Pontypool (2008)

enjoyableyes
spookyyes
scaryno
unsettlingyes
goreyes
body horrorno
violence toward animalsno
Bechdel-Wallace testfailed
Mako Moripassed
X was the real YIt turns out that video wasn't the real killer of the radio star.

No review, instead a request: please watch this movie.

This one of my absolute favourite horror movies. It deserves much more attention that it has gotten. After 48 horror movie reviews I would hope that I've established enough credibility for you to trust me when I ask you to watch this.

The film takes place in a small town in Ontario. In the midst of a snowstorm, a radio station attempts to report on a riot that is rumored to be occurring outside.

The film expertly uses the isolation and uncertainty to build terror. It also succeeds in transitioning from implied to actual horror.

This was the exact movie I had in mind when I said watch a more experimental horror movie than The Thing (2011), even if its flawed. The central conceit of this film is unique and it is explored well. It doesn't completely stick the landing but where it fails, it fails in interesting ways.