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Santa Jaws (2018)

Trying to survive the family Christmas, Cody makes a wish to be alone, which ends up backfiring when a shark manifests and kills his entire family.


Misty Talley


Jake Kiernan




Complete credited cast:
Reid Miller ... Cody
Courtney Lauren Cummings ... Jena
Jim Klock ... Peter
Carrie Lazar ... Caroline
Arthur Marroquin ... Josh
Miles Doleac ... Mike
Haviland Stillwell ... Georgia
Hawn Tran ... Steve
Scott Allen Perry ... Clark
Ritchie Montgomery ... Papa Joe
Lindsey Michelle Lindsey Michelle ... Svetlana
Creek Wilson ... Evil Santa
Sherri Eakin ... Jenny
Dylan Westfall Dylan Westfall ... Casey
Danny Cosmo ... Elf Man


Cody is an aspiring comic book artist who happens to be gifted a pen which changes reality, as he first draws Santa Jaws making it come to life as Cody's family and friends are picked off . First no one believes him but soon his remaining family and friends find out it's true and race to battle for survival! Who will win?! Written by Movie Dude

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When the Shark goes after Clark his hat is clearly wet. Seconds later when he goes after Jena it is clearly dry. See more »


Peter: Now, this thing is powerful, but it is not invincible. You boys said you hurt it with exploding ornaments?
Cody: That's right.
Josh: Yeah.
Peter: Well, if it can be hurt... it can be killed. I'm thinking we build something like this. And this could cost a massive amount of potential energy.
Josh: Like pitching a baseball.
Peter: Exactly.
Josh: Let's give this shark something real to chew on.
Cody: Like a Christmas turkey... rigged to explode?
Caroline: Don't even think about touching those turkeys. It's the only thing we have left of Christmas.
Cody: Mom, we ...
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One of the better of SYFY's Shark films.
16 August 2018 | by MikeHope44See all my reviews

The concept of the film makes it obvious it shouldn't be taken seriously and once that is realized it's actually a fun entertaining film. The acting was pretty good from everyone and the film's lead Reid Miller (Play by Play, A Girl Named Jo) carries the film nicely.

The emotional moments of the film came off as genuine and there's definitely some laugh out loud moments. I actually wouldn't mind a sequel to it (as long as it doesn't go on too long like the Sharknado films) and i'll definitely be adding it to my playlist of Christmas movies this year as well.

If you like cheesy but entertaining movies definitely check this one out!

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Release Date:

14 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Santa Jaws See more »

Filming Locations:

Mandeville, Louisiana, USA

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Production Co:

Active Entertainment See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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