As I write this, I am watching Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus. I find this amusing because I am terrified of sharks. I flat refuse to go on a cruise because they might get me. Yes, I realize I am ridiculous, my husband tells me often. What I do enjoy, however, are “horrible” sci-fi shark flicks. When I was a kid, we had a pool, and in this pool, there was a lens to shine light into it. After watching Jaws, I couldn’t go near it because it looked like a shark’s eye.
I said all of that because I want to share some of the movies I watch over and over again. I love shark movies like The Meg, but this list is for the cheesy ones. Most if not all of these are made by Asylum. They make great films about more than just sharks. Let me show you some of my favorites. By the way, all of these can be found on Peacock.
Shark Week– starring Yancy Butler and Patrick Bergin, the storyline is about revenge and survival. Tiburon (Bergin) owns a secluded island with “pet” sharks and has abducted eight strangers. They have no clue they have something in common. Tiburon plans to exact revenge for his deceased son but tests the people. The tests get harder and harder as the group dwindles to the sharks. Tiburon is absolutely unhinged as his is girlfriend-type person (Butler).
Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark– starring Christopher Judge (Stargate SG1) as Jack, Elisabeth Rohm (Law & Order ADA Serena Southerlyn) as Rosie, and pop star Debbie Gibson as Emma. I loved Christopher Judge as Teal’c and Elisabeth Rohm in Law & Order. I also love Debbie Gibson’s music, so I was stoked to see all three in a movie. Mega Shark has wreaked havoc on the world, and to combat it, the mecha shark was built to be as good or better than the mega shark in all ways.
Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus– starring Debbie Gibson as Emma and Lorenzo Lamas as Allan Baxter. This is where the mega shark came from. A mega-shark is a megalodon and was frozen in ice with a giant octopus. The mega shark goes to California, and the giant octopus goes to Japan. I guess they have a lot of food and fun to catch up on. Can the science guys and the guys with guns get the giant octopus and mega shark to take each other out?
Sharktopus– starring Eric Roberts as Nathan Sands and Kerem Bursin as Andy Flynn. Erick Roberts is in so many things that I am always surprised at first, then not surprised at all to see him in a movie. Nathan Sands was messing with shark and octopus DNA and created sharktopus. It escapes into Puerto Vallarta. With Razor-sharp teeth and spear-like tentacles, it will kill you faster than you can blink. Not only that, but it can be in the water or on land. Of course, the government wants it back. Others want it dead. I say blow the damn thing up.
Sharknado 1-5– OMG, these movies are horrible. Starring Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard, Tara Reid as April Wexler, and absolutely everyone else. So many stars made cameos, at least, in these films. What happens to start the whole thing is an unprecedented hurricane off the shore of Mexico that rips sharks out of the water and flings them about. When the storm hits California, Fin and his family get involved. Fin must save his family and even his ex-wife, April. His friends Baz, Nova, and George come along for the ride. Each movie gets further and further out of the borders of reality, and it is so awesome.
These are the ones I will be watching this summer. What movies will you watch this summer? Any cheesy sci-fi? Let me know in the comments below. Until next week, have fun storming the castle!