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.
The Signal is one of the most underrated horror films of the aughts and NOW would be the perfect time for people to discover (or rediscover) the film, as it is set around New Year's Eve. This was probably my 4th or 5th viewing, and it still manages to keep me fully engrossed.
While AJ Bowen is now an actor known for his collaborations with Ti West and Adam Wingard, before that he starred in The Signal and so far to date, this is his best performance.
With three directors and writers (David Bruckner [who was responsible for the best segment in V/H/S - Amateur Night], Dan Bush, and Jacob Gentry), the movie is separated into three transmissions, but following…
The Signal is a strange low budget mixture of horror and comedy that did not sit right with me. Ultimately it just felt bizarre, and just like the characters I as a viewer could almost feel myself losing my mind as it went on.
A strange signal gets broadcast one day to television screens and radios that makes people who watch or listen to it completely homicidal. We follow one woman and the two men who are both looking for her as they struggle to get back together and survive the horrible things going on everywhere in the town of Terminus.
This one was such a bizarre experience, a very strange mindtrip that tried to juggle horror and humor and…
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…
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.
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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This micro budget apocalyptic horror starts out like many before it - The Crazies, Dawn Of The Dead, 28 Days Later etc - where the whole world's seemingly gone mad and the story centres on a small group of individuals who are fighting for survival. You know the drill...
But this film is actually a great deal more than the sum of it's parts. The clearly tiny budget has been put to great use here, with startlingly realistic FX and really good solid performances from the unknown cast.
The Signal of the title is an electronic signal of unknown origin that's broadcast to every TV, radio and phone, and sends everyone exposed to it utterly insane, murdering all those it…
No score. Sucked. Pointless wobble cam gorefest.
Nicht gerade zimperlicher in drei Akten erzählter Endzeitfilm der vor allem im ersten Akt überzeugen kann, aber mit dem zweiten leider etwas abbaut. Trotzdem nicht ohne Charme.
This is without a shadow of a doubt, one of the top 10 worst movies I've ever seen! I can't believe all the positive reviews on here! Are they sure that they wasn't watching a scrambled signal and believed they was watching a good movie? The acting was atrocious except for Maya. I reached for the remote several times to turn it off, but stuck it out hoping it would get better, which it never did!
It's not what you would expect... it's actually never what you expect. A nice mix of lot of excellent genres (horror, black comedy, psychological thriller, ...etc...), all done fantastically.
This movie took me by surprise. I thought it was a Hollywood thriller. Instead I got a rather unique low budget mind tweaker. This is exactly why I love going into movies having no information about them. I was expecting standard fare. Instead, I got a creepy, bizzare film that even threw in some very dark and perfect straightfaced humor. I've been meaning to watch this for years but it always got put on the back burner. Glad I finally checked it out.
The special effects are well done and not overly in your face. Some pretty violent scenes of which most aren't gratuitous at all. I love a good gore flick but I really appreciated the line they held…
The Signal was unexpected. The description makes it sound so-so (amazing how often descriptions fail to actually communicate anything of note about a movie), but the actual product is pretty glorious.
I guess The Signal functions rather like an anthology. It's broken into three sections, each one done by a different director. But unlike most anthologies (or really any other anthology that I can think of), The Signal is one continuous story.
Simple premise, not to dissimilar from the one I read on Amazon, the one that made the movie sound so-so: TVs, radios, and cell phones are all broadcasting something weird, and not long after, everyone influenced by it goes completely bonkers. Like, in that "kill everything" kind of…
An interesting anthology film that sees three different filmmakers create a story in three parts. It's a fun ride to the finish line.
An originally executed apocalyptic thriller that sports some great B-movie performances, but it's an incredibly jerky affair with three directors at the helm, and the tone definitely shows that within its three primary acts (or "Transmissions", as the case may be). The film starts out with the atmosphere of Dawn Of The Dead ('04), then very abruptly segues into something more akin to Shaun Of The Dead at a certain point, though overall I'd ultimately compare it to George Romero's cult classic The Crazies. If it sounds strange and wildly uneven, you'd be correct, and it's a unique mix that could've blown up in the filmmakers' faces, but strangely, the horror makes way for the comedy in a way that manages to heighten the bizarre sense of psychosis that the crazed characters are going through, and when the perspectives of the sane and insane start to blend together, the social commentary at the heart of the movie becomes apparent.
Friends often ask me to recommend indie horror films on Netflix Instant. (American Netflix, sorry!) Now I can just send…
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