Grant Mazzy (McHattie) is a big-city shock radio DJ who loses his job and moves to the small Ontario town of Pontypool, where he frustrates his new station manager, Sydney (Houle).
Nothing ever happens in Pontypool, so when Mazzy arrives at the station to start his show one wintry morning, he and his team are surprised by strange reports from town.
The station’s tiny crew find themselves holed up in their church basement studio, trying to piece together what’s happening outside as disturbing details pour in. Callers are making very little sense, and it seems like the English language itself is infected with a strange virus. Scary and suspenseful, Pontypool plays with words and meanings and will keep you guessing until the very end.