Made by Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald and based on the book by Tony Burgess (who also adapted it into a film), Pontypool seems to look small and feeble as an Indie, but when the film starts to roll, you can’t do anything but watch. The movie has such actors as Stephen McHattie and Lisa Houle, the acting scope is much more than average. The tagline “Shut up or Die” adds the perfect amount of humor to the film, which is hard to categorize as a film.Taking place in the studio of CLSY in Pontypool, Ontario, Pontypool introduces to the life of Grant Mazzy, a shock jock whom has been kicked off of the big city radio and found work in Pontypool. The story really takes place in the radio station the whole film, but the way things are made throughout the movie, it can become terrifyingly creepy. Certain scenes gives you chills, such as when the weather man in his Sunshine Chopper (which is really just a car), is found by the vicious monsters that lurk the streets. Oh, yeah, I forgot that part. The whole town is suffering from a disease which is caused from contact in the English language, and is unstoppable… until the people of CLSY find out, and try to warn the infected people before it is too late. The ending is spell-binding and gripping, and will keep you on the edge of your seat.The thing I liked about this movie was the simplicity of the film, being shot in a studio, so not wasting away a huge budget for something that is upfront and gory, but gives no such hint of mystery. There is still violent content in the movie, but the huge chunks of mystery that surround the story give it its luster.I felt that this movie was very well made, though corny at times, and was especially well written, and I believe that this is a movie that lovers of low budget powerhouses must see.