Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (2009)

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An epic tale about a group of whale watchers, whose ship breaks down and they get picked up by a whale fisher vessel. The Fishbillies on the vessel has just gone bust, and everything goes out of control.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Endo (as Nae Yuuki)
Terence Anderson ...
Helgi Björnsson ...
Guðrún Gísladóttir ...
Stefán Jónsson ...
Aymen Hamdouchi ...
Jean Francois
Snorri Engilbertsson ...
Captain Pétur
Bjorn (as Thorvaldur David Kristjansson)
Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir ...
Hannah Traschle
Carlos Takeshi ...
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ...
Hanna María Karlsdóttir ...


An epic tale about a group of whale watchers, whose ship breaks down and they get picked up by a whale fisher vessel. The Fishbillies on the vessel has just gone bust, and everything goes out of control.

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for bloody violence, language, some nudity and drug use | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

4 September 2009 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

Harpoon  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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And the points go to Iceland
24 June 2010 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

So far the only thing we have seen from Iceland are Bjork, Sigur Ros, volcano's and whale hunting. Not many people know that Iceland was ready to deliver their first horror flick called Harpoon (or the longer for some unspeakable title Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre). And I must admit, it is a decent movie. Some people will have difficulties to understand the language used, there is the Icelandic language luckily subtitled but there is also a French guy trying to talk English and some Japanese who tries to talk English too. But you will get used to that. Second, one name is wheel known in the genre, Gunnar Hansen. He's in the movie because he's Icelandic, not as a teaser. The movie itself sometimes becomes really bloody and even gory, there is some kind of suspense and even some nudity. Okay, there are reviewers who pointed out that there are some flows in the story but I wasn't offended by it. It's about the guy who appears with a handicap, but I didn't have any problems with it. Anyway, it's a bit of TCM on a boat. It surely delivers the stuff you need for a horror and remember, it's the first film coming from that country in our genre, well done...

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