Wreck – Episode One – The Talented Mr Whippy – Frightfest Review
Director: Chris Baugh
Writer: Ryan J Brown (Screenplay)
- Oscar Kennedy (School’s Out Forever)
- Harriet Webb (I May Destroy You)
- Thaddea Graham (Doctor Who)
- Jodie Tyack (The Window)
- Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders)
Plot: Follows nineteen-year-old Jamie, a new recruit who joins the Sacramentum crew in search of his missing sister.
Runtime: 43 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Wreck – Episode One – The Talented Mr Whippy starts as Jamie (Kennedy) becomes the latest recruit in the Sacramentum crew. He has done a deal with Cormac a real crew member to give him a chance to learn what happened to his sister Pippa (Tyack).
As Jamie starts to make friends, he learns Vivian (Graham) isn’t too different to him. Jamie must also learn the hierarchy of the crew members if he is ever going to get to learn the secrets on board.
Verdict on Wreck – Episode One – The Talented Mr Whippy
Wreck – Episode One – The Talented Mr Whippy gives us a great introduction to the characters, environment and killer duck. It does an excellent job to grab our attention with the design of the killer, as well as showing us that it is a used mascot on board the cruise liner.
The comedy comes from seeing Jamie adapting to life on board as well as him trying to keep his secret identity from everyone else. The real Cormac gets laughs too, as he is stuck in the cabin quarters. When it comes to the killer, it is kept covered in mystery about motivation.
Much like ‘Harper’s Island’ & ‘Scream Queens’ we are left wanting more and we try to piece together the mystery about who the killer could be.
Final Thoughts – Wreck – Episode One – The Talented Mr Whippy is an excellent introduction, begging us to return for more.