|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 escapes the control of its creators and makes its way to Puerto Vallarta. Hunted by Blue Water and a television crew, the monster 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, Sharktopus vs. Mermantula and Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda, will be released in 2014. The former will star Casper Van Dien and the latter will feature Conan O'Brien's acting debut.
In other media
- "Sharktopus" appears on a list of creatures to rescue from a dying planet in the Futurama episode Love's Labours Lost in Space.
- In the 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".
- The Sharktopus was a Missoula, Montana based band that was active from 2005-2008.