The Wackiest and Worst Shark Motion pictures of All-Time: Half One


With the latest announcement of Mark Polonia’s micro-budget Doll Shark, one other supposedly self-aware ‘zany’ sharksploitation movie that ideally we needs to be trying ahead to as an alternative of with trepidation, it appears an opportune second to try among the wackiest and worst shark movies from the previous and warn our guests which of them to keep away from and which of them are a minimum of amusing regardless of being typically terrible.

The one Indian movie on this checklist. This Bollywood hodgepodge Jaws rip-off started manufacturing within the 70s earlier than the cash ran out. It was continued within the 80s however was deserted till its eventual launch in 1996. Other than against the law subplot, as you may count on in an Indian film, there’s loads of household drama and rampant overacting. Plus, the requisite Hindi songs, after all. It takes about 50 minutes for the massive shark to indicate up and when it does it varies massively in dimension. The shark assault scene involving a mannequin helicopter is an ideal instance of pricelessly so-bad-it’s-good cinema.

AATANK (1996) Evaluation and overview

Apex Predators
There’s no enjoyable available right here.  It was written, edited and directed by Dustin Ferguson. Anybody accustomed to that identify will know there’s no motive to elucidate why this one is so unhealthy. He’s the person that has given us the likes of Ebola Rex vs. Homicide Hornets; Amityville Toybox and Zombi VIII: City Decay. There’s no doubting Dustin’s love of the style. it’s apparent he’s a fan and never simply an uninterested hack. Sadly, he appears decided to churn out as many motion pictures annually as potential (eighty since 2016 and sixteen extra are within the works – yikes!) and so any semblance of high quality is sidelined within the quest to get the movie completed as quick as potential.

Apex Predators runs 70 minutes and through this quick working time, the one sharks which can be briefly seen are inventory footage ones. Briefly. A lot of the film is padded out with countless pictures of individuals wandering about on the waterfront simply to replenish the working time. Some minor makes an attempt at humour are execrable. For those who doubt our phrase on it simply try among the critiques by way of the hyperlink under. Extremely, Mr Ferguson needs to insult us once more with the prospect of extra boredom: Apex Predators 2: The Spawning, Plus he’s giving the world Sharks N Da Hood and House Sharks. We will’t wait.

APEX PREDATORS (2021) Critiques and overview of worst shark film

Blood within the Water
This one comes from British producers Scott Chambers [as Scott Jeffrey] (Spider within the AtticThe MutationBatsDangerous Nun: Lethal VowsCupidClownDoll) and Rebecca Matthews (Witches of Amityville AcademyThe Sweet WitchPet Graveyard). Anybody accustomed to this pair’s releases will know that high quality isn’t a consideration. As with the beforehand mentioned Dustin Ferguson, it’s all about filming as quick as potential from a script that’s brimming with dreary dialogue reasonably than the motion promised by the premise.

Blood within the Water was clearly ‘impressed’ by Noticed however provides a Nice White shark to a suburban UK Brit swimming pool. No rationalization as to the way it received there and the kills are only a bit of pretend blood splashed about within the water. Plus, there are the standard painful makes an attempt by among the solid to undertake American accents. Once they bear in mind. Dire.

BLOOD IN THE WATER (2022) Critiques of shark in a swimming pool film

Merciless Jaws
The late Bruno Mattei was an Italian filmmaker notorious for making among the trashiest motion pictures ever to be launched. He gave us the likes of Hell of the Residing LifelessRats: Night time of Terror and Zombies: The Starting and, to be truthful, a lot of his motion pictures are entertainingly unhealthy. His addition to the sharksploitation sub-genre is a jaw-droppingly cheeky montage of footage filched from different motion pictures such because the Italian Nice White (1981) and Deep Blood (1990), plus even Jaws and Jaws 2! Photographs are edited collectively so manically (Mattei was a really skilled editor earlier than he turned his hand to directing) to supply one thing actually laughable. Sharks of all sizes and styles seem and disappear each few seconds in an insane film maelstrom. Learn our visitor reviewer Dave Jackson’s piece by way of the hyperlink under. There’s additionally a hyperlink to look at Merciless Jaws on-line on YouTube. make sure that to have just a few drinks available whenever you do!

CRUEL JAWS (1995) Critiques and free to look at on YouTube

Deep Blood
This was a mission that notorious Italian exploitation director Aristide Massaccesi (higher generally known as Joe D’Amato) took over when its younger director Raffaele Donatowas apparently struggled to finish on time. And its reveals. The tip result’s actually half-hearted and uninteresting with hardly any shark scenes and even these are inventory footage. Once more, click on the hyperlink under and browse Dave Jackson’s detailed evaluation of why even trash auteur Joe D’Amato couldn’t save this one.

DEEP BLOOD (1990) Critiques of sharksploitation schlock – now free to look at on-line

Ghost Shark
This one is a so-bad-it’s-good effort that issues the spirit of a Nice White shark returning in any quantity of water to kill folks. It seems in a swimming pool, in a rest room and even in a ingesting water cooler! As you may count on, the CGI is horrible however Ghost Shark is definitely fairly entertaining because it’s so darned foolish. And it’s stuffed with motion. not like among the snoozers on this checklist.

GHOST SHARK (2013) Critiques and overview

Horror Shark
Our first Chinese language film on this checklist incorporates a pink shark and one which our good friend Leo on the Geek Legion of Doom YouTube channel described as “an extremely low cost knock-off of Deep Blue Sea 2 and “the poorest excuse for a CGI creature characteristic I’ve ever seen.” We couldn’t agree extra. Watch his assessment by way of the hyperlink under.

Past the wretched shark, the characters on this one all behave like full idiots when attacked so the viewer has zero sympathies with their plight. One other one which’s free to look at on-line however we’ve got to say solely of you’re a sharksploitation completist.

HORROR SHARK (2020) Critiques and free to look at on-line

Home Shark
Written, produced and directed by SRS Cinema proprietor Ron Bonk, Home Shark makes an attempt to be humorously zany. A shark in a home! That’s gotta be hilarious, proper? Fallacious. The movie’s characters are typically annoying, the gags are terrible and the ridiculously lengthy working time of 111 minutes will take a look at anybody’s endurance. Clearly, comedy appeals to folks in numerous methods however most will discover Home Shark only a chore to take a seat by way of. Try the primarily adverse critiques by way of the hyperlink under, particularly YouTuber Pizowell’s notably morose video. It’s funnier than the movie itself. Which can be watched free on-line by way of the hyperlink supplied. However don’t say we didn’t warn you.

HOUSE SHARK (2017) Critiques and free to look at on-line

Jaws: the Revenge
The largest budgeted film right here – a jaw-dropping $23 million apparently – and the one one from a serious studio. Simply how Common managed to wreck the Jaws franchise so quickly with this extremely silly movie is past comprehension. Jaws 3-D was unhealthy sufficient however this boat wreck of a film piles on scene after scene of audience-insulting dialogue, performing and ‘particular’ results. The notorious shark’s roar in the course of the climax really comes from a 1946 Tom and Jerry cartoon as a result of the sound engineer refused to document an unique shark roar. Cos sharks don’t roar! It’s a merciful 89 minutes a minimum of price an occasional snigger. Particularly each time Michael Caine seems.

JAWS: THE REVENGE (1987) Critiques and overview

Jurassic Shark
This crappy Canadian film was made by trash auteur Brett Kelly (Konga TNT; CountrycideGhastlies; Assault of the Large Leeches). He really has two different motion pictures on this checklist: Raiders of the Misplaced Shark and Ouija Shark. That’s a foul observe document. However not as unhealthy because the aforementioned Mark Polonia. However we’ll come to his terrible efforts quickly. Why is Jurassic Shark so unhealthy? There are numerous scenes of individuals simply wandering about to pad out the paltry 78-minute working time. The audio is terrible. The performing sucks. Kelly’s filmmaking is amateurish. An enormous shark leaps out of about two toes of water on the fringe of a grimy lake. We don’t usually take note of IMDb scores however Jurassic Shark’s 1.4 out of 10 is warranted. Once more, this one’s free to look at on-line on YouTube when you’re in a charitable temper.

JURASSIC SHARK (2012) Critiques and free to look at on-line

Land Shark
Schlock auteur Mark Polonia’s first entry on this checklist and one which we weren’t positive whether or not to incorporate as a result of it’s so intentionally terrible it defies typical criticism and exactly what divides aficionados of ‘Z’ grade filmmaking. There are people who love Mark Polonia’s cringe-inducing characters and dialogue and super-shoddy results and people who simply hate his slapdash method when just a bit extra expense and energy might need created one thing somewhat extra worthwhile. We are inclined to fall into the latter camp and discover that pandering to filmmakers of any calibre who seemingly simply don’t care simply lowers the bar pointlessly. The quick 45-second trailer for Land Shark doesn’t present sufficient to get an concept of simply how intentionally dreadful it’s so try the Carnage Rely YouTube video for the movie’s ‘highlights to resolve when you love or hate the just about orange faux blood, the laughable puppet shark and the shockingly low cost CGI.

LAND SHARK (2017) Critiques of Mark Polonia’s campy ‘comedy’

Land Shark
Our second Chinese language movie on this checklist and one that matches inside the wackiness description though it’s additionally a really trashy film. As per the title, this genetically-mutated shark can transfer on land and even underground as a result of it has been injected with the DNA of earthworms! It takes large leaps by way of the air. It additionally will get greater and larger all through the film. To be truthful, Land Shark is entertainingly unhealthy when you can put up with a budget CGI. It’s one other one which’s free to look at on-line so test it out by way of the hyperlink under. And once more, we advocate alcoholic refreshments or a joint to boost the expertise.

LAND SHARK (2020) Critiques of Chinese language monster film – free to look at on-line

Mega Shark vs. Large Octopus
Our second entry right here from the legendarily slipshod mockbuster studio The Asylum. Why is it so horrible? Properly, within the spirit of foolish cinema we are able to forgive the ridiculousness of large CGI monsters leaping out of the ocean to assault a aircraft miles above or taking a bit out of the Golden Gate Bridge. No, what scuppers Mega Shark vs. Large Octopus is the sometimes banal dialogue and supply within the face of such mega and big creatures. Deborah Gibson and Lorenzo Lamas are simply such bland leads. At one level, the latter notes “we’re coping with a menace” with all of the conviction of a person who could as properly have observed just a few ants on his picnic rug. Nonetheless, as with the Sharknado franchise (which we’ll come to), the sheer absurdity of occasions onscreen ensured loads of curiosity and spawned three extra Mega Shark motion pictures.

MEGA SHARK VS GIANT OCTOPUS (2009) Critiques and free to look at on-line

Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
The primary sequel within the Mega Shark franchise following Mega Shark vs. Large Octopus. Clearly, we get two extra large monsters however the precise scrapping between them is decidedly minimal and the tiresome interactions between the human characters depart lots to be desired, regardless of the presence of Asylum common Sarah Lieving and the all the time watchable Robert Picardo. As a consequence, the 88-minute working feels lots longer. For those who don’t imagine us, click on the hyperlink under and watch the film free on YouTube.

MEGA SHARK VS. CROCOSAURUS (2010) Critiques and free to look at on-line

Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark
The third of The Asylum’s Mega Shark motion pictures is certainly a step up from Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus. That mentioned, it nonetheless suffers from the identical points with very fast cutaways when there’s motion, fixed use of inventory footage and too many uninteresting dialogue scenes to pad out the working time. Nonetheless, Debbie Gibson is again – when you think about {that a} plus – and the scenes of Mecha Shark cruising by way of the streets of Sydney are the movie’s spotlight. Free to look at on-line, after all.

MEGA SHARK VS MECHA SHARK (2014) Critiques and free to look at on-line

Mega Shark vs Kolossus
The fourth entry within the Mega Shark franchise was clearly a tackle Assault on Titan and the kaiju parts are greater than welcome. There’s extra motion on this one to stability out the standard prolonged scenes of army varieties debating what to do. Price a glance and, once more, free to look at on-line.

MEGA SHARK VS KOLOSSUS (2015) Critiques and free to look at on-line

In Half Two of this itemizing, we’ll be having a look on the likes of Noah’s Shark, Ouija Shark, Psycho Shark, Raiders of the Misplaced Shark, Roboshark, The Requin, Shark Exorcist, Sharkenstein, Sharks of the Corn, Tremendous SharkVirus Shark and Zombie Shark.

Plus, perhaps different sharksploitation movies we didn’t really feel are whacky or unhealthy sufficient to be included on this overview.
Adrian J Smith, MOVIES and MANIA


Sharksploitation! 143 movies from Jaws to now

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