31 Nights of Horror V, Night 6: Pontypool

31 Nights of Horror V, Night 6: Pontypool


Three sentence review:

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:

  1. Barricade yourself in a church basement and have a pretend radio station
  2. Practice your Stephen McHattie voice impression while singing O Canada

31 Nights of Horror IV, Night 27: Ginger Snaps

31 Nights of Horror IV, Night 27: Ginger Snaps

Three sentence review:

Ginger Snaps is without a doubt the best werewolf movie to come out in 25 years – and not just because I have a major girl crush on Katharine Isabelle. I highly recommend this 2000 Canadian teen horror film because it is dark, brutal, stylish and seriously entertaining. In the film, Ginger and her little sister, Brigitte, are two high school outcasts who are obsessed with death and must deal with the aftermath of a vicious attack by a terrifying beast in the woods.