Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Signal and the Violence of American Identity Politics

I have a new article at PopMatters on the overlooked 2008 horror film The Signal. It's an article that was a long time in the making. When I started it back in July, the economy was doing just peachy keen (sort of) and the election still seemed like a distant dream. With any apocalyptic film, there's apt comparison to an economic downfall, but I think The Signal's vision of individualism is particularly pointed in the post-WaMu, post Lehman world, which maybe I'll have time to comment on later.

The article was trimmed down quite a bit. I think it all still makes sense, but I'll post a director's cut version on here sometime in the near future.

You can read part one here
(warning, there's a few spoilers within- probably best if you've seen the film)

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