I love creature features! They often blur lines between horror/thriller/sci fi (and comedy). Jaws is in my top 3 movies of all time and it is universally accepted as horror and I have a well established affinity for crappy shark movies. Clearly, I watched these over a period of a couple days.
Movies #7, #8, and #9 (I’m not counting 3-Headed Shark attack, as I’d previously review that one for a past 31-DoH) of the 2020 31-Days of Horror.
Red Plum Island, clear skies, clear waters, camping, romantic vacation getaway. Actually, they need 4 to get the discount, so Jenner, his girlfriend, Amber, her sister, Sophie, and their co-worker, Bridgette, head out for a weekend of fun. An old base just off the island, supposedly shut down in the ’70’s used to experiment on sharks, but don’t worry, resort owner, Les, has lived there his entire life and has never seen a shark. But a dead shark, with a big chunk bitten out of it, found on shore turns out to not be entirely dead when it eats Jenner.
In this sequel to Sharktopus, a water-park biologist, Lorena, has found and raised a juvenile after finding an egg sac which made its way back to the ocean when its mother had been destroyed in the original. When a genetic weapons development company, run by Dr. Symes, gets involved, after losing control of their solution to is the replace drone technology, the Pteracuda, Dr. Symes has the brilliant idea of pitting Sharktopus against Pteracuda and ultimately have control of both. This works out as expected. Continue reading →
A group of friends has come to Katzman Cove for a vacation. The chartered boat for the weekend. Local news reports missing boaters and fishermen, but Madge, Skip, and Coop decide to go ahead with their plans and head out into the cove with their mute boat captain, Hoskins. As Harbor Patrol’s Duke Lawson investigates the missing boaters, he directs Madge, Skip, and Coop to head back to land, however, their boat has been damaged and they decide to swim to a nearby island, where they discover the mad-Nazi-scientist, Klaus, and his diabolical project. Continue reading →
A Nun, accused of murdering several children is on the run and is attacked by a woman on the shore of a lake in Paris, Tennessee. The nun kills the woman and while doing so, she calls forth a demon, who comes in the form of a shark, who then inhabits the lake. A year and many shark attacks later, a group of friends go to the lake, one of them is bitten by the shark, she survives but becomes possessed by it. When a priest’s brother is also killed by the demon shark, the priest comes to investigate. Continue reading →
The scientists at the underwater research station, Persephone, have been researching marine life at an oceanic “garbage patch.” Specifically they’re studying mutations caused by the severe pollution. Maggie has just arrived for her internship on the Persephone, when the research station is attacked by the most dangerous mutation they have yet encountered. Continue reading →
Not really a “shark movie,” but it is an entertaining action flick. I really enjoyed the beautiful and talented Erica Cerra, as Jasmine, and the comedic arrogance of Derek Theler’s, as Chase. They had great chemistry. It really starts picking up toward the end when Chase and Jake (Paul du Toit) begin revealing their back story. Sadly, Arnold Vosloo’s talents are pretty much wasted in such a minor role.
All in all, a light entertaining action/thriller that happens to have sharks and eye candy.
Theresa and her friends had planned a weekend trip down the Shore to Seaside Heights “for a weekend of sun and sin.” However, a misunderstanding by the rental owner causes them to lose the reservation they had made. They end up staying at Theresa’s Uncle Vito’s secluded cabin in the Pine Barrens instead. After hooking up with a group of obnoxious, self-absorbed young men at a club, then taking them back to the cabin, the group find that they have become the target of a deranged killer. Continue reading →
Set 3 years following the events of the original movie, we find the Brody family has grown and some concessions have been made in Amity due to the previous shark attacks. However, when divers mysteriously disappear, the town council is unwilling to accept that there might be another shark hunting their shores. A group of local teenagers, including the Brody boys and the mayor’s son, set out for a day of sailing when they cross paths with the shark and it’s up to Chief Brody to save the day. Continue reading →