About Tony Burgess

Tony Burgess is a Canadian novelist and screenwriter. Pontypool is a book, screenplay, and stage play all written by Tony. His most notable works include Hellmouths of Bewdley, Pontypool Changes Everything, Caesarea, and Fiction For Lovers. He was nominated for both the Genie Award and the Chlotrudis Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Pontypool.


Burgess’ unique style of writing has been called literary horror fiction and described as ”blended ultra-violent horror and absurdist humor, inflicting nightmarish narratives on the quirky citizens of small-town Ontario.


Authors don’t always successfully adapt their own books for the big screen, but Tony Burgess beat the odds with 2008’s Pontypool, directed by Bruce McDonald and based on Burgess’ thriller novel Pontypool Changes Everything. If you’re a fan of the film and curious about the source material, you can now get it and a lot more in The Bewdley Mayhem: Hellmouths of Bewdley, Pontypool Changes Everything, Caesarea, which collects three of Tony’s celebrated books — all of which harbor a twisted ambition to physically alter your imagination — together for the first time.