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This is an incredibly strange but satisfying thriller from Canada. It's not strange in its style, although there a a few offbeat and unexpected flourishes delivered in random scenes, but just a very strange story. It's kinda Twilight Zonish and a little trippy.

It takes place in a radio station in the tiny town of Pontypool, Quebec. Certain events on Valentine's Day begin to unfold with the most inexplicable and horrific violence as explained through eyewitness accounts over the radio station.

The acting, writing, and overall direction are quite good. As the events unfold and the nature of what is occurring begins to be understood, the writing becomes a little murky in spots, and some loose ends are unexplained. But overall, it is a totally original and thought-provoking movie.

It is creepy in parts, and keeps you glued to the characters throughout. I definitely recommend it if you can find it.
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This is an incredibly strange but satisfying thriller from Canada. It's not strange in its style, although there a a few offbeat and unexpected flourishes delivered in random scenes, but just a very strange story. It's kinda Twilight Zonish and a little trippy.

It takes place in a radio station in the tiny town of Pontypool, Quebec. Certain events on Valentine's Day begin to unfold with the most inexplicable and horrific violence as explained through eyewitness accounts over the radio station.

The acting, writing, and overall direction are quite good. As the events unfold and the nature of what is occurring begins to be understood, the writing becomes a little murky in spots, and some loose ends are unexplained. But overall, it is a totally original and thought-provoking movie.

It is creepy in parts, and keeps you glued to the characters throughout. I definitely recommend it if you can find it.
I agree with this.

The movie also had a claustrophobia to it that added to the creepiness factor.

6.5/10
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Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.
It came across as quite intense to me. Stephen McHattie's strong presence and voice as the maverick radio disc jockey is the centerpiece. In many ways, it plays out as a companion piece to Orson Welles' radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds on Halloween 1938. Horror shows do really like those holidays. I'd also give it
but that means it wasn't disappointing at all.

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Definitely agree. This film is so underrated but it's amazing. Very simplistic but simplicity in this case only helps add to its realism.



A system of cells interlinked
The wife and I randomly popped this on last night, and both enjoyed it quite a bit. It didn't quite stick the landing, but I really only had minor quibbles overall. This one was a bit ahead of its time in its allegory for information dissemination and the damage it can cause culturally.

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This girl I dated wanted to watch this with me, after we both had made lots of jokes about words and english language, which was fitting.

It's a unique take on the zombie movie, well-made and directed for its low budget. The concept of a virus being carried through specific words is a bit ridiculous. I think this movie did the best it possibly did with realizing the concept to its potential. There's a certain comedy to this, and the relatively short runtime ensures that it ends before the joke starts to get old.

Critics on rating sites rated it higher than audiences. I'm somewhere between a 6-7/10 on this one.