BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
No no, this isn't a horror movie about Wales, or Fireman Sam. What this is is a genius little underrated gem. "A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in."
Can you imagine a zombie/virus film, without actually really seeing anything and most of the tension and most of the film, saying that, is all done with sound and with only a few main characters the whole time? Well here it is, and does it work? Hell yes. It really does. I had heard good reviews about, very few ones though, and I stand by them, it's a good one.
Pontypool really shows you how much sound can work for you, and how much sound means to films and TV. Tension is made by the sound, and this is shown in Pontypool. For most of the film, all the tension is created by what you are hearing on the radio and from calls coming into the radio station, and it works. It works so damn well. It's like a big science lesson, on just how effective sound is in horror films, and just back the idea that if you mute a horror film, it does lose a lot of its tension. This film basically proves that sound pretty much make a film!
Oh, and the black and white scenes, are so weird but so clever and out of the blue!
Honestly, I loved this film. It's just so different to other films, I have not really seen any film this original in quite a while. I did get a little confused, but I googled it, and worked it out, and still loved it. Me getting confused did not take anything away from how much I really did like this film, and I really recommend it to anyone, anyone as if you're a bit of a scaredy cat - you could probably handle this.
I'll test its scaring power on mother soon...
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..