Sjon Sigurdsson is one of Iceland's most celebrated authors, with a bevy of local honours to his name. So it came as quite a shock to...well, everyone in Iceland when he announced his first foray into film would be the indelicately titled Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (pictured), a gruesome, slightly (and deliberately) racist slasher pic inspired by a certain southern US power-tool incident. It has been labeled the worst film in the history of Icelandic cinema (which, for anyone who has seen Bjarni Gautur's Knight of the Living Dead, is an entirely spurious claim). “One of the problems of our time is that everybody is taking themselves so seriously,” he told SBS Film in May 2012. “I think we save ourselves by being completely politically correct in making our hero an African-Canadian gay man!,” he exclaimed. However, …Massacre, about a collection of ethnically diverse tourists who find themselves at the mercy of psycho whale hunters, is not as subversive as Sigurdsson would have us think.