There are movies out there that are bound to be appreciated from the very first moment they are announced. In a lot of these cases, it is sequels and prequels to already existent movies that attract everyone’s attention and score really high in the box office. The number of movies out there that are famous due to their prequels and sequels is amazingly high but, in truth, not all of them actually manage to reach to the expectations viewers have.
In 2010, the TV channel SyFy released a movie called Sharktopus. The movie may not have scored high from the point of view of the general audience, but the truth is that horror movie lovers out there appreciated it quite a lot.
Sharktopus is a movie about a genetics experiment gone very wrong. When the U.S. Navy commissions a team of people to create a monster they can use in combat, a terrible thing happen. A creature that is half shark and half octopus is released and it makes victims as soon as it encounters other humans – some drug traffickers in Santa Monica. While the experiment with the drug traffickers was completely controlled by the creators of the monster, the sharktopus soon gets completely out of their control and starts attacking innocent people who are tourists in Puerto Vallarta.
The Blue Water team who created the monster tries to catch it and, together with a television crew, they start searching for it. Eventually, they do manage to destroy the sharktopus by embedding explosives in its brain and by detonating it.
Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda
4 years after the release of Sharktopus, the producers decided that it is high time to make another movie on a similar theme. Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda will appear in the cinema on the 2nd of August 2014 and, judging by how many people are interested in finding out more about the movie, it may actually be a success.
Shakrtopus vs. Pteracuda is a movie that starts with the same basic idea of a science experiment gone extremely wrong. Pteracuda is a creature also created by the hands of the man and it is actually a half pterodactyl half barracuda creature. As you would expect it, the creature will go out of people’s control which calls for desperate measures. The sharktopus is the only hope mankind has and scientists have to think of a way to actually make the older creature listen to them and to defeat the pteracuda which poses a real menace over the world.
Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda is not the only movie of this kind that was released by Roger Corman, the one who also produced the original Sharktopus movie. In fact, in between 2010 and now, another similar movie was released as well and it was called Piranhaconda (and, as the name suggests, it featured another experiment gone horrible where a creature that is half piranha half anaconda is unleashed). Even more, the release of Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda was previously announced and so was the release of another similar movie as well – Sharktopus vs. Mermantula. Also, Dinoshark is another movie produced by the same man and on the same topic – so until the actual Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda comes out, you have plenty of horror movies in this category to watch.
If you are a horror fanatic, the idea of a Halloween where half-half creatures take over your house to dance and to have some drinks will definitely seem appealing to you. It would be quite easy to set up a Sharktopus décor at your house if you bring together exotic motifs (such as the “Hawaii” shirt and palm trees) and some bloody remains of the people who “died” as victims of a half-half creature.
It may not be very easy to find a ready-made costume featuring half of a shark and half of an octopus (or half of a piranha and half of an anaconda), but if you are a creative person, you will definitely come up with something. With the Internet at your disposal, it is really impossible not to find the materials you need to create your very own original such costume and, if you actually use your imagination, you stand all chances of being appreciated very much this Halloween.