12 Gut-Wrenching Scenes That Are Practically Gore-Free

7. The Majority of Pontypool

Anyone seen this thing? It’s on Netflix right now and it’s totally one of the more creative zombie films out there despite the director insisting that the villains aren’t technically zombies. It takes place at a small-time radio station during an apparent infection that spreads unlike any other. Instead of seeing the hoards of walking drones we mainly hear about it through the accounts of others calling into the station. This is what makes it so goddamn creative, and so extremely scary.

The beauty is that the film delivers something that feels epic, but is done on a much smaller scale and budget. It’s the Orson Welles “War Of The Worlds” technique. Literally – for it was not only a film but a radio play as well. It’s one of those things you kick yourself for not realizing – zombies are essentially the new alien invasion fear, so naturally a radio broadcast would fit perfectly into the genre.

David is a video editor, writer, and movie fanatic. After graduating from Full Sail University he now spends his days in Western Massachusetts working as a freelance article and sketch writer, as well as a comedy workshop moderator for Cracked.com. (Click Here to View David's work on Cracked.com) He enjoys over-analyzing movies, punk rock, and referring to himself in the third person.

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