No Signal: When Movies Use Cell Phone Signal Loss to Heighten Drama

Chris Higgins

No Signal is a YouTube "supercut" of various movie moments in which the protagonists find themselves without a cell phone signal -- you can bet a murderer/terrorist/alien is right around the corner when that happens! Don't go through that door, cell phone guy! Wondering what the term "supercut" means? Blogger Andy Baio (who popularized the term) described it thusly:

This insane montage of (nearly) every instance of "What?" from the LOST series started me thinking about this genre of video meme, where some obsessive-compulsive superfan collects every phrase/action/cliche from an episode (or entire series) of their favorite show/film/game into a single massive video montage. For lack of a better name, let's call them supercuts. (Thanks, Ryan.)

Also includes in Baio's explanation is a huge list of supercuts, including the rather notable every "dude" from The Big Lebowski (warning: contains some spicy language). Anyway, on with the show. No Signal (warning, some occasional swear words creep in):