A half-shark, half-octopus creature created for the military, creates a whole lot of terror in Mexico while a scientist who helped create it tries to capture/kill it.


Declan O'Brien


Mike MacLean, Stephen Niver (rewrite)
4,890 ( 350)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Nathan Sands
Kerem Bürsin ... Andy Flynn (as Kerem Bursin)
Sara Malakul Lane ... Nicole Sands
Héctor Jiménez ... Bones (as Hector Jimenez)
Liv Boughn Liv Boughn ... Stacy Everheart
Julian Gonzalez Esparza Julian Gonzalez Esparza ... Santos
Blake Lindsey Blake Lindsey ... Pez
Peter Nelson Peter Nelson ... Commander Cox
Maija Markula ... Bree
Megan Barkley Megan Barkley ... Lisa
Mary Tessa Corman Mary Tessa Corman ... Bungee Jumper (as Mary Corman)
Kyle Trainor ... Frat Boy
Lindsay Conklin Lindsay Conklin ... Bikini Girl with Bum
Greg Norte Greg Norte ... Gordon
Blanca Eng Ponce Blanca Eng Ponce ... Maria (as Blanca Ponce)


Aiming to create the U.S. Navy's next hyper-weapon while fiddling with shark and octopus DNA, the visionary geneticist, Nathan Sands, comes up with a nightmarish prototype: the genetically enhanced "S-11" hybrid. However, after a botched attempt to harness the creature, the unstoppable beast escapes into the warm waters of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where unsuspecting tourists and unaware locals alike become its next meal. Now, the government wants the monster back, and former mercenary, Andy Flynn, along with Sands' daughter, Nicole, and fisherman, Santos, seem to be the only ones cut out for the job. Can they stop Sharktopus, the underwater killer with the razor-sharp teeth and the tentacles of death, before it slaughters everybody in the seaside resort? Written by Nick Riganas

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Half-Shark. Half-Octopus. All Terror. See more »


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


None of the things the Navy commander says are accurate for U.S. military (Department of Defense) research or development projects. No one person has the authority to do the things which this character does or claims to be able to do (expand a contract, cancel a contract, modify testing, approve changes, etc.). See more »


Stacy Everheart: What about my story?
Andy Flynn: No names, no interviews.
Stacy Everheart: Then what the hell do I get?
Andy Flynn: Exclusive footage of Sharktopus getting shot to hell.
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Sharktopus (Theme Song)
Performed by The Cheetah Whores
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12 September 2018 | by evan-brandaoSee all my reviews

This has got to be one of the most bizarre things ever created since the dawn of man. Not only is is strange, it's mostly downright horrible.

However, Eric Robert's performance is actually halfway descent and this is probably one of the most entertaining "so bad it's good" movies ever made. Just the fact that a movie with a premise like this exists is amazing.

Furthermore, the Sharktopus is probably one of the most intriguing and complex creatures in cinematic history. Not only did I feel a deep personal connection to the Sharktopus, I feared for it. I felt that instead of trying to kill it, the characters should have tried to preserve this majestic animal.

Overall, this is a great, though provoking film that surely will be recognized as one of the greatest films of the century. Buy this film as soon as possible and remember to always #Flex On!

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