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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
Producer(s) Roger Corman
Julie Corman
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. The official sequel, "Sharktopus vs. Mermantula", will be released in 2014 and stars Casper Van Dien.

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