Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Pontypool (Canada: Bruce McDonald, 2008)

"You have to stop understanding! Stop understanding what you are saying! Stop understanding and listen to me!" - Grant Mazzy

Pontypool (Canada: Bruce McDonald, 2008: 93 mins)

"BBC World Service: Pontypool [the radio drama]." SFF Audio (September 3, 2009)

Burgess, Tony, et al. "Pontypool." The Projection Booth #294 (October 25, 2016) ["In a rather different take on the typical zombie story,Bruce McDonald's Pontypool (2008) has the English language as the infectious agent which drives people mad. Written by Tony Burgess (and based on his novel, Pontypool Changes Everything), the film stars Stephen McHattie as Grant Mazzy, a shock jock from the big city now working in backwater Ontario with his audio engineer Laurel-Ann (Georgina Reilly) and producer Syndey Briar (Lisa Houle)."]

Deshane, Evelyn and R. Travis Morton. "The Words Change Everything: Haunting, Contagion and The Stranger in Tony Burgess’s Pontypool." London Journal of Canadian Studies 33.5 (2018): 58-76.

Eggert, Brian. "Pontypool." Deep Focus Review (May 28, 2009)

Gibron, Bill. "Pontypool Plays with the Notion of Truth, Terror." Pop Matters (May 31, 2009)

Halfyard, Kurt. "From Pontypool to the Metaverse in 98 minutes: A Conversation with Bruce McDonald." Screen Anarchy (March 6, 2009)

Holmes, Taylor. "Let Me Explain Why Pontypool is Zombies Done Right." Thinc. (November 19, 2017)

Landers, Alex. "Pontypool." One Critical Bitch (October 7, 2017)

Ottmann, Solveig. "Broadcasting Death: Radio, Media History and Zombies in Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool." The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Stories 13 (Summer 2014): 38-56.

Podgorski, Daniel. "Pontyficating: Pontypool and its Rapid, Disappointing Ruining of an Excellent Horror Story." The Gembok (January 5, 2017)

Subissati, Andrea and Alexandra West. "Kill is Kiss: Pontypool (2008)." Faculty of Horror #24 (February 25, 2015) ["Up is down, left is right and black is white in this month’s episode. Tackling the Canadian winter horror film Pontypool, Andrea and Alex talk about national identity, broadcast journalism and how the stories we tell should stop making sense."]

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