As I've said repeatedly on this blog, one of my favorite types of movies is where you put a group of characters in a room, and see what happens when chaos tears society apart (or just makes it so that the characters themselves are, in seclusion, forced to interact only with one another).
I think this genre is fascinating in the way it forces actors to actually act without any sort of action getting in the way. This might make me sound a little artsy-fartsy, but I don't care. I really do enjoy good acting.
Pontypool is a take on this type of movie in a way I've really never seen before. The movie is about a talk radio host, whom, in the midst of the chaos outside the building, stays on the air, and reports the goings-on of... what's happening.
I don't want to give too much away, but this is the kind of movie that you really have to have a sort of imagination to watch. The storytelling is phenomenal, and it's such an exciting new direction for this genre to go.
Go into it not really expecting a lot of action, and you'll be thrilled by the way in which you're actually thrilled. I really did enjoy it and I think, if you're a horror fan, you will too. Go add it to your queue!
Watch the movie on Netflix streaming here!