tisdag 24 november 2009

Pontypool (2008)

I like movies with original ideas. Yes, I know. Stupid. I also like movies with a one room setting, when the filmmakers has the talent to pull it off. Like Pontypool.

The movie is set in a radiostation in a small Canadian town. The nightshift is starting and our grizzled dj (played by the excellent Stephen McHattie) starts up the banter. This, however, wont be any ordinary night. A traveling reporter calls in about a strange occurence at the local doctors office where a mob of people starts being aggressive. It doesnt take long until more reports are coming in about people acting strange and it all escalates into violence. Something is infecting them and it sure as hell isnt your average venusian spaceplague.

I am not going to say anything more about the cause of this infection because it sounds a bit weird on paper and I recommend that you yourself keep away from reading about the movie to keep the surprises and twists as fresh as possible. As I mentioned earlier, the entire movie is set in the radiostation and it is up to the actors and their script to convey that feeling of dread which is so important for the movie to work. They all do an excellent job, just by listening to phonecalls about the escalating situation and people who are being turned into something while they are on the phone. This is not a zombie gorefest, though there is a little bit of blood. This is a funny, tense and weird little horrormovie with an excellent script. See it.

1 kommentar:

  1. This is one movie that really stinks.
    Have a hard time to come up with anything
    positive to say about it.
    Was just really boring.
    Can`t understand that you liked it.