Monster of the Day #1317 Updated on March 24, 2016 By Ken Begg 26 Comments A giant shark that can attack you on land? Sure, why not. Only one head, though. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1569 (May 24, 2017) Monster of the Day #1568 (May 23, 2017) Monster of the Day #1567 (May 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1566 (May 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1565 (May 18, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Gamera977 Why doesn’t he take the photo of the two bikini babes with the giant fake fiberglass shark in the background…. oh wait… it’s SUPPOSED to be REAL!?! Beckoning Chasm “Candygram!” Eric Hinkle Be kind, this was the best SFX they could do with that kid’s laptop. Flangepart Shark: “Ah, the light, the light…make a noise so I can find you.” Girls: “GAHHHHHHH! (Squeal) “Shark: “There we go…” Eric Hinkle Anyone who thinks this is nuts needs to see The Asylum’s version of MOBY DICK, where the kaiju-size whale slithers up on the beach of Molokai and sneaks around behind the submarine crew (who are hunting him down with submachine guns), just so Moby can jump down and crush them. The Rev. That one managed to keep my entertained for most of the running time. If there’s not whale-related mayhem, there’s Renee O’Connor running around half dressed, or Barry Bostwick chewing the scenery. As for Super Shark here, I won’t say it’s good (it’s a Fred Olen Ray joint, after all), but I found it a lot more fun than I’d expected considering the vast majority of his output (his recent stuff in particular). Yes, the CGI is awful, but at this point we should expect that. Watching the shark run around eating people is funny, as is watching its size change (it is a lot bigger than it appears here, and it’s not just a perspective thing). I won’t spoil the finale, but it is pretty damn great and worth watching the movie for. Obviously this depends on your tolerance level for Siffy-level movies. Gamera977 The one Tory built out of foam rubber for ‘Mythbusters’ looked better than this one. CaptNemo Photographer’s last words, ” I said SMILE, dammit! “ bgbear_rnh lifeless black doll’s eyes? why I oughta. . . SteveWD I actually enjoyed this one more than most of the bad sci fi originals. The lead actress (i think Sara Lieving is her name) was actually really good. Way better than a movie like this deserved. She kind of reminded me of Beverly Garland in the old Roger Corman movies. She might be in a bad movie with a silly monster, but she is really selling it. The Rev. I saw this movie during a weird run where, having never seen Lieving before, I found myself watching three movies with her in very close proximity to each other. She played pretty much the same character in all three (tough, take-no-crap bad-ass), but she’s pretty good at it so I can see why she’d get similar roles. She was definitely in the plus column for those movies. Bonus: She’s really, really pretty. Luke Blanchard It looks pretty impressive to me. I grew up watching DR WHO. Rock Baker Looks asleep, so I have to wonder if it’s supposed to be sneaking up on the photographer (in which case he must be deaf and completely devoid of any sort of epidermal sense), or was it washed up on the beach and presumed dead? Were it the latter scenario, I’d think the girls would be posing in front of the shark, rather than seemingly reacting to it’s sudden de-cloaking abilities. This scene falls apart no matter how you look at it. bgbear_rnh It hits the fan service check box. Flangepart SUPER SHARK! AH-hahahaha! One of the funniest trailers ever. I love just the audio from the AFM trailer! “A walking tank?” “A walking tank for a walking shark.” Rock Baker True, they did pull off the important element of movie making. (Provided I’ve interpreted the phrase correctly, “fan service” is just the hip new way of saying Cheesecake, is it not? Or is it more specific than that?) David Charney “UNICEF!” bgbear_rnh oh, yes. ;-) Cullen Waters Poor Doctor Who. Still the standard of crap FX even after all these years. Honestly, though, I think most of Who‘s monsters look better than this. Cullen Waters Wow. And I thought the three headed shark looked sad… Eric Hinkle I loved that trailer! Especially the part where they try hunting the shark with a jet fighter, only for the super shark to jump out of the water and eat the jet. Hey, since Superman movies are coming back, maybe they can have him face a shark that escaped from Krypton before it exploded? You know, it can swim, fly, bite through battleships, and shoots heat rays from its eyes. And the only thing that can stop it is a kryptonite-tipped harpoon. The Rev. It falls apart even more in the actual movie; it was so retarded it burned itself into my memory. There are times the shark comes jumping out of the ocean like a Megapiranha or rushing up the beach like an orca do chasing sea lions, which while silly at least give the victims an excuse; but here, it leaps out of the water, lands behind him with a monstrous thud and sand flying everywhere, looks at him for a few moments as the two girls scream and scream, and then eats him. He completely ignores it and snaps pictures of the girls right up to the moment he’s devoured. Either the guy lacked hearing, peripheral vision, sensory nerves in his epidermis, and any sort of inner balance mechanism to tell him the earth had moved; they didn’t tell the actor what the shark was going to do; or he’s a really awful actor. Maybe a combination of the last two. The Rev. “Fan service” is a term from comics and/or anime, I believe. It generally refers to titillating content of a blatantly obvious type, where it’s painfully obvious it’s not there for any reason but for its intended audience to get off on. It could be something like this or flat-out nudity, possibly even more graphic content. The Rev. Forgot to mention the eye thing. I don’t remember the shark blinking; I think I’d have noticed something that egregious. I believe it’s just the angle here; you can kind of see it has occipital bones kind of like a dinosaur. It does look like the eye is closed, though. Or the shark is doing its “Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany’s” impression. bgbear_rnh How am I suppose to know that the female anime heroine is taking care of her hygiene unless you show me that she is taking a shower every once and awhile? Rodford Smith Why do I wish the next scene was a giant tentacle reaching in from off screen? Then we learn the mate of the giant octopus from _It Came From Beneath the Sea_ is responsible.