Syfy let a goofy joke get out of hand after their original B-movie Sharknado became a ratings hit. The movie about a tornado that picks up sharks from the ocean and sends them into the flooding city streets of Los Angeles launched an inexplicable franchise that has delivered four sequels so far. But Syfy has one more shark-infested cyclone up its sleeve.
Sharknado 6, which will likely have a stupid subtitle to go along with it, has been announced by Syfy. It will be the final installment of the franchise, and what better way to send off Sharknado than by bringing time travel into the equation. Read More »
In a story that can only be published in the Year of Our Lord 2017, Donald Trump reportedly threatened to sue the producers of Sharknado 3 for casting Mark Cuban as their president instead of him. Yeah, you read that right.
It makes me wonder that if Trump had achieved his dream and been cast as president in SyFy’s schlocky disaster series, would that have put his presidential ambitions to rest? Is this his art school? Or would we just have gotten Mark Cuban running in 2016 instead? Who knows. But at least we were saved from one more Trump movie cameo in the process.
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The Earth is round, gravity pulls you down, and there’s another Sharknado movie. Because why wouldn’t there be?
I’ll admit I’ve only watched one Sharknado movie while black out drunk — I think it was Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! because I remember being upset that they cast Ann Coulter in the movie and didn’t kill her off — but I get it, guys. I recall thinking at the time that Sharknado 3 was the best movie ever, and I’m pretty sure every Sharknado experience is like that. And now there’s a teaser for Sharknado 5 out, and the 20 seconds already point to it being another masterful movie about flying sharks.
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The Sharknado series lives on. So far the Syfy channel has provided us with Sharknado 2: The Second One, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, and last summer’s Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. There’s currently no title for the fifth Sharknado feature, but director Anthony C. Ferrante and stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are returning for it.
Below, learn more about Sharknado 5.
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When I reviewed Sharknado: The 4th Awakens I tried to keep it spoiler-free. When I interviewed director Anthony C. Ferrante, who has helmed all four Sharknado movies to date, there were a few specific things I wanted to discuss. He said it was okay, because if you’ve watched the trailers, most of it is in there. So spoiler warning for anyone who is still avoiding the Sharknado 4 trailers.
As the subtitle suggests, there is a parodic Star Wars reference or two, and the trailer even gives away that there’s an opening crawl. Hey, Sharknado 3 opened like a James Bond movie. Twitter voted on #AprilLives or #AprilDies after Sharknado 3, and it’s no secret that Tara Reid is back. However, the film picks up five years after the cliffhanger scene on the beach at the end of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Now Aston Reynolds (Tommy Davidson) has devised a way to eliminate tornados, but the sharks find their way into other weather phenomena. Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) is still the only man who can stop them.
Read our Sharknado director interview below. Read More »
The Sharknado movies are actually everything I want out of cinema. I go to movies to see things that don’t exist in real life, but that creative people can imagine. I like to say that making sense is the death of creativity, because it restricts the possibilities of ideas. Now I adore the precision crafted work of Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick too, but I sure am glad someone is making Sharknado movies.
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens picks up five years after Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, a bold choice considering the third film ended on a cliffhanger. There’s a reason they don’t pick up right where they left off, though, and The 4th Awakens is not just a Star Wars joke in name only. There are Star Wars references that should make fans as happy as I was when Ian Ziering did the James Bond gun barrel with a chainsaw. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
As you’ve surely noticed by now, today is May the 4th, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. Normally, this would have absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming premiere of a made-for-TV B-movie about improbable weather events. But the geniuses at Syfy and The Asylum snuck onto the Star Wars bandwagon last month by revealing the title of their sharks-in-tornadoes sequel to be Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. And so they’re celebrating today with the first Sharknado 4 poster, which is an endearing homage (or a infuriating ripoff, depending on how you feel about this series) of that now-iconic Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster.
See the first Sharknado: The 4th Awakens poster, and get the full Sharknado: The 4th Awakens cameo list, after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
This is not an April Fool’s joke, and yet it seems appropriate that this news is breaking on April Fool’s Day. Because really, the entire Sharknado franchise, from the premise to the taglines to the casting, feels like nothing so much as an April Fool’s joke that somebody decided to take way too far. Anyway, Syfy has finally gotten around to setting a release date for Sharknado 4, and given it a brilliantly terrible Star Wars-inspired title to boot. Read More »
Last night brought the premiere of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, the third installment in the intentionally stupid disaster comedy about sharks terrorizing and killing people as they’re blown around by tornadoes.
While fans were expecting the usual terrible special effects, “celebrity” cameos and brutal deaths, they probably weren’t expecting a cliffhanger ending. But last night, the final shot of Tara Reid‘s character April Wexler was interrupted by a cut to black and directions that fans would be in control of her fate, which would be revealed in Sharknado 4. It’s like the late-’80s “Death in the Family” story stunt DC Comics pulled for Batman, where readers could call in to vote on whether Robin lived or died at the hands of the Joker.
Find out more about Sharknado 4 after the jump! Read More »