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Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002)

The movie Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002) is a sequel to the first Shark Attack movie from 1999. The sharksploitation movie was released direct to video in 2002 and has become a cult icon in the shark movie genre due to the objectively terrible special effects and production value. Plot Summary Divers working on a… read more »

Shark in Venice (2008)

The film Shark in Venice (2008) is a sharksploitation film directed by Danny Lerner and stars Stephen Baldwin, Vanessa Johansson and Giacomo Gonnella. The movie was released to negative critical reception. Filmed in Bulgaria, the setting was changed to Venice in order to seem more attractive to audiences. Plot Summary A man named David (played… read more »

Shark Lake (2015)

The movie Shark Lake (2015) is a sharksploitation film directed by Jerry Dugan, and starring Dolph Lundgren. The movie was released to poor critical reception. Plot Summary Set in Lake Tahoe, California, a local cop named Meredith (played by Sara Malakul Lane) is a single mom in a quiet town. However, a mysterious man named… read more »

Mega Shark vs. Kolossus (2015)

The film Mega Shark vs. Kolossus (2015) is a sharksploitation film which is part of the Mega Shark franchise produced by The Asylum. The movie is a low-budget film written by Edward DeRuiter and directed by Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray. The movie stars Illeana Douglas, Amy Rider, Brody Hutzler, and Tara Price. Plot Summary Russia has been… read more »

Sharkman (2005)

Sharkman (2005), also known by the name Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy, is a sharksploitation movie created for the SyFy Channel. The movie was directed by Michael Oblowitz and written by Boaz Davidson. Plot Summary A man named Paul King (played by Anton Argirov) passes away after a battle with cancer. A few years later, his scientist father… read more »

Shark Zone (2003)

Shark Zone (2003) is a sharksploitation film that was directed by Danny Lerner, and went directly to video. The film was critically panned, but is a cult film within the niche. Plot Summary Divers searching for treasure in an underwater shipwreck are attacked by sharks, leaving only Jimmy (played by Dean Cochran) as a survivor…. read more »

Great White (1981)

The film Great White (1981) is an Italian sharksploitation film released after the success of Jaws. Universal Pictures sued to have the movie blocked from theatrical distribution in the US. The movie stars James Franciscus, Ennio Girolami, Giancarlo Prete, Vic Morrow, Stefania Girolami Goodwin, Massimo Vanni and Micaela Pignatelli. Plot Summary The plot of the… read more »

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)

The 2009 film Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus is a sharksploitation B-movie created by The Asylum. The movie stars Debbie Gibson and Lorenzo Lamas. Plot Summary A large iceberg splits from the ice in the Arctic, and a frozen megalodon (also known as a mega shark) and a giant prehistoric octopus begin to thaw out and come… read more »

Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014)

Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014) is a sharksploitation B-movie directed by Roger Corman and Kevin O’Neill, and starring Robert Carradine, Katie Savoy, Rib Hillis, and Conan O’Brien. The movie has since become a cult shark film with late-night showings on cable. Plot Summary A marine biologist named Lorena (played by Katie Savoy) finds an egg containing an unborn Sharktopus. An… read more »

Piranhaconda (2012)

The 2011 film Piranhaconda is a science fiction/sharksploitation made-for-TV film from the famed B-movie producer Roger Corman and director Jim Wynorski. The film was made for Syfy, and premiered in June 2012. Piranhaconda was filmed on a $1 million budget in Hawaii. The film stars Rib Hillis, Michael Madsen, Shandi Finnessey, Terri Ivens, and Rachel Hunter…. read more »