31 Nights of Horror V, Night 6: Pontypool
How many times have you seen unforgivable crimes against language in a Facebook comments section or felt nauseated by talking heads on any 24 hour news channel? What if language and a person’s perception of it was the source of a virus that literally turns everyone into mindless zombies? This is exactly what happens in Pontypool, a witty and claustrophobic Canadian film about a radio dj trying to make sense of the public crisis that unfolds right outside of his station while he’s live on the air.
How to get extra nerdy:
- Barricade yourself in a church basement and have a pretend radio station
- Practice your Stephen McHattie voice impression while singing O Canada