Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Avalanche Sharks (2014)
Friends out on a snow skiing trip encounter mysterious and deadly creatures that seem to behave like sharks. As more folk turn up missing, the local sheriff finds himself at odds with local officials who feel his alarmist measures will ruin their winter festivities. Recently, we have seen several absurd shark films, including Sand Shark, Sharknado, and Two-Headed Shark. Avalanche Shark is no different, featuring icy predators that, while not genuinely physical sharks, appear to tie into the local folklore of the native communities. The Sharks CGI is adequate, but the film does have decent gore and plenty of hot ladies in bikinis to keep the attention of the anticipated audience of young males. Like every out-of-water movie, one must suspend all belief and realize that with these low-budget movies, no beach, mountain, or even outer space is safe from sharks.
Monday, June 19, 2023
Shark Waters (2022)
This Asylum release features a group of people going out on a fishing charter hoping to land some Yellowfin tuna and instead sailing into a swarm of deadly sharks. While the film does feature an attractive cast, it suffers from the faults often found in Asylum movies, including poorly done CGI, foolish characters, and despite being set far from shore, you can see the coast was nearby. The shark attacks were better than you would expect, and you can at least applaud The Asylum for coming up with a storyline that wasn't a ripoff of Jaws and instead uses the second Jaws movie for ideas. Shark Waters won't win any awards, but for a movie made by a company known for mockbuster Redbox fare, this isn't the worst of their films.
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Ouija Shark (2020)
A weekend pool party turns deadly for some young women when a mysterious Ouija board found near a body of water summons the spirit of a long-deceased and rather hungry ghost shark. Despite being a shark movie, the film spends much of its run time on nature trails in the woods and a backyard pool, likely due to budget reasons. Given its setting, this movie seems better suited as a slasher film than a shark movie, especially given its supernatural premise. Not to be confused with the slightly better Ghost Shark, Ouija Shark sinks into the depths with its mediocre cast and amateur production that pads a barely one-hour runtime with lengthy credits and an absurd surprise ending. Like most Wild Eye Releases, the poster art is the only positive feature of this dreadfully terrible effort.