5 HEADED SHARK ATTACK (2017) Reviews and overview


‘You can’t survive the five!’

5 Headed Shark Attack – aka 5-Headed Shark Attack – is a 2017 American action horror film directed by Nico De Leon from a screenplay by Stephen Meier, Daniel Lawlor and Sean P. Hale. The Global Asylum production stars Chris BrunoNikki Howard and Lindsay Sawyer.

A beautiful island is home to thousands of species of aquatic life. Now there is a new species: the 5-Headed Shark is all heads and teeth. Shaped like a demented starfish, this monster terrorizes the open ocean before invading the beaches of Puerto Rico, endangering the once peaceful island paradise…

The Asylum production made its TV premiere on the Syfy Channel on July 30, 2017. A DVD and VOD release will follow on September 5, 2017.


“A fairly painless watch, but also fairly pointless, as it really doesn’t bring much fun, excitement, nor schlock value to the table, opting instead for an almost plot-less array of recycled shark movie cliches, lethargic characterizations, uninspired kills, a shockingly low body count (way too many extraneous characters still alive at the end), and an ending that sets the stage of an over-the-top visual only to cheat the audience by keeping that action almost exclusively off-camera.” Foywonder, Dread Central

“One of the better elements found here is the usual motif of the series of letting this one play around so gleefully with the absurdity of the premise. This one really takes great length to utilize the fact that the creatures’ sheer implausibility to exist provides this one with plenty of outstanding action scenes that bring about the multiple heads into play.” Don Anelli, Letterboxd

“Marginally better than 2-Headed Shark Attack and 3-Headed Shark Attack. The CGI remains pretty decent for one of these type of movies, and the cast isn’t terrible. Chris Bruno (you may remember him from The Dead Zone TV show) actually seems to be having a bit of fun with the role. I will admit that I enjoy that the fifth head is located on the sharks ass.” Dan D., Letterboxd

“Asylum films, like this one, are always wonderfully meta. All of the characters in 5 Headed Shark Attack appear to be aware that they’re characters in a B-movie and they all accept their assigned roles and fate with proper enthusiasm. It’s pure entertainment and, as a result, a lot of fun to watch. It’s movie that encourages you to worry about nothing more than having a good time and maybe a few laughs.” Lisa Marie Bowman, Through the Shattered Lens

Main cast:

Chris Bruno (Jack the Reaper; The Dead Zone TV series)Nikki Howard (House of DarknessCelebrity Ghost Stories)Lindsay Sawyer (short: Party Slashers), Jeffrey Holsman, Chris Costanzo, Amaanda Méndez, Ian Daryk, Jorge Navarro, Lorna Hernandez, Michelle Cortés, Nicholas Nene, Radamés Medina, Stephanie Cruz, Yinoelle Colón, Camille Ortiz

Choice dialogue:

“Gimme a break! Great whites don’t just kill people on boats? What’s next, they fly through tornadoes!?”

Filming locations:

Puerto Rico

Fun Facts:

The opening titles say 5 Headed Shark Attack whilst the closing titles, more accurately say 5-Headed Shark Attack

IMDb | Source: Teaser-Trailer.com

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