Directed by Bruce McDonald
A shock jock struggles to survive when a virus starts turning his listeners violent. After getting fired, Grant can only get a job on the morning show in the small town of Pontypool. But what begins as another boring day quickly turns deadly, when bizarre reports start coming in of people committing horrendous acts of violence. But why isn't there anything about it on the news wires? Before long Grant and the staff are trapped in the radio station, where they realize the insanity may be caused by a virus transmitted through the airwaves of Grant's station. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
A shock jock struggles to survive when a virus starts turning his listeners violent.
Cast: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly
I'd like to think of myself as something of a zombie movie aficionado. I love zombies almost as much as I love slashers. It is DIFFICULT to come up with a fresh take on a zombie scenario that hasn't been done before. Pontypool accomplished this (I want to make it clear that this is not my first viewing, I saw it when it first came out, loved it, and just finished rewatching). I absolutely love this take and the fact that no one else has been able to accomplish the same effect with the same concept speaks volumes.
Something of a zombie movie, but very entertaining and clever in a way most modern ones aren't. Can move a little slow but holds your attention well enough before ramping back up. Stay through the credits!
Love this movie
Love this movie
Always a great one to rewatch over and over. great writing, direction, and great actors. A+