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By Tony Burgess
Subjects: Rural Settings, Adaptations, Horror, Ontario Playwrights
Casting: 2 f, 5 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770914421, 72 pages, October 2015
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770914445, 72 pages, February 2016
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770914438, 72 pages, February 2016


In the sleepy town of Pontypool, Ontario, no one is safe from an epidemic so devastating it will leave you literally speechless.


“Pontypool will elevate your heart rate following the tried-and-true formula for building a horror mystery: tension to fear to fully realized horror. A mystical twist brings new life to an overdone genre, and prevents you from predicting any outcomes. ” —Time Out Chicago

“… Pontypool proves that in horror, less is often more and what is suggested can be just as dark as what is shown. It plays like the twisted terror found in the pulp classic EC comics, with a slight hint of WKRP and a gnarly squib. It’s fast. It’s fun and it’s a frightening treat for both horror and theater fans alike. ” —Venus Zarris, Chicago Stage Review

“…Pontypool is as much fun as a trip to the haunted house. ” —NewCity Stage

“Pontypool is a potentially chilling illustration of the dangers of repetition without critical thought as a means of enslavement. ” —Clint May, Chicago Theater Beat