5.6/10
1,364
17 user 12 critic

12 Days of Terror (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | TV Movie August 2004
For 12 days in July, 1916, a shark patrolled the waterways of northern New Jersey. This docudrama is based on Richard Fernicola's account of those days.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Red Water (TV Movie 2003)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A freshwater shark wreaks havoc as it heads up a Louisiana river.

Director: Charles Robert Carner
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Kristy Swanson, Coolio
The Reef (2010)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.

Director: Andrew Traucki
Stars: Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering
Bait III (2012)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall
Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts
Shark Hunter (2001)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Years after his parents are killed by a megalodon (an enormous shark that has supposedly been extinct for millions of years), Dr. Spencer is obsessed with the idea of hunting down and ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Codd
Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., Christian Toulali, Grand L. Bush
Shark Lake I (2015)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

When some sharks are released into a the lake at the quiet town of Lake Tahoe, it's up to an overzealous cop who ignores the law, her love interest and a criminal to stop those sharks before the body counts rises further.

Director: Jerry Dugan
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Sara Malakul Lane, Lily Brooks O'Briant
Abandoned VI (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1989 the trimaran Rose Noelle set sail from Picton, New Zealand, for Tonga with four men on board. After a freak wave turned the boat upside down, they drifted for 119 days before landing on Great Barrier Island.

Director: John Laing
Stars: Dominic Purcell, Peter Feeney, Owen Black
Shark Attack (TV Movie 1999)
Horror | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

In a once serene African fishing village, a marine biologist goes in search of some answers when his friend becomes a victim in one of a series of brutal shark attacks.

Director: Bob Misiorowski
Stars: Cordell McQueen, Casper Van Dien, Chris Olley
Open Water (2003)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.

Director: Chris Kentis
Stars: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein
Shark Swarm (TV Movie 2008)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A fisherman and his family fight to take down a greedy real estate developer who has released toxins into the ocean, turning the area's sharks into bloodthirsty hunters.

Director: James A. Contner
Stars: Daryl Hannah, John Schneider, Armand Assante
Dark Tide (2012)
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A professional diver tutor returns to deep waters after 1 year, following an almost fatal encounter with a great white shark. The nightmare from the deep is still lurking - more carnivorous and hungry than ever.

Director: John Stockwell
Stars: Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez, Ralph Brown
First Response (TV Movie 2015)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A gunman forces a paramedic to drive an ambulance, while his partner treats the man's injured brother.

Director: Philippe Gagnon
Stars: Dania Ramirez, Kristopher Turner, Joris Jarsky
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Alex
...
Stanley
...
Alice
...
Captain
Jamie Bartlett ...
Michael Schleisser
...
Engel
...
Dr. John Nichols
Roger Dwyer ...
Dr. Frederick Lucas
...
Mayor Perillo
Nigel Sweet ...
Murphy
Paul Ditchfield ...
Commissioner Meel
Daniel Kriel ...
Lester Stillwell
Craig Geldenhuys ...
Arnie
David Jeffery ...
Charles
Glen Biderman-Pam ...
Johnny
Edit

Storyline

July of 1916 was a time of record heat, a polio epidemic, and a World War in Europe. But beach-goers in New Jersey are threatened by a even greater terror: a shark that has suddenly developed a taste for human flesh. Starting July 1st and lasting over a period of 12 days, the unidentified shark kills four people and seriously injures a fifth before the attacks stop, and threatens New Jersey's thriving tourist industry. Based on true events. Written by Fyre EmberBorn

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for shark attacks | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

August 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

12 Dias de Terror  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The identity of the responsible shark has never been conclusively proven. While common legend states that a Great White is the sole shark responsible, some scientists think a bull shark might have been responsible for at least the four attacks in the creek; others believe a school of sharks may have been responsible. See more »

Goofs

he scientist stated that bull sharks swim in fresh water including Lake Nicaragua. It was not until the early 1970s that it was proven that fresh water sharks and bull sharks were the same. Prior, it was believed they were two different species. See more »

Quotes

Dr. John Nichols: I'm a fishman.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Monsterquest: Gigantic Killer Fish II (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Its Jaws, but not as we know it.
22 April 2006 | by (Manchester, England, UK) – See all my reviews

Almost gentle version of Jaws, with all key elements still intact; the business officials refusing to close the beach, the one man fighting public opinion, the grief stuck mother.

Here's the thing, Peter Benchley based Jaws upon this true story. So whether you consider the 1916 attacks or Jaws as the 'original' is up to you. But to my liking the film has one to many 'replica' lines from the Spielberg classic. Including the salty sea-dog of a shark hunter.

Don't get me wrong, this is actually a very enjoyable film. But don't expect to watch Jaws twixt the Waltons, its better than that; including elements of politics of the time (America's continued resistance to join the war in Europe) and the class structure of rich and poor.

Interesting, very interesting.... but would you pay to see it? No, I guess not.


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How can I get a copy? pianobaby
Where was this filmed? PhillyGal
The Ending PhillyGal
Was there a character in the movie named darlingmissmarple
The lowdown on the 1916 NJ Maneater elahrairrah
Can you say OSCAR? tdcrandall
Discuss 12 Days of Terror (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?