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Aro Recommended Pontypool


Canada 2008, 95 minutes
Dir. Bruce McDonald
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Horror / Walking Dead


Aroview: Highly intriguing and unconventional horror chamber piece - less a "zombie flick" than contagion drama on account of the fact that here the words are literally deadly than the sword, shotgun or chainsaw.

Anchored by a cracking performance by B-movie vet Stephen McHattie as a loose-lipped, gravel-voiced radio host, he and his two female colleagues attempt to blindly manage the civil panic that has gripped their French-Canadian town as it slowly succumbs to a curious cannibalistic virus. While its logic may not be completely watertight in the cold light of day, this is worth suspending disbelief for these great performances, its claustrophobic intensity, ambitious ideas, and for taking intelligent audiences into unexplored corners of the genre.

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  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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