Avalanche Sharks – USA, 2013 – overview and reviews

 
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Avalanche Sharks is a 2013 Canadian horror feature film directed by Scott Wheeler from a screenplay by Keith Shaw (The Thing BelowMalibu Shark Attack; Ice Road Terror). It stars Kate Nauta (Fear Clinic), Emily Addison, Alexander Mendeluk, Mika Brooks and Jack Cullison.

Plot:

After a snowboarder inadvertently starts a major avalanche, the moving snowfield uncovers and wakes a prehistoric “snow shark” which had been trapped beneath. The shark develops an appetite for human flesh and the staff at the Twin Pines Ski Resort begins getting reports of missing people and a strange finned creature moving under the snow.

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Fearing financial loss on what is their busiest event day of the year, the Bikini Snow Day, the Twin Pines management tries to hide news of the missing skiers and sightings of strange creatures.

Disaster strikes as, one-by-one, the bikini-clad snow bunnies  become meals for the shark. The avalanche has cut off the roads trapping all within the Twin Pines Valley. The local sheriff allies with snowboarders to track down the monster…

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Trailer review:

“There are lots of fins sliding weightlessly across the surface of the snow, and lots of women in bikinis getting eaten. The lead actor is best known for playing “Fratboy” in a Twilight film. The whole thing looks as if it was made on a budget of 15p. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a film about sharks in this post-Sharknado world.” Staurt Heritage, The Guardian

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Cast:

  • Kate Nauta as Diana
  • Gina Holden as Nurse
  • Emily Addison as Jenna
  • Charles Evans, Jr. as Operator (voice)
  • Abby Francis as Skier
  • Richard Gleason as Sheriff
  • Benjamin Easterday as Lars
  • Eric Scott Woods as Dale
  • Kelle Cantwell as Madison
  • Jack Cullison as Ted
  • James Ouimet as Duffy
  • Nicole Helen as Carol
  • Michael Dostrow as Mayor
  • Mike Ruggieri as Randy
  • Erin Ross as Lacy
  • Patrizia Cavaliere as Karla
  • Mika Brooks as Lola
  • Amy Ninh as Hiro
  • Jack Cullison as Ted
  • Ericka Jordan as Barb
  • Eric Scott Woods as Dale
  • John Hundrieser as Ross Hamilton
  • Haley Stewart as Beca
  • Richie Million Jr. as Mike

Release:

Avalanche Sharks debuted on Syfy in the USA on July 1, 2014.

The film was also released on Digital HD and On Demand on June 30, 2015 from MarVista Digital Entertainment (MVDE) via Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vimeo, and VUDU as well as On Demand with AT&T and DirecTV.

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