27 de agosto de 2016

The Signal

(2007) A mysterious radio and television transmission turns people into killers.

The Signal

(2007) A mysterious radio and television transmission turns people into killers.

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The Signal

This is an horror film written and directed by independent filmmakers David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry. It is told in three parts, in which all telecommunication and devices transmit only a mysterious signal turning people mad and activating murderous behaviour in many of those affected.

The film’s three interconnected chapters («transmissions») are presented in a nonlinear narrative. Each of them manifests elements of (besides the overall genre of psychological horror), respectively, splatter film, black comedy, and a post-apocalyptic love story.

For this movie, we invite students to read some texts, but interpretations are free and discussion is open to anything:

Burroughs, William. «The Electronic Revolution«. UBU Classics, 2005

Dean, Jodi. «Communicative Capitalism: Circulation and the Foreclosure of Politics«. Cultural Politics: an International Journal, 2005 vol: 1 (1) pp: 51-74