More murders occur but who is the killer? Is it Huub’s sidekick who likes diving? Or his new girlfriend who likes diving? Or perhaps her psychiatrist who used to like diving but doesn’t anymore – or so he’d like us to believe? The fact that the killer’s identity is even better and more bonkers than I could possibly have hoped for is just one of the many reasons why this really is a splendid little horror film. Another is that it’s the only slasher movie I've ever seen to feature the most fantastic, thrilling, well-shot and hilarious speedboat chase around the canals of Amsterdam as a climax.
Director Dick Maas also made THE LIFT (which I’ve yet to see) and SAINT (which I have and which is a cracking Santa Claus horror picture) which premiered at FrightFest in 2011. AMSTERDAMNED is nearly two hours long but a witty script, endearing actors, and a director who really knows what he’s doing means the time just flies by.