|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, which was released on August 2, 2014, and Sharktopus vs. Mermantula, which will be scheduled to be released in 2016.
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.