There are very few things in this world that get me excited: anything free (especially food), tickets to a Jacksonville Jaguars football game (keep the hate to yourself), finding money in my pocket while doing laundry and anytime the SyFy Channel shows a new original movie.
At the beginning of this year, SyFy announced they would be working with B-movie directing legend Roger Corman to bring us the most ferocious animal ever known to man – Sharktopus!
Well, the Sharktopus monster looks as awesome as it sounded and can best be described as “The Mullet of the Sea” – business in the front and a party in the back.
SyFy has sent us three promo clips for Sharktopus and they are as tongue-in-cheek as the name implies. I think my favorite may be the Torpoodle. Watch them below and enjoy:
- Shark + Octopus -
- Sporkupine -
- Torpoodle -
Roger Corman has given the world classic B-movies like Little Shop of Horrors, The Wasp Woman, Pit and the Pendulum and of course, the ill-fated ’90s Fantastic Four movie. For Sharktopus, however, Corman served as producer while Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 3) sat in the director’s chair.
Sharktopus stars Eric Roberts (The Expendables, Best of the Best), Ralph Garman (Eagle Eye), Sara Malakul Lane (Belly of the Beast) and Kerem Bursin. Roberts plays a research scientist who, with his talented daughter, develops a secret military weapon – a hybrid shark/octopus that can be controlled by electrical implants. But when the controls break down, the monster goes on a killing rampage along the resort beaches of Mexico.
Sharktopus isn’t going to be a breakthrough in cinematic achievements but I have no doubt that it’s going to be a whole lot of fun. What else would you expect from a movie that uses the words Vanpanzee and Stingrake in its advertising?
Sharktopus munches, chomps, slinks and grabs its way on to the SyFy Channel September 25th, 2010 at 9/10 Central.
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