Harpoon – Canada, 2019

Harpoon is a 2019 Canadian comedy horror feature film written and directed by Rob Grant. It was produced by Julian Black Antelope, Kurtis David Harder and Michael Peterson. The 775 Media Corp production stars Munro Chambers, Emily Tyra and Christopher Gray.

Rivalries, dark secrets, and relationship tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean under suspicious circumstances…

Reviews:

“These aren’t people we’re meant to root for so much as ants we’re meant to observe frying under a magnifying glass, and the longer Harpoon goes on, the more it leans into this dynamic, the more writer/director Grant is able to let loose with his more sadistic tendencies and make a movie that’s really bleak and really, really nasty.” Patrick Bromley, Bloody Disgusting

“The end is really the highlight of the film. Really very hilarious. “Karma is a bitch” shall we say. You do not expect that end in any case. Just as the entire film is unpredictable and exciting […] The acting could have been a little more convincing, but the film is certainly entertaining and bloody.” De Protagonisten [translated from Dutch]

” …a very enjoyable comedy-thriller, with plenty of jet-black humor and the occasional dollop of squirm-worthy gore. At my screening, the audience laughed, groaned, gasped and flinched at the right moments.” Ard Vijn, Screen Anarchy

“Grant, who also wrote Harpoon, makes great use of pitch-black humor. It takes the edge off of the fact none of the cast is particularly likable […] Harpoon is a disturbing and funny film, that does a good job of contrasting the beautiful Belize coastline with the ugly activities on board the ship.” Jim Morazzini, Voices from the Balcony

Release:

Arthouse orientated sales company Yellow Veil Pictures acquired world sales rights for Harpoon in January 2019.

Yellow Veil Pictures co-founder Joe Yanick said “Rob has an ability to mine the depth of human darkness, and come up with something wickedly funny. As our first foray into the subgenre, we found one with something for everyone. You’re going to laugh…but then it’s going to make feel bad for laughing.”

Cast and characters:

  • Munro Chambers … Jonah
  • Emily Tyra … Sasha
  • Christopher Gray … Richard

Filming locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
San Pedro, Belize

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