dir.: bruce mcdonald horror / mystery / suspense 2008
stephen mchattie / lisa houle / georgina reilly
facts: - the original conceptualization for the movie was to have tony burgess, the writer, read the script with the wavering line being the only visual. sydney’s voice would be heard and laurel-ann would only get a mention. - pontypool was produced as both a motion picture, and as a radio play. both versions were influenced by orson welles’ infamous radio production of the war of the worlds. the radio play was broadcast on the bbc’s art & culture section of their world service website. it is approximately 58 minutes long, as opposed to the film’s running time of 95 minutes. - one scene features neal stephenson’s novel snow crash, a book featuring an ear worm or memetic virus that transfers itself through verbal information.