Sharktopus (2010)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  25 September 2010 (USA)
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A half-shark, half-octopus creature created for the military, creates a whole lot of terror in Mexico while a scientist who helped created it tries to capture/kill it.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Sands
Andy Flynn
Nicole Sands
Bones (as Hector Jimenez)
Stacy Everheart
Julian Gonzalez Esparza ...
Blake Lindsey ...
Peter Nelson ...
Commander Cox
Maija Markula ...
Megan Barkley ...
Mary Tessa Corman ...
Bungee Jumper (as Mary Corman)
Kyle Trainor ...
Frat Boy
Lindsay Conklin ...
Bikini Girl with Bum
Greg Norte ...
Blanca Eng Ponce ...
Maria (as Blanca Ponce)


A half-shark, half-octopus (sharktopus) creature has been scientifically created causes a whole lot of terror in the Dominican Republic while a scientist who helped created it tries to capture and kill it. All while this is happening, a wolf and whale mix (whalewolf) is trying to gain power over the territory and steal it from the sharktopus. Written by Sierra Mist

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Half-Shark. Half -Octopus. All Terror.


Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

25 September 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ośmiorekin  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


WILHELM SCREAM: When the Sharktopus eats the second kid throwing a football. See more »


While on the boat, Nathan Sands (Eric Roberts) shouts "Dock this thing" and takes over the helm. The next shot shows the boat continuing to head directly away from land. See more »


Painter Walt: Oh no, not like this! Arrrgghhhhhh!
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Followed by Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014) See more »


Hot Rod Hell Kitten
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User Reviews

No wait don't criticize this movie it is suppose to suck
26 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not a horror or an action sci-fi movie. It is a comedy, but not your normal kind of comedy that you are used to seeing. There are no crazy characters or silly jokes. The real joke is in the acting, the directing, production design etc. Sharktopus was made to be terrible so the audience will laugh at how bad it is.

I don't understand why people take this movie seriously. With a title like sharktopus how could you? The plot is that a team of father and daughter marine biologists create a half shark, half octopus to use as a weapon for the navy. Then the remote control mechanism is knocked off and the Sharktopus goes on a killing rampage. Captian Jack (the creator of sharktopus) highers Andy Flynn, a Iraq war veteran, to capture the monster. But when Andy nearly gets killed and looses two of his friends he vows revenge.

There you have it. This is not suppose to be the next Jaws or even Deep Blue Sea. This is more along the lines of Maga Shark vs. Gaint Octopus. The director told the actors to be wooden and show very little emotion. The actors wheren't trying to win a Oscar, they wanted a Razzie. I just wish that actors would react to seeing the killings. When ever someone is eaten or torn apart in the movie who ever was witnessing it didn't react. They just stand there with a stupid look on their face. At least scream or try to help the victim. The production is minimal. The props appear to be objects the actors brought from home. The special effect are also bad with Sharktopus constantly changing size. In one scene he's big enough to eat VW Bug, in a later scene he is as big as a human. There are also scenes where the monster is walking out on land. Now I am not a marine biologist, but I am pretty sure that sharks or octopuses can't survive outside of water. Another thing that bothered me was that one of the characters who was named Nicole had some moral hang ups about her father altering the mind of Sharktopus. It is a genetically engineered monster, what does it matter if it mind is tampered with? If you watch this with a critic's state of mind you will hate this movie. In order to enjoy it loosen up and get a sense of humor.

Compared to Scy-Fy Channel's other original movies this is the best. Instead of being serious and trying scare the audience. Sharktopus is made to make you laugh. I rated this on level of how entertained I was while watching and gave it a 7 out of 10. Now if I where to rate it based on acting, directing, camera work, etc. Then I would give it a 2 out of 10.

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