The Signal

Rated 1.0

Three young people on a cross-country road trip (Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp) become aware that they're being tracked by a mysterious hacker who first caught their attention by hacking into the MIT databases when they were all students there. They track his signal to an empty house in the middle of the Nevada desert, then suddenly there's a confusion of screams and violence, and one of them (Thwaites) wakes up in some sort of hospital—or prison—where he is subjected to interrogation by a man in a hazmat suit (Laurence Fishburne). The script to this murky mess, credited to Carlyle Eubank, David Frigerio and director William Eubank, is plotless, senseless, pointless, annoying junk. It plays like a student project by a film-school slacker after OD-ing on Stanley Kubrick and marijuana.