Sand Sharks

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Sand Sharks
Directed by Mark Atkins
Produced by
Screenplay by Cameron Larson
Story by
  • Cameron Larson
  • Joe Benkis
Music by Mario Salvucci
Cinematography Mark Atkins
Edited by Sean Cain
  • Little Dragon
  • Remember Dreaming
  • Rogue State
  • The Cartel
Distributed by American World Pictures
Release dates
Running time
86 minutes
Country USA
Language English

Sand Sharks is a 2011 American direct-to-video horror film directed by Mark Atkins about a horde of monstrous sharks that swim through sand and hunt people. It starred Corin Nemec, Brooke Hogan, Vanessa Lee Evigan, Eric Scott Woods, and Gina Holden.


Jimmy Green, a prodigal party boy, is throwing the spring break festival of a lifetime on the island of White Sands. Little do the hundreds of teenage party-goers know, an underwater earthquake has cracked open a crater beneath the ocean's surface, unleashing menacing predator sharks that have the ability to swim through sand. The beasts mercilessly feed on anything that crosses their path. Sheriff John Stone, his sister Brenda and scientist Dr. Sandy Powers team up to investigate and stop the monsters.



Sand Sharks was released on DVD in the United Kingdom on January 9, 2012.


Reviewing the film, Vicky Renee Johnson of felt the ending, acting and CGI effects were poor, but despite this enjoyed the film, giving it 3 out of 5 overall.[1] Becky Bartlett of the London FrightFest Film Festival was more negative, describing the acting as "wooden to histrionic" and noting that "While it fails on almost every level regarding directing, budget, screen-writing, plot, acting, cinematography and effects, it manages to be surprisingly entertaining".[2] S. Cockwell of found the overuse of puns and one-liners irritating but noted that the "wilfully, cheerfully dumb" film was enjoyable in places.[3] Sand Sharks was rated one of the ten most ridiculous shark films by Virgin Media.[4]


  1. ^ Johnson, Vicky Renee (3 April 2012). "Film Review: Sand Sharks (2011)". Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Bartlett, Becky (2012). "Sand Sharks". Film4Frightfest. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Cockwell, S. (9 January 2012). "Sand Sharks". Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Top 10 most ridiculous shark movies: 9. Sand Sharks". Virgin Movies. Virgin Media. 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 

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