Night Moves / UK premiere

Pontypool

  • Bruce McDonald /
  • Canada /
  • 2008 /
  • 95 mins

Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak, Rick Roberts

Mind your language, there are bloodthirsty zombies present.

When a deadly virus breaks out in a small Ontario town, it falls to local radio DJ Grant Mazzy to determine the cause and find the cure. Loosely based on Tony Burgess’ novel Pontypool Changes Everything and featuring a charismatic central performance by Stephen McHattie (Watchmen), this ingenious twist on the classic zombie theme pulls no punches, delivering the requisite genre shocks and horrors whilst maintaining a wicked sense of humour throughout.

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  • #1 Stuart Wood / Wednesday 24 June, 2009 / 17:12 GMT

    Great little spin on the zombie genre showing that going smaller is often a better approach than going "Michael Bay".

    Stay till after the end credits to be bewildered.
  • #2 Richard Brunton / Wednesday 24 June, 2009 / 21:48 GMT

    It was rather disappointing though when the reasoning behind everything came out, I suspect the book will be a lot better.

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