‘Take a bite out of summer’
Ozark Sharks is a 2016 American action horror feature film directed by Misty Talley (Zombie Shark aka Shark Island; editor of Ghost Shark and Arachnoquake) from a screenplay by Marcy Holland and Greg Mitchell (SnakeHead Swamp) for Fable House Films. It was previously known as Ozark Shark and Summer Shark Attack.
The movie stars Laura Cayouette (Flight of the Living Dead; Pulse 2 and 3), Dave Davis (Ghost Shark; SnakeHead Swamp), Allisyn Ashley Arm (Little Reaper), Michael Papajohn, Ashton Leigh, Thomas Francis Murphy, Terence Rosemore, Ross Britz.
A survivalist helps a family survive when freshwater sharks attack.
“What Ozark Sharks has going for it, though, is humor and a game cast. Healthy doses of both. The nice interplay between the cast playing the family is established early on with some scenes at their home before the trip, and it was nice that we didn’t get the usual “bickering while on the road trip” stuff we often get in the horror films when people who don’t actually like each other at all are forced to spend time together.” Rik Tod Johnson, The Shark Film Office
“For the record, of course, Ozark Sharks was actually filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. But no matter! Regardless of where it was actually filmed, Ozark Sharks gets Arkansas right. It captures the atmosphere, the accents, and the attitudes of the Ozarks and then it throws in a nice little spin by adding sharks … As opposed to the rather dark Zombie Shark, Ozark Sharks is a rather light-hearted film.” Lisa Marie Bowman, Through the Shattered Lens
“They do also play nicely with the Deep Blue Sea trope, in which a character gives a rousing speech only to be interrupted by being eaten … That, and a “I need a hand” joke that appealed enormously to the 11-year-old in us, were the high moments of what was otherwise significantly more irritating than amusing. Lazy and uninventive, the imagination on view here appears to begin and end at the title.” Jim McLennan, Film Blitz
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Ozark Sharks premiered on July 28, 2016, as part of the SyFy channel’s ‘Sharknado Week’.