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The Signal (2014)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 10 July 2014 (Germany)
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On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.


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Cast overview:
Patrick Davidson ...
Boy Playing Claw Game
Gas Station Clerk
Roy Kenny ...
Hazmat 1
Timothy Holmes ...
Hazmat 2
Ricardo Campos ...
Hazmat 3
Drew Sykes ...
Hazmat 4


On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This is the signal. If you hear it, you have been chosen. See more »


Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 2014 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Сигнал  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$155,642, 13 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$600,896, 13 September 2014
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Misdirection is a key ingredient in the film. Director Eubanks wanted the viewer to continually feel they nearly have a grip on where the film is going; only to have their notions fall apart when the direction changes again - all the way to the very end. See more »


When Nic and Jonah are decrypting the IP address of the person they believe to the hacker named "Nomad", Jonah starts to dictate the IP address to Nic, and start writing it to the wall. But after this scene, this IP address is not written in the wall.

Whilst we hear the full IP address spoken, we never explicitly see it written down in full (camera angle). Also interesting to note, is how he repeats 147. There's nothing to suggest however he actually writes this down in order either as we see the first 3 octets afterwards, but 147 does appears twice on the wall, one of which is circled. See more »


Jonah: They're testing us, Nic. Like little rats.
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Performed by Free the Robots and Nima Fakhrara
Written by Nima Fakhrara and Free The Robots
Courtesy of Elsewhere Studios & Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Ltd
By arrangement with CEG Rights B.V.
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User Reviews


I love the pace of the movie. It allows for significant character development and really draws the viewer into the interpersonal relationships between Nic, Haley and Jonah. The bond among these friends really carries thru the story. Many sci-fi movies are so intent on the shock and special effects, they lose their personality and keeping to a level of attachment to the viewer. There's just enough subtle comedic moments that keeps the storyline to a level of human reality that kept me connected. Lin Shaye as Mirabelle...my favorite! She nailed her character spectacularly!! It may have not been a huge part and, I feel, that her character added the perfect segue into the continuing spiral of this intense adventure. A major part, in my opinion. A truly awesome and unexpected ending. I drove a long way to see this movie and during my drive home, I kept having the ending play over and over in my head...and then the "aha's" started to roll in. That's what makes a great movie. One that stays with me and keeps poking at my brain for a long time.

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