2-Headed Shark Attack

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2-Headed Shark Attack
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DVD cover
Directed byChristopher Ray
Written by
  • Edward DeRuiter
  • H. Perry Horton
Produced byDavid Michael Latt
Starring
CinematographyStuart Brereton
Edited byRob Pallatina
Music byChris Ridenhour
Distributed byThe Asylum
Release date
  • January 31, 2012 (2012-01-31)
Running time
90 minutes [1]
CountryUnited States[2]
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1 million

2-Headed Shark Attack is an American low-budget survival horror film with an ensemble cast by The Asylum, released on January 31, 2012 in the United States. Directed by Christopher Ray, the film stars Carmen Electra, Charlie O'Connell, Brooke Hogan, Christina Bach, David Gallegos and Corinne Nobili.[3][4] The film premiered on September 8, 2012 on Syfy.

Plot[edit]

The film opens with a group of wakeboarders being attacked and devoured by a two-headed great white shark. Meanwhile, Sea King, a Semester at Sea ship led by Professor Franklin Babish (Charlie O'Connell) and his wife, Anne (Carmen Electra), hits a dead shark, which becomes lodged in the boat's propeller, damaging the ship's hull and causing the boat to take on water. Soon after, the two-headed shark attacks the boat and breaks the radio antenna, preventing ship co-captain Laura from summoning help. Professor Babish and the students use a dinghy to take shelter on a nearby deserted atoll, while Anne remains on the Sea King with Laura and the ship's crew, Han and Dikilla. Laura enters the water to repair the ship's hull, and is ripped apart by the two-headed shark.

Meanwhile, professor and the students explore the atoll. Assembling in an abandoned fishing village, they set out to search for scrap metal to repair the boat. Haley and Alison go swimming topless with Kirk, only to be eaten by the two-headed shark. The rest of the group meet up and find two small speedboats before an earthquake hits, causing Professor Babish to badly injure his leg. Dana bandages Babish's leg, while Jeff and Mike accompany him back to the Sea King on the dinghy. On the way back, Jeff and Mike discover Laura's severed hand in the water. They are attacked by the shark and eaten attempting to swim back to the Sea King.

The students find two boats on the island, which Kate (Brooke Hogan) and Paul manage to fix. Cole finds a gasoline tank to fuel them, but steals one of the boats together with Ryan, Jamie and Alex. Kate, Paul and Dana follow in the other boat. They are all unaware of the shark, which attacks Cole's boat. Ryan falls into the water and is eaten, alerting the others to the shark's presence. Paul concludes it is drawn to Cole's boat as it has a bigger engine. Cole bails, and the shark eats Jamie and Alex. When the survivors reach shore, Kate furiously confronts Cole. A few minutes later, the Sea King is abandoned and the survivors meet on the island.

Shortly afterward, another earthquake hits. The group realizes that the earthquakes are actually the atoll collapsing in on itself. They hook up a generator to metal poles and place them in the water to distract the shark while Kate and Cole travel to the Sea King and repair the hull. The plan works until the shark attacks the poles, knocking Han and Dikilla into the water to their deaths. Kate fixes the ship, only for Cole to drive away without her, forcing her to swim back to the atoll. The two-headed shark attacks the Sea King, causing it to sink and send out a distress signal; Cole is eaten trying to escape on a lifeboat when his cellphone alerts the shark. The atoll is sinking too, prompting everyone to flee for their lives.

Dana and Kristen get separated from the group and are quickly devoured. Professor Babish and Anne also get separated from the group, and after running into a dead-end due to a tsunami suddenly approaching the atoll, they share one final kiss as the shark eats them. The rest of the group end up in the water as the small tsunami strikes the island. The remaining students swim into the half-sunk village chapel to hide, but the shark breaks in. Lyndsey uses a gun to shoot it, but it quickly eats her. Ethan uses the giant wooden cross in the chapel to try attacking it, which also fails as it eats Liza and Michelle. Paul, Kate, and Kirsten climb out the window and escape while Ethan distracts the shark, only to get caught and eaten as well.

The final three discover a gasoline tank, and lure the shark towards it. Kate attempts to stab the shark and is nearly eaten, but Kirsten sacrifices herself instead to blow up the shark. However, only one of the shark's heads get blown off. Kate and Paul find one of the boats and turn it on as a decoy, taking shelter on part of the remaining atoll still above water. The shark attacks the unmanned boat, biting the motor; it explodes, finally killing the shark (a homage to Jaws). A helicopter arrives, summoned by the distress signal sent out from the sunken Sea King, saving Kate and Paul.

Cast[edit]

  • Carmen Electra as Dra. Anne Babish
  • Charlie O'Connell as Prof. Franklin Babish
  • Brooke Hogan as Kate
  • David Gallegos as Paul
  • Christina Bach Norman as Dana
  • Geoff Ward as Cole
  • Mercedes C. Young as Liza
  • Shannan Stewart as Lyndsey
  • Tihirah Taliaferro as Michelle
  • Michael Dicarluccio as Ethan
  • Corinne Nobili as Kirsten
  • Ashley Bissing as Kristen
  • Lauren Vera as Jamie
  • Marckenson Charles as Ryan
  • Benjamin James as Alex
  • Chase Conner as Kirk
  • Anna Jackson as Haley
  • Amber English as Alison
  • Collin Carmouze as Jeff
  • Casey King Leslie as Mike
  • Morgan Thompson as Laura
  • Gerald Webb as Han
  • Anthony E. Valentin as Dikila
  • Alexa Score as Wakeboarder 1
  • Tiffany Score as Wakeboarder 2
  • Alexandre Giraudon as Michel Michel
  • Joseph Velez as Man 1
  • Curtis Belz as Man 2

Production[edit]

The design for the 2-headed shark was detailed in the Monster Man episode "Seeing Double". The original design of the shark had one shark head stacked on top of the other. However, creature designer Cleve Hall pushed to change the design to side-by-side heads.

Release[edit]

The film saw release on DVD with special features including a gag reel in 2012 [2] and on Blu-ray including a "Making of" special feature.[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

The film features "More" and "Swallow Whole" by Neon Line. "It's Killing Me to Live" by Matthew Arner. "Jungle Jam" by Yoshi Miyamoto. As well as "Transmission" by Closer to Venus.

Reception[edit]

Bloody Disgusting published a review of the film in 2017, arguing that the film attempts to develop some of the extensive list of characters and puts "makes an effort to give them all unique personalities and character traits, even if there simply isn't enough time devoted to developing them". The review commends the film for also delivering on the titular "2-headed shark attack", but argues that "the over-the-top massacres are good fun at first, but do get stale after a while" and that the film could have benefitted from cutting some characters and making the remaining death scenes more creative.[5]

Sequels[edit]

A sequel, 3-Headed Shark Attack, was produced in 2015 by The Asylum and directed by Christopher Ray. The film features Jaason Simmons, Danny Trejo, and wrestler Rob Van Dam in leading roles. The plot revolves around marine biology students encountering a three-headed shark.[6]

Two more films in the series premiered on Syfy, 5-Headed Shark Attack on July 30, 2017[7] and 6-Headed Shark Attack on August 18, 2018.[8][9] A fifth film, 7-Headed Shark Attack, is planned.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b H Perry Horton; Christopher Ray; Carmen Electra; Brooke; Charlie O'Connell (2012). 2-Headed Shark Attack (Blu-ray) (Motion Picture). United States: The Asylum Home Entertainment. OCLC 840699431. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  2. ^ a b H Perry Horton; Christopher Ray; Carmen Electra; Brooke; Charlie O'Connell (2012). 2-Headed Shark Attack (DVD) (Motion Picture). United States: The Asylum Home Entertainment. OCLC 793357922. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  3. ^ Bales, Paul (2011-08-18). "Papa-Paparazzi". The Asylum. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
  4. ^ "Hogan, Electra Double Teamed By a 2 Headed Shark Attack". ShockTillYouDrop.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
  5. ^ H. C., Luiz (September 25, 2017). "[Review] '2-Headed Shark Attack' is a Fun But Flawed Ride". Bloody-Disgusting.com. Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  6. ^ "3-Headed Shark Attack". Dread Central. 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  7. ^ "5-Headed Shark Attack (2017)". Dread Central. July 31, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  8. ^ Aridi, Sara (18 August 2018). "What's on TV Saturday: 'Disenchantment' and 'Darkest Hour'". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  9. ^ "6-HEADED SHARK ATTACK and MEGALODON Details Surface from The Asylum". Dread Central. May 4, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2018.

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