Pontypool (2008)

2008 Pontypool Movie Film Cinema Poster Art Advance Teaser Theatrical

A superb psychological drama, Pontypool is based on the excellent novel by Tony Burgess, “Pontypool Changes Everything”. It is directed by Bruce McDonald of The Tracey Fragments fame.

Almost the whole film is set in one location, a radio station in a small town in Canada. There are three protagonists, all wonderfully acted. The story is gripping.

We at Wonderful Cinema watched this film without the slightest idea what it was about and the effect was awesome. We have since looked into how this film was originally marketed and sadly the route the production company took will have surely ostracized many potential viewers and possibly left many others disappointed. It’s all about expectations, isn’t it. So we highly recommend you avoid the following links…


You can find more information on this Canadian release on Wikipedia and IMDb. Ignore the mediocre IMDb user rating; this film is great.

As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:


Title: Pontypool

Language: English

Direction: Bruce McDonald

Screenplay: Tony Burgess

Cinematography: Miroslaw Baszak

Editing: Jeremiah Munce

Score: Claude Foisy

Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak, Rick Roberts, Boyd Banks, Tony Burgess, Rachel Burns


Full Acting Cast and Roles


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