Written by: AgingHorrorFan
Talk Radio meets 28 Days Later, only better. This small Canadian horror film makes the most of its minuscule budget and limited locations. Bruce McDonald's ingenious horror play (it would work just as well on a theatre stage) is more like a particularly claustrophobic episode of the original Twilight Zone than the average zombie flick.
It's perfectly modulated horror of the imagination like Orson Welles' adaptation of The War of the Worlds, with potent ideas about what corrupts, inspires, subverts, and engages us. And it's a fright flick that's all talk and almost no action. Somehow Pontypool makes it work - if you don't mind the lack of gore. One of the year's best for sure.