What begins as another boring day of school bus cancellations quickly turns deadly when reports start piling in of people developing strange speech patterns and committing horrendous acts. But there's nothing coming in on the news wires. Is this really happening? Before long, Grant and the station staff, find themselves trapped as they discover the insane behaviour taking over the town is actually a deadly virus spread through language itself. Do they stay on air in hope of being rescued or are they providing the virus with its ultimate leap over the airwaves and beyond?
Excellent low budget Canadian film
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You rated this film: 5
I really liked this film - it is clearly low budget and most of it takes place in a radio studio. But it is also highly entertaining in the main - silly, yes. But for me, better than the Evil Dead or Zombieland. The only eakness really is in the last reel - as often in such films, there is a need to tie things up and give explanations, and the conclusion about why all the bad things were happening did not convince. However - it is based on a novel! Movies just interpret books - so the main creative force and the main person to blame for such things is the novelist and not the author of the adapted screenplay or the director: these just interpret the novel. Two thirds of moveis are based on novels, remember.