SyFy is continuing its string of cheesy shark attack themed “monster movies” with the premiere of “Jersey Shore Shark Attack” on June 9. Based on the special effects seen in the preview clip, it makes one wonder whether SyFy is even really trying with their latest shark attack effort.
Then again, maybe the cheesy effects are part of the allure of these kinds of films. It seems fairly obvious that the film isn’t meant to be taken seriously, even as a horror movie. So, if the cheesy B-movie throwback style is your cup of tea when it comes to movies, maybe “Jersey Shore Shark Attack” will be right up your alley.
You can check out the mindless entertainment on Saturday June 9 at 9PM on SyFy.
Well, maybe “raises the bar” is a bit of a stretch, but based on the teaser trailer for RetroMedia’s “Super Shark,” it’s probably safe to say that this one is definitely going to push the limits on how cheesy a shark movie can get.
With Jimmie Walker (“Good Times”) in the cast, “Super Shark” is bound to be DYN-O-MITE!!! Also among the cast is television veteran Jon Schneider (“Dukes of Hazzard,” “Smallville”). To top it off, there are some visual effects, such as the battle between the walking tank and the super shark, that make SyFy’s shark movie effects look cutting-edge. Did you also notice that the super shark can walk on land using its pectoral and caudal fins? Enough said.
SyFy appears to have a new entry in its lineup of shark-related B-movies. Swamp Shark looks to follow in the footstep of a other SyFy “greats” like Sharktopus and DinoShark. The plot of Swamp Shark seems to revolve around a mutated shark spoiling “Gator Fest” by eating all the gators and several bathers. Despite warnings about the “swamp shark,” Mayor Vaughn…oops, I mean Sheriff Watson tries to avoid a panic by ignoring the problem in order not to lose potential revenue from the festival. Hmm, the plot sounds vaguely familiar.
Swamp Shark features film veterans Robert Davi and Kristy Swanson. Those who grew up in the 80s might recognize Davi as The Goonies villain, Jake Fratelli, and Die Hard’s Special Agent Johnson (who was of no relation to Die Hard’s other Special Agent Johnson).
Swanson is no stranger to the horror genre with films like Mr. Boogedy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Deadly Friend on her resume. Swanson’s character in Deadly Friend is behind the infamous “basketball scene” which also features the actress who played Mama Fratelli in The Goonies. Of course, none of this really has anything to do with sharks.
Swamp Shark will premiere next summer (2011) on SyFy.