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“HARPOON” poster and teaser submerge you in horror/comedic intrigue

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Described as “one part post-modern Edgar Allan Poe adaptation, one part KNIFE IN THE WATER with the cast of SEINFELD” (OK, we’re curious), the horror/comedy HARPOON premieres tomorrow at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and we’ve got the details and the new poster and teaser trailer.

HARPOON was written and directed by Rob Grant (ALIVE) and stars Munro Chambers (TURBO KID), Emily Tyra and Christopher Gray (THE MIST), with comedian Brett Gelman on board as narrator. The poster seen below was created by acclaimed sci-fi/fantasy artist Christopher Shy, a.k.a. Ronin, who most recently did the one-sheet for the Nicolas Cage favorite MANDY. The synopsis: “With his perfect family and perfect upbringing, Richard [Gray] appears to have it all. So when he thinks that his longterm girlfriend Sasha [Tyra] and best friend Jonah [Chambers] are having an affair, it sends him into a fit of rage that leaves Jonah a bloody mess. Once Jonah and Sasha convince Richard the allegations are false, Richard tries to buy back their trust by taking them out for a day trip on his family’s yacht. Tension boils over once out to sea, and to make matters worse, the yacht’s engine fails. Stranded without food and supplies, the trio must set aside their differences in order to survive.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.