Beautiful girls are in danger. At Sunny Beach, a huge shark is waiting for his prey. College students Miki and Mai arrive on a private beach on a tropical island. They can't find the hotel ... See full summary »



(screenplay), (subtitles)

Watch Now

$0.00 (SD) with Prime Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles
Jaws 3-D (1983)
Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

The sons of police chief Brody must protect civilians at a SeaWorld theme park after a 35-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.

Director: Joe Alves
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale
Jaws 19 (2015)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The beaches of the Baltic Sea are terrorized by a shark. The military manage to destroy it, but the shark returns in spectral form.

Directors: Sergey A., Ivan Yakovidish
Stars: Sergey A., Krolik Black, Eldar Bogunov
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
Jaws 2 (1978)
Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Stars: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
Sand Sharks (TV Movie 2012)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

A shark who swims in sand terrorizes a tropical paradise.

Director: Mark Atkins
Stars: Corin Nemec, Brooke Hogan, Vanessa Evigan
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

When two researchers discover a colossal shark's tooth off the Mexican coast their worst fears surface - the most menacing beast to ever rule the waters is still alive and mercilessly feeding on anything that crosses its path.

Director: David Worth
Stars: John Barrowman, Jenny McShane, Ryan Cutrona
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  

12 years ago during a scientific expedition 3 animal biologists stumbled upon a great discovery that ended in tragedy. Whatever killed them has awoken and now the legend of the Ancient Snow Beast could prove to be more than just a legend.

Director: Sam Qualiana
Stars: Sam Qualiana, Michael O'Hear, Jackey Hall
Super Shark (2011)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

An offshore drilling accident releases a giant primordial shark. When the shark flies and walks on land threatening to turn a bikini contest into a bloodbath, marine biologist Kat ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Tim Abell, Catherine Annette, Ashley Carr
Dinoshark (TV Movie 2010)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A baby dinoshark swims away from a broken chunk of Arctic glacier that broke away due to global warming. Three years later, the dinoshark is a ferocious predatory adult and kills tourists ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin O'Neill
Stars: Eric Balfour, Iva Hasperger, Aarón Díaz
Sharknado (TV Movie 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante
Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.

Director: Jack Perez
Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Debbie Gibson, Vic Chao


Credited cast:
Nonami Takizawa ...
Airi Nakajima ...
Megumi Haruno
Jun Kanaki
Mika Inagaki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hisashi Izumi
Hiro Yuki Nakauchi


Beautiful girls are in danger. At Sunny Beach, a huge shark is waiting for his prey. College students Miki and Mai arrive on a private beach on a tropical island. They can't find the hotel where they booked their reservations, and have gotten hopelessly lost, until a handsome young man shows up, offering to take them to his lodge. But something is not right about the place. The owner's fingernails are tainted with blood and Miki feels something sinister lurking nearby. Written by Cinema Epoch

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Underwater Terror!




See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

12 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Psycho Shark  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs




See  »

Did You Know?


This film is not related to the Jaws franchise. See more »


Featured in Top 40 Shitty Shark Movies (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Jaws In Japan has more jaws flapping then bite
3 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jaws In Japan is all flawed. Everything. To think that we went from the original 1975 money making summer this. I mean, even Jaws 2 was an inferior sequel, but they kept on cranking them out, to the point, that they weren't even numerical sequels anymore. Jaws 3 wasn't really Jaws 3, it was Jaws 3D, because everyone knows the coolest thing back in 1983 was seeing a shark in 3 dimensions, am I wrong? Jaws 4 wasn't really Jaws 4, that was Jaws The Revenge. Did Jaws really get revenge? Oh, forget about that, you want the real truth about that movie, take a look at the reviews, it's all true: fake looking shark, lame script, stupid kills. Then, just this week, I found out that there was a Jaws 5! Jaws In Japan? No, it was called Cruel Jaws. Released in 1995. TV movie, so how violent can it be? How good can it be! Now, they made Jaws In Japan in 2009...needless to say, these movies just get worse and worse respectively in the years. Jaws In Japan, however, doesn't just hit the bottom of the barrel, it digs beneath the barrel, straight into ground, dragging whatever soul remains of the franchise with it. I mean, to think, the taglines read "The girls are in danger!" Really? They're in danger? Well, it's awfully funny, that girls are in danger, and they're laughing, smiling, swimming. You don't even hear the Jaws theme of the shark creeping up on them. Wonderful shite, Japan movie makers! Incredible danger lurks in the oddest spots in this movie, away from the water. So many shots of the TV set, I thought I was watching Poltergeist. So many shots of the shower, I thought it was Psycho. Oh, speaking of psycho, this one is aka Psycho Shark. Really? Psycho Shark? The movie is only 1 hour and 9 minutes long, and you see no shark the first 1 hour. Okay, Jaws , you've got 9 minutes left to make your claim. Needless to say, the body count is very low, along with the morale and quality of this film, which most appears to be shot on a camcorder...if they even still make those. Girls shower in bikinis? It's as if the set was so cheap, that they couldn't pay them to take it off. Along with that, we have excessive talking....and talking...and more talking. Jaws In Japan had more jaws flapping then, then shark shots. Shark shots, that's a good one, no shots are fired at the shark. The final scene in the movie will guarantee an empty box of popcorn flung at the TV screen. Verdict is in: The movie sucks. Any more Jaws movies made, I will dismiss them...because you're not going to ever prove to me that they're getting better with age.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So...ummm...hi. Pulgasari
Discuss Jaws in Japan (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: