|Written by||Mike MacLean|
|Directed by||Declan O'Brien|
|Music by||Tom Hiel|
|Country of origin||United States|
Roger Corman |
|Running time||89 minutes|
|Original release||September 25, 2010|
Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda |
Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf
This article needs an improved plot summary. (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 by Dr. Nathan Sands (Eric Roberts) where the creature is attacking drug traffickers off of Santa Monica, the creature, called a Sharktopus, escapes the control of its creators and makes its way to Puerto Vallarta. Hunted by Blue Water and a television crew, the Sharktopus attacks numerous beachgoers, including a woman on the beach with a metal detector. A man walking on the beach sees the woman's death and after she is taken by the Sharktopus, he leans over, picks up an old coin and bites it to see if it is real. Then Dr. Sands is killed by the creature's sharp tentacles. The news woman, Stacy Everheart, and her cameraman Bones are also killed. The Sharktopus is eventually killed by detonating explosives embedded in its brain.
- Eric Roberts as Dr. Nathan Sands
- Sara Malakul Lane as Nicole Sands
- Kerem Bürsin 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)
- Elgar Horowitz as Ellie Loveshaft
- Greg Norte as Gordon
- Roger Corman as man on beach (uncredited)
- Ralph Garman as Captain Jack
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Kevin Carr of 7M Pictures described it as "cinematic junk food" and gave it 3.5 out of 5. Annalee Newitz of io9 wrote "Sharktopus represents both your guilt, and the assuaging of it, all in one tasty morsel" and called it the Inception of giant monster movies.
A limited edition soundtrack album containing Tom Hiel's musical score to Sharktopus was released by BSX Records in 2012 and is available on CD and digital mp3.
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. Whalewolf, which premiered on July 19, 2015 during Sharknado Week on the SyFy Channel.
- Sharktopus overview, "The New York Times"
- Kevin Carr (October 14, 2013). "Sharktopus". 7M Pictures.
- Annalee Newitz (May 23, 2018). ""Sharktopus" is the "Inception" of giant monster movies". io9.com.
- "'Sharktopus' On Syfy: A Pteracuda And A Mermantula Are On Their Way". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
- TV By The Numbers (2015-07-15). "Syfy Announces 'Sharknado Week' Schedule | TV By The Numbers by zap2it.com | Page 431493". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
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