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Release Date:
25 September 2010 (USA) See more »
Half-Shark. Half -Octopus. All Terror.
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. | Add synopsis »
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Loving First Poster for Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda
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Conan O'Brien in Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda
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Anchor Bay's "Shark 4 Pack" - July 15, 2014
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Mega Pirahna was ridiculously terrible (Awesome!), this is ridiculous AND terrible. See more (62 total) »


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Eric Roberts ... Nathan Sands

Kerem Bursin ... Andy Flynn

Sara Malakul Lane ... Nicole Sands

Héctor Jiménez ... Bones (as Hector Jimenez)

Liv Boughn ... Stacy Everheart
Julian Gonzalez Esparza ... Santos
Blake Lindsey ... Pez
Peter Nelson ... Commander Cox
Maija Markula ... Bree

Megan Barkley ... Lisa
Mary Tessa Corman ... Bungee Jumper (as Mary Corman)
Kyle Trainor ... Frat Boy
Lindsay Conklin ... Bikini Girl with Bum
Greg Norte ... Gordon
Blanca Ponce ... Maria
Anna Marie Laurita ... Young Mother (as Anna Laurita)
Jack Hzte ... Son
Veronica Nava Honc ... Fire Dancer
Brian Sheeran ... Josh
Adrian De Leon ... Painter Walt
Patrick Lacho ... Painter Gus
Adriana Robin ... Yoga Instructor
Patrick Pryor ... Control Room Tech
Richard Miller ... Security Guard

Shandi Finnessey ... Stephie (as Shandy Finnessey)

Ralph Garman ... Captain Jack
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alejandro Cardenas ... (uncredited)

Roger Corman ... Beach Bum (uncredited)
Michael Gaglio ... Fisherman (uncredited)

Roxana Ortega ... (uncredited)

Amanda Philipson ... Fisherman's Girlfriend (uncredited)

Claire Risoli ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Declan O'Brien 
Writing credits
Mike MacLean (written by)

Produced by
Julie Corman .... producer
Roger Corman .... producer
Jeff Diaz .... network line producer
Adam Blake Finer .... associate producer
Dan Golden .... line producer
Stephen Niver .... line producer
Robert Roussel .... co-producer (as Robert James Roessel)
Original Music by
Tom Hiel 
Cinematography by
Santiago Navarrete 
Film Editing by
Karen Smalley 
Set Decoration by
Ann Rowley 
Production Management
Stephen Niver .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Blake Finer .... first assistant director
Stephen Niver .... second unit director
Kyle Trainor .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Deidre Baisley .... assistant sound
Saul Cantero .... location sound mixer
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley artist
Patrick Giraudi .... sound designer
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... supervising sound editor
Alfonso R. Miller .... sound mixer: second unit
Lisa Neidhardt .... sound effects editor
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Xavier Sol .... sound effects editor
Yu-Ting Su .... foley mixer assistant
Cristina Turek .... assistant sound editor
Nicole Zwiren .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Thomas Bremer .... visual effects artist
Daniel DeEntremont .... visual effects artist
Craig Edwards .... visual effects artist
P.J. Foley .... visual effects producer: Dilated Pixels
Jon Gourley .... visual effects artist: Dilated Pixels
Chris E. Peterson .... visual effects artist
Jason Shulman .... additional modeling & creature animation: Dilated Pixels
Brian Skvarla .... visual effects artist
Melissa Widup .... roto artist: Dilated Pixels
Aaron Witlin .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Demaree .... gaffer: Los Angeles
Adam Blake Finer .... camera operator
Casting Department
Brandon Todesca .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Dunn .... wardrobe
Music Department
Zach Lemmon .... composer assistant
Clinton Rusich .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Patrick Denver .... puppeteer
Justin Fox .... office assistant
Brandon Todesca .... production staff
Kyle Trainor .... production coordinator
Diego Vega Jenkins .... production assistant
Gabriel Cowan .... thanks

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Additional Details

USA:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

WILHELM SCREAM: When the Sharktopus eats the second kid throwing a football.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Pez:What can I do for you, angel?
Stacy Everheart:First, Pez, you can stop staring at my rack. They're just boobs. They're not gonna get up and dance or anything.
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Mega Pirahna was ridiculously terrible (Awesome!), this is ridiculous AND terrible., 27 December 2011
Author: oneguyrambling from Australia

Perhaps I have been hoodwinked. Mega Piranha resparked my love of shonky B Movies like the adrenalin shot Vincent Vega gave Mia Wallace, and I immediately sought other examples.

I unfortunately forgot that adrenalin shots are not Plan A, B or C, but to paraphrase Earl Bassett in Tremors "something you do when a plan fails".

How's that I just referenced two 10 out of 10 movies to help me describe a 4 / 10 crapfest!

As good as Mega Piranha was in being enjoyably terrible Sharktopus is at being normally terrible – and the truth is both beasts (films) are only 5% different.

Sharktopus is an army funded genetically engineered amalgam of shark and octopus – if you couldn't have worked that out for yourself. It seems a little unfair to give the most efficient and dangerous underwater predator an eight leg up but they did it anyway.

(One thing I can't deny is that it would actually be a way more efficient predator given 8 legs!)

The sharktopus has a large helmet strapped to it that conveys electrical impulses sent by its scientist creators, this keeps it on the straight and narrow. Calamari control if you will.

No prizes for guessing what happens to the helmet?


Once free of control Sharktopus heads down the coast for some sun, surf and supper. Using the new octopian improvements and its sheer sharkiness – they can make up words so can I – it wreaks havoc on dozens of bikini clad terrible actors all the way to Mexico.

Back in the lab lead scientist Nathan Sands (Eric Roberts – he should ask his sister for some money and avoid these films) knows the risks and sends two more over-actors to recapture the beast… in some sort of seafood basket I would expect.

The pair are his daughter Nicole (who does little but tap away at a laptop and look worried) and a staff member he fired named Andy (who also seems terribly ill-equipped for the job).

Various kooky cats get involved including a hungry reporter and her reluctant cameraman, a crazy local drunk and dozens of dozens of middling bikini chicks. One thing I will say is that for a TV movie there was much cleavage and flesh on display – all PG stuff I assure you – none of it is A-for-Alba Grade but I appreciate the effort and acknowledgment of the inevitable viewing audience, it sure wasn't my wife who put Sharktopus on the DVD pile.

Anyway the entire movie should revolve around the beast so let's expand on Sharktopus. Aside from the afore mentioned enhancements the tentacles mean that ol' Sharkey can now walk on land – funny I never saw an octopus do that – it is obviously a cheap FX job and when walking looks like an overly elaborate hood ornament.

The CGI is also distracting in that it pops out of the screen rather than blending in, meaning it is hard to take the shark/octopus hybrid seriously… did I just really write that?

Let's put a bow on this sucker: While the CGI is better than Mega-Piranha it lacks the same clumsy charm, everything here comes off as calculated and try hard where the giant exploding fish film was cheese personified.

All the deaths are the same:

Bikini clad bad actor (BCBA) noticing,

BCBA wondering,

BCBA looks surprised (and often slightly in the wrong direction),

Tentacles appear.


Final Rating – 4 / 10. As a guy I appreciate the inclusion of some T&A, even in the form of average women in bikinis and zero nudity. But it's the other T&A that better describes Sharktopus: Tedious & Amateurish.

This is no Mega Piranha, when given the choice I can't impress just how much better that is than this film. Where Mega Piranha was ridiculously terrible, this is just terrible.

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