Pontypool

Movie • 2009 • Horror  

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When disc jockey Grant Mazzy reports to his basement radio station in the Canadian town of Pontypool, he thinks it's just another day at work. But when he hears reports of a virus that turns people into zombies, Mazzy barricades himself in the radio booth and tries to figure out a way to warn his listeners about the virus and its unlikely mode of transmission.
This movie contains 11 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Lora Shanks
There is a poster of a missing cat. You never see the cat, but assume it is dead.
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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albinopigeon
There is discussion of a missing cat - we don't know what ultimately happens to it.
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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stinkyboy
There is a mention of one of the background characters being one.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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albinopigeon
An infected person tries to bite their own tongue off, smashes their face into a window repeatedly, and tries to electrocute themself.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a child abused?
72 supporters
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MaxForce
Passing mention of a deceased character being a pedophile.
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Addiction
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MaxForce
Not on screen, but one character asks another if they smoke marijuana and they say yes.
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graysonsm0628
near the ending one of the characters drinks until they are intoxicated. there are several scenes with alchohol before this.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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graysonsm0628
nothing shown, but there is a missing cat poster.
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Does a cat die?
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Em Fawcett
A missing cat poster is shown, unknown if it is alive or dead.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there cannibalism?
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graysonsm0628
not shown but described
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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albinopigeon
Audio description of someone's hands being cut off (or somehow removed).
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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albinopigeon
Not shown, but described in detail.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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horrormediatracker2023
The most that is shown is the main characters kill a girl and discuss killing the girl after she attacks them. Gore is not shown on screen, but her body is shown after the fact. Gore not shown for the most part. Many children die. A teenager is described as having passed away due to injuries over a phone call. The obituaries are read of many people, including children, in a montage scene, but none die onscreen.
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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graysonsm0628
one mild jumpscare at the beginning and one scarier in the middle/end
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albinopigeon
Characters lose control of themselves in a way that may feel like possession.
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Caram66
It happens around the 1:07 mark. Graphic visuals and audio.

SPOILERS


Laurel-Ann projectile vomits a great deal of blood onto the glass of the booth after Sydney thanks Mazzy for the Valentine’s Day card. Sydney then leans over and vomits at the sight of it.
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Is there audio gore?
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graysonsm0628
a long description of violence via telephone
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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Anonymous
A person repeatedly slams their face against a glass barrier until they’re bloody.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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graysonsm0628
not sure if it counts as an anxiety attack but one character goes into a state of shock and screams and yells at people
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graysonsm0628
everything in this movie is claustrophobic. they cannot leave the room they are in because of the zombies.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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graysonsm0628
someone slams their head into a wall until they are bloody but i am not sure if they died
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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albinopigeon
A character makes baby-like sounds over the phone, but it's more like babbling than crying.
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Is there shakey cam?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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MaxForce
A passing mention in an obituary, offscreen.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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graysonsm0628
not necissarily hate speech but there are people pretending to be from afghanistan and they paint their faces to look darker. there are multiple racist lyrics in the song they sing, also a few racist jokes.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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graysonsm0628
[SPOILERS]

the two main characters survive but everyone else dies
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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stinkyboy
There is mention of a crash at the very beginning.
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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albinopigeon
[SPOILER]
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.
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Some sort of bomb is (presumably) dropped on the building at the end.
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Is there blood/gore?
36 supporters
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0
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graysonsm0628
blood only in a few breif scenes and no gore
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Does someone drown?
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graysonsm0628
you can hear gunshots
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