Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
Sharknado may not have been a ratings smash, but it got to be a social media phenomenon thanks to its bizarre premise and tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign. Now Syfy’s big challenge will be to top themselves, and the first of their films to try will be the kinda-sorta-not-really similarly themed Ghost Shark.
As with Sharknado, the title is entirely self-explanatory. Taking the Ian Ziering / Tara Reid slot of fondly remembered ’90s star this time around is Mackenzie Rosman, best remembered as little Ruthie Camden from 7th Heaven. Yes, that’s her in the bikini above, and yes, it’s super weird to see her all grown up. Check out the first trailer after the jump.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?
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