It's New Year's Eve in the city of Terminus and chaos is this year's resolution. All forms of communication have been jammed by an enigmatic transmission that preys on fear and desire, driving everyone in the city to murder and madness. In a place once marked by conformity but now sent into complete anarchy, the rebellious Ben must save the woman he loves from the bedlam in the streets as well as her crazed sadistic husband. But the only way he can tell whom to trust or who has given in to violence is by uncovering the true nature of The Signal.
Told in three parts by three directors – relative newcomers David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry – The Signal was originally conceived as an experimental film project called Exquisite Corpse where one filmmaker would begin a story then hand it off to another filmmaker to continue and then to another and so on until the movie was complete. The story eventually took shape and evolved into a sci-fi/ horror/thriller that imagines a world where everyday anxieties become the catalyst for inhuman terror. The Signal is, we are told, a horrific journey towards discovering that the most brutal monster might actually be within all of us.
The Signal will be released on UK DVD on 6th April 2009 by Optimum Home Entertainment at the RRP of £15.99. A widescreen transfer and 5.1 sound will be joined by the following extra features:
- Director's Commentary (whether that's one or all three is unconfirmed as yet);
- Signal Breakdown featurette;
- Inside Terminus featurette;
- The Hap Hapgood Story short film;
- Transmission webepisodes;
- Deleted Scenes;