Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf – USA, 2015

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Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf  is a 2015 American science fiction horror feature film directed by Kevin O’Neill (Dinocroc; DinosharkSharktopus vs. Pteracuda) from a screenplay by Matt Yamashita (Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda; Art School of Horrors; Death Race 2050). It was originally announced as Sharktopus vs. Mermantula.

The movie was the second sequel to Sharktopus (2010) and — like Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda — was rushed into production by veteran genre filmmaker Roger Corman for his New Horizons company in response to the massive social media interest in Syfy’s Sharknado films. Somewhere along the way the movie’s other monster mutated from being a part-man, part-piranha and part-tarantula into a part-killer whale and part-wolf! Could this be because werewolf films such as WolfCop were suddenly hits too?

The film premiered on Syfy on July 19, 2015.

Casper Van Dien (Sleepy Hollow; PythonThe Pact) and his real-life partner Catherine Oxenberg (The Lair of the White Worm), Akari Endo (Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda), Sarodj Bertin, Gökdeniz Özcetin, Yasser Michelén, Mario Ceara, Olga Valdez. Iggy Pop has a fleeting cameo role…

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Santo Domingo: When a mad German scientist (Catherine Oxenberg) mixes the genes of a killer whale and a wolf with an ex-baseball star, it creates the Whalewolf, and it’s up to Sharktopus to stop it, via voodoo…

Reviews:

Sharktopus vs Whalewolf is just as stupid a premise as any other SyFy flick, and the filmmakers embrace this, turning it into one of the funnier films. And yes, it’s meant to be funny. The effects are slightly more polished in the CGI department, but it’s still CGI and the Whalewolf looks more like a monster puppy than a man eater, but that’s part of the charm.” Thomas Clement, IMDb

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“This is the third film in the Sharktopus series and it’s certainly the best. I think what makes this one work is that the film gives a lot of effort in trying to be funny and campy. The first two films in the series as well as many of these SyFy movies seem to think that if you purposely make a movie bad then it’s going to be entertaining. That’s not the case and that’s why so many of them fail. This one here is obviously silly and over- the-top but the film doesn’t play it dumb and instead comes up with a few clever jokes that actually work.” Michael Elliott, IMDb

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“Generally, Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf is the best-looking of the three … The score is the quirkiest, the most suspenseful and fitting of the series, while the movie clearly knows what it wants to be (which is campy fun) and doesn’t overdo it to the point of being dull and who it’s aiming at (which I didn’t get so much with the previous two) and there are some clever jokes in the script.” TheLittleSongingBird

Choice dialogue:

Inspector Nita Morales: “Aah, this place stinks! Not even a monster would in here!”

Filming locations:

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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