Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda

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Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda
Sharktopus-vs-Pteracuda-film-poster.jpg
TV poster
Written by Matt Yamashita
Directed by Kevin O'Neill
Roger Corman (Conan O'Brien cameo only)
Starring Robert Carradine
Katie Savoy
Rib Hillis
Conan O'Brien
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Roger Corman
Julie Corman
Editor(s) Vikram Kale
Release
Original network Syfy
Original release
  • August 2, 2014 (2014-08-02)
Chronology
Preceded by Sharktopus
Followed by Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf

Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda is the sequel to the 2010 SyFy original monster film Sharktopus and premiered on August 2, 2014. The film is produced by Roger Corman, who directed the Conan O'Brien cameo, and starring Robert Carradine, Katie Savoy, and Rib Hillis.[1][2] O'Brien makes his acting debut[2][3] in a scene described as "truly violent, patently disgusting and darkly humorous".[4] It is the second film in the Sharktopus franchise.

Plot[edit]

After Andy Flynn destroyed the original Sharktopus (a half-shark half-octopus creature), its various pieces floated back out into the ocean. However, among the scattered anatomy was an egg sac and marine biologist Lorena Christmas (Katie Savoy) finds herself the ward of the creature's sole offspring, which she begins raising at her greedy uncle's aquarium to mixed success. Meanwhile, Dr. Rico Symes (Robert Carradine) is hard at work on his own biological weapon. After harvesting a pterosaur's DNA, he uses the DNA from a barracuda to fill in the gaps, creating a monster that can terrorize land, sea, and air. Things are looking pretty good during the initial test flight. until the creature is hijacked by a rogue engineer looking to sell it to the highest bidder. After the rogue engineer accidentally spills his coffee all over his console, the Pteracuda is free to rampage the coast in search of food.

On a sunny beach, Conan O'Brien has his head first spiked and then bitten off by the Sharktopus. Unsuspecting volleyball players knock his severed head around as it continues to squirt blood.

Running out of options, Symes and his head bodyguard Hamm (Rib Hillis) learn of the new Sharktopus' existence when they pick up Lorena to help them. After fitting it with a neural remote to control its actions, Symes and Hamm pit the two fearsome fusions against each other in a battle to the death.

Cast[edit]

Cate de Pablo as scuba diver

Sequel[edit]

The film was followed by a third film called Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf, which aired on July 19, 2015 on Syfy.

Home media[edit]

No US DVDs have been made, but there are some DVDs made in Regions 2, 3 and 4, which are available online.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IGN"
  2. ^ a b Day, Patrick Kevin (15 July 2014). "Conan O'Brien will make acting debut in Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Ramisetti, Kirthana (July 24, 2014). "Conan O'Brien gets head bitten off in 'Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda' cameo". Daily News. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  4. ^ Locker, Melissa (July 24, 2014). "Conan O'Brien's Cameo in Sharktopus Vs Pteracuda Is Spectacular". Time. Retrieved October 7, 2014.

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