March 18, 2009


E-mail for your chance to win one of four tickets to see a special screening of Bruce McDonald's Pontypool at the Silvercity Theatre in Ancaster, Ontario (March 26, 2009) courtesy of HORROR IN THE HAMMER and MAPLE PICTURES

With a screenplay written by Tony Burgess based on his novel, Pontypool is about a zombie-like virus that travels through the English language. Shock jock Grant Mazzy (Stephen McHattie) has been kicked off his last job in the big city and now works the early morning show at CLSY Radio in the small basement of the only Church in Pontypool, Ontario. What begins as another boring day of winter-related school bus cancellations quickly turns deadly when reports start piling in of people developing strange speech patterns and committing horrendous acts of violence as a result of this impossible virus. Mazzy and his radio crew only have one option: shut up or die.

Also starring: Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, and Hrant Alianak

PRIZE: One ticket (admits two) for Pontypool

SCREENING DATE: March 26, 2009

TIME: 7:00pm

PLACE: Silvercity Ancaster (771 Golf Links Road)


E-mail your entry to

Please include “PONTYPOOL TICKETS” in the subject line and your name and full mailing address in the body of the e-mail (address must be in Ontario and at the address you wish your tickets to be mailed).

Contest will end on Monday, March 23th at 12:00am (Eastern Standard Time). Four winners will be drawn at random, alerted by e-mail, and mailed their tickets on the afternoon of March 23, 2009. One entry per name/address please. Contest open only to residents of Ontario.

Read more for further details.

Official Contest Rules and Regulations

This Contest is open to all residents of Ontario, Canada but void where prohibited by law.

How to Enter

Valid entrants must e-mail with “PONTYPOOL TICKETS” in the subject line and a body that includes the entrant’s full name and mailing address.

Entry is limited to single email sent from a valid, unique, individual e-mail address. Multiple e-mails including the same name and address sent throughout the contest period count as one entry. One entry per name/e-mail/postal code. Contest open only to residents of Ontario, Canada. Tickets will be automatically mailed to the address given in entrant's email.


There is a total of four (4) prizes available to be won; one (1) per winner. A random draw for the prize will be made on March 23, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. Valid entrants will be compiled and four entrants will be selected at random. The four (4) prizes to be awarded are: four (4) tickets [one per winner] for the ticket-holder and a guest to attend a 7:00pm (EST) screening of Pontypool (Dir. Bruce McDonald. Maple Pictures) on March 26, 2009 at the Silvercity theatre in Ancaster, Ontario: 771 Golf Links Road.


Selected entrants will be notified by email and automatically mailed their tickets via Canada Post at a rate to be decided by The Zed Word. After the prize is mailed, all entrant e-mails will be deleted on March 27th. No correspondence will be entered into except with potential winners and no private information about entrants will be kept or sold to or shared with any other party.

In order to win, each selected entrant must e-mail with his or her full name and full mailing address in Ontario at which they wish to receive their tickets.

The prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable.


Maple Pictures has overbooked the theatre in order to ensure capacity. Winners are advised to arrive early and understand that seating is not guaranteed. The theatre and staff are not in any way responsible for the overbooking of this theatre. This is a private event that has been organized exclusively by Maple Pictures.