The best horror films evoke a sense of dread. And they never ease up the tension, there's no mercy for the weak! Pontypool, a creepy Twilight Zone type story recalls War of the Worlds and Night of the Living Dead. Starring veteran Canadian actor Stephen McHattie as Grant Mazzy, a morning DJ who likes to quote Norman Mailer and Anne Sexton.
The film opens on a bleak Valentine's Day morning. On his way to work, Grant is flagged down by a woman. She speaks incoherently. Once he arrives at the radio station, reports of odd behavior overrun the station. Without revealing anything more, Pontypool takes you on a ride.
Pontypool keeps you guessing and leaves everything to the imagination. The gore is kept to a minimum and what goes on in your mind is far worse than anything on screen.
Finally, Stephen McHattie gives a great performance as a dying breed, the DJ who plays what he wants to play. A worthy find on Netflix!