Dead Love: Pontypool and the Zombie Contagion

Yes, there really is a Pontypool. It’s an unincorporated village in Ontario, Canada. And, because of the location (so close to a zombie center and all), it has attained screen status in a horror film by the same name: Pontypool.

Pontypool is a 2009 Canadian movie about zombies directed by Bruce McDonald and adapted for the screen by Tony Burgess from his novel, Pontypool Changes Everything. Some critics have called it social satire. Really? Really? Well, YOU decide.

Basically the story revolves around a zombie virus spread through language, and that language is …. English, NOT French. Very Canadian issue, you see. So as the reporters holed up in their broadcasting basement discover, il faut parler français.

And voilà, all better.

So, Pontypool. Check it out and laissez les bon temps rouler!

—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/the Daily Slice

  • boldlow

    Merci – for the geography and language lesson. Better brush up on my french before seeing Pontypool! adieu

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