SHARKTOPUS (2010) Reviews and overview


‘50% shark. 50% octopus. 100% deadly’

Sharktopus is a 2010 American science fiction horror feature film directed by Declan O’Brien and produced by Roger Corman and Julie Corman. The movie stars Eric Roberts, Sara Malakul Lane and Kerem Bursin.

The success of the film on TV and subsequent DVD release resulted in two sequels: Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda and Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf.

The U.S. Navy commissions a group known as “Blue Water” to genetically engineer a half-shark, half-octopus for combat. During a demonstration off Santa Monica, the Sharktopus escapes the control of its creators and causes mayhem. Hunted by Blue Water and a television crew, the monster attacks numerous beach-goers…

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Sharktopus is a ridiculous film that is a hoot to watch. There’s plenty of jiggle factor for broadcast cable (sadly without any additional items on the home video release), and the premise is just ridiculous enough to make it fun. In the end, it’s nothing but a big, fat B-movie with teeth and tentacles, but were you expecting anything more?” Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures

“Is Sharktopus a good film? Not really, no. Is it a fun film? Absolutely, and for that reason alone, it’s worth a look.” Den of Geek

” …the best response to this essentially critic-proof monstrosity is articulated by the male adolescent tourist who, on seeing the sharktopus graphically attack one of the performers at an open-air show, is heard to declare, “Dude, that’s awesome!” Anton Bitel, Eye for Film

Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses Roger Corman King of the B Movie

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Cast and characters:

  • Eric Roberts as Doctor Nathan Sands
  • Sara Malakul Lane as Nicole Sands
  • Kerem Bürsin as Andy Flynn
  • Héctor Jiménez as Bones
  • Liv Boughn as Stacy Everheart
  • Shandi Finnessey as Stephie
  • Peter Nelson as Commander Cox (credited as Calvin Persson)
  • Elgar Horowitz as Ellie Loveshaft
  • Greg Norte as Gordon
  • Roger Corman as Man on Beach [uncredited]