|Written by||Mike MacLean|
|Directed by||Declan O'Brien|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||89 mins.|
|Original airing||September 25, 2010|
|This section requires expansion. (August 2014)|
The U.S. Navy commissions a group known as "Blue Water" to genetically engineer a half-shark, half-octopus for combat. During a demonstration attacking drug traffickers off of Santa Monica, the beast called Sharktopus escapes the control of its creators and makes its way to Puerto Vallarta. Hunted by Blue Water and a television crew, Sharktopus attacks numerous beach-goers. Sharktopus is eventually defeated by detonating explosives embedded in its brain.
- Eric Roberts as Dr. Nathan Sands
- Sara Malakul Lane as Nicole Sands
- Kerem Bursin as Andy Flynn
- Héctor Jiménez as Bones
- Liv Boughn as Stacy Everheart
- Shandi Finnessey as Stephie
- Peter Nelson as Commander Cox (credited as Calvin Persson)
In an interview with Flixist.com, producer Roger Corman said that he may do a sequel to the film. A similarly themed movie, Piranhaconda, was released in 2012. Two official sequels called Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda and Sharktopus vs. Mermantula will be released in 2014.
In other media
- In the 1969 episode "Under the Pea Green Sea" of the DePatie-Freleng cartoon Here Comes the Grump, Princess Dawn, Terry Dexter and the Grump encounter a "Sharktopus".
- In the 1999 Futurama episode "Love's Labours Lost in Space," "Sharktopus" appears on a list of creatures to rescue from the dying planet Vergon 6.
- The Sharktopus was a Missoula, Montana based band that was active from 2005-2008.