Pontypool Poster


Release Date: May 29th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
When disc jockey Grant Mazzy (Stephen McHattie) reports to his basement radio station in the Canadian town of Pontypool, he thinks it's just another day at work. But when he hears reports of a virus that turns people into zombies, Mazzy barricades himself in the radio booth and tries to figure out a way to warn his listeners about the virus and its unlikely mode of transmission: the English language.

Cast: , , , , , , ,


Genres: Horror, Thriller

Distributor: IFC Films

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  • Efficient enough to attract a cult audience. show more

  • Between its ridiculous setup and its hard-to-care-about ending, McDonald still manages to craft an engaging suspense film that -- when you're not scratching your head in puzzlement -- will have you on the edge of your seat. show more

  • The premise has potential, but there's no follow- through. And there's no actual zombie mayhem; we learn everything secondhand -- from phone calls to the station. show more

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