United States, 2007
Directed By: Jacob Gentry, David Bruckner, Dan Bush
Written By: Jacob Gentry, David Bruckner, Dan Bush
Starring: A.J. Bowen, Anessa Ramsey, Justin Welborn, Scott Poythress, Sahr Ngaujah
Running Time: 99 min.
Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and brief nudity
4 out of 5 stars
If The Signal is any indication, the answer is a tentative yes. The latest production from POPfilms (a tiny little Atlanta-based production company), The Signal is a collaboration of three of its resident auteurs: Jacob Gentry, David Bruckner, and Dan Bush, who each wrote and directed a single act (or “transmission,” as they’re termed within the film). The story, which is a fairly standard tale for low-budget horror, meanders from bleak to hilarious to redemptive, but it maintains its basic focus throughout.
Pretty silly, I know—but in many ways, that’s the highest praise a horror flick can receive.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Luke Harrington currently resides in Tulsa and works in the aerospace industry–but, at any given moment, would probably rather be reviewing movies. In his spare time, he’s off playing blues piano and pretending to be Assistant Editor for MovieZeal.com.