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Zombie Shark (2015)

A perfect getaway for four friends turns into survival when they fight an experimental shark.

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Misty Talley

Writer:

Greg Mitchell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Becky Andrews Becky Andrews ... Bridgette
Ross Britz ... Jenner Branton
Carter Burch ... Paul
Leslie Castay ... Divina
Laura Cayouette ... Dr. Palmer
Sloane Coe ... Sophie Steele
Flynn Foster Flynn Foster ... Sheriff
Jason London ... Maxwell Cage
Jeff Pearson ... Roger
Ladson Deyne Ladson Deyne ... Russ (as Ladson Poole)
Stephon Rodgers Stephon Rodgers ... Drunk Guy #2
Nicholas Salvetti Nicholas Salvetti ... Paddleboarder
Caleb Spillyards ... Drunk Guy #1
Cassie Steele ... Amber Steele
Roger J. Timber ... Lester
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Storyline

Four friends decide to take a dream weekend away from work to a local resort island. It soon turns to terror as the local sharks are turning into zombie sharks which also comes to infect people. They four race to find a cure at a local research station that they find is responsible for the infection spreading, but now it is tragedy that hits the group one by one! Written by stephen scialli

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombie Shark See more »

Filming Locations:

Madisonville, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Active Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

The island that they travel to where the zombie sharks attack it called Redplum Island, which is similar in name to Redrum which is stated several times by character Danny Torrances' imaginary friend Tony in The Shining. See more »

Goofs

A character in the film states that he has lived on the island all his life. He states that he has never seen a shark in his entire time living there. Then an outsider states that the island location was used for experiments because of the high amount of sharks activity around. See more »

Connections

Edited into Mississippi River Sharks (2017) See more »

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Severely underwhelming execution of an interesting idea
8 August 2015 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Zombie Shark was disappointing because it had a very interesting idea, one of SyFy's most original. Unfortunately, the execution was severely underwhelming, not just being visually cheap and poorly written and acted but what seemed like an original idea was executed in typical SyFy shark movie fashion, with no imagination whatsoever and only occasional splashes of fun.

The best thing about it is Roger J. Timber as Lester, Lester is a fun character, and Timber is amusing while never overplaying and always realising what type of movie he's in. Becky Andrews is sensual and doesn't overegg or underplay either, she actually gives the movie some heart, as does Laura Cayouette. The ending is also quite unexpected and poignant, as is the dynamic between Andrews and Cayouette.

Sadly, the rest of the acting is poor, with the usual mix of overplaying and blandness. While it was laudable to try to give the characters back-story, some were written in an underdeveloped and overwrought way, and the movie never properly allows us to care or learn enough about them. Scripting is lazy and corny in a way that can only be achieved by SyFy, and the direction is flat.

But the worst assets of Zombie Shark are the story and the production values. Really wanted to like the story here because the concept was intriguing, but while it starts nicely the further the movie progresses the lazier, cheesier and more formulaic it gets, also making the mistake that most SyFy movies make of trying so hard to be over the top and stupid but in a painfully predictable and less than fresh way that it becomes tiresome, the scenes with the parents are pointless and bog the movie down pacing-wise. While I have seen worse-looking movies, that doesn't stop Zombie Shark from looking cheap, and the drab filming and sometimes sloppy editing aren't even the worst parts. That would be the shark effects, especially the very unfinished-looking mechanical ones. They exude little personality either, no menace, not even any unintentional goofiness, none of them even acted zombie-like, and the attack scenes apart from one mildly amusing one are sloppily edited, too brief and devoid of suspense or sense of horror. Such a waste of good potential!

Overall, has its moments but wastes an intriguing concept with underwhelming execution. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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