What could be worse than spending another crappy Valentine’s Day alone, drowning your sorrows into a box of cheap chocolate? Probably spending your day trapped inside a local radio station during a zombie apocalypse. For radio DJ, Grant Mazzy, his new gig in the town of Pontypool gives him a little more than he bargained for when the local residents mysteriously become violent.
Pontypool, directed by Bruce McDonald, is a psychological thriller adapted by Tony Burgess from his novel, “Pontypool Changes Everything.” The film centers around a Howard Stern-esque radio jockey (Mazzy), his producer Sydney, and technical assistant, Laurel-Ann, as strange occurrences begin happening on the outskirts of their Ontario town. [full review]