misma historia entre tres directores, sobre todo si uno de ellos dinamita el trabajo de los otros dos. Aquí el caso es que el tono humorístico y carente de gracia del segundo segmento se carga totalmente toda continuidad y coherencia entre el inicio y desenlace. Decepcionante.
There's no reason to watch this. No reason at all. The opening few minutes about a transmission that scrambles people's minds when viewed or heard is interesting on the surface, but that's it. There's nothing else here to make this worth your time. Floss your teeth, read a book, file your taxes...anything. Just don't bother with this.
After a curious first few minutes, the whole movie descends into a depressing mess of gore and mindless stupidity. The characters are all catatonic and extremely violent. No relationships are established that may help to resolve the mystery signal that's turned everyone into brutal killers. It's all brutality for the sake of being brutal, gory with a goal of making everyone and everything as bloody as possible.
There's nothing redeeming about anything or anyone. It's just extreme cruelty played for sick laughs. Avoid this.
Exactly the kind of experimental film-making that horror-fans almost take for granted. For a film with three different directors and tones, the film is really consistent as the tones represent the perspective of different characters rather than the jarring shift in narrative that you would expect.
Confusing at times but that's completely the point.
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