RAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARK (2015) Reviews and overview

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‘People… the other seafood!’

Raiders of the Lost Shark is a 2015 American comedy horror film directed by Brett Kelly [as Scott Patrick] (Ouija Shark; Countrycide; Ghastlies; Jurassic Shark; Attack of the Giant Leeches; et al) from a screenplay co-written with David A. Lloyd. The movie stars Candice Lidstone, Jessica Huether, Catherine Mary and Lawrence Evenchick.


Four friends set out by boat for an idyllic vacation on a private, remote island. However, unbeknownst to them, a weaponised shark has escaped from a top-secret military lab nearby, a shark that was genetically engineered with hate in its blood, and programmed to hunt any human within range.

Now, these friends must band together to battle an all-new brand of predator who will stop at nothing to remain at the top of the food chain…


“All of the kills are pretty uneventful, but the two opening kills, in particular, are unbelievably lame. I mean kudos on killing a couple of characters inside ten minutes, next time edit it so we can see what actually happened though (that be an idea). How can you make a creature feature without blood, that’s like a Romantic Comedy without the public declaration of love…” Adam the Movie God

“I’m sure that the film-makers were having plenty of fun while making this movie and I’m also sure that to them this still remains a very fun movie to watch but for everyone else, it’s just a cheap, very amateurish movie, without any real creativity or good and memorable moments in it.” Boba_Fett1138

“On a technical level, the film is shabby with poor sound recording and the camerawork giving evidence of low-budget videography. The cast all seem non-professionals […] The shark effects are some of the worst to appear in a modern film since Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2008). Some of the effects are produced by different companies – the water-based ones are terrible but the ones with the flying shark are even worse…” Moria

“You’ve got to give this movie one thing:  It has a great title. As for the film itself, it’s about what you’d expect from a sub-Syfy Channel shark movie.  Sure, a lot of it is dumb on purpose, but unlike your typical Sharknado sequel, Raiders of the Lost Shark will every so often manage to squeeze a laugh or two out of you.” The Video Vacuum

“As a bunch of friends goofing about and making a gag movie for themselves, it’s barely passable although I’m sure they had a good laugh making it. As a feature film intended for an audience, though, it’s borderline insulting. There are, here and there, vague hints that it might be knowingly bad but if it is a joke, the joke falls completely flat.” What the Craggus Saw


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