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Written by Mike MacLean
Directed by Declan O'Brien
Starring Eric Roberts
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English

Roger Corman
Julie Corman

co-producer Robert Roessel
Running time 89 mins.
Original channel Syfy
Original airing September 25, 2010 (2010-09-25)

Sharktopus is a 2010 SyFy original horror/science fiction film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Declan O'Brien, and starring Eric Roberts.[1]


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.



Sharktopus has received mixed ratings by critics, and negative audience ratings at the aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.[2] Sharktopus has held a mostly negative rating on IMDB.[3]

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Sharktopus was released to DVD and Blu-ray on March 15, 2011.


In an interview with, producer Roger Corman said that he may do a sequel to the film.[4] A similarly themed movie, Piranhaconda, was released in 2012. Two official sequels, "Sharktopus vs. Mermantula" and "Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda", [5] will be released in 2014. The former will star Casper Van Dien and the latter will feature Conan O'Brien's acting debut.

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