It’s All Fun and Games Until “Megalodon” Doesn’t Show Up Much

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TV movies are what they are. Bad. But not all are that bad and it depends on how you go in. If your expectations are right, then you’ll be prepared enough. Some other things help too, but mostly the expectations. Hey! At least I gave you that much.

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‘Empire Of The Sharks’ Couldn’t Get Anything Right Even With Twitter


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On the eve before the big event, the debut of Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, my favorite network decided to trot out this massive stinker. I was certain that the week would end on a high note. Boy was I wrong. I feel embarrassed. However, it wouldn’t be the first time. I expect a few of these to be less than stellar. I guess two is the total number for this year’s shark themed week. Perhaps next year will feature across the board wins!

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‘5-Headed Shark Attack’ Is Ridiculous Fun and Exactly What Twitter Is Good For!


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Two heads aren’t good enough, neither are three, so perhaps four, maybe even five? What they’re good for I have no idea, but when it comes to a SyFy Original Movie, more is usually better! It’s certainly more entertaining and that’s all that matters. Well, unless you’re someone who thought taking this movie seriously was a good idea. Perhaps having a viewing buddy is best.

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20 Years On: “Anaconda”


When it comes to films about creatures terrorizing innocent people, there’s no shortage of the fun you can have. Even if it’s not coming directly from the film itself, somehow you can’t help but enjoy yourself. If you’re lucky, the film will have already tried to meet you half way, but sometimes, the best kinds are the ones that achieve high levels of awesomeness by complete accident. Continue reading

31 Days of Oscar: “Jaws”


The modern day creature feature genre of film can largely be attributed to this particular one. Not only did it give rise to one of the most iconic characters in film, among other iconic moments, but it set a very specific standard. This standard is seldom even close to having been reached, but it shows just how much fun can be had when making a normal animal a kind of villain in the story. Continue reading

Recently: “Into the Grizzly Maze”

Creature features or wild animal attack films, or whatever the hell you want to call them, they’re not good for anything. Some can be entertaining in some way, if you have a group of friends and lots to drink, but if it’s just you, things don’t look so good. For some reason this is a type of film people like. After this, I’m not sure I’m one of them. Continue reading

10 Years: “Snakes on a Plane”

  Cult films. I’ll never truly understand them, but I’ll most definitely be more interested. When they also happen to be of the B-movie nature and absolutely ridiculous, I’m even more on board than ever before! If done well, they’ll be as stupid as you expect, but worth it and so much fun! Continue reading