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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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Annette
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Endo (as Nae Yuuki)
Terence Anderson ...
Leon
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Marie-Anne
Helgi Björnsson ...
Tryggvi
Guðrún Gísladóttir ...
Mamma
Stefán Jónsson ...
Siggi
Aymen Hamdouchi ...
Jean Francois
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Anton
Gunnar Hansen ...
Captain Pétur
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Bjorn (as Thorvaldur David Kristjansson)
Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir ...
Hannah Traschle
Carlos Takeshi ...
Nobuyoshi
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ...
Helga
Hanna María Karlsdóttir ...
Signy
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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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The catch of the day ... is you. See more »

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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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4 September 2009 (Iceland)  »

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Harpoon  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Initially promoted as "Iceland's first splatter-film!" but after the first weekend in local theaters it was advertised as a thriller and the original tagline changed. See more »

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Leon: You do as i tell you to do as i fucking say and you won't get hurt... i'm handing you over to the authorities
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Leon: Get on your fucking knees clasp your hands behind your back... yeah like that
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Horror Fans Rejoice
23 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw this "Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre" at the ScreamFest 2009 Film Festival and it was fantastic. A very droll and bloody film, "Massacre" follows a whale watching expedition that goes all kinds of wrong. The synopsis makes it appear like it will be "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" on a whaling vessel, but it's much more than that. Plenty of splatter to go around, but made with great humor.

My wife and I briefly chatted with director Julius Kemp who was extremely polite and revealed that they indeed created the movie after coming up with the title as I guessed. The film is currently hitting the film festival circuit, so catch it if you can. There's no current distribution for the U.S., though it has been sold overseas in the U.K. and other countries.

With "Let the Right One In," "Dead Snow," and now "Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre," Scandinavia is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the world of horror film making. Bravo.


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