Tuesday, October 27, 2009

'Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre' Horror/Thriller at AFM

Gunnar Hansen's latest fright flick, titled Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre, the first Icelandic horror film is directed by Julius Kemp (a co-producer on the Lordi vehicle Dark Floors). It is about…well, exactly what you’d think it’s about.

“There’s a family in it that really resembles the one in Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” the original Leatherface tells us. “They’re called the Fishbillies, ’cause they’re whale hunters,” and they do indeed massacre a group of whale watchers whose boat, piloted by Hansen’s Captain P├ętur, has broken down. Despite the camp-suggestive title, however, the actor assures that the film is “played straight; it’s a hardcore horror movie, and very bloody.”

Clearly, the filmmakers knew what they were doing when it came to pitching the project to Hansen, who was actually born in Reykjavik.

Twitch Film scored the final trailer for Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre. See the trailer right here after the jump.

Toronto-based Cinemavault has acquired international sales rights to the film and will commence sales at AFM next week.

Source: ScreenDaily.com, Fearnet.com, Fangoria.com

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