In THE SIGNAL (2007), a strange broadcast signal takes over the airwaves in the City of Terminus, turning half the population into violent psychopaths. As people turn against each other, Maya, who is cheating on her already jealous and domineering husband, tries to reunite with Ben, her lover, and escape the city. The film was an ambitious project created by three different directors, resulting in a satisfying, if inconsistent, film. The ending is okay, if a bit confusing.
Magnolia Pictures released a terrific little film short based on the film. It was supposed to be the first of a web series, but I never saw a webisode #2. I wish they had done more.
First, here’s the trailer for the film to get you in the mood if you haven’t seen it yet.
Here’s the original trailer, with the song (a cover of Lou Reed’s “A Perfect Day”) they eventually pulled from the soundtrack due to intellectual property issues. The song sets the mood perfectly:
And here’s “webisode #1” inspired by the events in the film …