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Amsterdamned (1988)

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A hard-boiled police detective sets out to capture a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the canals of Amsterdam.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eric Visser
... Laura
... Vermeer
Hidde Maas ... Martin Ruysdael
Wim Zomer ... John van Meegeren
Tanneke Hartzuiker ... Potter
Lou Landré ... Chef
Tatum Dagelet ... Anneke Visser
Edwin Bakker ... Willy
... Skipper
Barbara Martijn ... Prostitute
Door van Boeckel ... Maniac (as Door van Boekel)
Simone Ettekoven ... Salvation Army Soldier
Koos van der Knaap ... Environmentalist #1
Pieter Loef ... Environmentalist #2
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A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't suspect that both his new girlfriend and twelve-year-old daughter may be closer than he is to finding the killer. Written by Blue Dragon <movies@sharyl.mailstop.com>

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Be glad you're afraid. It means you're still alive. See more »


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25 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Dick Maas passed on the opportunity to direct a sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) in order to do this film. He later stated that he should have postponed Amsterdamned, as the Elm Street sequel could have been his international breakthrough. See more »

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When the old man that lives on the barge loads the shotgun, you can see that the primers on the shells have indentation marks in their centers, signifying they have already been fired. See more »

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Vermeer: What do you think she meant when she said a huge black monster with giant claws?
Eric Visser: I don't know, but I hope your mother-in-law has an alibi.
Vermeer: UGH!
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References Fanfare (1958) See more »

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Fanfare in Es
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Music by Jan H Mul as J.H. Mul
Arranged by Piet van Mever (uncredited)
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Great giallo thriller that can appeal to both slasher and thriller fans
7 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

Now I can't believe that this little gem has passed me by for so long, especially being a big fan of slashers and giallo movies, well this was a nice treat and it's appealing enough and just when you thought you've seen everything that this genre has to offer, "Amsterdamned" puts a unique spin on things by featuring a killer dressed in scuba diving gear swimming around the canals of Amsterdam looking for his next victim.

It's all well paced, being mainstream enough for thriller fans and yet gruesome e and sleazy enough for horror fans. That is also dozens of red herrings that keeps the viewer interested enough to keep watching up until the final reveal which okay can be a bit of a cop out, but the dozens of stunts that were handled very well, and when the killer pops out of the water to claim its next victim, it is genially scary and given the fact that he can do this and escape easily into the canals does add a sense of danger to the proceedings and makes everything a lot more tense and frightening.

The main central character Vissor played brilliantly by Huub Stabel who's trying to solve this case before the killer strikes again and also has the best scene in the movie with the speed boat chase, which was exciting and thrilling at the same time, and will always be an iconic memorable scene. This movie also uses the beautiful city of Amsterdam to its full effect showing all the beautiful sights and scenery. Another standout performance was Serge-Henri Valcke who clearly steals the show with his funny comedic elements, which adds a touch of greatness to this movie.

All in all "Amsterdamned" is a great watch and is a definite highlight in the giallo genre and has a great mix of everything and plus a really cool killer.


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