Shark movie fans have never had it better, with more films than you can ever conceive of watching in your life time readily available in DVD or digital format. With the success of Sharknado fans are crying out for even more, so it is with great pleasure we take the shark movie back to its roots with Sharktopus Vs Mermantula, a sequel to the fantastical tongue in cheek Sharktopus.
Sharktopus was certainly not the first shark movie out there, but it was one of the first to employ the mash-up technique (just throw anything together and hope that it sticks) and with this sequel they have gone all out to entertain. It comes to us from Roger Corman, who is widely considered a genius in the low-budget movie industry, and it is hard to argue with that when he comes up with classics like this. Here is the sequels plot synopsis curtsey of Shock Till You Drop.
[box_dark]In order to take down Sharktopus, Ray Brady, a former basketball player is injected with a transformation serum that alters his genetic make-up to become part man, part piranha and part tarantula. Though, unsuccessful at his first attempt to bring down Sharktopus, Ray injects himself with a growth hormone, increasing his strength tenfold and has a final showdown with Sharktopus in a baseball stadium.[/box_dark]
Roger Corman also released some very short clips which can be seen below:
Now this news will have you either jumping up with joy or banging your head against your computer screen. For me, it’s the best news ever! Say what you will about these flicks, at least they are never dull and they have some of the most inventive plot devices you can possibly think of. If you are still not sold then how about the super casting of Casper Van Dien and Catherine Oxenberg! Okay, forget I mentioned it!
Still not impressed? How about yet another Sharktopus sequel! Dread Central proudly shared the news, h and we have a short description:
[box_dark]Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda – Sharktopus’ offspring goes toe-to-toe with the latest science experiment “Pteracuda” in a battle for supremacy.[/box_dark]
This time we have David Carradine’s brother Robert Carradine popping up as the mandatory star, with both films airing on SyFy. Both movies are directed by Kevin O’Neill (not the comic artist) who is a dab hand at these types of film, with Dinoshark and Dinocroc under his belt, as well as the amazingly titled and soon to be released Dracano, which is basically about a volcano that shoots out dragons.
To top it off, if you still need your shark fix here is a clip of Tara Reid (star of Sharknado) giving her interesting take on sharks. It is a work of genius.
Oh, and because this particular reviewer loves shark movies so much here is Cinemassacre‘s top 40 shark movies ( yes that is the Angry Video Game Nerd James Rolfe, before you ask) which should be used as a wish list for all shark fans. Enjoy.