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* TragicMonster: Since the infectees don't die like regular zombies, in the first moments of infection they are actively aware that they've begun speaking nonsense, and as we see and hear with [[spoiler:Laurel-Ann, Ken, and the good Doctor]], struggle against their own descent into gibbering insanity.



* WithCatlikeTread: In an amusing sequence, Mazzy and Cyd accidentally trigger "O Canada" to blare from an overhead speaker. Mazzy takes a hammer to it, but the conversationalists have already been summoned.

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* WithCatlikeTread: In an amusing sequence, Mazzy and Cyd Syd accidentally trigger "O Canada" to blare from an overhead speaker. Mazzy takes a hammer to it, but the conversationalists have already been summoned.


* WithCatlikeTread: In an amusing sequence, Mazzy and Cyd accidentally trigger "O Canada" to blare from an overhead speaker. Mazzy takes a hammer to it, but the zombies have already been summoned.

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* WithCatlikeTread: In an amusing sequence, Mazzy and Cyd accidentally trigger "O Canada" to blare from an overhead speaker. Mazzy takes a hammer to it, but the zombies conversationalists have already been summoned.


* ShoutOut: A copy of Neal Stephenson's ''SnowCrash'' is displayed suspiciously prominently in one scene. ''Snow Crash'' also deals heavily with [[spoiler: infections transmitted via language]].

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* ShoutOut: A copy of Neal Stephenson's ''SnowCrash'' ''Literature/SnowCrash'' is displayed suspiciously prominently in one scene. ''Snow Crash'' also deals heavily with [[spoiler: infections transmitted via language]].

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* PaedoHunt: Played with in reference to Ken Loney. Sydney muses that everyone always suspected him, and they never left him alone with their kids.


* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Possibly. Given the way the virus spreads, Sydney theorizes that they might have propagated it [[spoiler:through repeated mention of Honey the missing cat. Grant initially thinks she's off her rocker, but later it's suggested she might be right.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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Possibly. Given the way the virus spreads, Sydney theorizes that they might have propagated it [[spoiler:through repeated mention of Honey the missing cat. Grant initially thinks she's off her rocker, but later it's suggested she might be right.]]


* [[spoiler:DownerEnding:]] It's a zombie film, what would you expect? [[spoiler:Though Grant and Sydney have found a (theoretical) way to cure the infection, the town gets bombed anyway. It doesn't stop the spread, though; the closing credits are a voice-over montage of other radio stations and callers reporting the beginnings of the same strange events in Pontypool. The last lines we hear are the BBC anchor repeating "Pontypool, Pontypool", sounding rather bewildered.]]

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding:]] DownerEnding: It's a zombie film, what would you expect? [[spoiler:Though Grant and Sydney have found a (theoretical) way to cure the infection, the town gets bombed anyway. It doesn't stop the spread, though; the closing credits are a voice-over montage of other radio stations and callers reporting the beginnings of the same strange events in Pontypool. The last lines we hear are the BBC anchor repeating "Pontypool, Pontypool", sounding rather bewildered.]]



* [[spoiler:DoubleSpeak]]: Mendez comes up with this method of evading infection. Mazzy takes it a step further by [[spoiler:substituting "kill" for "kiss"]], and so on.

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* [[spoiler:DoubleSpeak]]: DoubleSpeak: Mendez comes up with this method of evading infection. Mazzy takes it a step further by [[spoiler:substituting "kill" for "kiss"]], and so on.

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* BlackComedy: A few bits, but Mendez, immediately after [[spoiler:Laurel-Ann]] dies, is in fine form.
-->'''Mendez:''' There must be hundreds of them pressed against the building! What we need is a flamethrower.

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*AxCrazy: The sanity of those infected gets worse as time goes on, until eventually they plunge into a perpetual UnstoppableRage.

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* TooDumbToLive: Sydney, even knowing how the virus is spread, calls her son and uses several terms of endearment.


* ChekhovsGun: ''(bemused)'' "Mrs. French's cat is missing. The signs are posted all over town..."

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* ChekhovsGun: ''(bemused)'' "Mrs. French's cat is missing. The signs are posted all over town..." Also the soundbooth, which allows them to hide from [[spoiler:Laurel Ann]].


* TheBBC: Pretty soon, the Pontypool situation becomes headline news.

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* TheBBC: Creator/TheBBC: Pretty soon, the Pontypool situation becomes headline news.


* ReassignedtoAntarctica: Even though its a brief one-way conversation, it's pretty clear that whatever Mazzy did to get himself fired from his previous job, it tainted his prospects so badly that the middle-of-nowhere job of Pontypool was pretty much the only place he could get work.

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* ReassignedtoAntarctica: ReassignedToAntarctica: Even though its a brief one-way conversation, it's pretty clear that whatever Mazzy did to get himself fired from his previous job, it tainted his prospects so badly that the middle-of-nowhere job of Pontypool was pretty much the only place he could get work.

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** The French warning early in the film ''ends'' with [[spoiler: Do not translate this message]]. Sounds like it should have been at the beginning, or repeated throughout the signal.

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* NoodleIncident: We're not told what caused Mazzy to get fired from his previous job, but given that he's a shock jock, you can infer that he pissed off the wrong person, or too many of them.


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* ReassignedtoAntarctica: Even though its a brief one-way conversation, it's pretty clear that whatever Mazzy did to get himself fired from his previous job, it tainted his prospects so badly that the middle-of-nowhere job of Pontypool was pretty much the only place he could get work.


* RealLifeRelative: Mazzy and Sydney's actors are married in RealLife.

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