Known for his spooky twists and suspenseful plots, M. Night Shyamalan diverted from the typical alien horror movie with Signs. Themes of family, forgiveness, and rediscovering lost faith are interwoven into an otherwise bone-chilling film focused on how humans would defend themselves from extraterrestrial visitors.
Take a look at the hidden details fans found while watching Signs, and vote up the ones you think are out-of-this-world fantastic.
The Alien Reveal Scene Is Modeled After Famous Film Footage
From Redditor u/SollyMcFatNeck:
In the movie Signs by M. Night, the captured pose of the alien was intended to look the same as the infamous “Bigfoot” picture.Fascinating detail?
The Alien's Camouflaging Ability Is Revealed When A Face Appears On Its WristPhoto: Buena Vista Pictures
From Redditor u/BoromirDeschain:
In M. Night Shyamalan's Signs (2002), you can see the alien's camouflage skin at work as it tries to blend in with or reflect Graham's and Bo's (Mel Gibson & Abigail Breslin) faces on its wrist and back, respectively.Fascinating detail?
The Imprint Of A Cross Hints At Graham's Lost FaithPhoto: Buena Vista Pictures
From Redditor u/_MothMan:
In Signs (2002), you can see what looks like a cross on the wall, when really it's the space where a cross USED TO BE as Graham took it and everything else down when he lost faith. Later on, the walls are repainted and pictures of his family are put up, as his house is a home again.Fascinating detail?
The Cartoon Bo Is Watching Foreshadows A Later ScenePhoto: Buena Vista Pictures
From Redditor u/Weaver_from_ANTZ:
Early on in Signs (2002), a TV showing a scene from Dexter’s Laboratory foreshadows the events at the end of the film: A monster is repeatedly hit on the head with a stick, and then Dexter is dunked headfirst into the water.Fascinating detail?