Grant Mazzy (McHattie) is a big-city shock radio DJ who has lost his job and moves to the small Ontario town of Pontypool, where he frustrates his new station manager, Sydney (Houle).
Nothing ever happens in Pontypool, so when Mazzy arrives at the station to start his show one wintry morning, he and his team are surprised by strange reports from town.
The station’s tiny crew find themselves holed up in their church basement studio, trying to piece together what’s happening outside as disturbing details pour in. Callers are making very little sense, and it seems like the English language itself is infected with a strange virus.
“McDonald knows it’s the things you don’t see, but only imagine, that best chill the blood.”
— Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"As a horror-suspense film, Pontypool provides a beautifully Canadian spin on a classic genre trope!" —Dani
Jeffrey Coghlan, Ambrose Roche
Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly
Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Pontypool is filmed and set in Ontario. Bruce McDonald is from Ontario.