This Thursday, SyFy will be serving up yet another original shark-themed horror flick. Sharknado features…well, sharks and tornadoes along with the type of special effects that viewers of SyFy original movies have come to expect. The film’s cast includes Ian Ziering (90210 supporting cast member) and Tara Reid.
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.
Just a friendly reminder…If you have the hankering for a shark-themed B-movie, SyFy’s “Swamp Shark”, starring D.B. Sweeney and Kristy Swanson, premieres tomorrow night at 9pm ET/PT.
Director Griff Furst told Fangoria that “Swamp Shark” is more than just a shark movie, it’s a “PSA for irresponsible youths.” Furst say that the movie will teach viewers not to participate in activities such as underage drinking and premarital sex.
While I’m sure Furst’s intention to education today’s youth are sincere, I’m guessing you’ll probably want to put the kids to bed before “Shark Swamp.” If not, don’t come complaining when you’re kids are afraid to go swimming on your next family vacation to the swamp.
SyFy’s “Sharktopus” premieres tomorrow (September 25) at 9PM EDT. The plot is centered around a bio-engineered half-shark, half-octopus creature that wreaks havoc at a Mexico beach. I know that you’re probably thinking with a cheesy plot like that, why would anybody want to watch “Sharktopus?” Well, did I mention that Eric Roberts is in it?
Based on the trailer above, viewers can expect to be treated to amazing computer generated effects that rival the graphics of video games from the late 1990s. The only things that appear more fake than the actual creature effects are a vast majority of the boobs shown throughout the trailer.
In order to find more cheese than one should expect to find in “Sharktopus,” a trip to Wisconsin would likely be in order. With scenes including a battle between the sharktopus and a great white shark, I have little doubt that “Sharktopus” will go down in history as one of the best shark-octopus hybrid movies of all time…and one of the worst shark-octopus hybrid movies of all time.
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.