"Pontypool" Trailer

This is the trailer for "Pontypool", a Canadian Zombie film that seems to be blazing up most other horror sites recently. If you look closely at the pull-quotes in the trailer, you'll probably recognize the names of a few of our contemporaries.

The premise looks interesting, but this film is fighting against my predisposition to groaning these days when I hear about new zombie films. Also, I think they should take my advice (that no one asked for) and change the title. I get that "Pontypool" is the name of a town, but it's also an obscure reference for someone not familiar with the area, and has caused me to effectively ignore the film for months out of lack of interest. On the other hand, name your movie "Dead Hooker in a Trunk", and now you've got my attention.

In all seriousness though, this does look like a nicely done zombie flick. And hey, the last living dead film I saw was "Diary of the Dead", and lord knows it couldn't possibly be worse than that. It was recently picked up by IFC films, and will be showing at the upcoming South By Southwest cultural festival. Check it and leave your thoughts in the comments.

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