Vefritið Cinema Scandinavia, sem er ástralskt að uppruna og helgað norrænum kvikmyndum og sjónvarpsefni, tínir til nokkrar norrænar hrollvekjur í tilefni Hrekkjavöku. Meðal myndanna sem vefurinn nefnir eru Frost Reynis Lyngdal og Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre Júlíusar Kemp.
Báðar myndirnar eru framleiddar af Kvikmyndafélagi Íslands og hafa selst til fjölda landa, sú fyrrnefnda til yfir 20 landa en sú síðarnefnda til hvorki meira né minna en 56 landa samkvæmt upplýsingum frá framleiðendum.
Um RWWM segir:
Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre was described byTwitchFilm as ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre on a boat’ and has been likened as Iceland’s first horror film. We know it got horrible ratings, but this film has such an enjoyable presence that you can enjoy it for its sheer stupidity. A group of tourists on a whale watching trip get stranded on their boat when the captain dies in a freak accident and the rapist first mate leaves (because of course he does). Coming to their rescue is a shady looking man who takes them to his whaler where his mother and mentally challenged brother. Once aboard, the crazed family begins to attack.
Og Frost fær þessa umsögn:
Last but not least is Frost, an Icelandic/Finnish horror film about physiologist Agla and filmmaker Gunnar who wake up at a glacier camp to find that it’s mysteriously been abandoned. When searching for the lost team they realise they are up against a deadly force. The film plays off like one of those ‘found footage’ horror flicks and uses the traditional Scandinavian elements of slow pacing in the narrative. The film uses its icy setting to its full advantage, and that is the strongest element of this horror film.
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