Cell (2016)
December 13, 2022 12:03 PM - Subscribe

A graphic novelist (John Cusack) begins a desperate search for his estranged wife (Clark Sarullo) and son (Ethan Andrew Casto) after a mysterious cellphone signal transforms New Englanders into savage killers.

Also starring Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Owen Teague, Anthony Reynolds, Erin Elizabeth Burns, Stacy Keach.

Directed by Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2). Written by Adam Alleca, based on the novel by Stephen King.

11% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Very easy to find free to stream. JustWatch listing.

#2 of 6 King screen adaptations today.
posted by DirtyOldTown (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is one of those weird multiverse things for me - I *swear* I had seen this movie long before 2016 (in my mind, it was more like 2010/11) - I read the book when it came out, but I am absolutely certain the movie was earlier. OTOH, I see "many" apocalyptic/zombie-type movies (and read novels), so perhaps it all just blends together.

It was "ok", not particularly memorable - the book was better.
posted by rozcakj at 12:26 PM on December 13, 2022 [2 favorites]

I kind of got the sense that with this casting the producers were hoping to capture some of the buzz that had hung around 1408 (which was a superior movie).
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:30 PM on December 13, 2022 [2 favorites]

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