HiT Rewind: ‘Pontypool’ (2008)

The movie requires nothing more than a radio station set and a gravelly voiced star who sets the mood long before the zombies strike.

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  Stephen McHattie stars as Grant Mazzy, a grizzled DJ working for a small Ontario radio station. Think Don Imus, but with far better vocal chops.

He’s trying to antagonize listeners one chilly morning, all in the name of ratings, when some bizarre press reports start rolling into the studio. A local doctor’s office has been ransacked, and the station’s traffic reporter – who watches the cars from his Dodge perched atop a hill – can see the mob which did it. And they’re still hungry … for more than just a little rioting.

But what’s driving ordinary people...

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