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Harpoon: The Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre

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29th April 2010 18:58  #1

Sam@CultLabs Member Join Date: September 2009 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 36
An interesting Horror oddity, Iceland's first foray into exploitation horror...

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWXYlfbSWTY

Press Release:


“THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE ON A WHALER – A BRILLIANT CONCEPT EXECUTED IN A MOST IMAGINATIVE, OLD SCHOOL WAY. HORROR FANS ARE GOING TO LAP IT UP, BIG TIME.” (FOUR STARS) – Billy Chainsaw, Bizarre Magazine

The Icelandic film industry’s first ever bona fide foray into in-your-face exploitation horror movie territory, Harpoon: The Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre is a blackly comic and supremely gory affair that has led David Hayles of The Times to claim, “it’s tourists versus deranged whalers in this fright flick that’ll make you scream and blubber.”

Having recently been given a rapturously reception by a rabid audience of appreciative horror fans attending a sold out screening at the Glasgow Film Festival’s Annual Frightfest, Harpoon: The Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre comes to DVD in May 2010 courtesy of E1 Entertainment and promises to be one of the most talked about horror releases of the year.

Directed by Julius Kemp (Wallpaper: An Erotic Love Story) and written by award winning novelist and lyricist Sjon Sigurdsson (Dancer In The Dark), the film stars old ‘Leatherface’ himself, Gunnar Hansen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), as the ill-fated captain in charge of a tourist whale watching trip that takes a horrifying turn.

When a freak accident leaves the captain of their boat mortally wounded and the first mate jumps ship following his attempted rape of a passenger, a small group of tourists are forced to seek refuge on a passing former whaling vessel manned by a family of ‘Fishbillies’ with a psychotic score to settle. With whaling no longer on the agenda, the tourists become the helpless prey aboard a ship that is soon to be sailing on a sea of blood.

An unapologetic homage to the Tobe Hooper classic from which it has pilfered its title, Harpoon: The Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre is a gutsy and graphic slasher that adds a dark vein of humour to its increasingly inventive methods of dispatching the unfortunate victims for whom a day trip at sea turns into the worst possible nightmare.

Harpoon: The Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (cert. 18) will be released on DVD (£12.99) by E1 Entertainment on 10th May 2010.


Just got the pack shot:



I added some new Harpoon images on our Myspace blog:

http://cult-labs.com/a/Harpoon-Pics  



I don't think this guy has much further to swim. Check out the bow, someone or something is manning the Harpoon...

New reviews and other goodies at the Cult Labs blog:

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=b...



Here's the new UK trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uzOLRiDv_0

1st May 2010 21:25  #2

Marcus1138 Contributor Join Date: June 2008 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 902
Got a copy of this to review. Should be up sometime next week.

11th May 2010 14:10  #3

Sam@CultLabs Member Join Date: September 2009 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 36
Share the link on here, I'll post it about.

HARPOON is out now on DVD.

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