DINOSHARK (2010) Reviews and overview



Dinoshark is a 2010 American horror feature film directed by Kevin O’Neill (Sharktopus vs. WhalewolfSharktopus vs. Pteracuda; Dinocroc) from a screenplay written by Frances Doel and Guy Prevost, with additional dialogue by Porter Fox; it was produced by Roger Corman and Julie Corman.

The movie stars Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw MassacreBackcountry; Little Dead Rotting Hood), Iva Hasperger and Aaron Diaz.



A baby dinoshark swims away from a chunk of Arctic glacier that has broken away as a result of global warming.


Three years later, the dinoshark is a ferocious predatory adult and kills tourists and locals offshore from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Trace is first to notice the Dinoshark and witnesses his friend get eaten but has trouble convincing people that a creature of such antiquity is still alive and eating people…


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Reviews [click links to read more]:

” …poor acting with some ridiculous, over-the-top accents, cheap special effects, a threadbare plot that barely makes sense, gratuitous tourist-munching, an imitation of the Jaws theme music, and low budget, made-for-TV production values. And that’s just barely plunging below the surface.” Oh, the Horror!

” …the gore is decent.  We get a severed leg, a decapitated head, and an impressive half-eaten corpse.  On the downside, too many of the attack scenes revolve around Dinoshark pulling it’s victims offscreen and covering the camera lens in CGI blood while shitty Jaws rip-off music plays.” The Video Vacuum


“Sadly, Dinoshark isn’t really headline-grabbingly ludicrous enough, lacking the same kind of dynamic random oddness, and being weighed down somewhat by a creature which at the end of the day is simply a vaguely armoured shark with a penchant for jumping out of the water in unconvincing fashion.” Beyond Hollywood

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“While the CGI was admittedly crappy the FX team did spend some time crafting the dinoshark head which would pop out of the water on occasion and chomp down on something which did look pretty cool, even if it too got used over and over and over again.” Film Critics United

“It’s a shame that the best thing about Dinoshark is the title. It’s not well-made enough to be surprisingly adept and it’s not cheesy enough to be a guilty pleasure. It’s just badly made from start to finish and really not worth bothering with.” That Was a Bit Mental


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“The script is horrid, especially during the forced scenes of what little scientific mumbo jumbo there is. Eric Balfour is the token name on show here but there’s so little to talk about with his character because he gives so little away. Iva Hasperger looks great […] but as far as a character goes, she’s rather pointless…” Popcorn Pictures

Cast and characters:

  • Eric Balfour … Trace McGraw
  • Iva Hasperger … Carol Brubaker
  • Aarón Díaz … Luis
  • Dan Golden … Mike
  • Humberto Busto … Calderon
  • Guillermo Iván … Victor (as Guillermo Ivan Mora)
  • Roger Corman … Doctor Frank Reeves
  • Christina Nicole … Rita Valdez
  • Richard Miller … Steve Loggins
  • Liv Boughn … Lois
  • Robert Roessel … Doctor Simon Otis (as Robbie Roessel)
  • Gary J. Tunnicliffe … Jeremy Long (as Gary Tunnicliffe)
  • Erika Zinser … Janelle
  • Cindy Mazer … Elsa
  • Sara Kova … Jade
  • Benjamin Woodlock … Tom
  • Jack Everest Hite … Eddie (as Jack Hite)
  • David Ford Hite … Eddie’s father (as David Hite)
  • Anna Marie Laurita … Eddie’s mother (as Anna Laurita)
  • Mike Lawrence … MSAR Officer #1
  • Christian Gomez … MSAR Officer #2
  • Victor Cruz … Pedro
  • Blythe Metz … TV Newscaster
  • Alex Andriadis … Young Captain
  • Michelle Klyne … Volleyball Woman #1
  • Katharine Wilhelm … Volleyball Woman #2
  • Brian Covarrubias Hernandez … Lifeguard #1
  • Jake Bader … Lifeguard #2
  • Morgan Adams … Secretary
  • Sydney Kristine Spear … Emilia
  • David Wulff … Jet Skier
  • Estampas de Mexico … Ballet Folklorico

Filming locations:

  • Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Paradise Cove – Malibu, California

Technical details:

  • 92 minutes
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85: 1
  • Stereo