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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pihla Viitala ... Annette
Nae ... Endo (as Nae Yuuki)
Terence Anderson ... Leon
Miranda Hennessy ... Marie-Anne
Helgi Björnsson Helgi Björnsson ... Tryggvi
Guðrún Gísladóttir ... Mamma
Stefán Jónsson ... Siggi
Aymen Hamdouchi ... Jean Francois
Snorri Engilbertsson ... Anton
Gunnar Hansen ... Captain Pétur
Thor Kristjansson ... Bjorn (as Thorvaldur David Kristjansson)
Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir ... Hannah Traschle
Carlos Takeshi Carlos Takeshi ... Nobuyoshi
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ... Helga
Hanna María Karlsdóttir 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Iceland

Language:

English | Icelandic | Japanese | French

Release Date:

4 September 2009 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Harpoon See more »

Filming Locations:

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Promoted in Iceland as "Tryllir" a word something between Thriller and Horror. (Updated by Producer) See more »

Quotes

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
[last lines]
Leon: Get on your fucking knees clasp your hands behind your back... yeah like that
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A different, yet welcome, kind of slasher
19 May 2010 | by Reaper-of-SoulsSee all my reviews

With only 4 reviews at this time, and 3 of those reviews being bad, I have to think that REYKJAVIK WHALE WATCHING MASSACRE is not getting enough praise for what it actually is... a different kind of slasher that is thoroughly entertaining to watch. Does it have its faults? Of course it does, but not enough to take away from the overall enjoyable experience of the film.

One reviewer says the title is good, but the movie is bad. Honestly, I think it's the other way around. I was expecting to be let down by this one because of the title. Another thing... not sure why this is being compared to THE Texas CHAINSAW MASSACRE. It is nothing like it, not even remotely close. I can only guess that it's because "massacre" is in the title? And it is NOT a comedy as one reviewer suggested.

In closing, I must say that I highly recommend this film to anyone that is a fan of slasher films, and most other horror films as well. There are some interesting death scenes with pretty good gore. The acting is overall decent. The setting is used very well to the film's advantage. It's not TCM and wasn't meant to be. Take it for what it is: A different, yet welcome, kind of slasher. A solid 6 out of 10. Watch it!


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